Helmets

  • Helmet review: Shark RSR2 Carbon

    26 November 2010 by Adam Child

    Helmet review: Shark RSR2 Carbon

    Shark RSR2 Carbon, £449.99 Miles covered: 20,000+/two years What’s good? I’ve worn these every time I’ve been on track over the last few years. Sadly, I fear I may have written it off during my...

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  • Helmet review: Arai Viper GT

    26 November 2010 by Andy Downes

    Helmet review: Arai Viper GT

    Arai Viper GT helmet, from £239 on www.mcnshop.com Miles covered/time: 40,000/three years What’s good? This is the lid I use every day but it’s about to be replaced because it has seen so many...

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  • Kit review: Tucano Urbano helmet bag

    06 October 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Kit review: Tucano Urbano helmet bag

    Tucano Urbano helmet bag, £24.90 Time owned: Four months What’s good? Tucano Urbano does a good line in innovative solutions to the every day impracticalities of motorcycling and this helmet bag is...

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  • Helmet review: Shoei Qwest helmet

    22 September 2010 by Simon Brown

    Helmet review: Shoei Qwest helmet

    Shoei Qwest helmet, £339.99 Miles covered/time: 1500/two months What’s good? Ignoring the name – which sounds like it ought to belong to a low-graphics dungeons and dragons game for the Sinclair...

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  • Helmet review: Arai RX-7 GP Spencer replica

    17 September 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Helmet review: Arai RX-7 GP Spencer replica

    Arai RX-7 GP Spencer replica, £579.99 Miles covered/time: Three months/2000 miles What’s good? This was a treasured helmet. Freddie designed the original himself, and Arai’s latest homage adds only...

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  • Helmet review: Shark RSR2 carbon

    10 September 2010 by Simon Relph

    Helmet review: Shark RSR2 carbon

    Shark RSR2 carbon, £449.99 Miles covered/time: 2800/11 months What’s good? I tend to wear this on a daily basis as my commuter helmet, it’s very smart looking with its carbon/kevlar finish on the...

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  • Helmet review: AGV S4

    10 August 2010 by Dan Aspel

    Helmet review: AGV S4

    AGV S4 Helmet, £129.99 Miles covered/time: 7000/nine months What’s good? Pretty much everything. It’s lightweight, well ventilated and the design is absolutely eye-grabbing. The lining is supportive,...

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  • HJC IS-15

    22 July 2010 by angieweena

    I can honestly say this is the worst helmet I have ever had. Within 3 months of buying this helmet the chin-bar vent broke and wouldn't close. It is incredibly noisy (ride without earplugs at your peril), the inner visor is far too lightly tinted to be properly useful. Most worryingly when you ride in heavy rain you get rain on the INSIDE of the visor - very dangerous in the dark when you get...

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  • Arai Tour X3 review

    14 July 2010 by chris wilson

    I purchased an Arai Tour X3 last year to go with my Yamaha XT660Z Tenere. I was sligtly concerned about the wind catching the peak at high speeds, so I did my research and read many reviews before buying. All seemed to rate the lid high. Although the helmet is top quality and very comfy, I'm very dissapointed with it. It catches the wind and starts to shake my head at anything above...

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  • Kit review: Arai Tour-X

    07 July 2010 by Michael Neeves

    Kit review: Arai Tour-X

    Arai Tour-X, £354.99 (plain white) Miles covered/time: 1500/two months What's good? I've worn this when testing adventure bikes and supermotos and if you remove the visor you can wear it with goggles...

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  • Kit review: AGV T2

    17 June 2010 by Liam Marsden

    Kit review: AGV T2

    AGV T2, £269.99 (on www.mcnshop.com) Miles covered/time: 2000/two months What’s good? After trying several different makes of helmet to find the right fit for me I went for an AGV on the...

