Bell Qualifier- Hi-Viz Rally in Black and Yellow

 

New to the Bell product line is the Bell Qualifier. Offering comfort and style, the Bell Qualifier takes the safety and durability of a helmet to a new level for riders. Having replaced the Bell Arrow, the Qualifier now features a new shield and ventilating system. The most noticeable change you’ll see to the Qualifier is the oval shaped helmet design, inspired by racer style helmets.  The change in shape provides riders with more aerodynamic capability. Staying true to the quality of Bell products, the Qualifier also comes with the exclusive Bell Click-Release system for a fast and simple way to remove shields. Definitely one of the stronger helmet design to show quality, presentation and safety.

The Bell Qualifier Rally in Hi-Viz Black and Yellow is one of our favorites in the new line of colors and designs to choose from. This style reflects a cool racing strip down the middle of the helmet, showing off detail in the reflective silver and yellow-tech graphics. Displayed in a rubberized style, the color is great for showing a sleek aesthetic of the Bell Qualifier. 

Motorcycle Safety in the Bathroom

Overheard in the bathroom stall this morning: “If I had been a better rider, I probably wouldn’t have gone down. It seemed like the car came out of nowhere!” I wanted to jump out and say, “I’m Sarah from Helmet City, how can I help you?” But I assumed the poor woman had been through enough.

As I washed my hands, I watched as she wiped the fingers that extruded from the cast and explained to her friends that she had surgery scheduled for Thursday to repair a broken bone in her wrist.

I wondered if she would ride again. Not her bike, I gathered, as I heard her telling her friends it was totaled, but ever again.  And I wondered, “What could have happened differently to keep this woman from going down after only 8 months of riding?”

How prepared are new riders after basic motorcycle training?

I know riders that have many years and thousands of miles under their belts that are still surprised by motorists and challenged by tough riding conditions. So what is the answer?

  • More classroom time?
  • Required riding with an experienced motorcyclists?

Knowing the requirements for a motorcycle helmet (which is the #1 question on the CA DMV test), being able to identify the nine important parts of motorcycle and ride in a small figure 8 is important for motorcycle safety. But how can these new riders be properly prepared for scenarios they will see on the road? How can they have the most knowledge possible under their belts before they make that difficult turn or come up against that distracted driver?

What has been the most important lesson to you to keep you safe in your motorcycling career?

And what would you say to the woman in the bathroom?

After she exited, of course…

We would love to hear your thoughts.

Nolan N-104 vs Shoei Neotec

Both Nolan and Shoei are known for making premium helmets and now they are releasing their version of what a modular/flip-up helmet should be.  With the upcoming release of the HJC RP-Max this spring, it should be a great year for modular helmets.  See our comparison of the Nolan N-104 and Shoei Neotec below!

Shoei has already released their Neotec modular helmet and they are going fast!  The Neotec is available in 7 solid colors including: black, matte black, anthracite, white, light silver, wine and brilliant yellow.  The Nolan N-104 is available in solids too but is also offered in 17 stunning colors!

Both helmets are chock full of amazing features but the choice is made easier by the difference in fit. According to webBikeWorld.com, “…the Neotec [has an] internal shape and fit (“neutral” to “slightly round”), while the N-104 is neutral to “slightly narrow”. Riders who have already established brand loyalty by fit should have an easy time choosing.

Shoei Neotec Modular HelmetSHOEI NEOTEC FEATURES:

  • Flip-up chin bar & face shield
  • Noise-reduction design
  • Stainless steel components within pivot locking system
  • 3 Shell sizes
  • XS-XXL sizing
  • Internal sun shield (QSV-1)
  • New CNS-1 shield (wider and taller than the previous CX-1V shield)
  • Pinlock anti-fog shield & lens system included
  • Fully removable 3D interior liner
  • Interchangeable cheekpads to customize comfort & fit
  • Channeled dual-layer EPS liner enhances ventilation
  • Features EPS liner in chin bar
  • Breath guard and chin curtain included
  • D.O.T.

Nolan helmets continue to improve with every model released.  This March the new N-104 modular helmet will be released in solids and graphics.  That’s right, the N-104 will be available in graphics which gives riders more options.  Just to give you an idea of how amazing Nolan helmets are, all manufacturing and painting is done in house at their facility in Italy. The Nolan N-104 has also received praise for its enlarged eye port which gives the wearer an increased field of vision.

