TOP 5 Dirt Bike Helmets Under 200

When searching for dirt bike helmets, the cheapest option isn’t always the best. Sure dirt bike helmets under 100 dollars are a great bargain, but your safety and comfort may not be worth the savings. Here we review the top 5 dirt bike helmets under 200 dollars!

The under 200 dollar range is where I would expect most riders to be looking.  For 200 dollars or less you can get a very solid helmet that is comfortable and has many of the features that the top helmets are going to have.  This is also the tier where you see brands that you are familiar with and have good brand equity.

So without further ado, lets jump into the reviews for the top 5 helmets in the sub-200 dollar price range.

Best Dirt Bike Helmets Under 200 Dollars

Fly Racing Toxin 2020 MIPS – Our Under 200 Dollar Pick

Fly Racing Toxin 2020 MIPS

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Summary

Fly Racing has hit it out of the park with this helmet.  It has very good airflow, and includes the MIPS system.

4.1

Review

The Fly Racing Toxin 2020 with MIPS scored a 4.5 out of 5 in the Feature category using the grading scale described in the beginning of this article.

This is a very high quality helmet built around the MIPS system. The MIPS system is a slip-pane system that moves inside the helmet to disburse loads during a crash. A replaceable mouth piece and molded rubber nose guard ensure that you will not need to replace this helmet for a long long time.

The Fly Racing Toxin 2020 MIPS scored 4.5 out of 5 for Comfort on our rating system.

Fly Racing incorporated 13 intake and 6 exhaust vents into this helmet which provides superior air cooling.  The liner is removable and washable.

Analyzing a ton of online reviews, we gave the Fly Racing Toxin 2020 with MIPS a 5 out of 5 in the Reviews category.

This helmet gets stellar reviews.  The fit is great right out of the box and people love the styling.

Most of the helmets in the “under 200 dollar” category are going to get the same score.  We gave this helmet a 4 out of 5 for Accessibility because most riders should be able to afford this helmet.

When using the other helmets in this “under 200” category as a benchmark, we gave the Fly Racing Toxin 2020 MIPS a 3 out of 5 for price.  This helmet retails at the upper end of the sub-200 dollar price range.

Using the metric and weights described at he beginning of this article, the overall score that the Fly Racing Toxin 2020 MIPS gets is a 4.2 out of 5. This is the top helmet in the under 200 dollar category!

Pros

  • MIPS
  • Great Reviews
  • Good Airflow

Cons

  • Upper End of Price Category

Bell MX-9 MIPS – Our Under 200 Runner Up Pick

Bell MX-9 MIPS

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Summary

Bell is a company built around helmets.  I generally think of them as making helmets for pedal bikes and skateboarding, but they have ventured into the motocross and dirt bike world. 

4.1

Review

The Bell MX-9 MIPS scored a 4 out of 5 in the Feature category using the grading scale described in the beginning of this article.

This helmet by Bell is made out of polycarbonate and ABS, designed to disburse forced upon impact.  Additionally, Bell has incorporated the MIPS system into the helmet which is a slip-pane system that moves inside the helmet to disburse loads during a crash.  This helmet is backed up by a 5 year warranty.

The Bell MX-9 MIPS scored 4 out of 5 for Comfort on our rating system.

This helmet has good ventilation and should keep your head nice and cool.  Like the Fox above, it has a washable liner to ensure a clean helmet.

Analyzing a ton of online reviews, we gave the Bell MX-9 MIPS a 4.5 out of 5 in the Reviews category.

This helmet gets great reviews for both comfort and styling.  It comes highly recommended.

Most of the helmets in the “under 200 dollar” category are going to get the same score.  We gave this helmet a 4 out of 5 for Accessibility because most riders should be able to afford this helmet.

When using the other helmets in this “under 200” category as a benchmark, we gave the Bell MX-9 MIPS a 4 out of 5 for price.

This helmet is priced right in the middle of the sub 200 dollar range.  It provides a good value for the price.

