Not something you want to just order on line. I will AFTER I have tried it on for comfort and fit.RB is absolutely correct. You'll only like (and wear) a helmet if it is comfortable for you ... and the only way to determine if it is comfortable is by trying them on. Go to dealers or bike accessory stores that have a lot and start trying on a bunch of them. Your head shape will determine which ones are possible contenders. Once you find one or two that feel good, you can go to this site - Motorcycle Helmet Reviews - Hands On Reviews for Over 20 Years and determine from the reviews of those helmets what shape of helmet fits your head. You can then use the shape category to search for others that are a similar shape if you want to continue your search.
I would never buy a helmet just because someone else likes it. But I will say that my Nolan N-104 is the one that works for me (DON'T PICK IT FOR YOU ... until you try it).
They are not the best but not the worst either.. One complaint you will hear universally on Nolan helmets is that they are noisy! They are well ventilated but do so in a way that makes them loud...Sorry about all the questions on helmets. I need to get me a good one and one that is comfortable. The Nolan seems to be well built.
There may not be many shops, but try all the helmets at the shops you have - full, 3/4, and half. The purpose is not to find THE helmet for you, but to determine what shape fits your head. If you find just one or two that feel comfortable, then you can go to the website I referenced above and see what other helmets are made to the same general shape. That will cut down on the number you would need to select from ... then you can try others on-line if you want.Their is not many shops where I live to try them on. I guess I will order them from places I can send them back. I understand about what works for one person does not work for another. Found that out in guns and boots. I like glocks and H&K's 9MM's but they don't work for other people.
you must not watch the AFT... Arai does plenty of marketing... and half the riders wear Bell including the wrecking crew... I have a Nolan Modular use it when it's cold or long distance... like it a lot...Because I care about your health consider the following :
The thing folks do not think about is what a helmet is designed to do. Forget about the law. But think about what happens when / or if you go down. After weeks of research, reading reports and thinking about what also was not said, the ONLY helmet I will ever use is an ARAI!
Why, the same helmet you put on your head is the same one the Pro's race with. Arai does NOT get involved with all of the marketing BS.
IF you absolutely do not want to spend that much... HJC is a great choice. IMHO, a nolan just does not cut the mustard. Find a Cycle Gear store. There you can try many brands. ALSO... IMPORTANT... folks have different shaped heads. To that end, a Shoei does not fit me as well as Arai and a few others. Plenty info can be found on you tube. A helmet is the most important purchase when you buy a motorcycle. Also, premium riding gear. WITH OUT PEER AND WITH OUT QUESTION... the best gear is MOTOPORT. Yep, it cost more, but then its millions of times cheeper and less painful than having melted on nylon based suits scraped and peeled off your skin. Ask me how I know! Top quality gear is NOT expensive... It is priceless!
That’s it,, finding a helmet that’s comfortable, fits,, cool,, vented,, is a pain in the ass. BUT,, it just mite save the Mellon sum day. REVZILA HAS A GOOD SELECTION OF FINE QUALITY HELMETS. For round heads and bullet heads. They also have great videos on shapes, shell sizes,, snell,, check that out , it will help narrow it down . I’ve heard guys say the best helmet they ever had was bought at a Harley Davidson Dealer.. ( SOUNDS LIKE CRUZER BS TO ME,, ) good luck BN.Their is not many shops where I live to try them on. I guess I will order them from places I can send them back. I understand about what works for one person does not work for another. Found that out in guns and boots. I like glocks and H&K's 9MM's but they don't work for other people.