Head To Head: Hot New Street Bike Helmets

In this head to head comparison we take a look at some of the newest street bike helmets.

033-92-1032EXO-GT920 Satellite Modular Helmet

Manufacturer: Scorpion EXO

MSRP: $219.95

Colors: Black/Neon Yellow, Black/Red, Black/Silver

Protection: Polycarbonate shell, advanced dual-density multi-layer EPS

Ventilation: Two intake ports, one exhaust port

Sizes: XS-3XL

The only modular helmet of the three, the Scorpion EXO GT-920 is also the least expensive, but that doesn’t mean it lacks in performance or features. Outfitted a KwikWick II antimicrobial fabric and a retractable SpeedView sun visor, the GT-920 is all about helping you ride further and in more comfort by protecting you from the ill effects of the sun. Both the face shield and the sun visor are coated with Scorpion’s exclusive EverClear anti-fog to provide a clear view in all weather conditions. Many people will appreciate the sporty look of the GT-920 with its subtle body lines and integrated rear spoiler.

 

375-0104-0109-03X-Fourteen

Manufacturer: Shoei

MSRP: $681.99-$839.99

Colors: White, Black, Matte Black, Assail, Marquez, Marquez Digi-Ant, Bradley 3

Protection: Multi-Ply Matrix AIM+ Shell, Dual-Layer / Multi-Density EPS Liner, Emergency Quick Release System (E.Q.R.S.)

Ventilation: Six air intake ports, six exhaust ports

Sizes: XS-XXL

While the Shoei brand often comes with a premium price it’s for good reason; the helmets are exceptionally made, deliver a great fit, and are built with safety as a top priority. The Shoei X-Fourteen is no exception with its super strong shell featuring a proprietary technology integrating a six-ply matrix with hand-laid interwoven layers of fiberglass with organic fibers and resin. With the E.Q.R.S. emergency personnel can remove the cheekpads allowing for the helmet to be removed with minimal stress placed on the head or neck. Rather than relying on foam padding, the X-Fourteen is the only one that offers four different shell sizes and to provide a custom fit for a variety of head shapes and dimensions. Many will appreciate the ability to meticulously fine tune the temperature inside the helmet with its plethora of intake and exhaust vents.

 

231-0110-4129AX-8 Evo Naked Carbon Black Full Face Helmet

Manufacturer: AGV Helmets

MSRP: $499.95

Colors: Carbon/Matte Black Camo

Protection: Carbon Fiber Shell,

Ventilation: Three intake ports, two rear exhaust ports

Sizes: XS-XXL

Coming in at just over three pounds, the AGV  Naked Carbon Black Full Face Helmet is not only the lightest of the bunch but is also by far the most aggressive looking. The carbon fiber shell not only helps keep the overall weight low but also adds to the sleek look of the helmet. Those that like to stand apart from the crowd will do so with the unique shell shape of the AX-8. With its prominent, pointed chin the helmet exudes speed while delivering excellent aerodynamics and a futuristic look. Beyond its distinct styling the AX-8 features key safety elements as well. The rear of the helmet was designed to maximize the interaction with back protectors, and the chin bar has a shock absorber function incorporated into it to help prevent and reduce impact traumas.