Several Two-Wheeler Riders regularly seek advise regarding the correct Riding Helmets to suit their needs (Style, Quality, Price Range, Fit).  This blog is meant to assist with such queries.

THE HELMET SHOPPE reviewed a wide range of HQ Motorcycle Riding Helmets to share our opinion of Helmets that offer the best VFM (Value for Money) in varying Pricing Brackets. Products were reviewed based on Sturdiness; Finish; Styling ; Interior Quality & Fit; Visor Quality; & Pricing Vs. Overall Quality. 

The previous version of this review can be found here. Our Top-Selections in terms of holistic product quality, price, and styling include-

Rs 1,000 and Below:
  1. Studds Chrome Series (Full Face Helmets): Rs 795 onwards: Economical, Compact, Light weight, ISI approved Full-Face offering by Studds. Offers a nice snug fit and offered in high durability finishes (VFM Score 88%)
  2. Steelbird Adonis (Full Face Helmet): Rs 810 Onwards: Stylish, Light weight, ISI approved Full-Face offering by Steelbird. Offers a nice snug fit but questionable on sturdiness (VFM Score 70%)
  3. Studds Track Series (Cruise Helmets): Rs 850 Onwards: Economical, Stylish, Light weight, ISI approved Open-Face offering by Studds. Provides a decent fit and offered in high durability finishes (VFM Score 85%)
  4. Vega Cruiser (Cruise Helmet): Rs 791 Onwards: Economical, Compact, ISI approved Open-Face offering by Vega. Provides a relaxed fit and offered in a variety of designer options  (VFM Score 83%)
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Studds Chrome Elite with Reflective Visor
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Studds Track Super Graphic

 
 
In this blog we discuss the finest new Riding Gear Offerings, worth checking out this Fall. Our selections range from the finest Indian brands (Studds, Steelbird, Vega etc.) to selected International Offerings (LS2, Pro-Biker, AXO etc.).
  1. We begin with the all new LS2 FF-358. This product offers inflatable cheek padding to re-size and tailor-fit the Helmet perfectly to each user. This product also carries a dual ECE:22-05ISI certification (European Safety Certification) and the Indian ISI Certification. Pictures & More ...
  2. Next, we recommend checking out the new STUDDS NINJA 3G with Dual Visor and the all new Ninja 2G Graphic. Both products offer the excellent Studds Interiors, SR Visors, HQ ABS shells with single-button flip-up mechanisms and are recommended for city cruse-riding as well as the highway. Pictures & More...
  3. For those looking for more economical, stylish Helmets, we recommend checking out the new STUDDS CHROME Super- Graphic. This product teams international quality graphic styling with the Studds Shell, Visor & Interior quality and is priced well under Rs 1,000.
  4. Also worth considering this fall, are a nice pair of Riding Gloves & Knee Protectors. We've got the right products lined out for you- Checkout the Imported Riding Gloves by Pro-Biker with advanced joint protection and grip-enhancing lower lining. For HQ Knee and elbow protection, consider a pair of AXO Riding Gear set. Both these products are regularly available for online purchase via our E-Bay listings.
  5. Coming this Fall: Keep checking for the all new Flip-Off styling by STUDDS...


 
 
Several Two-Wheeler Riders regularly seek advise regarding the correct Riding Helmets to suit their needs (Style, Quality, Price Range, Fit).  This blog is meant to assist with such queries.

THE HELMET SHOPPE reviewed a wide range of HQ Motorcycle Riding Helmets to share our opinion of Helmets that offer the best VFM (Value for Money) in varying Pricing Brackets. Products were reviewed based on Strength; Finish; Styling ; Interior Quality & Fit; Visor Quality; & Pricing Vs. Overall Quality. For our detailed product review, please visit our PRODUCT REVIEW page.

Our Top-Selections in terms of holistic product quality, price, and styling include-

Rs 800 and below- 
  1. STUDDS CHROME (Rs 695 Onwards)-Economical, Compact, Light weight, ISI approved Full-Face offering by Studds. Offers a nice snug fit (VFM Score 88%)
  2. VEGA CRUISER (Rs 746 Onwards)-Compact, Light weight, Stylish, ISI approved Open-Face Helmet by Vega. Also available in Designer Graphic options (VFM Score 83%)

 
 
What is a Ladies Helmet? The simple answer is- a LADIES-ONLY HELMET DOES NOT EXIST...

Are female riders making a compromise by wearing standard men’s helmets? NOPE, Most Riding Gear, and specifically HELMETS ARE DESIGNED FOR UNISEX OPERATION and are perfectly suitable for both male and female riders.

What about Cap-style mini helmets often being sold as Ladies Helmets? THIS IS A JOKE. Most Cap-style Helmets offer limited protection and even the finest of these products DO NOT typically carry the IS:4151 certification (ISI). These products are as Unisex as standard Full-Face or Cruise-style Helmets.

