Winter is pretty much over and it’s time to take out our motorcycles again. Why not try out something new and stylish this year? What about a brand new, cool looking helmet? Without a doubt, safety is the most important thing you should be looking for when choosing a motorcycle helmet. But those days, when the good looking helmets were not safe enough and the safe helmets were boring, are gone! That’s why we have decided to put together a list of the most stylish and best looking motorcycle helmets of 2021.
All these helmets are DOT certified and street legal, so you don’t have to worry about lack of protection in case of an accident. We have sorted out these helmets into multiple different categories, so you can easily find exactly what you are looking for…
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List of the Top 15 Coolest Motorcycle Helmets
Cool Full-Face Motorcycle Helmets
Full-face helmets are the most common type of motorcycle helmets out there. They usually all look very similar to each other, when we speak about shape and size. Therefore, the most typical way how to differentiate one full-face helmet from another is by adding some cool colorful graphic design. These graphics usually consist of stripes on top of the shell and brand logos on the sides. Sometimes you will find some cooler designs such as waves, flowers and camouflage. Rarely you will notice a helmet that has an actual artistic design on top of its shell.
The most famous brand that has been focusing on full-face motorcycle helmets with super-cool graphic designs is HJC. If you are a fan of science fiction and superhero movies or comic books, than you will quickly start to love this brand. They have created countless motorcycle helmets inspired by the iconic Marvel characters such as Venom, Spider-Man and Ghost Rider. These helmets get always released as a special edition of a regular helmet series such as the HJC RPHA 11 Pro.
Cool Marvel Helmets
Marvel movies have recently gained a popularity never-seen before. Every year, you can go to the cinema and see some of your favorite Marvel heroes on the big screen. If this doesn’t satisfy you enough, you can now even ride in a motorcycle helmet with graphics of your favorite Marvel character! There are plenty of motorcycle helmets with Marvel themed graphics available to buy in 2021. Let’s take a look at these super-cool helmets inspired by the famous Marvel movies and comic books.
HJC RPHA 11 Pro Venom 2 Helmet Review
The HJC RPHA 11 Pro Venom 2 is the second edition of the popular motorcycle helmet inspired by the Venom movie. The original version was already incredibly cool, but this new remake pushes it even further. It features all those aspects that make the Venom character so special… Scary big mouth full of sharp teeth with a long tongue on the side and terrifying white eyes on the top.
The shell of the HJC RPHA 11 Pro is lightweight, yet very strong. The helmet can be either used as an everyday riding helmet or as a racing helmet. The face shield provides an extremely wide vision and it can be easily removed thanks to the Rapidfire system. It also has an emergency cheek-pad quick-release system for improved safety. The ventilation of the Venom helmet is also excellent. It has multiple intake vents on the chin bar and top of the shell, and some additional exhaust vents on the back.
Unfortunately, due to all the premium features that it offers, the price tag of the HJC RPHA 11 Pro Venom 2 helmet is relatively high. Well at least it is higher than the price of most other helmets on this list, but it is definitely worth every penny.
HJC RPHA 11 Pro Venom 2 Helmet
Pros: Remarkably Strong & Lightweight Shell, Maximum Airflow, Emergency Kit Cheek Pads, Additional Forehead Vent
Cons: Difficult to Maintain
HJC FG-17 Ghost Rider Helmet Review
If you are a fan of Ghost Rider, than you should definitely check this one out. The FG-17 Ghost Rider is another great helmet designed by HJC. They really know hot to make cool superhero helmets. It features a skull with open mouth graphic design on the front of the helmet with flames and chain surrounding it.
This is a much more “budget-friendly” helmet than the Venom helmet as it only costs about $150. Despite the lower price, you will still get a lot of features in this helmet such as DOT certification and the RapidFire 2 shield replacement system.
The face shield of the helmet is optically correct, has an anti-scratch coating and it also provides a very high UV protection. You can even use a pin-lock with this helmet, however it is sold separately. The ventilation system of the HJC FG-17 Ghost Rider helmet consists of dual chin vent and multiple top vents. There are some exhaust vents on the back of the helmet. The airflow is pretty good for such an inexpensive helmet, but nothing special when compared to more premium helmets. On the other hand, the helmet is surprisingly comfortable to wear and it is one of the most comfortable motorcycle helmets in this price category.
