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Motorcycle Helmets: Reviews
This section is all about helmets. Rider magazine reviews full-face, three-quarter and flip-up helmets on a regular basis. On occasion half-helmet styles from the editors of American Rider can also be found in this section.

Shoei Qwest Helmet Review

Shoei Qwest Helmet

Rider Magazine
August 17, 2011

[This Shoei Qwest Helmet review was originally published in the January 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Shoei’s lineup of full-face street helmets has something for everyone: X-Twelve for track addicts, RF-1100 for sport-touring riders, Multitec for fans of flip-ups and Hornet DS for dual-sport riders.... Read more »

HJC RPS-10 Helmet Review

HJC RPS-10 Mugello Helmet

Rider Magazine
July 19, 2011

[This HJC RPS-10 Helmet Review review was originally published in the November 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Korea-based HJC has been manufacturing motorcycle helmets since 1971, and it has been the top seller of helmets in North America since 1992. HJC has always made good helmets, but over the last... Read more »

2010 Bell Star Helmet

Bell Star Red Helmet

Bill Stermer
July 19, 2011

[This 2010 Bell Star Helmet gear review was originally published in the October 2010 issue of Rider] The first time I saw a full-face Bell Star was in the late ’60s, when it was described as an “evil-robot-style helmet.” And I still have my first Bell Star, which I bought in 1973; my sister created... Read more »

HJC RPS-10 Motorcycle Helmet Review

HJC RPS-10 helmet front

Rider Magazine
June 15, 2011

Korea-based HJC has been manufacturing motorcycle helmets since 1971, and it has been the top seller of helmets in North America since 1992. HJC has always made good helmets, but over the last five to six years we’ve noticed its quality levels ratcheting higher and higher. Now, after investing several... Read more »

Icon Airframe Helmet Review

Rider Magazine
December 6, 2010

[This Icon Airframe Helmet review was originally published in Rider magazine] I found a good way to see how well the venting system on my Icon Airframe helmet really works: Hair was still wet from the shower, vents were open and off to work I went in 47 degrees. Twenty-five miles later when I arrived... Read more »

Arai RX-Q Motorcycle Helmet Review

RX-Q_Urban_P

Bill Stermer
March 30, 2010

[This Arai RX-Q Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the May 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Arai bills its RX-Q as a whole new class of helmet that is positioned between street and racing headgear, which in its own line is between the Profile and the Corsair-V. To position it here, Arai... Read more »

Scorpion EXO 900 Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review

The Scorpion EXO 900 Modular Motorcycle Helmet in open-face mode

Rider Contributor
December 18, 2009

Review by Joe Michaud [This Scorpion EXO 900 Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally featured in the February 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Me? I have three road bikes. A new sport tourer, a vintage Triumph and an American V-twin. Each requires its own sense of style in riding gear. Sport riders... Read more »

Shoei RF-1100 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Shoei RF-1100 Motorcycle Helmet cut out

Rider Magazine
December 3, 2009

[This Shoei RF-1100 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the January 2010 issue of Rider magazine] The Shoei RF-1100's all-new, Snell M2010-approved shell is stronger and lighter thanks to Shoei’s proprietary AIM+ technology, which combines fiberglass with ultra-strong organic fibers. Shoei... Read more »

Joe Rocket RKT101 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Joe Rocket RKT201_3

Bill Stermer
October 29, 2009

[This Joe Rocket RKT101 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Now that Joe Rocket has established itself as a power in the motorcycle apparel field, it has branched out into the helmet market. Its first effort is the RKT101 (shown in one of several... Read more »

Nolan N103 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Nolan N103 Motorcycle Helmet

Bill Stermer
October 9, 2009

[This Nolan N103 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the November 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Another in the growing list of flip-up helmets, the new N103 is not only Nolan’s first helmet with a retractable sunshade, but it also accepts Nolan’s N-com communications system. The... Read more »

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