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The Best Vintage-Style Motorcycle Helmets

Riding a café racer with a modern helmet is just plain wrong. Here’s how to go properly retro.

man wearing open face crash helmet and sunglasses riding cafe racer motorcycle along rural road
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Vintage style and motorcycles are good bedfellows. From Italian styling to luxuriously reconditioned rides, there's a raw, utilitarian beauty to be found on two wheels. Superfluity is kept at a minimum, and styles of yesteryear echo a time when motorcycling had an ethos and feel all its own — individualistic and raw with an attitude that was a natural flow out of the two-wheeled renegade spirit.

And that spirit lives on today, as more motorcycling gear manufacturers see value in vintage styling. More than just leather jackets and boots, helmets also imbue riders with retro aesthetics — and modern safety.

So, with all that said: it's time to let the beard grow out, tune-up your sweet little café racer, and get your vintage style ready for a Sunday ride.

The Best Vintage-Style Helmets

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The Best Vintage Style Motorcycle Helmet
Biltwell Gringo S ECE Helmet
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Bell Bullitt Reverb Helmet
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Bell Rogue Helmet
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Shoei RJ Platinum-R Helmet
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HJC IS-Cruiser Helmet
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