Helmets – Silodrome https://silodrome.com Gasoline Culture Thu, 19 Jul 2018 10:11:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 18077751 The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet – DOT Approved https://silodrome.com/hjc-5-x-wing-fighter-pilot-helmet/ Fri, 06 Jul 2018 06:00:47 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=80331 The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet – DOT Approved

The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet is A DOT-approved motorcycle helmet designed to look a lot like the helmets worn by the rebel X-Wing pilots from the original films. The X-Wing first appeared in A New Hope, followed by Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back, with a new appearance in Rogue...

The post The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet – DOT Approved appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet – DOT Approved

The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet is A DOT-approved motorcycle helmet designed to look a lot like the helmets worn by the rebel X-Wing pilots from the original films.

The X-Wing first appeared in A New Hope, followed by Return of the Jedi and The Empire Strikes Back, with a new appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The helmet has a lightweight polycarbonate composite shell and an integrated, amber-tinted, flip-up HJ-V8 sunshield, the interior has a SuperCool moisture-wicking, anti-bacterial fabric, and it has a removable/washable liner and cheek pads.

With an MSRP of $179.99 the HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet is a relatively inexpensive way to bring a little Star Wars into your garage (or living room if your spouse is understanding), and finally live out that childhood dream – it could also form the foundation of this year’s Halloween costume.

Buy Here

HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet

The post The HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Helmet – DOT Approved appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
80331
AGV X3000 Gloria Helmet – Classic Design, Modern Safety https://silodrome.com/agv-x3000-gloria-helmet/ Mon, 02 Jul 2018 04:00:53 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=79439 AGV X3000 Gloria Helmet – Classic Design, Modern Safety

The AGV X3000 Gloria helmet is a new design from the iconic Italian company designed to evoke the styling of the classic full face helmets of the 1970s, made with modern materials meeting the safety standards of the 21st century. AGV took great care to design the shell of the X3000 helmet series using the...

The post AGV X3000 Gloria Helmet – Classic Design, Modern Safety appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
AGV X3000 Gloria Helmet – Classic Design, Modern Safety

The AGV X3000 Gloria helmet is a new design from the iconic Italian company designed to evoke the styling of the classic full face helmets of the 1970s, made with modern materials meeting the safety standards of the 21st century.

AGV took great care to design the shell of the X3000 helmet series using the same legendary shape that Giacomo Agostini wore on his way to 15 World Championships. They included little-known details like the contoured chin bar that allowed Agostini to get his chin low on the tank, and reduce his frontal aerodynamic area by a few extra millimeters.

Each of the helmets in the AGV X3000 series uses an advanced ACF (advanced composite fiber) fiberglass outer shell, with three shell sizes on offer to ensure you have a helmet closely matched to your head size – this is particularly important for those with larger or smaller heads than average.

The vent developed for the X3000 series is quite clever, there’s a small letterbox opening in the top of the face port that feeds air over your head to keep you cool in the summer. You can close the vent via the polycarbonate “plug” that clicks into the shield – you pop it out in the summer and back in in the winter.

AGV offer the helmet in sizes ranging from S through to XXL so you should have no problem using the size chart to pick the one that’ll fit you like a glove. There are a number of colorways available, this one is the X3000 Gloria, with its characteristic colored stripes around the side, with a large red rear section to get the attention of those SUV drivers.

Buy Here

AGV X3000 Gloria Helmet Side

AGV X3000 Gloria Helmet Front

AGV X3000 Gloria Helmet Back

The post AGV X3000 Gloria Helmet – Classic Design, Modern Safety appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
79439
The Nexx XG100 Racer Billy B Helmet – With A Carbon Composite Shell https://silodrome.com/nexx-xg100-racer-billy-b-helmet/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 03:00:19 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=78356 The Nexx XG100 Racer Billy B Helmet – With A Carbon Composite Shell

The Nexx XG100 Racer Billy B helmet is one of the most affordable carbon composite motorcycle helmets on the market right now – the shell is made up of aramid fibers, carbon reinforcement, 3D organic fibers, and multiaxial fiberglass. Nexx Helmets have dubbed this shell material X-Matrix technology, and it results in a remarkably strong...

The post The Nexx XG100 Racer Billy B Helmet – With A Carbon Composite Shell appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
The Nexx XG100 Racer Billy B Helmet – With A Carbon Composite Shell

The Nexx XG100 Racer Billy B helmet is one of the most affordable carbon composite motorcycle helmets on the market right now – the shell is made up of aramid fibers, carbon reinforcement, 3D organic fibers, and multiaxial fiberglass.

