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Touratech Aventuro Mod Helmet

Touratech Aventuro Mod Helmet.

The Aventuro Mod helmet is a joint effort between Touratech and Schuberth. It combines the convenience of a flip-up chinbar with an adjustable peak and increased ventilation for off-road adventures. The peak rotates back when the chinbar is up and then rebounds to the rider’s chosen position when closed. The anti-fog shield can be propped open at 1-, 2.5- and 4-inch ...

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Shoei X-Fourteen Helmet Review

The Shoei X-Fourteen helmet, shown here in the the Bradley 3 TC-1 graphic, has been thoroughly updated.

With high velocities, convoluted riding positions (tucked in, hanging off) and physical exertion on hot, sunbaked tracks, racing puts special demands on a motorcycle helmet. Racers need a helmet that’s lightweight, aerodynamic, comfortable, well ventilated and able to provide the utmost in impact protection. Even if you don’t race, these are desirable qualities in a motorcycle helmet, especially one used ...

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Bell Star Series Helmets

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The 2016 Star Series from Bell Helmets includes three styles, the top-tier, TeXtreme carbon-fiber Pro Star, the carbon Race Star (made for the racer with a day job) and the composite Star (built from the Pro Star pedigree at a lower price point). The Pro Star and Race Star come with a VIRUS CoolJade power mesh liner that reduces skin ...

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Arai Corsair-X Helmet Review

Arai Corsair-X with the Freddie Spencer 30th Anniversary graphic ($969.95).

When it came time to redesign its top-of-the-line helmet, Arai pulled out all the stops. With a history spanning three decades—starting with the original cLc RX-7 helmet in 1977—and covering 10 generations of evolving design, predecessors of the new Corsair-X have been worn by numerous world champions—guys like Spencer, Schwantz, Edwards and Hayden. It had to live up to Arai’s own very high standards. ...

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Scorpion EXO-R410 Full-Face Motorcycle Helmet

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Scorpion’s best-selling EXO-R410 full-face helmet has a new lower price point at $129.95, making way for the EXO-R710 FRP race helmet at $189.95. With an advanced polycarbonate shell design, the ultra-lightweight EXO-R410 comes with the Ellip-Tec ratchet system for easy, toolless shield removal, a fog-free shield for increased vision in extreme conditions, KwikWick 2 liners for moisture control, and three ...

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Bilt Explorer Motorcycle Helmet Review

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Since it was founded in 1974, Cycle Gear has grown from a single store in the Bay Area to 98 retail stores in 31 states, and it claims to be America’s largest retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories. Having carried other brands of apparel for years, in 2011 Cycle Gear launched two in-house brands: Bilt, a value-priced line that comes ...

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Arai XD4 Motorcycle Helmet Review

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(This review was published in the June 2012 issue of Rider Magazine.) Adventure bikes continue to grow in popularity and sales, and paralleling this trend is a proliferation of gear and accessories tailored to the demands of on- and off-road riding. In the late ’90s Arai introduced the first dual-sport helmet, the XD (crossover design), combining the shell shape and ...

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Icon Airframe Helmet Review

[This Icon Airframe Helmet review was originally published in Rider magazine] I found a good way to see how well the venting system on my Icon Airframe helmet really works: Hair was still wet from the shower, vents were open and off to work I went in 47 degrees. Twenty-five miles later when I arrived at work with a very, very ...

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Joe Rocket RKT101 Motorcycle Helmet Review

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[This Joe Rocket RKT101 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the December 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Now that Joe Rocket has established itself as a power in the motorcycle apparel field, it has branched out into the helmet market. Its first effort is the RKT101 (shown in one of several graphic designs), a full-face lid that the company ...

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Nolan N103 Motorcycle Helmet Review

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[This Nolan N103 Motorcycle Helmet Review was originally published in the November 2009 issue of Rider magazine] Another in the growing list of flip-up helmets, the new N103 is not only Nolan’s first helmet with a retractable sunshade, but it also accepts Nolan’s N-com communications system. The N103 features a polycarbonate shell with a pleasant, modern shape and chinbar that ...

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