Top 10 motorcycle crash helmets – 2018

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 2018 – 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 aerodynamicGood for glasses wearers Double-D ring fastener ...

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...

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...

Nolan N87 full face motorcycle crash helmet review

Nolan N87 - Review of Nolan's well-specced polycarbonate full face helmet The Nolan N87 is Nolan’s top-of-the-range full face polycarbonate helmet aimed at both sportsbike...

Review of the Arai Signet-X (Arai QV-Pro Europe): street/sports touring crash...

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Review of the Arai Signet-X: the street/sports touring crash helmet from Arai. The Signet-X is the long awaited replacement to that stalwart of their helmet...

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...

Caberg Drift full face motorcycle helmet review

Caberg Drift full face motorcycle helmet review Note: Caberg helmets are not DOT certified for use in mandatory helmet states (only ECE 22.05 certified for...

A review of the Shoei Hornet X2 dual-sports adventure crash helmet

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Shoei's versatile Adventure/dual-sports helmet: the Shoei Hornet X2 Introduction The Shoei Hornet X2 is successor to the well-regarded Shoei Hornet - Shoei's top of the range...

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...