Motorcycle helmets are something special. Of course, they are part of your safety gear, but they are also a statement. The right helmet shows everyone what you are about. From dirt bike and racing to highway cruises or bold and daring, the helmet sets the vibe.

This article covers the best motorcycle helmets for the money. We also cover consideration factors before you buy and tell you what to look for when searching for your next motorcycle helmet.


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Product

Shell Material

Weight

Safety Rating

Check Price

Shoei RF-SR Helmet - Solid (X-Large) (Matte...

Shoei RF-SR

Fiberglass, organic fibers, and resin

5 lbs

DOT FMVSS No. 218. ECE

HJC RPHA 70 ST Helmet (Medium) (Matte...

HJC RPHA 70 ST

Glass fiber, carbon fiber, aramid, and organic non-woven fabric

5.5 lbs

DOT FMVSS No. 218, ECE

Motorcycle Bluetooth Helmets,FreedConn Flip...

FreedConn Flip up Dual Visors

Fiberglass, resin composite

5.8 lbs

DOT FMVSS No. 218

LS2 Helmets Rebellion Motorcycle Half Helmet...

LS2 Rebellion

Kinetic polymer alloy

3 lbs

DOT FMVSS No. 218, California Air Resources Board

Shoei Neotec II Helmet (Large) (Light Silver)

Shoei Neotec II

Fiberglass, organic fibers, and resin

5 lbs

DOT FMVSS No. 218. ECE

1Storm Motorcycle Modular Full Face Helmet...

1Storm HB89

Thermoplastic

3.5 lbs

DOT FMVSS No. 218

Raider Octane Unisex-Adult Full-Face...

Raider Octane

Thermoplastic

4.3 Lbs

DOT FMVSS No. 218, ECE

HJC IS-33 II Open-Face Motorcycle Helmet...

HJC IS-33 II

Polycarbonate composite

4.9 lbs

DOT FMVSS No. 218

TORC unisex-adult open-face style T50 Route...

T50 Route 66 3/4 Helmet

Fiberglass tri-composite

3.9 lbs

DOT FMVSS No. 218

HJC 980-614 IS-MAX II Modular Motorcycle...

HJC 980-614 IS-MAX II

Polycarbonate composite

5.3 lbs

DOT FMVSS No. 218. ECE


Different Motorcycle Helmet Types

When it comes to your riding lid, you have choices. To make the right choice, you need to know what your options are. Let’s take a look at the different styles.

Open Face

Open face helmets are easy to put on and take off. They offer no protection to the face, chin, and neck, though, and should be avoided if traveling at higher speeds. Great for mopeds.

Full Face

The most common helmet style. Single piece construction with full head, face, chin, and neck protection. Styles available for all riders.

Modular

Also called Flip-Up, modular helmets are two-piece construction with the chin and neck protection on a hinge. Easy to take off or put on.

Half Shell

Protection for the top of your melon only. Some models cover the ears or back of the head, but most don’t.

Dual Sport

Modular design full face helmet that flips and locks up for use with goggles or locks down for full racing-style face protection with large eye protection visor.

Vintage helmets

Vintage helmets are now more collectibles. Made from various materials, they generally offer little more than protection from wind.

Custom helmets

Any helmet style above customized to make your statement. Helmets made to look like a superhero helmet or resemble a character, for example.

Type   

Pro

Con

Open Face

Easy to wear

Not suitable for highway speeds

Full Face

Full head protection

Can be difficult to get on or off

Modular

Comfortable for long wear

May break at hinge exposing chin and face

Half Shell

Quick on and off

No face, chin or neck protection

Dual Sport

Offers greatest visibility

Can be too heavy

Vintage

Collectible

No real protection

Custom

Quickly makes a statement

Can get expensive


Important Considerations When Choosing a Motorcycle Helmet

Before you pull out your credit card and buy the next helmet that looks cool, there are several factors you need to first consider.

Usage Frequency & Type of Riding

How often you ride, and for how long are a significant factor in your helmet choice. If you only use your bike to travel around the block, for example, or on short joy-rides, an expensive dual-sport type helmet may not be the best choice.

If you take long trips, travel on the highway, and drive at high speeds, a full face helmet is recommended. Group rides may require custom helmets or specialty designs that allow for rider to rider communications, Bluetooth installations, etc.

