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We Indians are a group of people who love to ride. Whether it is for the sheer pleasure of a bike-ride or it is out of necessity for faster commuting on city streets, a bike is the answer for all our daily commuting needs as well as week-end pleasure trips. 

Needless to say, we need to ensure that our bike-riding is as safe as possible and a good quality helmet is a must-have for anyone who rides. So we put together this list of the top 10 best helmets in India. 

You can refer to this list to understand what is a good helmet and what is not so good. 

Comparison Table

Helmet Quality Certification Weight Colours Assembly Foldable Size Stain resistant Scratch proof

Steelbird Air SBA-2 Full Face Helmet with Visor

ISI certified
1.28 Kg
Iridium Blue / Matt maroon / Matt Black / Battle green etc
Not required
No
Medium, Large, Extra Large
No
No

Studds Downtown Half Helmet

Not certified
1.64 Kg
Military Green, Desert Storm, Gun Grey, Cherry Red
Not required
No
Medium, Large, Extra Large
No
Scatch resistant visor

Studds Ninja 3G SUS_N3GDVFFH_BLKXL Full Face Helmet with Double Visor​

Not certified
1.9 Kg
Black
Not required
No
Medium, Large, Extra-large
No
Scratch resistant visor

Vega Off Road Full Face Helmet​

ISI certified
2.2 Kg
Matte Black, White, Maroon, Red, Blue, Gray
Not required
No
Small, Medium, Large, Extra-large
No
Scratch resistant visor

Studds Ninja Elite Full Face Helmet with Carbon Center Strip​

ISI certified
481 g
Black
Not required
No
Medium, Large
No
No

Steelbird SBA-1 7Wings HF Dashing Full Face Helmet with Smoke Visor and Detachable Handsfree Device 

ISI certified

898 Grams

Black, White, Red

Not required

No

Medium, Large

No

Scratch resistant visor

Vega Crux CRX-B-L Flip-up Helmet​

ISI certified
1.5 Kg
Black, Red, White
Not required
No
Small, Medium, Large, Extra-large
No
No

Studds Marshall SUS_MOFH_MBLKL Open Face Helmet​

ISI certified
1.52 Kg
Red, White, Grey, Matte Black and Glossy Black
Not required
No
Medium, Large, Extra-Large
No
Scratch-resistant visor

Steelbird Helmet SBA-1 Free Live​

ISI certified
1.52 Kg
Multiple colours with designer graphics
Not required
No
Medium, Large, Extra-Large
No
Scratch-resistant visor

Vega Cruiser CR-W/P-DK-M Open Face Helmet with Peak

ISI certified
898 g
Black
Not required
No
Medium, Large
No
Scratch resistant visor

Steelbird SB 27 Style Open Face Helmet

ISI certified
1.22 Kg
Matte Green, Matte Black, Desert Brown
Not required
No
Large
No
Scratch resistant visor

Our selection criteria

  • Impact Resistance
    The most important function of a helmet is to protect the rider's head in case of sudden impact.
  • Clear view
    Helmet's design must ensure good view of the road and surroundings.
  • Good fit
    The right helmet is the one that fits well without being too tight or loose.
  • Airflow
    Maintaining airflow is important to keep the rider from sweating under the helmet, especially in warm weather.
  • Durability
    A good helmet is one which can withstand years of use.

So read on to find the best helmet in India for you

Steelbird Air SBA-2 full face helmet with visor

  • Helmet design by professional Italian designers.
  • Distinguished quality helmet with flawless performance.
  • Advanced SBA-2 technology.
  • Designed for ensuring rider safety as per international standards.
  • Helmet shell made of impact resistant ABS material to keep it tough and durable.
  • ISI certified helmet.
  • Size – 600mm.
  • Replaceable and washable inner padding for comfort wear.
  • Design incorporates proper ventilation to keep air circulating inside the helmet during long rides and hot weather conditions.
  • Longest visor in the helmet industry.
  • The visor is iridium coated and is available in 4 colors which are gold, blue, rainbow and silver.
  • Comes with both plain and irridium coated visor.
  • The visor also has a locking system to lock properly when completely down.
  • Great design
  • Matte finish colours
  • Durable 
  • Not scratch proof 

Studds Downtown Half Helmet

  • This helmet has an outer shell that is injection-moulded from engineering grade thermoplastic which ensures high impact resistance, heat resistance and rigidity.
  • Optically-true visor made of injected polycarbonate and is hard coated with silicon for scratch resistance. 
  • Visor is clear and wide for articulating multiple positions clearly. 
  • Quick release chinstrap apparatus ensures that you can easily strap it on and remove it quickly as well.
  • When newly bought, helmet might feel rather tight initially. This is normal and ensures safety. The foam requires around 10 days to adjust to a rider’s head shape.
  • Stylish design makes it suitable for riding both bikes and scooters.
  • Cool colours to pick from according to your own favourites.
  • High grade engineering thermoplastic ensures rider safety.
  • ISI Certification would have added to the trustworthiness of this helmet.

