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.