Motorcycles (motorbikes, bikes, cycles) are some of the most affordable forms of motorized transport. They’re the preferred and most common choice in many parts of the world. It is estimated that there are 200 million motorcycles (including mopeds, motor scooters, motorized bicycles, etc) used worldwide – roughly 33 motorcycles per 1000 people. Most of them (58%) are in Asia – Southern and Eastern Asia, and the Asia Pacific countries, excluding Japan. In 2006, China used to have 54 million units in use and production of 22 million units each year. In 2002 India took the first place as the country with the biggest number of motorized bikes in the world, with an estimated 37 million motorcycles/mopeds. There’s specialized gear that you must wear while driving bikes, regardless if it’s for fun or you want to take a long trip, and one important item that you must wear at all times is the helmet. So we’ve made this list of cheap motorcycle helmets, but don’t let “cheap” fool you, they’re also pretty damn awesome (insert smiley face here).
The Marushin Shivan Dragon Motorcycle Helmet has a lightweight high-impact resistant thermoplastic and fiberglass construction, an anti-scratch slash anti-fog visor, and a D-ring fastening clip. The helmet features fully removable hypoallergenic comfort padding, upper and lower ventilation system with rear exhaust ports. Price: roughly $129.
9. Batman Helmet In Matte Black
The Box BX-2R Batman Motorcycle Helmet is distributed in a choice of two Batman themed designs. This cool looking helmet features a lightweight synthetic shell, removable, washable liner, ACU Gold Standard for use on track, ECER22.05 approval, quick release visor system, 2 point ventilation and removable lining. Price: approximately $65.
8. Red Dragon
This is a DOT approved motorcycle helmet. It features a red dragon breath graphic design, while the motorcycle helmet is DOT approved, light weight for comfort and has an ABS shell. Furthermore, the helmet is fully vented and has adjustable top and chin vents. The high-quality paint job is yet another plus to this affordable motorcycle helmet – $95.99.
7. Box MX-5 Enduro
The Box MX-5 Enduro helmet features a Double D Retention System, adjustable Peak, Multi-Point Venting System for comfort and airflow, removable and washable lining. The helmet is also ECER 22.05 Approved (UK Rd. Legal), ACU Gold Approved and, best of all, comes with a free pair of goggles. It’s also affordable as it costs around $107.
6. LS2 FF351 Rumble
The list of cheap motorcycle helmets continues with this stunning LS2 FF351 helmet that features an aerodynamic HPTT shell construction (High pressure thermoplastic technology), in-and-out air control system, and a SR2S – speed removable ratchet system with soft comfort chin strap padding. In addition, this helmet is hygienically treated with fully removable interior and washable lining, it’s both ACU Gold Approved for track use and ECER 22 – 05 – for road use, features multi-positional clear and anti-scratch 3D visor, and costs only $57.
5. Givi X05 F Union Flag
This open face Givi X05 F Union Flag Motorcycle Helmet has a polycarbonate outer shell, and features a drop down internal sun visor, removable lining, stylish modern graphic, while also ECER 22 -05 approved. Furthermore, changeable outer shell covers can be purchased to change the appearance of your X05 F. Price: roughly $123.
4. HCI-100 DOT Battle Ship Matte Black
Amongst the ten cheap motorcycle helmets we’ve found this HCI-100 DOT Battle Ship Matte Black, a helmet with an ABS shell that meets or rather exceeds DOT Standards. It also has a new bolt-on shorty visor that is included in the purchase, and it’s available for only $72.99.
3. HCI-100 Wine Screaming Skulls
If you’re not that much into battleships, maybe this HCI-100 Wine Screaming Skulls helmet will please your taste. The helmet features a polycarbonate shell, includes a new style bolt-on shorty visor, and meets DOT standard. The graphics and solid color are incredibly accurate and add a touch of finesse to the helmet’s design. Price: only $69.99.
2. Viper RS-04
Number two in this list of cheap motorcycle helmets is the Viper RS-04 open face that features a seatbelt fastener, removable peak, goggle strap holder at the back of the helmet, and silver or black goggles (they come for free). The helmet is available in various colors, including matte black, glossy black, red, and white. Furthermore, with the helmet you receive a protective bag at a price of about $82.
1. Drum & Bass Helmet In Matte Black
Our last choice includes this Indian Coast IC37 DNB Motorcycle Helmet that features the latest ECE 22-05 standard, polycarbonate shell construction, EPS inner shell, quick release retention strap, vented shell, anti scratch visor and ultra soft lining at a stunning price of only $48.
We hope you enjoyed our list, and ask you for your feedback while also addressing the following question: Which of these appeal to your taste?