You were born to be wild with the killer hog to prove it, but your speedy arsenal isn’t complete without a bevy of cool motorcycle helmets. Sure, the roar of your exhaust, thrust of your engine, and cut of your bike might make you a king of the road, but it’s your quality headgear sealing the deal.
And while you could argue that a true wild child rides without wearing a motorcycle helmet at all, we’d kindly remind you that he also ends up in the hospital with permanent brain damage. It’s far wiser to stock yourself with cool retro motorcycle helmets and some modern ones, too.
As you’re invariably aware, not all motorcycle and motorbike helmets are created the same. Enter our choice selection of cool motorcycle helmets, which delivers style and safety in equal measure. Don’t hop on your café racer or custom chopper without one.
1. NECA Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet
Hit the road like Master Chief from the Halo video game franchise by rocking this DOT-approved modular motorcycle helmet. Exterior features include an ABS shell with matte UV protective clear coat, front air intakes, rear exhaust vents, a reflective shield, and a double D-ring nylon chin strap with snap closure. Inside, you’ll find a contoured centre pad, dual-layer EPS cheek pads, and moisture-wicking material.
Features: game-inspired finish (Master Chief’s headgear replica – Halo); dual-layer EPS cheek pads; removable and washable center pad and cheek pads; ABS shell with matte UV-protective clear coat
2. GDM Duke Helmets DK-120 Full Face Motorcycle Helmet
Is it just us or do cool black motorcycle and motorbike helmets never go out of style? If you agree, then the Duke Helmets DK-120 Full Face Motorcycle Helmet from GDM is calling your name. Featuring an aerodynamic shell of advanced lightweight composite poly-alloy, the helmet hosts seven ventilation points and plush liner and cheek pads. Of course, you knew this one was for you as soon as you saw the sleek black profile.
3. ScorpionExo Covert Unisex-Adult Half-Size-Style Matte Black Motorcycle Helmet
When it comes to cool motorcycle helmets, there are plenty of black stunners to go around. Consider this one from Scorpion, which comes equipped with an LG polycarbonate shell developed exclusively by the brand. Also featured are a retractable tinted sun-visor, block-off plates, and a removable front mask with neodymium magnets.
4. AUTOPDR Open Face Vintage Motorcycle Helmet with Goggles Mask L
This retro Harley motorcycle helmet brims with classic style, premium comfort, and streamlined practicality. Giving it an aviator-like aesthetic is the addition of a goggles design. UV protected and equipped with a light ABS and PU leather shell, this conspicuously cool motorbike helmet is also quite affordable.
5. Moto Loot Helmet Cover for Motorcycle Helmets
One look at the Moto Loot Helmet Cover and you’ll know right away if it’s for you. Contrary to the standard slate of aggressive fare, it emanates with all sorts of warm and fun-loving vibes. It’s also easy to install and bolstered by a one-size-fits-all design.
6. HJC Star Wars Storm Trooper Full Face Motorcycle Helmet
The name “Storm Trooper Full Face Helmet” pretty much says it all. However, this cool motorcycle helmet is far more than just another page ripped from the “Star Wars” book of merchandising. DOT-approved, it comes equipped with an advanced polycarbonate shell, a hard coated 3D shield design, and a shield ratchet system, among other things. The helmet also delivers full front-to-back airflow by way of a channelling ventilation system.
7. Bell Bullitt Carbon Motorcycle Helmet
Bell is a brand that’s routinely synonymous with the coolest of cool motorcycle helmets, and the Bullitt Carbon is no exception. Blending retro style and modern performance to perfection, it’s like a futuristic vision circa 1975. Along with the unmistakable aesthetic, you’ll find metal mesh intake and exhaust vents, an anti-bacterial (and removable) interior of genuine leather, full-face protection, and integrated speaker pockets. It’s available in three different colours and three sizes.
8. Bell Eliminator Motorcycle Helmet
Let’s keep the Bell train rolling with these cool retro motorcycle helmets, better known as Eliminators. Harkening back to the brand’s earliest output, each vintage helmet touts bold colour and signature lines. As such, the range brings the past into the present with glorious style and precision. This is why motorcycle and motorbike enthusiasts swear by Bell.
