Best Motorcycle Helmet in Malaysia

6 Best Motorcycle Helmet to ensure your safety and comfort

1. HJC FG-Jet

The most expensive helmet yet on this list, and for good reason: extremely comfortable and user-friendly. Although categorized as an open face helmet, it is more of a ¾ helmet considering its extended shape down towards the neck. The FG-Jet caters for intermediate oval shaped heads, and weighs around 1.5 kg. Now the most striking feature of the FG-Jet at a first glance are the air vents that extends almost all the way to the back. This feature is coined the ACS (advanced channeling ventilation system) by HJC, where intake and outflow vents allow air to flow right through from the front to the back of the helmet. This ensures that excessive heat and moisture are flushed out to maintain an optimum environment in the helmet itself. The FG-Jet also has twin visors which are both UV resistant and smoke tinted. The outer visor is adjustable to three position by simply using a one-touch system, which allows it to retract and deploy with a simple gesture. The inner visor on the other hand, allows removal anytime you want due to the quick-slide system which it implements (some of you may prefer wearing your own sunglasses, which you can fit perfectly in the FG-Jet, since it is quite spacious in there). The icing on the cake is the Silver-cool material that HJC uses in the inner padding, which is antibacterial, moisture-free, fully removable and washable. Now ain’t that nifty.

2. LS2 FF396 Tron

This next entry on the list is seriously, seriously jacked with technological innovations. Not just on any component, the entirety of this helmet is made to please the fussiest of riders! For starters, its double-layered shell is made from composite fiberglass. Despite this, it weighs in at 1.4 kg, which is pretty dang light with tons of features attached to it. Next up is its visor. Like the shell, it features an inner sun shield visor on top of the main detachable visor, and both are anti-scratch, anti-fog, and anti-UV. One biggest plus points is the FF396’s advanced air-go system, which is designed to fit perfectly for users. It functions by sponging up the inner padding by squeezing an air pouch locating just beneath your chin padding, and thus can ensure a tighter and more snug fit on the user’s preference. For this reason, it suits almost all face shapes including long ovals. Furthermore, all of its inner padding are removable for washing purposes, but that won’t be totally necessary because all of them are anti-odor and anti-bacterial! For ventilation, the FF396 does have in and out front air intakes and rear extractors. All in all, the tech that it packs definitely makes the FF396 worth more than its price tag

3. LTD Full Face RAM 88 Graphic

The RAM 88 is a full-face helmet with its arsenal of comfort features, definitely makes it as one of the best for value motorcycle helmets around. Some of the features include a clip lock strap, scratch resistant clear visor, and an airflow system which can be turned on or off depending on the user. Now considering that it is a full face helmet, this is a welcome addition to ensure that the environment around your head is not stuffy when your visor is down and cruising in hot weather. The RAM 88 is free sized for both men and ladies alike.

4. GIVI M50.2 TURISMO Solid Helmet  

Now don’t look away because of that hefty price tag because frankly, this is one heck of a helmet which puts so much effort into making it effortlessly comfortable for the wearer. Reasons? First of all, it is made of lightweight techno-polymer, which compensates the weight of its two other comfort features: thick, removable inner lining and cheek pads, as well as two layers of visors which have smoked finishes and are anti-scratch. Since the cheek pads are removable, users can adjust this accordingly for maximum comfort, especially for the long oval face shaped peeps who have a notoriously difficult time finding appropriately fitting helmets. Oh, the M50.2 TURISMO also features a nonallergic fabric (for the linings), so it’s an extra point to note for sensitive skin users.

5. KHI K 12.1

The K 12.1 from KHI might sound just like the SGV Cruiser Visorex, but it ain’t. This super lightweight helmet has a body made from carbon fiber, and weighs in at a mere 1.3kg. Compounded with super high impact thermoplastic resin and a clear visor, it protects you from bugs swatting against your face while zooming down the roads; not to mention the rather unpredictable rain these days. It also features a detachable dual density EPS inner padding material, which promises a comfortable inner environment on the road. The K 12.1 comes in one size, 60 x 30 x 30 (L x W x H).

6. SGV Cruiser Visorex

SGV helmets already have a popular following in Malaysia, and is well known for its 99ND helmets. The Cruiser Visorex ups the safety game compared to the 99ND open face helmets by introducing a built-in visor. It also features a snap-on strap, which prevents the strap from repeatedly slapping over the back of your head when cruising at higher speeds. It also comes in 10 colors to choose from! The only downside is that it only comes in one size (32 x 26 x 23)cm in length, width, height, hence you may want to view other items on this list before purchasing your helmet of choice.

