Helmets

  • Product Review: Shark Vancore

    29 October 2014 by Steve Hunt

    Product Review: Shark Vancore

    Shark Vancore £229.99 Time tested:  1900 miles/eight months What’s good? Last year Shark released their ‘Raw’ helmet and MCN’s social media channels blew up with both adulation and derision in...

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  • Product Review: Shoei Neotec Helmet

    15 October 2014 by Al Silcox

    Product Review: Shoei Neotec Helmet

    Shoei Neotec, £469.99 Time tested: Six weeks/3000 miles What's good? I’ve always thought flip-front lids were a bit naff and should be preserved for couriers and police riders, but having bitten the...

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  • Product Review: AGV Share Easy

    01 October 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: AGV Share Easy

    AGV Share Easy, £129.99 Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? It’s a slimline intercom that integrates neatly into five different AGV helmet models without excess wires or bulky additions...

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  • Product Review: Lazer Monaco Window Pure Carbon

    17 September 2014 by Simon Relph

    Lazer Monaco Window Pure Carbon, £396.85 Time tested:  2800 miles/five months What’s good? This is a very high spec helmet including some great innovations that I had never tried before. The main part of the helmet is made from carbon-fibre and Lazer claim it’s the lightest flipfront currently on the market. But I think the most impressive part of this helmet is the Lumino photochromic visor...

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  • Product Review: Bike HUD

    03 September 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: Bike HUD

    Bike HUD, £397 (currently £297) Time tested: Two months/1500 miles What’s good? Despite the doubtful comments from most who’ve seen it, it works. This is a small screen that sits just in front of the...

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  • Product Review: Shark Speed R Carbon Skin

    27 August 2014 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Shark Speed R Carbon Skin

    Shark Speed R Carbon Skin, £330 Time tested: Four months/ 2500miles What’s good? This carbon-shelled helmet is noticeably lighter than the standard fiberglass-shelled Speed R and the benefit is worth...

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  • Product Review: Shoei NXR helmet

    20 August 2014 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Shoei NXR helmet

    Shoei NXR helmet £389.99-£489.99 Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? This all-new sports-road helmet from Shoei has seriously impressed me. I’ve been wearing Shoei racing helmets, both on...

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  • Product Review: Arai RX-7R, £599.99 helmet plus £500 paintjob

    30 July 2014 by Adam Child

    Arai RX-7R, £599.99 helmet plus £500 paintjob Time tested: North West 200 and TT fortnight What’s good? It’s the obvious choice at the TT, not just because the RX-7R is an excellent helmet but the back-up service at the TT from Arai is invaluable. After each session, including practice week, my Arai gets a full service, clean and check over. This service is free for anyone who is racing at the TT...

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  • Product Review: Bell RT helmet

    23 July 2014 by Andy Downes

    Product Review: Bell RT helmet

    Bell RT helmet, £175 Time tested: 10 months/1000 miles What’s good? This is the first time I have ever tried an open-face helmet and it has taken some getting used to. I got hold of it for the launch...

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  • Product Review: AGV K3-SV helmet

    16 July 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: AGV K3-SV helmet

    AGV K3-SV helmet, £149.99-£179.99 Time tested: Three months/2000 miles What’s good? The combination of aggressive, sporty looks and a reasonable price will make this helmet attractive to a lot of...

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  • Product Review: Caberg TourMax Sonic Helmet

    09 July 2014 by Liam Marsden

    Product Review: Caberg TourMax Sonic Helmet

    Caberg TourMax Sonic Helmet, £214.99 Time Tested: Two months/800 miles What's good? Before I started using this helmet, I thought flip down sun visors were stupid. Now I realise they're practical (but...

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  • Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro helmet

    28 May 2014 by Andy Davidson

    Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro helmet

    Schuberth C3 Pro helmet, £499.99-£599.99 Time tested: 10 weeks/ 6400 miles What’s good? I love modular lids. They make so much sense, especially when touring and travelling, as pulling up in the...

