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A helmet is essential if you want to be safe when riding a motorcycle. But just because helmets are safe doesn’t mean they have to be boring. There are so many cool motorcycle helmets available that you may struggle to find the right one. We looked at some of the most unique and stylish motorcycle helmets on the market and are providing you with a wide range of options. After all, what is cool to one person is not necessarily cool to another.
Cool features aren’t limited to style, artwork, and design. And while you want people to sit up and take notice, you also want practical features that enhance your riding experience, such as comfortable liners, protective visors, and quick-release straps. Manufacturers are competing to add a range of features to their helmets to make them a cut above the rest, and we look at some of the most innovative brands currently available.
So, if you want headgear that is going to make a statement while you ride, you have come to the right place. Below are our favorite motorcycle helmets. We provide a run down on each and every one of them along with the key features that make them so special in the first place.
The Coolest Motorcycle Helmet
At the top of the list is this cool motorcycle helmet that looks like it has been sent back from the future. While the ABS shell is lightweight, it also has an EPS buffer zone that better protects against impact. The helmet has UV-protected goggles built in, which can also stop any bugs and dust from flying into your eyes – a problem that all motorcycle riders know only too well.
Comfort is another essential feature when you are looking for the right bike helmet, and this one has a soft and breathable lining. It’s adjustable to ensure that you get the very best fit possible. This is important in keeping it comfortably on your head. You don’t want the distraction of your helmet coming loose mid-ride as this could be potentially dangerous.
ABS and PU leather shell with EPS buffer zone for impact protection
UV-protected goggles built in to block the sun’s rays
Thermal polymer shell
Adjustable belts and buckles
- Weight2.8 pounds
This helmet is something totally different. The design is like something out of a different era when motorbikes were very different indeed. It is made of high-grade artificial leather that has a real sharp appearance. You attach the helmet using the convenient chin strap with a one-touch buckle. However, you should bear in mind that the helmet doesn’t provide the same high level of protection as others on this list.
Made of high-grade fabric
Strong ABS material
Chin strap with one-touch buckle
You will feel like a road warrior in this samurai helmet from Arai. This unique design is on its classic Corsair X helmet. It’s an oval shape and built from special synthetic fibers. This gives the helmet incredible strength and flexibility. The VAS latch system keeps the shield securely in place to prevent accidental opening. Then there’s the dual-function lever release that makes changing out the face shield simple and fast.
You’ll love the increased amount of airflow this helmet has. This will keep you cool in warmer months. The inner liner is Eco-Pure and removable to keep you comfortable during long rides. Also, the outside of the helmet has a special shape for improved aerodynamics.
Built from synthetic fibers
VAS latch secures the shield
Dual-function lever releases both the side cover/pod and shield pin
- ModelCorsair X
- Weight3.55 pounds
Removable interior liner
Fit can be tight
Interior fabric can feel rough
First, let’s talk about the design of this helmet, which is awesome. The red and black colors pop out, while the Terminator-style robot design will make you look like you are riding through an 80s action movie. As for the visor, it comes with a glossy, UV-protected finish that is super stylish and excellent at keeping the sun out of your eyes.
The shell is ultra-lightweight, but it also has all the protective properties that you would expect in a quality motorcycle helmet. The interior is all about comfort, with a heavily cushioned interior that is both removable and washable. There is also a quick-release button that keeps the helmet firmly in place but makes it easy to take off as well. This ensures that there is no messing around fiddling with complicated straps and buckles to take your helmet off, which saves you plenty of time and effort.
Aerodynamic thermoplastic alloy shell
Stylish glossy UV-protective finish to keep the sun’s rays out of your eyes
Cushioned and comfortable on the inside
Eight ventilation opening system
- Weight4 pounds
If you want to look like Iron Man while you are riding your bike, this is the helmet for you. The gold and red colors are very recognizable, and you are bound to stand out if you wear this out and about and look like one of the world’s favorite superheroes. Of course, you don’t have the same kind of protection that Iron Man’s suit offers, but you can rest assured that the helmet is DOT approved.
