Top 10 safest helmets – 2017

On this page you’ll only find helmets that have been rated at 4 or 5 stars by the SHARP crash helmet safety testing scheme. That means, as far as we can tell, these are some of the very safest helmets around (though note; your No.1 priority when buying a helmet it buying one that fits well). We then look at other features to see how well they rate in terms of comfort, value for money, features, noise. That way, if you buy one of these crash helmets, not only will you get a really safe helmet, but one that performs too. Below, they’re ordered with the best overall review score at the top.

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...

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...

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...

Caberg Duke Modular Crash Helmet Review

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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...

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,...

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...

A Good look at the Shoei NXR Motorcycle Helmet (RF-1200 outside...

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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...

Caberg Tourmax Modular Crash Helmet Review

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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...

Arai RX-7V – Review of Arai’s new top of the range...

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Arai RX-7V (Corsair X in the US) - Arai's top of the range sportsbike helmet Arai have updated their range-topping RX-7 helmet - replacing it...

Shark Skwal Review

Shark Skwal crash helmet. A polycarb full face helmet with in-built LED lights The Skwal is Shark's middle of the range, do anything at a...