All this said, we have experienced a pattern of choice among our Female clients. Most women seem to prefer compact looking light weight helmets. Based on these requirements, THE HELMET SHOPPE sincerely recommends FEMALE RIDERS to checkout some of these high quality product options (Checkout Product Pics in slideshow below)-


 
 
Epilogue

Following the journey "To The Dawn Lit Mountains" to explore the untamed North East of the country by our riders JACEK and JAVED, this is our final post.

The exploration could be summed up as 16 days of exotic landscapes, wild flora and fauna and not to mention- RUGGED TERRAINS. The trip was successful and we our proud of our contribution. The East is rather sparsely populated with tourists and there is a reason for the same. The landscapes, however beautiful they may be, offer a rather dangerous terrain to be riding on. Without the correct riding gear such an exploration would have been difficult to say the least. Fortunately, our riders were equipped with the best protection available...


 
 
The North-East India Experience

Continuing our story of Jacek & Javed's North-East India Adventure, we present snapshots of their travels in this post. This time, we'll let the pictures speak... More to follow.
All pictures courtesy of the Riding Team (Jacek & Javed). Official Blog at WordPress
This Adventure was Supported in part by The Helmet Shoppe 
 
 
PRELUDE

THE TRAVELLERS-
Jacek (Pronounced Yaa-sek) is a Polish National, a Management Consultant in Delhi, a freelance Journalist, and heads DilliNet (A popular Expat Network in India). Javed has his Roots from NE India; he currently works as a Software Consultant in Gurgaon. Both men are on a mission to explore some gorgeous yet least recognized sites in India...

THE MISSION-
The travellers took the train to Guwahati where their Motorcycles should have arrived by now. Next, they head for Tawang followed by Kaziranga and then Shillong – Cherrapunji,  and possibly Gangtok and Darjeeling. Overall, It will be 2000 -3000 km Motorcycle Ride across the most exotic landscapes offered by North-Eastern India.

THE MESSAGE-
As much as explorers, both Jacek and Javed are also sincere Bike Enthusiasts. Through this journey they intend to "RAISE AWARENESS AND TO PROMOTE SAFE RIDING PRACTICES." While faced with financial challenges, our travellers did not compromise on their RIDING GEAR. More on Jacek & Javed's Riding Gear coming soon...

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT-
Some gorgeous snapshots, several witty blog posts, and lots of tweets..

FOLLOW THIS ADVENTURE-
  1. The Official Blog at Wordpress
  2. Javed's Travel Page on xBhp
  3. Jacek's Photo Gallery
  4. The Twitter Page
  5. The Helmet Blog

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"Two bikers, equipped with the finest riding gear; their machines; a map; a camera; and a journey to one of the most astounding yet least recognized parts of India."

The adventure begins shortly...
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The race has begun; or one can argue that it truly started with STEELBIRD launching the BIEFFE series of products in India. The race towards producing India’s Finest International Quality Helmet…

With all due respect for “new and upcoming, international brands in India” (Read Asian), we will keep this Blog space to Established Indian Brands that offer the possibility of providing after sales service and spares to Indian buyers in the long term and do not leave them at the mercy of “technical assistance” from local vendors, when the visors become unavailable.

In the past we have taken a good look at the STUDDS SCORPION & DOWNTOWN Helmets. Now VEGA (VEGA AUTO, India) brings forward a range of Export quality offerings to the Indian market. The DOT Certified LS2 Dragon has already been establishing a strong foothold in the premium helmet segment. Now VEGA is offering its Flagship Export Helmet, the E.C.E. Certified (European Safety Certification) VEGA SHADOW. The SHADOW arguably offers a BETTER FIT than the LS2 Dragon and boasts of similar sport styling with FIERY GRAPHICS. Both products are aerodynamically designed and offer machine crafted ABS outer shells with removable interior lining, and multi-point ventilation systems.

Read more about the VEGA SHADOW in the NEW ARRIVALS section
 

Visit our store in Delhi to try out the new VEGA SHADOW or be among the first to purchase it online.

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Until a few years ago, the scorching Indian summer often forced bikers to wear ugly, ancient looking open face helmets... This is not the case anymore! This summer, top Indian Helmet Brands have a plethora of choices; high on safety, comfort, and style.

STUDDS is offering the ever-so-popular cruiser-style MARSHALL, and CUB Helmets. The CUB is now being offered in a trendy new Limited- Edition COLLEGE-LINE as well. Both these products are available under Rs 1,000/- at select dealerships across India.

Leading this Style platoon is the latest export-quality offering by STUDDS- The DOWNTOWN. The DOWNTOWN has been on back order ever since its launch this March. It has been acclaimed as the “best offering of its kind” by the initial users. The STUDDS DOWNTOWN is available, in limited quantities, for in-store and online purchases via www.thehelmetshoppe.com.

VEGA, India's other leading Helmet Brand, continues to impress with its stylish, high-quality product line. The compact, light weight VEGA CRUISER has been a market favorite among both Male and Female Bikers in recent years. In addition VEGA’s premium open-face offering, the ECLIPSE has gained a huge fan following for its dual-visor and a snug fit.

While other Helmet Brands play catch-up, these stylish offerings by STUDDS & VEGA will continue to woo Indian Bikers and make this Summer Ride SAFE & FUN. 

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