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Arai Defiant Motorcycle Helmet Review

Arai Defiant Motorcycle Helmet

Greg Drevenstedt
May 30, 2013

The Gospel According to Arai: the prime objective of a helmet is impact energy management; everything else is secondary. Kinetic energy, the amount of work required to accelerate an object from rest to a particular velocity, increases at the square of speed. When speed doubles, say from 30 mph to 60... Read more »

Bilt Explorer Motorcycle Helmet Review

Bilt Explorer Helmet

Greg Drevenstedt
March 8, 2013

Since it was founded in 1974, Cycle Gear has grown from a single store in the Bay Area to 98 retail stores in 31 states, and it claims to be America’s largest retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories. Having carried other brands of apparel for years, in 2011 Cycle Gear launched two in-house brands:... Read more »

Bell Combines Ink and Iron in ‘Go Rogue’ Marketing Campaign

Corey Miller

Press Release
March 6, 2013

On the heels of unveiling its new Rogue helmet, Bell announced the details of its unique “Go Rogue” marketing campaign and consumer promotion that will send one lucky motorcyclist to the 2013 Sturgis motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota. Bell’s new Rogue helmet bridges the gap between the... Read more »

HJC RPHA Max Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review

HJC RPHA Max Modular Helmet

Clement Salvadori
December 5, 2012

I’ve sometimes found flip-up helmets a bit too noisy for my tender ears…although I do like the style and ease of communication with the chinbar flipped up. But when Editor Tuttle called up and said he had a genuinely new one from HJC that I might like, I told him to send it up. The box arrived,... Read more »

Bell RS-1 Motorcycle Helmet Review


Clement Salvadori
November 9, 2012

Three basic steps are involved in the testing of a helmet. The first thing I do is weigh it. Bell’s new RS-1 uses two shell sizes, one for XS-M and a slightly larger one for L-2XL. The size XL, which fit me, came in at an acceptable 58 ounces. In the smaller of its two shell sizes (XS-M), Bell says... Read more »

Schuberth S2 Motorcycle Helmet Review

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Greg Drevenstedt
October 3, 2012

After a hiatus from the North American market for several years, German helmet maker Schuberth introduced its C3 flip-up helmet last year (Rider, April 2011) and has just added a full-face helmet, the S2. Like the C3, the S2’s shell is made of a proprietary mix of resin, composite and fiberglass that... Read more »

Shark RSR Motorcycle Helmet Review

Shark RSR Motorcycle Helmet

Rider Contributor
January 29, 2004

Review by Ken Freund [This Shark RSR Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the March 2004 issue of Rider magazine] Shark RSR Motorcycle Helmet The Shark RSR motorcycle helmet is the priciest in Shark’s lineup, with suggested retail prices ranging from $537.95 for the single-color Summum... Read more »