Nolan N-104 Modular HelmetNOLAN N-104 FEATURES:

  •     Injected polycarbonate GE Lexan shell
  •     2 shell engineering allows Nolan to offer sizes from 2XS to 3XL
  •     Dimensionally correct sizing allows ample cubic volume in chin/nose area
  •     Ultra-wide eye port opening is the largest on any Nolan helmet for superior vision
  •     So unique that faceshields are sized to fit the 2 shell sizes
  •     Centromatic chin guard opening mechanism
  •     Shield is changed by a simple push button mechanism
  •     Pinlock shield included with each helmet
  •     New VPS System
  •     VPS lens is scratch and fog resistant
  •     New AIRBOOSTER ventilation system
  •     Removable, washable interior is anti-fungal and anti-microbial
  •     New Microlock2 retention system
  •     Factory ready for the new B4 N-com system
  •     Meets or exceeds D.O.T. standards

Ride in style with Shoei

Shoei is one of Helmet City’s top selling brands. With one of the biggest names in the motorcycle industry it’s no surprise that these helmets are superior to many of their competitors. Some of your favorite Shoei models have just had price reductions and are going quickly. Don’t miss your chance to get a great deal on this years Shoei models!

Shoei X-11 Graphic E-Boz TC-2

Shoei X-11 Graphic E-Boz TC-2

This particular graphic has seen the most drastic price decrease. The Shoei X-Eleven E-Boz TC-2 is available for only $449.99 while supplies last. The Shoei X-Eleven graphic features include:

  • Aerodynamic Shell Design
  • Hyper Dual-Liner II Ventilation System
  • Lightweight,Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM)
  • Anti-Fog System
  • 3D Full Support Interior,Type 3
  • Standard Chin-Strap Clip
  • CX-1 V Shield and Lock System
  • Scratch-resistant coating
  • 100% protection from harmful UV A &B rays
  • A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent it from opening unexpectedly
  • Standards: DOT 218, Snell-M2000
  • Construction: AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) materials
  • Weight: 3.2 lbs /1450 grams (approx.)

All other X-Eleven graphics have been reduced to $547.19! Don’t miss out on this great Shoei deal!

The Shoei RF-1000 graphics have recently been reduced in price. Check out all our RF-1000 graphics or go to our selection of RF-1000 solids!

Shoei RF-1000 Diabolic Zero TC-5

Shoei RF-1000 Diabolic Zero TC-5

The Shoei RF-1000 Diabolic Zero TC-5 has been reduced to $378.99 and is only available while supplies last. If you love this graphic don’t miss this great opportunity to get it for an incredibly low price!

The Shoei RF-1000 graphic features include:

  • Aerodynamic Shell Design
  • Hyper Dual-Liner II Ventilation System
  • Lightweight,Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM)
  • Anti-Fog System
  • 3D Full Support Interior,Type 3
  • Standard Chin-Strap Clip
  • CX-1 V Shield and Lock System
  • Scratch-resistant coating
  • 100% protection from harmful UV A &B rays
  • A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent it from opening unexpectedly
  • Standards: DOT 218, Snell-M2000
  • Construction: AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) materials
  • Weight: 3.2 lbs /1450 grams (approx.)

Check out our great selection of Shoei Motorcycle helmets at Helmet City! Some of our top Shoei models include: RF-1000, X-Eleven, Multitec and TZ-R.

We also carry some top of the line off-road helmets from Shoei.

Shoei VFX-W Helmet, Scimitar TC-5

Shoei VFX-W Helmet, Scimitar TC-5

The Shoei VFX-W is available in solids and graphics. The Shoei VFX-W Scimitar graphic is available for $478.09! The Shoei VFX-W graphic features include:

ADVANCED INTEGRATED MATRIX PLUS (AIM+) SHELL

  • Aggressive new design with incredible styling
  • Fiberglass and organic fibers combine to create the perfect balance of lightweight and optimal rigidity
  • Brand new forming technology utilized to achieve aggressive angles with consistent shell thicknesses
  • Larger eye port to facilitate today’s larger-framed goggles
  • Aggressive new design with incredible styling
  • Fiberglass and organic fibers combine to create the perfect balance of lightweight and optimal rigidity
  • Brand new forming technology utilized to achieve aggressive angles with consistent shell thicknesses
  • Designed to exceed stringent demands of Snell and DOT
  • Four shell sizes ensure the perfect fit
  • DUAL LAYER EPS LINER

  • Dual layer liner yields enhanced impact absorption by adjusting thickness and density in key areas
  • Inner liner features air channels for efficient cooling
  • Impact-absorbing EPS liner throughout the entire chin bar
  • V-430 “SLEEK” VISOR

