Helmets

Get yourself connected: Best Bluetooth motorcycle helmets

Get yourself connected: Best Bluetooth motorcycle helmets

While some riders despise the concept of being connected to the outside world, Bluetooth motorcycle helmets are the perfect solution for those who do. Whether it’s to hear sat-nav instructions, listen...

Mist opportunity | Best anti-fog products for your motorcycle helmet visor

Mist opportunity | Best anti-fog products for your motorcycle helmet visor

Riding in wet conditions or exerting yourself at slow speed off-road can lead to your motorbike helmet‘s visor or goggles steaming up – which is where anti-fog products come into play. Arguably the...

Hit the dirt: Best enduro helmets as picked by MCN

Hit the dirt: Best enduro helmets as picked by MCN

If you’re an off-roader, then the chances are that somewhere along the line, you’ll decide you want a proper off-road enduro helmet. That’s not to say that adventure-style helmets are not for you –...

Helmet review: Shoei GT-Air II tried and tested

Helmet review: Shoei GT-Air II tried and tested

The Shoei GT-Air 2 motorcycle helmet replaced the original GT Air and has been around since in 2019. In that time, it’s received plaudits from customers and awarded a Ride magazine ‘Best Buy’ green...

Off the beaten track: Best adventure bike helmets as chosen by MCN

Off the beaten track: Best adventure bike helmets as chosen by MCN

Adventure bike helmets are usually full face and come with a visor but also feature a peak like an off-road helmet. They also usually feature lots of venting to keep you cool when Adventure bike...

Helmet review: Nishua NFX-3 Carbon tried and tested

Helmet review: Nishua NFX-3 Carbon tried and tested

The Nishua NFX 3 Carbon flip-front carbon helmet is a bit of an odd-looking beast, it has to be said. But below that slightly unconventional exterior lies a comfortable and very useful helmet that is...

Helmet review: Nolan N70-2 X tried and tested

Helmet review: Nolan N70-2 X tried and tested

Adventure helmets, like the Nolan N70-2 X are a bit of an odd beast and have several seemingly mutually exclusive requirements. They are intended for bikes that can be used on-road as well as off so...

Summer breeze: Best open-face motorcycle helmets

Summer breeze: Best open-face motorcycle helmets

We’ve all seen plenty of movies and TV shows – most notably from across the Pond – where bikers wear open-face motorcycle helmets and are bathed in glorious warm sunlight as they ride care-free along...

Helmet review: Klim Krios Pro tried and tested

Helmet review: Klim Krios Pro tried and tested

The top of line Klim Krios Pro adventure helmet takes a revolutionary approach to protection, employing several cutting edge features to set it apart from the competition. Top of the list is the use...

City slickers: Best jet motorcycle helmets

City slickers: Best jet motorcycle helmets

Jet motorcycle helmets are the best helmets to feel the freedom you get from an open face without sacrificing all the safety. For many, the feeling of wearing an open-face motorcycle helmet and the...

Next-gen safety: Best kids’ motorbike helmets

Next-gen safety: Best kids’ motorbike helmets

A kids’ motorbike helmet should be the very first thing on your mind before you let your little one loose on a motorbike for the first time. Most parents would put their children’s safety and...

Peewee adventures: Best kids dirtbike helmets

Peewee adventures: Best kids dirtbike helmets

When kids make their start in motorcycling it’s likely to be off-road somewhere, so of all the helmet options a kids dirtbike helmet would be ideal. There are a variety of reasons for this, not least...

Helmet review: Shark Evo GT tried and tested

Helmet review: Shark Evo GT tried and tested

They aren’t for everyone, but there’s no denying that flip-front helmets, like the Shark Evo GT, add a degree of convenience that you simply don’t get with either a full-face or an...

Helmet review: Shark Spartan Carbon tried and tested

Helmet review: Shark Spartan Carbon tried and tested

The Shark Spartan Carbon is a comfortable, light and protective helmet and is my go-to sports helmet. For some, a helmet is a distress purchase; it’s the only part of motorcycle kit that is a legal...

