High-Tech Motorcycle Helmets

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Techno Twist
Here's a new thought in concussion prevention. The 6D ATS-1 ($895) employs Omni-Directional Suspension Technology, a two-layer EPS liner separated by an array of elastomeric isolation dampers within the carbon-fiber shell. An independent laboratory supports 6D's claim that ODS significantly reduces energy transferred to the head during impact.
(714) 772-2121
6dhelmets.com

6D ATS-1 motorcycle helmet
6D ATS-1 ($895)Courtesy of 6D

Light Headed
At a claimed 3.3 pounds, the Bell Pro Star ($1,199.95) is touted as the lightest race helmet on the market. Ultra-thin and strong TeXtreme carbon fabric shell and three-layer Flex Impact Liner promise uncompromised protection. The eyeport offers Bell's "Raceview" orientation and magnetic cheek pads make post-crash removal easy.
(800) 456-2355
bellhelmets.com

Bell Pro Star motorcycle helmet
Bell Pro Star ($1,199.95).Courtesy of Bell Helmets

Fly The Flag
A fresh look for fans of the two-time MotoGP world champ, the Shoei X-Fourteen Marquez 4 TC-1 ($839.99) was developed with input from the world's top racers. Unique rear flaps improve high-speed stability and drag reduction. The liner features Max-Dry material, a cheek-pad-cooling system, and rotating components to increase vision when tucked in.
(714) 730-0941
shoei-helmets.com

Shoei X-Fourteen Marquez 4 TC-1 motorcycle helmet
Shoei X-Fourteen Marquez 4 TC-1 ($839.99).Courtesy of Shoei

Man Up
Real-roads racing makes your head spin, and there's nothing quite like the TT. The Arai Corsair X IOM TT ($1,049.95) honors the famed event with limited-edition graphics applied to Arai's flagship model. Key features are the Variable Axes System shield pivot, emergency-release cheek pads, and super-supple Eco Pure antibacterial lining.
(610) 366-7221
araiamericas.com

Arai Corsair X IOM TT motorcycle helmet
Arai Corsair X IOM TT ($1,049.95).Courtesy of Arai

German Built
From Mercedes to BMW, German engineering carries a sound reputation. The Schuberth E1 ($889) embodies that ethic in a flip-up design for the ADV rider. Its exceptional airflow keeps you breathing easy and fog-free when the road turns to trail and the retractable, integrated, tinted visor and aero lift-free bill is ideal for riding off into the sunset.
(949) 215-0893
schuberth.com

Schuberth E1 motorcycle helmet
Schuberth E1 ($889).Courtesy of Schuberth