In terms of practical features, there are several. First, it features a dual-visor system. The first is an iridium red visor to protect against the sun, while the second is clear for normal visibility. When you are riding, you can choose which of the vents to open to provide you with the best ventilation. For cleanliness, you can remove and wash the inner liner as needed.
Multiple vents for best ventilation
Removable and washable inner liner
- Model1 pounds
This full-face helmet comes in a variety of different colors and designs, so you can choose the one that matches your style. The face shield is scratch resistant and has a Fog Fighter treatment to give you the best view on ultra-misty days. You can drop down the sun shield when you need to with the press of a button.
One of the most important comfort features is that the helmet stays in place. The chin strap is easy to secure but also features a quick-release when you need to take it off. After you have been wearing the helmet for a while and you want it to feel like new again, you can simply take the fabric lining out and wash it.
Twin shield drop-down design make the helmet suitable in a range of weather conditions
Removable and washable fabric lining
Long oval fit
Made using High Pressure Thermoplastic Technology (HPTT)
- BrandLS2 Helmets
- Weight4 pounds
Go for a futuristic look with the Spin Doctor helmet from Speed and Strength. It features a bold oversized visor. It comes in silver or black and isn’t just for good looks. It’s DOT approved and has a thermo-poly resin shell.
The huge visor on this helmet means you have a large field of vision, making the helmet incredibly safe. The more you can see, the safer you are while riding. You can also easily and quickly change out the visor with the Lock N’ Load Plus system. Inside of the helmet is a removable liner that you can take out and wash to extend its lifespan.
Thermo-poly resin shell
Removable Cool Core
- BrandSpeed and Strength
- ModelSs2210 Spin Doctor
- Weight4 pounds
Lock ‘N Load Plus shield replacement system
Switch back removable chin bar system
Washable and moisture-wicking liner
Sizing runs small
Will catch the wind at highway speeds
Lots of noise
Black and blue are the main colors of this Scorpion helmet, and the artwork is truly impressive. While the face shield appears jet black from the outside, it also features an EverClear design to stop it from fogging up.
Turning our attention to the interior of the helmet, it features KwikWick Liner Fabric, which helps to prevent moisture from building up. Users have remarked on just how comfortable the helmet feels. So, you can see that the helmet provides a nice mix of both style and substance.
No fog face shield
KwikFit cheek pads offer comfort
Eye-popping design with black and blue color scheme
Features KwikWick liner fabric to stop moisture building up insider
- Weight4.8 pounds
The design that we like is the superhero-style Devil May Care matte, but there are plenty of other looks available if you think they are a better option. The shield is clear, but there is the option of adding a tinted shield if you would like, so you have the option of adjusting your field of vision.
It accommodates a Bluetooth stereo headset and intercom, so you can stay connected to your fellow riders. And the cheek pads are contoured to fit nicely to your face. The padded chin strap keeps the helmet in place, while its quick-release design means that you can whip it off in an instant.
Lightweight polycarbonate shell
Adjustable ventilation system
Padded wind collar
Moisture-wicking interior lining
It accommodates a Bluetooth stereo headset and intercom
- ModelQualifier Dlx
- Weight3.5 pounds
The helmets that we have listed so far come with protective visors, but if you prefer an open-face design, this is a nice option. The design is retro and looks like it could have come straight out of the 1960s. You can choose between the four graphics or simply go for a glossy black look. All of them rank highly on the coolness scale.
But don’t be fooled into thinking that the helmet is old fashioned. It features a plush anti-microbial moisture wicking liner and an ABS thermoplastic alloy shell. The fit of the helmet allows it to rest low on your head, which is the way that many people find to be the most comfortable. If you are unsure, it is worth trying on this style in person and comparing it with others.