  • Developed by Shoei’s sponsored riders
  • Lengthened for additional protection from sun and roost
  • Adjustment slot lengthened for greater versatility
  • Plastic hardware is utilized for easier visor breakaway during impact
  • Includes a matte black strip to reduce glare
  • 3-D MAX LINER SYSTEM

  • Polyurethane foam pads are three dimensionally formed for a perfect fit
  • Proprietary synthetic fiber absorbs and exhausts sweat 2X faster than conventional nylon
  • Liner is removable, adjustable, and washable
  • EMERGENCY QUICK RELEASE SYSTEM (EQRS)

  • Mechanical tabs disengage cheek pads for easy removal by emergency medical personnel
  • Helmet can be removed with minimum load to rider in emergency situations
  • VENTILATION SYSTEM

  • Improved air intakes are located in mouthpiece, forehead, and through scoops directing air into EPS liner
  • Seven exhaust ports dispel hot air from the rear of the helmet
  • Vent openings are covered by wire mesh to prevent dirt from entering liner
  • “SLEEK” MOUTHPIECE

  • Wire mesh screen helps prevent roost from entering the mouthpiece
  • A strip of AIM+ shell material reinforces mesh screen and helps to reduce chances of larger intrusions
  • Sleek mouthpiece directs cooling air through a removable and washable foam filter
  • The Shoei VFX-W is one of the best off-road helmets around. Ride in style and get the protection you need from an off-road helmet with all of Shoei’s VFX-W line.

    Stop by our Clearance and Sale! page to see our selection of Shoei helmets at a discounted price! Our inventory is always changing so don’t miss out on getting a great deal on a top of the line Shoei motorcycle helmet!

    Vemar Helmets… Bluetooth equipped and much more!

    Helmet City is now proud to offer Vemar Street and Off-Road Motorcycle helmets. Vemar motorcycle helmets are the first Bluetooth ready and mp3 compatible models to join the Helmet City family. Vemar offers a variety of colors and graphics in top of the line Bluetooth motorcycle helmets.

    Even if you’re not ready to join the Bluetooth-savvy helmet stage, Vemar still has plenty to offer. With several great graphics and styles we’re sure you’ll go home happy if you choose to purchase a Vemar Motorcycle Helmet.

    Vemar Jiano Bluetooth Helmet - Silver

    Vemar Jiano Bluetooth Helmet - Silver

    Alternate View of Vemar Jiano - Silver

    Alternate View of Vemar Jiano - Silver

    The Vemar Jiano Bluetooth Helmet, as pictured above, is available in Silver, Black and White. The Vemar Jiano Bluetooth Features include:

    • Compatible with your cell phone, GPS, MP3 etc.
    • Stereo speakers
    • Operates up to ten hours on a charge
    • Five (5) year warranty from manufacturing date. This is equal to the full usable life of the helmet
    • DOT certified
    • Mid-oval shell shape offers a more generous fit front to back and more snug fit ear to ear
    • Exterior shell is constructed of ultra light thermoplastic material and is aerodynamically shaped for ease of cutting through the air with less buffeting and wind noise, thus lessening the stress on the rider’s neck muscles after a long ride
    • The Jiano’s face cover lock mechanism exceeds expectations for safety and convenience. The face cover lock utilizes metal pins and hooks, making it extremely resistant to opening in the event of an accident. At the same time, the recessed actuation button is easy to use even with one gloved hand.
    • An anti-fog, non-scratch 2.2mm thick outer quick release clear shield is standard. Two anti-fog, non-scratch 2.2mm thick outer quick release clear shields are included with each helmet
    • A sleek dark tint interior shield can be moved into position at the rider’s discretion via an easy to access lever on the exterior left side of the helmet. Interior shield can be used even with the chin bar rotated upward
    • Double density high impact inner shell
    • Removable and washable ultra plush non-deformable high density expanded polyurethane inner liner
    • Padded chin strap with a micro adjustable closure buckle for fantastic comfort, easy operation and maximum safety
    • Removable breath deflector in the chin piece. A fine screen in chin vent for insect protection
    • A medium Jiano Bluetooth helmet weighs only 4.1 pounds
    • Features the exclusive Vemar Klima adjustable full ventilation system
    • Every Vemar helmet comes with a high quality helmet bag and a detailed user guide

    The Vemar Jiano is also available without Bluetooth features. The colors available are Black, Silver, and White. The only Vemar Jiano Graphic at this time is the Escape, available in Matte Graphite and Matte Silver. Vemar Full Face Helmets are also available in several other great models with a wide variety of graphics to choose from.

