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!

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 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...

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...

Shoei GT Air II: long-awaited successor to one of the best...

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A look over the Shoei GT Air II touring helmet. The GT Air II is Shoei's replacement for the original GT Air helmet that was...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Bell Moto-9 flex and carbon motorcycle helmet review

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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...

Duchinni D705 review: an incredible value 4 Star safety rated full...

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Duchinni D705 full face helmet review. Ever since it scored a SHARP 4 star safety rating, we've been wanting to include the Duchinni D705 on...