9. HJC RPHA 11 Pro Venom Motorcycle Helmet
Officially licensed by Marvel, the HJC RPHA 11 Pro Venom Helmet is truly worthy of its iconic foundations. In addition to the downright eye-catching visual design, the helmet flaunts a veritable bounty of premium features. That includes an advanced fiberglass aerodynamic shell, six-stage variable airflow, a MultiCool Interior with anti-bacterial fabric, crown and cheek pads, a Rapidfire II Shield Replacement System, and built-in communication speakers, among other things.
10. Home Helmets Icon Airflite Battlescar 2 Motorcycle Helmet
You’re already soaring down the nearest streets like a ground-bound airforce pilot, and this battle-ready battle-ready motorcycle helmet drives that point home. Features include an injection-moulded polycarbonate shell, intake and exhaust ports, a fog-free inner sun shield, removable moisture wicking liner, a recessed twin-channel supervent cooling system, and so much more.
11. HJC IS-5 X-Wing Fighter Pilot Motorcycle Helmet
Odds are you’ve watched “Star Wars” and fantasised about being an X-Wing fighter pilot at some point in your life, and this DOT-approved retro helmet is the next best thing to joining the Rebel Alliance. Beyond the striking visuals are a polycarbonate composite shell, HJ-V8 integrated sunshield, 3-snap visor, and an interior of SuperCool moisture-wicking anti-bacterial fabric.
12. HJC Helmets Marvel IS-17 Unisex-Adult Full Face Ironman Street Motorcycle Helmet
As if designed by Tony Stark himself, the Ironman Street Motorcycle Helmet pairs visual design and optimal performance to brilliant effect. It hosts a polycarbonate shell, a pin lock Max Vision-prepared face shield, a Rapidfire II Shield Replacement System, and a SuperCool interior. Throw it on and get down like the Marvel superhero.
13. HJC Star Wars RPHA-11 Boba Fett Motorcycle Helmet
In the “Star Wars” universe, Boba Fett ranks among the most iconic and feared of bounty hunters. It’s therefore only natural that you’d want this cool Boba Fett motorcycle helmet, which even touts a battle-worn aesthetic. Built-in themes aside, the product is truly top of the line, with a premium integrated matrix of carbon fibre, aramid, fibreglass, and organic non-woven fabric. Also featured is an aerodynamic shell structure, an advanced channelling ventilation system, an enlarged eye port, an automatic shield locking system, a multi-cool interior, and more.
14. Icon Airflite Good Fortune Motorcycle Helmet
This insanely cool motorcycle helmet immediately distinguishes itself by way of a brilliant graphic design. That’s joined by a range of premium features, including an injection-moulded polycarbonate shell, fog-free inner sun shield, multiple intake and exhaust ports, moisture-wicking liner, and a recessed twin channel supervent cooling system. Prepare to turn heads.
15. Icon Airflite Stim Motorcycle Helmet
A true standout of the Icon Airflite range, the Stim Helmet blends hard lines with bold colour, thereby projecting an aggressive vibe. It’s also quite optimal, thanks to mainstay features like a moulded breath deflector, a quick-change fog-free face shield, removable side plates, moisture-wicking liner, supervent cooling, and a slate of intake and exhaust ports.
16. Nexx XR2 Carbon Golden Edition Motorcycle Helmet
Bolstered by its sturdy shell of carbon fibre and anti-scratch face shield, the Nexx XR2 Carbon Golden Edition Helmet is love at first sight. Available in two sizes, the helmet oozes quality and coolness. Joining its aerodynamic profile are a range of vents, double D-ring chin strap closure, three density impact absorption levels, CoolMax 3D lining, speaker cutouts, and reflectors on the front, side, and rear.
17. HJC RPHA 11 Pro Lightning McQueen Motorcycle Helmet
Pixar’s Monty “Lightning” McQueen has a perennial need for speed and so do you, presuming you rock this race-ready helmet. Building upon its distinguished predecessor (the RPHA 10), the eye-catching helmet features an upgraded aerodynamic shell, ACS ventilation, an improved field of view, a redesigned face gasket system, and a Pinlock-ready 2D flat-racing shield. At the very least, your kids will love it.
