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Latest Motocross Helmet Reviews

Because dirt helmets are always changing and developing in terms of style, features and tech, we've put together this section which shows many of the latest motocross helmets available on the market today, ordered in most recent first.

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Fly Racing Formula range of Carbon, Composite and Polycarb dirt helmets.

Fly Racing Formula dirt motorcycle helmet review. Fly Racing was known for their range of lower...
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Arai VX-Pro4: Great quality, Snell certified motocross helmet. Bit heavy though?

Arai VX-Pro4 enduro motocross dirt motorcycle helmet review. The VX-Pro4 is Arai's top of the range...
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Bell Moto 10 Review: Bell’s Top of the Range Dirt Helmet

Bell Moto-10 Review: Amazing ventilation. Bit heavy. It's pretty safe to say that Bell Helmets have...
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LS2 Subverter Evo review: a great value mega-venting motocross helmet.

LS2 Subverter off road dirt motorcycle helmet review. The LS2 Subrverter Evo is LS2's top-line dirt/motocross...

AGV X101 1970s retro Dakar inspired motorcycle helmet review

Review of AGV's basic but cool Dakar inspired Retro MX helmet: the AGV X101. As you...

Highest Rated Dirt Bike Helmets

We rank all helmets - including motocross helmets - in terms of safety, comfort, noise, features and value in our helmet reviews. In this section, you'll find all the dirt helmets we've reviewed listed with the highest rated helmet first.

Bell Moto-9 flex and carbon motorcycle helmet review

Bell Moto-9 and Moto-9 Flex Motocross helmet review Along with the cheaper Bell MX-9, the Bell...

6D ATR-2: motocross helmet with hugely innovative protection system

6D ATR-2 motocross helmet review. As you can probably imagine, I read and write a fair...
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Bell Moto 10 Review: Bell’s Top of the Range Dirt Helmet

Bell Moto-10 Review: Amazing ventilation. Bit heavy. It's pretty safe to say that Bell Helmets have...
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Shoei’s top-dog dirt helmet: the Shoei VFX-EVO.

Review of the Shoei VFX-EVO motocross helmet. Shoei's latest motocross helmet, the VFX-EVO (called VFX-WR in...
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Fly Racing Formula range of Carbon, Composite and Polycarb dirt helmets.

Fly Racing Formula dirt motorcycle helmet review. Fly Racing was known for their range of lower...

Why are Motocross/Dirt helmets Different?

Simply because Motocross helmets are used differently to road helmets. Motocross riders take their helmets off road and down trails and put themselves, their machines and their helmets through enormous physical exertion in extreme circumstances.

And that means their helmets have been adapted over time to give lots of ventilation to keep cool, a large space to fit goggles and a roost guard to keep off the worst of the dirt. And the best manufacturers work hard to fit extra protective features to keep riders as safe as possible when they inevitably get up close and personal with the track.

Motocross Helmets for a Bluetooth Headset

If you use your dirt helmet as much off the track as on it, then you might want to install a bluetooth headset into your helmet. Motocross helmets in this section should have enough space to let you fit some speakers and a microphone comfortably inside and have enough space out the outside to mount a bluetooth controller unit.
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Arai VX-Pro4: Great quality, Snell certified motocross helmet. Bit heavy though?

Arai VX-Pro4 enduro motocross dirt motorcycle helmet review. The VX-Pro4 is Arai's top of the range...
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The Original Retro: Bell’s Moto 3 motocross helmet is back

Bell Moto-3 Retro Motocross Helmet Review. Bell launched the original Moto 3 back in the early...

Which is the best Motocross helmet?

We'd say the best motocross helmets is the one that offers the best protection, the right features for your riding and the one that fits you the best - and not necessarily in that order!

In fact, your top priority (yes before even what it looks like, the colorway and whether it's got the right logos on it!) is the fitment. Get that just right (preferably by following our fitting guide) and you'll get the best protection out of any helmet you buy. You'll also get the best comfort levels, letting you concentrate more on your riding. Then look for a helmet with the right features and certification. Finally, it's then time to look at the design or colors. Do all these - in that order - and you'll find the best motorcross/dirt helmet for your needs.

Cheapest Dirt Helmets

You don't need to spend a fortune to get a fantastic dirt helmet because there's some crackers out there for under $250 (and some quite a lot less than that). OK you might have to compromise on a few features or having the coolest logo on your lid - but if you're after getting the most bang for your buck when buying your next motocross helmet, then take a look at this selection.

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LS2 Subverter Evo review: a great value mega-venting motocross helmet.

