“Are you looking for a Full Face helmet?”
If yes then you have come to the right place. Because here we will give you reviews on Top 7 Best Full Face Motorcycle Helmets.
We all know that there are plenty of helmet types are available in a market. And most of them are quite good and can protect you in an accident. But there is no doubt that full face helmets give ultimate protection to the head as compared to the other types of helmets. In fact, it is an all-around protection to your head, face, and neck area. Moreover, it blocks UV rays, wind noise, and raindrops etc. By utilizing full face helmet you can do motorcycle riding comfortably without the problem of the wind, bugs, and other flying objects.
So, before choosing any particular helmet, you must take a good look at the reviews, features, and safety standards. Because what’s the point of all that protection or low price if it can’t give you a comfort fit or provide other features.
We are talking about your life. And choosing a protective and durable helmet can reduce the chances of risking it on the road while riding a motorcycle.
That’s why, it is important to check every aspect of comfort, protection, quietness, airflow, and other extra features. And now many selected helmets comes with Bluetooth and speaker facility which can be utilized to use the phone. So, don’t rush into these things. Just take your time and go through with these Top 7 Best full face motorcycle helmet reviews.
List of Top 7 Full Face Motorcycle Helmets 2019 – An Editor’s Choice
HJC CL-17 Rebel
HJC RPHA 70ST
Bell Qualifier DLX MIPS Equipped
HJC RPHA 11 Pro
AGV K-3 SV
Scorpion EXO-T1200 Freeway
- 1 List of Top 7 Full Face Motorcycle Helmets 2019 – An Editor’s Choice
- 2 Top 7 Best Full Face Motorcycle Helmet Reviews
- 3 Why you should wear a full-face helmet?
- 4 What We Learned
Top 7 Best Full Face Motorcycle Helmet Reviews
Shoei RF-1200 Helmet Review
If you are a newbie or a professional, with Shoei RF-1200 helmet you can enjoy your ride fully. Shoei RF-1200 is a new pinnacle in helmet Industry. This full face helmet has reached the next level of performance and technology. Just like its predecessors, Shoei RF-1200 offers comfort and protection in this price range like no one else. It is one of the safest helmets which also meets the DOT and SNELL 2015 safety standards. So, let’s take a good look at the attributes of Shoei RF-1200 full face motorcycle helmet.
It has a more rigid shell to absorb the impact during a crash. It has a compact design and lightweight yet stronger shell to protect you from several brain injuries in a crash. To ensure custom fitting, it comes in four shell sizes. Basically, Shoei RF-1200 is aerodynamic stable and its Dual density EPS liner accommodates in design and fits without compromising ventilation flow in the helmet.
As we were discussing the ventilation system of Shoei’s RF-1200 helmet, It has a superior ventilation system. It’s three upper air vent intakes, a large lower three-position vent and four positioned upper exhaust outlet vents with the EPS liner enable to flow cool air unrestricted through tunnels.
3-D Max-Dry System II Liner:
To absorb moisture and sweat, it’s 3-D Max-Dry System II Liner are dimensionally shaped according to the rider for a custom fit. It’s central pads and cheek pads fit accordingly and give a hold during high-speed riding. And with E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) facility allows removing cheek pads in case of emergency.
CWR-1 Shield System:
To experience ultimate quietness, Shoei RF-1200 helmet’s advanced shield system has a lot of advancements. To eliminate the bending of the shield by wind pressure it has ribs on top and bottom of the shield. It helps you avoid wind pressure and noise.
Apart from this, it offers five-stage rotating dial for easy shield adjustments, pin lock pins and lens insert, and much more. After all, RF-1200 is from Shoei brand who always focus on maximum protection and advanced functionality. That’s the reason why Shoei is one of the leading brands in the helmet industry.
Nevertheless, you should try it on your own.
HJC CL-17 Rebel Helmet Review
Second in our top 7 best full face helmet reviews list is HJC CL-17 Rebel Helmet. This is a new version of very popular HJC CL-17 series helmet which comes with a lot of improvements. So, just like everybody else, if you also see the functions, attributes, and design in a helmet before purchasing it then you should take a look at the features of HJC CL-17 full face helmet. I am sure you will amaze after seeing the features and benefits which you are getting in CL-17 in this price range.
