MotoUSA delivers the latest in-depth motorcycle helmet reviews & product peeks.
Featured Motorcycle Helmet Reviews
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
MotoUSA’s contributing editor reports on putting his Arai RX-7 Corsair through another year of use in this helmet review.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
After wearing it during the summer riding season, we post our findings on the Arai Defiant Chopper Helmet along with the company’s Pro Shade System in this motorcycle helmet review.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Kali Naza Carbon full-face street helmet features new motorcycle helmet technology alongside up-spec materials such as carbon fiber and Kevlar, all offered at a reasonable price.
Monday, March 17, 2014
The Airoh Aviator 2.1 Carbon Helmet is a premium-spec, feather-light off-road helmet new to the American market.
Friday, September 20, 2013
We’ve ridden to Sturgis and tested many motorcycles in the last few months, all while wearing a Bell Star Carbon Helmet. Here’s our review of Bell’s top-shelf motorcycle helmet.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Not a half-shell nor a full-face, Bell’s category-defying Rogue Helmet created quite the stir when it launched. We review Bell’s latest cruiser motorcycle helmet.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Vemar’s latest off-road helmet is the VRX9. Read on to see how the high-end helmet performed.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A guest editor contributes this review of a new name and helmet concept to most American riders, offering up an evaluation of the unconventional Roof Boxer V8 modular helmet.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
MotoUSA reviews the redesigned Klim F4 Helmet. Read on to see what we thought of this premium off-road lid.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Our man Melling reviews the only lid that cradles his precious grey matter, the high-end top-line motorcycle helmet worn by a host of MotoGP and World SBK riders – the Arai RX-7 GP.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Motorcycle USA puts Icon’s Women’s Airframe Street Angel Helmet to the test to see if this ladies full-face helmet performs as good as it looks.
Friday, October 21, 2011
We ride with the Scorpion VX-34 dirt bike helmet to see how the new off-road lid performs.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Bell enlisted the services of hot rod enthusiast and pinstriper extraordinaire, Skratch, to help out on the design of its cool three-quarters motorcycle helmet, the Bell Custom 500 Skratch Deluxe LE.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
We ride with the new AGV AX-8 Dual helmet. This hybrid street bike helmet/dirt bike helmet offers something for everyone. Hear our testing thoughts in this product review.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
We’ve spent a couple months inside the new Bell Moto-9 helmet on dirt bikes, ATVs, side-by-sides and even adventure touring motorcycles. See what life is like with Bell’s newest dirt bike helmet.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The Icon Alliance Redeemer Helmet has been protecting our head for the last few months, providing us ample time to review the merits of this full-face motorcycle helmet.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
MotoUSA put the Diesel-designed AGV Mowie Helmet through its paces over the last few weeks while pounding out miles on scooters. Read on find out what we thought of this funky scooter lid.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Bell Helmet’s RS-1 Helmet is the newest addition to the lineup for the historic helmet company. Read more about this mid-priced helmet in this Bell RS-1 Helmet Review.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The Shoei Qwest helmet is quiet, comfortable and perhaps the best value in the premium Shoei helmet line. Read more in this Shoei Qwest Helmet review.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
We put the new Scott Airborne Grid helmet to use with motocross and off-road testing and even hit the deck in this dirt bike helmet review.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Shift Racing offers the most delicious and affordable dirt bike protection with the Agent Double Bypass helmet.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Arai has raised the safety bar with the all new RX7 GP helmet, which offers extreme comfort and a 40% stronger construction than conventional glass fiber models.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Can the Bell Vortex deliver quality performance at a palatable price point? Find out in our Bell Vortex Striker Helmet review.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The retro look is in style, only sometimes we have to sacrifice comfort and protection to get it. Not with the Bell Custom 500. We have a look at the latest retro-themed lid from the originators.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Scorpion introduces AirFit technology into this dirt bike helmet. The 2010 EXO VX-24 offers affordable motorcycle protection with some unique features for dirt bike riders.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Vemar dirt bike helmets are gaining popularity in America. Our desert tester samples the high-end VFX7 off-road helmet.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
MotoUSA tests Icon’s latest motorcycle lid, the Icon Variant Etched Helmet, with its large visor and sheild.
