6 Vintage Motorcycle Helmets Under $150
For a brief time in my early 20s, I flirted with the idea of getting a motorcycle. Then I remembered my parents basically covered all of my bills and my mother would choke me in my sleep if I did such a thing. “I’ll kill you before that cycle does!”
While I don’t plan on getting a motorcycle anytime soon – but there’s always a mid-life crisis to plan for – there’s no reason I can’t dress like I own a two-wheeled machine. I’ll just need some cool gear and the perfect helmet. These vintage motorcycle helmets are the right place to start.
Here are six awesome vintage motorcycle helmets under $150 that are almost as badass as bikes.
1. Core Vintage Open Face Helmet
The Core Vintage open-face helmet has the look of a traditional 3/4th helmet like the ones worn in ‘Easy Rider’. The Vintage open-face helmet has 5 snaps to accommodate a flat shield and a 3-snap bubble visor is included. Made with an injection thermoplastic alloy shell finished with premium automotive paint and clear coated for additional scratch protection. Plush breathable 2-tone brushed nylon comfort interior and a double D-ring retention system. Meets and exceeds DOT FMSV218 standard. Available in sizes X-Small through X-Large.
2. Shortly Flat Street Cruiser
The classic style vintage helmet from PEDA Motors has an open face and is DOT approved. The inside is washable and it’s perfect for summer riding in high temperatures.
3. LS2 Kurt Military Bobber Motorcycle Helmet
Want vintage? Want the minimum? The LS2 Kurt offers what you want in an open face, bobber style motorcycle helmet, and nothing more. Vintage style. Skinny, low profile look. All-day comfortable plush interior. DOT approved quick release strap for easy on, easy off. Comes with a removable 3-snap sun peak making it easy to add the accessories you want to add. For safety sake, the shell is high quality fiberglass. The Kurt makes it easy to get on your bike and ride. Meets or exceeds DOT standards.
4. Vega X380 Helmet with Bombs Away Graphics
Vega Helmets X-380 is an open face helmet with a classic look. A plush, absorbent Wick-Dri anti-microbial fabric interior liner provides exceptional comfort and is removable, washable and designed to be a custom fit within the shell configurations. Comes standard with a 3-snap shorty visor; optional 3-snap visors, 3-snap flip shields and 3-snap shorty shields are available. The X-380 is offered in solid colors and graphics, and sizing from X-Small – XX-Large. Vega products are backed by a five year manufacturer defect warranty; the warranty excludes wear and tear, any end-user modification, improper use or abuse, and/or crash damage.
5. Biltwell Bonanza Le Racer Helmet
This lean, light and comfortable lid boasts several hand-painted finishes available in a helmet that meets or exceeds US DOT standards. The Bonanza’s interior features a custom-shaped EPS safety shell and a removable hand-stitched liner with moisture wicking brushed Lycra panels and open-cell foam padding for breathability and comfort. The rugged nylon neck strap features plated steel D-rings and a snap strap end retainer with Biltwell anvil branding.
6. TORC (T50 Route 66) 3/4 Helmet with ‘Rebel Star’ Graphic
You’re a core rider. You want as little between you and the experience as you can get. The TORC T50 is your helmet. Classic, super-slim, open-face design with retro paint and custom graphics. The T50 comes with a removable ultra-suede liner that looks and feels like real leather, but wicks moisture and wears like the technical fabric it is.