CONFUSED ABOUT WHICH MOTORCYCLE HELMET TO CHOOSE?
WE HAVE CONJURED A LIST FOR YOU
Are aesthetics and style a driven pursuit for purchasing your retro style gear? Well that’s great, but it’s not all that matters. Safety comes first and if there is an extremely essential piece of riding equipment, it has to be a reliable, good quality, comfortable and secure helmet. Within these requirements too, however, the overall features and quality can vary with an array of options out there. Helmets can be personalised and come with options for a chin strap, ventilation, a built in suspension system and much more.
When it comes to helmets, here are a few things that hold importance and will help you make your purchase decision:
Shell construction: The weight, durability and resistance to impact - all is dependent on the shell construction of your helmet. For instance, a polycarbonate shell for a thin and light helmet and an ABS shell for a cheaper and scratch resistance feature.
Pads and liner: Helmets come with different interior liners and cheek pads. Depending on your preferences, you can choose from helmets that have quick drying, sweat friendly and antimicrobial properties.
Weight: The weight of a helmet is determined by the shell, liner and overall features of the helmet. The lower the weight, the more comfortable the helmet is.
Price and Value: There’s no doubt that quality comes at a price. But there are a variety of accessible helmets that won’t burn a hole in the pocket, as far as you know what you’re looking for.
Noise: When riding, excessive wind is common. It is important to have a mitigating wind noise feature for comfort while riding for a long duration.
Here are a few top retro helmets we recommend for you to choose from: These are the helmets that utilise the safety technology and are reliable to keep the skull safe. These may not have all the features but the good looks make up for it. While it may sound like these helmets are just for cafe racers, they are a basic that will be ideal for most types of riders.
1. Arai Classic-V
This helmet is both DOT and SNELL certified. It also supports a faux leather trim, microbial liner and removable cheek pads. It’s a good one for ventilation, comes with a goggle strap holder and a face shield attachment option. It comes in many sizes and colours, but our pick would be the GROOVY BROWN FROST or GROOVY TAN FROST colour.
2. AGV X70 E2205
If you like bold colors and a distinctive paint design, this one's for you. Its made of advanced composite fiberglass and comes with an eco leather and fabric interior that is in fact detachable which makes it machine washable. Our pick for the colour and model would be
RIVIERA BLUE/RAINBOW colour.
3. BELL MOTO 3
This helmet screams vintage like no other. It is lightweight, has a detachable EPS-lined chin bar with antimicrobial terrycloth fibre. This helmet is sure to inspire and enable the next generation of riders! It also comes with padding on the chin bar which adds extra protection for the lower face. It comes in many colours to choose from. Check out their collection.
4. SHOEI EX ZERO
When we think of old school, we think of SHOEI EX ZERO helmets. The spherical crown weighs just about 2.5lbs and the helmet not only boasts of top quality material but also an exceptional fit and finish. The helmet’s pointed grilled chin-bar gives off a old-school vibe while the spherical crown and drop-down visor keep one foot firmly planted in the present.