18 Top-Rated Helmets From 10 Brain Day Brands

Posted on: May 8th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA 2 Comments

Brain Day 2015 is just around the corner, so if it’s time for a replacement helmet, a first-time helmet, or an alternate to take the pressure off your main lid, you won’t want to miss this event. At Brain Day, you’ll see the latest graphics and models in person, get the very best deals on helmets ANYWHERE, and get help from industry experts to find the safest fit for your head.

If you want to get a head start selecting your new helmet, check out our eighteen top picks from ten helmet manufacturers you’ll find represented at Brain Day.




Arai Defiant Matte Black

The Defiant cuts through the air quietly and smoothly in an upright riding position, and if it’s a ton of venting you’re looking for, you found it. Need convincing about what makes an Arai so special? Read our article Why Arai?

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



Arai RX-Q matte black

The RX-Q borrows technologies from Arai’s top-of-the-line Corsair V but is optimized for a quiet, balanced ride on the street. The ScLc shell is made with fiberglass that is 40% stronger than standard fiberglass. If you’re more of a long-oval kind of head, check out the Signet-Q.

  • Snell certified
  • Corsair-V-derived brow vents channel air down to temples
  • Made with Arai’s premium R75 ScLc shell
  • Regularly priced from $589.95-$719.95





Bell Revolver Evo Matte Black

For a cool $199, you’ll be loving life with the top down chin up thanks to Bell’s nicely-priced modular, the ever-popular Revolver Evo.

  • Drop-down internal sun shield
  • Aerodynamic shape and Velocity Flow Ventilation system
  • 3 different graphic options and 4 solids, all regularly priced at just $199



Bell Qualifier Matte Black

The Qualifier delivers a heck of a lot for a really great price. Go home with this great looking lid for under a hundred bucks at Brain Day.

  • Bell’s model-wide ClickRelease face shield
  • Lots of cool graphics and solids to choose from, all regularly priced at just $109.95



Fox V3 Matte Black

The V3 is just one step down from V4 the pros wear, but with the same light weight shell with MIPS technology, the V3 isn’t far behind.

  • 3 shell sizes and 4 EPS sizes for a precise fit
  • MIPS shell system helps protect from concussions caused by angled impacts (learn more about the V3 and V4 MIPS from our fantastic Fox reps at Brain Day!)



Fox V1 Matte Black

Protect yourself and your whole family with a Snell-rated Fox V1–available in youth and adult sizes.

  • 11 vents for enhanced airflow
  • Tons of graphics and solids available to choose from
  • Snell certified
  • Youth sizes regularly priced at $109.95
  • Adult sizes regularly priced at $165.95-$169.95





HJC IS-Max 2 Matte Black

The IS-MAX 2 boasts significant improvements over its predecessor, the IS-MAX BT, and is a fantastic value for a solid, feature-filled modular.

  • Drop-down tinted SunShield with one-touch release button
  • Five ounces lighter than the IS-MAX BT
  • Includes Pinlock shield (lens sold separately)
  • Regularly priced starting at $209.95



HJC CL-17 matte black

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

  • Snell certified
  • Anti-bacterial and moisture wicking SuperCool interior
  • Pinlock shield included (lens sold separately)
  • Regularly priced from $139.99-$154.99





Icon Airmada Rubatone

Icon’s standard-bearing Airmada is highly ventilated, comfortable, and offered in over a dozen graphic options.

  • 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
  • MSRP: $180.00-$275.00



Icon Alliance Dark

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

  • 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





Kabuto Aeroblade 3 matte black

Though not yet a household name in the States, Kabuto is Japan’s #2 helmet maker, second only to Shoei. The Kabuto Aeroblade 3 is made in Japan, wind-tunnel tested, and features a premium carbon fiber composite shell.

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



Kabuto Kamui matte black

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.

  • ECE 22.05 certified
  • Inner flip-down sunshade
  • Pinlock shield and visor included
  • Regularly priced from $249.95-$299.95



N104 EVO

Nolan N104 matte black

A veteran modular upgraded for 2015, the N104 EVO features improved venting and the same smooth-as-butter chin bar system.

  • Lock switch can secure chin bar in the ‘up’ position
  • Premium neck roll and interior
  • MCS II version prepared for the Gold Wing and Harley-Davidson N-Com systems
  • Regularly priced at $449.95-$499.95 (MCS II-$569.95)




Schuberth C3 Pro matte black

This year we were proud to add the incomparable Schuberth C3 Pro to our selection of the world’s top modular helmets. An optional Cardo Bluetooth neck roll is among the one-of-a-kind innovations made possible by Schuberth and the C3 Pro.

  • The quietest Schuberth yet; tested to 2 dB quieter than the standard C3
  • New integrated spoiler reduces down forces and turbulence
  • Anti-Roll-Off System neck straps
  • Regularly priced starting at $769.00




Scorpion EXO-R2000 matte black

Developed in part with feedback from MotoGP and Moto2 racers, the R2000 is Scorpion’s most advanced helmet to date. It’s extremely lightweight and balanced at high speeds, and features a uber-premium interior.

  • Proprietary fiberglass, aramid and organic poly-resin fiber TCT® Composite Shell
  • Scorpion’s AirFit® inflatable cheek pads
  • Includes dark smoke and clear EverClear® no-fog, anti-scratch faceshields
  • Regularly priced from $369.95-$429.95



Scorpion EXO-R410 matte black

Snell rated and under $150, this lid will keep your your brain safe and secure while your wallet stays happy.

  • Snell certified
  • Compact polycarbonate shell
  • Ellip-Tec® Visor Ratchet System
  • Emergency Cheekpad Release System
  • MSRP: $129.95-$149.95




Shoei GT-Air   matte black

One of the most highly-rated helmets of 2014, the GT-Air is simply one of a kind. Featuring a drop-down internal sun visor housed in an aerodynamic shell with aggressive lines and killer graphics, it’s an A+ all the way.

  • Wind-tunnel developed, integrated spoiler reduces drag and lift
  • Includes Pinlock shield and insert
  • Built-in QSV-1 sun shield
  • Regularly priced starting at $549.99



Shoei RF-1200 matte black

Shoei’s RF-1200 showcases the very pinnacle of safety, fit, and performance. The RF-1200 is lighter, quieter, and more aerodynamic than its predecessor, the RF-1100.

  • Snell 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





2 Responses

  1. Sue says:

    We appreciate your listing Nolan Helmets for your Brain Day event. If you have any questions about the helmet models, the communication systems, spare parts, or warranty that your Rep can’t answer, please feel free to call us direct. Cima International – 630-701-1601 – Nolan-USA

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