Helmet Shell Construction

The helmet construction and materials also need to be examined. High quality crowns are important. In the event you need to rely on your helmet for protection, you want the crown to withstand high forces of impact.

The core of the helmet also needs to be impact resistant but should be able to break away if cracked or have other safety features installed (see further below). The overall weight needs to be something you can wear comfortably for the duration of your longer rides.

Ventilation & Visibility

Two of the most important factors after safety are ventilation and visibility. Full face and sport helmets need to have enough room in front of the mouth and nose to allow you to breathe comfortably.

You also need to see. Smaller view-port helmets and those designed for aerodynamics may have more restrictive vision. The type of visors (if any) and where the view-port is when being worn will all come into play.

Protection & Safety Features

Several safety features need to be examined and understood before you buy. How the helmet sits on your head along with overall comfort are included here.

You also need to understand the chin strap and how it latches and find out if there are any built-in features, such as emergency cheek pad removal, breakaway chinstrap mount, or visor quick-release, in case the helmet need to come off quickly.

Testing & Certifications

Helmets must pass the certification process to be street legal. These tests determine the impact protection and general protection of the rider while being worn. Different tests and certification centers offer various certifications.

In the US, a helmet must be DOT certified to be worn while riding on the roads in North America. Other certifications (and more rigorous) include Snell (private party certification) and ECE, which is the European equivalent to the DOT.

Size & Fit

Helmets need to fit your head, obviously. But heads come in different shapes and sizes. The most common shape is oval, though round helmet designs are available for those that require the more circular fit.

The correct size will be snug but not pressing and won’t wobble when you move your head up and down or side to side. See further below for more details on how to fit a helmet properly.

Extra Features - Shield System

Helmets today are more than just head protection. They also offer better visibility, communication, and other features. If you want your helmet to do more, look for multiple visors, quick-change visors or shields that are anti-fog, anti-glare or even tinted.

Bluetooth helmets allow you to listen to music or talk to other riders while you are out on your bike. These features generally cost more but can make or break your purchase decision.

Price & Warranty

The end price will also be a factor. Helmets do a lot to protect your life and remain stylish, and for these reasons, better protection means a higher price tag. Make sure the helmet you choose falls within your budget. Try not to skimp, though, a few dollars more may be the difference between walking away and being carried away.

Not all helmets will have warranties. For those that do, though, make sure you read and understand what is covered and for how long. You should also pay attention to the claim process, so you know what is required in the event you need to make a claim.


10 Best Motorcycle Helmets Reviewed

1. Shoei RF-SR

Best Rated Motorcycle Helmet

Shell Material

Fiberglass, organic fibers, and resin

Sizes

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Weight

5 lbs

Safety Rating

DOT FMVSS No. 218. ECE

Key Feature

Emergency quick release system

For over 80 years, Shoei has made high-quality and durable helmets. Each helmet is handmade in the Japanese factory, where over 50 employees work together on each build. The shell is handwoven fiberglass, resin, and other organic fibers to create a lightweight, durable helmet.

The RF-SR model comes in sizes from XS to XXL. It also has 8 color options to choose from to match your style. The large visor allows ample sight lines and even comes with a vent to increase airflow.

Each helmet is DOT and ECE certified, which means you can take it anywhere and ride legally. The XXL model weighs 5 pounds, and the weight goes down according to the size, with the XS weighing just under 4 pounds.

The best feature here is the EQRS, or emergency quick release system. This allows you to pull a tab to remove the cheek pads, allowing the helmet to come off instantly. You also get the Shoei 5/7-year warranty. This is a warranty that covers the helmet for a period of 5 years from the date of purchase or 7 years from the date of manufacture, whichever ends first.

Ride in style, comfort, and easy sight all in a helmet that looks great and is certified street-legal worldwide.

Pros

  • DOT and ECE certified
  • EQRS gets the helmet off quickly
  • Handwoven shell
  • Lightweight design
  • 5-year warranty

Cons

  • Not available in round head styles

2. HJC RPHA 70 ST

Best Full Face Motorcycle Helmet

Shell Material

Glass fiber, carbon fiber, aramid, and organic non-woven fabric

Sizes

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Weight

5.5 lbs

Safety Rating

DOT FMVSS No. 218, ECE

Key Feature

2-stage intake and exhaust airflow

HJC is an exclusive manufacturer of motorcycle helmets. Fort a worldwide company that focuses on a single product, you know they are reliable. This RPHA 70 is among the most durable and resilient helmets on the market.

