List: The Top Ten Motorcycle Helmets by Owner Satisfaction

By Seyth Miersma

May 27, 2009

#10

#10 - Bell

#9

#9 - Fulmer

#8

#8 - HJC

#7

#7 - Nolan

#6

#6 - KBC

#5

#5 - Scorpion

#4

#4 - Harley-Davidson

#3

#3 - Icon

#2

#2 - Shoei

#1

#1 - Arai

#10 #9 #8 #7 #6 #5 #4 #3 #2 #1

J.D. Power and Associates has recently completed a customer survey, which asks users which motorcycle helmets are the most satisfying. While we tend to be pretty satisfied by any helmet that keeps our brains soundly inside of our heads, The JDP folks clearly chose to dig deeper. The survey measured satisfaction based on three key factors: ventilation, face shield, and design and styling. Helmet owners were asked for ratings on eleven attributes:

  • Quietness
  • Ventilation/air flow
  • De-fogging
  • Face shield ability to keep wind out
  • Face shield ability to resist scratching
  • Ease of replacing face shield
  • Scratch resistance of shell
  • Color/graphic design
  • Weight
  • Ease of fastening strap
  • Fit and comfort
  • Head-butting (kidding)

Click through our gallery above to find out the results of the survey (and check out some sweet lids), or through the link below to read the full-fat story.