How do X-Lite helmets compare to the more expensive brands? September 21, 2018 01:55

For those who are buying a new helmet and want the best value for money

Part of the Nolan Helmet group in Italy, X-Lite has some serious names on their roster, like Chaz Davies, Marco Melandri, Casey Stoner, Remy Gardner and Danilo Petrucci.

If you are after safety, you need to be looking at the UC moniker - stands for Ultra Carbon. Whether you are looking for full race helmet or flip-up touring helmet, you have to consider X-lite – value for money. It’s constructed using, you guessed it, carbon fibre, and weighs so little.

Inside, the liner is constructed using what X-Lite calls the “Carbon Fitting Racing Experience,” which is a fancy way of saying they’ve used carbon filaments in the construction of the liner. The liner helps move more air from the front chin vent and the quad top vents around the rider’s head to keep them cool. All pads are removable and washable.

Motorcyclists represent one of the most vulnerable road user groups. Significantly, around 80% of all motorcyclist fatalities and 70% of those with serious injuries, sustain head injuries. You do your research and you’ll find all kinds of articles and magazine reviews, reseller reports on helmets. Do your homework!

SHARP is a consumer information initiative that was launched by the Department for Transport (DfT) in 2007 following research that revealed real differences in the safety performance of motorcycle helmets available in the UK. SHARP’s objective is to provide:

• clear advice on how to select a helmet that fits correctly and is comfortable, and secondly
• consumers with clear, impartial and objective information about the relative safety of motorcycle helmets available to riders in the UK (and Australia and New Zealand).

SHARP have tough criteria, but we are proud to report that X-lite helmets have been receiving high marks in the tests – consistently.