SparX S-07 $140
SparX is the new kid on the block, with the S-07-its first street helmet-only available since November 2007. The company has really hit the nail on the head, though. The S-07 is DOT and ECE compliant, with a considerable feature set: great graphics and finish, full EPS liner, faceshield, forehead and top-of-head vents, rear exhaust vents (not the most effective) and a removable/washable liner. It's quite comfortable and fairly quiet, too. On the down side, the main faceshield vent leaks air when closed, and the faceshield seems less rigid than its competitors. Also, shell sizing runs a bit small. But if you crash and damage the helmet, return it to SparX with a copy of the police report and a description of how the helmet worked and they'll send you a new one!
EXTRAS: smoke faceshield (included), removable breath guard, earplug storage straps in helmet
CR RATED: 3 and 1/2 stars