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10 best motorcycle helmets for touring to change the travel game

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Beautiful sunset with the sea or mountain. Sounds like a great plan doesn’t it? Isn’t traveling seem like the only medicine to cure the monotony of mundane life? But how do you escape this chaos? There will be another Monday and the hustle will start again. To get away from this life you only have the weekend. Pack your bag and start the journey with the motorcycle. But safety is a crucial part of a such road trip. You might want to check out what’s the new and best motorcycle for touring. Let’s get started.

Bell Race Star Flex DLX Helmet

Do I need to give an introduction to Bell’s helmet? You already may know about the Bell helmet even if you already didn’t use it for years. The best thing about Bell helmets is their innovations. They always come up with something new with their designs. And they prioritize safety like no other. Their helmets are designed to manage rotational impacts and the flex system ensures safety every step of the way. And that makes the helmet eligible to be a touring helmet.

Safety

The helmet is constructed with polycarbonate which you know is one of the lightest and safest materials for helmets. The resin amount is just right for cutting that extra weight for the utmost comfort of the users. The 5 outer shell systems and eps liner make an optimal fit. So there is no doubt you get a quality helmet in terms of size and material. All these perfect features make a safe helmet for touring.

Ventilation

After safety, ventilation gets priority in the list of the best touring helmet. You don’t want to get all sweaty and exhausted long before you reach your destination. You want to get the most airflow that the bell flex can give you. the large vent in the chin will do that for you when you operate it with a switch. You’ll get another sliding vent in the brow area with 4 air inlets. Everything is adjustable and brings hot air out and cool air in. so, great airflow throughout the journey won’t be a concern anymore.

Helmet details

  • Type: full-face helmet
  • Brand: Bell
  • Vehicle service type: adventure tourer, street bike
  • Outer material: expanded polystyrene
  • inner Material: polycarbonate
  • Helmet weight: 6 pounds
  • Certification: DOT Certified

 

 

Advantages

  • The helmet is lightweight
  • The design is great
  • The unmatched safety features ensure the utmost safety of users
  • The clear photo chromatic shield is excellent as it changes to a rose gold tint

 

Drawbacks

  • The size chart comes in a smaller size, so order a little bigger to get the perfect size

 

 

ILM Bluetooth Integrated Modular Flip up Full Face Motorcycle Helmet Sun Shield

Going on a road trip with all your friends? Sounds like a great plan. But what about communication? You are not going to be able to get a network everywhere you go. And it might be a hassle to connect through a phone. What about getting an ILM Bluetooth helmet? You get 8 hours of talk time and 110 hours of standby. Pretty good isn’t it? Let’s know more about this helmet so that you know it’s not just the Bluetooth you are buying the helmet for.

 

Safety

The helmet is normally a full-face helmet. But there is a chin bar that you can raise to make it a three-quarter helmet. How cool is that? If you don’t like to wear a full-face helmet daily but need it sometimes for the sake of safety you must get your hands on this helmet. The shell is made of ABS which is cheap compared to other helmets but there is no compromise on strength at all. Remember, this material is not the best one out there, so don’t rely on its safety and get ready for a big crash.

 

 

Ventilation

The ventilation of the helmet is just fine. With its chin vent, forehead vents, and rear vents it works pretty fine. You can open or close the vents whenever you want to wear your gloves.

 

 

Helmet details

  • Type: full-face helmet
  • Brand: ILM
  • Vehicle service type: adventure tourer, street bike
  • Shell material: Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene plastic
  • Helmet weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Certification: DOT Certified

Advantages

  • Outstanding Bluetooth service
  • The value of the helmet is great for the money
  • The pro version of the helmet connects 6 to 8 people via intercom which is great

 

 

Drawbacks

  • Their tiny speaker doesn’t provide good sound for music

 

 

HJC Helmets Flip-up I90 Helmet

Want a mid-price helmet that is worth your money? HJC came up with this amazing modular helmet with some exciting features. The double D fastener makes the helmet safer in case of any accidents. Let’s know more about this down below.

