20 COOL RETRO HELMETS FOR VINTAGE INSPIRED STYLE

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Caferacer Style 2019

A safe and comfortable helmet is one of the most important pieces of equipment when driving a motorbike. However, if you’re riding a cool motorcycle, say a mean caferacer, a custom Harley, a retro scrambler, a vintage bobber, it would be a style-travesty to be seen wearing an out of place ultra-modern looking helmet.

The most important reason to wear a helmet is of cause that it protects your sweet little head from an unexpected encounter with the tarmac, the grille of a truck, a tree or actually just about anything more rigid than the human skull.

The second most important thing is that your helmet should look really damned cool. Find the right helmet to match you and your bike and it will just add coolness. In fact, with the right helmet NOT wearing it actually looks stupid (and it really is stupid you know!).

Below is a list of some of our favourite motorcycle helmets available in Europe inspired by that cool retro vintage style. (Located in the US – no worries – check our favourite US motorcycle helmets here)


1. GULF DRIVER HELMET

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

Stylistic helmet with a short visor in the traditional Gulf colors! Safe and stable, this European helmet corresponds to ECE 2205 safety standards. Available in the sizes M, L and XL. Great cognac colored interior made with various materials like mesh, leather and nylon. Limited Edition and thus a true collectors items.

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2. BELL Bullitt Command

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

Inspired by the very first Bell Star helmet, the Bullitt is a modern take on the original. Featuring an exceptional fit and ultra-high quality details, the Bullitt is the perfect helmet for riders looking for a vintage look with full-face protection. No matter what, how, or where you ride, the Bullitt is in a class by its self. Specifications include low-profile, lightweight composite shell construction. Magnefusion shield closure system with leather D-ring pull tab. Genuine leather, removable and washable, anti-bacterial interior and integrated speaker pockets. Weight only 1470 gram. Certification – ECE 22.05.

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3. AGV Legends X70 Retro Open Face

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

The AGV X70 brings to mind the glory days of motorcycle racing and the AGV produced jet helmets of the 50’s. AGV has kept the classic styling, but has updated just about everything else. An ACF fiberglass shell houses a high quality EPS liner and a super comfortable eco-leather and smooth fabric interior. The removable and washable liner means you’ll be able to keep both your helmet and your look super fresh. EN 22/05 Certified.

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4. BELL Custom 500 Pulse Deluxe Open Face Motorcycle Helmet

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

Bell Helmets was born in the 1950s California hot rod and racing scene and their products are just super cool and built to be used. The Custom 500 is the epitome of a classic 3/4 helmet. With 5 shell sizes the Custom 500 is sure to give the rider a personalized fit regardless of where you are on the size chart. The quilted, contrast-stitched, plush interior is wrapped in a fiberglass composite shell. Fit and finish are impeccable, and with dozens of shield and visor accessories available, the ability to personalize yours are endless. Meets or exceeds DOT and ECE certifications.

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5. Soxon SP-325 Urban Open Face Helmet, ECE Visor Leather Design

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

The SP-325 Urban Jet-Helm of the brand Soxon Germany combines certified ECE protection with classy design and quality fashioning. The thermal polymer shell provides reliable protection and enables an exceptionally low weight, which improves comfort noticeably. The scratch-resistant wind visor offers optimal protection against dust, bugs and weather. The optical emphasis is on the exclusive leather design, which has no equal. The inner lining is partially removable and washable, it offers a very pleasant feel thanks to its three-dimensional head shape. The helmet also features a click-n-secure closure, that can be used with a single hand, thus it can be opened and closed easily with and without gloves, an original Soxon Ger­many fabric carrying case and weighs only 1050 grams.

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6. Bell Street 2015 Custom 500 Helmet, Retro Blue

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

The Custom 500 is the epitome of a classic 3/4 helmet. With 5 shell sizes the Custom 500 is sure to give the rider a personalized fit regardless of where you are on the size chart. The quilted, contrast-stitched, plush interior is wrapped in a fiberglass composite shell. Fit and finish are impeccable, and with dozens of shield and visor accessories available, the ability to personalize yours are endless. Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper
Rear Leather Goggle Strap Holder. Meets or exceeds DOT and ECE certifications.