LS2 Subverter off road dirt motorcycle helmet review. The LS2 Subrverter Evo is LS2's top-line dirt/motocross...
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Airoh Twist offroad crash helmet

Airoh Twist - a thermoplastic offroad helmet with adjustable peak Italian helmet manufacturer, Airoh, has just...

Amazing value dirt helmet that owners love: HJC CS-MX II review

HJC CS-MX II Motocross helmet review. Here's another lower priced helmet from HJC. The HJC CS-MX...
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Quick Review – MT Synchrony Crash Helmet

MT is a Spanish helmet maker known for its range of budget helmets. The MT...

Bell MX-9 and MX-9 Adventure motorcycle crash helmets

Bell MX-9 and MX-9 Adventure - polycarbonate motocross and dual sports helmets The Bell MX-9 comes...

Motocross Helmets with Widest Viewports

It's great to have a large viewport on any helmet of course: the larger the hole and the better the all-round vision, the more involving the riding experience is and the easier it is to spot any hazards coming your way.

But for a dirt helmet it's arguably even more important because you'll probably want to fit a large pair of goggles in there too, so you need to buy a helmet with a particularly large viewport - especially if you've some favorite goggles that you want to pair up with your new lid.

The good news is that all the helmets in this section have particularly large spaces for goggles.

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Airoh Twist offroad crash helmet

Airoh Twist - a thermoplastic offroad helmet with adjustable peak Italian helmet manufacturer, Airoh, has just...
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LS2 Subverter Evo review: a great value mega-venting motocross helmet.

LS2 Subverter off road dirt motorcycle helmet review. The LS2 Subrverter Evo is LS2's top-line dirt/motocross...
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The Original Retro: Bell’s Moto 3 motocross helmet is back

Bell Moto-3 Retro Motocross Helmet Review. Bell launched the original Moto 3 back in the early...

Bell MX-9 and MX-9 Adventure motorcycle crash helmets

Bell MX-9 and MX-9 Adventure - polycarbonate motocross and dual sports helmets The Bell MX-9 comes...

Are Motocross or Dirt Bike Helmets Street legal in the USA?

They sure are. As long as they've got a DOT sticker on the back then they're just as legal to use on the street as any regular street helmet.

OK, you might find they're not as suitable as street helmets, especially if you up the speed a bit, as they're designed to let more air through for better ventlation. Plus they have a larger hole at the front so you can fit goggles. Also, the aero - including that large peak/roost guard - might well catch quite a bit of air at speed. That said, the helmet itself will be constructed from the same sort of materials as a road helmet. And if you do have an off, it should absorb the impact in the same way a street helmet does.

Bell Motocross Helmets

Bell began the trend for dirt helmets with a protective chin bar back in the 1970's with the original Bell Moto 3 helmet and they've been refining and developing their motocross helmets ever since. Today, Bell helmets are at the forefront of motorcross helmet design, researching and quickly introducing new safety innovations into the market and supporting a number of pro dirt bike riders. If you're interested in buying a Bell motocross helmet, you'll find all the Bell helmets we've looked at so far in this section.

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Bell Moto 10 Review: Bell’s Top of the Range Dirt Helmet

Bell Moto-10 Review: Amazing ventilation. Bit heavy. It's pretty safe to say that Bell Helmets have...
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The Original Retro: Bell’s Moto 3 motocross helmet is back

Bell Moto-3 Retro Motocross Helmet Review. Bell launched the original Moto 3 back in the early...

Bell Moto-9 flex and carbon motorcycle helmet review

Bell Moto-9 and Moto-9 Flex Motocross helmet review Along with the cheaper Bell MX-9, the Bell...

Bell MX-9 and MX-9 Adventure motorcycle crash helmets

Bell MX-9 and MX-9 Adventure - polycarbonate motocross and dual sports helmets The Bell MX-9 comes...

Shoei Motocross Helmets

Shoei don't have much of a range of motocross helmets but when they do release one, they're well developed and highly rated. They're also used by professionals in AMA Supercross and Motocross, World Motocross, Cross-Country and Dakar so they're well tested and developed in the field. Check out Shoei dirt bike helmets below.

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Shoei’s top-dog dirt helmet: the Shoei VFX-EVO.

Review of the Shoei VFX-EVO motocross helmet. Shoei's latest motocross helmet, the VFX-EVO (called VFX-WR in...
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Shoei VFX-W off-road/Motocross helmet review

The Shoei VFX-W motocross crash helmet: a classic design still going strong The VFX-W is Shoei's...

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