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Arai Releases Video Series That Covers the Arai Story

Press Release
July 10, 2013

Arai Helmet Americas has released a series of six new videos that cover every facet of the Arai story, its beginnings, philosophy, the “Arai Difference,” construction, and the company’s overarching emphasis on rider protection, comfort and fit, all of which combine to, in Arai’s words, make it... Read more »

Full-Face Helmets Buyers Guide 2013


Bill Stermer
July 3, 2013

Why a Full-Face Although wearing any helmet that is at least DOT approved is better than wearing none at all, here at Rider we prefer full-face helmets. A full-facer is one on which the chinbar is an integral part of the helmet rather than an add-on that can be pivoted upward, such as with a modular... Read more »

Shoei GT-Air Motorcycle Helmet Review

Shoei GT-Air Motorcycle Helmet

Greg Drevenstedt
June 4, 2013

When helmet manufacturers release new models or update existing ones, they often incorporate new features or adopt them from other helmets in their lineup. The GT-Air is an all-new full-face helmet from Shoei that combines new and existing features, and is priced between the top-of-the-line X-Twelve... Read more »

Nolan N85 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Nolan N85 Motorcycle Helmet

Greg Drevenstedt
April 2, 2013

Italian helmet maker Nolan, along with sister brand X-Lite, gets high-profile, worldwide exposure on the heads of MotoGP and World Superbike racers such as Jorge Lorenzo and Marco Melandri. Here in the States, the company is best known for its flip-up helmets, such as the N104 introduced last year. After... Read more »

Nolan N104 Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review

Nolan N104 Modular Helmet

Mark Tuttle
September 5, 2012

The convenience and utility of flip-up, modular-style helmets make them indispensible to many riders, especially those who need to communicate frequently and clearly with others without a chinbar in the way. You can also eat and drink without removing a flip-up, and some eyeglass wearers find they make... Read more »

Arai XD4 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Arai XD4 Helmet

Greg Drevenstedt
May 31, 2012

(This review was published in the June 2012 issue of Rider Magazine.) Adventure bikes continue to grow in popularity and sales, and paralleling this trend is a proliferation of gear and accessories tailored to the demands of on- and off-road riding. In the late ’90s Arai introduced the first dual-sport... Read more »

Nolan N-90 Modular Helmet Review

Nolan N-90 Modular Helmet

Susan Salvadori
May 8, 2012

The unofficial word is that motorcycle helmets should be replaced every five years or so.  My Nolan N-100 Modular (a.k.a. flip-up) was pushing that age last year, so I asked Clement to get me a replacement; I liked my Nolan because it fit well and was “100 percent Italian” … always a plus... Read more »

Flip Up Modular Motorcycle Helmets Buyers Guide

Modular Helmets Buyers Guide

Jerry Smith
May 3, 2012

By Jerry Smith Modular helmets, or flips-ups, were once curiosities, practically a secret handshake among long-distance riders who didn’t want to stop riding long enough to eat and drink, and round-the-world adventurers whose conversations with border guards went a lot more smoothly when their faces... Read more »

Vemar Jiano Evo TC Night Vision Motorcycle Helmet Review

Vemar Jiano Evo TC Night Vision Motorcycle Helmet.

Arden Kysely
April 5, 2012

“Does your helmet glow in the dark?” I get that a lot since I’ve been wearing the Vemar Jiano EVO TC Night Vision helmet. And the answer is Yes! A pleasant pale yellow in the daylight, the Night Vision paint glows like a UFO in a sci-fi flick once the lights go out. Vemar claims eight hours of... Read more »

Scorpion EXO-1100 Helmet


Press Release
January 31, 2012

EXOSKELETON. The EXO-1100 is Scorpion’s new top-of-the-line helmet, featuring the exclusive TCT (Thermodynamical Composite Technology) shell construction process, said to enable the fiberglass/Kevlar/poly-resin shell to gradually crush upon impact to absorb energy while maintaining structural integrity.... Read more »

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