Motorcycle Helmet Malaysia – FAQ

How and where do you ride?

Riding at high speeds on a track requires aerodynamic, quiet, and durable helmets with solid eye protection, whereas puttering around town you could get by with better style and a more relaxed safety rating. On a dirt bike, goggles are fine, but they will prove uncomfortable and distracting if you’re on a sport bike; for that, you want a helmet with a full-face mask (bonus points for the aggressive look).

Long-distance rides are much enhanced by helmets with the ability to include radios and Bluetooth connectivity, and they’ll go better with sun visors and extra padding, too. Plenty of hog riders wear skull caps — the bare minimum needed to uphold the law — while café racers can tend toward open-face or bobble-head caps. You’ll want to choose something for your head that matches the style of your machine.

Is it certified?

If it’s not, move along. Of the various acronyms you may see — DOT, ECE, SHARP, AUS — Adam Kallen of Brooklyn’s Jane Motorcycles says to focus on one: “Make sure they are Snell-certified. With a helmet like that, you can take a truck and run over it. It’s made to crash. And it’ll save your ass.” Snell certification, which concentrates on anti-puncture strength in a one-time crash, is voluntary and more rigorous than US DOT certification, the mandatory benchmark in the US Other helmets may have ECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) certification, which is the common internationally recognised safety badge.

Suffice to say that any crash immediately renders a helmet ineffective, at least in theory, and necessitates its replacement. “If you were to drop it or get into an accident, you should get a new helmet immediately. It’s like an eggshell — you want to be sure there aren’t ever any cracks.”

How does it fit?

Does it pinch your temples? Does it wiggle around your chin? Those are not for you. Instead, a good helmet should fit snugly around your forehead and skull—  without giving you a headache after 10 minutes of wear. “You don’t want any movement on it,” Kallen said. “You don’t want it to shake at all. If it’s pushing the cheeks in, that’s OK, the check pads will open up a little bit. But what you don’t want is the helmet really pushing on the crown of the head; you don’t want too much pressure there.”

How does it ride?

Test the helmet on the street. If a shop doesn’t let you, shop elsewhere. You’ll want to feel how quiet it is when you ride. Open-face helmets allow the wind to buffet your ears much more than a helmet with a visor and chin guard, for instance. “I always try to steer people away from open-face helmets,” Kallen said. “People love them, and they’re fashionable, but your face is completely exposed. For a lot of reasons, it’s just not worth it.”

What is it made of?

High-quality components include leather, chrome, and microfiber (you can feel quality when you touch it); some people love the mean face of the Shark helmet, for instance, but the front chin guard has been criticised as inferior for being made of plastic. Also, is there an interior lining removable for washing? If you’re using your bike right, it’s going to get dirty, sweaty, and stinky.

What’s it cost?

Trick question. Price doesn’t correlate with safety when it comes to motorcycle helmets. “You have the same level of safety whether it’s a US$160 (RM710) DOT helmet vs. a US$600 DOT helmet,” Kallen said. “Where the pricing comes into account is with the styling of the helmet — the paint, the venting, the integrated flip shield, the padding, whether it’s microfiber or has leather trim.” Some of the most expensive helmets have special-edition designs or tribute graphics, such as AGV’s €1,400 Pista GP R E2205 Replica Iannone from our list below.

When to replace a motorcycle helmet ?

Motorcycle helmets should be replaced every five years, assuming you have not had any direct impacts that would jeopardize the impact protection of the helmet. This recommendation is from a consensus of helmet manufacturers and the Snell Memorial Foundation after studying the effects on a helmet from regular use. Helmet degradation is caused by normal wear and tear, hair oils, and body fluids and cosmetics. Cleaners, paints, fuels and other materials also affect the liner materials and overall helmet performance.

The Safest Motorcycle Helmet in Malaysia

The Safest Motorcycle Helmet Recommendation

 