18. Berluti Leather Motorcycle Helmet
For all the sophisticated riders out there, accept nothing less than this handsome leather helmet from Berluti. Lightweight and durable, it wraps a glossy black finish with a Scritto pattern and patinated Venezia peak around a shell of premium carbon fibre. On the inside, you’ll find Coolmax padding and elegant calfskin leather. That’s all joined by a choice border of calf leather, with additional padding made from foam, leather, and fabric. Quality is the operative word here.
19. Veldt Modular Helmets
Fully handmade using only the best materials, Veldt Modular Helmets deliver a range of colours and configurations. As such, you can add or subtract different accessories, going from a jet helmet to a visor helmet to a full face helmet. The interior padding is not just removable, but available in two different tiers of thickness. One thing that doesn’t change? The trusty shell of quality carbon fibre.
20. Hedon Vitesse Heroine Racer Motorcycle Helmet
Here’s another cool retro motorcycle helmet for your consideration. Taking direct inspiration from 1970s bike helmets, the Hedon Heroine Racer features a streamlined vintage aesthetic. Underneath the composite fibre shell is a plush interior of Head Armor lining and 360-degree cushion padding, all of which is covered in Merlin anti-bacterial fabric. Lightweight and soundproofed, the helmet meets ECE 2205 requirements, meaning this baby is road legal in Europe and the UK.
21. DMD Seventy Five Waves Motorcycle Helmet
Italy’s DMD celebrated 40 years of success with this retro stunner, which touts the same paint job and gradient line design as its 1970s-era forbearer. Thanks to carbon construction, however, the helmet meets all of today’s safety standards. As far as cool retro motorcycle helmets go, this one is as retro as it gets.
22. HJC IS-5 Motorcycle Helmet
Old school style meets new school performance with the HJC IS-5 Helmet, which emanates with pure approachability. Features include a lightweight polycarbonate composite shell with an effortless drop-down sun visor, along with an interior of SuperCool Moisture-Wicking Anti-Bacterial fabric. If you like simple and affordable helmets, then this one is for you.
23. Nitrinos Neko-helmet
Motorcycle helmets don’t get more distinct and iconic than the Neko-helmet from Nitrinos. Distinguished by its removable ears, these cool helmets are made to order and available in a range of colours, styles, and sizes. The modular ears feature upgraded mesh elements and come equipped with a battery-powered lamp module. Meanwhile, every helmet in the range includes a polycarbonate shell, a scratch-resistant transparent visor, double ventilation, and removable inner liner of 100% polyester.
24. Biltwell Inc. Lane Splitter Flat Black Full Face Motorcycle Helmet
Biltwell Inc. constructed its very own ABS shell for this black and beautiful motorcycle helmet. Ensuring the top tier of comfort and convenience is superior airflow, a hand-stitched interior liner, and a BioFoam chin bar. Also included is a laser CNC-cut polycarbonate eye port shield, with aluminium hinge covers and mounting hardware.
25. CrossHelmet X1 HUD Motorcycle Helmet
More than a cool motorcycle helmet, the CrossHelmet X1 HUD is like a smartphone for your head. As such, it touts a heads-up display (HUD), 360-degree visibility, an industry first sound control function, Bluetooth connectivity, and an adjoining app with access to maps, volume and group talk. This is modernity, redefined.
26. ScorpionExo Covert Motorcycle Helmet
For this resoundingly sleek head protector, ScorpionExo took a normal half helmet and then added components like a built-in drop down sun visor and magnetically attachable front mask. Despite its bold visual heft, the helmet comes in light and tight. It all amounts to some truly desirable headgear, to say the least.
27. Bell Moto-3 Motorcycle Helmet
Capping off our list is another retro killer from Bell, which takes inspiration from the original Moto-3, also known as the first full-faced off-road motorcycle helmet. Upgraded to meet ECE and DOT standards, the lightweight and durable helmet pairs a composite shell of fibreglass with a 5 snap visor. It comes available in a range of sizes and colours, and keeps the past alive as only Bell can.