We're Proud to Present Our Brand's Hard-Earned Canstar Awards!


Shoei Helmets on Top for the Second Time!

"A helmet is one area of the motorcycle world you don't want to "cheap out" on. While you can probably save a few bucks by opting for a lesser motorcycle model than the one you dreamed of, or go to an independent mechanic and not a dealer, do you really want a cheap and cheerful helmet? All helmets in Australia must comply with a certain set of safety standards, though the standards have been opened up to allow Euro-compliant helmets into the country as well.

The majority of Aussie motorcyclists we surveyed in 2017 (53%) most recently bought a full face helmet, while around one in five (19%) bought a flip-up helmet, and just 6% bought one solely for off-road use. Helmet safety awareness is also pretty high, with 61% knowing they shouldn't wear a helmet after it has been involved in a crash.

Only 17% of respondents have ever bought a helmet online, preferring to try on and fit in-person. Technology-packed helmets are also on the rise, with 14% owning a helmet with added electronic features built into their helmet (e.g. Bluetooth). It is evident Aussie riders know a thing or two about motorcycle helmets. But which helmets are rated highest?

As far as helmet satisfaction goes, Shoei has topped our customer ratings for the second time. Shoei dominated every single research category, with five stars across the board."

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Shoei Helmets are No.1 for Aussies

"The most valuable protective piece in the motorbike world is undoubtedly the helmet. Whether you’re riding 500m or 5,000km, a helmet on a motorbike should always be worn. At any speed, too, a helmet should be your top priority, and a good quality one can quite literally come down to life and death. Beyond lifesaving protection, helmets also shield you from the elements and block out road noise.

In all circumstances you should be using a helmet bought new, rather than used. With a used helmet, you can just never know what it’s really been through. Plus, someone else’s sweaty noggin has been in there! Moreover, when you’re comparing helmet characteristics like durability, price, comfort and more, how can you be sure about which brand is the best?

Shoei dominated across most aspects of the survey criteria. The brand beat out many strong contesters, with Arai, Bell and Fox all achieving four stars overall."

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Dririder Deemed the Perfect for Fit Motorcycle Jackets

"Whether you fancy yourself as a bit of a James Dean, Casey Stoner or an Elena Myers, every rider has their own reasons for hopping on the bike. Though for many it’s more about getting from A to B or the adrenaline rush of riding something so powerful. 12 per cent of our survey respondents said that the style or look of the jacket was their primary reason for buying it. A further four per cent said they wear their jacket socially and not for riding as its primary purpose. So for a brand to do well, it has to have both form and function.

A comfortable, protective jacket should also be on the top of your priority list, and Aussie brand Dririder achieved supreme results in all categories. This is the second year running these customer satisfaction ratings for motorcycle jackets and Dririder is currently two-for-two."

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Last Updated June 2018