2018 HELMET BUYER’S GUIDE

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AFX FX-21
AFX FX-21

AFX FX-21

Expertise/options: The AFX FX-21 is a lightweight off-road helmet that makes use of a singular, in-molded, cone-head EPS building. In-mold building fuses the helmet’s outer shell with the impact-absorbing EPS liner. There are different-sized liners for a customized match. There’s ample ear area for audio system.

  • Materials: Composite poly alloy
  • Venting: Three consumption vents and eight exhaust vents.
  • Weight: Massive shell: 1342 grams (2.96 kilos)
  • Certification: DOT
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: Stable: $129.95; colours: $134.95
  • Contact: www.afxhelmets.com

ARAI VX-PRO4
Options/expertise: Arai believes in a easy and natural shell design that lacks edges to handle the power of impacts. Their shell is a Advanced Laminate Development utilizing excessive finish fiberglass and incorporates a rounded design. The result’s much less protrusion, which has confirmed to be much less more likely to catch and dig in throughout a spill. Arai vents by way of a Cowl Vent Design which exhausts warmth extra effectively. The vents are sculpted into the rear shell form and work in unison with the AirWing to drastically add lateral helmet stability at pace.
Materials: CLC (Advanced Laminate Development): Incorporates a specifically designed felt that’s sandwiched between the 2 layers of Tremendous Fiber Laminate. The felt acts as a reinforcement layer with out including considerably to the burden of the helmet.

  • Venting: CVD warmth exhaust system.
  • Weight: three.34 lb.
  • Certification: Snell
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Worth: 609.95 – $749.95
  • Contact: www.araiamericas.com
6D ATR-2
6D ATR-2

6D ATR-2

Expertise/options: 6D’s new superior ODS system within the new ATR-2 helmet gives improved efficiency and paves the best way for brand new requirements in athlete mind safety by offering safety over a broader vary of power calls for. The ATR-2 has a strengthened higher eyeport space. A cervical safety zone works to guard the rider if the helmet is pushed down and again into the neck and backbone throughout an accident. The ATR-2’s shell has additionally been optimized to carry out in live performance with the superior ODS.

  • Materials: Optimized, light-weight tri-composite shell
  • Venting: Air hole air flow system with 17 switch ports
  • Weight: 1480 grams (three.26 kilos)
  • Certification: DOT, ECE, AC, and ASTM
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: Begins at $695
  • Contact: www.6dhelmets.com
EVS T5
EVS T5

EVS T5

Expertise/options: The EVS T5 is a price-focused helmet that’s match with a dual-density EPS liner for power administration, compression gaskets that combine with a race collar/neck brace, high-flow venting and a polycarbonate shell.

  • Materials: Polycarbonate
  • Venting: Max circulation venting
  • Weight: 1350 grams
  • Certification: DOT
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: $99
  • Contact: www.evs-sports.com

 

FLY F2 CARBON FORGE
FLY F2 CARBON FORGE

FLY F2 CARBON FORGE

Expertise/options: The F2 Carbon Forge is Fly Racing’s manufacturing unit race helmet. It options carbon fiber Kevlar shell building, MIPS (Multi-directional Influence Safety System) and a Coolmax inside. A quad-vent above-goggle eyeport attracts air from the goggle to scale back fogging.

  • Materials: Carbon fiber and Kevlar composite shell
  • Venting: Multi-port air-induction cooling system contains 10 consumption and 4 exhaust vents
  • Weight: 1478 grams (three.26 kilos)
  • Certification: Snell 2015/DOT-approved
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: $399.95
  • Contact: www.flyracing.com

 

FOX V3

FOX V3

Expertise/options: The Fox V3 has a brand new stage of visor expertise (magnetic visor launch) and options Multi-directional Influence Safety Systsem (MIPS), which reduces rotational violence to the mind. It has a brand new multi-composite building that has shaved some weight off the bundle.

  • Materials: Multi-composite
  • Venting: 14 consumption and Four exhaust vents
  • Weight: TBA
  • Certification: ECE, DOT
  • Sizes: S–XL
  • Worth: $549.95
  • Contact: www.foxracing.com
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FXR BLADE CARBON
FXR BLADE CARBON

FXR BLADE CARBON

Expertise/options: FXR has numerous helmets in its arsenal, however its top-of-the-line motocross helmet is a carbon fiber mannequin that’s light-weight, nicely vented and licensed. It makes use of a dual-density EPS liner, has a rear diffuser to switch impression hundreds to appropriate neck braces and has a hi-flo visor to scale back drag and defend from roost.

