1. Once you go modular, it’s hard to go back: Fifty seems to be about the age past which most of us no longer really give a damn how cool we look. With the face section flipped up, you might resemble a lost polizei, but it’s nice to be able [...]
Bell Helmets Press Release: Today, Bell unveiled “Rogue,” a unique open-face helmet, designed to provide facial coverage from the elements that previously had not been provided by any other open-face helmet on the market. Designed with the cruiser market in mind, but appropriate for a wide variety of motorcycling applications, [...]
Schuberth North America’s Sarah Schilke stopped by the Cycle World editorial offices this week to unveil the German helmet manufacturer’s latest lid: the SR1. Based on the custom racing helmet designed for recently re-retired Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher, this premium full-face design is DOT- and ECE-approved, produced from proprietary [...]
1. Value: HJC, the number-one manufacturer of helmets in the world by volume, says it has developed a high-quality helmet line with a lower price point than current top-shelf helmets. The three-piece series is called RPHA, which stands for Revolutionary Performance Helmet Advanced. HJC is backing its quality claims with [...]
New “Premium” fit: Four shell sizes (XS-S, M, L, XL-XXL) with distinctive EPS dimensions are claimed to provide a better-fitting helmet for the many different skull shapes. The V4 has an integrated roost guard and a single, removable mouth guard, and the cheek pads have a cupped lower edge to [...]
Helmet fit is such an intensely personal thing that many riders find a brand and model they’re comfortable with and stick with it through thick and thin—garish colors, incomprehensible graphics and the inevitable price hikes be damned. Those with affection for the Arai Signet were less than sanguine when the [...]
Schuberth Helmets Press release: German ‘head protection technology’ company, Schuberth, announces the latest offering to its motorcycle helmet collection – the S2 full face helmet. After ramping up business in North America with the C3 flip-up helmet, Schuberth is expanding into new markets with the all-around S2 full face. The [...]
Five Fast Facts: Shoei Neotec Helmet New-for-2012 DOT-approved modular design raises the (chin)bar for flip-up helmets.
Modular design: 360-degree Pivot Locking System employs stainless steel jaws that wrap around stainless steel pegs, securing the EPS-lined chinbar in the down position. Large, front-of-helmet release button is easy to manipulate while wearing riding gloves. Smooth, single-handed up/down action. CNS-1 shield: Noticeably wider and taller than the previous CX-1V [...]
German helmet-maker Schuberth has been selling the C3 modular lid outside the U.S. since 2008 but finally has taken the plunge into our market again after being absent since 2006. The C3 is a premium, ECE/DOT-approved flip-up helmet with a German focus on engineering for comfort and safety. The shell [...]
Four Motorcycle Helmets for the Road – Product Evaluation To flip or not to flip is just one of the questions.
Heading out for long days in the saddle? We were when preparing for February’s four-bike sport-touring comparison (“High Speed, Low Altitude”), so we gathered a quartet of current or recently introduced medium-priced full-face helmets seemingly well-suited for such duty. We chose a pair with flip-up chinbars and a pair with [...]