Nexx Helmets have dubbed this shell material X-Matrix technology, and it results in a remarkably strong and very lightweight helmet. The XG100 Racer was designed with a wide view port for better peripheral visibility, with a PC Lexan optical class I anti-scratch flip-up visor.

The interior of the helmet uses X-Mart Dry technology, keeping it both cool and comfortable, with a drying rate twice as fast as normal cotton, and extra insulation for cooler weather. The whole interior can be easily removed and washed – a vital feature on helmets that are worn year-round.

The helmet has a double-d ring closure and it comes in two shell sizes – allowing you to a better fit, particularly if you’re at either the small or large end of the head-size scale.

The Nexx XG100 Racer Billy B helmet complies with the ECE/22-05 (Europe), DOT (USA), and NBR-7471:2001 (Brazil) certification standards, meaning it should be legal in your part of the world too, as many countries accept one or both of the ECE and DOT standards for use on their roads.

Buy Here

Nexx XG100 Racer Billy B Helmet 1

Nexx XG100 Racer Billy B Helmet 3

Nexx XG100 Racer Billy B Helmet 2

The post The Nexx XG100 Racer Billy B Helmet – With A Carbon Composite Shell appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
78356
The New Arai XD-4 Africa Twin Helmet – Snell M2015 Certified https://silodrome.com/arai-xd-4-africa-twin-helmet/ Fri, 08 Jun 2018 03:00:14 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=78079 The New Arai XD-4 Africa Twin Helmet – Snell M2015 Certified

The Arai XD-4 Africa Twin Helmet is a new addition to the Arai helmet range targeted squarely at Honda riders. The design of the XD-4 Africa Twin is both a little modern and a little retro/classic, so it’ll appeal to a wide range of motorcyclists, and the fact that Arai make helmets for both MotoGP and...

The post The New Arai XD-4 Africa Twin Helmet – Snell M2015 Certified appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
The New Arai XD-4 Africa Twin Helmet – Snell M2015 Certified

The Arai XD-4 Africa Twin Helmet is a new addition to the Arai helmet range targeted squarely at Honda riders. The design of the XD-4 Africa Twin is both a little modern and a little retro/classic, so it’ll appeal to a wide range of motorcyclists, and the fact that Arai make helmets for both MotoGP and Formula 1 will leave wearers with well-founded confidence in their safety.

Unusually for the world of adventure/touring helmets the Arai XD-4 Africa Twin is Snell M2015 approved, a motorcycle helmet standard that’s exceedingly difficult to attain.

Arai spend a lot of time in the wind tunnel with each of their helmets and the XD-4 is no exception, it has excellent aerodynamic stability at higher speeds on both the asphalt and dirt. There are exhaust ports in the top diffuser vents, a chin vent with intake ports, and a removable floating peak that (when fitted) channel air into the vents.

Inside the helmet you’ll find a fully removable/replaceable/washable interior, with an FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design, this offers a 5mm peel away layer to allow you to custom fit the helmet to your own head/face shape.

The helmet has been designed for dual sport and adventure touring, however it’ll also prove popular with urban riders who’ll like the wide field of view and excellent ventilation.

The helmet graphics are a breath of fresh air when compared to many of the more splashy and exotic designs out there that don’t tend to appeal to older riders, or riders who aren’t big on looking like a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger.

The Arai XD-4 Africa Twin helmet is current available for pre-order, if you do want one it may be a good idea to order sooner rather than later, as it’s likely the helmet will sell out as soon as it hits store shelves.

Buy Here

Arai XD-4 Africa Twin Helmet

Arai XD-4 Africa Twin Helmet Top

Arai XD-4 Africa Twin Helmet Rear Side

Arai XD-4 Africa Twin Helmet Front

Arai XD-4 Africa Twin Helmet Back

The post The New Arai XD-4 Africa Twin Helmet – Snell M2015 Certified appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
78079
The New Shoei EX-Zero Helmet – Modern Safety, Retro Looks https://silodrome.com/shoei-ex-zero-helmet/ Tue, 22 May 2018 04:01:51 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=77550 The New Shoei EX-Zero Helmet – Modern Safety, Retro Looks

The new Shoei EX-Zero helmet is a welcome addition to the rapidly expanding category of classically-styled modern motorcycle helmets that provide the much loved looks from yesteryear, comprehensively updated with decades worth of advances in safety, engineering, and materials. Shoei developed the new helmet based on the design of the much-loved EX-series of lids from...

