Anyone who’s ever been stuck in traffic while driving a car will understand the appeal of a motorcycle. Motorcyclists are never impeded by traffic; they can carefully weave in and out and get to their destination in no time, without ever having to factor in additional time as a buffer. Of course, there’s an aspect of riding a motorcycle that’s also extremely dangerous, but some bikers would say that the adrenaline rush that you get from feeling so free is part of the whole package. Regardless of whether you’re on a big, classic Harley or a sleek Super Samurai, a motorcycle is definitely that brings its owner a lot of joy. Of course, there are a lot of steps that bikers do take to stay safe. The process of getting a motorcycle license is much more difficult than just getting your regular car license at the DMV. There’s also proper clothing that you have to take into consideration, different rules to follow when you’re on the road, and of course, the helmet.
Good bikers know that it’s a good idea to get a new helmet every couple of years or so. Even dropping your helmet once on the ground might reduce its effectiveness, and normal wear and tear is something that you have to take into consideration and carefully monitor. Luckily, modular motorcycle helmets really aren’t all that expensive anymore. For a couple hundred dollars, or even less than a hundred, you can find a helmet that fits your needs while also complementing your motorcycle aesthetic. We’ve put together our 2020 reviews for the best modular motorcycle helmets. Read on for your next, verified purchase!
Our Favorite Modular Helmets For Motorcycles in 2020
First on our list is this full face helmet with a flip up, dual visor sun shield from the 1Storm Store. Despite the cheaper price, this is DOT approved so you know that it will keep you safe and protected, both from the road and the sun. The dual lens design features an inner smoked lens with an outer clear shield so that you don’t need to compete with the sun on those bright days or the clouds when it’s overcast. You can either wear it as a full face helmet or a half face helmet, depending on where you are and how fast you’re going. The shell is made from thermoplastic alloy and is incredibly lightweight, durable, and aerodynamic; you won’t need to worry about any resistance when you’re going at fast speeds. The helmet also has a glossy UV protective finish as an added layer of protection, and the padding inside is both removable and washable. You can select a range of sizes depending on the circumference of your head, and also pick from a wide range of colors to match your bike and jacket. As one reviewer raved, “I can’t believe this helmet cost so little. I brag on it frequently. It’s strong and comfortable. Highly recommend it!”
At a little bit of a higher price range, although certainly not by much, is this modular motorcycle helmet by the LS2 Store. It is similarly DOT approved, and LS2 also boasts that this helmet meets the requirements imposed by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). This is because all LS2 helmets feature a dynamic flow-through ventilation design. There are fully adjustable intake ports and vented EPS, which work with the rear spoiler on the helmet and exhaust ports to facilitate a constant and light flow of air through the helmet. That way, you will always stay cool while breathing fresh air and don’t need to worry about wearing it for too long. In regards to the visor, all LS2 visors are built with 3D optically correct ‘A-class’ polycarbonate, which is a space-age polymer with high resistance to impact. This ensures that even the visor will work to keep you safe, while offering maximum clarity and a distortion-free view. For comfort and security, the helmet has a quick release strap, reinforced chin strap, and a neck roll for those long rides. We’ll let this review speak for itself: “I never wrote a review in my LIFE but this SAVED MINE!!!!! Was going 60 mph some idiot decided to switch lanes without signalling or looking clipped my front wheel and sent me flying if it weren’t for this helmet i would have a face only a mother could love!“
- Motorcycle Modular Full Face Helmet DOT Approved – YEMA YM-926 Motorbike Moped Street Bike Racing Flip-up Helmet with Sun Visor Bluetooth Space for Adult,Youth Men and Women
If you’re looking for a helmet that has all the safety features plus a little bit more, then we invite you to consider this one from YEMA Helmet. Likewise DOT approved, this helmet also features fully adjustable intake and exhaust vents to keep you cool, while the streamlined aerodynamic design reduces wind noise and drag for a comfortable riding experience. The quick release strap is operable even with your gloves on, which ensures that you get a secure fit while also being able to take your helmet on and off easily, regardless of being on a motorcycle, dirt bike, snowmobile, quad, or more. The dual lens design has inner smoked lens with an outer clear shield to keep you protected and ready to withstand any type of weather. On top of it all, you can fit a motorcycle helmet Bluetooth headset in this so that you can safely listen to your music without feeling too boxed in by your helmet, or any sort of pressure on your ears or your head. One reviewer commented that “this helmet has no draft while riding down the road unless you open the air port on top of the head and mouth and I have to say they will keep you nice and cool on a hot day was 98 today and while I was moving I never broke a sweat. The modular has a nice satisfying click to it to let you know its locked in. When the ports are shut it’s a surprisingly quiet ride.”
Finally, we’re reviewing this helmet from HJC Helmets. Its futuristic design and color options will ensure that you feel like you’re from the future when you’re riding on your motorcycle in this helmet. Its shell is made from advanced Polycarbonate composite with an adjustable Polycarbonate chinbar for ultimate comfort and protection. It is lightweight but has superior fit thanks to the advanced CAD technology that HJC Helmets employs. To take the helmet on and off or adjust your range of vision, simply use the single-button and one-handed chin bar / face shield release. The face shield itself provides 95% UV protection and is smoke-tinted, with multiple optional sun shields available if you desire. The ventilation system features full front to back airflow to flush out heat and also keep the humidity out, if you live in an area that’s more prone to be damp. Inside the helmet are indentations so that you can easily install a Bluetooth headset. Despite the price, this provides all the protection of a higher-priced helmet. We agree with one reviewer, who said that “I bought this helmet (again) because in my experience it is affordable and comfortable. It’s DOT rated and feels just as protective as a $600.00 helmet.”
- Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell with Adjustable Polycarbonate Chinbar: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology
- Single-Button One Handed Chin Bar/Face Shield Release
- Optically Superior Pinlock Faceshield (HJ-17): Provides 95 percent U.V. Protection; QuickSlide Tool-less Shield Replacement System; Pinlock Insert sold separately
- One-touch Integrated SunShield (HJ-V5): Smoke-tinted 3-stage adjustable SunShield with locking mechanism deploys quickly and easily; Multiple Optional SunShields available
- ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out.Hat Size:7 5/8 - 7 3/4