HJC FG-17 Ghost Rider Helmet
Pros: Excellent Protection, Superior Fit, Maximal field of vision, RapidFire 2 Shield Replacement System
Cons: Top Ventilation is not effective
Cool Star Wars Helmets
For all fans of the Star Wars series, we have some great news! You can now actually buy multiple different DOT approved motorcycle helmets with Star Wars graphics. These include Stromtrooper, Kylo Ren and Boba Fett helmets etc. Thanks to the extreme popularity of these movies and motorcycle riding, you can now become your favorite Star Wars character while riding your bike.
HJC CS-R3 Stormtrooper Helmet Review
The Stormtrooper motorcycle helmet from HJC doesn’t really have that “sci-fi” shape as the original one from the movie does, however the graphics make it really look like it does. It has those futuristic intake vents on the front of the helmet and a line of blue stripes on the sides. Anyone who has seen the Star Wars movies will immediately recognize this legendary helmet, once they see you wearing it. The HJC CS-R3 Stormtrooper not only looks cool, but it will also provide an above average protection and some additional features. It is a budget-friendly helmet with a great value for the money.
The material used in the shell of the HJC CS-R3 Stormtrooper helmet is called advanced polycarbonate and it will protect your head from severe injuries during a motorcycle crash. As all other helmets in our list, it is a DOT approved helmet. The comfort level is much higher than you would expect from such an affordable helmet and the inner liner can be completely removed for washing. The air vents of the helmet provide full front-to-back airflow and they will ensure that you will stay cool and dry during hot summer weather. Overall, this is a fantastic entry-level helmet that you just can’t go wrong with…
HJC CS-R3 Stormtrooper Helmet
Pros: Constructed from Advanced Polycarbonate Shell, AC-S Ventilation, Built-In Bluetooth Communication Pockets, DOT Approved
HJC RPHA 11 Pro Kylo Ren Helmet Review
Another unique Star Wars helmet from HJC is the RPHA 11 Pro Kylo Ren special edition. You don’t even have to be the greatest fan of Kylo Ren to appreciate this super-cool design.
The finish of this helmet is done in both glossy black and matte black colors, but there are also some interesting details such as chrome lines that will make this one really stand out. When you take a closer look, you can spot some additional weave-like elements making this helmet look even cooler. You will notice lines and waves all over its shell and they will change their appearance depending on different lighting conditions.
We have already discussed the main features of the HJC 11 Pro helmet in the first review (Venom 2). You already know that it is DOT certified and super light. You will also get both the clear shield and the tinted shield with this helmet.
Keep in mind, that this is a limited edition helmet and there are only few thousands of them available for sale. The price of the HJC is the RPHA 11 Pro Kylo Ren helmet might be a little higher when compared to similar helmets in this category, however the included tinted shield and awesome graphics are worth it in my opinion.
HJC RPHA 11 Pro Kylo Ren Helmet
Pros: Remarkably Strong & Lightweight Shell, Maximum Airflow, Emergency Kit Cheek Pads, Additional Forehead Vent
Cons: Difficult to Maintain
Cool Predator Helmets
If you are a sci-fi enthusiast, then you may also be a fan of the Predator movie franchise. The Predators are alien species that use various kinds of futuristic armors and weapons to fight their prey. One of the most important pieces of their protection, is the helmet. It provides them a thermal vision and other useful information. But the most important part, it looks super-cool! Now you can wear it on your bike and look as cool as the Predator!
SY 15 Custom Predator Helmet Review
The SY 15 Custom Predator is a motorcycle helmet made by the Pro Predator brand that is specialized in making custom motorcycle helmets. There are many Predator helmets from different brands available on the market, but we have decided to review this one due to its reputation and reliability. It is also one of the most authentic looking Predator helmets out there.
If you are looking for a full-face helmet that will really make you stand out from others, then this is the one! This is definitely not an ordinary-looking motorcycle helmet. It has longer shape with horns on the top and cables coming from the back. It has a matte black finish with led light indicators all over the body.