The clear visor allows ample vision and is integrated into the helmet (it won’t pop off). The airflow in this helmet is incredible. With intake and exhaust ports, you can breathe fresh air without overheating the inside of the helmet.

If you need more airflow, there is a neckline adjustment and a top vent port that can be opened or closed to get the right amount for you.

Clean up is easy with warm water and a mild detergent. It should be air-dried for a minimum of 24 hours after washing, though. With low maintenance and high ventilation, odor is less of a concern, making this stylish helmet even more attractive.

The fit is a bit snug, so it is recommended you try on a similar helmet before purchase. The measurements are also better suited when taken in centimeters instead of inches, so when you measure your head, make sure you do the conversion.

Pros

  • Lightweight design
  • Extra durable crown construction
  • 2-stage ventilation & adjustable airflow
  • 5-year extended warranty

Cons

  • Can fit too snug
  • Takes longer to dry than most models

3. FreedConn Flip up Dual Visors

Best Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmet

Shell Material

Fiberglass, resin composite

Sizes

M, XXL

Weight

5.8 lbs

Safety Rating

DOT FMVSS No. 218

Key Feature

Bluetooth connectivity

FreedConn is a relatively new company in the motorcycle helmet industry. However, their innovation and durability put them in a class of their own. With dual flip-up visors and Bluetooth connectivity, you can ride easy and stay entertained at the same time.

This package only comes in two helmet sizes, medium, and extra-large. However, the removable padding is a shell type pad that comes in various sizes to get a snug, tight fit. You also get a pair of riding gloves to match.

The Bluetooth 3.0 set up is nice, too. It comes with a USB cable and lithium-ion battery to keep your helmet charged and ready. There is a control knob on the helmet to dial in FM radio stations, and you can connect your helmet to up to two others for helmet-to-helmet communications.

When paired with a smartphone, you can control your music, answer calls, or get GPS instructions read to you.

The helmet is a bit on the heavy side, nearing 6 pounds, but this includes the Bluetooth, battery, and both visors. The visors themselves are an easy flip style that can be used individually or together. The outer shell controls will put them down or lift them up without you removing the helmet.

Pros

  • Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity
  • Dual visor system
  • Emergency cheek pad release
  • Comes with riding gloves

Cons

  • 1-year warranty
  • Sizes are more challenging to get perfect

4. LS2 Rebellion

Best Motorcycle Half Helmet

Shell Material

Kinetic polymer alloy

Sizes

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Weight

3 lbs

Safety Rating

DOT FMVSS No. 218, California Air Resources Board

Key Feature

Removable lining is washable & hypoallergenic

If you are looking for the best motorcycle half helmet, then LS2 Helmets has your noggin covered with the Rebellion. This half helmet features several factors that make it much more than you might expect.

Flying under the radar are features like the fully lockable visor. This tinted visor drops down or pulls up with a flick and locks into place. It provides UV protection and a clear line of sight, no matter the lighting conditions.

You also get a quick-tab release for the chin strap. For those of you with longer beards, this is a lifesaver. You can attach the chin strap and release it without pulling out your hair. The lining may be the best feature, though.

The liner is removable and treated with antimicrobial chemicals to keep it fresh and needing cleaning less often. It is also fully washable without having to soak your helmet. Plus, it has pockets for Bluetooth speakers and controls or microphones so you can get GPS directions and talk to other motorists.

Fully certified and stylish, the helmet does fit a little loose. You may need a bandanna or to size down when fitting to get a snug fit. However, once secure, the helmet doesn’t wobble or lift in high winds.

Pros

  • Hypoallergenic liner
  • Bluetooth ready
  • Ultra lightweight

Cons

  • May fit loose
  • 2-year warranty

5. Shoei Neotec II

Most Comfortable And Quiet Modular Helmet

Shell Material

Fiberglass, organic fibers, and resin

Sizes

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Weight

5 lbs

Safety Rating

DOT FMVSS No. 218. ECE

Key Feature

Advanced noise reduction

The hand-built Shoei is back on the list with the Neotec II. This helmet has advanced features and is easily the best modular helmet for noise reduction and comfort. If you enjoy the full face design but hate the difficulty of using one, the modular helmet is the way to go.

This model comes in all sizes and has a lot of color options to choose from. You can match your style and increase your comfort in one purchase. The advanced aerodynamics mean less lift and wobble when riding fast or for long periods.

