That’s none more true than when it comes time to pick out a helmet. Luckily, when it comes to modern helmets, technology has advanced to a point where even the choices at the lower end of the price spectrum are worlds better than what the best offerings were just a few years ago. What you get as you move up in price is more ventilation, more comfort and helmets constructed out of materials that far surpass any crash regulations — money well spent.
With most hobbies or pastimes, you can usually get away with saving a buck here or there by opting for budget-conscious gear. But with motorcycles, the gear you get is meant to save your skin (quite literally), so investing the extra dollars up front is always recommended.
Airmada by Icon $135+
EXO AT-950 Neocon by Scorpion $290
AX-8 Evo by AGV $380
Bullitt by Bell $400
Hornet X2 by Shoei $604
Corsair-X by Arai $840 (Pictured above)
Custom Fit Star Carbon by Bell $1,000