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Choosing the best Motocross helmet is a personal decision because the best helmet doesn't mean the most expensive helmet available. If that helmet doesn't fit right or you just don't like it, then that helmet is far from the best Motocross helmet for you.

It's precisely why MotoSport.com sells a variety of brands and their models. All dirt bike helmets we sell conform to Department of Transportation safety standards and others also pass for Snell rating and standards in Europe and even Australia.

However, when it comes to rating the best Motocross helmets, indeed costs rise because of the amount of implemented safety technology but also the materials used in manufacturing and the overall fit and finish. Yes, you will notice a big difference between a $150 helmet and any of the five best dirt bike helmets listed below in technological safety and how well it fits and feels on your head. These are what the pros wear and by anyone who considers riding dirt bikes more of a lifestyle rather than simply a hobby.

So, if you want the best of the best of Motocross helmets, check them out: (Click on the link or photo to see additional details.)

Troy Lee Designs SE4

The Troy Lee Designs SE4 helmet is available in a carbon fiber or composite shell but both have the Multi-directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) brain protection system. Troy Lee said, "The SE4 helmet is the greatest single thing we've ever done."

Other features include (Carbon Fiber version):

  • 22 High Flow Intakes
  • 6 Exhaust Ports
  • Negative Pressure Ventilation
  • Weighs 1,325 grams or 2.9 pounds

Bell Moto-9 Flex

The Bell Moto-9 Flex helmet uses a composite carbon shell and represents the most advanced helmet ever made by Bell. It holds a first-of-its-kind impact liner and uses a "progressive" energy management system designed to absorb low, mid and high energy impacts.

Other features include:

  • Adaptive fit
  • Velocity Flow ventilation system
  • Exclusive Magnefusion Emergency Removal System (MERS) cheekpads
  • Weighs 1,450 grams

6D ATR-1 Carbon

The 6D ATR-1 helmet is available in a proprietary advanced 3K aerospace-grade carbon fiber or a proprietary woven blend of advanced aerospace carbon fiber, composite fiberglass, and Kevlar for the shell. The company incorporates the patent-pending Omni-Directional Suspension technology, a kinetic energy management solution designed to protect the rider's brain over a broad range of impacts.

Other features include (Carbon Fiber):

  • Air Gap Technology
  • Sternum pad for added chin, jaw and sternum protection
  • Emergency Release Cheek Pads
  • Weighs 1,520 grams

Fox V3

The Fox V3 helmet incorporates multi-composite shell construction technology and is engineered with three shell and four EPS dimensions for a precise fit. Fox also uses the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS) as well as a dual density liner for additional impact absorption.

Other features include:

  • 14 intake and four exhaust vents for optimum airflow
  • Dri Lex comfort liner
  • Soft density EPS lliner cap
  • Exceeds ECE22.05 and DOT certifications

Arai VX-Pro4

The Arai VX-Pro4 uses a variety of proprietary components including Super Fiber and the complex Laminate construction (cLc) for the shell. The helmet is brand new and evolved from the successful VX-Pro3 model and keeps the simple organic shell shape based on the R75 Shape concept.

Other features include:

  • Peak is 14 mm longer and 5 mm wider than the previous model
  • Air-Through construction for improved ventilation
  • Emergency Cheekpad Release System
  • Snell and DOT approved

Check out our Dirt Bike Helmet Buying Guide for more information on choosing the right Motocross helmet.

Written By: AndrewT