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7. Armor AV-63 Italy Creme Open Face Helmet

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

The AV-63 Jet-Helm of the brand ARMOR Helmets combines certified ECE protection with classy design and quality fashioning. The included sun visor ensures the best view even in the case of backlight. The thermal polymer shell provides reliable protection and enables an exceptionally low weight, which improves comfort noticeably. The scratch-resistant wind visor offers optimal protection against dust, bugs and weather. The inner lining is partially removable and washable, it offers a very pleasant feel thanks to its three-dimensional head shape. The helmet also features a click-n-secure closure, that can be used with a single hand, thus it can be opened and closed easily with and without gloves, an original ARMOR Helmets fabric carrying case and weighs only 1050 grams.

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8. Bell Bullitt DLX Solid Black Motorcycle Helmet

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

Bell Helmets was born in the 1950s California hot rod and racing scene and their products are just super cool and built to be used. The Bullitt is the ideal model for motorcyclists who are looking for a safe and at the same time stylish and unique helmet. 3 sizes of shells and 3 sizes of EPS for a perfect match.

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9. BELL Custom 500 Carbon Osprey Open Face Motorcycle Helmet

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

The Custom 500 is the epitome of a classic 3/4 helmet. With 5 shell sizes the Custom 500 is sure to give the rider a personalized fit regardless of where you are on the size chart. The quilted, contrast-stitched, plush interior is wrapped in a fiberglass composite shell. Fit and finish are impeccable, and with dozens of shield and visor accessories available, the ability to personalize yours are endless. Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper
Rear Leather Goggle Strap Holder. Meets or exceeds DOT and ECE certifications.

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10. Vcan V500 Open Face Motorcycle Helmet Black Jack

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

The classic Vcan V500 Black Jack Open Face Helmet is packed with premium features! Using polycarbonate construction with a three stud removable peak, the V-can Union Jack Cafe Helmet is a superb bike helmet and is excellent value for money. Polycarbonate Shell Construction, ECE 22.05 Approved and fully road legal in all European countries.

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11. BELL Custom 500 Deluxe Open Face Motorcycle Helmet

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

Bell Helmets was born in the 1950s California hot rod and racing scene and the style is cool like it was back then. The Custom 500 is the epitome of a classic 3/4 helmet. With 5 shell sizes the Custom 500 is sure to give the rider a personalized fit regardless of where you are on the size chart. The quilted, contrast-stitched, plush interior is wrapped in a fiberglass composite shell. Fit and finish are impeccable, and with dozens of shield and visor accessories available, the ability to personalize yours are endless. Meets or exceeds DOT and ECE certifications.

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12. Armor AV-47 Black Open Face Motorcycle Helmet

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

The AV-47 Jet-Helm of the brand ARMOR Helmets combines certified DOT protection with classy design and quality fashioning. The thermal polymer shell provides reliable protection and enables an exceptionally low weight, which improves comfort noticeably. The inner lining is partially removable and washable, it offers a very pleasant feel thanks to its three-dimensional head shape. The helmet also features a click-n-secure closure, that can be used with a single hand, thus it can be opened and closed easily with and without gloves, an original ARMOR Helmets fabric carrying case and weighs only 1050 grams.

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13. Vcan V500 Open Face Motorcycle Helmet Silver

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

The classic Vcan V500 Open Face Helmet is packed with premium features! Using polycarbonate construction with a three stud removable peak, the V-can Helmet is a superb bike helmet and is excellent value for money. Polycarbonate Shell Construction, ECE 22.05 Approved and fully road legal in all European countries.

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14. GULF HELMET

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

Italian Made Helmet in matt black colour, with removable visor and interieur and other parts made from italian leather. Gulf logo on both sides. Safe and stable, this European helmet corresponds to ECE 2205 safety standards. Great helmet for a small budget. Available in size M, L and XL (see size-chart in product-tab below). Great cognac colored interior made with various materials like mesh, leather and nylon. Limited Edition and therefore a true collectors items.

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15. SOXON SP-301-STAR Black Vintage Motorcycle Helmet

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

The SP-301 Star Jet-Helm of the brand Soxon Germany combines certified ECE protection with classy design and quality fashioning. The thermal polymer shell provides reliable protection and enables an exceptionally low weight, which improves comfort noticeably. The inner lining is partially removable and washable, it offers a very pleasant feel thanks to its three-dimensional head shape. The helmet also features a click-n-secure closure, that can be used with a single hand, thus it can be opened and closed easily with and without gloves, an original Soxon Ger­many fabric carrying case and weighs only 1050 grams.