The post The New Shoei EX-Zero Helmet – Modern Safety, Retro Looks appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
The New Shoei EX-Zero Helmet – Modern Safety, Retro Looks

The new Shoei EX-Zero helmet is a welcome addition to the rapidly expanding category of classically-styled modern motorcycle helmets that provide the much loved looks from yesteryear, comprehensively updated with decades worth of advances in safety, engineering, and materials.

Shoei developed the new helmet based on the design of the much-loved EX-series of lids from the 1980s, it’ll initially be offered in 6 colors (red, yellow, white, black, matte black, and grey) with one other design with retro stripes.

Unlike the other helmets in the retro off-road space, the EX-Zero helmet has an integrated pull-down CJ-3 visor that’s adjustable to three positions, the visor is available in clear, tinted, and yellow.

Shoei make the shell in 3 sizes to ensure an optimal fit no matter what size your head is, there are triple grills on either side of the chin bar to provide air flow, and there are 3 studs along the brow line allowing wearers to fit a sun visor if required.

Shoei EX-Zero Helmet

The shell is made from Shoei’s proprietary AIM material (Advanced Integrated Matrix) that is made up of organic fibers multi-composite fibers, and high-performance fibers in multiple layers for a shock-absorbent shell with optimum rigidity. Internally it has a multi-density EPS liner, and an industry standard double D-ring closure.

For safety the Shoei EX-Zero uses the E.Q.R System, allowing paramedics and first responders to remove the helmet from the rider with minimal effort, helping to prevent the exacerbation of any neck or head injuries.

The helmet’s liner is detachable and washable, making it easy to keep it smelling fresh even after weekends out on the trails in the blazing sunshine.

Shoei is one of the most respected motorcycle helmet manufacturers in the world, they’re also worn by top flight MotoGP riders and Formula 1 drivers, so the price tag of the EX-Zero is a little higher than its competition, but you really can’t put a price on saving that lump of cerebral matter sitting between your headphones.

Buy Here

Shoei EX-Zero Helmet

Shoei EX-Zero Helmet

Shoei EX-Zero Helmet

Shoei EX-Zero Helmet

Shoei EX-Zero Helmet

The post The New Shoei EX-Zero Helmet – Modern Safety, Retro Looks appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
77550
Bell Moto-3 Helmet – Retro-Style With Modern Safety (Now 28% Off) https://silodrome.com/bell-moto-3-helmet-black/ Thu, 17 May 2018 05:00:55 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=77375 Bell Moto-3 Helmet – Retro-Style With Modern Safety (Now 28% Off)

The Bell Moto-3 Helmet is the original model from the hugely popular Moto-3 line, built with modern materials to modern safety standards, but in the style of the lids worn by motocross racers in the 1970s. The Moto-3 has three shell sizes to ensure a good fit, it uses a lightweight fiberglass composite with an...

The post Bell Moto-3 Helmet – Retro-Style With Modern Safety (Now 28% Off) appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
Bell Moto-3 Helmet – Retro-Style With Modern Safety (Now 28% Off)

The Bell Moto-3 Helmet is the original model from the hugely popular Moto-3 line, built with modern materials to modern safety standards, but in the style of the lids worn by motocross racers in the 1970s.

The Moto-3 has three shell sizes to ensure a good fit, it uses a lightweight fiberglass composite with an impact-absorbing EPS foam liner, the liner also extends around the inside of the chin bar.

Each helmet ships out with a secure 5 snap visor, and there are shields that can be ordered separately for those who prefer them to goggles or sunglasses.

Revzilla are currently offering ~$80 off the recommended retail on this model (28%) for a limited time, so if you’ve been planning on getting one, this could be the ideal time.

Buy Here – Bonus 28% Off MSRP

Bell Moto-3 Helmet Black

Bell Moto-3 Helmet Yellow

Bell Moto-3 Helmet Yellow

Bell Moto-3 Helmet Red

Bell Moto-3 Helmet Orange

Bell Moto-3 Helmet Orange

The post Bell Moto-3 Helmet – Retro-Style With Modern Safety (Now 28% Off) appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
77375
Qwart Helmets – The Phoenix: A Modular Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet https://silodrome.com/qwart-phoenix-helmet/ Fri, 20 Apr 2018 05:00:52 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=76319 Qwart Helmets – The Phoenix: A Modular Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet

Qwart Helmets The Qwart Phoenix is a new, modular motorcycle helmet from Qwart – a European company based in the South of France. Each helmet has a full grade 8 carbon fiber shell with a double density EPS impact absorbing liner that meets or exceeds the ECE R22-05 helmet safety certification standard. There are two...

