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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 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

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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 »

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 »

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 »

Scorpion EXO-1000 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Scorpion

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 »

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