It has advanced polycarbonate composite lightweight shell designed for superior fit and great comfort by CAD technology. So, you will have ultimate protection to your head without any pressure. It has a shell structure which is ideal for aerodynamic stability. Means, you won’t feel much of turbulence.
Advanced Channeling Ventilation System
If you like to go on the long motor rides and enjoy trips, then HJC CL-17 will help you to stay cool for a long duration. Because it has an excellent ventilation system. It offers Advanced Channeling Ventilation System i.e. AC-S. It will keep you out from heat and humidity for a longer period. So, you can stay cool and enjoy your motorcycle ride.
PINLOCK and Anti-fog
If you are looking for anti-fog, anti-scratch shield then you got it.
You want to know, “how?”
Then, I would like to inform you that HJC CL-17 Rebel has a feature of install PINLOCK system which is the latest version optically sensor pin lock prepared to face shield which will 95% UV protection, scratches, and fog. It will give you better vision in your riding. This PINLOCK system sold separately. But, once you install it in your CL-17 helmet to gain these features.
HJC put moisture-wicking and antibacterial fabric in CL-17 Rebel full face helmet. Cheek pads are removable in HJC CL-17. You can remove them and wash them whenever you need. And all CL-17 cheek pads are interchangeable in all sizes. This SuperCool Interior will let you enjoy your ride without any humidity and moisture problem inside your helmet.
Other features include a RapidFire shield replacement system which comes handy for installing and removing face shield quickly.
On top of that HJC CL-17 Rebel, full face helmet meets DOT and Snell safety standards. It went through hard testing to prove its worth.
HJC RPHA 70ST Helmet Review
There is a reason why ‘HJC’ is coming multiple times in the list of best full face motorcycle helmets of 2019. Since 1992 the HJC is the top selling helmet brand in the United States. HJC is the reason behind the safety of touring riders, dirt bike riders, and GP riders who are using HJC safety helmets in their riding.
The good thing about HJC is, it is manufacturing helmets for both premium and mid-range riders. Even I had my first helmet from HJC.
HJC RPHA 70ST is the latest version of RPHA ST and comes from the long-line of HJC’s RPHA series. HJC RPHA 70ST is a sport-touring helmet as mentioned in the ST label, the RPHA 70ST include features like integrated sunshield, emergency kit, shield replacement system, optimal ventilation, and anti-fog lens among others.
So, let’s take a look at what this HJC helmet has to offer:
HJC RPHA 70ST is the helmet designed to bridge the gap between sport riding and touring. In doing so, the helmet succeeds to provide some great features that weren’t available in its predecessor HJC RPHA ST helmet.
For starters, it is equipped with the HJC’s advanced premium integrated matrix plus (P.I.M +) which is a construction of some reinforced materials such as carbon, carbon-glass, and hybrid fabric which together offer a strong layer of defence in order to provide enhanced impact protection without compromising performance, comfort, and lightness etc.
Furthermore, the helmet meets the DOT and ECE certification.
The RPHA 70ST weights near around 3.4 lbs. and comes in three different shell sizes.
Face Shield & Visor:
RPHA 70ST has an integrated anti-fog coated smoke-tinted sun shield which can deploys quickly and easily with a whole new operating system positioned at the bottom. Not just that the helmet has HJ-26 anti-fog lens prepared shield and include anti-fog insert.
The good thing is the visor is optically very good and has a good eyeport opening. You know what that means; it means you will get a wider and taller range of visibility.
If we talk about the face shield removal procedure then it is also quite great since HJC used its RapidFire 2 shield replacement system which you already know about. It is a simple and secure ratchet system that provides, tool-less and quick installation and removal of face shield for efficient operation.
The interior liner is very comfortable in RPHA 70ST helmet since it is equipped with the HJC’s MultiCool interior fabric which is an advanced anti-bacterial fabric facility the enhanced moisture-wicking and quick dry function that can dissipate sweats at a faster rate than any ordinary fabric.
Both the crown and cheek pads are removable and washable in RPHA 70ST helmet which allows you to wash then whenever you required.
Overall, the cheek pads are so soft that you won’t feel any friction between your cheeks and fabric. And it is nearly impossible to find this softness in any other full face helmet within this price range.
