Top 6 Best Scorpion Helmets You Might Consider In 2020 Reviews

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Scorpion has a vast range of mainly mid-priced helmets to choose from. But, if you’re in the market for a new helmet, the level of choice can quite frankly be overwhelming. However, if you are looking in this mid-price category, you can be assured of excellent value for money and quality from any helmet in the Scorpion range.

We’ve featured the very best Scorpion helmets that we believe cover the needs of most riders, and hopefully, there will be one on the list that’s perfect for you.

So, let’s get started and take a closer look…

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Top 6 Best Scorpion Helmets In 2020 Reviews


1 Scorpion Unisex-Adult Full-face-Helmet-Style Shake

This is one of the more expensive models in the EXO-R420 range. It sets itself apart with its catching graffiti paint job. However, structurally speaking, there is nothing to separate it from any of the other options.

Style options…

If you don’t like the white helmet with black graffiti, they do a gold version with identical graffiti. If this is still not your style, there are plenty of other color options. There is also a good selection of sizes.

Advanced LG polycarbonate shell…

The helmet is smaller and lighter than a lot of similar competitor helmets. This has been achieved by using a new aerodynamic and advanced LG polycarbonate shell. Honestly, any helmet that sheds weight without compromising safety gets our vote.

More good news is the inclusion of a sizeable top-mounted ventilation system that does a great job of keeping you cool. Additionally, it does it without bringing in excess noise from the outside. Around town and at reasonably cruising speeds, it keeps the noise to levels where you can think about ditching the earplugs.

Improved ratchet system…

It has an all-new Elliptic II visor that features an improved ratchet system. Plus, it’s coated with an anti-fogging agent so that even on cold, damp days, your visor stays clear and you can see where you’re going. For those of you that either wear glasses or sunglasses under your lid, their cheek pads help to keep your eyewear comfortably in place.

Also, for your comfort, the EXO-R420 has a mycobacterial lining. Additionally, the newly introduced KwikWick II comfort liner is excellent at wicking away moisture. Furthermore, when it finally gets a bit too dirty, it’s easily removable and is machine washable.

Emergency release system…

It’s never pleasant to think about having an accident, we pray that you don’t, but in that unlikely event, the helmet has an emergency release system. This allows trained medical personnel to remove it without causing potential spinal damage more easily.

Scorpion Unisex-Adult Full-face-Helmet-Style Shake
Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros

  • Cool color variants.
  • Emergency release system.
  • Quiet.
  • Anti-fogging and scratch-resistant visor.

Cons

  • No visor options.

2 ScorpionExo Covert Unisex-Adult Half-Size-Style

If you like the idea of a half-face helmet for short, low-speed rides, but also need a full-face helmet for longer faster rides, this could very well be the helmet for you.

Best of both worlds…

The cool thing is that the ScorpionExo Covert Unisex-Adult Half-Size-Style Matte Black Helmet combines the best of both worlds. It has a detachable lower section that has strong neodymium magnets to keep it in place. This means, when attached, you have yourself a full-face helmet. However, when you take it off, you have yourself a half-face helmet.

Better ventilation…

With the lower section in place, you get more ventilation than on a conventional full-face helmet. Unfortunately, you also get more road and engine noise. And, in the event of an accident, it’s not as robust as a standard full-face helmet. However, despite these niggles, we think it offers a perfect compromise.

It’s a unisex helmet that has an outer shell made from advanced LG polycarbonate. Its design helps to keep the weight down, and in the unlikely event of an accident, it effectively dissipates the force of the impact.

Two retractable visors…

It comes fitted with a daytime smoked visor. However, this can be quickly switched out for a clear visor in the event you find yourself doing any night time riding. Both visors are coated with an anti-fogging and impact-resistant coating.

Finally, it has an antibacterial lining that wicks away water and keeps you cool on warmer days. It’s easily removed and machine washable when the time comes. You’ll be able to smell when that is!

ScorpionExo Covert Unisex-Adult Half-Size-Style
Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros

  • Versatility of both a half and full-face helmet.
  • Comes with night and daytime visors.
  • Advanced LG polycarbonate shell.
  • It looks cool.

Cons

  • Noisy at speed.