Shoei RF-1200

  1. Shoei RF-1200  
    Price:$485 – $499
    Safety Standard: Snell M2015 and DOT certifiedThe Shoei RF-1200 is designed to be lightweight and safe. It features a dual-impact liner with layers of different densities and an effective shell to minimize impact. Beyond the impact protection, the comfort features include a great ventilation system to keep you cool while riding. On the cooler rides, a chin guard and a breath guard will keep you warmer by channeling air around the helmet while keeping the visor clear.
  2. Sedici Strada Palare SENA BluetoothSedici Strada Palare SENA Bluetooth 
    Price: $350
    Safety Standard: DOT and ECE 22/05 certifiedThe Sedici Strada helmet features a fiberglass shell infused with Kevlar to increase rigidity and impact resistance. Beyond a solid structure, it features good ventilation to keep you cool and dry and also a sunshade to easily transition from a clear visor to a darker visor to prevent too much from sun blinding you. One additional feature is the Bluetooth system that can be paired with any enabled device or can be used to communicate between riders in a close proximity.
  3. Sedici Strada Carbon
    Price: $300
    Safety Standard: DOT and ECE 22/05 certifiedThe Sedici Strada Carbon helmet features a shell made from carbon fiber infused with Kevlar to decrease its weight, while making the helmet very impact resistant. It comes in two finishes: gloss or matte. Beyond these features, it also has a poly-carbonate scratch-resistant visor that will stay free from scratches and fogging making it safe in all weather conditions you choose to ride in.Icon Airmada Chantilly
  4. Icon Airmada Chantilly
    Price: $250
    Safety Standard: DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (EU), SAI AS1698 (AU) & SG (Japan) certifiedThe Icon Chantilly helmet features a lightweight polycarbonate construction to resist impact and offer superior protection with a dual-density EPS liner. Beyond the helmet construction, it features an adjustable chin and forehead venting system, plus a molded breath deflector to prevent visor fogging. The anti-bacterial liner is also removable for easy cleaning between rides.Arai Signet-X
  5. Arai Signet-X
    Price: $612 – $630
    Safety Standard: Snell M2015 and DOT certifiedThe Arai Signet-X continues on with Arai’s tradition of lightweight helmet construction and superior performance. Each helmet is constructed with a proprietary laminate process involving multiple materials for performance and strength. The Signet-X features a visor system that latches closed for extra safety and also has a slightly cracked position for venting and fogging prevention.Scorpion EXO-R710 Golden State Edition
  6. Scorpion EXO-R710 Golden State Edition
    Price: $210
    Safety Standard: Snell M2015 certifiedScorpion is one of those brands you may not recognize as a performance helmet manufacturer. The EXO-R710 is constructed from Aramid and fiberglass for a low cost but performance based helmet. The helmet also has a dual-density EPS layer for extra impact resistance and protection. Beyond the shell, the helmet features a moisture wicking liner that keeps you dry and a good ventilation system that keeps you cool. The visor features fog-free technology to keep your visor clear and clean, which keeps you safe seeing the road ahead. The visor will also lock into a down position to prevent debris entering your helmet at speed.Bell Qualifier DLX
  7. Bell Qualified DLX
    Price: $250
    Safety Standard: DOT and ECE 22/05 certifiedBell has raised the bat with features on the DLX helmet. It features a polycarbonate shell for impact resistance, but adds a completely removable interior liner that is easy to clean and care for. One interesting feature is a visor that transitions from clean in low light levels to a darker tint in bright sunlight. It protects your vision in all light levels and you don’t need to do anything. Beyond the tint transition it is anti-fogging and has an anti-scratch coating.Arai Corsair X
  8. Arai Corsair X
    Price: $765 – $774
    Safety Standard: Snell M2015 and DOT certifiedThe Arai Corsair X has a rounded design that helps to disperse energy and reduce impact forces compared to other Arai helmets. Beyond the well-designed shell, it features a ventilation system that keeps air from entering below the helmet and increases ventilation efficiency to keep the visor fog free and the rider’s head cool. The liner is removable and adjustable to fit the rider’s head more comfortably.HJC CL-17 Phantom Women’s Helmet
  9. HJC CL-17 Phantom Women’s Helmet
    Price: $135
    Safety Standard: DOT and Snell M2015 certifiedThe HJC CL-17 helmet features a lightweight polycarbonate shell that incorporates a great ventilation system that is designed to keep you cool and dry in every ride. The liner is removable for easy cleaning and is anti-microbial to extend the riding time between needed cleanings. The visor is made from anti-scratch material which will help keep it scratch-free and easy to see through when you’re riding.Simpson Ghost Bandit Monochrome
  10. Simpson Ghost Bandit Monochrome
    Price: $480
    Safety Standard: DOT and ECE 22/05 certifiedThe Simpson Ghost Bandit helmet is constructed from a lightweight composite material that features a removable anti-microbial liner. Beyond that it has an internal visor to block direct sunlight and keep the light levels lower on your eyes. One feature that you can also use is the integrated pockets for mic and speakers inside the helmet for Bluetooth communication.Icon Airflite Quicksilver Helmet
  11. Icon Airflite Quicksilver
    Price: $290
    Safety Standard: DOT FMVSS 218 (US), ECE 22-05 (EU), SAI AS1698 (AU) & SG (Japan) certifiedThe Icon Airflite Quicksilver helmet features an injection molded poly-carbonate shell that keeps it lightweight yet strong to deflect impacts. Beyond the customized shell, it features an internal visor to adjust the sunlight levels for your eyes. If you’re riding in cooler weather, an internal breath deflector will keep your visor from fogging and remain scratch free.Fly Racing Street Revolt FS Liberator
  12. Fly Racing Street Revolt FS Liberator
    Price: $150
    Safety Standard: DOT and Snell M2015 certifiedThe Fly Racing helmet flies under the radar, but features some top-of-the-line creature comforts. The shell is made from a lightweight poly-carbonate ABS alloy, which keeps it light and strong. The construction features a dual-density EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) liner for progressive impact absorption in the case of a mishap. The interior liner is anti-microbial and removable for cleaning. It comes with two shields that are anti-scratch and will remain free from fogging in cooler weather.

