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Best Low Profile DOT Half Helmets

Chaparral Motorsports
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September 4, 2018
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Last Updated: June 1, 2020

There are many considerations to make when looking at half helmets to buy. You want to think about which design will look ideal on your head shape because people with oval-shaped heads will need something different than people with rounder heads. Additionally, you always want to make sure a helmet is approved by the Department of Transportation. Generally speaking, these are some of the best DOT low profile helmets you can get.

Bell Scout Air

With extended ear coverage and a lightweight design, the Bell Scout Air is one helmet built with comfort in mind. It is made out of high-quality Tri-Matrix materials. Plus, if you want something that can provide a little more coverage when you need it, then this helmet comes with an optional face shield sold separately.

Scorpion EXO-C110

The Scorpion EXO-C110 is a bit bulkier than the Bell Scout Air, but it still has some nice touches to make for a comfortable purchase. It features crown ventilation as well as an advanced polycarbonate shell. You also get to enjoy removable communicator speaker pockets and a SpeedView folding sun visor. The finishing touch to keep you comfortable on long rides is the interior anti-microbial liner.

AFX FX-200

This is one of the lightest half helmets you will come across. It only weighs one pound and 12 ounces thanks to its construction of fiberglass reinforced plastic. The liner inside is removable, washable, and hypoallergenic. It also comes with detachable ear covers along with a D-ring retention strap. One of the best features about the AFX FX-200 is that it is available in a wide variety of color options.

GMax GM65

You will stay cool when you wear the GMax GM65 helmet on the open road. The sun shield comes with a simple design for lowering and raising, and it includes premium venting to prevent the top of your head from getting too hot. Some other features you will enjoy about this helmet include the washable interior liner and the removable neck curtain. This particular helmet will be a better fit for riders with round-shaped heads. If you want something more than just another black or flat black half helmet, the GM65 is available with multiple different graphics to choose from.

Sena Cavalry

This is arguably the most sophisticated half helmet you will come across thanks to its built-in Bluetooth capabilities. Outfitted with one of Sena's super slim motorcycle communication devices, the Sena Calvary allows you to hear directions straight from your GPS or listen to your favorite songs with ease. With this half helmet you can make or receive calls while riding and you can even use the comms device as an intercom to communicate with your passenger or other riders in your group that have compatible head sets. Even with all the advanced technology on this helmet, it still manages to be lightweight, coming in at just two pounds and six ounces. It may be a bit pricier than other helmets, but with all the features you get, it is an investment worth making.

Black Brand Cheater

If you are tired of the mushroom-head look you often get with half helmets, then you need to take a look at the Black Brand Cheater. It has one of the slimmest designs you will find out of the bunch due to its fiberglass shell. With a surface area of just about 188 inches, it is significantly smaller than many similar helmets. It also comes with a removable peak and interior liner.

HJC IS-Cruiser

The HJC IS-Cruiser comes with a built-in integrated sunshield that you can easily deploy or remove to your liking. It comes with a plush, Nylex interior that is able to wick away moisture. The chin strap is secure thanks to a nylon strap retention system that keeps the helmet firmly in place. It has a bit more of a pronounced profile on the sides, but it is available in a wide range of colors to suit your tastes.

All these half helmets and more are available at Chaparral Motorsports. Our business has been making it easy for motorcycle enthusiasts to get the helmets and accessories they need for 35 years. Visit our website Chapmoto.com if you have any questions or give us a call at 1-800-841-2960.

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