The post Qwart Helmets – The Phoenix: A Modular Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
Qwart Helmets – The Phoenix: A Modular Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet

Qwart Helmets

The Qwart Phoenix is a new, modular motorcycle helmet from Qwart – a European company based in the South of France. Each helmet has a full grade 8 carbon fiber shell with a double density EPS impact absorbing liner that meets or exceeds the ECE R22-05 helmet safety certification standard.

There are two main versions of the Qwart Phoenix, the “Slick” and the “Std”. The former has no visor fitted for those who want to use goggles or ride with an open eye port, and the latter has a built in flip-up polycarbonate visor. Both the Slick and the Std have a carbon fiber trellis chinbar for face protection, with a removable carbon fiber cover that can be swapped out for other colors.

The EPS liner contains a series of hidden channels for airflow that are linked to external ports – allowing airflow across the wearers head to keep them cool. The chin bar also contains twin vents on either side, to keep fresh air flowing into the nose/mouth area and to assist with helmet demisting.

The Qwart Phoenix Modular System

The most significant design feature of the Qwart Phoenix is its modular nature. Designer Xavier Marigo spent 5 years designing and prototyping the helmet, taking great care to ensure that parts are owner replaceable.

You can swap out (almost) every element of the helmet and replace it with aftermarket parts in different colors – this allows riders to match their helmets to their bikes (and/or gear), and it allows them to change up the look of their helmet with nothing more than an Allen key (also known as a Hex key).

Once you have your Qwart you’re able to order the custom trim and vents from your local (or internet) distributor, and the helmet’s removable lining can also be replaced by the owner – in a variety of colors and materials.

Buy Here

Qwart Helmets - A Modular Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet Parts

Qwart Helmet

Qwart Helmets - A Modular Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet

Qwart Helmets - A Modular Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet

Qwart Helmets - A Modular Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet

Qwart Helmets - A Modular Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet Red

The post Qwart Helmets – The Phoenix: A Modular Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Helmet appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
76319
Chapal Leather Driver’s Helmet – Race Like It’s 1939 https://silodrome.com/chapal-leather-drivers-helmet/ Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:42 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=76257 Chapal Leather Driver’s Helmet – Race Like It’s 1939

Chapal is a Paris-based company founded in 1832, Charles Lindbergh famously wore a Chapal jacket when he became the first person to fly across the Atlantic in 1927 from Long Island to Paris, taking 33 1⁄2-hours. The French company developed a line of jackets and leather helmets for early aviators, these were later repurposed by...

The post Chapal Leather Driver’s Helmet – Race Like It’s 1939 appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
Chapal Leather Driver’s Helmet – Race Like It’s 1939

Chapal is a Paris-based company founded in 1832, Charles Lindbergh famously wore a Chapal jacket when he became the first person to fly across the Atlantic in 1927 from Long Island to Paris, taking 33 1⁄2-hours.

The French company developed a line of jackets and leather helmets for early aviators, these were later repurposed by racing drivers and put to use on the race tracks of the 1930s. Chapal would be commissioned by the US Military to produce sheepskin leather jackets for pilots during WWII, and as a testament to their build quality many of these jackets have survived to the modern day.

The Chapal Leather Driver’s Helmet is designed to be true to the helmets worn by many of the greatest racing drivers of the early to mid 20th century – men like Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss. Each helmet is made from high-quality sheepskin leather lined with quitled cotton jersey for comfort – even after hours of racing. As these helmets were first worn by pilots they keep their ear flaps – designed to allow you to wear a radio headset for communicating with ground control.

The helmet is fastened with a double-D ring, there’s also a loop in the back for goggles, and a tightening buckle along the brow. Each Chapal helmet is made bespoke on demand, in sizes from 54 to 61, and in colors including red, tan, blue, and white.

Buy Here

Chapal Leather Driver's Helmet Red

Chapal Leather Driver's Helmet Tan

Chapal Leather Driver's Helmet Blue

Chapal Leather Driver's Helmet White

The post Chapal Leather Driver’s Helmet – Race Like It’s 1939 appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
76257
The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 Motorcycle Helmet https://silodrome.com/nexx-xg200-flat-6-motorcycle-helmet/ Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:00:04 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=75877 The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 Motorcycle Helmet

The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 is a modern helmet – with retro styling cues that’ll look right at home on a vintage motocross bike, a scrambler, or well-worn R 80 GS. Nexx is a European company that still makes all of their helmets in the EU with a strong focus on high build quality and...

