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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.

HJC IS-Max Motorcycle Helmet Review

HJC IS-Max Modular Motorcycle Helmet in full-face mode

Bill Stermer
August 18, 2009

[This HJC IS-Max Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the October 2009 issue of Rider magazine] There are two major trends in full-face-style helmets today. One is the proliferation of flip-up modular versions, and the other is the popularity of the integrated, drop-down sunshield. If... Read more »

Shark EvoLine Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review

Shark EvoLine Helmet in the closed-face position

Rider Magazine
May 19, 2009

[This Shark EvoLine Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the July 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Modular full-face helmets offer the convenience of rotating the chinbar out of the way. At gas or rest stops, just press a button and slide the front portion of the helmet up to the... Read more »

Arai XD3 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Arai XD3 Motorcycle Helmet

Rider Magazine
April 28, 2009

[This Arai XD3 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the June 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Just as dual-sport motorcycles have hybrid features that make them capable on the street and in the dirt, the Arai XD3 motorcycle helmet attempts to give you the best of both worlds. XD stands for... Read more »

Shark Evoline Flip-Up Motorcycle Helmet Review

Shark Evoline Flip-Up Helmet

Clement Salvadori
April 8, 2009

[This Shark Evoline Flip-Up Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in American Rider magazine] I’m always pleasantly surprised at what helmet technology brings us, like this Evoline crashie from Shark, a French company of good repute, that converts from a full-face to an open-face. I... Read more »

HJC FS-15 Motorcycle Helmet Review

HJC FS-15 Motorcycle Helmet

Rider Contributor
February 4, 2009

By Gabe Ets-Hokin [This HJC FS-15 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the March 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Remember the good ol’ days of helmet shopping? You could get a cheap helmet, or you could get a good helmet, but you couldn’t get a good, cheap helmet. At the top of the... Read more »

Scorpion EXO-1000 Motorcycle Helmet Review

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Rider Magazine
July 10, 2008

[This Scorpion EXO-1000 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the July 2008 issue of Rider magazine] According to that interactive archive of what is, Wikipedia.com, “product differentiation” is a marketing term that refers to the “process of distinguishing the differences of a product... Read more »

Bell Star Motorcycle Helmet Review

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Clement Salvadori
July 10, 2008

[This Bell Star Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the April 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Now that the new Bell Helmet Company has served the mid-priced motorcycle helmet market for the last several years with some success, it has opted to throw its well-recognized name back into the... Read more »

Shoei Hornet DS Motorcycle Helmet Review

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Arden Kysely
July 10, 2008

[This Shoei Hornet DS Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the July 2008 issue of Rider magazine] Given the diverse nature of dual-sport riding, it’s hard to pin down a perfect design for any piece of equipment–but it does happen. Shoei’s Hornet DS motorcycle helmet strikes... Read more »

HJC FS-10 Motorcycle Helmet Review

HJC FS 10 Motorcycle Helmet

Bill Stermer
February 13, 2008

[This HJC FS-10 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the February 2008 issue of Rider magazine] HJC FS 10 Helmet A few years ago, a helmet with a built-in, tinted sun shield that dropped down from the liner above the eyeport was available only from a high-dollar European brand. Now, however,... Read more »

Shoei Multitec Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review

Shoei Multitec Helmet

Rider Contributor
February 5, 2007

Review by Troy Siahaan [This Shoei Multitec Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the February 2007 issue of Rider magazine] Not long ago I wouldn’t ride anywhere without wearing a full-face helmet, but at times would pass up a chance to eat or hydrate because I didn’t... Read more »

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