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.
I love Biltwell helmets, I have one and wear it daily, I also swear by them to any who ask. The only way to make it better would be a custom paint job by Old School Helmets,
Momo are producing some of the coolest 3/4 helmets currently on the market, this model, dubbed the “Fighter” pulls design cues from fighter pilot helmets and features a polymer shell, internal slide down sun visor, a Du Pont lining and full ECE 22.05 safety compliance. Grab yours here via Urban Motor.
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Something about the classic bubble shield makes me nostalgic for a time before I was born, the visors were initially made famous in the 60’s and have been a popular helmet addition ever since.
This open face helmet by Draxtar seems to be aimed at the pilot/motorcyclist who doesn’t like to change helmets all that often. Far from being a novelty item the helmet conforms with the strict European ECE 22.05 standard (similar to DOT but perhaps a little better) and features a flip-down visor, removable lining and removable ear cups….
Blauer is an interesting company, they produce “technical garments” for special elements of US Law Enforcement and the US Military (including the Navy Seals). This helmet is a new design from the company, it’s made from a proprietery blend of Dyneema-Carbon-Aramidic and epoxy resin, it has a built in flip down visor and a removable, washable lining.
As an avid motorcyclist I have always been reassured if slightly baffled by helmet standards, if seems odd that there is more than one standard and as you dig deeper you learn that different standards have vastly different requirements and not surprisingly, there is serious controversy about what’s best.
Buying a full face retro or vintage helmet to match your new retro café racer is harder than actually building the café racer in the first place. If you want the partial protection of a 3/4 helmet the world is your oyster, there are companies like Bell, Biltwell and a million others who build beautiful…
The 1971 documentary film On Any Sunday is compulsory viewing for any motorcycle enthusiast. In fact if you haven’t seen it I’m going to ask you to go grab it from iTunes here, watch it, then come back and keep reading. Ok, now we’re all on the same page. Troy Lee Designs have created a limited…
Small scale custom workshops are the lifeblood of the underground motorcycle community, and not just bike builders either, specialist workshops like Old School Helmets inject boatloads of retro class into their helmets and we love nothing more than to bring much needed attention to the “little guy” as opposed to the big name manufacturers.
MOMO Design was established in the ’60s by gentleman racer Giampiero Moretti, the company went on to produce some of the best racing steering wheels and car components in the automotive industry. Based in Verona, Italy they recently turned their considerable skills towards helmet design, the Fighter model (pictured above and below) is a tasteful blend…