Best Touring Motorcycle Helmets 2017

HJC CL 17 Helmet. Photo courtesy of HJC

2017 Top Touring Motorcycle Helmets


Nothing beats the feeling of the wind and road whipping past you as you feel every ounce of horsepower charge through your bike. And nothing kills that adrenaline rush faster than an accident. Sure you’ve taken on board the idea of riding motorcycles either as a hobbyist or a functional mode of transport.

But along with that new lifestyle, you should be equally adding some detailed attention to safety. Your helmet may be all that sits between you and injury. So rather than mull over which helmets out there will best serve you when you hit the road, we’ve already sorted through the top performers on the market for you.

Here are some of the best touring helmets on the market right now.

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Best Touring Helmets

The Best Motorcycle Touring Helmets

Best Touring HelmetsAvg Customer ReviewSpecs & Prices
1. Schuberth C3 Pro4.0 out of 5.0 StarsPrices | Buy Now | Specs
2. Shoei RF-12004.8 out of 5.0 StarsPrices | Buy Now | Specs
3. Nolan N445.0 out of 5.0 StarsPrices | Buy Now | Specs
4. HJC CL 174.1 out of 5.0 StarsPrices | Buy Now | Specs

Schuberth C3 Pro Motorcycle Helmet

Schuberth C3 Pro. Photo courtesy of Schuberth.

The Schuberth C3 Pro is all kinds of badass. With its flip up face and aerodynamic shape designed to meet the rigors of high speed, the C3 sits at the top of the heap of sporty touring helmets. It comes in sizes XS to 3XL fitting a head circumference of 52 to 65 cm. The inner lining has a modular design that uses Schuberth’s special Coolmax foam pad system that can be lifted out of the helmet and washed when you want.

The outer shell for its part also benefits from Schuberth tech, using a strong fibreglass-resin combination that not only protects but allows for a lighter weighted helmet. And a spoiler is integrated into the shell and antennas for radio and bluetooth reception. There is an EasyChange visor mechanism in place for ready manipulation or removal of the visor. The helmet has been tested through all manner of hardcore trials and has proven itself worthy. Other bells and whistles: excellent acoustics and is very quiet, excellent ventilation, and a ratchet lock for the adjustable chin strap. It’s DOT and ECE certified.

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Shoei RF-1200

Shoei RF-1200. Photo courtesy of Shoei.

Shoei is an American brand specializing in premium helmets. Look no further than the RF-1200 to find that one mix of everything you need in a helmet for the wide open road.

This full face helmet features four intakes and four exhaust outlets, optimizing ventilation and temperature. The shell features several layers of protection, utilizing Shoei’s “Multi-Ply Matrix AIM+ shell and Dual-Layer, Multi-Density EPS liner.”

Six layers of protection sit between you and the road here in Shoei’s lightest and strongest helmet. A dynamic fibreglass resin combination endow this light helmet with superior durability and resistance.

The CWR shield has a 3D injection-molding that allows for nearly limitless range of vision and zero distortion of view, the Pinlock EVO fog resistant system and protection against 99% of UV rays. The liner system is fully removeable and washable.

The RF-1200 comes in sizes XS to XXL. And its retail price starts at $485.

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Nolan N44

Nolan 44 Helmet. Photo courtesy of Nolan.

The Nolan N44 is a truly versatile helmet. It can be converted into 6 variations expressly conditioned for the needs of the rider. It has a full face shield  a Pinlock system with an anti fog visor and a polycarbonate shell.

Thusly it’s an extremely lightweight yet durable helmet. Its ventilation system features an intake in the front and in the chin guard with two exhausts in the rear. This modular helmet is exceptionally suited for the ever changing conditions of the road.

If you’re planning touring sport or off road, here is a helmet reasonably conditioned for all occasions.

It retails from $259.95 to $419.95.

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HJC CL 17 Helmet. Photo courtesy of HJC

The HJC CL 17 is one of the stellar helmets on the market at the moment. It boasts an advanced polycarbonate lightweight shell with a Pinlock shield. And the shield has a sidelock mechanism as well.

UV protection up to 95% is guaranteed by 3D design. It also possesses an Advanced Channelling Ventilation system keeping riders cool in both summer days and well insulated with its Super Cool Moisture-Wicking Interior during the winter ones.

It retails for about $128.

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