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  • Kit review: Arai RX-7 GP Hiroshi Aoyama replica

    09 June 2010 by Chris Newbigging

    Kit review: Arai RX-7 GP Hiroshi Aoyama replica

    Arai RX-7 GP Hiroshi Aoyama replica, £589.99 Miles covered/time: 5000 miles/seven race weekends/one year What’s good? The fit. No matter what anyone says, some helmets will only suit some head shapes.

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  • Goggle review: Aviator Retro Pilot T2

    03 June 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Goggle review: Aviator Retro Pilot T2

    Aviator Retro Pilot T2 goggles, £95 (dark lenses extra £25) Miles covered/time: 900/two months   What’s good? They look fantastic, especially with the optional dark lenses fitted. Provided...

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  • Helmet review: Davida Jet helmet

    03 June 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Helmet review: Davida Jet helmet

    Davida Jet helmet, £235  Miles covered/time: 900/two months What’s good? Off-white is the new black. I have never seen, let alone owned, a helmet that looked quite this cool straight out of the...

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  • Helmet review: Shoei Hornet DS

    18 May 2010 by Ian Jubb

    Helmet review: Shoei Hornet DS

    Shoei Hornet DS, £370 Miles covered/time: 4000/two months What’s good? Finally I’ve found a helmet that doesn’t leave me with a painful pressure sore on my forehead. Save £££s on motorcycle...

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  • Kit review - HJC HQ-1 Spies

    11 May 2010 by Chris Newbigging & Carl Newbigging

    Kit review - HJC HQ-1 Spies

    HJC HQ-1 Spies £284.99 Miles covered/time: Two years/countless races What’s good? Crash protection with this HQ-1 has been proved – I lent it to my younger brother to use for racing, rather than the...

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  • Helmet review: AGV GP-Tech

    28 April 2010 by Marc Potter

    Helmet review: AGV GP-Tech

    AGV GP-Tech, £479.99 Miles covered/time: 2000/one year What’s good? The helmet that Rossi built is one of the most luxurious and lightest lids on the market and wearing it makes me feel like I’m...

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  • Product review: Pinlock visor inserts

    10 March 2010 by Mark Holmes

    Product review: Pinlock visor inserts

    Pinlock visor inserts, £18.99 Miles covered/time: 8000/two years What’s good: My Arai Viper GT suffered from terrible misting up in cold and wet conditions until I discovered these little beauties,...

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  • BMW system 6 helmet

    28 February 2010 by Tony Pammen

    I bought the BMW system 6 helmet just over a week ago as I commute to work just over a 140 miles per day And due to "global warming" it hasn't stopped raining since buying this lid! Didn't start too well, bought it Saturday and took it back Monday because the visor was leaking top centre with an annoying drip like chinese torture. Anyway BMW dealer Coopers of Tunbridge Wells...

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  • Product review: Shark Yellow Visor

    10 February 2010 by Adam Child

    Product review: Shark Yellow Visor

    Shark Yellow Visor £49.99 Miles covered: 3000 What is good? I’ve seen loads of people wearing yellow visors, especially on the continent but thought they were more of a gimmick, but I was wrong. The...

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  • Helmet review: AGV GP-Tech

    02 February 2010 by Steve Farrell

    Helmet review: AGV GP-Tech

    AGV GP-Tech helmet, £449.99 Miles covered/time: 3000/six months What’s good? Awesome styling. I love those black flashes on the side which look like extensions of the visor, especially when a black...

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  • Prescription goggles

    30 January 2010 by Stephen Martin

    Prescription goggles

    Not a helmet review but prescription goggles. As a spectacle wearer I find an open face helmet a pain - anything over 40mph and the wind comes rushing aroud my glasses giving me watery, blurred...

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  • Helmet review: Box JX-2 open face

    27 January 2010 by Samuel Pinney

    Helmet review: Box JX-2 open face

    Box JX-2 open face helmet - £39.99 (in the MCN Shop) Miles covered/time: 100 (off-road) /one month What’s good? It’s a retro looking helmet, but made to modern standards. So you can look the part and...

