The Best Motorcycle Helmets for 2022

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Sedici Strada II Parlare Bluetooth Helmet

The excellent materials and features are still present from the Kevlar fiber and the drop-down sun visor to the aerodynamic enhancements and fit customization pads.



The Sedici Strada 2 Parlare Helmet one-ups the Strada II by adding a Sena intercom system.

The Sena system comes standard and provides Bluetooth 4.1, HD intercom and phone, advanced noise control, voice command, 1,000 meters of range, and up 8 hours of talk time. The Strada II is both ECE and DOT certified.

Shoei GT-Air II Helmet

The new composite and organic fiber shelled GT-Air II is one of the best all-around helmets that just so happens to have a built-in Sena comm system.



It now has improved aerodynamics and ventilation via a molded air spoiler and three redesigned intakes that just so happen to make it look badass, whatever color you choose.

It also gets a new drop-down sun visor that’s 5mm longer than before for additional coverage.

The micro-ratchet strap allows for excellent adjustability, and there’s also an E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) that allows emergency services to remove the helmet more easily.

Pray that never has to happen, of course. The GT-Air II is DOT certified.

Klim Krios Pro

While the Krios Pro ADV riding helmet doesn’t have a built-in intercom system, it’s ready for insertion thanks to streamlined speaker pockets.



The shell is made of full carbon fiber, and there’s also Koroyd honeycomb material that allows for the reduction of head trauma thanks to its decelerative properties when crushed.

The Pro also gets upgraded ventilation, a removable visor, and a photochromic lens that can swap out without the need for tools.

The Krios Pro is ECE and DOT certified.

HJC RPHA 70 ST

For less than the price of the majority of helmets here, the RPHA 70 ST delivers looks, comfort, safety, and tech compatibility that’s great for many a rider.



It’s ideal for sport touring thanks to its low weight, excellent ventilation, and premium carbon fiber and carbon glass construction.

It has been touted as an excellent cold-weather helmet (between 40 and 60 degrees) despite its lightness.

The swappable smoke-tinted visor doesn’t require tools to remove or install, and it’s also eyeglasses-friendly.

Built-in speaker pockets are compatible with Cardo systems, and the helmet is ECE and DOT approved.

HJC RPHA 70 ST

For less than the price of the majority of helmets here, the RPHA 70 ST delivers looks, comfort, safety, and tech compatibility that’s great for many a rider.



It’s ideal for sport touring thanks to its low weight, excellent ventilation, and premium carbon fiber and carbon glass construction.

It has been touted as an excellent cold-weather helmet (between 40 and 60 degrees) despite its lightness.

The swappable smoke-tinted visor doesn’t require tools to remove or install, and it’s also eyeglasses-friendly.

Built-in speaker pockets are compatible with Cardo systems, and the helmet is ECE and DOT approved.

AGV K6

The K6 might just be the best helmet for the money in this set. Not only is it both ECE and DOT certified, but it’s also one of the few carbon fiber helmets under $500.



It weighs in at under three pounds, making it incredibly light. The K6 has ample venting, a 2Dry wicking system, an abrasion and water-resistant neck roll, and room for eyeglasses.

It also comes in tons of colors and patterns.

Sedici Strada II

The blend of DuPont Kevlar, fiberglass, and Aramid fiber in the shell is strong and light, and it’s shaped to reduce turbulence at higher speeds.



For a pittance, you can get the Strada II that improves on the original.

Inside, there are cutouts in the dual-density EPS liner for improved airflow, and there’s 5mm of customization with removable panels.

The best part might just be the internal drop-down sun visor so you don’t have to swap out the clear external visor.

The Strada II is ECE and DOT certified.

Bell Race Star Flex DLX RSD

If it’s premium features for a premium price you want, then the star Flex DLX RSD is a solid choice.



It makes use of top-end materials like high-tech and lightweight 3K carbon fiber used for racing, a VIRUS Cool Jade Power Mesh Liner, and a three-layer Flex Impact Liner for all-speed impacts.

The finely-tuned aerodynamics provide excellent high-speed stability, and the huge Panavision viewport allows for near-untrammeled visibility that’s aided by a photochromic visor that adjusts to light levels.

The special Roland Sands colorway makes it artful and extremely visible for increased safety. It’s both Snell and DOT certified.

Bell SRT Modular Transmit Helmet

A good modular helmet provides the best of both worlds: full-face protection and a degree of freedom for those moments when things are less dicey on the road.



The Bell SRT Modular Helmet is made with fiberglass composite, so it’s strong, as well as light.

It also comes with a drop-down inner sun shield, recessed speaker pockets, and eyewear compatibility. The Transmit is DOT approved.

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