Skull motorcycle gear is pretty common in the motorcycle world. When many people think badass biker dudes, they usually think of skulls. There are skull rings, shirts, jackets, vests, and more. Skulls are often associated with badass biker guys in biker gangs or groups. The image of the skull and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle go together well, but it’s not exclusive to Harleys.
With motorcycle helmets being such an important part of a biker’s life and skulls also being common, we thought it worth it to dig into the topic of skull motorcycle helmets.
Why Skulls & Motorcycles Go Together
Skulls are synonymous with the rebellious and dangerous biker image that many motorcycle riders have cultivated over the last several decades. The badassness of the skull works well with this hardcore and dangerous image that a lot of bikers have.
There’s also a connection to the inherent danger of motorcycling. Motorcyclists put their life on the line every time they get on the bike. It’s part of the experience and part of the lifestyle. As a nod to this, many bikers want to showcase this danger and highlight the fact that life is fleeting and not everlasting. It also shows that some bikers plan to ride until they’re put in the grave and that they plan to continue riding in the afterlife, no matter what they believe that is.
Basically, there are a lot of reasons for skulls and motorcycles to be connected. Everyone may have a different reason, but there’s no denying the fact that the two things are connected. With that in mind, here’s a look at some of the best skull motorcycle helmets out there, so you can put a skull design right out there for everyone to see.
The LS2 Spitfire Helmet is an open face lid with classic style but modern construction. With the skull design on the shell, this helmet looks absolutely badass and will work on just about any motorcycle.
The LS2 Spitfire features a built-in sun shield, ventilated and hypoallergenic comfort padding to keep you comfortable, and a quick-release chinstrap that makes putting the helmet on and taking it off easier than ever before. The helmet comes DOT approved.
Looking for a stylish full-face helmet that also includes the skull design into the shell’s graphic design? The Icon Airflite is the skull helmet that you have been looking for. The helmet already has a unique design and with the skull graphic design on it, you have something truly impressive.
The helmet comes with an injection-molded polycarbonate shell, several intake and exhaust vents, a fog-free face shield that’s absolutely massive, removable side plates, a breath deflector, chin curtain, and a moisture-wicking liner. The helmet also comes with DOT, ECE, SAI, and SG approval.
If you love the classic style of old school military helmets and you dig skulls, then this Fly Racing Street 9mm Ghost Skull Helmet will pique your interest. The helmet features some interesting German WWII styling. The addition of the skull graphic on the side of the helmet is another badass addition.
The helmet features a thermoplastic poly-alloy shell, a dual-density EPS liner, and a removable and washable Coolmax comfort liner. The helmet also comes with DOT approval so you’ll be legal no matter where you ride.
The Scorpion Covert Helmet is a unique lid. It’s really three helmets in one due to its unique design. The helmet comes with an interesting hard face mask that clips in. This provides additional protection from the elements and allows for some customization. For example, you can add a skull face mask like the one seen above for an additional $40.
The Scorpion Covert Helmet itself comes with an advanced polycarbonate shell, a SpeedView internal tinted sun visor with EverClear no-fog coating, Kwikwick 2 anti-microbial fabric liner on the inside and dual-density EPS between the shell and the liner. The helmet’s mask is easy to remove, and the helmet features a ventilation system to keep your head cool as you ride.
Other Skull Motorcycle Gear
There’s a lot more than just motorcycle helmets that feature the skull motif on them. As I said above, skulls and motorcycles have been linked for years, so you can pretty much bet on finding some kind of skull design on whatever type of gear you’re looking for.
The Zan Skull Neoprene Full Face Mask is made of 70 percent neoprene and 30 percent polyester. It’s a one-size-fits-most item designed to protect your face from the elements. There’s a Velcro closure system to make it fit well.
The mask is water and wind-resistant and ideal for cold-weather riding. You can wash this in a standard washing machine and the mask features vents so you can easily breathe.
Are you dragging your knee in the corners? Are you a track-day hound on your bike? If so, then you need some good knee sliders, and why not get some killer ones. These Oxford Skull Knee Sliders are exactly the kind of thing that you need.
They’re designed for track days and are made from a special combination of materials designed to let you skim over the pavement and still feel what you’re skimming over.
The Zan Skull Falydanna is a great option for anyone who wants to wear a bandanna while riding or wants to wear a bandanna under their helmet while they ride. The Flydanna features an eye-catching skull design.
The construction allows the Flydanna to tie down on the base of the neck and it is designed to pull moisture away from your head to keep you cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.
If you ride in cold weather, you need a neck warmer. Why not add a little style to it instead of just having a plain color? That’s where this Oxford Snug Neck Warmer with a skull design can be the perfect option.
The neck warmer features Oxford’s Polar Fleece design to help keep you warm. It’s also lightweight and wind-resistant. The neck warmer can also be worn as a bandana, full-face balaclava, face mask, or even as a beanie. It’s a versatile piece of gear and highly recommended.