Safety

Safety is mostly dependent on the quality of the material. Once you find out the helmet has the right material half of the worry about safety is gone. HJC is famous for making safe helmets with their polycarbonate materials. Their safety score is 4 out of 5 which is great for a mid-range helmet.

Ventilation

For touring helmets ventilation is crucial. So before buying one check out if the helmets have good ventilation or not. or you might be sweaty even in the Fall. The chin vent of the chin bar brings air inside the HJC helmet. And that air also goes up the visor to make the mist go away. There is another vent on the top which is called a crown vent. The air from there circulates through all the venting channels. So you know now that the ventilation of the HJC helmet is quite great. You can have a great tour with it.

 

Helmet details

  • Type: Modular helmet
  • Brand: HJC
  • Vehicle service type: adventure tourer, street bike
  • Material: Polycarbonate
  • Helmet weight: 3.75 lbs
  • Certification: DOT

 

 

Advantages:

  • It is Dual homologated which means you can use its chin bar raised or closed. That is not legal with a lot of modular helmets
  • Pinlockantifog lens makes sure you don’t miss your plans on a foggy day
  • Usually, modular helmets are heavier but the HJC helmet is on a fair weight
  • The tinted sun visor gives a little comfort while riding on a sunny day

Drawbacks

  • The noise control is average in this helmet which is fine for modular helmets. If you get too irritated by noise then look for a better one.

 

 

 

ShoeiNeotec II Helmet

What do you want from a good helmet? For me, it’s comfort and safety that I want from a helmet. And that’s what Shoei ensures the most. So I was sold in the beginning and want to tell you about it more. Here are the things you must check out.

 

Safety

There is a fiberglass composite shell and dual-density shock-absorbing liner. You cannot question its safety with all these. Their micrometric fastener is made of steel and the chin bar is dual homologated. So with safety, you get durability and strength at the same time.

 

Ventilation

The Neotac II is the redesigned version. So we know all the features are the same but redesigned to work well. The old one was supposed to be well ventilated but the users were not satisfied. But this time they were listening to the customers. The features are the same. The chin bar vent and a crown bar vent. But this time they added a large twin extractor. And the hot air gets extracted at the back. So the ventilation is now better than ever.

Helmet details

  • Type: Modular helmet
  • Brand: shoei
  • Vehicle service type: adventure tourer, street bike
  • Material: fiberglass composite shell
  • Helmet weight: 5 pounds
  • Certification: DOT

 

Advantages

  • Their resigned cheek pad and liner ensure you are comfortable
  • People who are hunting for a quite modular helmet must check it out
  • The visor and chin guard has been redesigned to work better and it does

 

 

Drawbacks:

  • This helmet is on the heavier side but it won’t matter really if you are used to it as most modular helmets are heavy

 

ScorpionEXO Unisex-Adult Modular/Flip-Up Adventure Touring Motorcycle Helmet

It’s hard to find a safe helmet that’s not full-face. The claustrophobia hits hard in a full-face helmet. To get rid of that check out the ScorpionEXO helmet which is a name of perfection. It’s great for travelers as you can wear the helmet anytime and start the journey. The anti-fog shield and the drop-down sun visor will keep your view clear even on a rainy or snowy day.

Safety

This helmet is made of an advanced LG polycarbonate shell. Did you know that it’s specially designed to maximize impact displacement? So it’s quite a safe helmet and you can consider it if you are satisfied with other features.

 

Ventilation

After safety ventilation is a crucial feature of a good helmet. After all Who wants to be sweaty on a tour? Their intake vents bring cool air from the outside and circulate it. The exhaust vent on the other hand takes the hot air out of the helmet. As the hot air is out it’s not possible to feel warm inside the helmet in sunny weather.

