16 Helmets From 8 Top Brands

Posted on: April 22nd, 2014 by Road Rider MCA 2 Comments

Check out our top picks from eight of our top helmet manufacturers. Click on any of the helmets below for a full description and additional color options.



The brand new Defiant boasts excellent ventilation, and is specifically designed for optimized aerodynamics in an upright riding position.

  • Snell M2010 certified
  • Pinlock shield and insert included
  • Made with Arai’s extremely light and strong R75 ScLc shell
  • Regularly priced from $619.95-$749.95

Base Orange Frost Arai Defiant


The Signet-Q is Arai’s premium, long oval-shaped street helmet.  The Sig-Q borrows technologies from Arai’s top-of-the-line Corsair V but is optimized for a quiet, balanced ride on the street. The shell is made with a fiberglass that is 40% stronger than standard fiberglass.

  • Snell M2010 certified
  • Pinlock shield and insert included
  • Made with Arai’s extremely light and strong R75 ScLc shell
  • Regularly priced from $619.95-$749.95

Signet-Q US Flag



The RS-1 isn’t just pretty, it’s also Bell’s premium Snell-certified street helmet, and the helmet our buyer, our other buyer, and two of our salespersons ride with 365 days a year.

  • DOT and Snell M2010 certified
  • Made with a super lightweight Kevlar and fiberglass composite shell
  • ClickRelease shield mechanism allows for the fastest, easiest, tool-free shield swaps ever
  • Stable aerodynamic design resists buffeting and lift
  • Regularly priced from $399.95-$449.95

RS-1 Servo Blue

Mag-9 Sena

Personalizable, comfortable, and ready for a Sena SMH10 intercom system. All the features you could want and more in a three-quarter.

  • Built to perfectly accommodate the Bell-specific SMH10 (sold separately)
  • Removable drop-down clear visor
  • Sun shade/peak is removable and side plates to replace peak are included
  • Regularly priced at $179.95

Mag-9 Titanium



Chosen by Roczen, Dungey, and the pros who know.

  • Featuring a carbon fiber shell construction
  • 16 intake and 8 exhaust vents provide unmatched airflow
  • Exceeds Snell 2010 and DOT certifications
  • Regularly priced from $399.95-$574.95

Fox V4


Protect yourself and your whole family with a Snell rated Fox V1. It’s available in youth and adult sizes, and affordable, too.

  • 7 intake and 4 exhaust vents for enhanced airflow
  • Meets Snell 2010 and DOT certifications
  • Youth sizes regularly priced at $109.95
  • Adult sizes regularly priced at $159.95

V1 Race Red Blue 1


RPHA Max Modular

The RPHA Max is HJC’s premium modular helmet. Made with the RPHA Advanced Premium Integrated Matrix shell, the RPHA is lightweight and incredibly strong.

  • Made with a matrix of carbon fiber, aramid, fiberglass and organic non-woven fabric
  • Designed for superior fit, a quiet ride, and comfort using advanced CAD technology
  • Internal drop-down sun shield for sun relief on the go
  • Regularly priced from $459.99-$499.99



The CL-17 is a leading contender for our top value-priced helmet. With a Snell M2010 safety rating, excellent HJC quality, a host of nice graphics, and a comfortable ride, it’s hard to believe it could be yours for $150.

  • DOT and Snell M2010 certified
  • Anti-bacterial and moisture wicking SuperCool interior
  • Pinlock shield included
  • Regularly priced from $139.99-$149.99

CL-17 Redline Black Red



Clear a path for the Airmada, because Icon’s newest helmet makes an impact. The premium Airmada is highly ventilated, comfortable, and offered in over a dozen graphic options from sleek to brazen.

  • DOT and ECE 22.05 certified
  • Icon’s premium Optics shield offers wider peripheral vision
  • Large flow-through vents provide abundant, direct airflow
  • Many graphic options include both clear and chrome or dark smoke shields (click on Airmada image for specific details)
  • MSRP: $180.00-$275.00

Airmada Bioskull

Alliance Dark

Icon took their hugely popular Alliance helmet, threw in a dark visor along with the standard clear, and gave it a matte black finish. Then they even lowered the price. Boom.

  • DOT and ECE 22.05 certified
  • Includes clear and dark smoke quick-change, fog-free Proshields with sideplates
  • Prolock shield locking system
  • Regularly priced at $150.00

Icon Alliance Dark



Aeroblade 3


The Kabuto Aeroblade 3 is made in Japan and features a premium carbon fiber composite shell. Wind-tunnel developed for all-day riding comfort and high speed performance, the Aeroblade is lightweight, highly aerodynamic, and provides exceptional ventilation.

