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2017 Motorcycle Helmet Buyers Guide

STG High End Motorcycle Helmet Buyers Guide
  • AGV Corsa R Helmet
    AGV Corsa R Helmet $799 - $999
    • Weight: 3.4 lbs
    • Certification: ECE 22.05
    • Size: Medium Small
    • Fit: Race Fit, expect effort on and off w/snug (proper) fit.
  • AGV Pista GP R Helmet
    AGV Pista GP R Helmet $1399 - $1599
    • Weight: 3.4 lbs
    • Certification: ECE 22.05
    • Size: Medium Small
    • Fit: Race Fit, expect effort on and off w/snug (proper) fit.
  • Arai Corsair X Helmet
    Arai Corsair X Helmet $764 - $881
    • Weight: 3.65 lbs
    • Certification: Snell 2015
    • Size: Medium
    • Fit: Comfort Fit, easiest to put on and take off.
  • Bell Pro Star Helmet
    Bell Pro Star Helmet $1199 - $1299
    • Weight: 3.65 lbs
    • Certification: Snell 2015
    • Size: Medium
    • Fit: Race Fit, expect effort on and off w/snug (proper) fit.
  • Bell Race Star Helmet
    Bell Race Star Helmet $699 - $749
    • Weight: 3.65 lbs
    • Certification: Snell 2015
    • Size: Medium
    • Fit: Race Fit, expect effort on and off w/snug (proper) fit.
  • HJC RPHA 11 Pro Helmet
    HJC RPHA 11 Pro Helmet $399 - $699
    • Weight: 3.2 lbs
    • Certification: ECE 22.05
    • Size: Medium
    • Fit: Race Fit, easier to put on and take off than the others.
  • Shoei X-14 Helmet
    Shoei X-14 Helmet $681 - $849
    • Weight: 3.75 lbs
    • Certification: Snell 2015
    • Size: Medium
    • Fit: Race Fit, expect effort on and off w/snug (proper) fit.

STG Premium Motorcycle Helmet Buyers Guide
  • Bell Star Helmet
    Bell Star Helmet $449 - $499
    • Weight: 3.6 lbs
    • Certification: Snell 2015
    • Size: Medium
    • Fit: Race Fit, expect effort on and off w/snug (proper) fit.
  • HJC RPHA 11 Pro Helmet
    HJC RPHA 11 Pro Helmet $399 - $699
    • Weight: 3.2 lbs
    • Certification: ECE 22.05
    • Size: Medium
    • Fit: Race Fit, easier to put on and take off than the others.
  • Icon AirFrame Pro Helmet
    Icon AirFrame Pro Helmet $375 - $600
    • Weight: 3.3 lbs
    • Certification: ECE 22.05
    • Size: Medium
    • Fit: Race Fit, expect effort on and off w/snug (proper) fit.
  • Scorpion EXO-R2000 Helmet
    Scorpion EXO-R2000 Helmet $289 - $319
    • Weight: 3.5 lbs
    • Certification: Snell 2010/2015
    • Size: Medium
    • Fit: Race Fit, expect effort on and off w/snug (proper) fit.
  • Shoei RF-1200 Helmet
    Shoei RF-1200 Helmet $699 - $749
    • Weight: 3.5 lbs
    • Certification: Snell 2015
    • Size: Medium
    • Fit: Race Fit, expect effort on and off w/snug (proper) fit.
How To Choose The Right Size Motorcycle Helmet

How To Choose The Right Size Motorcycle Helmet

The primary reason for wearing a motorcycle helmet is protection. For a helmet to do the job it was intended for it must fit properly, a poor fitting helmet can actually be worse than not wearing a helmet at all. When a helmet fits loosely it's ability to manage an impact is reduced. Not only can it reduce effectiveness for impact management the same loose fitting helmet can move around while riding obstructing or reducing your field of view. On top of that, the wind noise while riding will be increased which reduces comfort, is distracting and can cause hearing damage.

The first step to a proper fitting helmet is to take a measurement which we show you how to do in this video. Most of the major helmet manufacturers like AGV, Arai, Bell, Scorpion and Shoei have their helmet size charts pretty refined by this point and we work hard to fill in any gaps to help you get that perfect fit. A properly fitting helmet will require reasonable effort to put on as well as take off. Once the helmet is on it should be snug all over without creating pressure points. Most helmets will "break in" to some degree as they are ridden in.