6 Full-Face Motorcycle Helmets
Six full-face helmets to get you ready for the road this spring
Arai Signet-Q helmet
1. Arai Signet-Q: Arai asked a simple question: How to improve on the best-selling RX-Q? The answer? Make it fit more people. Enter the new Arai Signet-Q. Though outwardly nearly identical to the RX-Q on which it’s based, the Signet-Q’s interior is very different. Where the RX-Q is an intermediate oval shape, the Signet-Q is a long oval shape. Its many features include a fully-removable liner (including the neck roll), with removable and replaceable cheek pads for better interior cleaning. It also features Arai’s Brow Vent shield, which comes equipped for Pinlock visor inserts. Arai helmets aren’t cheap, but the great build quality of an Arai is obvious the moment you first try one on. The padding is firm yet comfortable, and the interior feels even more plush than the RX-Q editor Backus has become so fond of. And to customize the fit even further, the 5mm-thick pads in the top of the headliner can be removed if the shape of your head requires a bit more room at the top. Arai also offers cheek pads in varying thicknesses for a custom fit. Available in a variety of colors and graphics. Snell 2010 and DOT approved. Price: Starting at $609.95.
2. AGV K4 Evo: AGV’s newest helmet is the K4 Evo full-face. It features a soft Dry-Lex interior that is hygienically prepared with a sanitizing treatment and new skin-friendly fabric to decrease skin irritation. The interior is removable and washable, except for the neck roll. The liner is made with AGV’s 3D construction for more padding, and the Extra Quick Release System allows for shield changes of the anti-scratch and anti-fog polycarbonate 100 percent UV-resistant shield without tools in just a few seconds. The painted composite shell is made of HIR-TH (high resistant thermoplastic resin) and features a dynamic ventilation system for improved air flow, with a chin vent and two intake vents on top, along with two venturis in the back. This helmet is an intermediate oval profile, and has a regular double D-ring to secure the chin strap, along with a snap to hold the end of the strap. It’s lighter and a step up in comfort from the AGV K3. Available in a variety of colors and graphics. ECE 22-05 and DOT approved. Price: $219.95.
3. Joe Rocket RKT-Prime: The newest helmet from Joe Rocket is the RKT-Prime. The helmet features a composite shell and a hard-coated shield design that provides 95 percent UV protection. A two-stage closure mechanism compresses the shield into the eye port gasket. The shield can also be quickly replaced without tools thanks to Joe Rocket’s RapidFire system. Multiple optional shields are available, including one that is Pinlock-prepared. The Flow-thru advanced channeling ventilation system utilizes full front-to-back airflow to flush heat and humidity up and out, and features two intake vents on top and one on the chinbar. The interior is made of moisture-wicking and odor-reducing Bioceramic Nylex, and the cheek pads and liner are removable and washable. It’s also described as being a good fit for those with round heads. Snell 2010 and DOT approved. Available in a variety of colors and graphics. Price: Starting at $169.99.
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