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ARAI RAM-X 3/4 HELMET

ARAI RAM-X 3/4 HELMET WHAT IT IS: For more than three decades, Arai has been a pioneer in helmet design and fit for more comfort and safety. The new Arai Ram-X 3/4 helmet is a complete upgrade from the original SZ open-face sport helmet, which was born in 1988, and it’s much more advanced than the Arai Classic M. Where the Classic M has three snaps for a visor or shield and four open-closed top vents, the new Ram-X has a five-vent system like the Corsair-X road-racing helmet and the VAS-Z Pro Shade System. It raises the bar…

SCORPION EXO-AT950 HELMET TEST

-- Flip-up visor, chin bar & more -- Scorpion’s EXO-AT950 helmet can be worn with or without a visor, with goggles or a face shield, and the chin bar flip ups out of the way. When used with a face shield, a retractable tinted shield provides better visibility in strong sun. This helmet has a polycarbonate shell and is DOT approved. Three shell sizes are used to keep the helmet as light and compact as possible. Generous venting including a closeable mouth-guard vent, a vent above the face shield and two exhaust vents…

FLY RACING TREKKER HELMET

WHAT IT IS: Fly Racing’s Trekker helmet has a street bike helmet-like flip-up face shield and a dirt helmet-type visor in a full-face, DOT- and ECE-approved helmet, a combination that works well for UTVing. Once rare, helmets with these features have become increasingly popular, but many cost more than the $150 Trekker. This helmet has a poly-alloy shell, a form of polycarbonate, and a Coolmax comfort liner. The dual-density EPS liner provides progressive impact absorption. Six graphic schemes are available, though most are…

KLIM F3 HELMET

-- PRODUCT TEST -- Klim’s new F3 helmet is made from structure-mapped composite that optimizes shell strength and reduces weight. At 3.3 pounds in the large size, it is lighter than some conventional helmets and many off-road helmets with face shields. Three shell sizes keep the helmet’s external dimensions as compact as possible in all sizes. The shell has an extra-large eyeport for compatibility with all goggles and unobstructed visibility. Thirteen intake vents and six exhaust vents provide ample venting even at low…

Cyclone Premium MX/Off-Road Helmets

Product Test: Aside from safety and style, riders often look for three key elements when buying a helmet: weight, venting, and affordability. The Cyclone MX/Off-Road helmets easily meet all those criteria. It is designed with durable ABS materials to not only stay light, but give this helmet great energy absorbing and impact resistant qualities. Vents on both the top and rear of the Cyclone allow for good air flow to keep you cool as you ride. But just in case you tend to sweat no matter what, the removable…

PRODUCT TEST: Just 1 J12 Mister X Helmet

WHAT IT IS: The Just 1 helmet came to America last fall and was debuted by Suzuki’s Blake Baggett at the Las Vegas Monster Energy Cup. Designed in Italy, the carbon fiber helmets use aviation technology to combine style and a unique ratio between light weight and safety. The Just 1 J12 Mister X helmet comes in seven styles, plus solid colors and has two external shell sizes, an aerodynamic design and lower edge shaped to work well with modern neck braces. The J12 weighs just 2.4 pounds and has Just 1 Emergency Remove…