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  • Product Review: Shoei X-Spirit II

    07 May 2014 by Emma Franklin

    Product Review: Shoei X-Spirit II

    Shoei X-Spirit II, £524.99-£639.99 Time tested: Three years What’s good? I believe the Shoei X-Spirit II saved me from a serious head injury. After a mechanical failure caused my front wheel to...

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  • Product Review: AGV GT Veloce helmet

    23 April 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: AGV GT Veloce helmet

    AGV GT Veloce helmet, £349.99 Time tested: Eight months/2000 miles/one big crash What’s good? I’m sat here writing this, with no apparent sign of a head injury, five days after throwing myself...

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  • Product Review: MT Le-Mans helmet

    16 April 2014 by Steve Hunt

    Product Review: MT Le-Mans helmet

    MT Le-Mans helmet, £54.99 Time tested: Six months/ 400 miles What’s good? This is a quality open-face lid for a pretty amazing price from Spanish firm MT. The excellent, faux-leather lining is...

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  • Product Review: HJC RPHA10+ Carbon helmet

    09 April 2014 by Steve Hunt

    Product Review: HJC RPHA10+ Carbon helmet

    HJC RPHA10+ Carbon helmet, £399.99 Time tested: Six months/2000 miles What’s good? HJC’s top-of-the-range sports helmet boasts a carbon-fibre shell, keeping it light, and it’s the most comfortable...

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  • Product Review: Shark Race-R Pro Carbon

    25 March 2014 by Richard Newland

    Product Review: Shark Race-R Pro Carbon

    Shark Race-R Pro Carbon, £499.99 Time tested: Three months / 3,500 miles What’s good? I’m not known for swapping helmet brands on a regular basis, but after nearly 20 years exclusively wearing one...

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  • Product Review: Shark Raw Helmet

    11 March 2014 by Simon Relph

    Product Review: Shark Raw Helmet

    Shark Raw Helmet Price: £189.99-£229.99 Miles covered/time: Over 1300 miles/seven months What’s good? The first time I saw the Shark Raw I really liked the fact it was a well thought-out and...

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  • Helmet review: Shark Vision R GT

    04 March 2014 by Steve Hunt

    Helmet review: Shark Vision R GT

    Shark Vision-R GT Carbon Inko (£379.99) Tester: Steve Hunt Time tested: 3500 miles/12 months What’s good? The Vision-R offers the widest and most panoramic view through the visor of any helmet I’ve...

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  • Product Review: MT Revenge Evo helmet

    28 January 2014 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: MT Revenge Evo helmet

    MT Revenge Evo helmet, £79.99 Time tested: 1200 miles/three months What’s good? If you don’t have oodles of cash to spend, this lid delivers reasonable comfort and spec for £80. And it scores a...

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  • Product Review: AGV GT Veloce Aspide helmet

    09 December 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Product Review: AGV GT Veloce Aspide helmet

    AGV GT Veloce Aspide helmet, £399.99 Time tested: Four months/1500 miles What’s good? The aerodynamics and adjustable fit are excellent when worn on a naked bike, which fits with the claims made that...

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  • Helmet Review: Shoei GT Air Helmet

    07 October 2013 by Alison Silcox

    Helmet Review: Shoei GT Air Helmet

    Shoei GT Air Helmet, £469.99 Time tested: 1500 miles/Three months What’s good? The comfort was great at first, with a snug but comfortable fit for rides to and from work. It’s quiet with earplugs in...

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  • Helmet Review: Davida Jet TT helmet

    30 September 2013 by Andy Calton

    Helmet Review: Davida Jet TT helmet

    Davida Jet TT helmet, £265 Time Tested: Three months, 2000 miles What’s good? The Davida looks good and performs well. I wanted an open-face lid for riding a Harley along 1000 miles of Route 66...

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  • Helmet Review: HJC IS-17 helmet

    23 September 2013 by Simon Patterson

    Helmet Review: HJC IS-17 helmet

    HJC IS-17 helmet, £139.99 Time tested: Five months/1400 miles What’s good? For a relatively budget-priced helmet, I’ve been really impressed with this HJC. It has an integral sun visor, comes with a...