  • Materials: 100 % carbon fiber
  • Venting: 10 consumption, 4 exhaust ports
  • Weight: 1270 grams (2.79 kilos)
  • Certification: DOT/ECE
  • Sizes: XS–XL
  • Worth: $349.99
  • Contact: www.fxrracing.com
HJC FG-12
HJC FG-12

HJC FG-12

Expertise/options: The RPHA X is HJC’s high-end motocross helmet that’s each DOT- and Snell-approved and makes use of CAD expertise for match and really feel. It has a detachable liner, aerodynamic rear spoiler and a big eyeport for max visibility.

  • Materials: Superior P.I.M. (premium built-in matrix) shell
  • Venting: ACS (superior channeling air flow) system
  • Weight: N/A
  • Certification: DOT and Snell
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Worth: $349.99-$399.99
  • Contact: www.hjchelmets.com

 

JUST1 J12
JUST1 J12

JUST1 J12

Expertise/options: The Just1 J12 is a full carbon fiber helmet, making it extraordinarily inflexible and really mild. The Just1 J12 has two exterior shell sizes making certain correct match and the internal shell dimension (EPS foam and for light-weight, high-impact absorption) is scaled to suit the shell. The J12 is match with the J.1.E.R. cheek pad elimination and has a double-D retention system.

  • Materials: Full carbon exterior shell
  • Venting: Mouth and eyebrow air flow with rear extraction
  • Weight: ECE mannequin: 1100 grams (2.42 kilos); ECE/DOT mannequin: 1250 grams (2.75 kilos)
  • Certification: ECE homologation/DOT/ECE homologation
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: $449.95
  • Contact: www.just1racing.com
KALI PRANA CARBON
KALI PRANA CARBON

KALI PRANA CARBON

Expertise/options: The Prana Carbon is Kali’s top-of-the-line MX helmet and is match with Composite Fusion Plus and Contigo LDL, which dissipates impression forces whereas dealing with the rotational forces. The Prana makes use of a breakaway visor, anti-microbial pads, a detachable/washable liner and helmet sock and comes with a journey bag.

  • Materials: Carbon fiber shell, EPS foam
  • Venting: 10 head, two forehead, 4 chin
  • Weight: 1300g (2.86 kilos)
  • Certification: DOT
  • Sizes: XS–XL
  • Worth: $375
  • Contact: https://kaliprotectives.com

 

KLIM F5
KLIM F5

KLIM F5

Expertise/options: Klim’s F5 options centered air flow created by constant linear air strain all through the helmet and now has built-in Koroyd expertise and MIPS rotation pressure mitigation. Koroyd is put in within the internal liner, changing EPS foam on the key impression areas. It excels at lowering peak G-force transmission whereas remaining ultralight and porous. MIPS reduces rotational forces at an angled impression.

  • Materials: Klim carbon fiber shell
  • Venting: 18 consumption vents, eight exhaust vents
  • Weight: 1420 grams (three.13 kilos)
  • Certification: DOT
  • Sizes: S–XXXL
  • Worth: $649.99
  • Contact: www.klim.com

 

LEATT GPX 6.5 CARBON
LEATT GPX 6.5 CARBON

LEATT GPX 6.5 CARBON

Expertise/options: Leatt’s GPX 6.5 Carbon is its high-end mannequin and makes use of 360° Turbine Expertise generators made from 3D-molded energy-absorbing materials. This expertise targets the discount of rotational acceleration to the top and mind and the absorption of power upon impression at concussion stage. It’s molded from an energy-absorbing materials that hardens on impression. A 10-percent-smaller shell transfers as much as 20 % much less rotational pressure to the neck, head and mind.