As all other helmets on this list, the Custom Predator helmet is DOT certified, therefore you won’t have any issues with the law while wearing it on your motorcycle. It’s also pretty safe as it has been carefully tested for potential crashes. Unfortunately, due to it’s unique design, there wasn’t enough space for air vents. This means, that I wouldn’t recommend wearing this helmet in hot weather. Also, the helmet is rather expensive, as it usually goes for around $600. Other than that it is a very good motorcycle helmet and it can also be used as a collectible.
SY 15 Custom Pro Predator Helmet
Pros: DOT Approved, Carbon Fiber Design, Custom Fit
Cons: A little Costly, Not enough airflow
Cool Graphics Helmets
If you are looking for full-face helmets with cool stripes and ornaments, we will also show you some of these. Some of the most famous brands that focus on making stylish motorcycle helmets with awesome graphic designs are called Icon and Scorpion. Most of these helmets were originally released in plain black color, so if you are not a fan of fancy looks and flashy colors, you don’t have to worry either.
Icon Airflite Helmet Review
Icon is a relatively new brand in the motorcycle helmet industry, but it has already build a very good reputation among bikers. It’s mostly due to their original approach to the helmet design. Currently, there are no other brands that offer so many different combinations of colors and graphics on their helmets.
The Icon Airflite is an extraordinary full-face helmet. Its face shield has a shape never seen before on a motorcycle helmet. It goes all over the chin bar, creating a cool futuristic feel. It also comes in an insane amount of versions. Some of the most popular ones are the “Skull 18” version and the “Battlescar 2” version.
The helmet features an aerodynamic design with one big air vent in the front and two smaller vents on the top. The ventilation is excellent and it can compete with some off-road helmets. The single frontal chin vent actually looks like a vent you would find on a dirt bike helmet and it provides good amounts of airflow. It is also very comfortable to wear. In fact, it is one of the most comfortable helmets in its price category. It is a mid-tier helmet with a price tag of around $300. The only small disadvantage is its higher weight, it is slightly heavier than most other helmets on our list.
Icon Airflite Helmet
Pros: Aerodynamic stability, Excellent airflow, Very comfortable, Original shield design, Wide range of graphics
Cons: A little too heavy
Scorpion EXO-R420 Helmet Review
This is another budget-friendly helmet on our list. The Scorpion EXO-R420 costs around $150 and comes in 20 different graphic versions. The one we have reviewed is called “Tracker”. Apart from that, it is also available with an American flag motif, with a pink skull motif for ladies, and multiple different color combinations such as black and neon green, matte titanium etc.
The Scorpion EXO-R420 is one of the very few motorcycle helmets that is cheaper than $200 and offers both DOT and SNELL safety ratings. You won’t find many cheap helmets with such high levels of protection. This helmet is best for street riding, but you can also use it for some entry-level racing competitions if you want.
The helmet is pretty light for a full-face helmet and its shell is made from advanced LG polycarbonate. The face shield of the R420 offers 100% UV protection and it also has anti-fogging properties. To provide a perfect seal against wind and rainy weather, the shield has a center-locking mechanism called Ellip-Tec 2. The ventilation and comfort levels of the helmet are on par with other helmets in this price range and category. Overall, it is a well balanced motorcycle helmet with some interesting features and stylish looks and it’s definitely worth a buy.
Scorpion EXO-R420 Helmet
Pros: Extremely Light, Snell & DOT approved, Ellip-Tec 2, Fog-Free Technology, Emergency Cheek Pad Removal System, Very affordable
Cons: Average airflow, No pin-lock
Cool Carbon Fiber Helmets
Carbon fiber is getting extremely popular in motorcycle helmets and motorcycle industry in general. Carbon fiber motorcycle helmets are lightweight and they look very stylish. You will usually find this type of material in a professional racing helmet, but it is becoming more mainstream nowadays. Carbon fiber finish doesn’t look as luxurious as chrome or leather, however it has its specific charm. The weave changes its appearance in different lighting conditions, which looks simply amazing. So, if you are into carbon fiber and you would like to see some of the coolest carbon fiber motorcycle helmets, then keep reading.