Classic, open-face helmet
Modern features, including a padded d-ring strap
Highly lightweight to avoid neck tiredness
ABS thermoplastic alloy shell
- BrandVega Helmets
- Weight2.15 pounds
Show your unique style with this cat helmet that commands attention wherever you go. This full-face motorcycle helmet from Nitrinos comes with prominent cat ears. It’s made from ABS plastic and is certified to comply with ECE/EN and DOT safety standards. There is venting in the ears and on the shell of the helmet.
This helmet comes in several sizes, so you can find a custom fit that’s both safe and comfortable. You can also customize the look of your helmet by choosing the visor color. Choose from rainbow, black, or transparent.
Certified to comply with DOT, ECE/EN safety certifications
Three colors options for the visor: rainbow, black or transparent
- Weight3.64 pounds
Comes in several sizes
Customize the look of your helmet
Lacks advanced features
If you are looking for a helmet with an all-American design, this could be the one. With its throwback looks, it is certainly for lovers of all things vintage. It has a sort of battered design that make it look like you could have bought it during the 1960s, even though it is a totally modern helmet that meets DOT standards.
Moving onto practical features, it has a visor that you can keep in or remove. Inside is an ultra-suede lining, which has the look and appearance of real leather but still has all the moisture-wicking capabilities that you want to keep your face dry. In terms of protectiveness, the helmet is designed in such a way that it disperses impact energy nicely, so it is safe as well as stylish.
Ultra-suede interior with wicking properties
Meets and exceeds DOT safety standards
- Weight3 pounds
We are approaching the end of the list, but we still have a few great products that are more than worth looking at. This helmet was created with AGV racing technology in mind, but it is ready for all road experiences. The design is funky and colorful with popping bursts of color all over the place.
When you are riding, the aerodynamic shape ensures that nothing is going to hold you back. We know this because it has been wind-tunnel tested. This is definitely a product that will make you stand out.
AGV sport helmet ready for range of riding experiences
Aerodynamic in shape
Racing-developed front air vents
Performance maximizing design
Wind tunnel tested
- Weight1 pounds
This Shark helmet is an open-face helmet with a detachable face mask. It has a neo-retro look. There is venting in the front, top, and sides of the helmet. It comes ready to install the SHARKTOOTH or any other wireless entertainment system.
The slim outer shell gives the helmet a low-profile look. This eliminates the bobblehead look that some helmets can give you. It also has large ventilation ports that create a lot of airflow. They’re adjustable, so you can open or close them as you need.
Removable face mask
Removable peak using snaps
Round oval shape
- Weight4.8 pounds
Slim-fit outer shell
Large adjustable ventilation system
Ready for installation of the SHARKTOOTH
Has a tendency to fog
Fits more like intermediate oval
Wind noise is loud at higher speeds
Looking at the graphics, this helmet certainly as a lot going on, and you can tell that a lot of care and thought have gone into creating it. It features a polycarbonate/ABS shell construction. As for the liner, it is both fast wicking and ultra plush. When then sun makes visibility a little bit trickier, you simply put down the adjustable visor. Replacement parts are available when you need them. There have been some reports of people choosing the wrong size, so double check all the measurements before you finalize your purchase.
Polycarbonate/ABS shell construction
Meets various safety standards
Several different sizes available – make sure you take the time to choose carefully
- Weight5 Series
Coolest Motorcycle Helmets Buying Guide
How We Choose Our Selection of Coolest Motorcycle Helmets
Now we have presented you with our list of the coolest motorcycle helmets out there, you may be wondering about how we chose our selection in the first place. Well, there were a number of different elements to consider, which we will run through in the following section. Obviously, style comes high on the list of considerations, but this is no good without a helmet that is practically functional as well.
- Graphics and Overall Style
When someone sits up and takes notice of a helmet, it is the graphics and design that they pay attention to first. We like to think that we have included a little bit of everything in the list of coolest motorcycle helmets. There are products inspired by movies like Predator and Iron Man. There are those that have a retro feel that could have come from a different era. There are helmets with unique graphics and artwork. We have also chosen helmets that offer a more simplistic design, but one that still exudes the elements of cool that you would want. No two people like the same thing, which is why we have tried to offer a wide range of scope in our choices. Some of them may be a little too out there for you, but we are sure that there is something that suits in our list.