 

All You Need to Know About Motorcycle Helmet Malaysia

What kind of Motorcycle Helmet should I get in Malaysia?

Before you fight traffic with cars or plan that weekend excursion on back country roads, you’ll need to invest in some very important equipment – namely riding gear. Body protection is a must when riding your motorcycle and nothing could be more important than a helmet. You likely did some research before deciding on a motorcycle so you’re going to want to do the same before grabbing any ‘ole helmet.

You’ll notice a motorcycle helmet looks much different from a dirt bike or motocross helmet. Helmets designed for motorcycles are more round without the extended chin protection needed for dirt bike riding. Plus, you have a variety of choices depending on your preference:

How to choose the safest motorcycle helmet?

There are numerous styles of helmets, but the three main designs are the full face, ¾, and the ½ helmet. In regards to safety, the full face helmet is the safest choice of the three.

The full face helmet offers the most coverage surrounding your head and neck. A full-face helmet protects you from the environment you’re riding in, whether it be inclement weather or debris and bugs hitting your visor. One of the distinguishing features of a full face helmet is a chin bar, which ¾ and ½ helmets lack. According to an Australian study, the chin encounters fifty percent of severe impacts during an accident. Only a full face helmet will offer you the protection to keep your chin and jaw safe.

Helmet safety ratings

1. DOT – The United States Department of Transportation sets a minimum standard level of protection for helmets.

2. ECE22.05 – The U.N. Economic Commission for Europe sets a standard level of protection for helmets in Europe.

3. Snell (M2015) – A non-profit in the United States founded after the death of Pete Snell, a sports car racer who died from head injuries.

Helmets manufacturers sometimes list additional certification ratings for use in Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

What features of Helmet do you want?

1. Helmet Shell Material

What the helmet is made of influences a number of factors including weight, comfort and safety rating. Poly-carbonate, Fiberglass composite and Carbon Fiber compose most helmets with a layer of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam.

  • Poly-carbonate – flexes as it absorbs energy (less expensive material)
  • Fiberglass composite – flexes, crushes and splits as it absorbs energy (more expensive)
  • Carbon fiber – distributes energy upon impact (most expensive and lightest)
  • EPS – foam material densely compressed into a shock absorbing inner shell

2. Helmet weight

Helmets typically range in weight from 1400 to 1800 grams. The key to weight is a properly fitting helmet so the weight is distributed evenly around your head and shoulders. If the center of gravity is off a lighter helmet can feel heavier and strain your neck. Modular helmets often weigh more than a Full Face because of the apparatus installed to flip up the visor.

3. Comfort features

Today’s helmets offer numerous technological advances. Features like integrated sunshade, wind reduction measures and communication provisions all serve to enhance the riding experience.

4. Additional Safety Features

Technology has moved motorcycle helmets into the 21st century with innovative safety features like the emergency cheek pad system or similar system that allows access to an injured rider’s head by making helmet removal safer and easier for medical personnel.

New to the scene but gaining fast traction with manufacturers is the Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), which is an innovative slip-plane technology inside the helmet designed to reduce rotational forces that can result from certain impacts.

Top 12 Safest Motorcycle Helmet Recommendations

There are many new helmets to choose from and it would take a long time to look through every helmet manufacturer to find the safest helmets out there. We have done that search for you and have identified 12 helmets that meet multiple certifications with some extra styling and features to look into.

1. Shoel RF-1200

2. Sedici Strada Palare SENA Bluetooth

3. Sedici Strada Carbon

4. Icon Airmada Chantilly

5. Arai Signet-X

6. Scorpion EXO-R710 Golden State Edition

7. Bell Qualified DLX

8. Arai Corsair X

9. HJC CL-17 Phantom Women’s Helmet

10. Simpson Ghost Bandit Monochrome

11. Icon Airflite Quicksilver

12. Fly Racing Street Revolt FS Liberator