AGV Pista GP R Helmet Review
The AGV Pista GP R motorcycle helmet is considered one of the absolute best racing helmets on the market. In fact, it is so good that some of the most succesful racers use this helmet during the competitions. The particular version shown on the picture is called “Soleluna” and it features Valentino Rossi graphics.
The AGV Pista GP R has an aerodynamic shape with a huge spoiler in the back, which makes the helmet super-stable at maximum speeds. Its outer shell is constructed from 100% 3K Carbon Fiber and it offers a very good protection to the rider’s head. The AGV Pista GP R helmet is extremely light in weight and it is available in 4 different shell sizes. It is DOT and SNELL certified for safety and it comes with a 5 layers of EPS. The helmet has a race-ready face shield that is flatter than a regular helmet’s shield and it also comes with a Rapid Visor Release system. Other than that, the helmet also features the Pinlock technology, which will eliminate fogging issues and improve visibility from the helmet. The ventilation of the AGV Pista GP R is fantastic and its large air vents will keep you cool and dry under any circumstances.
Overall, the AGV Pista GP R is a phenomenal carbon fiber helmet that not only looks cool, but it is also one of the safest motorcycle helmets the money can buy. Unfortunately, it is very expensive and much louder that most other full-face helmets. Therefore, it is not a very practical helmet for everyday use.
AGV Pista GP R Helmet
Pros: Extremely Lightweight, Aerodynamic Design, DOT & SNELL Rating, 5 Layers of EPS Liner, Integrated Hydration System, Excellent Ventilation
Cons: Noisy, Way Too Expensive
Scorpion EXO-ST1400 Carbon Helmet Review
Another cool carbon fiber helmet, that I personally like a lot, is the Scorpion EXO-ST1400 Carbon. It is a more budget-friendly helmet compared to the AGV Pista GP R, as it only costs around $400. In fact, it is one of the most affordable carbon fiber helmets that you can buy! But, don’t be fooled by its lower price tag, it is still an adequate competitor to the professional racing helmets.
The ST1400 Carbon helmet is super-light, as it only weighs around 3.05 lbs (1,383 grams)! Scorpion engineers have done an outstanding job by constructing such a lightweight shell for a price so affordable. The helmet is DOT approved and it comes with a 5-year warranty. Its outer shell is made from a resin-infused TCT-U 3K carbon fiber, which is a material that is light in weight, yet extremely durable. It has aircraft-grade impact dispersal properties and it provides tremendous protection to the rider. The helmet is aerodynamically stable and it succeeds in minimizing both lift and wind turbulence.
The Scorpion EXO-ST1400 Carbon helmet is equipped with the Kwikwick III moisture wicking interior liner that is fully removable and washable. On top of that, it also comes with the Aero-Tuned Ventilation system and an integrated SpeedView Sun Visor, which are both very practical features for long distance riding. There is one downside though, the helmet is very loud at higher speeds.
Scorpion EXO-ST1400 Carbon Helmet
Pros: Extremely Lightweight, SpeedView Sun Visor, Aero-Tuned Ventilation, Kwickwick III Interior Liner
Cons: Noise Issues, Too Tight
Cool Open-Face Motorcycle Helmets
The second biggest category of motorcycle helmets are open-face helmets. If you own a Harley motorcycle or any type of cruiser, then you are probably looking for an open face helmet. These helmets can also be used with mopeds, scooters, choppers, cafe racers and touring bikes. Open-face helmets are very comfortable to wear, but due to the missing chin bar, they are not as safe as full-face helmets. Therefore, these helmets are not recommended to be used for track racing and off-road riding.
Open-face helmets can be considered much cooler when compared to full-face helmets, as you can combine them with many different kinds of goggles, glasses, scarfs and face masks. They also have that cool vintage look, some people adore. They go very well with the classic-style leather motorcycle jackets and naked bikes. Open-face helmets are also available in many shapes and colors, and multiple different materials and finishes. You can wear an open-face helmet made from polycarbonate, leather, or even carbon-fiber.
Cool Helmets with Face Mask
This is, in my opinion, the coolest category of the open-face helmets. If you want to look like a fighter jet pilot or a SWAT unit member, then these are the helmets you are looking for. Open-face helmets with face-mask are a hybrid category of motorcycle helmets. They offer advantages of both the full-face helmets and the open-face helmets. A motorcycle helmet with a removable face mask can be quickly transformed into a completely different style of helmet. This fact makes these helmets super-cool and they will attract a lot of attention.