Using the metric and weights described at he beginning of this article, the overall score that the Bell Racing MX-9 MIPS gets is a 4.1 out of 5. You can’t go wrong with a helmet by Bell.

Pros

  • MIPS
  • Great Reviews
  • Long Warranty

Cons

  • Hard to find a Con!

Other Dirt Bike Helmets Under 200 Dollars

These helmets scored well, but were not in the top two.

Fox Racing 2020 V1

Fox Racing 2020 V1

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Summary

Fox Racing is known for their high quality products.  Their V1 line has gotten a new update for 2020, and is a great helmet!

3.9

Review

Fox makes this helmet out of polycarbonate and ABS which is designed to disburse forces upon impact.  Additionally their 2020 line offers very good ventilation and a patented Magnetic Visor Release System (MVRS) which is engineered to have the visor automatically release in a crash instead of breaking off.

This helmet has 9 intake vents and 4 exhaust vents to ensure good airflow to keep your head cool during a ride.  Additionally, the liner and cheek pads are washable for an always clean helmet.

This helmet gets great reviews.  Fox is known for their helmets running a tad small, so most of the negative reviews were around fitment.  Be sure to measure your head prior to ordering.

Most of the helmets in this category are going to be a 4 out of 5 for accessibility because they are a higher price range than the cheap tier, but most riders will be able to afford one.

This helmet is priced on the higher end of the sub-200 dollar range, but is not a bad price for the quality that you get.

Pros

  • MVRS System
  • Washable Liner
  • Good Airflow

Cons

  • Upper End of Price Category
  • Sizing Issues

LS2 MX470 Subverter

LS2 MX470 Subverter

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Summary

Great Helmet from a well known safety company!

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Review

LS2 Opted to use their proprietary flex compound to slow crash forces down instead of MIPS with this helmet.  They turned out a great helmet with great ventilation and emergency release which is unique in this price category.

The LS2 Subverter helmet is made from the LS2’s proprietary Kinetic Polymer Alloy (KPA) which is designed to give just a little flex in a crash to help disburse the crash forces.  Additionally, it has one of the widest eye ports on the market, allowing for maximum goggles compatibility and visibility.  Finally, this helmet has an emergency release system which allows for removal of the helmet quickly in the event of an emergency.

This helmet has a combined total of 35 air vents which provides for some of the best cooling in its class.  The foam is laser cut to ensure airflow and the liner is removable and washable.  This helmet does tend to run a little small, so take that into account when figuring out your size.

Reviews on this helmet are great!  Owners rave about how to feels like a very high quality helmet.  The only negative reviews were around sizing, which mentioned earlier, tends to run a little small.  So either try before you buy (if your local shop carriers LS2) or take the tendency to run small into account when figuring out your size from their size chart.

At this price point, most riders can afford this helmet if they are above the casual rider.

This helmet is one of the most expensive in the sub 200 category.

Pros

  • Emergency Release
  • Great Airflow
  • Large Eye Port

Cons

  • Upper End of Price Category
  • Sizing Issues

GMAX MX86

GMAX MX86

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Summary

This helmet was included in this list because it is slightly more expensive than my cutoff for the “cheap” category, but is very inexpensive for the sub-200 category.

4.1

Review

This helmet is made out of a thermo-plastic alloy and has 16 air vents.  Additionally, it has a large port for goggles, allowing for compatibility with most goggles and good visibility.

This helmet has adequate airflow and has a removable liner to ensure that you have a nice clean helmet.  This helmet tends to run a little small, so take that into account when selecting your size.

The reviews for this helmet are generally good with the major issue seeming to be around the sizing of the helmets.

This helmet is very affordable for most riders and just missed the cut for our “cheap” category.

This helmet is the most inexpensive in the sub-200 range.

Pros

  • Price
  • Large Eye Port

Cons

  • Sizing Issues
  • No Advanced Technology
  • Only Adequate Ventilation