The post The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 Motorcycle Helmet appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 Motorcycle Helmet

The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 is a modern helmet – with retro styling cues that’ll look right at home on a vintage motocross bike, a scrambler, or well-worn R 80 GS. Nexx is a European company that still makes all of their helmets in the EU with a strong focus on high build quality and premium materials.

The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 Motorcycle Helmet

The XG200 Flat 6 helmet family all use the same X-matrix shell – a proprietary combination of fiberglass with organic fibers, aramid fibers, and carbon reinforcement. This allows a very high level of strength and resistance to object incursion, with a lighter weight relative to a traditional fiberglass shell.

Inside the shell you’ll find an impact-absorbing EPS foam liner, with a final layer of soft padding with breathable and anti-allergenic (removable and washable) fabric lining. The total weight of the helmet is 1200 grams, that’s approximately 42 ounces, and each one comes with a removable sun visor/peak that attaches courtesy of 3 snaps.

The face port has a wide, open aperture to allow excellent vision and airflow, both vital for those southern California desert races, and there are two shell sizes to ensure a less bulky fit for those with smaller heads.

The Nexx XG200 meets or exceeds the DOT (USA), ECE (Europe) and NBR (Brazil) helmet safety certification standards, making it one of the most highly-rated of the retro-modern helmet designs.

The Flat 6 series is made up of 3 unique colorways based on the XG200 family. Each feature a prominent “6” on the side, which can function as your racing number should you happen to find yourself taking part in vintage scrambles or enduro racing.

Buy Here

The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 Motorcycle Helmet Front

The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 Motorcycle Helmet Red

Nexx XG200 Flat 6 Motorcycle Helmet Back

The post The Nexx XG200 Flat 6 Motorcycle Helmet appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
75877
Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet – Modern Safety In A Retro Helmet https://silodrome.com/bell-moto-3-ace-cafe-gp-66-helmet/ Thu, 08 Mar 2018 04:00:51 +0000 https://silodrome.com/?p=74384 Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet – Modern Safety In A Retro Helmet

The Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet looks almost identical to the helmets worn by enduro, scrambler, motocross, and desert riders in the 1970s. Despite this vintage look, the helmets are made using modern materials to modern safety standards – meeting or surpassing both the DOT (American) and ECE 22.05 (European) helmet certification standards....

The post Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet – Modern Safety In A Retro Helmet appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet – Modern Safety In A Retro Helmet

The Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet looks almost identical to the helmets worn by enduro, scrambler, motocross, and desert riders in the 1970s. Despite this vintage look, the helmets are made using modern materials to modern safety standards – meeting or surpassing both the DOT (American) and ECE 22.05 (European) helmet certification standards.

In recent years Bell has introduced the Bell Bullitt, a retro full-face road helmet, the Bell 500 series, a retro 3/4 face helmet, and most recently the Bell Moto-3, a retro enduro/motocross helmet. Each of these designs have proven popular on their own merit, and each is made using a modern lightweight fiberglass composite shell as their primary structure.

The variant you see here is the new Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet, it was designed in collaboration with the team at the iconic Ace Cafe in London – the original home of the now world-famous cafe racer motorcycle genre.

The Ace Cafe had humble beginnings as a transport cafe in Stonebridge, north-west London, but due to its proximity to the new North Circular Road it became a hotspot for amateur motorcycle racers on their Tritons, Nortons, BSAs, and Ariels. Riders would challenge each other to race, and as the legend has it they would play a record on the jukebox, then race to get back before the song finished.

The helmet features a Union Jack inspired red, white, and blue livery with a red stripe on the right, and a blue stripe on the left. It ships with the detachable sunvisor, and there’s an Ace Cafe logo on the back – celebrating 80 years since their founding.

Importantly, Bell builds the Moto-3 in three different shell sizes, allowing small, medium, and large headed people to get a size exactly right for them – very important for safety. It has a full internal EPS liner (including on the chin bar), and a removable/washable anti-microbial terrycloth liner.

Buy Here

Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet

Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet

Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet

Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet

Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet

The post Bell Moto-3 Ace Cafe GP 66 Helmet – Modern Safety In A Retro Helmet appeared first on Silodrome.

]]>
74384