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  • Helmet Review: Shark Speed R

    16 September 2013 by Andy Calton

    Helmet Review: Shark Speed R

    Shark Speed R, £289.99 Time tested: One year/3000 miles What's good? I loved the look of the Shark Speed R from the moment I first saw it online… and knew I had to have one. I love the simple design...

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  • Shoei GT-Air

    11 September 2013 by MartyFarty45

    This is in response to the write up in 09/11/13 MCN of the Shoei GT-Air. I have the exact same lid as featured. Although this is a good review, regardless of the after issues. I believe this article doesn't do the lid justice. I've always spent around £350/£400 on lids and this is by far the best. My friends and I went for a 160 mile ride around Devon and Cornwall over August bank holiday weekend.

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  • Helmet Review: Shark Race-R Pro Stinger

    26 August 2013 by Ian Jubb

    Helmet Review: Shark Race-R Pro Stinger

    Shark Race-R Pro Stinger, £449 Time tested: 12,000 miles What’s good? A helmet is one of the most important investments when it comes to my enjoyment of riding bikes. I need peace of mind that the...

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  • Helmet Review: Arai Tour-X3 helmet

    19 July 2013 by Steve Farrell

    Helmet Review: Arai Tour-X3 helmet

    Arai Tour-X3 helmet, £349.99 (superseded by Tour-X4, £439.99) Time tested: 10,000 miles/two years What’s good? It's one helmet for everything. There's a detachable peak for off-roading, which fits...

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  • Helmet Review: HJC RPHA10+ helmet

    15 July 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Helmet Review: HJC RPHA10+ helmet

    HJC RPHA10+ helmet, £429.99 Time used: Two months/ 1500 miles What’s good? The comfort is superb, giving a reassuringly close fit without causing any pressure points and keeping neck strain at bay...

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  • Helmet Review: Schuberth SR1 crash helmet

    11 July 2013 by Tim Thompson

    Helmet Review: Schuberth SR1 crash helmet

    Schuberth SR1 crash helmet, £529.00 (plain), £599.99 to £649.99 (colours) Time tested: 1500 miles/five weeks What's good? Day one was horrible. Ten miles and a stabbing headache behind my ears...

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  • Helmet Review: Shark Race-R Pro helmet

    17 June 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Helmet Review: Shark Race-R Pro helmet

    Shark Race-R Pro helmet, £479.99 Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: 1000 miles/six months What’s good? Protection levels are high, with a five-star rating in the Government’s Sharp tests backed by the...

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  • Helmet Review: Shark S700S helmet

    10 June 2013 by Steve Hunt

    Helmet Review: Shark S700S helmet

    Shark S700S helmet £159.99 Tester: Steve Hunt Time tested: 3500 miles/seven months What’s good? The last year has been my first as a motorcyclist and the S700S has proved a great all-round helmet that...

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  • Video: HJC RPHA 10+ Lorenzo replica review

    20 May 2013 by MCN

    Video: HJC RPHA 10+ Lorenzo replica review

    MCN consumer editor Tony Hoare has been testing the new HJC RPHA 10+ helmet over the past few weeks, covering over 1500 miles in the process. The helmet, as used by Jorge Lorenzo and Ben Spies, is...

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  • Helmet Review: HJC RPHA Max flip-front helmet

    20 May 2013 by Tony Hoare

    Helmet Review: HJC RPHA Max flip-front helmet

    HJC RPHA Max flip-front helmet, £359.99 Tester: Tony Hoare Miles/time: 1800 miles/one month What’s good? I’ve shied away from flip-up lids because I don’t like the image, but the RPHA Max soothed...

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  • Helmet review: Arai TourX3

    02 May 2013 by Richard Newland

    Helmet review: Arai TourX3

    Arai Tour-X3 (now the X4) Time tested: 7500/30 months What’s good: Made famous by the Ewan and Charley show – but don’t let that put you off – the Tour-X3 is a real cross-over helmet, treading the...

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