Friday, December 18, 2009
We sample the Harley-Davidson 3/4 Helmet with a retractable Sun Shield – no need for two faceshields on this motorcycle helmet.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sporting a redesigned shell and new M2010 Snell standard, the Shoei RF-1100 helmet builds off the success of its predecessor with sterling comfort and premium performance.
Friday, December 4, 2009
MotoUSA puts Shoei’s all-new X-Twelve helmet to the test. Can it be better than the already awesome X-Eleven? We find out…
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Italian motorcycle helmet manufacturer Vemar sent us one of its Diadem lids to review, just in time for a recent sport-touring trip up the Oregon coast.
Friday, October 16, 2009
We test the new 2010 Thor Force Composite Helmet and find the good and bad traits of this mid-price dirt bike helmet.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Bell Powersports got custom builder Roland Sands to to design a couple of motorcycle helmets, including the Drifter RSD Skulls half-shell.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Carbon fiber is being used more and more in dirt bike helmets. We grabbed the one which might have the most, the HJC AC-XC Titan MC-5 helmet and wore it through the winter months.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
We got first crack at Icon’s Airframe Death or Glory Helmet and have put the new lid through the paces riding Victorys in New Orleans, Harleys in Daytona, and Vulcans in San Francisco.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Motorcycle USA tests the convenience of the flip-up motorcycle helmet when it reviews the Shoei Multitec Modular Helmet.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
When it comes to motorcycle gear, you never skimp on the helmet. Check out Motorcycle USA’s review of the Icon Airframe Helmet.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Shoei releases its all-new VFX-W off-road motorcycle helmet. Follow along as MotoUSA gives it a test.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Harley-Davidson set us up with one of the lightest motorcycle helmets we’ve encountered, the 1.75-lb Carbon Kevlar Half Helmet.
Friday, June 20, 2008
With an aggressive, aerodyamic design and insane graphics, the Joe Rocket Rocket Science Helmet has seen its share of action over six months of testing.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Shoei’s new dual-sport motorcycle helmet has a ton of features to satisfy on/off-road riders whether they prefer street or dirt for their biggest grins.
Friday, December 29, 2006
Our dirt rider/writer, JC Hilderbrand, travelled all the way to Costa Rica with the O’Neal 907 Helmet in his gearbag. So, what did he think about it?
Friday, October 20, 2006
The Rail Fuel is one of four different models of off-road head protection from Z1R. We put it through all the special situations you’ll find while playing in the dirt.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Ken sounds off after wearing his Icon Mainframe Hooligan helmet during much of our 2006 season of bike tests.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Manufacturers like have been figuring out how to break the rules by making good helmets that weigh less than their price tags.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
If you had to lose one of your five senses, which would it be? We don’t know for sure which we’d choose, but we do know that it wouldn’t be sight.
Friday, December 9, 2005
Can a $200 helmet satisfy those who are accustomed to high-end lids? Three testers give their impressions.
Friday, August 12, 2005
MCUSA President and self-proclaimed “Arai guy”, Don Becklin, was reluctant to make the switch over to Shoei helmets, but the X-11 made the transition smooth.
Friday, October 1, 2004
Shoei has been protecting the brains of motorcycle riders for 40 years and their latest lids combine that experience with the latest in state-of-the-art helmet building technology to bring us the RF-1000.
Thursday, September 23, 2004
Cheap is good for the wallet, but is cheap good for the head? We rate one of Icon’s inexpensive skid lids to find out.
Thursday, May 6, 2004
So you’re not a brain surgeon? Doesn’t matter, you still need to protect your brain so you can solve the puzzles underneath the beer caps.
Monday, September 9, 2002
Upon first impression, the Italian helmet looks great and its paint finish and quality of materials is superb.