Top 10 motorcycle crash helmets – 2020

We take a balanced and totally independent view of each helmet based on what owners and riders think, because it’s only when you use a helmet day-in day-out you get to find any problems.

Here’s our current top 10 crash helmets list for 2020 – in no particular order and including all helmet types, based on what we think are the best performers after assessment of a wide range of helmet features; including safety, comfort, noise levels, value for money and feature levels as covered in our full reviews. Buy one of these and we think you’ll be getting a great helmet.

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Shark Race-R Pro Carbon Fibre Full Face Helmet Review

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SHARP 5 Star Rated (maximum safety score) DOT/ECE certified Carbon Fibre Shell 2.9lbs/1.3Kg (light) and aerodynamic Good for glasses wearers Double-D ring fastener ...

One of the best value Snell rated helmets on the market?

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Scorpion EXO-R420 budget full face motorcycle crash helmet review. The Scorpion EXO-R410 we reviewed a few years ago has now been replaced by... the imaginatively...

Shark Skwal 2 Motorcycle 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...

Full review of the Shoei X Fourteen sportsbike crash helmet

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

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...

Nolan N100-5 flip up modular motorcycle helmet review

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The Nolan N100-5 flip-up. The perfect modular helmet? The N100-5 is Nolan's top of the range flip-up/modular helmet, designed to be all things to all...

The Shoei RF-SR full face helmet review

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

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 Moto-9 range of helmets has been the mainstay of...

HJC i10 Review: an excellent budget full face with Snell approval.

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HJC i10 full face motorcycle helmet review. The i10 is the replacement for HJC's top selling all-rounder helmet, the CL-17. That helmet was loved by many...

A Good look at the Shoei RF-1200 Motorcycle Helmet

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Shoei launched the RF-1200 crash helmet in 2014 as a replacement for their much loved (and much-bought) RF-1100. The RF-1100 is one of our all time...