August

RiDE review: AGV Compact

RiDE review: AGV Compact

A great lid at a great price, the Compact shows it’s a polycarbonate helmet only with its hefty weight. It has a decent field of view, and a two-position sun visor operated by a lever on the side. On...

RiDE review: X-Lite X-1003 Elegance

RiDE review: X-Lite X-1003 Elegance

The super-slick visor opens easily with a secure two-lever pinch system. It’s light and comfortable, with a plush liner, though the chinbar is close fitting. Vision is decent, with a variable-position...

Shoei J-O helmet review (RRP £299.99)

Shoei J-O helmet review (RRP £299.99)

What’s good about the Shoei J-O helmet? It only took a few miles to feel comfortable and when riding on a warm day it’s cool, literally, and I definitely feel the experience of riding. The visor is...

RiDE review: Shoei Neotech

RiDE review: Shoei Neotech

Very well made, with decent vents, a plush interior and a glove-friendly flip mechanism. Vision is excellent. The sun visor is a good size and is steplessly adjustable. It’s not a light helmet, most...

Shark Speed-R Carbon Series 2 helmet review (£269.99)

Shark Speed-R Carbon Series 2 helmet review (£269.99)

What’s good about the Shark Speed-R Carbon Series 2? I love the look of this lid and it feels lovely and light (the carbon version weighs just 1370g). I like the internal sun visor and use it often. I...

RiDE review: Lazer Monaco Pure Carbon

RiDE review: Lazer Monaco Pure Carbon

This is super light for a flip-front lid – as light as most top-end full-face sports helmets. It’s made of carbonfibre, with large areas exposed beneath the lacquer to show the weave (including the...