Our Top 10 Crash Helmets – 2017

Our Top 10 Crash Helmets – 2017

Here’s our current top 10 motorcycle crash helmets, updated for 2017, 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!

caberg tourmax sonic

The Caberg Tourmax is a modular dual-sports helmet (modular meaning the chin guard flips up and dual-sports referring to the mix between full face...
bell-moto-9-featured

Bell Moto-9 and Moto-9 Flex Motocross helmet review Along with the cheaper Bell MX-9, the Bell Moto-9 range of helmets has been the mainstay of Bell's...
Shoei-vfx-w-featured

The Shoei VFX-W motocross crash helmet: a classic design still going strong The VFX-W is Shoei's top of the range dirtbike crash helmet. It was...
Shoei X-Spirit III

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,...
Caberg Duke legend italia crash helmet front view

The Caberg Duke is a popular modular/flip up crash helmet. On the face of things, it's not hard to see why because it ticks...
X-Lite-X-702-GT-white-featured

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...
hjc-fg-st-crash-helmet-featured

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...
HJC-IS-17-Lorenzo-crash-helmet

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...
Shark race r pro carbon blank white side view

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

Shoei launched the NXR crash helmet in 2014 as a replacement for their much loved (and much-bought) XR1100. The XR1100 is one of our all...

2 COMMENTS

  1. I’m just wondering, do any of the tests include riding in heavy rain, it is very nice being light, and quiet, and good vision, but when the visor fills with water or the rain splatters up from the front vents, and then steaming up it really isn’t good. So for the typical British rider how about some rain tests.

    • Well if it’s a common problem that a few riders come across and report, then we’ll definitely include it in the reviews. Thing is, it’s that long ago since I came across a helmet where the visor leaked or water crept in – either manufacturers have really got their acts together – or I guess more and more of us are leaving the bike at home when it’s raining. But yep, we’ll included it where we come across reports of leakage.

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