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Best Helmet Brands In India: Top 20 Helmet Company List

In this article, you will learn about the Best Helmet Brands available in India along with their prices, features and other details. Give this a read to help you select which is the best helmet for you.


Buying a helmet is for some, a fashion accessory, for others a real necessity. And while shopping for best helmets, you’ll see a wide variety of shell shapes, materials, graphics and several helmet ratings. For very good reason, because in a crash, the structural integrity and design of your helmet will decide if you walk away alive. You may have poured over hundreds of motorcycle reviews trying to figure out which one to buy next, but have you decided which helmet to purchase? If not, here’s a list of some top helmet brands you should consider

Why should you always wear a helmet?

Many people tend to avoid wearing a helmet for some or the other reason. However, they are just inviting more risk while driving. There’s no certainty on roads, and there are a few haphazard drivers who always drive rashly. A good helmet ensures that in case any mishap occurs with your two-wheeler, your head is protected and you stay safe. The hamlet reduces the risk of serious brain and head injuries if there’s any collision or impact. During summers, the helmet also acts as a layer of protection from the sun for your head. 

Here are the best helmet brands that you should consider before buying:


1.  Vega Helmet Brand


vega bike helmet


Vega makes some of the cheapest helmets on sale. The Karnataka-based company was founded in 1982, and thanks to its wide product range, is one of the largest-selling helmet makers in India. The company has expanded its product offerings over the years, and as of today, also sells accessories like motocross goggles, side boxes and scarves. The pricing is quite budget-friendly.

Vega helmets can cost between INR 1,000 and INR 3,000.


2. Steelbird Helmet Brand




Steelbird products are considered robust, reliable and cost-efficient. They were the ones behind the classic golf-ball-shaped ‘bieffe’ helmets we see a lot of seniors wear today. The brand has four product lines – Steelbird, Steelbird Air, Ares and Ignyte. Steelbird is the base brand and makes affordable helmets of half-face, full-face and modular design. Steelbird Air helmets feature a sharp, aerodynamic design aimed at youngsters. The Ares helmets look identical to more rounded, sharp-chin designs from American and European brands. Ignyte is a range of motorcycle riding gear.

Prices for all helmets range from between INR 1,000 and INR 4,000. They also offer helmets with hands-free microphones.


3. Studds Helmet Brand


steelbird Studds helmet


Studds is one of the oldest motorcycle helmet manufacturers in India. Did you know that this company sells helmets in over thirty-five countries? They have two product lines – the base Studds and the more premium SMK. Studds helmets can be bought in half-face, full-face and flip-up designs. Out of these, the most popular is the Shifter, which for INR 2,000 onwards, comes with a lot of features like a comfort liner, an inner sun visor and up to five chin vents. Other products in the Studds range vary from between INR 850 and INR 2,165. Studds helmets are on the heavier side, though.


4. Royal Enfield Helmet Brand


Royal-Enfield helmet


Royal Enfield also sells a range of motorcycle accessories alongside its two-wheelers. The helmets, while neither as expensive nor heavy as their motorcycle brethren, look quite cool nonetheless. The designs are pretty standard, but with one key difference — a thicker inner layer that includes an additional foam shell. The extra foam makes the helmet look ungainly, but it pays off in terms of thermal insulation and impact absorption. Plus, all RE helmets are all-weather, unisex helmets.

Prices start from INR 1800 and go all the way to INR 8000. Did you know that RE also makes carbon fibre helmets?


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5. SMK Helmet Brand




SMK helmets are actually a premium line of headgear manufactured by Studds, the third in the ‘big three’ of Indian helmet manufacturers after Vega and Steelbird. SMK helmets are slightly more expensive — they start from INR 4,000 and go all the way to INR 10,000. The best thing about SMK lids is that they are all ECE-certified. Along with attractive graphics, SMK helmets also come with pin-lock visors, in-helmet sun shades, lockable air-vents, comfort padding, and an aerodynamic shape. If used well, SMKs should last you at least three years.


6. LS2 Helmet Brand


LS2 helmet


Buying an LS2 helmet is actually quite a challenge because the helmet market is full of duplicates. This just goes to show how popular the brand is in India. LS2 has been around for quite some time, and over the years, the company has created an impressive record of making tough, comfortable and safe helmets. Users have lauded the comfortable liners, the easy-to-operate locking mechanisms and the build quality of LS2. The biggest pain that still remains is to differentiate between an original and a fake. LS2 also makes motorcycle apparel, by the way, and has started setting up a number of authorised outlets.