  • Snell M2010 certified
  • Shell features Advanced Composite Technology (A.C.T.) for strength and impact dispersal
  • PINLOCK® ready shield and included lens
  • Regularly priced from $349.95-$399.95

Aeroblade Linea Flat Gun


Though its aerodynamic shape is inspired by Kabuto’s race helmet, the FF-5V, the Kamui exists to please the high-mileage commuter and tourer. Balanced and lightweight for comfort on the long haul, it also features a drop-down sun visor for sun relief on the fly.

  • DOT and ECE 22.05 certified
  • Inner flip-down sunshade
  • PINLOCK® ready shield and lens included
  • Regularly priced from $249.95-$299.95

Kamui Fluente Flat Black



Developed in part with feedback from racers like Mika Kallio, Alvaro Bautista, Toni Elias, Hector Barbera, Yonny Hernandez, Nico Terol, and Alexis Masbou, the R2000 is Scorpion’s most advanced helmet to date. The aggressive looking R2000 is extremely lightweight and balanced at high speeds.

  • Proprietary TCT® Composite Shell is constructed with a 5 layer blend of fiberglass, Aramid and organic poly-resin fibers
  • Featuring Scorpion’s AirFit® inflatable cheek pads
  • Includes 2 EverClear® no-fog, anti-scratch faceshields (dark smoke and clear)
  • Regularly priced from $369.95-$429.95

R2000 Dispatch Neon


Snell rated and under $200, this lid will keep your your brain safe and secure while your wallet stays happy.

  • Excellent value, sharp looks
  • Snell M2010 certified
  • Compact polycarbonate shell
  • Ellip-Tec® Visor Ratchet System
  • Emergency Cheekpad Release System
  • MSRP: $159.95-$179.95

R410 Airline Blue Red



Shoei’s RF-1200 is, without a doubt, one of the best all-around helmets on the market. Announced last fall as the replacement to the RF-1100, the 1200 is lighter, quieter, more aerodynamic, and smaller than its predecessor. Six months after its release, the RF-1200 continues to exceed the expectations of customers and critics.

  • Snell M2010 certified
  • Small and light shell made with Shoei’s advanced AIM+ shell construction
  • Pinlock shield and insert included
  • New CWR-1 shield provides a tighter seal and a quieter ride
  • MSRP: $485.99-$626.99

Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Ant

Neotec Modular

One of the most rigorously designed modular helmets available, the Neotec is the modular aficianado’s choice flip-up.

  • Easy, single-button chin bar release mechanism
  • Built-in QSV-1 sun shield can be activated easily with a gloved hand using the slider bar on the side
  • Wider, taller field of view
  • Easily changeable Pinlock anti-fog visor (Pinlock insert included)
  • Regularly priced at $662.99-$752.99

Shoei Neotec



2 Responses

  1. Joellen Morris says:

    I am taking a trip into Canada /Alaska in July. There will be long days on the motorcycle. I am in the process of trying to find a helmet that will not be uncomfortable after a few hours. It is somewhat overwhelming with all of the choices. Suggestions about the best way to proceed? Would like to stic to something moderately priced. Thanks!

    • Road Rider MCA says:

      Any helmet that fits you correctly will be comfortable around your head for any number of hours, that’s why it’s super important to try on different helmet brands and models before you buy. We can help you identify a good fit from a bad one, but from there your experience trying on different helmets will enable you to know a good fit when you feel it. Helmets break in and feel about a half a size bigger after a month or two, so your new one should feel quite snug but not so tight that it feels like it’s fighting against any part of your skull. You can look for imprints on your forehead and be conscious of any particular pressure points after five or ten minutes of wear in the store. Going big isn’t the answer either, because a helmet that’s too big won’t protect you properly and also be really annoying and dangerous when it moves around or pulls up at freeway speeds.

      Beyond fit, which we can definitely walk you through in the store in much greater detail, wind and helmet weight could be factors on the long-haul, and on your daily commute. Full-face helmets are of course going to give you more coverage from the wind than half and three-quarter helmets and are generally quieter and lighter than modular ones (with the flip-up chin bar). But trying to get the very best of everything and every comfort feature will influence the helmet’s price, too. But don’t worry, you can still buy a great helmet that you will enjoy on your trip that’s in your price range. We have many, many helmets at many different price ranges in stock for you to try out, and we love to help customers find the “one” for them. When you’re looking, remember that fit will be the #1 most important element to consider. Hope this helps! Good luck shopping and happy trails…

      The section on helmets in our New Rider Gear Guide offers some basic information about choosing a helmet: http://roadridermca.com/newsevents/new-rider-gear-guide

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