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Polycarbonate Motorcycle Helmet Reviews

Polycarbonate plastic is one of the most common materials motorcycle helmets are made from. It’s incredibly tough and lightweight and when it’s combined with a polystyrene liner, offers great impact resistance. It’s also relatively cheap to manufacture so, in many ways, it’s the ideal material for a crash helmet.

Having said that, more expensive helmets tend to be made from complex composite materials such as fibreglass, carbon fibre and aramid – or a mix of all three. Still, many great performing helmets continue to be made out of polycarbonate – including helmets that score the maximum five star safety rating on SHARP helmet safety tests – so they’re well worth considering, especially if your on a smaller budget.

On these pages, you’ll find only crash helmets with polycarbonate shells.

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Scorpion Exo-520 Air review. A great value full face helmet with...

Scorpion Exo-520 Air motorcycle helmet review. Scorpion has always done a good line in lower priced helmets that perform. The old Scorpion Exo 510 Air...
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Biltwell Lane Splitter Review: SHARP 5 Star Retro Helmet. Cool, Safe,...

Biltwell Lane Splitter retro motorcycle helmet review. California-based Biltwell make just two full face helmets: the very retro Gringo and this very Simpson-inspired Lane Splitter.The...
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Nolan’s N80-8; full face polycarb all-rounder helmet.

The Nolan N80-8 is the successor to the Nolan N87 - a well liked, well specced polycarb all rounder full face helmet that was...
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100% Simpson style but without the price tag: Simpson Speed Bandit...

Simpson Speed review: Simpson's entry level polycarb motorcycle helmet. You want a Simpson helmet but you don't want to pay what Simpson helmets usually cost?...
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Modern looking, good value modular from HJC: the HJC C91.

A look over the HJC C91 modular motorcycle helmet. The C91 is HJC's follow-on helmet from the old C90. That was a solid all-rounder modular...
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Caberg Droid: SHARP 4 star safety rated futuristic modular with Pinlock.

Caberg Droid review - one of the best protecting flip-front helmets around. It's pretty easy to see why Caberg called their new modular helmet the...
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HJC C70: Great value SHARP 5 star all-rounder full face helmet.

HJC C70 full face polycarbonate motorcycle helmet review. The HJC C70 is HJC's replacement for their IS17 helmet. Which means it's designed to be a...
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A budget flip-front helmet with an excellent SHARP 4 star safety...

HJC C90: flip-front, SHARP 4 Star motorbike helmet. C90? No, it's not HJC's take on the most successful 2 wheeler ever. It's actually HJC's inexpensive...
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HJC I70: low priced all-rounder full face helmet

HJC i70 full face motorcycle crash helmet review. The HJC i70 is HJCs replacement of their mega-popular IS-17. Which means it's a polycarbonate all-rounder full...
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Nolan N70-2 GT and X review: a hugely versatile and well...

Nolan N70-2 GT and N70-2 X full face and adventure helmet reviews. Nolan have become kings of the truly versatile helmet.Like the Nolan N44 before...