8 Most Popular NEXX Helmets of 2019

Many ardent fans of Nexx helmets swear that they are better than helmets from Arai, AGV, Shoei, and other high-end helmet manufacturers. Made in Portugal, Nexx helmets are known to be comfortable, lightweight, and affordable. Today, we will compare different models of Nexx helmets to help you identify the perfect one for you.

Product FAQ

1. What Is a Nexx Helmet?

2. What Types of Helmets Does Nexx Make?

3. What Certifications Do Nexx Helmets Have?

4. Which Are the Safest of the Nexx Helmets?

5. Where Can I Buy Nexx Helmets?

How We Reviewed

The following products were reviewed based on the following parameters: quality of the helmet shell, style, helmet ventilation system, wind noise suppression features, price, communication features, and safety.

Overall Price Range of This Product

Nexx helmets vary in price from about $$$ to $$$$.

What We Reviewed

  • Nexx XR1R Full Face Helmet
  • Nexx XG100 Motorcycle Helmet
  • Nexx X.R2 Carbon Pure Motorcycle Helmet
  • Nexx X.WST 2 XWST Carbon Fiber Touring Helmet
  • Nexx XG100 Racer Carbon Fiber Retro Helmet
  • Nexx SX100 Helmet – Big Shot
  • Nexx XG200 Desert Race Yellow Off-Road Helmet
  • Nexx XG100 Helmet – Devon
Nexx XR1R Full Face Helmet (Carbon White Red, Large)
  • The lightest helmet in the market (1,200g)
  • DOT and ECE 22-05 approved
  • Carbon Fiber Shell

Features

The Nexx XR1R is an engineering marvel. This helmet is made of carbon fiber, and it weighs just about 1,200g. Light helmets are favored over heavier helmets, because when you ride with a lighter helmet like the XR1R, you end the day much less tired after a day of riding than when you use a heavier helmet.

The XR1R has very little buffeting and remains stable regardless of the wind direction. We like the fact that the liner of this helmet is plush and fully customizable. The helmet has a shield that reaches high up and enables you to see clearly even when you are tucked. The helmet has chin vents, and you will feel the helmet fill with cool air as soon as you put it on. This helmet has a large pinlock anti-fogging insert and one of the largest shields we have seen in a helmet.

The big shield enables a rider to have a wide field of view both vertically and horizontally. This helmet has a number of bright reflective white spots for visibility.
The XR1R is most suited to people with oval heads. However, people of all head shapes can customize the interior of the helmet to suit their head’s shape by adding pads provided for this purpose.

Warranty

This helmet comes with a two-year warranty that covers the first buyer against manufacturing defects.

PROS
  • Can be tailored to the shape of the head
  • Value for money
  • Very lightweight
  • A large shield gives a wide field of view
  • Elegant helmet
  • Very minimal wind noise
  • ECE 22.05 safety rating
  • Functional chin vent
  • Solid carbon fiber shell
CONS
  • Lacks adjustable visor mechanism
  • Changing shields is a hassle
Nexx XG100 Helmet - Matte Black - XL
  • SUPERB FIT AND COMFORT. The X.G100 comes in 2 shell sizes for an outstanding comfort and fit.
  • THE CUSHIONY, LUXURIOUS INTERIOR. The masterly designed interior is both stylish and simplistic and the pinnacle of the...
  • DOUBLE D-RING. All the X.Garage collection came with the double D-ring closure retention strap system; simple and...

Features

The Nexx XG100 is a full face helmet with retro looks. The helmet has a smooth, round shell reminiscent of the helmets of the 1970s. But don’t let its looks fool you, because this helmet is very modern in terms of function. The helmet is built with a tough composite shell, but it is lightweight. The XG100 has a number of safety accolades to its name. It meets both DOT and ECE safety requirements, but it is not Snell tested. Like the XR1R, this helmet weighs about 1.2kg, and it has a double D-ring fastener.

