Motorbike Helmets

Product review: Icon Airflite gloss white

Product review: Icon Airflite gloss white

The Airflite was new to Icon’s full-face helmet collection in early 2018 and (gimmicky extended visor aside) offers decent value. Priced at a fraction over £200, the Airflite is quiet and has two...

Dexter Marty Fifty Niner helmet review

Dexter Marty Fifty Niner helmet review

OK so it might look a bit fancy dress, but this was my helmet of choice during the great heatwave of 2018. There are no high-tech vents, but the lack of visor means airflow isn’t exactly a...

Product Review: Airoh ST 701 Helmet

Product Review: Airoh ST 701 Helmet

One year and 5500 miles on and my Airoh ST 701 lid is still giving good service. The lining remains plush and nothing has broken or shown undue signs of wear and tear. The Italian company’s blurb...

Product review: Schuberth SR2 Helmet

Product review: Schuberth SR2 Helmet

Tester Tim Thompson Miles used: 5000 miles over one year The SR2 is a development of Schuberth’s sporty SR1, but with even more dazzling vision. There’s a distortion-free clarity to its 2D visors that...

Product review: AGV K5-S Darkstorm

Product review: AGV K5-S Darkstorm

Tester Joe Dick Miles used: 12000 miles over 18 months The K5-S is what AGV would call a ‘premium sports-touring helmet’ and is packed full of neat little features. With curved lines and a carbon and...

Product review: Arai RX7-V Spencer Replica

Product review:  Arai RX7-V Spencer Replica

Tester Matt Wildee Miles used: 7000 miles This has been my go-to helmet for the last two years and the RX-7V has acquitted itself very well – as you’d expect for a helmet that’s worth more than my...

Product review: Airoh Valor Eclipse Helmet

Product review: Airoh Valor Eclipse Helmet

Our Acting Consumer Editor, Dan Sutherland, has worn Airoh helmets before and been a fan, so why, after 850 miles and a month of wear does the new Valor Eclipse only warrant a three star...

Product Review: Dexter Izoard Track Helmet

Product Review: Dexter Izoard Track Helmet

After 1,500 miles and four months of wear Ali's given the Dexter Izoard helmet a five star review, here's why. What's good? At £74.99, the quality of finish and subtle paint scheme give this...

Product review: AGV Veloce S Helmet

Product review: AGV Veloce S Helmet

With seven months of wear and over 5,000 miles ridden, here's why James gives the AGV Veloce S lid a five star review. What’s good? The Veloce S is a beautifully finished helmet, littered with quality...

Product review: KTM Kids Dynamic-FX Helmet

Product review: KTM Kids Dynamic-FX Helmet

Our team is getting younger by the day, Bodhi Child (son of Senior Road Tester, Adam Child) has tested KTM Kids Dynamic-FX lid for the last 12 months.  What’s good? Even though my son Bodhi is...

Product review: Dexter Optimus Flash Helmet

Product review: Dexter Optimus Flash Helmet

Ali has worn this great value lid for over 2000 miles and here's her thoughts. What’s good? At £94.99 this lid, from new to the UK brand Dexter, is great value with many features you’d expect to...

Product Review: Arai MXV Motocross Helmet

Product Review: Arai MXV Motocross Helmet

Six months of muddy fun and this Arai MXV Motocross lid is proving to be top notch. What’s good? This is the third Arai off-road helmet I’ve had and it’s largely a case of evolution rather than...

Product review: Arai Tour-X4 Vision Helmet

Product review: Arai Tour-X4 Vision Helmet

This is the third Tour-X variant I've owned and after six months and 6,500 miles of use I've found the comfort to be superb. What’s good? This is the third Tour-X variant I’ve had over the last decade...

Product review: Shark Spartan

Product review: Shark Spartan

Six months and 3,500 miles of use have left me pretty happy with the Shark Spartan. What’s good? This is my third or fourth Shark lid – I must have been bitten by the bug! And it doesn’t stray from...

Product review: AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet

Product review: AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet

I tested this AGV K5-S Darkstorm helmet, red, (RRP £231.99) for one year, covering 10,000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? The AGV K5-S is advertised as a premium sports helmet and is packed...

Shoei's RYD helmet receives 5 MCN stars

Shoei's RYD helmet receives 5 MCN stars

I tested this Shoei RYD helmet (RRP £349.99) for six months, covering 7500 miles.  Here's how I got on... What's good? Sometimes keeping it simple is the best approach and it has worked wonders...

Product review: Arai RX-7V

Product review: Arai RX-7V

I've been using this £599.99 Arai RX-7V helmet for three years and in that time have covered well over 50,000 while wearing it. What’s good? With all the road testing, racing, commuting and...

Product review: Shoei Hornet ADV – Navigate TC6

Product review: Shoei Hornet ADV – Navigate TC6

I tested this Shoei Hornet ADV – Navigate TC6 (RRP: £529.99) for 18 months, covering 1500 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I’ve used this helmet for a mix of on and off- road activities and...