Studds Ninja 3G SUS_N3GDVFFH_BLKXL Full Face Helmet with Double Visor

  • This helmet has an outer shell that is injection-moulded from engineering grade thermoplastic which ensures high impact resistance, heat resistance and rigidity.
  • Optically true visor made from injected polycarbonate and it is also silicon hard-coated for scratch resistance properties.
  • Visor is designed to be wide to clearly articulate multiple positions and not hinder side vision.
  • Comes with concussion padding made of regulated density EPS and lined with specially treated anti allergic velveteen.
  • Comes with a second sun visor which is made from tinted polycarbonate and is silicon hard coated.
  • This helmet is provided with removable and replaceable liners.
  • Quick release chinstrap mechanism for swiftly strapping in and out.
  • Dynamic ventilation system for increased air flow providing more comfort to the rider.
  • High quality U.V. resistant polyurethene paints used for aesthetic enhancement.
  • Movable chinguard operated with single lever flip-up mechanism.
  • Spare visor available in clear, smoke tint, mirror and rainbow options.
  • Available in various unicolor options.
  • Being made of engineering grade thermoplastic, it has high impact resistance which ensures rider safety.
  • Concussion padding provdes further protection.
  •  Ventilation for airflow.
  • Scratch resistant visor.
  • Removable and replacable liners.
  • We felt the Inner visor maybe a little small, covering just a little lower than eye level, so there is light reflecting off the front panel and portion of the road ahead of the front wheel.
  • ISI certification could have added more to the trust-worthiness of the product.

Vega Off Road Full Face Helmet

  • ABS shell ensures tough body.
  • ISI certified helmet.
  • Stylish design.
  • Designed using advanced CAD technology for good fit and comfort.
  • Airflow vents from the front to the back to ensure you don’t sweat while wearing the helmet even in warm weather.
  • Detachable and washable inner padding makes it easy to clean and maintain.
  • UV clear finish coat gives surface shine.
  • Built in goggles for sun protection.
  • Scratch resistant visor.
  • Available in four sizes including small, medium, large, extra large.
  • Good fit
  • Well-designed with compact size
  • Light-weight but sturdy
  • Useful sun protection inner glasses
  • Ventilation for airflow
  • It does feel tight initially but this is due to the foam which takes time to adjust according to head size to meet safety requirements.
  • We found that the engine sound is audible inside the helmet.
  • At a higher speed, the wind enters from the front nose area and strikes your eye.

Studds Ninja Elite Full Face Helmet with Carbon Center Strip

  • This helmet has an injection-moulded outer shell made of special grade engineering thermoplastic for high-impact safety which keeps you safe on the road.
  • Comes with concussion padding made of regulated density EPS and lined with specially treated anti allergic velveteen. This provides extra protection for your head incase of a collision or a head-on crash.
  • Spare visor is provided with the helmet in clear, smoke tint, mirror and rainbow options.
  • It has a moveable chin guard with single button flip-up mechanism that you can strap in and out of in a snap.
  •  Stylish design makes it a wonderful choice across all ae-groups.
  • ISI certification ensures quality of the product.
  • Pocket friendly pricing
  • Great design
  • Concussion padding provides extra safety
  • Movable chin-guard
  • We could not find much to complain about with this helmet.

Steelbird SBA-1 7Wings HF Dashing Full Face Helmet with smoke visor and detachable handsfree device

  • Italian design.
  • ISI certified
  • ABS shell for high impact resistance.
  • High density and low density EPS used for enhancing safety with air channels.
  • Micro-metric buckle adheres to European standards.
  • Multipore breathable padding makes the inside of the helmet hygienic.
  • Neck protector for a  comfortable riding experience
  • Anti-scratch coated visor.
  • Handsfree feature for picking up calls and listening to music on your phone.
  • Handsfree feature for picking up calls and listening to music while riding.
  • Extremely light-weight.
  • Stylish design.

Not much to complain about with this helmet.

