If this year you are going to change your helmet (finally!) or you have just taken out your motorcycle license (congratulations!) this post interests you too much! Because we bring you the best helmets of 2019. Let's go!
What are the best 2019 motorcycle helmets?
What do we mean by the best 2019 motorcycle helmets? Surely you think we’re going to take out the heavy artillery and we’re going to talk to you about the higher-end helmets… well no: we’re going to see the most interesting models of all the segments and their prices. For all audiences and budgets. We believe that these helmets are the best considering also their quality/price ratio. Below you have a list of the best motorcycle helmets of 2019.
Shoei Neotec 2
We start talking about the arrival of the second generation of a myth: the Shoei Neotec 2. We could say that it is the reference modular helmet in the market for things like its multifiber shell and the luxurious interiors it presents, with perfect insulation both of the noise as of the air, something that we appreciate in a helmet designed for long trips. Also, remember that it is ready to install the SENA SLR communication system.
And it is a very comfortable helmet that offers all the quality of a brand like Shoei, a top brand that stands out because its helmets are very resistant to the passage of time. The Neotec 2 is to bet on winning horse.
We change radically segment because we are going to talk about the entry segment, the AGV K1. It is a very affordable full-face ideal in case you just got your motorcycle license or you are an urban user. For about 180 euros with the basic colors you can have an AGV in your motorcycle closet.
It is the helmet of access of the Italian manufacturer, with thermoplastic shell, double buckle closure and has that ‘sporty touch’ of AGV characteristic in its design and in the interior padding. Like its predecessor – the AGV K3 – it comes in a lot of graphics with the colors of Valentino Rossi. Overall, it does not surprise us that it is so popular among the kids; those who now call millennials.
Scorpion Exo-1400 Air and Exo-1400 Carbon
If you are looking for a sport-touring helmet with guarantees suitable for almost all pockets, the Scorpion Exo-1400 Air is a good choice for several reasons: mainly, for its shell, which has a TCT structure made of fiberglass.
But you should also consider your carbon brother, the carbon fiber Exo-1400 Air Carbon. How many carbon fiber helmets are there in the market for 300 euros? Well, that.
Both have very special things, such as the Airfit system, which allows inflating and deflating the inner paddings for the best possible fit. Undoubtedly, an interesting and not so well known proposal.
HJC RPHA 70
We continue in the sport-touring segment, but this time we tell you about a helmet with a multi-fiber shell: the HJC RPHA 70. Another very versatile full-face helmet, which is worth as much to go every day to work as for weekend getaways. Having this type of helmets is always a success if you go on a motorcycle everywhere. The RPHA 70 is definitely a hit because it is very complete, with solar visor, screen with Pinlock included, good insulation and all for a great price: just over 350 euros with the basic colors.
Shark Spartan Carbon 1.2.
Now we travel to France to talk about another helmet to consider. The Shark Spartan Carbon 1.2. It is a very compact, elegant and lightweight full-face helmet, made of a combination of fiberglass and carbon fiber. As we already told you in the complete review, the Microtech interior paddings have been redesigned with respect to the previous version.
The café-racer segment is booming. You already know: long beard, hipster, bikes with retro aesthetics… Arai has created the Renegade-V that could well cover this segment. It is interesting because with the Arai Renegade-V you will have a helmet 100% Arai; at first glance it looks very similar to other models of the brand and with the super quality and safety of the Japanese brand, but it has been optimized for motorcycles without fairing (there is a lot of retro naked or scrambler type) and they have given a vintage style in the design of the chinrest, imitating the lines of the American helmets of the ’70s. It is a genuine Arai but with an aggressive style that gives it a rebellious point.
And we close with another helmet that leaves a bit of the pattern of its segment: the AGV Sportmodular, possibly the modular helmet with the most sportive genetics of the market. You know that in Italy they are passionate about speed – even the coffee machines that are manufactured there are Racing – and the Italians of AGV have put part of that DNA in this modular helmet: it is a touring helmet with a carbon fiber shell that makes it really light.
There is also a detail that we like: the reversible interior (one side is designed to offer warmth and the other to be cooler). If you have done many kilometers, but you can not wash the interior, for whatever reason, then half turn and ready!
And this is our list of best helmets of 2019. We hope you write us in the comments which one is for you the best or, simply, which one you have fallen in love with and you are going to buy.