The helmet also reduces neck fatigue because it is light and has great adjustable airflow. It is missing the EQRS of our top pick, but most modular helmets don’t need this feature. The hinge is sturdy and doesn’t rattle, either.

You get the Shoei 5- or 7-year warranty as with all Shoei helmets, and customer service is easy to get a hold of. However, it is unlikely you will ever need to make that call. The superior design is made for large and intermediate oval head shapes. For round-oval heads, you may need to try a few different sizes to get the right fit.

Pros

  • 5/7-year warranty
  • Airflow controls
  • Best in class noise reduction
  • Stylish design

Cons

  • Doesn’t adjust to all head shapes

6. 1Storm HB89

Best Cheap Motorcycle Helmet

Shell Material

Thermoplastic

Sizes

S, M, L, XL, XXL

Weight

3.5 lbs

Safety Rating

DOT FMVSS No. 218

Key Feature

Dual flip-up visor

1Storm creates modular helmets that look great and perform well. For the money, the best cheap helmet is the HB89. This modular helmet features advanced liners and a dual visor set up that works for all bikers.

The thermal plastic shell is lightweight, coming in at under 4 pounds, and has a quick release for the front facelift. It can be tricky to find, but the latch is hidden under the padding near the guard.

The liner itself is hypoallergenic and completely removable. When it comes time to remove the odors and grime built-up, you don’t need to submerge your helmet like other models. Drying is quick, and the liner can even go in the dryer (though not recommended).

It does have a warranty, but it isn’t the best. With 12 months of coverage, it only covers the helmet from defects out of the box. Once worn, normal wear and tear aren’t covered, and the company seems to use this as a way to get out of any warranty repairs.

It is DOT certified and is simple to wear. The lightweight design removes neck fatigue, and you can easily wear this helmet on cross-country rides without issue.

Pros

  • Dual visor
  • Lightweight design
  • Sleek and stylish
  • Removable, washable liner

Cons

  • 1-year warranty
  • Customer service concerns

7. Raider Octane

Best Women's Motorcycle Helmet

Shell Material

Thermoplastic

Sizes

S, M, L, XL, XXL

Weight

4.3 lbs

Safety Rating

DOT FMVSS No. 218, ECE

Key Feature

Fully adjustable air vents

For the ladies that love to ride, your head is just as important. You also don’t need to settle for flowery or bright pink designs (though you can). The Raider Octane is the best women’s motorcycle helmet out there.

With fully adjustable airflow vents, you can get the perfect breathable solution for any ride. This model comes in three colors, including gloss black, silver, and pink. The full face design rests comfortably on the head and comes in enough size options to cover your melon.

The ultra lightweight thermoplastic shell meets DOT standards as well as the ECE, so you can travel on virtually any road in the world with this helmet. For short trips, group rides, and long journeys, the Octane is there with you.

Superior protection, sleek design, and airflow to meet your specific needs means you don't have anything to worry about. The visor locks down or up and blocks glare while you ride. There is enough room inside the helmet to put on or take off while wearing headphones or sunglasses, too.

Pros

  • Lightweight design
  • Fully adjustable airflow
  • Glare blocking visor
  • Removable comfort liner

Cons

  • 1-year warranty
  • May fit loose

8. HJC IS-33 II

Best Open Face Motorcycle Helmet

Shell Material

Polycarbonate composite

Sizes

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Weight

4.9 lbs

Safety Rating

DOT FMVSS No. 218

Key Feature

Massive viewing angles

HJC is back on our list with the best open face motorcycle helmet. Not only is this light helmet designed for speed and comfort, but it gives you the highest visibility with or without the visor of any other model here.

The visor flips up while the shield can roll up or be removed. When the shield is in place, though, you block over 80% of the wind and debris you encounter with most open face models. You can even wear goggles or glasses under both the visor and shield.

The design is CAD drawn and made for aerodynamic performance. Even without the chin and neck coverage of a full face helmet, you get advanced wind movement, and there isn't' any glare or fogging of the lenses.

The airflow vents are adjustable and will keep you cool as well. The 5-year warranty from HJC only goes to show how much they believe in their products. Once you size your helmet and take it out for a spin, you will too.

If you are looking for a sleek and stylish helmet with excellent visibility and comfort, your search is over. The IS-33 II has everything you need and nothing you don’t.

