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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.

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

 

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Scorpion Exo Combat: low-cost open face helmet badassery

Review of the Scorpion Exo Combat motorbike helmet. It's usually Shark with their Drak/Raw helmets that turn bikers into stormtroopers. But now Scorpion's having a...
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Nolan N60-5 polycarbonate full face motorbike helmet review

Nolan N60-5: entry-level full face helmet with tested protection. Italian-based Nolan makes a pretty big range of helmets, and they're all aimed towards the mid-...
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The Nolan N100-5 flip-up. The perfect modular helmet?

Nolan N100-5 flip up modular motorcycle helmet review. The N100-5 is Nolan's top of the range flip-up/modular helmet, designed to be all things to all...
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Scorpion’s do everything adventure/road modular helmet: the Scorpion ADX-1.

Review of the Scorpion EXO ADX1 AT950 modular adventure helmet. The Scorpion Exo ADX-1 (same as the AT950 if you're in the US) is Scorpion's...

Great value full face – but not in Europe just yet.

Scorpion EXO-R420 budget full face motorcycle crash helmet review. The Scorpion EXO 410 Air we reviewed a few years ago has now been replaced by......
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Icon Alliance and Alliance GT (sun visor): great value all-rounder helmets.

Icon Alliance and Alliance GT full face motorcycle helmet review. Along with the Icon Airmada, the Icon Alliance is Icon's entry-level full face motorcycle helmet....
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Budget SHARP 4 Star safety rated modular… but there’s a problem

Duchinni D606 budget flip-front motorcycle helmet review. They might sound Italian, but Duchinni are a Chinese helmet maker, known for making lower priced polycarbonate helmets.The...
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Review of the LS2 Valiant FF399 motorcycle crash helmet

Review of LS2's flip-over polycarbonate modular helmet. If you've ever checked out the Shark Evoline or Shark Evo-one 2 modular helmets, you might find there's...
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Review of the Icon Airmada street motorcycle crash helmet

Icon Airmada: mid-priced full face street helmet The Icon Airmada is a sporty full face polycarbonate helmet that's aimed at road riders but that gives...
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Scorpion Exo 100 Padova open face helmet

The Scorpion Exo 100 looks, on paper at least, to be a breath of fresh air. With a drop down sun visor and classic...