Vega Crux CRX-B-L Flip-up Helmet

  • This helmet has a leather finish shell surface making it quite stylish.
  • Rugged, tough look.
  • Well-fitting high-quality visor gives you clear vision on the road.
  • Design incorporates proper ventilation for a comfortable ride.
  • Press button for smooth functioning of flip-up bottom.
  • Helmet feels tight initially as the foam takes time to adjust according to head size and shape. This is part of the safety requirements and is good for the rider.
  • Available in sizes of small, medium, large and extra large.
  • Light weight helmet makes it easy for wearing or even when you have to carry it with you.
  • Easy to operate buckle  for swiftly snapping in and out of the helmet.
  • Great design
  • Light-weight 
  • Good option for city-riders
  • Depending on your face size, the gap between your chin and helmet’s flip-bottom (when in place ) might be rather big allowing much air to flow through it, which could make riding at high speeds difficult. (can be fixed easily by wearing a mask or monkey cap)
  • The visor also does not pack the front side of the helmet completely and this allows a lot of air to enter inside the helmet. 
  • These factors might not be conducive for highway riding. 

Steelbird Helmet SBA-1 Free Live

  • Shell made of ABS material for high impact resistance.
  • Italian design.
  • ISI certified helmet.
  • New helmets may feel tight initially. This is normal  as the foam takes around 10 days to adjust to rider’s head shape. This initial tightness also enhances the safety of your helmet.
  • Multi layer EPS of high density and low density layers for added safety with air channels.
  • Micro-metric buckle meets European standards.
  • Innovative “Air Booster” ventilation system in the helmet’s upper part is equipped with air intakes in the chin-guard, frontal & top area and two rear extractors recycling air inside the helmet.
  • Hygenic interior with multipore breathable polycarbonate padding. 
  • Neck-protector for extra comfort.
  • Coated visor is scratch resistant.
  • Quick-release visor mechanism.
  • Odourless mouth guard.
  • Wide range of designer graphics and colours.
  • Screw free lower ratchets.
  • Wide range of designer graphics and colour
  • Good quality
  • Feature-packed design
  • Extra safety features
  • We could not find much to complain about with this helmet.

Studds Marshall SUS_MOFH_MBLKL Open Face Helmet

  • Outer shell of this helmet is injection-moulded from engineering grade thermoplastic that has high impact resistance, heat resistance and rigidity all of which are great features for road safety.
  • Injection moulded polycarbonate visor is silicon hard coated for scratch resistance properties. Visor provides great optical clarity.
  • The inside is made of regulated density EPS concussion padding lined with specially treated anti allergic velveteen inner.
  • The liners are also removable and replaceable.
  • This helmet also has a quick-release chin-strap mechanism that makes it easy to strap in and out of.
  • It also has a dynamic ventilation system for improved air flow which means a zero-sweat ride for you.
  • U.V. resistant polyurethane paint for long lasting high-quality finish.
  • Available in various unicolor options.
  • Spare visors available in clear, smoke tint, mirror and rainbow options
  • Available in M, L and XL sizes.
  • Concussion padding makes it extra-safe.
  • Engineering grade thermoplastic shell provides high level of impact resistance, heat resistance and rigidity.
  • Easy to wear and remove.
  • Does not have any mechanism to lock it to the bike or scooter.

Vega Cruiser CR-W/P-DK-M Open Face Helmet with Peak

  • ABS shell makes this helmet capable of handling great impact.
  • ISI certified helmet.
  • Visor is resistant to scratches and cracks and provides the rider with a clear view.
  • The visor also has UV protection to keep your eyes safe from the harmful UV radiation of the sun.
  • Multi-density EPS liner provides extra-cushioning. 
  • The chin strap comes with an easy to use locking mechanism and ensures that the helmet stays securely in place during the time of an accident.
  • Extremely lightweight. 
  • Available in sizes: small, medium, large, extra large.
  • The helmet’s design incorporates a peak and a textured finish.
  • Good quality
  • Long-lasting
  • Light-weight
  • Budget-friendly
  • Nothing much to complain about this helmet. 

Steelbird SB 27 Style Open Face Helmet

  • ABS shell provides high impact resistance.
  • High density EPS used for added safety.
  • Anti odour feature removes any unpleasant odours from long-time wear. 
  • ISI certified helmet.
  • front side of the helmet is wide open for good view to the rider.
  • When newly bought, helmet might feel rather tight initially. This is normal and ensures safety. The foam requires around 10 days to adjust to a rider’s head shape and size.
  • Stylish optical visor with polycarbonate coating for scratch protection.
  • Multi-pore breathable padding keeps the inside of the helmet hygienic.
  • Removable neck protector attached with zip for extra comfort and safety.
  • Hair-friendly lining on the inside helps to avoid any friction and breakage to your hair.
  • Designer pivot kit makes it easy to swipe the visor up or down.
  • Anti-odour is a great feature of this helmet and ensures its long-term usability.
  • Hair-friendly lining to protect from hair-fall.

Not much to complain about.

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That completes our list of the best helmets in India. We have tried to include as many details as we found to be relevant in choosing the right helmet. Do let us know if you have any questions or doubts.