Pros

  • 5-year warranty
  • Full face shield and visor
  • Aerodynamic design reduces wobble
  • See in any direction

Cons

  • No chin or neck protection

9. T50 Route 66 3/4 Helmet

Best Vintage Motorcycle Helmet

Shell Material

Fiberglass tri-composite

Sizes

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Weight

3.9 lbs

Safety Rating

DOT FMVSS No. 218

Key Feature

Vintage designs in multiple styles

If you want the coolest looking helmet on the road, look to TORC. The Route 66 helmet is one of many designs that will turn heads, start conversations, and give you that James Dean retro look that we all crave.

This ¾ helmet features a 5-snap and 3-snap peak design with a suede interior padding. Out of the box, it is ready for a snap-on face shield, or add a chin strap and goggles and hit the road.

The helmet only weighs 3.9 pounds and will give you extreme comfort. The limits are in the snap system, and most aftermarket snap-on shields may not fit. TORC does sell the shields, of course, but at an additional cost, as none are included here.

DOT certified, cool as hell, and ready to go, you will want to buy one in each design (there are dozens) and set your riding mood the moment you strap in.

Pros

  • Multiple retro designs available
  • 5-snap ready, 3-snap peak
  • Intermediate to round-oval fits
  • Suede interior with removable cheek pads

Cons

  • 1-year replacement warranty
  • Aftermarket face shields may not fit

10. HJC 980-614 IS-MAX II

Best Cool Motorcycle Helmet

Shell Material

Polycarbonate composite

Sizes

XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL

Weight

5.3 lbs

Safety Rating

DOT FMVSS No. 218. ECE

Key Feature

1-hand controls

Rounding out our list is the best, coolest motorcycle helmet out there. The IS-Max II from HJC is a modular helmet that features single hand operation for everything. Even with padded gloves, you can control the straps, visor, and face module.

The visor is 95% UV protective and will keep the glint and glare out of your eyes, too. You can flip it up with your hand and use only the face shield if you prefer. Using the helmet in this manner allows you to use sunglasses to further fit your style.

With 5 colors in 6 sizes, for oval or round head shapes, you are sure to find a perfect fit. The CAD drawn and designed helmet is aerodynamic, sleek, smooth, and, to be honest, it looks incredible.

There are also plenty of visors to choose from, all aftermarket purchases, but you can get anti-fog, anti-glare, tinted or clear in many styles, and they all fit this helmet. The one downside is that the pinlock release tool is sold separately.

If you want a light, easy-to-wear, and super cool looking helmet, HJC has you covered. You also get the 5-year extended warranty and replacement from HJC should anything ever go wrong. Find your fit, pick your color, and make your statement.

Pros

  • 5-year extended warranty
  • Polycarbonate chin bar locks in place easily
  • Fits with earbuds and sunglasses
  • Fits most head shapes

Cons

  • Pinlock sold separately

Why You Should Wear A Quality Motorcycle Helmet

High quality motorcycle helmets save lives. According to the NHTSA, helmets are effective at preventing over 37% of motorcycle fatalities. DOT-compliant helmet use is required, by law, in 20 states, including Washington, DC.

Not only will helmets protect you from injury, but they are also adept at helping you stay safe from the elements. They protect your face and eyes from debris or insects and, let’s face it, they look cool.


Motorcycle Helmet Certifications

Helmet manufacturers are required to meet specific standards in order for their helmets to become certified legal for street use. There are three main certification agencies. Depending on your location, you may need a helmet that meets one or more of these certification standards.

DOT

The Department of Transportation certifies all helmets designed for use on US roads and highways. They use a strict testing method to determine a minimal protection standard. Through these tests, the helmet must pass minimum guides to become certified.

ECE

The Economic Commission of Europe is the DOT equivalent in Europe. Their helmet testing standards are a little more strict than the DOT, but to become certified for roads and highways in Europe, a helmet must pass their minimum specifications. Various tests are performed on selected helmets to determine crush, puncture, and shatter resistance.

Snell

Snell is a 3rd party, private certification organization. They work in their own labs and have their own standards for certification. Unlike DOT and ECE, Snell uses extensive testing that requires a higher level of standardization to get their certification.

Snell certification is not required in the US or Europe, but if your helmet has the Snell certification, you know it is high quality and extremely safe.


