Top 10 motorcycle crash helmets – 2021

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 2021 – 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 ...

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...

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...

Shoei RF-1400 review: a fantastic all-rounder Snell certified helmet.

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Review of the Shoei RF-1400 sports touring motorcycle helmet. First up, there was the RF-1000 (great helmet). That was replaced in 2014 by the RF-1200...

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 The Scorpion EXO-R410 we reviewed a few years ago has now been replaced by...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...

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...

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...

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...

The big-bottomed helmet is here. Meet the Arai Regent X.

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Arai Regent X motorcycle helmet review. The Arai Regent X (sold as the Profile V in Europeland) is Arai's entry level full face helmet in...