Scorpion Covert Helmet Review
This is another helmet on our list from this California-based American brand. The Scorpion Covert is an excellent example of a good-looking and very versatile motorcycle helmet. It is a 3-in-1 helmet, which means that it can be used in three different configuration options: 1) full-face 2) ¾ open-face 3) half-face. It comes in many different color versions and graphic designs. The version we are currently talking about is called “Ratnik Phantom”.
The shell of the Scorpion Covert helmet is constructed from advanced LG polycarbonate, which is a very common material used in most of the mid-range helmets on today’s market. The helmet has a built-in drop-down sun visor with an innovative technology called SpeedView, which reduces eyestrain in varying light conditions. The face mask can be fully removed by pressing buttons on the sides of the helmet. The interior comfort liner called KwikWick II has antibacterial properties and it is removable and washable. Scorpion has also added the aero-tuned ventilation system into this helmet, which will provide an excellent airflow.
The only downside is a rather higher noise level. Other than that, the Scorpion Covert is a superb helmet suitable for most bike setups and its versatility and different graphic designs make this a great choice for any stylish biker out there. We definitely recommend checking it out!
Scorpion Covert Helmet
Pros: Dual density EPS liner, Proprietary advanced LG polycarbonate shell, Aero-tuned ventilation system, SpeedView internal tinted sun visor
Cons: Higher noise level
Shark Drak Helmet Review
The Shark Drak motorcycle helmet has been originally released as “Shark Raw” in 2013. Since then, it has been re-released multiple times under different names, such as Shark Drak, Street Drak, S-Drak and X-Drak etc. There are some small differences between the versions of this open-face helmet made by the famous French manufacturer. However, most of them have one thing in common, they come with a detachable face mask and goggles included in the box. Thanks to the additional accessories, you can either use it as a full-face helmet or as an open-face helmet with goggles.
The Shark Drak helmet reminds me some kind of SWAT or army helmets you can see in action movies. It has that professional combat unit feel, which creates an impression that you are on some dangerous military mission. This is my personal favorite, as the helmet not only has a super-cool shape, but it also comes in infinite amount of colors, graphic designs and special editions. On top of that, the price of this helmet is surprisingly low. You can actually buy this helmet for less than 200 bucks, which is an unbelievably good value for such a great motorcycle helmet.
The shell of the helmet is made from a thermoplastic material and it meets the DOT and ECE safety standards. The goggles you will get with this helmet actually have optics made by Carl Zeiss, a very well known brand in many different industries. The helmet provides an excellent ventilation thanks to its open characteristics and additional intake vents on the top of the shell. What more can I say? This helmet is a no-brainer!
Shark Street Drak Helmet
Pros: Constructed from injected thermoplastic resin, Double anti-fog and anti-scratch visor, QRGS: Quick Release Goggle System, Moisture-wicking and hypo allergenic
Cool Harley & Cruiser Helmets
If you are an owner of a cruiser or chopper motorcycle, then you may also be looking for a stylish helmet that goes well together with the aesthetics of your bike. Cruiser and Harley-Davidson riders usually wear a German-style open-face helmet with or without a muzzle. There is a plenty of such helmets available for sale, but most of them are not very safe and comfortable to wear. That’s why we are here with our review, to show you some examples of the most stylish and well-made motorcycle helmets for a cruiser motorcycle.
Bell Rogue Helmet Review
One of the most innovative cruiser helmets the money can buy is Bell Rogue. It is a German-style half-face helmet with a muzzle. The helmet is not that expensive as it costs about $250, yet it delivers in almost all important departments you can think of. It comes in couple of interesting graphic designs and colors such as matte black, titanium and camo Ghost Recon.
The Bell Rogue Ghost Recon is undoubtedly a very unique helmet. You can either use it with the face mask (muzzle) or without it. The best thing is that you can combine it with any kind of sunglasses and such combination looks extremely cool with this helmet. It is DOT certified as all other helmets we have reviewed in this article.