The ventilation is also of top-notch level in the HJC RPHA 70ST motorcycle helmet which has a dual-purpose top vent which intakes cool air and passes to the EPS liner of the helmet and at the same time, it removes the hot air from the exhaust vents of the helmet.
I was kind of expecting the HJC’s AC-S ventilation technology in RPHA 70ST but still, the ventilation system is quite good and succeeds to offer an optimal airflow.
The chin vent has a small single slider to channel the air inside the helmet. On use, the air comes from the front opening and empties into two spate channels that can be controlled via a slider on the inside.
The airflow it offers to the riders is really good however the excess air also creates noise issues that can’t be handled by removing the chin curtain. But, overall, the noise issue can be controlled. It may not be the quietest helmet but it is up close in the list of quiet test helmets.
Bell Qualifier DLX MIPS Helmet Review
Bell Qualifier DLX helmet is third in the best full face helmet list. But, personally, I like this helmet very much. And the reason behind this is its functionality in the given price range. This helmet is from Qualifier series of Bell. As a successful brand, Bell Qualifier series is already popular in young generation. And now with the latest edition of DLX MIPS equipped helmet, offers many cool features which are not easy to compete in this price range. So, without wasting any more time, let’s take a look at the review of Bell Qualifier DLX MIPS Helmet.
Shell Design & MIPS
We all know that while riding a motorcycle, helmet gives most of the protection and help to avoid several brain injuries during a crash. And this helmet provides ultimate protection. Because it is equipped with Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) for improved rotational impact energy displacement. It will help in reducing rotational forces that can result in impact.
What do you say?
Isn’t that great? To gain massive feature like MIPS in Bell Qualifier DLX helmet which can really save your big money.
Bell Qualifier offers Velocity Flow Ventilation System with Flow adjust for cooling and comfort. So, you can be comfortable for a long duration without any heat problem and air flow and can enjoy your ride fully.
Transitions Face Shield
With Bell Transitions Face Shield in Qualifier DLX helmet, your vision can be more clear and wide. This photochromatic shield will optimise your vision while riding in a day, night, sun, and dark. It will automatically adjust as per the darkness. This transitions shield is enough for multipurpose and suitable for racetrack and road to ride.
It is very rare to see transitions shield in this range of helmets. And now these are available in few Bell helmets.
In Bell Qualifier DLX helmet, you will also get moisture-wicking and antibacterial interior. It contains contoured cheek pads which are removable and washable. You can remove them whenever you want.
This helmet also offers the advanced feature of integrated speaker pockets.
Moreover, it accommodates the Bell Sena SMH10 and Cardo Scala Rider Q1/Q3 Bluetooth stereo headset and intercom.
As you can see, this helmet has everything which is very rare and difficult to get in a helmet of this price range. On top of that this Bell Qualifier DLX MIPS helmet is DOT and ECE certified.
So, what are you waiting for?
You heard me.
It is time to purchase this good looking and functional helmet without carrying an extra shield.
HJC RPHA 11 Pro Helmet Review
HJC RPHA 11 Pro full face helmet is a great helmet for this price. It fits great and very light too. As a successor of RPHA 10, this full-face helmet has great vision and air flow, especially in chin vents. It will keep you cool in your motorcycle riding. Adjustable vents on top of the head give you an additional feature to adjust airflow easily. Plus, it is both DOT and ECE safety standard approved. And there are other plenty of features in this helmet which you can go through by reading this review below:
Shell Design & Premium Integrated Matrix Plus (PIM+)
HJC RPHA 11 Pro has an aerodynamic shell structure which is designed for maximum performance at high speeds. A shell made up of carbon fibre, aramid, the organic non-woven fabric is very strong and noticeably lightweight. After the huge success of RPHA 10, HJC made this RPHA 11 Pro helmet which is really an upgraded version and finely tuned for motorsport and professional riding.
Advanced Channeling Ventilation System (AC-S)
For maximum airflow, HJC RPHA 11 Pro has top and forehead vents for maximum airflow. Air intake through the forehead vent allows effective cooling. Moreover, top vents come with rubber trim for easy adjustments as per your requirement. This AC-S ventilation allows full front-to-back airflow and flushed heat and humidity out of the interior. RPHA 11 full face helmet also included breath guard and chin curtain.
