After looking into the history of my German surname (more on that below), it makes more sense to me why I was originally attracted to the current German Motorcycle Helmet designs. The German Battle Helmet that was first developed sometime between WWI and WWII for general purpose use in the German Military.
There was not a need to create a separate helmet for those soldiers that used motorcycles as a form of transportation in the military- so the wore the battle helmets.
Motorcycle Helmet Designers and Manufacturers were later attracted to the designed and developed DOT certified German Helmets. You have seen them before, now you know what they are called and a small bit of history about were they came from.
DOT, Novelty, and Carbon Fiber German-Style Helmets
TCMT is a well known name in the German half helmet space. Half helmets are ideal for cruising around and offer great air circulation keeping your head cool. This cool leather, German style half helmet by TCMT has an exterior shell that is aerodynamically shaped for ease of cutting through the air with less buffeting and wind noise, thus lessening the stress on the rider’s neck muscles after a long ride. The helmet also has a padded neck and head interior and is heavily cushioned and very comfortable interior.
This DOT approved German style helmet is approved according to US safety standards. The retro and classic German design is the perfect low profile helmet. Never goes out of style and this vintage design is well made and high quality. Very light in weight with a strong shell and high density buffer layer it is ideal for chopper, cruiser, scooter and more.
Slick looks, safe, and ultra-unique; check out the Carbon Fiber German Motorcycle Helmet! This DOT approved biker helmet has a high gloss shine and materials you’d be hard pressed to find in other German helmets. It wasn’t easy, but we found the perfect balance between safe and light weight without costing a fortune. The Carbon Fiber German Biker helmet is constructed of various shell sizes and uses a one inch liner. It weighs less than 2 pounds but still meets or exceeds all of the DOT safety standards. The chin strap goes through stainless steel D rings and is fully adjustable. The helmet includes a One Year warranty so toss it on, jump on your ride, and have some fun.
The Blue Skull German Biker helmet is made of various shell sizes and uses a one inch liner. It weighs less than 2 pounds but still meets or exceeds all of the DOT safety standards.The chin strap goes through stainless steel D rings and is fully adjustable. The helmet includes a One Year warranty so throw it on, jump on your ride, and have some fun.
It is important to note that this helmet is not DOT approved. It is more of a novelty German style helmet than a super protective lid. It is made of a light weight fiberglass shell. It has a Y-strap, padded chin strap with Ratchet Clip (Super Strong Clip). We found the liner to be a little uncomfortable. Overall, it looks cool but not the top one on our list.
The guys at Daytona is really the big dogs in the German style low rider helmet game. The Daytona German style helmet has a better shape than most other German style helmets on the market. This one rides much lower than the others! The other good thing about Daytona is that there are customization options.
These Daytona German Dull Black Helmets which are German retro items are fully lined with a custom formed interior for extreme comfort. They are shown in a soft touch Dull Black finish. Moisture wicking fabric keeps your head cooler and more comfortable. Nickel plated rolled tubular steel rivets look seamlessly on the helmet. Quick release lock on edging – for that finished look. Free head wrap and draw string bag included. Again, remember these are novelty helmets.
The ultimate low profile half shell with dual density. The TORC spec-op is the helmet for you. It fits. With that slim, close to the head profile that others have tried to produce without success. The integrated, Retractable drop-down sun visor is a great way to have sun shade when needed
This DOT-approved German Leather Motorcycle Helmet will have you looking great while safe on the ride! It is the latest version of the Classic German Gloss Black Leather Helmet, and is the safest German-style helmet out there. Its unique design uses real black leather, and the super-lightweight (30 oz) construction will keep you comfortable on those long (or short!) road trips. Comfortable to wear, this Black Leather German Motorcycle helmet is made of the smallest construction, and comes in different sizes so you’ll have just the right fit.
This is probably the coolest German helmet we have seen. It is more than good looks however as it is made of high grade ABS shell with high-density foam lining for more efficient absorption of impact forces. It is also lined with advanced fabrics and is very comfortable and soft to wear. Comes with conveniently detachable 4 season ear muffle and cool goggle german style makes you look great.