THE MOTOCROSS HELMET
Simpson Cruiser is one of the nicest and most
stylish 3/4 helmets we’ve experienced. It’s also
one of the only to meet the Snell’s latest and
most stringent safety standards. The Snell SA
2015-approved 3/4 helmet can be used in most
any racing organization and is available in black
The other super-double, throw-me-down, Snell SA 2015-rated 3/4
helmet we love is the Bell Sport Mag and Mag 1 Rally. Both come
ready for neck- and head-restraint use with M6 Terminal hardware.
These two lids look to be very similar, except the Mag 1 Rally comes
with a pre-installed, high-quality intercom system with boom microphone and ultra-thin speakers.
Price: $459, Mag 1 Rally; $289, Sport Mag
BELL SPORT MAG THREE QUARTER
There are a million motocross helmets that will fit the
UTV bill when combined with a good pair of MX goggles.
A decent DOT MX helmet can be found just about anywhere from just under a 100 bucks to the $600–$700
range for a new Shoei or Arai. Fly Racing has multiple
offerings that are lightweight, look great and filled with
high-end features, all brought to the consumer in the
entry-level to mid-level price point.
The Fly Kinetic and Elite helmets start around $110 with
great-looking graphics, a polymer shell, dual density EPS
liner, and a removable and washable interior.
Fly jumps into the midrange category at $200 for the
Toxin Resin helmet, meeting both ECE and DOT standards
and integrating MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection
System). MIPS uses a low-friction layer as a brain-protection
system, reducing rotational motion that is transferred to the
brain from an angled impact.
Price: Fly Kinetic, $110; Fly Toxin Resin with MIPS, $199