Best Motorcycle Helmets 2017

Your helmet doesn’t get PTO. It has to work. Every day. No exceptions. The best motorcycle helmets of 2017 do exactly that - with style!

2017 Moto Gear Guides

RevZilla's Top Picks for 2017

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Shoei RF-1200 Helmet - Solid
$485.99 - $498.99
(639)
10 colors available
Scorpion EXO-AT950 Helmet
(129)
4 colors available
Scorpion Covert Helmet
(32)
Icon Airmada Helmet - Solid
(375)
3 colors available
Schuberth C3 Pro Helmet - Solid
(240)
7 colors available
Arai Signet-X Helmet
$611.96 - $629.96 $679.95 - $699.95 10% Off MSRP
(32)
6 colors available
HJC RPHA 11 Pro Riberte Helmet
$404.99 - $409.49 $449.99 - $454.99 10% Off MSRP
(76)
4 colors available
Arai Quantum-X Helmet
$611.96 - $629.96 $679.95 - $699.95 10% Off MSRP
(9)
6 colors available
HJC RPHA 11 Pro Helmet
$359.99 - $373.49 $399.99 - $414.99 10% Off MSRP
(76)
4 colors available
Shoei RF-1200 Parameter Helmet
(639)
5 colors available
Bell Moto-3 Helmet
(15)
5 colors available
Arai Corsair X Helmet - Solid
$764.96 - $773.96 $849.95 - $859.95 10% Off MSRP
(40)
4 colors available
Schuberth E1 Adventure Helmet
(35)
5 colors available
Bell Qualifier DLX MIPS Accelerator Helmet
(16)
2 colors available
Bell Race Star Helmet
(32)
Schuberth C4 Helmet
(12)
5 colors available
Schuberth E1 Crossfire Helmet
(35)
3 colors available
Schuberth SR2 Helmet
(2)
2 colors available
Schuberth SR2 Lightning Helmet
(2)
2 colors available

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Best All Around Helmets

Helmet Model Brand Price Helmet Style Shell Material Weight Our Opinion
Airmada Helmet ICON $180.00 Street Polycarbonate 3lbs. 8oz. Entry-level sport helmet
E1 Helmet Schuberth $749.00 Premium ADV S.T.R.O.N.G. fiber 3lbs. 12oz. Premium ADV modular helmet
RF-1200 Helmet Shoei $485.99 Full Face AIM+ composite 3lbs. 8oz. Homerun helmet. Just right.
RPHA 11 Pro Helmet HJC $399.99 Race Lightweight Composite Carbon 3lbs. 2oz. Best bang-for-the-buck
Krios Sena 10U Helmet Klim $799.99 Premium ADV Full Carbon Fiber Weave 3lbs. 5oz. Lightest ADV w/ built-in Bluetooth
 

Best Helmets of 2017

Helmet Model Brand Price Helmet Style Shell Material Weight Our Opinion
EXO-AT950 Helmet Scorpion $269.95 ADV Modular Advanced Polycarbonate 3lbs. 14oz. Mid-level ADV modular helmet
Moto-3 Helmet Bell $349.95 Retro Fiberglass Composite 2lbs. 12oz. Retro style, modern construction
Signet-X Helmet Arai $611.96 Street PB-SCLC 3lbs. 9oz. Updated juggernaut
SR2 Helmet Schuberth $799.00 Race S.T.R.O.N.G. fiber 2lbs. 15oz. Ultra-premium race helmet
Qualifier DLX MIPS Helmet Bell $269.95 Street Lightweight Polycarbonate 3lbs. 13oz. MIPS comes to the street
Quantum-X Helmet Arai $611.96 Street PB-SCLC 3lbs. 9oz. Best round oval headshape

Top Rated Motorcycle Helmets


You will wear it hundreds of times over the next five years, through thousands of miles of adventure and countless hours in the saddle, yet it is designed primarily for the critical fractions of a second that every motorcyclist hopes never to face. We all hope our motorcycle helmets may never be put to that ultimate test, but you still need to know it will pass. And beyond its function as the most important piece of motorcycle safety gear, you need it to perform every time you put the kickstand up. You need the best motorcycle helmet for your personal riding style. This guide, along with our Motorcycle Helmets 101 article in Common Tread, will help you zero-in on the top-rated, highest quality, most comfortable, coolest, quietest, lightest and, of course, safest helmets available for your needs.

And, while we’re at it, your new helmet might as well look cool as hell. You can go ahead and save those strictly practical decision-making skills for when you are shopping for the next family minivan. We aren’t awarding points for paint jobs that show less dirt here. This is for your motorcycle. Once you’ve got safety in the bag, why not have a little fun? We’ve taken style into account, as everyone does with anything they wear out on the bike -- whether they will admit to it or not. The 2017 Helmet Guide selection includes some of the sleekest shells and flashiest graphics on some of the most trusted brands and best skid lids in the biz, so you can turn heads while protecting yours.