  • Materials: Injected polymer
  • Venting: All-around air flow, low-speed venting enhanced
  • Weight: ECE: 1270 grams (2.80 kilos)
  • Certification: ECE/DOT
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: $599.99
  • Contact: www.leatt.com
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LS2 MX470 SUBVERTER
LS2 MX470 SUBVERTER

LS2 MX470 SUBVERTER

Expertise/options: The LS2 MX470 Subverter brings new expertise to the motocross line by way of a light-weight shell that’s constituted of proprietary kinetic polymer alloy. This makes use of nanotechnology to boost the penetration resistance, power and power administration of the shell with out including weight. The Artificial Scalp System, a rotational power administration system, combats accidents. It has a detachable liner with enhanced airflow.

  • Materials: Kinetic polymer alloy
  • Venting: 35 separate air flow ports with channeled EPS
  • Weight: 1360 grams (2.99 kilos)
  • Certification: DOT and ECE
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: Stable: $199.98; graphics: $219.98
  • Contact: www.ls2helmets.com
O’NEAL 10-SERIES CARBON RACE
O’NEAL 10-SERIES CARBON RACE

O’NEAL 10-SERIES CARBON RACE

Expertise/options: O’Neal Racing’s high-end motocross helmet has a light-weight carbon shell, has sturdy venting with outsized apertures, and makes use of a Coolmax liner that’s detachable, washable and sweat-wicking. Air consumption on the mouth is screened, and there are side-goggle traction pads.

  • Materials: Carbon shell
  • Venting: Massive ports and EPS channels
  • Weight: 1080 grams (2.38 kilos)
  • Certification: DOT, ECE, AS/NZS, ACU
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: $399.99
  • Contact: www.oneal.com

 

SCORPION VX-R70
SCORPION VX-R70

SCORPION VX-R70

Expertise/options: The Scorpion VX-R70 is utilized by some high off-road racing groups due to its light-weight shell, dual-density EPS system and KwikWick II liner for moisture management and luxury. It makes use of an AirFit cheek pad system for a customized cosy match and aero-tuned air flow for max breathability. Titanium corrosion-proof D-rings, a tool-less quick-change chin vent system, a shatter-resistant aero-tuned Exolon visor and a big goggle eyeport spotlight the VX-R70.

  • Materials: TCT composite shell building
  • Venting: Aero-tuned venting
  • Weight: 1290 grams
  • Certification: DOT/ECE
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: Stable: $189.95; graphics: $199.95
  • Contact: www.scorpionusa.com
SHOEI VFX-EVO
SHOEI VFX-EVO

SHOEI VFX-EVO

Expertise/options: The Shoei VFX-EVO has been utterly re-engineered and options the Movement Vitality Distribution System (M.E.D.S) engineered to scale back rotational acceleration power to the top within the occasion of an accident. The light-weight, high-performance shell has optimum impression absorption and a shell-integrated goggle retention system. It makes use of a dual-layer, multi-density EPS liner and is out there in 4 shell sizes. The big eyeport permits for  larger peripheral imaginative and prescient and permits for outsized goggles.

  • Materials: Multi-ply Matrix AIM+ shell building. Combining fiberglass with light-weight, natural, high-performance fibers
  • Venting: There are sixteen consumption and exhaust vents formed and situated to maximise airflow and unfavourable air-pressure suction to the rear of the helmet.
  • Weight: Stable: 1411 grams (three.11 kilos); graphics: 1420 grams (three.13 kilos)
  • Certification: DOT/Snell 2015
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: Stable: $539; graphics: $719; reproduction: $739
  • Contact: www.shoei-helmets.com
SUOMY ALPHA
SUOMY ALPHA

SUOMY ALPHA

Expertise/options: Suomy’s top-of-the-line MX helmet incorporates a newly re-engineered Tricarboco composite shell with a extra strong carbon fiber Kevlar base, making the Alpha extra impact-resistant whereas preserving weight to a minimal. The brand new shell design reduces impression angles and works with fashionable neck braces. The Alpha options new inside quick-release cheek pads, is extra impact-resistant, is tremendous light-weight, and is available in two shell sizes and three EPS sizes to maximise match and luxury.