7. THH Helmet Brand


THH helmet


THH is a Taiwanese helmet manufacturer. THH Helmets are nice, rounded and quite comfortable. A big reason why THH helmets didn’t sell well initially because when the company launched in India, one could only buy them online. But now, THH helmets can be purchased at most motorcycle riding gear stores. THH helmets, as we said earlier, feature a smaller, more rounded shell, which makes it easy to store and lighter than most other helmets in the same price range. Users take pride in the build quality and long life of THH helmets.

A typical THH helmet will cost you INR 2,500 onwards — but it’s money well-spent. At this price range, THH is one of the safest helmet brands you can purchase.


8. MT Helmet Brand




With MT, you will be entering the world of premium helmets. MT helmets start from INR 4,000 and go all the way up to INR 23,000. The helmets are made from a variety of products, from energy-absorbent thermoplastic to carbon-composites. MT helmets have a large frontal area and a reinforced chin, lending it a sharp, oval, rakish look quite identical to most racing helmets. The helmets are made in Spain and have been used widely in all kinds of motorsports events all over the world. All MT helmets are ECE/DOT rated, and at this price range, these are the only dual-ratings you should be looking at. Users have praised the build quality and comfort levels of MT products. You may experience some wind noise at speeds above 100 kph but be warned — MT helmets are not track-certified. If possible, go for an MT helmet with a double-D ring — they are safer. Some helmets also come with the SHARP rating, and that’s a serious piece of kit, right there.


9. Sol Helmet Brand


SOL bike helmet


Sol, also called G-Max, is an American helmet brand that you’ve probably never heard about. Because if you did, you’d think of it as one of the best lids on sale right now. The price band is quite narrow — between INR 6000 and INR 7000. Sol helmets feature good all-round visibility, DOT-approved design, attractive colour schemes and have been reported as extremely safe. The helmets have 19 air-vents and the inner liner is made from cotton, which is perfect for India’s humid weather. The helmets feature an optically-corrected visor that reduces glare, whether day or night. Sol helmets, if maintained well, can last for years, thanks to the water-based paint that does not fade. The shell-size of all helmets is the same, only the cheek-pad thickness differs. So, if your helmet gets loose around the cheeks, simply swap out the pads. 


10. Axor Helmet Brand




Axor is to Vega what SMK is to Studds. The Axor product catalogue is focused on offering racing-inspired helmets on a budget. As a result, most of their helmets follow a rounded shape, with a wider front end and a cropped chin. The helmets come with ECE 22.05 and DOT certifications. Axor helmets feature a lock strap and can be purchased with anti-fog inserts. Their Apex series is the first of its kind in India to come with a removable rear spoiler — that’s MotoGP-level stuff.

Thankfully, the prices are more down-to-earth, with the cheapest one going for INR 4,000 and the costliest one at INR 6,000. 


11. Fastrack Helmet


fastrack bike helmet


India’s leading sports accessories brand, Fastrack develop helmets for everyday drivers and adventurers. The brand provides both full-face and open-face helmets. They are made of optical grade polycarbonate material, which makes them scratch resistant. Fastrack helmets have high-quality cheek pads that don’t lead to sweat or discomfort while wearing. The material protects the face in case of any impact.

The price range of Fastrack helmets ranges from INR 2,500 to INR 4,500, depending on the variant you choose.


12. Aerostar Helmet




Aerostar is a helmet brand wholly owned by Delhi-based SAI Group. This brand is perfect for those average Indian consumers who don’t wish to splurge a large sum of money on a helmet. The entire range of Aerostar helmets is priced between Rs 600 to Rs 2,000 (approx), thus making them very accessible for budget-oriented buyers. While they don’t look as fancy as other helmets in this list, the fact that all of them are ISI-certified makes them decent options to go.

13. HJC Helmet




One of the most celebrated helmet brands from North America, HJC has had a rich legacy of making sporty helmets for the last 45 years. Currently, a leading helmet brand from the USA, the HJC has helmets available in mid-range and premium helmets, with a price range of Rs 7,000 to Rs 45,000 (approx) on sale in India. All of the helmets from HJC are manufactured in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel testing facility, that is owned by HJC. In the past, HJC has had an association with Marvel to produce Star Wars-branded helmets.

