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A review of popular brands of helmets.

When looking for a good helmet there are many choices. We will discuss and review a handful of the most popular makers of helmets in today's market place. These would be Nolan, Icon, HJC, Arai, M2R, Suomy, AGV, and AFX. I have already talked about HJC and AGV in a previous article reviewing helmets. So lets focus on the other brands listed here one by one.

Nolan motorcycle helmets are made for sport bikes and cruisers alike. Nolan makes full face and half face helmets as well as the ever popular flip up full face helmet. The N102 line all come with these feature making real easy to get a drink or a smoke maybe without having to remove your helmet. Nolan also makes a excellent communications system called the N-Com communications system. This system allows riders to communicate easily while riding together. Nolan has about 12 different lines of head gear available. For more details on each one visit Overall Nolan has a long history of making quality helmets at reasonable prices.

Icon motorcycle helmets are probably the most popular with your sport bike crowd due to the design in graphics that is who they tend to appeal too. Icon of course doesn't just make helmets they also make a large variety of gear like gloves, jackets, boots and pants. Many of their accessories are geared to be bought together. For example you will have a helmet that has matching graphics to a jacket, gloves, and boots. for more information on this line you can visit and see all the latest and greatest. Icon really has a wide selection and some of the best looking gear around. Price wise they are also fairly competitive. Look to spend about $300 or so on a top of the line Icon motorcycle helmet. 

Arai motorcycle helmets have been around for 50 years now. Arai specializes in the production of helmets and is therefore a leader in technological development when it comes to helmets. One of the results of this is that Arai has had its head gear displayed in art museums as examples of innovative design work. Arai makes a helmet for every rider out there whether you are looking for a full face or  half face helmet they can accommodate. Their product line has many colors and designs therefore making it quite easy to find a model that suits your taste and riding style. 

M2R motorcycle helmets are available for grown ups as well as youth riders. M2R makes Off Road, Full Face, Half and Open Face head gear. With 23 different models available their is bound to be one that suits your tastes, M2R head gear is quite affordable starting at $49. All their helmets are DOT Approved helmets but always be sure to check if a helmet is DOT approved by looking for the sticker. 

Suomy helmets are available for auto racing as well as motorcycle riding. The line consists of a full face , open face and off road line. Suomy helmets are a bit on the expensive side starting at about $300+ to 600 or more. They however make a great lightweight product as well as making some great replica helmets to choose from. The Spec 1 r line by Suomy is the lightest weight race approved helmet available. weighing in at a mere 1250 grams. 

AFX motorcycle helmets are available for Snowmobile, off road and the road. AFX makes makes open face, half face and full face models for all types of riders. AFX helmets start at as little as $69 per helmet. They are DOT approved helmets and are quite stylish with anything from really graphic intense to solid colored head gear. The cruiser models are also quite affordable and come in a variety of colors and designs.


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