The XG100 is reasonably quiet, but it is not the most ventilated helmet. The helmet has at least one ventilation slit in the chin guard. You will need to use goggles for this helmet because it doesn’t come with a standard visor, but it does have a 60 percent smoked visor made from soft plastic. This helmet’s internal liners and pads are water-wicking, removable, and washable.

Warranty

The helmet comes with a two-year warranty.

PROS
  • Classic look
  • Comes in numerous colors
  • Safe round, smooth shape
CONS
  • Will need to use goggles for most trips
  • Lacks a groove for glasses and ear pockets
Nexx XR2 Helmet - Carbon Pure Yellow - XXL
  • X.R2 has made a number of modifications to the design, creating a helmet that holds the technical basis of the XR1.R,...
  • Carbon Shell. ECE/22-05, DOT and NBR-7471:2001. Ultra light helmet (1250 gr). 2 inlets and 4 outlets air-vents (Air...
  • Anti-noise Cheekpads. Chin Windstopper. Double D-Ring fastening strap. UV resistant shell. PC Lexan Shield, anti-scratch...

Features

The X.R2 carbon pure helmet is a lightweight helmet that weighs about 1.27 kg. This helmet has certifications from ECE, DOT, and SHARP (with a rating of 3 out of 5 stars). The helmet has a multi-density, shock-absorbing lining, and it has a number of reflectors and a double D-ring fastener on the strap. The helmet also has a quick-release mechanism that could save your life in case you are involved in an accident. This helmet only comes in two shell sizes, but it has a wide visor aperture with a pinlock anti-fog.

The X.R2 has average noise ratings among owners. This helmet has just one chin vent and two crown vents. You can flick a panel to open the chin vent while the crown vents have three-way sliders to control the level of opening. The helmet has a quick release visor with an opening that has a lot of space and gives a lot of vertical and peripheral vision. The padding in this helmet is moisture-wicking, anti-allergenic, and is removable and washable.

Warranty

This helmet has a two-year warranty.

PROS
  • DOT, ECE, and SHARP safety ratings
  • Good ventilation features
  • Lightweight
  • Stylish exposed carbon looks
  • Has space for glasses
  • Very little buffeting
  • Visor gives a very wide field of view
CONS
  • Lining comes loose with time
  • Some owners complain about wind noise
  • Visor hard to remove

Features

The X.WST2 helmet is a street helmet with a carbon fiber shell. The helmet has a drop-down sun visor in addition to its standard panoramic visor. This visor is wide enough to give good peripheral vision, and the helmet is pinlock- and antifog-ready, but it does not come with a pinlock. The visor has a quick release system which you can open by rotating a plastic pod called the X-Block.

The X.WST2 helmet has an integral drop-down sun visor with an 80 percent tint. The helmet has a quick-release V2 strap that can help medics remove the helmet fast in case of an emergency. This helmet is both DOT- and ECE-approved and is produced in three different sizes. Ventilation is through one large chin bar vent and three forehead vents.

Warranty

This helmet has a two-year warranty.

PROS
  • Aggressive, full carbon look
  • Good ventilation features
  • Panoramic visor gives a wide field of view
  • Nexx X-Com intercom-compatible
CONS
  • At 1.55 kg, it is heavier than other Nexx helmets

Features

The XG100 Racer is a newer version of the retro XG100. Nexx updated the XG100 to make the XG100 Racer. This helmet has a permanent flip-up visor, so you don’t have to ride around with goggles. This visor can easily be flipped up with the thumb by pressing a tab that is incorporated into its design. This visor is also safer than the plastic sun visor of the XG100 and is made from a fog- and scratch-resistant material called PC Lexan. The carbon fiber version of this helmet is a pleasure to look at, but it still maintains its classic round, smooth shape.

The lining material of the XG100 Racer has more cushion than that of the classic XG100 and is made from a tan suede-like material. This helmet also allows you to close the vent at the front, and it also comes with a chin deflector to reduce internal airflow and wind noise. This helmet is DOT- and ECE-approved. At a weight of 1,300 grams, this helmet is slightly heavier than the classic XG100.