14. Shoei Helmet




A brand dating back to 1959, Shoei is internationally preferred for its premium built, top-notch specs and starry appeal. The helmets of Shoei belong to the higher price band, which span between Rs 35,000 to Rs 1 lakh (approx). Shoei is famous globally for using elements like carbon fibre, Kevlar and dual liners for the first time in a helmet. This premium stature of Shoei has earned commendable recognition from premium superbike owners of India.

15. Gliders Helmet




The sub-brand under the umbrella of India-based T.P. Industries, Gliders is another budget-friendly brand of helmets. The Indian brand has managed to bring in style and praiseworthy visual appeal at very accessible price points. The brand offers helmets in the range of Rs 7,000 to Rs 2,500 (approx), all looking fashionable enough to show no signs of cost-cutting. One of the most famous helmets from Gliders is the Axxis flip-up helmet.

16. AGV Helmet




If you are a fan of legend Valentino Rossi, you must be wholly aware of AGV helmets. The tried and tested helmet brand from MotoGP circuits is a recognized name among premium helmets. In India, AGV is positioned as an expensive brand for helmets with its complete range priced between Rs 15,000 to Rs 1.35 lakh (approx), with the priciest helmets being the same carbon fibre made units used in MotoGP races.

17. Aaron Helmet




Another India-based helmet brand having its roots in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, Aaron might not be a hugely popular and well-known brand compared to others here. However, the brand is in existence in the Indian market since 2008, with its manufacturing plant capable of making a million helmets in a year.

The range of Aaron comprises decently styled open-face, full-face and motocross priced between Rs 800 to Rs 2,500 (approx).

18. Bell Helmet




Primarily a maker of dirt bike and motocross helmets, Bell has been in the international markets since 1954. Bell Helmets is positioned as a premium brand of helmets, targeted at sportbike owners who want good wind protection at higher speeds and a solid build to take on the hardest of the beating. In India, Bell Helmets are sold via the imported route, with its complete range of helmets priced between Rs 9,000 to Rs 30,000 (approx).

19. Arai Helmet




One of the most popular and premium helmet brands in the world, Arai is primarily preferred by many seasoned motorcycle riders, including the participants of the much-acclaimed Isle of Man TT. The Japan-based brand has a rich heritage of making protective headgear in the World War II era, before venturing into the motorcycle helmet manufacturing business in 1952.

Arai helmets are meant for those who don’t shy from shelling out money on quality headgear, with its range having helmets from Rs 30,000 to Rs 3 lakh (approx).

20. Shark Helmet




Founded in 1986, Shark is a France-based helmet manufacturer which is a prominent name in the super-premium segment of protective headgear. With a price range between Rs 30,000 to Rs 9 lakh (approx), Shark is a maker of some of the world’s most premium and expensive helmets which money can buy. The helmet brand is famous for making very unique looking helmets, one of which is the Street Dark range of full-face helmets.


Now that you know about the best helmet brands, select the one that meets your needs and also fits your budget. But, make sure that you buy one and wear it every time you ride your motorcycle.


Frequently Asked Questions : 

Q – Which is the best helmet brand in India? 

A – This will have to be decided by you as per your comfort, size or design that you prefer. But it is always recommended to go for the full-face cover with proper certification as it offers maximum protection.


Q – Is it worth buying a costly international helmet?

A –  Again, this matter is subjective. The costly helmet may have all the right certifications which make them safe and extra durable and some international brands offer technologically advanced helmets but not everyone can spend that much on a helmet. Always make your decision based on the comfort, safety, durability and technology of the helmet along with your budget.


Q – Is it ok to buy an uncertified helmet?

A – It is not advisable to do this as an ISI mark (certification) marks the helmet as safe as it meets certain quality standards. Always check the ISI mark before purchasing a helmet.


Q – What are the various types of helmets available?

A – There are a total of 6 types of helmets available. They are – Full face, Modular, Open-face, Half, Off-road, Dual-Sport or Hybrid.


Q –  How to choose a perfect size?

A – Ideally, one should pick a size according to the size and shape of their head. Most helmets in the market are differentiated for neutral, oval and round head shapes with different sizes (S, M, L, XL). 

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