Vintage Motorcycle Helmet Buying Guide

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Click here to view the full Vintage Motorcycle Helmet Collection. Legal Disclaimer: Silodrome doesn’t recommend wearing vintage helmets on the road, years of shell degradation can lead to them being relatively weak, even in mint condition they’re still antiquated from a modern safety perspective. History The concept of the motorcycle helmet has been around almost as…

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Full-Face Gringo Helmet by Biltwell

Gringo Helmet

The full-face Gringo motorcycle helmet by Biltwell is a relatively recent addition to the growing list of retro motorcycle helmets that meet modern safety standards. Just a couple of years ago this space was essentially empty but with the release of the Bell Bullitt, the Biltwell Gringo and the Ruby Castel things have changed –…

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Icon Airframe Statistic Helmet

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Riding motorcycles is a dangerous habit, most people who’ve been riding for any length of time will have stories about “offs” they’ve endured with many carrying them like badges of honour. The single most effective way of reducing your chances of injury or death is to wear a full face helmet, this has been established…

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F4 Helmet by Klim

KLIM F4

The F4 Helmet by Klim is one of the most well ventilated full-face helmets currently on the market, its focus on warm weather usability is something we don’t see with many full-face lids and it’s absolutely essential for those of us in warmer climates. The F4 is built using aerospace fibreglass, carbon fibre and Kevlar®…

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Motorcycle Helmet Mounts

motorcycle helmets mounts

These motorcycle helmet mounts by Brandon Cameron are possibly the single greatest method of storing a lid that have ever been devised by humankind. Or alienkind for that matter. Each mount is made of reclaimed Oak and chromed steel, the design allows them to hold either a 3/4 or a full face helmet in style…

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Biltwell Bonanza L.E. Helmets

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The new Biltwell Bonanza LE Helmet range is a limited edition (hence the LE) series of Bonanza 3/4 face helmets featuring new, hand-painted designs. At $129.95 the Bonanza helmet offers excellent value to those who want a DOT-compliant open face lid, the broad range of accessories available for the model includes bubblevisors, flip-up visors, sunshields and…

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2014 Bell Custom 500 Helmet

2014 Bell Custom 500 Helmet

The Bell Custom 500 series of motorcycle helmets has become the 3/4-face lid that all others are compared against, the modern helmet is based on the early models produced by Bell in the 1950s and since its introduction it’s been one of the best selling helmets in Bell’s stable. For 2014 Bell has announced an…

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Premier Trophy Helmet

Premier Trophy Helmet

It was only a year or two ago that we were lamenting the total lack of retro full face motorcycle helmets, between then and now a number of companies have launched standards-compliant retro full face lids that’ll look for more at home on your Triumph Bonneville or Ducati Paul Smart. This is the new lid…

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James Hunt’s 1976 Bell Helmet

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1976 is a year that will live on forever in the annals of motorsports history, the film Rush came out earlier this year and immortalised the season as well as the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda but those who are passionate about Formula 1 have been talking about the 1976 season for 37…

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Gringo Blast Shields

Biltwell Gringo full-face helmet shield

For those of you who’ve already snapped up a Biltwell Gringo full-face helmet these new Blastshields have just come into stock in both a clear and tinted finish. Each one costs $19.95 and snaps into place using the 5 studs around the viewport, they’re made from impact-resistant, die-cut flex polycarbonate and have a slightly less…

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Icon Alliance Dark

Icon Alliance Dark Helmet Front

The Icon Alliance Dark is one of the best value for money propositions in the world of modern, full-face motorcycle helmets – at $150 USD MSRP it costs about as much as a decent bottle of single malt, although the scotch will you a headache whereas the Alliance helmet’s job is to save you from…

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