 

 

Helmet details

  • Type: Modular helmet
  • Brand: ScorpionEXO
  • Vehicle service type: adventure touring
  • Material: advanced LG polycarbonate shell
  • Helmet weight: 5 pounds
  • Certification: DOT

Advantages

  • The face shield comes with anti-fog. Anti-scratch hard coating for long-lasting traveling
  • The wide eye port of the helmet gives better peripheral vision
  • The helmet liner is anti-microbial and keeps you warm in the cooler environment and cool in the hot environment
  • The mouth vent works as a defroster

 

Drawbacks

They run smaller in size so order a size up if you want one

 

LS2 Helmets Blaze Sprint Adventure Helmet

Do you want an adventure? But safely? It’s quite a hassle to find a perfectly safe helmet for touring. But why we are here for? The LS2 is performing great in the market with its good material, emergency quick-release system, and micrometric fastener. So safety wouldn’t be a concern for you. Let’s explore more of this helmet and see some good and bad.

Safety

As it’s a DOT and ECE-certified helmet you know there will be enough protection if you face an accident. If an accident happens the emergency quick-release system will make it easy for paramedics to help. Every second counts as a matter of an accident. Their micrometric fastener also gives safety and is easy to use at the same time.

 

 

Ventilation

If you need the most ventilation possible this one is for you. Because there are tons of vent holes in the helmet. But the concern is that you can only shut the chin vent and others will remain open. If you live somewhere with lots of rain it’s a no for you. The brow vent works the best as it brings cool air inside and passes hot air outside. So a person who lives mostly somewhere with less rain can go for this. It will keep you cool in a hot summer.

 

Helmet details

  • Type: Modular helmet
  • Brand: LS2
  • Vehicle service type: adventure touring
  • Material: kinetic polymer alloy
  • Helmet weight: 5 pounds
  • Certification: DOT and ECE

 

Advantages

  • Those who love a stylish helmet should try this. You will receive a compliment for how it looks
  • Great build quality for a budget helmet
  • Pretty lightweight for a modular helmet

 

Drawbacks

  • It’s a super loud helmet. Without earplugs, you would hurt your ear

 

Bell Eliminator Carbon Street Helmet

A retro-looking helmet that will look cool with almost all motorcycles. Carbon fiber material and good ventilation. Thousand times yes. Bell is a helmet company that always makes retro helmets with other features. All these make a retro enthusiast want to come back to them all the time. Let’s find they’re good and bad

 

 

Safety

Bell has always been on the top 10 safest helmet list of a lot of helmet reviewers. So you know you are in safe hands when you put your hard-earned money in it. It is also SNELL tested and approved. Their safety rating is 5 out of 5. If you need safety the most you must get one of these.

 

Ventilation

There are 9 circular vents drilled into the forehead. Those vents take air and pass through the shell of an EPS liner. The chin bar also has four vents. So no need to worry about being hot. But you might have to be cold or wet on snowy or rainy days.

 

Helmet details

  • Type: Full-face helmet
  • Brand: Bell
  • Vehicle service type: adventure touring
  • Material: fiberglass composite shell
  • Helmet weight: 5.18 pounds
  • Certification: DOT and ECE

 

Advantages:

  • Anti-fog insert to not stop you from adventure on a snowy day
  • Double D ring fastener for safety
  • Well ventilation for warmer seasons

 

Drawbacks

  • When you buy a retro helmet and the features are also retro you miss some modern helmet features. If you can sacrifice that you will be more than happy with this helmet

 

 

LS2 Helmets Full Face Street Citation Evo Helmet

 

Coming with another LS2 but this time it’s a full-face helmet. This helmet is exactly how typical sports touring helmets should be. Flexibility, safety, and ventilation are all essentials here. They tried their best to make safe, lightweight, and modern helmets Let’s know more in the details.

 

Safety

When you are buying a full-face helmet you are aware of the fact that it is going to be heavy. Because full-face helmets are for utmost safety and a good safe helmet will be heavy in most cases. As the LS2 helmet is made of fiberglass or carbon it’s a light helmet for a full-face one. But we know fiberglass to be one of the safest helmet materials and it’s lightweight too. So safety isn’t compromised much here. The wide visor will lessen any distortion as well.

