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2015 Dual-Sport Helmet Buying Guide

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2015 has been a big year for new dual sport helmets. Touratech has joined in the helmet game with their Aventuro, while the Bell, Arai, and Shoei are rolling out updates and entirely new models. Dual sport and adventure riding is alive and well and many smaller helmet manufacturers are scrambling jump on the bandwagon. 

With all of the new adventure focused helmets on the market today we decided to compile a list to help you find the perfect street and trail helmet. Take a look at the specs and price breakdown to see which lid is right for you.

Sub-$200

Bell MX-9 Adventure

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The new Bell MX-9 Adventure is an exciting new edition to the dual sport helmet market offering many features and high functionality at a very appealing price point. Tapping into Bell’s vast experience and the success of the Moto-9 off road helmet might have been the key to producing such a quality helmet at such a reasonable price. MSRP: $189.95 BellHelmets.com

-Lightweight polycarbonate shell
-Configurations: Visor and Shield, Visor and No Shield and Shield with No Visor.
-DOT and ECE certified
-Magnefusion Emergency Removal System Cheek pads
-Hand-in-glove adjustable visor
-5 year warranty
-Weight: 1450 grams/ 3.19lbs (Size Large)

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AFX-41

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The AFX-41 is a great helmet that is jam packed with features! It may not have the same pedigree as some of the other helmets on this list but what it lacks in refinement it surely makes up for in sheer utility and value. MSRP: $164.95 AFXhelmets.com

-Optically correct UV and scratch resistant face shield
-Shield can be removed for use with goggles
-17 Vents including chin, side, forehead top and rear
-Meets or exceeds ECE and DOT safety standards
-Drop down internal sun visor
-Quick release face shield with side covers for when not using the visor
-Limited lifetime warranty 
-Fit: neutral/slightly narrow 
-Weight: 1673 grams/3.69lbs (Size Large)

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Fly Trekker

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The Fly Trekker is another exciting contender in the sub $200 dual sport helmet market. It shares several similarities with the AFX FX-41/39 and it’s in the same price range. Internal shape, padding or one of a few other minute details might be the only reason you chose one over another. MSRP: $149.95 FlyRacing.com

-Unique design allows goggles to be used when shield is in the open or closed position
-Ratcheting face shield with shield lock system
-16 total vents (8 intake/ 8 exhaust)
-Side plates included for when visor is removed
-DOT and ECE approved
-Fit: Narrow/ Oval
-Weight: 1795grams/ 3.95lbs (Size Large)

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