Best Graphic Helmets Under 500

About Our Selections

When it comes to recommending gear, we consider everything from safety certifications to ease of changing out a visor, and everything in between. To make it on this list, a helmet has to provide the best protection for its price above all else, with considerations given to ventilation, head shape, weight, and the like.

However, there is no "magic formula" that definitively says "Buy this helmet and disregard the rest." These selections are made with educated opinions, sometimes even on-head time with a review, but the best way to find which helmet works for you is to head down to your local gear shop and try a few on.

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LS2 Spitfire Bombrider

For an open face "jet helmet," it just fits the look!

Bell Custom 500 Riff

A throwback design from the early days of racing when solid stripes were the style of the day

HJC i30 Slight

A versatile open-face helmet with subdued but eye-catching graphics

ICON Airflite MIPS Omnicrux

A cool-as-hell graphic version of the newly upgrade Airflite helmet, now with MIPS protection!

Scorpion EXO-AT960 Hicks

Probably the best bang for the buck ADV helmet, just got better

Scorpion EXO Covert X Kalavera

A helmet that can transform into 3 different styles: full face, open face, and half helmet

LS2 Infinity II Special

Open Face excellence that stands out

ICON Domain

The Domain returns after 10 years with a neo-retro vibe

Scorpion EXO-R1 Air Bautista Laguna Seca

One of the best sport helmets under $500, with inspiration and design lifted straight off the EXO-R1 GP racing helmet

Bell Qualifier DLX MIPS Devil May Care

One of Bell's best selling models of years past, upgraded with MIPS, a transitions photocromatic visor, and a killer paint job