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The Best Cheap Motorcycle Helmet Deals for October 2020

If you ride a motorcycle, the single best protection you can buy is a good helmet. You can go all-out with carbon fiber and the latest racing lid, go for it, but there are loads of cheap motorcycle helmets available. We rounded up the best motorcycle helmet deals available today for various types of riders. Below, we also included some useful advice on how to choose a motorcycle helmet.

Today’s Best Cheap Motorcycle Helmet Deals

  • Fuel Helmets SH-HHGL17 Adult Deluxe Shorty Motorcycle Half Helmet$33, was $45
  • WOW Full-Face Motorcycle Helmet$50, was $80
  • 1Storm Full Face Motorcycle Helmet$60, was $70
  • Galaxyman Full Face Motorcycle Helmet$63 with coupon on product page, was $70
  • 1Storm Dual Sport Helmet Motorcycle$75, was $80
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1Storm Dual Sport Helmet Motorcycle

$75 $80
DOT-approved 1Storm dual sport motorcycle helmet for off road and motocross riding. Multiple colors and sizes. removable shields and removable and washable interior lining.
Coupon for 10% off
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Galaxyman Full Face Motorcycle Helmet

$63 $70
Full-face, DOT-approved helmet with air vents and removable, washable liner. Included helmet bag.
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1Storm Full Face Motorcycle Helmet

$60 $70
DOT-approved ultra light weight shell with 3-level ventilation. Removable and washable liner.
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Bell Recon Open-Face Motorcycle Helmet

$128 $160
Bell Recon open-face helmet has three shell sizes. DOT approved with comms wire routing, removable ear covers, and washable interior. Multiple colors and sizes.
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WOW Full-Face Motorcycle Helmet

$50 $80
DOT-approved full-face helmet. Removable and washable interior . Multiple colors available.
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Bell Pit Boss Open-Face Motorcycle Helmet

$115 $130
DOT-approved Bell Pit Boss with Honor Matte design in Titanium. Adjustable fit, internal sun shade, and detachable neck curtain. Size Large
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AHR DOT Full Face Motorcycle Helmet

$59 $68
Whether you're cruising on the highway or participating in motor sports, this AHR helmet will offer protection and great ventilation while you ride your motorcycle.
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Core Helmets Deluxe Half Helmet

$42 $46
Half helmet with visor and detachable neck curtain. Meets DOT standard. Available in multiple colors.
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ILM Full Face Motorcycle Helmet

$60 $79
Full-face motorcycle helmet with quick-release chin strap and removable inner liner. Two visors inluded (clear and smoked) plus a removable neck scarf for winter.
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Westt Cross Dirt Bike Helmet

$90 $100
With this smart helmet, you can connect your smartphone via bluetooth to record medical data during your ride. It also comes with an anti-scratch dual visor to protect you from dust and other debris.
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Fuel Helmets SH-HHGL17 Adult Deluxe Shorty DOT Approved Motorcycle Half Helmet

$36 $45
Adult DOT-approved motorcycle half helmet. UV clear-coat paint protects glossy black finish. Lightweight shell, with mesh forehead layer.
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X4 F98 Full Face Motorcycle Helmet

$49 $149
DOT-approved X4 full-face motorcycle helmet with clear and dark tinted sheilds. Air vents, removable and washable liner, reinforced chin strap, and Double D-ring buckle.
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LS2 Helmets Full Face Stream Street Helmet

$113 $130
LS2 full-face Stream helmet has dual clear and tinted screens, a quick-release chin strap release, and quick release face shield. DOT and ECE approved plus it meets California CARB standards.

How to Choose a Motorcycle Helmet

Because your noggin’s pretty important, don’t buy a motorcycle helmet on price alone. There are plenty of good deals available, but at a minimum, you want the protection and security of a helmet that’s Department of Transportation (DOT) approved — anything else is a toy and not capable of protecting your skull or worthy of your dollars.

Motorcycle helmet standards, approvals, and certifications

In the U.S., there are two helmet safety standards to consider: D.O.T. and Snell. Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) FMVSS1218 is the minimum standard required to sell a helmet for use on street motorcycles in the U.S. Manufacturers certify that their helmets meet the D.O.T. standard on their own. The tests include impact, penetration, strap strength, and peripheral vision range.

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Snell Memorial Foundation approval, or Snell, requires additional tests. Snell approval isn’t required for helmets sold in the U.S., and a helmet with both D.O.T. and Snell approvals isn’t necessarily safer than one with D.O.T. only. However, f you want a helmet design that has passed independent testing rather than relying only on the manufacturer, buying a helmet with both approvals is a good idea.

Purpose

Different types of riding and riders need different helmets. There are helmets designed specifically for motocross bikes, off-road scramblers, sportbikes, touring bikes, cruisers, and smaller bikes including scooters, mopeds, and many more variations.

Style

Helmet style includes personal preference (Do you like the way it looks?) and structural design. Open face, 3/4, full-face, and modular styles all have their adherents. A good full-face helmet protects your face as well as your head. If you’re not sure if face protection matters that much, consider what it would feel like and what could happen if you ran into a June bug at 50 miles an hour during a summer evening ride. If you don’t have a full-face helmet or at least a face shield, just remember to keep your mouth shut when you ride, especially in the early evening.

Visibility

Dark-tinted face shields may look cool or menacing, depending on who’s looking, but test before you buy an extra-dark face shield because you don’t want to impede visibility.

Ventilation

Most newer full-face helmets have one or more ventilation channels, usually with slide controls to keep the air out when the weather is cold. If you have any chance to try a helmet before buying, check that the ventilation actually helps. If you’re not sure, look around for buyer testimonials.

Comms

Touring bikes often serve as two-wheel infotainment and communications centers. If you’ll be wearing a full helmet and want to be able to take calls, stream audio, and chat with others on your ride, consider buying a helmet that accommodates communications electronics such as those made by Sena or Cardo.

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