It may be happening a little later this year than usual, thanks to both coronavirus and cold weather in much of the country — but the fact remains that there’s nothing like slipping on a new motorcycle helmet for that first ride of the season. Yes, you may need to break it in a little, but considering that break-in process may require a bunch of long rides away from the house and fresh air, it shouldn’t be too much trouble.
You have to find that new helmet first, however. And to save you from falling into an endless cross-shopping rabbit hole, we’ve pulled together a list of some of our favorite new motorcycle helmets for 2020.
Sedici Strada II Helmet
For 2020, the Strada II has received a complete redesign from its predecessor. Its fiberglass shell is reinforced with Kevlar, shedding weight without sacrificing strength. It offers the fitment and customization options of a more expensive helmet at an affordable price point.
Icon Airflite Helmet
Icon’s Airflite helmet is for those looking for a versatile, reasonably-priced helmet with a more aggressive look. The chin vents are functional and give you that coveted Darth Vader-meets-Bane vibe — which you can compound with the drop-down sun visor.
Klim Krios Fastbak Helmet
The Klim Krios Fastbak helmet is made from carbon fiber. It’s one of the lightest adventure helmets ever created, but doesn’t sacrifice comfort, acoustics or safety to achieve that. Its Klimatek Fabric liner uses adaptive smart foam and anti-microbial fast-wicking textiles. Plus, it transitions easily between four different ride modes.
AGV K6 Helmet
The AGV K6 is a versatile, lightweight, aerodynamic helmet that’s fit for all riders. It’s made from carbon fiber and Aramid, in four different shell sizes. The solid-color design, refreshingly, tones things down a bit.
Bell Race Star Flex DLX Helmet
Paying $700-plus for a helmet doesn’t sound like a cheap date. But, sometimes, paying a premium is worth it. The Bell Race Star Flex DLX is 10 percent lighter than the Race Star, with speaker pockets and new triple-density cheek pads for added comfort. It also includes a Panovision ProTint Photochromatic shield that automatically adjusts to light conditions.
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