Motorcycle Helmet Reviews

Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Shark S-Drak Helmet

Gear Review – Shark S-Drak Helmet

If you want the weight advantage of an open-faced helmet but don’t like the bugs in your teeth, French riding gear manufacturer Shark has just the helmet for you. The Shark S-Drak helmet blurs the line between open and full face helmet design. With a few quick adjustments, the S-Drak can be…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Torc T1 Retro Helmet

Gear Review – Torc T1 Retro Helmet

The current popularity of the café and custom scene has seen a proliferation of quality riding gear at the high end of the market. Retro helmets are no exception, and while designer gear can justify a hefty price tag not all of us have the deep pockets to justify the outlay. When…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Big Bore Flake Azul Helmet

Riding Gear – Big Bore Flake Azul Helmet

At what point do you have enough helmets? Some might say one will do. Others might have a full garage wall dedicated to them. For that second group here’s something to keep in mind when it’s time to add just one more lid to your collection. It’s from a retro revival collection…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Hedon Heroine Helmet

Gear Review – Hedon Heroine Helmet

I have a penchant for motorcycle helmets and I will be the first to admit I have too many of them. I have 5 times as many helmets as I do motorcycles. It’s ridiculous, but it beats collecting stamps. This, of course, means I’m always keen to give a new helmet a…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Gear Review – Nexx XG100 R Helmet

Gear Review – Nexx XG100 R Helmet

If you’re anything like me and have a strange obsession with motorcycle helmets you would have noticed the green and gold item that appeared alongside our custom Bonneville T120, the ‘Mongrel’. The helmet, which looks as though it was made to go with the bike, is actually a standard color scheme in…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Husqvarna Pilen Helmet

Riding Gear – Husqvarna Pilen Helmet

With the release of the Vitpilen 401 and 701 motorcycles in 2018, Husqvarna will re-enter the street bike market. To mark the occasion they’re offering just the right road going helmet to wear with the new additions to their range. Like the Vitpilen, the helmet is smooth and uncluttered, with a powerful,…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – AGV X3000 Legends Helmets

Riding Gear – AGV X3000 Legends Helmets

Italian manufacturer AGV has been protecting riders’ heads for seventy years now. To celebrate, they’ve released their Legends Collection, a line of vintage-inspired motorcycle helmets. The full-face X3000 has all the style and class of the 1960s helmet worn by World Champion Giacomo Agostini, yet still satisfies AGV’s high standards of modern…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Scorpion Covert 3-in-1 Helmet

Riding Gear – Scorpion Covert 3-in-1 Helmet

Hot on the heels of the Star Wars ‘The Last Jedi’ movie comes this Empire-esque helmet from US riding gear manufacturer, Scorpion. The white Scorpion Covert helmet is the latest addition to the Covert range and if you’re a fan of the movies or simply want to express your dark side this…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear Giveaway

Riding Gear Giveaway

Christmas is about giving, well at least that’s what my mother told me. So, here at Return of the Café Racers, we’re getting into the festive spirit by giving away a full set of riding gear to one lucky reader. Thanks to our friends at Bell, Icon, Saint and Suus you could…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – S&S Straight Savage Collection

Riding Gear – S&S Straight Savage Collection

Since 2009 Speed & Strength have been redefining riding gear with their “Two Wheel Communal Consciousness” approach. Creating well priced protective riding gear for both the track and street they offer a full range of gear from helmets to riding shoes. For 2018 Speed and Strength have created the “Straight Savage” series.…

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Return of the Cafe Racers - Riding Gear – Hedon Heroine Helmet

Riding Gear – Hedon Heroine Helmet

Retro styled motorcycle helmets have definitely become a ‘thing’ in the custom bike scene. Once people realized how much better an old school lid looks on a retro-styled ride every man and his dog started scouring eBay for second-hand examples. Thankfully manufacturers cottoned on to this pretty quick and started making their own.…

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