The face mask is interchangeable and the Ghost Recon version of the helmet comes with an insanely good looking skull mouth graphics face mask out of the box. The main purpose of the face mask is weather and dust protection, so don’t expect it to protect your head in a case of a severe accident. The comfort level of the Bell Rogue helmet is pretty good, but as with all other non-premium cruiser helmets, don’t expect it to be very comfortable for long rides.
Bell Rogue Helmet
Pros: Super Cool Design, Lightweight composite shell, Removable and washable interior, DOT approved, 5 year-warranty
Cons: Average comfort
Scorpion Belfast Helmet Review
If you are a fan of rounded-shape open-face helmets, then the Scorpion Belfast is a good choice for you. This helmet was designed specifically for cruiser riders and it is a well-balanced classic open-face helmet with vintage look and excellent protection.
The helmet is DOT certified and the material used in the shell is called fiberglass, which is considered as lighter and stronger material compared to polycarbonate. The helmet includes an interchangeable drop-down sun visor with UV blocking technology. The interior of the Scorpion Belfast helmet is very soft and comfortable to the skin. It is made from a hand-stitched liner with moisture-wicking and antimicrobial properties, so it will keep you cool and dry for prolonged periods of time. The helmet is also equipped with the Kwikfit cheek pads, which means that you can use any type of sunglasses with it.
Overall, the Scorpion Belfast is a phenomenal retro-style cruiser helmet and we can definitely recommend at least checking it out. The only small downside of this helmet is a slightly higher price tag. It costs about $200, for what you can get a full-face helmet.
Scorpion Belfast Helmet
Pros: Plush hand-stitched liner, Kwikfit cheek pads, Interchangeable SunView visor
Cons: A little expensive
Cool Retro & Vintage Motorcycle Helmets
Classic motorcycles such as Vespa scooters and cafe racers are very cool and stylish looking vehicles. It would be a sin to use a modern helmet with those bikes. Therefore we will help you choose an appropriate retro-style helmet for your vintage motorcycle. The helmet will not only keep you safe and protected, but primarily, it will make you look super-cool.
TORC T50 Route 66 Helmet Review
The TORC T50 Route 66 helmet is a classic retro open-face helmet with a minimalist style and basic features. It has very cool and eye-catching graphics though. The “Rebel Star” version of the helmet has the classic American flag motif with red stripes on the top and blue/white star on the sides. If you are a true patriot, then you might be interested in this one.
The helmet is DOT certified and the shell is made from an advanced ABS material that is very light. The helmet comes with a removable visor that can be attached to the top of the helmet. The interior comfort liner can be fully removed for washing or replacement purposes.
So, if you would like to own a good looking vintage helmet with an interesting graphics and finish, then the the TORC T50 Route 66 can definitely be recommended. There is also one big plus, it only costs about $60, isn’t it great?
TORC T50 Route 66 Helmet
Pros: Lightweight ABS Shell, Super-cool vintage look, Meets DOT safety standard, Sun visor, Very affordable
Cons: Noise issue
Bell Bullitt Carbon RSD Helmet Review
The Bell Bullitt Carbon RSD is a cafe-racer style motorcycle helmet that is a pinnacle in the vintage motorcycle helmets category. It is both stylish and extremely safe. There are multiple different versions available on the market and the one we are reviewing is called “Carbon RSD Check It”. This is a top-tier premium motorcycle helmet and the price is around $600.
The low-profile shell of this premium version of the Bell Bullitt helmet is made from a composite carbon fiber. It is lighter than the regular version, and in my opinion, it also looks cooler. The helmet is DOT and ECE certified and it comes in three shell sizes (SM, MD, LG). You will get 2 face shields with this helmet (clear and dark), which is pretty much expected considering the higher price tag. Also, Bell will give you a 5-year warranty with it. The interior liner is removable, washable and it has antibacterial properties. You will also find integrated speaker pockets in the padding of this helmet. The chin strap has a classic D-ring closure. The ventilation of the Bullitt Carbon RSD is very good for a retro-style full-face helmet. There is a couple of medium-sized frontal chin vents that will push enough fresh air towards your face.
The Bell Bullitt Carbon RSD is a great option for those who have enough money to afford it. Yes, it may seem overpriced, but you will get many practical features with this helmet that you won’t simply find in most other helmets of this type. In fact, it is one of the best carbon fiber motorcycle helmets on the market.
