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HJC RPHA ST Helmet Review

HJC RPHA ST in the Rugal graphic.

Greg Drevenstedt
March 19, 2015

HJC RPHA ST in the Rugal graphic. HJC has been North America’s top-selling helmet brand for more than two decades, and its offerings include full-face, modular and open-face street helmets, off-road helmets and even auto and snowmobile helmets. After selling low-to-mid-priced helmets for years, in... Read more »

HJC IS-MAX II Helmet Review

HJC IS-MAX II Motorcycle Helmet

Greg Drevenstedt
February 2, 2015

Flip-up helmets have won me over. I love being able to quickly raise the chinbar—during a roadside stop, at a gas station, wherever—and have a chat with my passenger or co-riders, or drink water or eat a snack or take a selfie or apply sunblock or blow my nose, all without having to remove my helmet. HJC... Read more »

Bell Bullitt Motorcycle Helmet Review

Bell Bullitt Motorcycle Helmet

Jon Langston
October 2, 2014

When it comes to motorcycles or riding gear, nothing draws my attention more than vintage, or even vintage-inspired. So when Bell released its 500 line of three-quarter helmets a couple of years ago, you bet I snapped one up, and it’s among my favorite lids. Bell’s throwback full-face helmet, the... Read more »

Scorpion EXO-R2000 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Scorpion EXO-R2000 Helmet

Arden Kysely
August 7, 2014

Scorpion Sports is a privately held Korean company that has been making motorcycle apparel for various brands, including its own, for over 10 years. Until now, its helmet factory has concentrated on making mid-priced lids. In my 2007 review of Scorpion’s $225 EXO-700, I noted the attention to detail... Read more »

Nolan N44 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Nolan N44 Helmet Front View

Joe Michaud
June 30, 2014

If you favor an open-face helmet but still want a lid that can do double-duty as a full-face when needed, this helmet can be your best friend. The polycarbonate N44 is an upgrade to the popular mid-priced N43. Features include a vastly larger view port, a removable chinbar, improved ventilation, a Pinlock... Read more »

2014 Modular Helmets Buyers Guide

Helmets Rider Magazine

Bill Stermer
June 10, 2014

More and more riders appreciate the benefits of full-face helmets, not just for the comprehensive crash protection they provide, but also for the additional wind and weather protection afforded by the fully encircling shell and face shield. But wearing a regular full-face lid has its disadvantages. If... Read more »

Nolan N86 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Nolan N86 Helmet,

Greg Drevenstedt
June 6, 2014

Our last full-face helmet buyers guide (Rider, July 2013) featured 18 helmets, including the Nolan N85. At $249.95-$299.95 and 3 pounds, 7.9 ounces, it was midpack in terms of price and weight, praised for its comfort, its easy-to-deploy and effective sunshield, and its user-friendly Microlock quick-release... Read more »

HJC CL-17 Motorcycle Helmet

HJC CL-17 Motorcycle Helmet in Wineberry.

Heather Reinhart
March 2, 2014

HJC’s new CL-17 helmet has an advanced polycarbonate shell that is lightweight and offers superior fit and comfort. The Pinlock-ready anti-scratch face shield has a new 3D design for optical clarity, can be removed and installed without tools and provides 95-percent UV protection. The CL-17 offers... Read more »

Tour Bell Helmet’s Testing Facility

Rider Magazine Staff
February 26, 2014

Bell helmets recently showcased its testing facility, The Dome, during a tour for journalists. The video explains how Bell develops impact protection for athletes in powersports crashes across the entire spectrum, whether it be at 100 mph or just on an afternoon cruise. Bell said its goal is to create... Read more »

HJC IS-17 Motorcycle Helmet Review

HJC IS-17 Motorcycle Helmet

Greg Drevenstedt
November 27, 2013

As the largest motorcycle helmet manufacturer in the world, HJC makes millions of helmets every year. For the U.S. market, it offers more than a dozen full-face, flip-up and open-face models, priced from $99.99 to $564.99 and available in a wide range of colors and graphics. (HJC America’s new designer,... Read more »

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