  • Materials: Carbon fiber Kevlar Tricarboco shell
  • Venting: Ram air ducts mixed with superior EPS channels
  • Weight: 1250 grams (2.76 kilos)
  • Certification: DOT-approved and ECE 22-05-certified.
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: $499.95
  • Contact: www.vleonline.com
THOR VERGE VORTECHS 
THOR VERGE VORTECHS

THOR VERGE VORTECHS 

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Expertise/options: The Thor Vortechs helmet is Thor’s premium light-weight motocross helmet. It’s constructed round hand-laid composite fiberglass for power with give attention to minimal weight. It options numerous air consumption ports for venting and has an anti-bacterial, detachable and washable SilverCool liner.

  • Materials: Hand-laid composite fiberglass
  • Venting: Centered air consumption ports with high-flow exhaust
  • Weight: 1288 grams (2.84 kilos)
  • Certification: DOT and ECE 22.05
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: $299.95
  • Contact: www.thormx.com
TLD SE-4 CARBON MIPS
TLD SE-Four CARBON MIPS

TLD SE-Four CARBON MIPS

Expertise/options: Troy Lee Designs is a graphics large, and its SE-Four carbon MIPS is the lead mannequin in its huge arsenal. Weighing 2.92 kilos, the carbon incorporates MIPS (Multi-directional Influence Safety System) and has 22 consumption ports to channel cooling. There are three shell sizes and anatomical 3D-contoured cheek pads with an emergency launch system for EMS responders.

  • Materials: Carbon fiber
  • Venting: 22 consumption ports
  • Weight: 1324 grams (2.92 kilos)
  • Certification: Snell, DOT, ECE
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: $650
  • Contact: www.troyleedesigns.com
UFO DIAMOND HELMET
UFO DIAMOND HELMET

UFO DIAMOND HELMET

Expertise/options: A preferred helmet on the GP circuit resulting from its super-light weight, the UFO Diamond options RAIS (Rotation Influence Absorbing System). This method consists of a foremost internal shell in high-density EPS, in addition to an internal oscillating shell of low-density PPE to offer the most recent expertise in impression pressure dissipation. It makes use of a sliding visor (adjustable size), racer-designed airflow administration, emergency cheek pad elimination and warmth dissipation by way of rear extractors.

  • Materials: Composite fiber shell with high-carbon content material
  • Venting: AES (airflow extraction system) air flow system—three vents, plus 4 slots into 4 rear extractors.
  • Weight: 1150 grams (2.53 kilos)
  • Certification: European E11 certification
  • Sizes: XXS–XL
  • Worth: $499
  • Contact: www.ufoplasticusa.com
VEMAR TAKU
VEMAR TAKU

VEMAR TAKU

Expertise/options: The Vemar Taku is engineered and manufactured in Italy and meets the ECE customary, together with DOT standards. There are two shell sizes, which cowl six helmet sizes, and the mid-oval form gives a extra beneficiant match entrance to again and is snugger ear to ear. The liner is detachable, washable and makes use of a particular fiber that fights towards odor and micro organism whereas having sturdy wicking capabilities.

  • Materials: ABS
  • Venting: Air circulation Klima System (VKS)
  • Weight: three.1 kilos
  • Certification: DOT/ECE
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: $99
  • Contact: www.motonation.com
Z1R RISE
Z1R RISE

Z1R RISE

Expertise/options: The Z1R Rise is a price-point helmet match with sturdy options. It’s DOT- and ECE-approved, has twin venting, a moisture-wicking liner and a dual-density EPS liner for progressive impression absorption.

  • Materials: Polycarbonate
  • Venting: Twin vents
  • Weight: 1400 grams/ (three.08 kilos)
  • Certification: DOT/ECE
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: $79.95
  • Contact: www.z1r.com
ZOX MATRIX CARBON
ZOX MATRIX CARBON

ZOX MATRIX CARBON

Expertise/options: The Zox matrix carbon/carbon Kevlar is a light-weight MX helmet that incorporates a carbon shell, a detachable/washable liner and is designed with each consumption and exhaust venting for good airflow. The helmet has enhanced consolation by way of the padded double D-ring chin strap.

  • Materials: Carbon shell
  • Venting: Consumption and exhaust venting
  • Weight: 1255 grams (2.76 kilos);  giant: 1351 grams (2.97 kilos)
  • Certification: ECE/DOT
  • Sizes: XS–XXL
  • Worth: Squadron, $269.99; stable carbon, $279.99
  • Contact: www.zoxhelmets.com

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