The New Materials That Are Revolutionizing Helmet Safety Right Now

Modern helmet construction hasn't changed significantly since the adoption of styrofoam impact absorption in the 1960s. But new materials and construction methods are improving safety, in some cases absorbing 30 percent more energy than their styrofoam equivalents. And you can buy helmets made from them today. » 3/18/15 6:42pm 3/18/15 6:42pm

Formula One Takes Important Action Against Mid-Season Helmet Changes

In a bold move, Formula One has gotten straight to the cancer killing its appeal to fans and removed it before the season even starts. Starting this year, drivers will no longer be able to change their helmet designs mid-season. No longer will you, the fan, have to put up with drivers trying to express themselves. » 2/18/15 4:16pm 2/18/15 4:16pm

What Your Face Looks Like At 150 Miles Per Hour

This squid took his motorcycle up to 150 mph without a helmet or goggles or any kind of protection from the wind. Let's learn from his stupidity. » 12/22/14 2:19pm 12/22/14 2:19pm

How The Bell Super 2R Is Like Wearing Two Helmets At Once

The new Bell Super 2R modular bicycle helmet converts from a streamlined lid for the sidewalk to a full-face cage for mountain biking. Tech between the pads makes it almost like wearing one helmet on top of another. » 10/26/14 10:15am 10/26/14 10:15am

Daniel Riccardo's Helmet Design Is Definitely Luffy From One Piece

"I'll be King of the Pirates! Or win a double-points Formula One Grand Prix!" Something like that. I knew I recognized that huge toothy grin on Daniel Riccardo's helmet for Abu Dhabi somewhere. » 10/25/14 3:06pm 10/25/14 3:06pm

The Pentagon's New Super Helmet For Soldiers Sucks, For Now

After 14 years of warfare that has been pock-marked with improvised explosive devices, the Pentagon has come up with a motorcycle-like infantry helmet that is meant to protect soldiers from both shrapnel and concussive blasts. Sadly, this new technology is anything but ready for combat. » 8/27/14 1:25pm 8/27/14 1:25pm

Heads Up, Bikers: A Master Chief Motorcycle Helmet Is On Its Way

Before he let himself go, Marlon Brando was pretty much the pinnacle of American masculinity. Too bad that Halo didn't come out until a few months after the actor already finished his final role in the 2001 thriller The Score, then. Because you know what he could've used 48 years earlier on the set for The Wild One? A… » 6/25/14 4:22pm 6/25/14 4:22pm

Trying Out a 3D-Scanner That Makes Helmets Custom-Molded to Your Head

It's not hard to find a badass-looking helmet for your adrenaline-fueled hobbies. The trick is finding one that fits correctly. For decades, that's meant buying a standard (S/M/L) size lid and rearranging the padding to conform to your noggin. Recently, I got to try out a much better way. » 4/12/14 10:48am 4/12/14 10:48am

Watch a Motorcycle Helmet Become a Pinstriped Masterpiece in Minutes

Pinstriping is an old school hot rod style that's become an art form all its own. At an event hosted by Bell Helmets, we got to watch master striper Skratch crank out eye popping custom-painted motorcycle helmets with nothing more than a brush, a rock-steady hand, and a laser-precise eye. » 3/22/14 2:21pm 3/22/14 2:21pm

The Ten Coolest Racing Helmets You Can Buy

If you're going to be racing your car, you're going to need a helmet first. Whether you've got $200 or $2,000, you can get one of these lids that's not only good looking, but also approved by the authorities. » 10/18/13 11:11am 10/18/13 11:11am

What's The Coolest Helmet You Can Buy?

There's a dizzying amount of choice when it comes to buying a helmet for your auto racing/trackday hooning/burgeoning stunt driving career. Which one makes you look the most badass? » 10/17/13 11:35am 10/17/13 11:35am

How An Amazing Racing Helmet Design Is Made

How are the very best racing helmets designed? This video on American Le Mans Corvette driver Tommy Milner's pretty fantastic lid gives a full explanation. » 10/17/13 8:59am 10/17/13 8:59am

Vancouver Doesn't Want To Suck At Bike Sharing

Bike sharing is like anything else on wheels. There are always some problems at the beginning. Things break down. The economics doesn't pan out the way you think. And people often don't have the good sense to wear a helmet. » 7/22/13 12:21pm 7/22/13 12:21pm

Finally, An Actual Innovation In Helmet Technology

Motorcycle crash helmets have essentially been the same old thing since they were invented 60+ years ago - an energy absorbing chunk of styrofoam glued into a hard outer shell. Sure, some have better graphics or neato vents or whatever, but that's the basic technology. Now, a tiny company in California is bringing… » 12/07/12 10:00am 12/07/12 10:00am

Watch In Horror As A Motorcycle Racer Fishhooks Another Rider’s Head

Motorcycle racers are a hardy bunch. Here we see one fall off his bike and then get hooked on another rider's handlebars like a big mouth bass. It all ends surprisingly well. » 10/24/12 5:30pm 10/24/12 5:30pm

The 'Super Jew' Motorcycle Helmet Is For The Hebrew Hoon

There are two hours left to buy this vintage motorcycle helmet with "Super Jew" graphics both left and right. If you are a Heeb who likes to hoon, it should be perfect for you. » 8/15/12 5:30pm 8/15/12 5:30pm

Lewis Hamilton goes to Brazil in a Senna helmet

Lewis Hamilton contested the season’s last Formula One race on Sunday in this yellow-and-green helmet, which is even more Senna-esque than his regular yellow helmet. Hamilton, who is something of a Senna incarnation on his good days, is looking to end his stormy season on a roll: hot off his victory in Abu Dhabi, he… » 11/28/11 9:30am 11/28/11 9:30am

Biker Protesting Helmet Laws Dies of Head Injuries from Crash

Philip A. Contos of Parish, N.Y., died in a motorcycle crash on Saturday after losing control of his bike and going head-first over the handlebars. He was "participating in a motorcycle helmet protest ride." » 7/03/11 4:30pm 7/03/11 4:30pm

How F1 started using full-face helmets

Apart from inventing an aerodynamic device and becoming the last man to win a Grand Prix in a car of his own design, what has Dan Gurney ever done for Formula One? Why, he introduced the full-face helmet in 1968. » 2/14/11 1:00pm 2/14/11 1:00pm

How The Truth About Motorcycle Helmets Got A Journalist Fired

Dexter Ford was a three-decades-long veteran of Motorcyclist, a motorcycle enthusiast magazine, until he was fired in September. Now, recently-revealed email exchanges indicate he was canned after a motorcycle helmet story he wrote for The New York Times angered advertisers. » 7/08/10 12:15pm 7/08/10 12:15pm