Carbon fibre never goes out of fashion. It has an appeal that almost no other material does in the world of biking and motorsport at large. Until they start making motorcycle helmets with a titanium outer shell, we think carbon fibre will always be THE coolest material you could use to produce a motorbike helmet.
In our showcase below, we’ve picked out 7 different carbon fibre motorcycle helmets, at different price points and in different styles. Here’s a full run-down of each of these great helmets:
Claimed weight: 1400g
If you struggle to get a comfortable fit with your helmet, upgrading to the Scorpion Exo-1400 Air is for you. With built-in Airfit, the cheek pads are air adjustable and have additional noise reduction for a more convenient fit. Ease your eye strain with the internal retractable sun visor without the need to change visors and stay cool with the KwikWick3 lining.
Claimed weight: 1300g
Blending the best of HJC’s racing helmet (the R-PHA 11) with touring essentials, the RPHA-70 is a top-class lid. Arguably this carbon-fibre version is even better. Featuring a large aperture, drop-down sun visor, an emergency lining removal system, double-D fastening system and a moisture-wicking lining, it’s a serious bit of kit, ideal for high-mileage riders.
Claimed weight: 1000g
This urban style carbon fibre motorcycle helmet has an edgy design and has a vintage look. The shell is specially designed to fit the skull as closely as possible while the face mask with mesh ventilation is detachable. The pull-down internal visor has internal and external anti-scratch technology and anti-fog treatment so your vision is always clear. Like other Shark helmets, this one is compatible with the Sharktooth Bluetooth communication system.
Claimed weight: 1310g
The X-lite is the carbon edition of the X-803. This full-face racing helmet is compact, lightweight and stable in the most demanding of conditions. Featuring a double-action visor lock to prevent it from opening at high speeds, it is also ultra-wide for the best possible view of your surroundings. Complete with a race-inspired breath deflector and airflow system with upper and front air intakes, there are no worries about your visor fogging up.
Claimed weight: 1570g
Defined as “the helmet for the racer with a day job” this helmet is constructed with a 3k carbon shell and Magnefusion removable magnetic cheek pads for the ultimate comfort. It’s not the lightest lid out there but this helmet features a unique aerodynamic design creating the illusion of nothing on your head at speed, due to its slippery profile. With the Cool Jade Power Mesh liner, you’ll keep cool under pressure. It also comes with a free Pinlock insert.
Claimed weight: 1250g
The Race R Pro Carbon is the latest high-end model by Shark. Made from carbon aramid fibres, this helmet has been designed for Shark’s MotoGP, WSBK and Moto2 racers. Ergonomically designed for all riders, its light, and stable for added comfort. Available in a variety of colours and designs, the Shark Race R Pro is compatible with Sharktooth Prime headsets to stay connected on your journey. It’s also RiDE magazine recommended.
Claimed weight: 1450g
The latest helmet in the Pista-GP range, this is their most protective helmet to date. With an increased vision field thanks to the introduction of class 1 optical visor, Race 3 Max Pinlock. The AGV has an updated visor locking system that can deal with any extreme conditions thrown at it. Designed with aerodynamics in mind, the Biplano rear spoiler has been tried and tested in wind-tunnel conditions to create this ultra-stable helmet. Pista GP did not stop there, this helmet is the first to feature a removable hydration system with internal channels and a drinking valve within the chin area – keeping you hydrated.
The Cheapest Carbon Fibre Motorcycle Helmet
If you’re after the cheapest carbon fibre motorcycle helmet then an open-face is the way to go. There’s less material and they’re less complicated to make.
We’ve found this Dexter Plucker Kadwell Carbon Fibre price at just £109.99. Of course, if you’re a superbike rider, it’s not going to be the lid for you but it’s great for riders of Cafe Racers, Retro riders, urban commuters or those who just like flies in their teeth.