3 Scorpion EXO-R410 Bushido Motorcycle Helmet

This is a great budget option for simultaneously staying safe whilst looking cool.

The helmet is all dragons fire and fury. On the left-hand side, there are blue graphics, dragons, ninjas, and epic battles. On the right side are red graphics, more dragons, ninjas, and epic battles. The rear of the helmet also has a depiction of a Japanese demon.

Even on a budget…

There’s no doubt that this looks like one of the coolest helmets we’ve ever seen. The helmet has a polycarbonate shell and is tough enough to get a Snell and DOT rating. At this kind of price, that is impressive. Generally, you’d expect to pay quite a lot more for this level of protection.

This is an update of the 400 version and has been designed to be less round and to conform more to neutral head shapes. It’s no longer from the front to the back and is slightly more compressed around the temples. The fact is that this will now fit a more significant number of the general public, so we believe it’s a change for the better.

Ellip-Tec ratchet system…

It has an Ellip-Tec ratchet system, which makes adjustment of your visor nice and smooth. The helmet comes with a dark EverClear no-fog visor. Unfortunately, there is no clear visor included. Since there are no aftermarket visors we know of, you’ll have to go back to Scorpion to set you up with an alternative.

In our eyes, this not necessarily a bad thing as Scorpion has very high levels of manufacturing and maintenance for all of its products.

Integrated ventilation…

The Scorpion EXO-R410 Bushido Motorcycle Helmet has a sound functioning ventilation system that’s integrated into the helmet. It’s quite hard to see under all those graphics, but it’s most definitely there.

A couple of final pluses for the EX0-R410 helmet is the removable and washable liner, plus the emergency release system. We hope it’s something that never has to be used. However, it offers enormous peace of mind just in case.

Scorpion EXO-R410 Bushido Motorcycle Helmet
Our rating:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Pros

  • Affordable.
  • Snell and DOT rating.
  • Amazing graphics.
  • Emergency release system.
  • Neutral shape.

Cons

  • The included visor is very dark.
  • No clear visor included.

4 ScorpionEXO Unisex-Adult Modular/Flip Up Adventure Touring

This is a high-quality aerodynamic flip-up adventure helmet.

The flip-up modular design is excellent when you need to stop to fill up with gas, or for a bite to eat, or possibly to ask for directions. It’s a great feature that allows you to continue on your journey without having to keep removing your helmet.

Excellent field of vision…

One of the most prominent distinguishing features of the ScorpionEXO Unisex-Adult Modular/Flip Up Adventure Touring Motorcycle Helmet is the excellent field of vision it provides. The helmet angles down heavily from either side of the nose to give the wearer a tremendous downward view. Additionally, the visor angles slightly out towards the ears providing an excellent peripheral field of vision.

The consequence of a larger visor, when coupled with the flip-up peak, is a helmet with somewhat angular and aggressive looks. Together with the all-black matt finish, it appears slightly stealth-like.

Strong and impact-resistant…

The helmet is made from advanced LG polycarbonate and uses a dual-density EPS lining on the inside. The advanced LG polycarbonate makes the helmet durable and impact-resistant. The EPS lining increases impact absorption while allowing proper levels of ventilation on warmer days.

The helmet has a flip-down shield for those sunny days. The main visor is already tinted, but it’s not overly dark to render it useless during more overcast conditions. The visor has anti-fogging properties, so you don’t need to worry about things misting up on colder days.

Removable visor…

If the stock visor isn’t to your liking, there is a blingy gold option available by separate purchase. If you want to use the helmet for off-roading, you can altogether remove the visor and pair it up with goggles.

The helmet comes with an antibacterial removable and machine washable liner.

ScorpionEXO Unisex-Adult Modular/Flip Up Adventure Touring
Our rating:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

Pros

  • Flip-up modular design.
  • Excellent field of vision.
  • Dual-density EPS lining.
  • Aerodynamic.

Cons

  • Price.

5 ScorpionExo Unisex-Adult full-face-helmet-style EXO-R2000 Helmet

This will get you noticed. The EXO-R2000 has a striking yellow and black paint job. Though if this is too bright, you can always opt for one of the other less vibrant designs.

