Every rider has their own personal preference when it comes to the type of helmet to ride in. With so many different designs, configurations and styles out there, you probably spend a good amount of time and effort deciding which to spend your hard-earned money on.
Some riders have reasons to stick to open-face models, while others choose to go with nothing but full-face options. It's all a personal choice when it comes to feel and coverage.
No matter which style you tend to gravitate toward, the helmets we've gathered here are some of the coolest, and all of them come from some of the most reliable manufacturers of functional, stylish head protection. We're sure you'll dig one of these lids enough to place an order before riding season gets into full swing.
Harley-Davidson Cherohala B01 3-4 Helmet
This helmet features custom flame and chipped paint graphics in addition to distressed cowhide leather trim for a finishing touch that gives the appearance of years of natural wear from the road. The Cherohala also comes equipped with snaps for a shield and visor, back goggle straps, and a fiberglass shell that meets and exceeds DOT safety standards. Get a 3/4 helmet that has all the features you need with a style that is undeniably awesome.
Indian Motorcycle Scout Open-Face Helmet
The helmet features an outer ABS shell, a slim fixed inner lining and detachable cheek pad and a rear goggle fastener. It’s even Bluetooth compatible. For those looking for a clean helmet with DOT certification and all the good looks one could ever ask for, the Scout is a perfect open-face selection.
Scorpion EXO-R420 Solid Helmet
The helmet also features an impressive ventilation system built for optimum interior airflow, and the new Elliptec II face shield with a latching, shield-locking mechanism for a more secure seal against the gasket. The EverClear no-fog coating helps keep your vision clear in all climates and weather situations. It's hard to beat the price for the performance you'll get out of this helmet from Scorpion.
Simpson Outlaw Bandit Helmet
A wider field of view and a redesigned shell not only improves rider visibility in all lighting conditions, but the newly formed shape minimizes helmet lift at higher speeds. For riders concerned about safety features, the Outlaw is Snell M and DOT rated. The latest Gunmetal colorway is also available with a Gold Smoke shield option, but for those looking for other options, white, black and matte black are also available.
Biltwell Lane Splitter Helmet ― Rusty Butcher Edition
Although the colors and graphics are new to the helmet, this latest spin on the Lane Splitter still features the same proprietary ABS outer shell and a shock-absorbing EPS liner with hand-stitched interior padding, cheek pads and BioFoam chin bar cushion.
The Lane Splitter's shield touts extremely accurate optics and a simple hinge mechanism for high style points and easy removal for quick cleaning or replacement. This helmet is also equipped with audio pockets inside and meets DOT and ECE safety standards.
This piece originally appeared at Hot Bike.