    Vemar Off Road motorcycle helmets are available in the VRX-5 and the VRX-7 models in both solids and graphics. The only bluetooth compatible Off Road Vemar helmet is the VRX-5 Predator Graphic in Silver.

    Vemar VRX-5 Bluetooth Helmet - Predator Silver

    Vemar VRX-5 Bluetooth Helmet - Predator Silver

    The Vemar VRX-5 Bluetooth Predator has the following helmet features:

    • The VRX5 Predator Bluetooth Helmet comes fully equipped-no assembly required
    • Compatible with your cell phone, GPS, etc
    • Easy to operate, even with gloves on
    • Can be connected to MP3s but is not intended to be a high quality music sound system
    • Engineered in Italy to the motorcyclist specific EC standard
    • Five (5) year warranty from manufacturing date, which equates to the full usable life of the helmet
    • DOT and EC certified
    • The VRX5 features a round shell shape which offers a more generous fit ear to ear and snugger fit front to back
    • The exterior shell is constructed of a lightweight yet incredibly strong carbon fiber – aramidic – fiberglass blend
    • Two sizes of outer shells cover the 6 helmet sizes for the ultimate in a light weight yet proportional fit
    • The VRX5 comes equipped with a high impact inner shell with molded in air channels
    • Removable and washable ultra plush non-deformable high density expanded polyurethane cheek pads
    • Inner liner is manufactured from a technical fiber that provides life-long treatment against odor, fungus and bacteria, and extraordinary wicking capabilities that result in enhanced rider comfort.
    • Padded chin strap with double D-ring closure system
    • A medium VRX5 helmet weighs only 1430 grams or 3.1 pounds
    • An adjustable visor with a wide range of motion
    • Flexible breath deflector in the chin piece
    • A fine screen is in the chin vent for extra roost protection
    • Features the exclusive “Vemar Klima” full ventilation system
    • Superbly detailed, high pixel count, multi color and affect graphics
    • Every Vemar helmet comes with a high quality helmet bag and a detailed user guide

    This helmet is also available without bluetooth.

    Don’t worry! This is only the beginning of Vemar! Check out our website for more Full Face and Off Road Vemar solid and graphic motorcycle helmets!

    HJC Symax II Motorcycle Helmet

    Join the Flip-up Helmet craze — Check out the featured Symax II motorcycle helmet. Looking for a full face helmet with the perks of an open face helmet? Why not have the comfort and protection of a full face helmet but enjoy the breath-ability and openness of a open face helmet? In case you haven’t heard… you can enjoy both the features of a full face and an open face all in one motorcycle helmet.
    Symax II Helmets are a great way to get a motorcycle helmet with great versatility. With one quick push of a button your full face helmet can change offer the convenience of an open face helmet. Perfect for the street rider who wants to chat with a friend without taking off his/her helmet. Don’t want to change to an open face? Just flip up the shield. Whatever your style or mood, Symax II is the perfect motorcycle helmet for any riding situation.
    HJC Symax II Helmet - Anthracite

    HJC Symax II Helmet - Anthracite

    The Symax II Helmets are available in solid colors from Helmet City including: Anthracite, Black, Candy Red, Pearl White, Silver, White, and Wine Berry.

    Symax II motorcycle helmets feature:

    • Advanced Fiberglass Shell with Adjustable Polycarbonate Chin Bar: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
    • One-Touch Patent Pending Integrated SunShield: Smoke-tinted SunShield deploys quickly and easily.
    • Single-button Chin Bar/Faceshield Release: Open with one hand even with gloves on*.
    • “ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out.
    • SilverCool™ Interior: Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced silver anti-bacterial fabric. Crown and cheek pads are removable and washable.
    • Optically Superior Faceshield: 95% UV protection.
    • Shield Replacement System: Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation.
    • DOT Approved
    • SIZES: XS-XXL
    HJC Symax II Helmet - White

    HJC Symax II Helmet - White

    Symax II Motorcycle Helmets include a sun visor to provide sun protection in the open face position as well as the full face position. HJC also makes the CL-Max helmet that features a flip-up option of changing between open and full face position.

    Intrested in other helmets that feature flip-up capability? Check out the Shoei Multitec, Nolan N-103, HJC Snowmobile CL-Max, and the HJC CL-Max motorcycle helmet.