But frankly, for us, it’s yellow and black all the way!

As well as looking rather spectacular, the EXO-R2000 has a couple of features up its sleeve to make it stand out from all the other Scorpion helmets. Firstly, it has a different composite shell. Secondly, it has all-new aero tuned ventilation.

The outer shell is made from a TCT composite material. It’s made from blending five proprietary layers of fiberglass, together with Aramid (Kevlar) and poly-resin fibers. This gives it the advantage of being super tough, which we’re sure you’ll agree is imperative.

Lightweight…

The helmet is both DOT and Snell certified. Additionally, the TCT composite material is lighter than polycarbonate alternatives. This translates to a few critical ounces off its weight and therefore makes things easier on your head.

The helmet has been designed with the help of MotoGP racers, and this is clear to see in its overall racing lines. This is most evident in the design of the aerodynamic design of the ventilation. It’s an effective venting system that looks great, works effectively, and also causes minimal buffeting of the head at high speeds.

Feature-packed…

Other great features include the EllipTec Ratchet System, which works flawlessly and allows for quick visor changes without the need for tools. There’s also an anti-scratch and fogging coating on the visor, a Kwikwick machine washable antimicrobial fabric liner, and an emergency release system under the chin.

ScorpionExo Unisex-Adult full-face-helmet-style EXO-R2000 Helmet
Our rating:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

Pros

  • Aerodynamic ventilation.
  • TCT composite-material hard shell.
  • DOT and Snell certified.
  • Lightweight.

Cons

  • The liner could be more comfortable.

6 ScorpionExo EXO-R710 Unisex-Adult Full-Face-Style Transect Helmet

This is the replacement for the EX0-750. It comes in at a highly competitive price and features a fiberglass and tri-matrix shell. The shell is a step both more durable and more lightweight when compared to a polycarbonate shell. The EXO-R710 weighs just 3.5lbs.

A lower weight that your head will thank you for…

A big selling point of this helmet at this price point, other than the fiberglass/Aramid shell, is the fact that it’s both DOT and Snell certified. You’ll have to do lots of searching to find a similar helmet with these specifications that can match it.

The helmet features more refined aggression, in its shape and graphics, when compared to some of the older Scorpion helmets. What’s more, it also has a better-integrated ventilation system.

Spring-loaded vents…

The two vents on top of the helmet are spring-loaded and easy to operate with gloved hands. Although the vent above the visor isn’t spring-loaded, it’s still easy to operate. Another improvement is the inclusion of a 3-way chin vent.

On warmer days, with the vents open, you can feel a difference. Plus, even with all the vents fully open, you only sacrifice a minimal amount of increased external road noise.

The helmet has a rock-solid visor ratchet system…

Once fully closed, it sucks the visor against the gasket for a firm seal. Since the visor has an anti-fogging coating, you’ll have no worries of it misting up with the visor fully closed.

There’s a clear visor included which we feel is more practical than a darker one. However, if you need a darker visor, you can purchase one from Scorpion separately.

Effective emergency release…

Finally, the helmet has an emergency release system for the cheek pad and neck roll in the event of an accident. Another great feature at this price point. We pray again, that you’ll never need to use it.

ScorpionExo EXO-R710 Unisex-Adult Full-Face-Style Transect Helmet
Our rating:5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

Pros

  • Great value.
  • Fiberglass and tri-matrix shell.
  • Excellent ventilation.
  • Ellip-Tec Ratchet System.
  • Emergency release system.

Cons

  • Air-fit system not included.

Best Scorpion Helmets Buying Guide

Types of Helmet

There are four main types of helmets, which include full face, modular, half face, and open-face designs. Since we have not featured any half-face or open face helmets, we’re going to stick with a quick guide to full face and modular helmets only.

  • Full Face

Full face helmets offer the highest level of protection. They encase the whole head, which has the downside of causing potential ventilation problems. Furthermore, they tend to be more awkward to take off and do anything practical in, other than riding a bike!

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Full face helmets have the best design for aerodynamics. They more effectively stream the air around the helmet to give the rider a buffet free ride. For these reasons, this kind of helmet is favored by sports bike riders or anyone who likes to ride at speed.

