About our recommended helmet retailers

Details last updated Aug 2017.

We carefully select which retailers we recommend to our customers. Each of our recommended retailers must add something marvellous to you. They might be a total pleasure to buy from; have feedback systems where customers can rate their performance; offer an unrivalled level of choice or lowest prices – or offer great service when things go wrong and you need to return stuff.

And preferably do all of the above!

Below, we’ve listed out why you should choose one of our recommended retailers and provided quick links to jump to pages on their websites to find the latest ordering/returns info. Plus you can see at-a-glance some of their key terms and conditions, returns and delivery policies. And as always, should you follow one of our links and buy anything, we get a small % of the sale price at no extra cost to you – the price you see using our links is the same as going to the site directly.

Note: all helmet returns to all retailers need to be in as-new condition with tags and stickers attached.

UK RETAILERS

SportsBikeShopsbs

SBS are based near Boston, Lincolnshire, UK, hold stock for a good range of helmets (and other gear) and are known for managing the online store for MotorCycleNews. You can read their TrustPilot reviews here where, at the time of writing, they score an incredible 9.8/10. After ordering your helmet is usually despatched either that day or the next and delivered free next day. In our experience they’re quick to despatch gear and have a fast, efficient (and mostly free) returns process.

Read here for our own experience of ordering a helmet with SportsBikeShop.

Here are some details of the service they provide:

Delivery - UKFree for orders over £25Click here for latest details at SBS.
Delivery - EuropeMostly free for orders over £100. Exact price calculated before checkout.Read their FAQ here.
Delivery - USA and RoWCalculated in the basket before checkout. Typical prices: USA $13-$35 USD, Oz $80 AUDRead their FAQ here.
Returns - UKFree 365 day returns - items over £25More Info.
Returns - EU, USA, RoW365 day returns - returned at your expenseMore Info.
Exchanges Same as returnsMore Info.
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact.More info.
3rd Party reviewsTrustpilotSee here for latest score.

 

Get Geared  getgeared2

GG have stores in Leeds & Leatherhead. They carry a good stock of helmets and other gear and, at the time of writing, score an impressive 9/10 on TrustPilot. If you order before 3pm, your helmet should be sent that day and they quote 3-4 working days delivery in the UK. Note – if you live in Oz, delivery charges might well be prohibitive!

Read what happened when we ordered through GetGeared.

Delivery - UKFree for orders over £25Click here for latest details at Get Geared.
Delivery - EuropeMost of Europe around €5.5, calculated before checkoutRead their delivery info. here
Delivery - USA & RoWCalculated before checkout. Eg USA $40 USD, Oz $130AUDRead their delivery info. here
Returns/Exchanges - UKOrders over £25 free 365 day returnsMore Info.
Returns - EU, USA, RoW365 day returns returned at your expenseMore Info.
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact.Terms & conditions.
3rd Party reviewsTrustpilotSee here for latest score.

 

Demon Tweeks demon-tweaks-logo-300px

Demon Tweeks was founded in 1973 by British Touring Car driver Alan Minshaw. They’re based in Wrexham, Wales, and supply a wide range of motorcycle gear in addition to all their motorsport supplies. At the time of writing they score a very respectable 9.2/10 on Trustpilot, although they do charge for delivery and only offer a 14 day returns.

Delivery - UKFrom £7.50Click here for latest details at Demon Tweeks.
Delivery - EuropeTypically around €14 to most of EU. See link right.Read their FAQ here.
Delivery - USA and RoWCalculated in the basket before checkout. Eg USA $68USD, Oz $100AUDRead their FAQ here.
Returns/Exchanges - UK14 day returns - returned at your expenseMore Info.
Returns/Exchanges - EU, USA, RoW14 day returns - returned at your expenseMore Info.
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact.More info.
3rd Party reviewsTrustpilotSee here for latest score.

GhostBikes ghostbikes-logo

GhostBikes are based in Preston, Lancashire. They score good reviews on the three review site links below (4.86/5 Trustedshops, 4.9/5 on Feefo, 4.5 on facebook page), offer free delivery on orders over £25 and have a 30 day no-quibble returns policy (some returns qualify for free return postage – see link below). They ship worldwide excluding the USA. To find out your shipping cost, when you’re on P1 of the checkout page choose your country and it’ll show you the shipping fee before you have to enter any further information.

