The Life Helmet Co. doesn’t exist anymore, by the look of this advertisement they were a mid-level motorcycle helmet manufacturer in the 1970s who built “full face, plain or fancy” lids.
Torc Helmets produce some of the most interesting production lids you’ll find anywhere, this is their Grey Union Jack lid, it’s an understated version of the classic bright red and blue Union Jack lid and we like it.
We featured the new Ruby full face Castel helmets a couple of months ago, since then we’ve grown even more fond of them.
The new Castel Helmet by Ruby is one of the most beautiful 3 dimensional objects we’ve featured in some time here on Silodrome.
Death Spray Customs is a design and creative house specialising in motorcycle and bicycle work with a heavy emphasis on stunning paint jobs.
The el Fuerte is the latest lid from the team at Biltwell, it’s the DOT approved new model in their line up and it replaces the Hustler 3/4 face helmet that has itself become ubiquitous in the custom motorcycle scene over the past few years.
Tucano Urbano are a quiet company that comes out with well designed and quite appealing gear, this helmet is a good example of their work and is the sort of lid you could wear on anything from a 50cc Vespa to a Harley Cafe Racer and not look at all out of place.
Last month we began talking to Icon Motosports and Old School Helmets about a unique new project, we wanted to take steps to solve a dilemma facing safety conscious, vintage motorcycle enthusiasts. Specifically, the fact that it’s currently impossible to buy a retro full face helmet that passes any international helmet certification standard.
Blauer isn’t a helmet brand you encounter all that often outside of Europe, they make great lids though and tend towards the use of more advanced materials in their construction.
The Bell 500 Helmet Series has proven to be exceedingly popular, the combination of retro design with modern safety standards is an alluring blend for many motorcyclists, especially those who prefer the 3/4 face helmet style.
I think it’s interesting to see people experimenting with the fundamental shape of helmet design, generally speaking all helmets are semi-circular with some variation on a neck and face opening, you never see square or trapezoid helmets (and for very good reason).
When it comes to helmet design, no one beats Ruby. This French company produces some of the best looking lids currently in production and before you dismiss them as mere toys, you might be interested to know that they’re certified by both the US DOT and the stringent European ECE 22.05.