Top 10 motorbike helmets – 2021

Here’s our current top 10 motorcycle crash helmets, updated for 2021, in no particular order and including all helmet types. It’s based on what we think are the best performers after assessment of a wide range of helmet features; including safety, comfort, noise levels, feature levels – and value for money – as covered in our full reviews. Buy one of these and we reckon you’ll be getting a great helmet.

Click on a helmet to check out the full review and if you like the look of one, click a link in the article to visit one of our recommended retailers. We only recommend retailers that offer independently-verified excellent service, so you should be well looked after. If you click through and buy, we get a small fraction of the price (at no extra cost to you). It’s how we fund the site – so thanks a million!

A look at the X-Lite X-702 GT touring crash helmet

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X-Lite X-702 GT – a composite-shelled touring helmet Introduction X-Lite manufacture some of the safest helmets in the world. Most of their helmets are created out...

Review of the SHARP 5 star safety rated HJC FG-ST full...

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HJCs mid-priced fibreglass jack-of-all-trades full face helmet HJC have made a name for themselves in producing great value, great performing helmets. And the HJC FG-ST...

Shark Race-R Pro Carbon Fibre Full Face Helmet Review

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SHARP 5 Star Rated (maximum safety score) Carbon Fibre Shell 1.3Kg (light) and aerodynamicGood for glasses wearers Double-D ring fastener Price range...

We find out what owners think of the Shoei X-Spirit III...

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Top of the range racing helmet - the Shoei X-Spirit III (X Fourteen in the US) New for 2016, Shoei have finally replaced the X-Spirit 2,...

Shark Skwal 2 Motorbike Helmet: a great all rounder with built-in...

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Shark Skwal 2 review: a mid-priced polycarbonate street helmet with LEDs The original Skwal helmet has only been with us a couple of years but...

The Shoei RYD full face helmet review

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Review of the Shoei RYD full face crash helmet (Shoei RF-SR in the US) The RYD is Shoei's full face street helmet, designed to look...

HJC IS-17 Full Face Crash Helmet Review

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The HJC IS-17 is the replacement to the popular IS-16. It's been designed to be a bit of a jack of all trades, for...

The Nolan N100-5 flip-up. The perfect modular helmet?

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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...

Review of the Arai QV-Pro (Arai Signet-X in the US): street/sports...

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Review of the Arai QV-Pro: the street/sports touring crash helmet from Arai. The QV-Pro is the long awaited replacement to that stalwart of their helmet range,...

X-Lite X-903: a great performing, innovative touring helmet.

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Review of the X-Lite X-903 touring crash helmet. The X-903 is Italian helmet maker X-Lite's top-dog touring helmet.X-Lite set out to make it a compact...