Warranty

The helmet comes with a two-year warranty.

PROS
  • Classic look
  • Well ventilated
  • More comfortable lining
CONS
  • Lacks space for glasses and ear equipment
Nexx SX100 Helmet - Big Shot - L
  • LIGHTWEIGHT THERMOPLASTIC HELMET - Thanks to many hours spent in Aerodynamic studies and wind-tunnel tests the...
  • COMFORTABLE FIT - The 3D formed interiors are fully removable and washable, anti-sweat and anti-allergic. The thick neck...
  • VENTILATION AND AIRFLOW - The large upper vent and the extremely efficient chin ventilation system allow a large volume...


Features

The SX100 is one of the cheapest Nexx helmets on the market. This helmet is aimed at the mass market and can be used by all kinds of riders. The helmet has a drop-down sun visor, pinlock antifog insert, and a wide visor for good peripheral vision. Unlike most Nexx helmets that are made from fiber, this helmet is built with a thermoplastic shell.

The SX100 helmet meets DOT and ECE standards, and it was also evaluated by UK’s SHARP and given a rating of 3 out of 5 stars. This helmet’s noise levels are higher than most Nexx helmets. The helmet has one central chin vent and a large forehead vent. It also has an air pocket between its lining and the helmet shell.

Warranty

The helmet has a two-year warranty.

PROS
  • Good ventilation system
  • Free pinlock anti-fog insert
  • Quick release and wide visor
  • Drop-down sun visor
  • The most affordable helmet on our list
  • Colorful designs
CONS
  • Above average wind noise levels
  • Low quality plastic shell
  • 1.5 kg weight is above average for a Nexx helmet

Features

The XG200 Desert Race helmet is another helmet targeted toward vintage helmet enthusiasts. The XG200 is made from an X-Matrix shell that is composed of multi-axial fiberglass, 3D organic fibers, aramid fibers, and carbon reinforcements. This helmet has an X-Mart interior lining, which is removable and washable. The XG200 has vents on the chin and forehead, and it comes with an adjustable peak visor that has sun-blocking qualities. This helmet has a double D-ring buckle, and it meets both DOT and ECE safety standards. You can buy optional chin curtains to plug airflow.

Warranty

The XG200 has a two-year warranty.

PROS
  • Great vintage look
  • Adjustable visor
CONS
  • Average ventilation system
Nexx XG100 Helmet - Devon - XL
  • The Nexx XG100 offers the best of vintage styling, unique design, high quality construction and modern safety. Part of...
  • X-MATRIX shell (multiaxial fiberglass, 3D organic fibers, special aramid fibers and carbon reinforcement). Soft padding...
  • Washable lining. Double D ring fastening. Peak visor included. 60% smoked visor included

Features

The XG100 Devon is part of the X-Garage range of helmets that is the result of a partnership between Nexx and a Portugues bike building company called Maria Riding Company. This helmet, which weighs about 1.2kg, is in the shape of the original XG100 and has that classic look about it. The helmet is built with an X-Matric shell, and it has a vertical chin vent.

The XG100 Devon helmet comes with a peak visor and a 60 percent smoked visor. The smoked visor is attached to the studs on the side of the helmet. Inside, the helmet has soft padding, which are both removable and washable. This helmet has double D-ring fasteners and is DOT certified.

Warranty

The helmet has a two-year warranty.

PROS
  • Vintage look
  • Comfortable helmet
  • Lightweight
CONS
  • Ventilation is not the best
  • Comes with two visors
  • Not ECE approved

The Verdict

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We believe the XR1R is the best Nexx helmet for most people. This helmet is stylish, affordable, and very quiet. It is also lightweight and has the prestigious ECE 22.05 safety rating.

Lovers of vintage helmets, however, will love the XG100 Racer helmet. This helmet has a permanent flip-up visor, modern water-wicking lining, and closable air vents, but it still keeps its retro look.

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