Face Shield and Interior
It also has improved interior as compared to previous generation helmets. It’s MultiCool advanced moisture-wicking and antibacterial interior will keep you dry for a long period. It’s cheek pads are interchangeable in all sizes. You can remove them to wash cheek pads as per your requirement. HJC RPHA 11 comes with Optically-superior Anti-fog Lens prepared 2D flat-racing shield which also provides 95% UV protection. If you are at high speed then you can use the enhanced shield dual lock system.
On top of that, you will get built-in communication speaker pockets and cheek pads which can easily remove in the state of emergency.
Basically, HJC RPHA 11 Pro is totally worth of all your penny you spend on it. It can compete with other brands available in the market in this price range.
AGV K-3 SV Elements Helmet Review
The reason I enlisted this helmet in the list of best full face motorcycle helmets is because of the positive response of the riders. Those who’ve used this helmet or already using it are very positive about the AGV K-3 SV elements helmet.
Well, they have reason to be. The helmet continues the legacy of original K3 helmet of AGV. The helmet is built on the foundation of AGV’s extensive experience in designing of the Pista GP and Corsa helmets.
The AGV K-3 SV elements helmet incorporates an HIR-TH (High Resistance Thermoplastic Resin) shell which is a very strong yet lightweight shell. This thermoplastic shell provides protection against heavy impacts during a crash. To reduce turbulence while riding at high-speed, the AGV K-3 SV elements helmet has a compact rear spoiler integrated into it.
The shape of the helmet is round oval and aerodynamically optimized for stability. AGV K-3 SV elements helmet is a great choice if you’re looking for a helmet that is sophisticated, rich on features, built on modern technology, and provide protection to your head then AGV K-3 SV elements helmet is the one for you.
The helmet has 4 EPS sizes which are optimized thanks to the FEM (Finite Elements Analysis) system. Also, the helmet meets the DOT safety standards.
Since the AGV K-3 SV elements helmet is a sport-touring helmet, it incorporates a drop-down sun visor, making the helmet suitable for touring riders. This drop-down sun visor is integrated with the helmet and can be replaced without the use of any tool. It is equipped with a GT-2 scratch resistant, anti-fog polycarbonate face shield which provides 100% protection from UV rays. The face shield is optically correct and has an improved peripheral vision. Well, for this the credit goes to the specifically-shaped profile of the aperture.
AGV K-3 SV elements helmet incorporates an XQRS (X-tra Quick Release System) visor mechanism for easy install and removal of the shield within seconds. Good thing is, the entire mechanism is entirely tool-less!
“Generally, the full face helmets are not idle in offering good ventilation!”
Do you believe this?
Well, I won’t deny that full-face helmets are not as efficient in offering airflow as the open face and modular motorcycle helmets. But, I’ve been wronged many times. This time it is AGV K-3 SV elements helmet that wronged me.
When I first saw this helmet I believed that a helmet is not capable of providing good ventilation. But, when I put it on and went on a ride, I was totally amazed!
The helmet provides good airflow!
It has four intake vents – 1 on the chin guard and 3 at the forehead. Apart from this, it has 2 rear exhaust vents to remove hot air inside of the helmet to maintain a proper airflow throughout the helmet.
Interior & Comfort Level:
AGV K-3 SV elements helmet has a fully removable and washable 3D inner liner and cheek pads which are sanitized and made from Dry-Comfort fabrics. That means the fabric is capable of dissipating the sweat faster than ordinary fabric and keep you comfortable and dry all the time. The softness this fabric offer is truly amazing.
Scorpion EXO-T1200 Freeway Helmet Review
Scorpion EXO-T1200 freeway is a combination of MotoGP features with the characteristics of freeway riding. This helmet offers the features of the next level which is very rare in this price range. From tough TCT shell to VSV ventilation and comfort to extra facilities, this helmet will give you the ultimate protection, excellent ventilation and superior facilities which you can use in your ride. So, without wasting any more time, let’s take a look at the review of Scorpion EXO-1200 freeway motorcycle helmet.
Scorpion EXO-T1200 freeway comes with TCT (Thermodynamic Composite Technology) composite fibre shell of 5 layer blend which is strong enough to absorb high impacts during a crash. This high strength shell will protect you from several head injuries. Its aerodynamical superiority shows less buffeting around at higher speeds.