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  • Helmet review: Shoei X-Spirit II

    27 January 2010 by Marc Abbott

    Helmet review: Shoei X-Spirit II

    Shoei X-Spirit II, £480 Miles covered/time: Five months/2500 miles What’s good? The new version of Shoei’s flagship model is thankfully just as comfortable as the previous model, and that the vents...

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  • Helmet review: Les Ateliers Ruby Belvedere

    12 January 2010 by Ped Baker

    Helmet review: Les Ateliers Ruby Belvedere

    Les Ateliers Ruby Belvedere helmet, £607 Miles covered/time: 1000/six months What's good: The Les Ateliers Ruby Belvedere helmet is without doubt, the most luxurious piece of motorcycling equipment...

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  • Helmet review: Arai VX Pro

    07 January 2010 by Gareth Ashman

    Helmet review: Arai VX Pro

    Arai VX Pro Helmet (now replaced with the VX Pro 3 – prices from £349.99 in plain colours) Miles covered/time: 4000 off road/ over four years What’s good? Like most Arai helmets I have found this VX...

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  • Helmet review: Shark RSR2 Carbon

    23 December 2009 by Samuel Pinney

    Helmet review: Shark RSR2 Carbon

    Shark RSR2 Carbon Helmet, £439.99 (£291.99 in the MCN Shop) Miles covered/time: 2000/two months What’s good? I crashed and I’m not any more stupid than I was before. I’m not any uglier either. Win. As...

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  • Kit review: Scorpion Exo 1000

    09 December 2009 by Laura Kennerley

    Kit review: Scorpion Exo 1000

    Scorpion Exo 1000, £265 (plain black is £259) Tester: Laura Kennerley Miles covered/time: 1500 miles/one month What's good? The everclear anti-fog visor didn't steam up once, not even in the most...

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  • Shoei X-Spirit II: first impressions

    02 December 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Shoei X-Spirit II: first impressions

    I've been riding in the successor to Shoei's legendary X-Spirit for a few months now. Save cash on motorcycle helmets The last 1000 miles have taught me that it's just as comfortable as the previous...

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  • Shoei Raid II review

    27 November 2009 by dave davis

    I've owned my Shoei Raid II helmet now for a little over 2 years. I bought the helmet after reading the Ride magazine helmet review. It was the only independent review at the time and featured a varied range of helmets available to UK riders. The Raid II scored very highly in the impact and abrasion tests and earned a "Ride recommended triangle" as a best buy, if my memory serves me correct. In...

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  • Helmet review: X-Lite X802

    04 November 2009 by Rob Hull

    Helmet review: X-Lite X802

    X-Lite X802 Replica £449.99 Miles covered/time: 5000/four months What’s good? I decided to give X-Lite a chance again after owning an X801RR a couple of years ago. Save £££s on motorcycle helmets It...

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  • Helmet review: Shoei X-Spirit

    01 November 2009 by Marc Abbott

    Helmet review: Shoei X-Spirit

    Shoei X-Spirit, £530 (from £299.99 on MCN shop) Tester: Marc Abbott Miles covered/time: 3000 miles/four months Browse helmets for sale in the MCN Shop What's good? The lining is plush as they come...

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  • Shoei Multitec helmet review

    22 October 2009 by Mykel Nicolaou

    Shoei Multitec helmet review

    I swear by my Shoei Multitec flip-front lid (from £333 at www.mcnshop.com) which I use for my on board camera action. Those photographs you see in the paper that are taken over the rider's shoulder to...

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  • Helmet review: Arai Chaser

    17 October 2009 by Guy Procter

    Helmet review: Arai Chaser

    Arai Chaser from £249 on MCN shop Miles covered/time: 5,024/8 months What's good? It somehow actually fits my head (long on forehead, bulgy at the back... ooh, don't I sound attractive). I've put up...

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