Bell Bullitt Carbon RSD Helmet
Pros: Excellent ventilation System, DOT and ECE approved, Removable & Washable Interior, 2 Face Shields included, Carbon-fiber shell
Cons: Very expensive
Cool Dirt Bike & Motocross Helmets
When we talk about dirt bike helmets, good protection and proper airflow are the two most important factors you should be looking for. However, that doesn’t mean you cannot be looking cool in such helmets. Nowadays, there are many different brands that are specialized in making some pretty good-looking dirt bike gear and helmets. One of them is called O’Neal. It is an American brand that has been around for many decades and it makes some of the greatest looking motocross helmets you can imagine.
O’Neal 5 Series Helmet Review
If you are a hardcore motocross enthusiast, but you would also like to look cool on your dirt bike, then the O’Neal 5 Series helmet is worth checking out. The “Wingman” version of the helmet has a retro fighter jet style-graphics with the US Air Force emblem on the sides and top of the peak. This will make you look like some old-school pilot driving a WW2 plane.
The helmet is constructed from lightweight polycarbonate/ABS and it provides an extreme protection to the rider. It is best suited for MX competitions or any kind of off-road riding. The O’Neal 5 Series helmet also has an excellent ventilation system thanks to the large air vent on the chin bar and a couple of additional intake vents on the top of the shell. The interior liner used inside the helmet is called “Ultra-push” and it is fully removable and washable.
The O’Neal 5 Series is, without a doubt, one of the coolest looking dirt bike helmets out there and you should definitely check it out! You won’t find any other dirt bike helmet looking as cool as this one, trust me!
O’Neal 5 Series Helmet
Pros: Poly-carbonate Shell, Ultra-push Interior, Multiple Vents, DOT & ECE 22.05 approved
Cons: A little noisy
LS2 Fast Helmet Review
The second dirt bike helmet on our list of the coolest motorcycle helmets of 2021 is called LS2 Fast MX437. It has a classic off-road helmet shape with some original aspects such as a super cool chin vent. It is an entry-level dirt bike helmet that costs less than $100. It comes in few different graphic designs and color versions.
The helmet is ECE 22.05 safety certified and it is safe to use in any motocross racing competition. The material used in the shell is called technically advanced Kinetic Polymer Alloy, (KPA). It is a specially engineered material that has a capability of absorbing high amounts of impact and energy. This will ensure a good protection on the track. As mentioned earlier, the chin vent of the LS2 Fast helmet has a very cool design that you won’t see on any other dirt bike helmet. It is some kind of uneven grid and it makes a very unusual impression. The airflow and comfort level of the helmet are both impressive, especially for such an affordable helmet.
Overall, this is an outstanding budget-friendly off-road helmet that you don’t have to worry about crashing in. And even if you experience a crash, it is a very cheap helmet to replace, which is always in big plus!
LS2 Fast Helmet
Pros: ECE 22.05 safety certified, Excellent ventilation, Cheek Pads with Laser Cut Foam
Cons: Sizing concern
Cool Women’s Motorcycle Helmets
If you are looking for stylish motorcycle helmets for ladies and children, then we have some good news for you… There are plenty of them! We will show you some examples of the best looking women’s and girl’s motorcycle helmets of 2021, that are both cool-looking and a good bang for the buck.
If this is enough for you, just go ahead and check out our Review of the Best Motorcycle Helmets for Women.
Scorpion T-510 Azalea Helmet Review
The Scorpion EXO-T510 Azalea is a special version of the Scorpion’s T510 full-face helmet series. This is a unisex helmet with a very fancy graphic design. It comes either in black and gold, or white and silver color combinations. The helmet has beautiful flower ornaments all over the shell and a cool Scorpion logo on the sides, which will amaze both men and women.
The helmet doesn’t only look awesome, but it is also a fantastic all around motorcycle helmet suiting for everyday riding. This helmet’s price tag is in the mid-range category ($200-$250) and I would say that it is a pretty good value for the money.