Scorpion EXO-T1200 is best known for its ventilation system. It comes with VSV(Venturi Super Vent ) ventilation system which is a multi-position intake vent in the front and the vent assembly channel has a large venturi vent out the back which draws the air. In these two intake ports, one draws cool air and another draws cool air across the three exhaust ports. And the reason behind is to accelerate the flow of air over the three exhaust ports which results in increasing venturi effect. VSV is a better ventilation system than the other full face and touring helmets available in the market.
AirFit Liner Inflation System
It allows a rider to personalize and adjust cheek pads.
EverClear No-Fog Face Shield
I personally like this No-Fog shield. It gives 100% UV protection, no fog on screen and hardened coating to protect from scratches. This EverClear face shield is very rare to see in other helmets of this price range which are currently available in the market.
3-Step ever clear SpeedView Drop-Down Sun visor
Scorpion EXO-1200 freeway helmet offers KwikFit cheek pads whose fabric is KwikWick III Anti-Microbial Liner which is a third generation of scorpion’s moisture-wicking material which will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter along with the characteristic of maintaining anti-microbial and hypo-allergic properties. You can put and remove common style of glasses.
Other features include an emergency release system for easy removal of the cheek pads in the state of emergency and communication system speaker pockets. On top of that, this Scorpion EXO-1200 freeway full face helmet is DOT certified too.
Why you should wear a full-face helmet?
To understand the importance of wearing a full-face helmet, I would like to share two real-life stories which we found after deep research and to tell the actual importance of 201wearing a motorcycle helmet which people tend to ignore more often. I believe you won’t get any better example than these. Which is why I would proudly honour to share stories here in believing that you will get proper motivation from it.
The first story is about the 1.5 million-mile BMW rider Dave Swisher of Bowling Green, Virginia who suffered in a massive crash in West Virginia which could take his life or badly injured him for rest of his life. But, thanks to his intellect and GOD that he saved came out of this tragic accident just fine.
You know wanna know “How he survived that crash?”
It because he was wearing a full-face helmet.
In fact, he was wearing a full-riding gear at that time. That’s why he was able to ride home safely. You can check out the image of his helmet and image which shows the impact areas on crash-involved motorcycle helmets.
I am sure you have noticed that chin bar areas cover 35 percent of impact which certainly you will not get in an open-face or half-shell helmet. That means you are minimizing the head protection by 35 percent just because you like open-face better that full-face motorcycle helmet.
Another story is of Jeff Dean who is the source of this useful information which we collected from his website where he mentioned the story of Dave Swisher and shared his life story too. Jeff Dean also a full-face helmet user who suffered in a major accident in the south of Tucson while riding his R100RT. But, thanks to his intellect as well that he was also wearing a Bell Star full-face helmet which saved his life. If he was not wearing one, he could have suffered a life-threating injury.
You can read the full story at BMWDean to learn more. So, don’t throw away the protection which can save your life and try to wear a helmet not just for your safety but also for the sake of your family. Every year, thousands of people die in a road accident and thousands are seriously injured. The result, their families have to pick up what left of their loved ones and take care of them for the rest of their lives.
This is very sad and shameful that we can just prevent this from simply wearing a helmet.
What We Learned
Full face helmets are essential for your protection. We have mentioned the importance of helmets in many of our articles. You can choose from the list of these five full face helmets to pile up your accessories. Many aspects such as Shell Design, Ventilation System, Comfort, Face Shield, Interior, etc. are considered to give viewers a better outlook concerning each helmet. If you want a helmet with perfect protection and airflow system, then count on HJC CL-17 Rebel. It will add a sporty touch to your overall look with its attractive design.
Bell Qualifier DLX MIPS Equipped is a good looking helmet which can give you superior comfort with a desirable ventilation system. For best protection, you can opt for HJC RPHA 11 Pro. Shoei RF-1200 has some incredible features attached to it however the concern of not fitting well in round heads may act against it. For a durable, sturdy and well-designed helmet, we recommend you to buy Scorpion EXO-T1200 Freeway. With no cons displayed under its name, its sleek design will give your biking outfit a premium look. No matter which helmet you’ll opt for, it will give you protection from all kinds of accidental hazards. Stay safe, ride smart.