This falls into a similar category as the previous one, but it is not exactly the same. And that’s the point. We have tried to look out for unique motorcycle helmets that offer something different rather than just the same old off-the-shelf mundaneness. We have tried to choose some that are not popular with all other riders, so you are not going to look exactly the same as other riders. Many of the helmets feature specially commissioned designs from different artists. And while some of the helmets don’t have as many product reviews for this reason, we were looking for coolness, which means that not as many people will be wearing the helmet and you can really stand out from the crowd!
- Base Helmet Quality
There is no point in a helmet being cool if it doesn’t do the basic job of protecting your head. We have chosen helmets that offer good quality and reliability. Many of them have lightweight frames but can still redistribute any impact damage evenly. Also, there are plenty of helmets that have gone through vigorous safety testing to ensure the quality, so look out for any accreditations that have been presented. This will give you a better idea that you have a product that will properly protect your head from getting injured – which is the whole point of a helmet in the first place!
- Cool Features
There are other features of cool motorcycle helmets beyond the style. For example, many of the helmets we have discussed have visors that are scratch-proof, glare and fog resistant. This helps to enhance your visibility levels when you are out on the open road, as well as looking cool when the light shines off them. There are also helmets that offer a Bluetooth connection, so you can communicate with others and hook up an audio connection. Ultimately, the features that are most important to you vary from person to person, so you should look closely at what is being offered. You don’t only want to focus on the style alone. There needs to be some substance to make it worthwhile.
You need your motorcycle helmet to be comfortable in order to have the maximum coolness effect. Otherwise, you are just going to look uncomfortable while wearing it! So, we have tried to choose helmets that offer good internal comfort through padding and moisture-wicking technology. If you have to keep taking your helmet off for adjustment, all the coolness in the world is not going to lessen that irritation. Also, we have often looked for helmets that have a simple fastening to put on and take off again. This way, you don’t have to be fiddling around with buckles and belts too much, and you can concentrate on looking your best!
- Recent Development
Motorcycle helmet technology is developing all the time, so we have tried to choose helmets that don’t date from too far back in time. Not only is this important in terms of safety, but graphics are always improving all the time as well. Innovative technology features highly in many of the helmets on our list. Even the ones that look a little more retro and vintage generally have the kind of features that put them right into the 21st century.
- Different Sizes and Styles
Before you choose your helmet, you need to check all the dimensions carefully to ensure that it fits your head well. We have tried to select helmets that provide a vast array of sizing options. It is worth double checking to make sure that you get your measurements right as you don’t want to have to go through the time and effort of sending it back to get a replacement if this can be avoided. Some of the helmets that we have chosen also offer different style and color choices, giving you the maximum freedom to choose the motorcycle helmet design that perfectly suits your personality.
- Varying Types
There are plenty of different types of helmet out there including full face, open face, and half helmet, as well as those that are specifically made for sports like motocross. We have tried to give a wide scope of choice as we know that different people prefer different types of helmet. All of them have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Cool full-face motorcycle helmets are certainly safer if you get into an accident as they offer more complete protection. However, other people like the look and feel of an open-face helmet. If you are not sure, it is worth trying different styles out until you settle on the one that is right for you.
Our Top Pick
Returning to our top pick of motorcycle helmets, we have chosen this one, which will make you feel like you are a Stormtrooper from Star Wars! The main color scheme is jet black, but the shiny UV-protected visor certainly pops out at you. It also serves the practical function of keeping dirt, bugs, and bits of sand out of your eyes while you are riding.
And while coolness is certainly a central feature of this helmet, it also scores highly in terms of protection with its thermal polymer shell. Also, it is a very lightweight helmet thanks to this. You can adjust all the belts and buckles to ensure that the helmet fits your head comfortably. And for comfort, there is a breathable, soft lining, which is removeable – along with the goggles too.
For all these reasons, it ranks at the top of our list of cool motorcycle helmets.