Flipping New Helmets

Flip Front Motorcycle Helmets

Hello and welcome to Alex’s blog

This week I wanted to focus on the latest flip-front motorcycle helmets and P and J helmets. In a previous blog I have already discussed the definitions of these terms. For a quick recap in the helmet world after successful testing a certification label is given to each helmet.

This certification mark consists of a circle containing the letter E (for the European standard ECE 22.05) The model certification number beginning with 05 (22-05 standard) and then a letter after a hyphen: “J” if the helmet does not have a chin guard, “P” if the helmet has a protective chin guard and “NP” if the helmet has a non-protective chin guard. This new breed of flip-front helmets has both a P and a J making them legal to ride on UK roads with the visor up. Other helmets are not legal to ride with the front of the helmet up in the flipped position.

Normal flip-front helmets without this dual certification are obviously perfectly safe to ride when closed. A lot of bikers prefer to ride when closed anyway, but like the convenience of just being able to open the helmet when not riding for convenience.

As a new motorcycling season starts we have got a great range of these helmets – favoured by the tourers amongst you.

First up is the Frank Thomas FLH01 helmet. This is available in white and matt black. This is lightweight, aerodynamic, has a cool mesh liner and a removable and washable comfort lining.


Frank Thomas FLH01 Matt Black Flip Front Helmet
Frank Thomas FLH01 in Matt Black

Frank Thomas FLH01 White Flip Front Helmet
Frank Thomas FLH01 in White

The Frank Thomas DV06 Graphic motorcycle helmet is the new reincarnation of a best-selling flip-front helmet. This gives you the same (but improved) lightweight injection moulded shell with internal sun visor, removable and washable interior and adjustable chin strap but with brand new colours for 2018.


Frank Thomas DV06 Grey Graphic Flip Front Motorcycle Helmet
Frank Thomas DV06 Black Helmet

Frank Thomas DV06 Red Graphic Flip Front Motorcycle Helmet
Frank Thomas DV06 Red Helmet

Frank Thomas DV06 White Graphic Flip Front Motorcycle Helmet
Frank Thomas DV06 White Helmet

Frank Thomas DV06 Yellow Graphic Flip Front Motorcycle Helmet
Frank Thomas DV06 Yellow Helmet

Back by popular demand the GIVI X16 helmet is back in stock in three different colours. White, Titanium and Matt Black. This lightweight flip-front helmet has a removable and washable hypo-allergenic interior with dual sun visor and quick release micro-metric buckle.


GIVI X16 Black Flip Front Helmet
GIVI X16 helmet in Black

GIVI X16 Titanium Flip Front Helmet
GIVI X16 helmet in Titanium

GIVI X16 White Flip Front Helmet
GIVI X16 helmet in white

The HJC IS-Max 2 Dova graphic is a brand-new colourway for 2018 in the ever popular IS-Max 2 with three different colours. (It was such a popular helmet they made them twice!) This modular helmet is operated with a single button and has removable and washable interior, Cool airflow throughout the helmet and micro ratchet retention system.


HJC IS-Max 2 Dova Blue Helmet
HJC IS-Max 2 Dova Blue Helmet

HJC IS-Max 2 Dova Pink Helmet
HJC IS-Max 2 Dova Pink Helmet

HJC IS-Max 2 Dova Red Helmet
HJC IS-Max 2 Dova Red Helmet

The Nolan N100-5 Classic N-Com motorcycle helmet is dual homologated, so you can ride with the helmet in either open or closed position. This has Nolan’s exclusive Air-Booster technology system and comes with a Pinlock anti-fog insert and a quick release, yet highly secure retention strap.


Nolan N100-5 Classic Flat Black Flip Front Helmet
Nolan N100-5 Classic Flat Black Helmet

Nolan N100-5 Classic White Flip Front Helmet
Nolan N100-5 Classic White Helmet

The Shoei Neotec 2 motorcycle helmet is also both P and J rated meaning it can be worn legally in the open position when riding. This premium modular helmet has a dual density EPS inner shell for different impact absorption level 2 and is fitted with Pinlock’s ‘Evo’ insert and is pre-prepared for Sena’s intercom system.


Shoei Neotec 2 White Flip Front Motorcycle Helmet
Shoei Neotec 2 White Helmet

Shoei Neotec 2 Matt Black Flip Front Motorcycle Helmet
Shoei Neotec 2 Matt Black Helmet

The HJC RPHA 90 flip-front motorcycle helmet comes in a choice of two colours and has a Multicool interior, lightweight integrated Matrix construction, micro buckle closure system and even has a glasses groove!



RPHA 90 in Pearl White


RPHA 90 in Matt Black

The AGV Sport Modular motorcycle helmet is a premium flip-front made from an ultra-lightweight carbon-fibre outer shell with three shell sizes for added aerodynamics and comfort. This also has a fully washable and removable interior and a titanium double D ring retention system.


AGV Sport Carbon Black
AGV Sport Carbon Black

AGV Sport Carbon White
AGV Sport Carbon White

The Shark Evo-One 2 modular motorcycle helmet is also dual homologated making this legal to wear when flipped open. This comes with a Pinlock anti-fog Maxvision insert, integrated sun visor and removable and washable liner.

Something for every budget I think you’ll agree!

Until next time, stay safe

Alex