You might have noticed that motorcycle helmet technology has moved very rapidly (which is the pace of most technology) and that today’s bike-to-bike communication systems are affordable and work very well. There are also a variety of helmet accessories like helmet headphones and earbuds that use Bluetooth technology.
Although the range and specific details of helmet accessories vary between the units, these kits are universal and can work on most full face, open face, and even half helmets through either clamp-on systems or adhesives. But that is if you have a helmet that you just want to add some communication to. These are ready to go:
Top 5 BT (Bluetooth) Motorcycle Helmets of 2017:
- Torc T14B Bluetooth Integrated Mako Full Face Helmet with Flag Graphic
- O’Neal Commander Bluetooth Helmet
- Hawk H-66 Dual-Visor Modular Motorcycle Helmet with Blinc Bluetooth
- TORC T27 Full Face Modular Helmet with Integrated Blinc Bluetooth
- TORC T10B Prodigy Full Faced Helmet with Blinc 2.0 Stereo Bluetooth Technology
Torc T14B Bluetooth Full Face Helmet with Flag Graphic
The DOT Torc T14B (B stands for Bluetooth) Helmet has a fully removable and machine washable inner liner.
The smooth drop down sun visor can protect your eyes from the glare of the open road while you are jamming away to the music or talking with your friends on the phone. (Not at super high speeds – of course)
The dual density EPS shell has and oval profile and is best suited for slightly oval shaped heads.
O’Neal Commander Bluetooth Helmet
The Commander is the second iteration of the popular O’Neal Bluetooth racing helmets that allows a Bluetooth compatible GPS, cellular phones and other media devices to easily sync with the system so you can listen to turn-by-turn directions while you stream to the built-in stereo speakers, with no wire hanging out against your mouth.
The Hawk H-66 Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmet has a Blinc Bluetooth system to offer MP3 music playback and rider-to-rider communication.
The drop down shield on the inside makes it easy to take off in the morning or afternoon and ride into the night. Just tuck it away when you don’t need it down.
Alongside it’s sleek style and stylish design, there are other stock colors to choose from when looking at this easy to setup helmet.
TORC T27 Full Face Modular Helmet with Integrated Blinc Bluetooth
This ready-to-go bluetooth helmet from Torc has a helmet shell that is 20% smaller than your typical size helmet, and offers equal rider protection.
Offer in 5 different colors, there is definitely one available that will suit your needs.
Go ahead and play music, talk on the phone and listen to turn by turn navigation right inside your helmet with this modular helmet from Torc.
TORC T10B Prodigy Full Faced Helmet with Blinc 2.0 Stereo Bluetooth Technology
With 2 speakers included, a noise cancelling mic, full duplex communications with DSP filter, self-adjusting volume, glove friendly and waterproof controls – this helmet is packed with audio goodness.
You can also combine 2 or more blinc enabled helmets fro rider to rider communication (passenger or other bikers) up to about 100 feet away!
Now when you loose your buddy at the stop light that he was afraid to go through and you ran, you can meet back up easily just be telling each other the next turn, or where to stop.
Bilt Techno 2.0 Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmet
With 8 hour talk time and a 7 day stand-by time, Smartphone music sharing through the Bluetooth stereo headset, and Universal intercom protocol that works across all brands – this helmet is packed with options.
Go ahead and talk with Hands free mobile phone communication, Intercom-rider to rider, and 400m rider/passenger range.
Filled with great features, like the no tools required shield replacement feature, and Bluetooth capability built right in, you are going to love it.
Half Shell Bluetooth Helmets
Sena Cavalry Matte Black Half Helmet
The new DOT Bluetooth Half shell helmet from Sena has a low pro removable visor and is packed with features. It does come in gloss black if that is your thing, but personally I always like the looks of matte-black or denim black.
Bluetooth 4.1 w/ Built-in FM radio
Hands-Free Profile (HFP)
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
Advanced Noise Control/ Wind noise reduction
Supports up to 4 riders
Sena has got the half-shell motorcycle helmets covered with the Sena Bluetooth Stereo Headset and Intercom with Built-in FM Tuner.
A simple ear pad attachment is designed for easy installation in your favorite helmet. The Bluetooth 3.0 ranges up to 760 yards and boasts a 4-way intercom for hooking up and chatting with the entire gang. Adding this as a stand alone motorcycle helmet music system without the mic is a great option for most bikers that prefer the half helmet style.
Hookup to your phone and listen to GPS navigation instructions, your own music, or tune in to the built in FM stereo and enjoy all that today’s modern bluetooth technology has to offer.
Just make sure not to ride on my right side as my 3″ straight pipes will be all that you can hear 🙂
Let’s face it! The only reason you got a bike in the first place is to pick up women, so why spend time yelling at the top of your voice when you can use the Nolan N-Com Bluetooth. The Nolan Bluetooth capabilities enable you to hear her joy mile after mile, take a call, or listen to your favorite songs.
Here is a look at the top 5 bluetooth motorcycle helmet kits for those of you that cannot part with your own lid for a new one.
Love the DIY projects? Here is how to install a set of speakers connected to a bluetooth receiver for under $20.
In these situations, one can only wish they had a full-face helmet, or any helmet for that matter. In this article, we are going to be talking about only the best of the bluetooth motorcycle helmets and their accessories, for jamming through those rain storms and on to more sunny roads.
If you are on the hunt for a next generation bluetooth helmet, you should give the following a look, which are only the best when it comes to fashion and more importantly – function.
And, if you find yourself looking for more resources, check out more Bluetooth motorcycle helmets from our friends at First Checkpoint.
Wrapping it up…
Someone once said that there are two kinds of motorcycle riders: those who have crashed and those who are going to crash. Like many, I too, suffered with the helmet ‘to-wear-or-not-to-wear’ dilemma and I have had my share of twilight rides. And where things didn’t really go according to plan, I wound up sliding across the gravel with nothing on but sneakers & shorts and a “you can’t fix stupid” tee-shirt (no pun intended).
Although I was doing the thinking with the wrong head, I was fortunate that I didn’t break any joints or my head … and if my crotch didn’t dive into the tank, busting my pelvis with it -I’d still be burning those miles on my Yammy. But enough said! If you too belong to the club where things changed in seconds, even if you don’t want to cover the whole spectrum, you might want to consider wearing any one of these Bluetooth motorcycle helmets that are examined with a fine toothed comb to make sure nothing’s overlooked the next time you feel like piloting your motorcycle out for a ride.