The Best Motorcycle Helmets Of 2016 | Part 2
As a continuation of our last list, The Best Motorcycle Helmets Of 2016 | Part 1, we bring you some of the best and newest motorcycle helmets that are on the market today.
These helmets not only offer the best in efficiency but are also come from some of the best manufacturers out there that are not only focused on style but on safety and functionality as well. So, stay tuned and check it out.
AGV AX-8 Evo Naked Road Helmet
Constructed completely out of carbon fiber, the AX-8 Evo Naked Road Helmet by AVG is not only super lightweight but comfortable as well. Inspired by the offroad AX-8 DS EVO, this helmet is a lighter street counterpart that has had the peak removed. By removing the peak, the EVO road helmet has substantially less drag and is far more aerodynamic for those high speed rides. The inner is comprised of Dry-Lex that not only offers an extremely comfortable fit but has been treated with sanitizer as well to keep your face healthy and bacteria free no matter how long you use it. The inner liner is also removable and washable. This helmet also has a built-in shock absorber function that serves to protect your head in impacts by absorbing and deflecting the shock around your skull. The face shield is flat and made from a non-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate and the entire helmet comes with DOT certification. Check out the video below.
BUY – $499.95
Nexx XD1 Baja Helmet
Whether your ripping up some dirt or simply cruising along the tarmac, the Nexx XD1 Baja not only looks cool but brings a lot of features to your ride as well. It has been specifically designed with a blocky profile that is extremely aerodynamic to reduce lift and buffeting while riding at high speeds. The shell is comprised of lightweight multiaxial fiberglass, carbon fiber and Aramid reinforcements that are made from organic 3D fibers. The lining is made from removable and washable Coolmax 3D and comes with an easy emergency release system in the event of an accident.
If you need a communication device, this helmet comes prepared for the NEXX X-Com BT system and to make sure that you get no dust in your mouth, the XD1 features two different chin vents – one for off-road and one for the streets. This helmet also features an extremely wide panoramic view so that you can take in all the sights and, of course, it wouldn’t be complete without support for a camera mount so that you can shoot some awesome riding videos. If you were riding on a sunny day, the XD1 also features a drop-down sun shield that has an 80% tint to keep the sun out of your eyes and the face shield is an Easy-Lock polycarbonate Lexan with an anti-fog position. This helmet is both DOT and ECE 22-05 compliant. Check out video below.
BUY – $499.95
Shoei RF-1200 Dominance Helmet
Shoei has been a contender in the helmet market for over 56 years and these days they are bringing some of the most comfortable and some of the safest helmets to users around the world. The RF-1200 is particular in that sense since it meets both DOT and SNELL M2010 safety standards. It is extremely lightweight and has been wind tunnel tested to ensure that you have a helmet that is both extremely aerodynamic and yet, reduces wind noise acoustics without blocking noises from the road. The shield is a CWR-1 pinlock shield that has been ribbed at the top and the bottom; this eliminates bending from the air pressure at high speeds and improves rigidity.
The RF-1200 also features a new baseplate that is both quick release and spring loaded and self-adjusting which ensures that the shield pulls back against the helmet to lock out both wind and rain. The baseplate can also be adjusted by using a five-stage rotating dial. The RF-1200 also features excellent ventilation by combing three upper vents, three lower vents and 4 uniquely situated exhaust vents at the back of the helmet to ensure optimum airflow. The interior is composed of a 3D Max-Dry liner that is both removable and washable. This is an all-round excellent helmet that won’t break the bank. You can purchase this helmet in a variety of colors. Check out video below.
BUY – $471.97+
Schuberth E1 Guardian Helmet
The Schuberth E1 Guardian Helmet is probably among the top 5 coolest helmets we had ever seen and, apart from its functionality, we can’t help but notice that it looks very much like the Spartan helmets from Halo 4. However, apart from that, Schuberth is so confident in this helmet that they have placed a 5-year warranty on it. The E1 was created in the Schuberth aeroacoustics laboratory to bring you a helmet that offers only the best in aerodynamics and aeroacoustics even at high speed riding. It’s quiet and it has no buffeting.
The E1 has an Anti-Roll-Off system that ensures that the helmet stays firmly on your head in case of an accident and the inner CoolMax liner is both removable as well as washable and moisture wicking to keep your face cool and dry. The E1 is also prepared to accommodate the Schuberth SRC Communication system and even features integrated antennas for optimum reception for both Bluetooth and FM. The EPS foam layer has been designed to be modular and increase protection in the event of a collision by being extremely shock absorbable. The E1 is also exceptional in the fact that it has up to 60% more ventilation than the C3 Pro since it uses a multi-channel ventilation system and an added chin vent that ensures proper airflow around the entire head. This helmet is modular and offers a city position for low speeds and a locked position for high speeds. The E1 is DOT and ECE certified. Check out the video below.
BUY – $872.49
Icon Alliance GT Rubicon Helmet
Inspired by the classic Icon Alliance, the GT Rubatone is a stealthier, smoother design that is not only lightweight but packed full of features as well. The shell is made from injection molded polycarbonate that is extremely strong and durable while the interchangeable gold drop shield keeps the sun out of your eyes. This helmet features a two channel molded ventilation system that keeps your head cool while the rear exhaust ports ensure that you have optimum airflow throughout your ride. The interior of the GT Rubatone is made from moisture wicking HydraDry that is completely removable and washable and adds both comfort and an excellent fit.
Even though the face shield is a fog free Proshield, this helmet has an added chin venting system that further removes the possibility of your visor fogging up. The face shield also features a Prolock locking system so that you can achieve high speed riding without needing to worry about your visor popping open. The GT has also been optimized aerodynamically in a wind tunnel and meets or exceeds all international safety standards which include SAI, DOT, ECE and SG. Check out the video below.
BUY – $200
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