Motorcycle Helmet Size Guide – How To Fit

Fitting the helmet is the most important aspect of the helmet. It doesn’t how safe the helmet is or how many certifications it carries. If it doesn't fit properly, it does you no good at all.

To properly fit a helmet, use the following guide:

  • Use a fabric tape measure to get your readings.
  • Measure the circumference of your head, about 1-inch or two fingers width above the eyebrow.
  • Make sure the tape measure is level and flat against your head. It should rest above your eyebrows and ears.
  • Read the measurement a few times. Write down your measurements in both inches and centimeters.
  • Once you have the measurement, refer to the numbers when looking at manufacturing sizing guides. Most manufacturers will use S, M, L, XL, etc. to cover a range of sizes.
  • Each will have a chart showing which sizes fit which measurements.
  • If your measurement is between two sizes, try the smaller one first. Snug fits are needed, and the padding can usually be adjusted for helmets that are too snug.
  • Understand the difference between long and short oval helmets compared to round helmets. Each fit differently based on your head shape and size.
  • Try the helmet on. It should be snug all around without pinching or having “hot spots” (areas that poke or rub). There shouldn’t be any play in the helmet, meaning it shouldn't wobble or shift when you wear it.
  • Adjust the chin strap and padding to get a firm, snug, and comfortable fit.

People Also Ask (FAQs)

What’s the difference between full face and modular helmets?

Full face helmets are single-piece construction. The modular helmets have a hinge near the earpiece that allows the face and chin cover to flip up. When the face cover is down, there is no difference between a full-face and modular helmet. However, modular helmets are easier to get on and off, but also have a weak spot (the hinge area) that can break off in an accident.

Which helmet is better – open face or full face?

Full face helmets are better at protecting your head in accidents or wrecks. Open face helmets are easier to get on and off and offer better visibility but no frontal or side protection to your neck, chin or face.

Which model above has the best visibility?

The best visibility above will be one of the half-helmets as they permit peripheral vision. The best of the bunch is the HJC IS-33 II, as it has a clear drop-down shield and goggles that don't interfere with front or side vision.

Do Harley riders wear full face helmets?

Harley riders, specifically those in motorcycle clubs, are portrayed as wearing half-helmets or no helmets at all. However, in truth, the type of bike you ride has no bearing on the type of helmet you wear (except for racing and mopeds, of course). Full face helmets are still the most protective and should be used in most cases, Harley or not.

Can a full face helmet break your neck?

No. This myth was started by opposition to helmet laws. A recent study shows that the cervical spine, or neck, is more prone to injury when you do not wear a helmet compared to when a helmet is worn at the time of an accident.

How often should I replace my helmet?

There isn’t any real exacting time period to replace your bike helmet. Manufacturers want you to replace the helmet every couple of years. They also want you to buy more helmets. If you have been in an accident with a helmet impact, it is wise to buy a new one. Dropping your helmet, or having it fall off your parked bike doesn’t require purchasing a new one. However, sun damage, sweat, and the elements can degrade the padding inside a helmet over time. It is recommended that you inspect your helmet annually, and replace the padding every 3 to 4 years if possible.

If not, the entire helmet should be replaced every 5 to 7 years. For your old helmet, they are difficult to recycle. But you can use them around the house as planters, convert them into working items like lamps or even a clock. Otherwise, you can see if collectors can use them, or call your local recycling center for details on recycling the helmets.

How do I get rid of sweat smells and odors in my helmet?

The padding inside your helmet can retain sweat and odors and, over time, be foul-smelling when you put it on. You should clean the helmet and wash the padding according to manufacturer instructions. If the padding is removable, it may be easier to replace old, worn padding. If not, warm water and a mild detergent can get rid of most odors easily.

What other steps can I do to maintain my bike helmet?

For maintenance, aside from cleaning, you should inspect all elements of the helmet regularly. This includes the clasps, buckles, and padding stitching. Make sure everything remains snug and that the cheek and forehead padding isn’t deformed. You should do a good visual inspection before putting it on, every time. A thorough inspection and maintenance routine should be followed every three months to maintain upkeep and cleanliness.


Conclusion

The best motorcycle helmet is going to be the one that looks great, fits better, and meets certification requirements. The fit and looks will always be a judgment call, but for the money, the Shoei RF-SR Helmet (our top pick) is the best of all worlds, in fit, style, and certification. You can’t go wrong.