Helmet review: Caberg Tourmax tried and tested

Helmet review: Caberg Tourmax tried and tested

The Caberg Tourmax is a mixture of many things; it is a peaked, dual-homologated flip-front touring helmet that would arguably look as at home on a dusty desert trail as it would on the daily...

Helmet review: Arai RX-7V Evo tried and tested

Helmet review: Arai RX-7V Evo tried and tested

This updated version of the flagship Arai RX-7V Evo motorcycle helmet, is now certified to the more stringent ECE 22.06 safety standard. It’s Arai’s second lid to be tested to the new tougher...

Helmet review: Agrius Rage SV tried and tested

Helmet review: Agrius Rage SV tried and tested

There is a well-known adage that you get what you pay for. Generally, this is true and suggests that the more you pay for something, the better quality it will be and conversely, if something is...

MCN picks the best flip-front motorcycle helmets

MCN picks the best flip-front motorcycle helmets

Many people swear by a flip-front motorcycle helmet and once you’ve tried one, it easy to see why. They offer excellent versatility as well as (potentially) comfort and protection and can make...

Ready to race: Best sportsbike helmets as chosen by MCN

Ready to race: Best sportsbike helmets as chosen by MCN

A sportsbike helmet may well be used on track – either for track days or even racing — so it will likely be light and have some form of aerodynamic stability, as well as vents to keep the rider’s head...

Helmet review: HJC RPHA 11 tried and tested

Helmet review: HJC RPHA 11 tried and tested

The HJC RPHA 11 is the range topping sports motorcycle helmet from the brand that comes in a dizzying array of designs, from race inspired graphics to Marvel movie tie-ins. Certified to ECE 22.05,...

Goggle search: Best motocross and dirtbike googles

Goggle search: Best motocross and dirtbike googles

A pair of motocross goggles is essential to maintain vision and protect the rider’s eyes when wearing certain types of helmet. Goggles are preferred to visors here as they allow that airflow to keep...

Liven up your lid: How to refresh your motorcycle helmet

Liven up your lid: How to refresh your motorcycle helmet

Helmet cleaning is one of those jobs that many of us put off for as long as possible. Aside from wiping the bugs of your visor in summer, the task tends to drop down the to-do list for months (or...

Repellent review: Ipone Visor Rainoff tried and tested

Repellent review: Ipone Visor Rainoff tried and tested

Ipone Visor Rainoff may not be the sexiest or most exciting product you buy this year, but a rain repellent could be something that’s worth giving a go, especially as summer draws to a close. We...

Clear view ahead: Top motorcycle anti-misting visor inserts

Clear view ahead: Top motorcycle anti-misting visor inserts

Back in the day, if you wanted to keep your helmet visor free of fog, mist or condensation on the inside, you would wipe washing-up liquid over it, dry it off and hope for the best. Thankfully today,...

Helmet review: Shoei EX-Zero ‘Equation’ tried and tested

Helmet review: Shoei EX-Zero ‘Equation’ tried and tested

The Shoei Ex-Zero Equation is a lightweight, comfy and fairly practical motorbike helmet (in fair weather at least) but I couldn’t really care less about all that. Look at it. It’s so...

Old-school chic: Best retro motorcycle helmets

Old-school chic: Best retro motorcycle helmets

The recent rise in popularity of retro-style motorcycles – machines with classic, old-fashioned looks but with bang-up-to-date mechanicals and performance, such as Triumph’s 1960s-influenced...

World-class eyewear: Best motorcycle goggles

World-class eyewear: Best motorcycle goggles

Many riders like open-face helmets with motorcycle goggles for a variety of reasons; they like the feeling of air on their face, the bike they ride looks best with an open-face or they are off-roaders...

Lid luggage: Best motorcycle helmet bags and carriers

Lid luggage: Best motorcycle helmet bags and carriers

Arguably your motorbike helmet is your most important bit of protective kit and it stands to reason that you should look after it. We all know that you should make sure you never drop it, but to...

Look after your lid: Best motorcycle helmet maintenance products

Look after your lid: Best motorcycle helmet maintenance products

Helmet maintenance products are often overlooked by bikers, even though a motorcycle helmet is one of the most important – and expensive – investments you can make. It needs to be cleaned,...