We should also mention that they’re generally quieter too.

  • Modular

Modular helmets are designed to give you the best of both worlds. The lower section of the helmet can be removed to turn it into a half-face helmet. Perfect for traveling around at lower speeds and on warmer days.

When you’re done with your cruising and want to up the pace, you can add on the lower section of the helmet. This will give you increased protection, particularly around the jaw.

And it will also reduce noise…

They’re a great idea, and if you can only buy one helmet, we’d have no hesitation in recommending the ScorpionEXO AT-950 Unisex-Adult Modular, which featured in our review. However, it should be noted that this helmet will not give as much protection or noise reduction as a single full-face helmet.

Construction

  • Carbon Fiber

Carbon fiber helmets are the best you can buy. They are super durable and also incredibly light. If you have the money, we recommend you buy one. However, expect to pay between 3 to 4 times the price of most of the helmets on our list.

Because of the very high price tag, we don’t have any carbon helmets on our list.

  • Fiberglass/Aramid

Fiberglass/Aramid combinations are the next strongest and the following lightest kinds of helmet. They’re not far below carbon helmets in terms of strength though they’re noticeably heavier. All the Scorpion helmets on our list, with a fiberglass/Aramid outer shell, are both DOT and Snell certified.

Fiberglass/Aramid helmets are around twice the price of a polycarbonate alternative.

  • Polycarbonate

These are the least expensive of the three options and the most readily available.

They’re the heaviest of the three options, and are generally the least strong of the three, though this is not always the case. The Scorpion EX0-420 is an excellent example of a helmet with an advanced polycarbonate outer shell that is both strong and relatively light.

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Ventilation

Ventilation can be a significant issue for bikers. If you’re wearing a full-face helmet in poor weather conditions fogging can be a major problem.

When the sun is beating down, heat can be another…

As well as ventilation, aerodynamics also has to be considered. Getting good quality ventilation without compromising aerodynamics is a science. If you’re riding at speed and your ventilation isn’t aero, there’s always the potential for excessive head buffeting and noise.

The ScorpionExo EXO-R710 is the best helmet on our list when it comes to providing high-quality ventilation in an aero package. The integrated vents are topnotch, and we love the spring-loaded vents on top of the helmet.

Visors

Visors are essential for keeping out the elements and any insects that randomly fly your way. They also offer protection against the sun if you’re wearing a tinted visor. Plus, when the visor is fully down and locked against the gasket, they significantly reduce external road and engine noise.

Most of the visors on the helmets we’ve reviewed feature the EllipTec Ratchet System, which angles the visor in a stable position wherever you want.

Happily, all the visors are also covered with a quality anti-fogging and anti-scratch coating…

A little disappointing is the fact that even the best Scorpion helmets on our list don’t have aftermarket visor compatibility. That means it’s a trip back to Scorpion, at more expense, to swap out your visors.

Before We Announce Our Top Pick

If you’re interested in comparing other helmet brands, see our Best Bike Helmets review. Then, if you’re specifically looking for carbon fiber, read our Best Carbon Fiber Helmets review.

Triathlete? Head to the Best Triathlon Helmets.

Then, if you found this review helpful, we encourage you to check out a few other brilliant bike accessories in our reviews for the Best Bike Helmet Lights, the Best Bike Lights, the Best Bike Rollers, the Best Flat Pedals, the Best Bicycle Tool Kits, the Best Bicycle GPS Trackers, and the Best Bike Repair Stands you can buy.

Ok, back to Scorpion helmets…

Final Thoughts on The Best Scorpion Helmets

So, there you have it – a great selection of six of the better Scorpion helmets currently on sale. All of them are well designed and well made. Some of them, quite frankly, look absolutely amazing. However, one of them really caught our eye for the incredible specs on offer for the price. Consequently, the… ScorpionExo EXO-R710

… is our top pick.

We’re impressed that such an inexpensive helmet has a fiberglass/Aramid shell and DOT/Snell certification. What’s more, the new design showed significant improvements in ventilation in comparison to the outgoing model.

This is a restrained yet aggressive helmet that offers so much for so little, and we’re honestly impressed.

Enjoy your rides and stay safe!

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