Top choices for the best cafe racer helmet in 2017
If you are a modern-day motorcyclist stuck in the 60s, then cafe racers are the machines for you. Its quite a different world out there today where everyone from Ducati, Yamaha, BMW and Triumph are bringing out their suggestions on how a modern-day cafe racer should look and feel. In the midst of this uptrend of retro- cafe racer culture, there is a vast lineup of cafe racer gear that has littered the scene. There are all sorts of retro-inspired cafe racer helmets, jackets, gloves, and boots available, while cafe-inspired undergarments and tattoos are thankfully left to one’s individual imagination.
For someone out there looking to deck themselves out as the most dapper cafe racer rider would understand that the most important part of the kit is a good looking cafe racer helmet; something that gives modern levels of protection, while being hidden under a smooth finish of vintage inspired designs. For this list, we are focusing on just that by brining forth the best cafe racer helmet in each category that exists in 2017.
Best Vintage Cafe Racer Helmet: Davida Jet
The Davida Jet helmet brings back the retro style with subtle design hints from the past. This cafe racer helmet is designed with a full leather lining while strictly adhering to European Safety Standards providing – ECE R22-05. Its composite fibre glass shell is strong yet lightweight, meaning, that one can wear the helmet for long distances without much discomfort while crouched over the handlebars. If somehow the Jet helmet isn’t right for you, Davida has a unique sizing page that would suggest you other options as well.
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Best Full Face Cafe Racer helmet: Bitwell Gringo S
The Gringo S is engineered with Bitwell’s latest injection mold technology having an ABS outer shell that features a shock-absorbing EPS liner. Bitwell has gone the extra step in providing a hand-stitched interior lining that provides a snug, premium fit. The Gringo S Cafe Racer Helmet meets DOT safety standards.
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Best Open Face Cafe Racer Helmet: Bell Custom 500
The Bell Custom 500 is the original classic cafe racer helmet. The Bell Custom 500 pays tribute the Roy Richter’s (Founder of Bell Helmets) design from 1954. Off course modern helmet protective technology has been infused in designing this helmet. The Custom 500 has successfully passed DOT and ECE certifications, which makes it one of the safest cafe racer helmets out there. The helmet features a custom-quilted liner for extra comfort along with a padded chin strap. The helmet also comes with a unique 5-year warranty that shows how much the company trusts their product not to fail.
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Best Designer Cafe Racer Helmet: MOMO FGTR Fighter Classic
Go fast while looking flash doesn’t apply to any other cafe racer helmet more than the MOMO FGTR Fighter. This one is the real deal if you wish to look trendy. It features an internal sun-visor which avoids glare on your eyes that can be operated with a simple push of a lever. The helmet gets its unique matt texture due to a rubberised coating that has been applied to the shell, giving it a stealthy, jet fighter helmet look. Like very other high-end cafe racer helmet, the MOMO FGTR Fighter ensures top-line comfort by offering a lightweight ABS construction and heat and sweat absorbing fabric on the insides.
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