The material used in the shell of the Scorpion EXO-T510 helmet is called advanced LG polycarbonate, which is a very light yet extremely strong plastic. The helmet comes in 3 different shell sizes. The face shield has an anti fogging coating called “EverClear” and it will ensure a fog-free riding experience without an additional pin-lock installed. The T510 also has a build in sun visor, which is a rare to see feature in helmets of this price. The helmet is very comfortable to wear. it offers an average airflow and is unfortunately a little bit noisy in higher speeds.
Scorpion EXO-T510 Azalea Helmet
Pros: Advanced LG Carbonate Shell, AirFit Cheek Pad System, KwickWick II Liner, 100% UV Protection
Cons: Noise issues
HJC CL-Y Youth Helmet Review
The CL-Y from HJC is a motorcycle helmet that can be used by both the adults and children. Thanks to its small size, it is best suited for riders with smaller heads such as young ladies or boys. It is an entry-level helmet that costs less than $100. The graphic version shown on the picture is called “Vela” and it has a motif with purple flowers and abstract ornaments. There is also a boy’s version available with black and silver finish.
The helmet doesn’t offer many features, but it is DOT certified and very safe. The youth-size shell is made from polycarbonate and it is both light and durable. The lightness of the helmet is a very important factor for younger motorcyclists, as their neck muscles are not that strong. The inner part of the shell is equipped with dual-density EPS liner. The face shield comes with a scratch-resistant coating and it offers 100% UV protection, which increases the safety even further. Comfort level is on par with other helmets in this price range.
All in all, the HJC CL-Y is a very good helmet for smaller or younger motorcyclists. It doesn’t cost that much, so if the person grows out of the helmet, it will not be a very big deal. This is in my opinion the best overall and the coolest motorcycle helmet for kids and youngsters.
HJC CL-Y Youth Helmet
Pros: Advanced Polycarbonate Shell, Nylex Interior Liner, 100% Protection from UV Rays
Cons: No Pinlock-Ready Anti-fog System
How to Choose the Coolest Helmet
Choosing the Right Type of Motorcycle Helmet
The most important factor you should consider, if you want your helmet to look cool, is a type of the helmet. Of course, you can use any helmet type with any kind of motorcycle, but think about it… Will a dirt bike helmet look good on a Vespa scooter? I don’t think so…
Full-face helmets go well with street bikes and sportbikes, open-face helmets are mostly used for cruisers and scooters, and dirt bike helmets for off-road motorcycles. Therefore, you should first do some research and find what is a stylish combination and what actually isn’t.
This is not the same as we are used to in regular fashion, where you can wear anything you want to. Trust me, you will look very funny on your bike with a helmet of an inappropriate type, but it is still better than wearing no helmet at all.
Choosing the Right Shape & Size
Shape and size of the helmet are also very important factors. You should always choose the size that fits you the best. If you don’t want to look bad though, make sure that the helmet isn’t too big compared to the rest of your body. Sometimes, the helmets have a lot of internal padding and they can just look off the scale on some motorcyclists. Because of this, you can actually end up returning it.
We recommend measuring your head and doing a proper research about the sizing parameters of the helmet you are going to buy. Most of the helmets have some kind of an oval shape. However, there are some brands such as Arai that make very round and bulky helmets, so keep that in your mind.
Different Colors & Graphic Designs
Well, this aspect of the helmet is entirely up to you. You already know your favorite color and style. Nowadays, most of the helmets come in dozens of different colors and graphic designs, so it is not a big problem to find the one you are looking for.
Keep in mind, that sometimes you can have a period of your life when you prefer some specific color or style, but in the future, you will change your mind. That’s why it’s always better to plan ahead and choose a color or graphics that you will like not just in the present moment, but in the future as well.
What Is Your Budget?
What can I say? Price is a big factor for many of us. You should never spend more money than you can afford, even for the coolest-looking helmet out there.
Fortunately, there is a big competition in the motorcycle helmet industry, which is keeping the prices relatively low. Also, most of the helmets in our article are very affordable and the average cost of them is about $200.
I hope this 2021 review of the coolest looking and the most stylish motorcycle helmets will help you find the one you are looking for. This is just a personal choice and there are lots of other interesting helmets worth checking, so keep that in your mind. We would also appreciate if you leave some comments in the section below this article.