2015

Product Review: Ducati Scrambler helmet (£159)

Product Review: Ducati Scrambler helmet (£159)

What’s good about the Ducati Scrambler helmet? I’ve always thought open-face helmets belonged in the past – can’t beat a visor and chinbar to keep your fizzog in good order should you crunch into the...

Product Review: Shark Explore-R (£299.99)

Product Review: Shark Explore-R (£299.99)

What’s good about the Shark Explore-R? The Explore-R is brilliantly versatile. The helmet can be worn in one of four ways - visor only, visor and peak, goggles only or goggles and peak. It’s designed...

Product Review: HJC RPHA 10 Plus

Product Review: HJC RPHA 10 Plus £299.99 (gloss white) Tester Tim Thompson Time tested Six months What's good? A good fit is the single most important consideration when buying a new helmet, and the HJC RPHA 10+ is the best-fitting helmet I've worn. Furthermore, after 30 years of wearing Arais, Shoeis, Sharks and other posh lids, it's also the most comfortable - especially with my increasingly...

Product Review: Arai RX-7V

Product Review: Arai RX-7V

Product Review: Arai RX-7V £599 Tester Richard Newland Time tested Three months/3000 miles What’s good? It’s a long time since Arai released a range-topping RX-7, and the new ‘V’ iteration has made...

Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet

Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet

Product Review: Kabuto Ibuki helmet £359.99 Tested by Liam Marsden  Time tested Five months/650 miles  What’s good? I’m not a fan of flip-front helmets or flip-down sun visors in general,...

Product Review: Bell Star Carbon SE helmet

Product Review: Bell Star Carbon SE helmet

Bell Star Carbon SE helmet, £499.99 Tester: Simon Brown Time tested: Four months/2000 miles What’s good? Specials guru, Pikes Peak racer, creator of R nineT-based concepts for BMW, Roland Sands is the...

Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro Woman helmet

Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro Woman helmet

Schuberth C3 Pro Woman helmet, £549.99  Tester: Alison Silcox Time tested: 1200 miles/two months What's good? The lid has been designed specifically for females and from first wear it has been...

Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro helmet

Product Review: Schuberth C3 Pro helmet

Schuberth C3 Pro, £479.99 (comms system £299.99) Tester: Andy Davidson Time used: 18 months, 30,000 miles What’s good? The C3 Pro has been my everyday lid for the last year and a half and nothing...

Product Review: Arai RX-7 GP helmet

Product Review: Arai RX-7 GP helmet

Arai RX-7 GP, £699.99 Tester Richard Newland Time tested 30 months /34,000 miles What’s good? This RX-7 GP has been on my head for almost every mile I’ve ridden in the last two and a half years, and...

Product Review: HJC RPHA10+ helmet

Product Review: HJC RPHA10+ helmet

HJC RPHA10+ helmet, £349.99 Tester: Andy Calton Time tested: One year/3500 miles What’s good? This helmet is light (1300 grams), reasonably priced and is still in good condition after a year’s use. I...

Product Review: Schuberth S2 Sport helmet

Product Review: Schuberth S2 Sport helmet

Schuberth S2 Sport helmet, £459.99 Tester: Andy Downes Tested for: One month, 1200 miles What’s good? This is the latest version of the sports touring Schuberth S2 - now called the S2 Sport - and it...

Product Review: Spada Intrepid helmet

Product Review: Spada Intrepid helmet

Spada Intrepid helmet, £99.95 Tester: Liam Marsden Tested for: Four months/1000 miles What’s good? The visor aperture is nice and large, giving a decent view of my surroundings. The cheekpads are...

Product Review: Shark Speed R Carbon skin helmet

Product Review: Shark Speed R Carbon skin helmet

Shark Speed R Carbon skin helmet, £330 Time tested: One year/ 8500 miles What’s good? This helmet quickly became my default choice when I was commuting to work on the BMW R nineT long-term test bike I...

Product Review: AGV GT Veloce helmet

Product Review: AGV GT Veloce helmet

AGV GT Veloce helmet, £329.99 Tested by: Tony Hoare Time tested: Three months/1300 miles What’s good? The GT Veloce was already a very good helmet for riders of naked bikes, but it wasn’t so good for...

Product Review: AGV Corsa helmet

Product Review: AGV Corsa helmet

AGV Corsa helmet, from £499.99 Tester: Tony Hoare Time tested: Eight months, 1500 miles What’s good? The biggest plus point of this lid is good news for all of us whose heads are on the cusp between...

Product Review: X-Lite X-1003 helmet

Product Review: X-Lite X-1003 helmet

X-Lite X-1003 flip-up helmet, £350 Time tested: Four months/1500 miles What’s good? The fit and finish of this flip-up touring helmet was immediately reassuringly and on a par with much more expensive...

Icon Airmarda helmet

Icon Airmarda helmet

Icon Airmarda ‘Lucky Time’ helmet, £185 Time tested: One year/1300 miles What’s good? This is one of the most comfortable I have ever worn. It comes with all of the usual vents and claims of superior...

Product Review: Arai Pro Shade Visor

Product Review: Arai Pro Shade Visor

Arai Pro Shade Visor, £99.99 Tester: Richard Newland Time tested: Six months/150 miles What’s good? You can’t argue with the quality, or intentions, of this simple helmet upgrade from Arai. The firm...

Product Review: Arai MX-V

Product Review: Arai MX-V

Arai MX-V £469 Tester: Michael Guy Time tested: Nine years/ 8000 off-road miles What’s good? I got this helmet in 2006 to take part in Enduro Africa – a 2500-mile off-road ride across South Africa.

Product Review: HJC RPHA ST

Product Review: HJC RPHA ST

HJC RPHA ST, £299.99 Tester: Liam Marsden Time tested: Five months/500 miles What’s good? I’ve always been against drop-down sun visors, because I think they look naff – which is a totally...