Motorcycle Helmet Reviews

How much is your head worth? We take buying motorcycle helmets very seriously. Our motorcycle helmet reviews look at some of the best looking and safest new models on the market. If you're searching for a motorcycle helmet to suit your cafe racer or custom motorcycle we've got your head covered.
Return of the Cafe Racers - Nexx XR2 Dark Division Carbon Helmet

Nexx XR2 Dark Division Carbon Helmet

It’s not often we veer away from our retro riding gear theme, but every so often there’s an exception to the rule. This is the Nexx XR2 Dark Division Carbon helmet. Although its roots are firmly planted in sports bike territory we think it would make the perfect accompaniment for riders of…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Hedon Wheels & Waves helmet

Hedon Wheels & Waves helmet

For the upcoming 9th Edition of Wheels & Waves, the French moto lifestyle festival will be heading home to its birthplace. Where the tarmac meets the ocean, overlooked by the towns historic lighthouse, the 2020 event will take place once again on the shores of Biarritz. To commemorate this special event Wheels…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - The Arai Rapide / Concept X Helmet

The Arai Rapide / Concept X Helmet

Japanese helmet manufacturer Arai has a history dating back to the turn of the century. Their story began with manufacturing caps, before moving to military headwear and finally motorcycle helmets in the early 1950s. Anyone who has owned an Arai knows the brand represents premium quality and class-leading safety. To this day…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - 20 Best Cafe Racer Helmets of 2020

20 Best Cafe Racer Helmets of 2020

Let’s face it. Power Ranger-esque sportbike riding gear and cafe racers don’t mix. During the past decade, riding gear manufacturers cottoned on to this. So they started producing retro helmets to meet the demand. Naturally, if you ride a cafe racer these are the helmets that you will undoubtedly gravitate towards, but…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Bell Custom 500 Ace Cafe Helmet

Bell Custom 500 Ace Cafe Helmet

Bell Helmets set the benchmark in open-face helmet design with their Custom 500 helmet. The latest addition to the 500 series has seen the brand collaborate with the indisputable home of cafe racer culture, London’s Ace Cafe. The Bell Custom 500 Ace Cafe helmet features a classic black and white colourway sporting…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Shoei EX Zero Motorcycle Helmet Review

Shoei EX Zero Motorcycle Helmet Review

I’ve always fancied MX style road helmets. I felt they were well suited to the retro style bikes I like to ride. They offer the ventilation of an open face without the loss of protection offered by a full-face helmet. I’d tried the Bell Moto 3 but the fit was like someone…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Shoei Glamster Retro Motorcycle Helmet

Shoei Glamster Retro Motorcycle Helmet

There’s been a steady growth in the number of retro motorcycle helmets on the market over the past few years. And now for 2020 two big names in the industry have come to the party. Arai has unveiled their Concept X, also known as the Rapide Neo in Japan, and then there’s…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Ruroc Atlas 2.0 Helmet

Riding Gear – Ruroc Atlas 2.0 Helmet

Extreme sports headwear experts Ruroc entered the world of motorcycle riding gear back in 2017. Their ATLAS helmet boasted an impressive list of features and unique styling developed off their snowboarding helmet range. To kick off 2020, the British company has entered into the second phase of the ATLAS saga. The new…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Bell Broozer Helmet

Riding Gear – Bell Broozer Helmet

Continuing their six-decade mission of properly protecting a rider’s most valuable piece of equipment (that’s your head), Bell Helmets has just launched a design that not only protects, it also transforms. The Bell Broozer is a modular helmet that quickly can quickly switch between two styles of helmet. Use the two pull…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Bell Moto 3 Fasthouse

Riding Gear – Bell Moto 3 Fasthouse

It’s a perfect collaboration. In 2016, renowned helmet brand Bell Helmets brought back their iconic full face Moto 3 after a forty-year absence. Now they’ve teamed up with Fasthouse, a brand steeped in the old-school dirt bike cool of California’s lawless 60s and 70s, to bring out an eye-catching colorway that uniquely…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Quicksilver Icon Airflite Helmet

Gear Review – Quicksilver Icon Airflite Helmet

Brushed alloy is the new chrome. There are zero performance benefits from its use, but boy does it look good.  You’ll find ample use of it on modern motorcycles like the BMW R Nine T, Kawasaki Z900RS, and the Honda CB1000R Neo Sports Cafe. And now, thanks to Icon 1000, you can…

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