Delivery - UKFree for orders over £25Click here for latest details at GhostBikes.
Delivery - EuropeCalculated at checkout - eg France €8, Spain €8Read their delivery page here.
Delivery - USA and RoWNo USA delivery. Prices vary - eg Oz $56AUD, Can $56CADRead their delivery page here.
Returns - UK30 day no-quibble returns (dated from point of ordering). Qualifying items returned free (see right)More Info.
Returns - EU, RoWAs above. Shipping to be paid by customer.More info.
Exchanges 30 day exchanges (dated from point of ordering)More Info.
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact.Visit contact us page with links to key info. on the left.
3rd Party reviewsFeefo and Facebook review page and eTrustedShops.Link to Feefo, Link to Facebook, Link to eTrustedShops

 

EUROPEAN RETAILERS

Brexit update – in the UK and ordering from Europe?

It used to be the case that there were great savings to be made buying from Europe. But since the Brexit announcement, prices have broadly reversed with it now being widely cheaper to order gear from UK stores.

That’s not to say there aren’t some lower prices to be found in Europe and they sometimes carry different stock from UK sellers ( so do click the links to double check on our Eu recommended retailers websites below) – but in general, we now recommend buying from UK retailers. That means you’ll benefit from free delivery (and usually free returns) and if anything does go wrong with your order, it’s easier to communicate in the same language (if English is your native language of course!). Plus you’re protected by UK distance buying regulations.

If you’re buying from Europe, you may well find buying from UK retailers is now cheaper than buying from a shop in your own country.

FC-MotoFC-Moto

FC-Moto are a German retailer based in Wurselen near Aachen. We include FC-Moto mainly because they usually offer a massive range of helmets and designs and often have low prices (even since the announcement of Brexit) – so if you’re after choice and decent prices, they’re worth a look.

Drawbacks: where most of our UK shops offer free shipping to the UK, FC-Moto’s prices do not include shipping costs (you can find their delivery rates on the links below). Their returns policies are a bit more stingy too – 30 day no quibble returns – though that’s probably OK for most of us. Note, because they’re based outside the UK, their helmets won’t come with an ACU Gold sticker on – that’s only an issue if you’re wanting to take your helmet on the track and doesn’t affect how legal it is on the road (that’s ECE 22.05 approval which all EU helmets must have). They can take a while to actually despatch goods too – they quote 5-7 days on their website – so if you’re after your helmet quickly, you’re probably best looking at one of our other retailers. At the time of writing, they score 8.4/10 on Trustpilot.

Here’s what happened when we ordered a helmet from FC-Moto.

Delivery - UKAbout €9 (£7.50ish)Click here for latest info. at FC-Moto.
Delivery - Eu, USA and RoWVaries. Click link to the right. Eg. Germany €4, France €9, USA/Oz €20Latest info. (click international shipping link)
Returns - UK30 days from receipt of goods. Buyer pays for shipping.Latest Info.
Returns - EU, USA, RoW30 days from receipt of goods. Buyer pays for shipping.Latest Info.
Exchanges 30 days from receipt of goods. Buyer pays for shipping.Latest Info.
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact.Latest info.
3rd party reviewsTrustpilotSee here for latest score.

 

Motoin Motoin logo

Motoin are a German online store with amazing ratings for customer service, scoring 4.86/5 on eTrustedshops and 4.9/5 on Idealo at the time of writing (for their latest scores, click the links in the table below).  Note, orders are usually despatched between 3-5 days after your order’s placed.

Delivery - UK€8 (around £7.50)Click here for latest info. at Motoin.
Delivery - EuropeVaries. Click link to the right. Eg Germany €5, France €8, Spain €8Click here for latest info. at Motoin.
Delivery - USA and RoWFlat fee for most places - click link to the right. Eg USA $24USD, Oz $30AUDClick here for latest info. at Motoin.
Returns - UK30 days no quibble from receipt of goods. Buyer pays for return delivery using any carrier (or £10.75 via Motoin returns).Click here for latest info. at Motoin.
Returns - EU, USA, RoW30 days no quibble from receipt of goods. Free inside Germany. Buyer pays for carriage in rest of Eu & RoWClick here for latest info. at Motoin.
Exchanges 30 days no quibble from receipt of goods. Buyer pays for carriage.Click here for latest info. at Motoin.
Key Info.Returned helmets must be in 'as new' condition with box and tags intact.Click here for terms and conditions. at Motoin.
3rd party reviewseTrustedshops and Idealo reviews available. Click links for latest scores.Click for eTrustedshops or Idealo