Product review: HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider

Product review: HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider

I tested this HJC FG-ST Marvel - Ghost Rider (RRP: £299.99) over three months, covering 1000 miles. Here's how I got on...  What’s good? I’m generally not a fan of drop down sun visors. I think...

Product review: HJC R-PHA 11

Product review: HJC R-PHA 11

I tested my HJC R-PHA 11 helmet (RRP £319.99) over three months, covering 3000 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? I loved the smooth fit and aero stability of the R-PHA 10 sports lid, and this...

Shark Spartan review

Shark Spartan review

I've been using the £389.99 Shark Spartan for six months now and in that time have covered 2000 miles. Here's what I think. What’s good? The fit immediately felt good – even for a speccy rider like...

Shoei Hornet ADV review

Shoei Hornet ADV review

I've spent six months using Shoei's £529.99 Hornet ADV helmet, and here are my thoughts so far. What’s good? Like all Shoei helmets, the build quality is outstanding. Everything clicks and snaps into...

Airoh GP 500 helmet is a 'one track find'

Airoh GP 500 helmet is a 'one track find'

MCN Shop I tested the Airoh GP 500 Sectors helmet (RRP £359.99) over four weeks, covering 2600 miles. Here's how I got on... What’s good? This is an instantly comfortable lid. It’s a reassuringly snug fit,...

Review: Schuberth C4

Review: Schuberth C4

I've been using this helmet for three months, and this is what I think after covering 2500 miles in that time. What’s good? The £599.99 C4 is the first flip-up helmet I’ve tried and I like the...

LS2 Vector C helmet: ‘Top-value lid with stacks of features’

LS2 Vector C helmet: ‘Top-value lid with stacks of features’

MCN's Digital and Events Managing Editor, Ped Baker, tested the LS2 Vector C helmet (£249.99) for four months over 500 miles. Here's how he got on...  What’s good? If you like a helmet with...

Product review: MT Thunder 3

Product review: MT Thunder 3

Time tested: 4 months/400 miles Price £89.99 What’s good? Who needs high vis clothing when you can have this Thunder 3 lid? It’s about as bright as the sun shining at midday in the Sahara. The Thunder...

Product review: Caberg Stunt helmet

Product review: Caberg Stunt helmet

Junior Web Producer, James Archibald, tested the Caberg Stunt helmet (£139.99) over three months, across 1500 miles, here's how he got on...  What’s good? "This helmet offers...

Product review: Suomy SR Sport helmet

Product review: Suomy SR Sport helmet

Time tested: Two months/600 miles What’s good? Suomy helmets generally fit my head almost perfectly, and although this one took quite a while to bed in due to the slightly small sizing it now fits...

Product review: Shark Spartan Carbon helmet

Product review: Shark Spartan Carbon helmet

MCN Deputy Editor Richard Newland tested this Shark Spartan Carbon helmet (£389.99) over three months covering 3800 miles.  Here are his thoughts... What’s good? This new Spartan Carbon...

Product review: Simpson Venom lid

Product review: Simpson Venom lid

MCN Senior Reporter Jordan Gibbons tested Simpson's Venom helmet over 3500 miles, but what did he make of it? What’s good? Let’s get the looks out of the way, then get down to the tech. In...

Shoei GT Air is whisper quiet

Shoei GT Air is whisper quiet

Time tested: Three months/800 miles What’s good? When looking for a new helmet I wanted something that looked cool and sporty while also being practical enough for my long daily commute, and in the...

What's good and what's not about the Shoei X-Spirit III?

What's good and what's not about the Shoei X-Spirit III?

What's good and what's not about this Shoei X-Spirit III? Time tested: 11 months/4000 miles Price: £699.99 What’s good? This is the third incarnation of the X-Spirit and it’s the...

Product Review: Nolan N87 helmet

Product Review: Nolan N87 helmet

Product: Nolan N87 Helmet Price: £179.99  Time tested: Six months/4500 miles What’s good? I was a little apprehensive as I’d not worn Nolan before but now wonder why I’ve waited so...

Review: AGV K-5 Enlace

Review: AGV K-5 Enlace

MCN Shop Price: AGV K-5 Enlace £249.99 Time tested: Seven months/5500 miles What’s good? This is my first-ever AGV and I’m impressed. Firstly, it’s pleasingly quiet – I still wear earplugs but wind...

MT Blade SV Raceline fits like a dream

MT Blade SV Raceline fits like a dream

Time tested: 500 miles What’s good? For a budget helmet, the MT has been quite impressive over my first 500 miles using it. It’s impressively comfortable, and I don’t know if it’s just down to luck...

Arai RX-7 GP: "It kept me safe when I highsided"

Arai RX-7 GP: "It kept me safe when I highsided"

Time tested: 30,000 miles/five years What’s good: I have been wearing Arai helmets for 20 years. This RX-7 GP is now five years old and has been used for road-test work and racing. It has kept me safe...