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16. Viper RS-V06 Open Face Motorcycle Helmet

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

Cool Open face helmet with the classic look and Drop-down internal sun visor. Easy flip-up/down motion, Seatbelt chin fastener and the Weight is only 1200 grams. The helmet is ECE 22.05 approved.

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17. SOXON SP-301 Challenger Moto-Helmet

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

The SP-301 Jet-Helm of the brand Soxon Germany combines certified ECE protection with classy design and quality fashioning. The thermal polymer shell provides reliable protection and enables an exceptionally low weight, which improves comfort noticeably. The inner lining is partially removable and washable, it offers a very pleasant feel thanks to its three-dimensional head shape. The helmet also features a click-n-secure closure, that can be used with a single hand, thus it can be opened and closed easily with and without gloves, an original Soxon Ger­many fabric carrying case and weighs only 1050 grams.

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18. Leopard LEO-604 Open Face Motorbike Helmet

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

The Leopard LEO-604 Open Face Motorbike Helmet is ECE 22-05 approved. It has Removable Peak, High quality ABS, high density EPS, Semi removable and washable liner plus adjustable and convenient chin strap (buckle release strap). Comes complete with helmet bag.

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19. Soxon SP-325 Urban Open Face Helmet, ECE Visor Leather Design

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

The SP-325 Urban Jet-Helm of the brand Soxon Germany combines certified ECE protection with classy design and quality fashioning. The thermal polymer shell provides reliable protection and enables an exceptionally low weight, which improves comfort noticeably. The scratch-resistant wind visor offers optimal protection against dust, bugs and weather. The optical emphasis is on the exclusive leather design, which has no equal. The inner lining is partially removable and washable, it offers a very pleasant feel thanks to its three-dimensional head shape. The helmet also features a click-n-secure closure, that can be used with a single hand, thus it can be opened and closed easily with and without gloves, an original Soxon Ger­many fabric carrying case and weighs only 1050 grams.

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20. Bell Cruiser 2017 Custom 500 SE RSD 74 Black/Silver

20 Cool Motorcycle Helmets For Retro Inspired Style

We’ll end this helmet guide with a personal favourite of ours. We love all the Bell Custom 500 helmets as you might have guessed. But this one is just so cool retro styled. Back in 1954 Bell founder Roy Richter formed his first helmet out of fiberglass and named it the “500.” Bell’s Custom 500 pays homage to Richter’s original design while adding modern protective technology to bring the design up-to-date. Low-Profile Carbon Composite Shell. 5 shell and EPS liner sizes ensure a low-profile look. Genuine leather, anti-bacterial interior. Multi Density EPS liner. Integrated 5 snap pattern for aftermarket shields and visors. Padded chin strap with D-ring closure and strap keeper. Leather D-ring pull. Deluxe helmet bag included. The helmet meets DOT, ECE, AS.

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The helmets above are all available in Europe and inspired by that cool retro vintage style we love. If you are located in the US – no worries – check our favourite motorcycle helmets available in the US here)

Reasons to wear a motorcycle helmet:
Without a cool helmet you just look stupid
Reduces the risk of injuries and risk of death with respectively 69% and 42%
A helmet protects you and keeps out wind and rain
A helmet keeps you warm in the winter, reduces the risk of sunburn in the summer
Makes you easier to see for other people – especially with a helmet of bright color or reflective material
Protects you from road debris and keeps insects away from your eyes
It’s the law in many countries and states in the US and you should of course always prioritize to protect yourself

Safety standards for motorcycle helmets:
DOT: Department Of Transportation – the standard is FMVSS 218: the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard #218 – applicable for helmets sold in the U.S. for on-road use. Each manufacturer must test and self-certify models and attach DOT emblem.

ECE 22.05: Economic Commission for Europe – the standard 22.05 is a specific regulation that specifies the standards for testing. Similar to DOT in testing and labelling and accepted in 47 countries.

Snell: Snell Memorial Foundation M2010) Helmet Standard – a private non-profit organization from 1957 formed to improve helmet safety. Snell is beyond governmental standards and can help manufacturers with helmet development and prototype testing.



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