Ventilation

There is a single chin vent that has 2 sliders. The crown has one single vent. Owners said they are satisfied with the way the ventilation is. The cool air from the crown passes throughout the helmet and cools down the inside of the helmet.

 

Helmet details

  • Type: Full-face helmet
  • Brand: LS2
  • Vehicle service type: adventure touring
  • Material: fiberglass composite shell
  • Helmet weight: the fiberglass version- 2.9 lbs, carbon version- 2.65lbs
  • Certification: DOT

 

Advantages:

  • A wider and optically correct visor makes sure there is no distortion
  • Specially made for long oval heads who never find a perfect helmet
  • It’s a surprisingly very quiet helmet

 

Drawbacks:

 

  • The sun visor does not have enough drop and users are not liking it

 

Bell SRT Modular Full-Face Helmet

Another Bell on the list as it’s a great one. You have to check this out as this one is a modular helmet. Bell always does something unusual and groundbreaking safety and comfort-wise. That is true for the Bell SRT one as well. Let’s talk about it more down below.

 

Safety

Bell helmet is made of a fiberglass composite shell. So it’s a lightweight and safe helmet at the same time. The panovision visor gives more vision and that ensures the safety of the rider. SHARP has tested the safety level of Bell helmets and they scored great.

 

Ventilation

There are Vents in the chin and up to the visor to bring cool air inside and pass the hot air. There is a crown vent as well to pass air through. So the ventilation seems pretty great. As it’s a modular helmet you will hardly have a hard time with heat.

 

 

Helmet details

  • Type: modular helmet
  • Brand: Bell
  • Vehicle service type: adventure touring
  • Material: fiberglass composite shell
  • Helmet weight: 3.3 lbs
  • Certification: ECE and DOT

 

 

Advantages:

  • Modular helmets are on the heavy side all the time but Bell is one of the lightest of them all
  • The provision visor gives wider vision while driving and ensures safety
  • You will no more squint in the sun as the sun visor is lightly tinted

 

Drawbacks:

  • Some users complained about the padding not being comfortable enough

 

Shoei RJ Platinum-R Men’s Cruiser Motorcycle Helmet

Last but not least is the Shoei platinum. This is not just a helmet named platinum. Its quality is platinum-like and ticks the mark of a good helmet. The open-face helmet looks a little retro and given all the modern features.

 

Safety

You cannot be using an open-face helmet and ask for safety. Its normal and open-face helmet will not provide enough safety. But Shoei did their best with quality material which is a fiberglass composite shell. The build quality is also great. If the risk of getting in an accident is low you can check it out for comfort.

 

Ventilation

An open-face helmet will bring lots of air straight into the face whether you want it or not. the intake vent keeps the inside well-ventilated as well.

 

Helmet details

  • Type: modular helmet
  • Brand: Shoei
  • Vehicle service type: adventure touring
  • Material: fiberglass composite shell
  • Helmet weight: 3.7 lbs
  • Certification: DOT and SNELL certified

 

 

 

 

Advantages:

  • The comfortable helmet as it has plenty of room inside
  • A lightweight helmet that doesn’t give a headache after a long tour
  • Those with longer head shapes will find it super comfortable

Drawbacks:                       

  • The matte finish of the helmet is fragile and will be worn away fast

 

FAQ

Which helmet is good for a long ride?

For long-ride, a helmet has to be safe and comfortable. ShoeiNeotac II and the AGV sport modular are best for a long drive.

Which helmet is the best for bike riding?

For biking Steelbird, Studs and Vega are the best.

Which is the strongest helmet?

Bell helmets are the strongest helmets ever. Their safety rating is 4.4 and gives the most possible safety.

Which helmet is the best?      

Bell, HJC, and Shoei are the best helmet brands.

 

Final thoughts

Which helmet do you think was the best in your opinion? Don’t just rely on the brand name only. Few helmets have a name in the market. If you know about materials you can hunt down some underrated gems from reasonably priced helmets. Good luck with finding the best helmet for your next tour.

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