5 BEST Dirt Bike Helmets Under 400 Dollars

Maybe you are a racer, or maybe just a weekend warrior that doesn’t mind spending money on gear. We have taken a look at the top 5 dirt bike helmets under 400 dollars in this roundup!

Now we are getting to the premium price range for helmets.  These helmets should be considered if you are hardcore into dirt bikes or dirt bike racing.  While out of many riders price range and a significant investment, you may find that the added comfort of a helmet in this category is worth it if you ride often.

Best Dirt Bike Helmets Under 400 Dollars

Leatt GPX 5.5 V19.1

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Summary

This helmet scores the highest in both the category and the overall of all the helmets we reviewed.  Definitely a solid choice for a long lasting helmet!

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Review

The Leatt GPX 5.5 V19.1 scored a 4.5 out of 5 in the Feature category using the grading scale described in the beginning of this article.

This helmet from Leatt is designed with a smaller overall profile than other helmets in its class.  The reason for design choice to to lower the amount of rotational forces that are exposed during a crash.  Instead of going with the MIPS technology, Leatt opted to go with a “360 Turbine” system which has thin turbines in the helmet to slow the rotational force and slow the impact during a crash.  Additionally this helmet has removable cheek pads for emergency helmet removal and the entire helmet is designed to work well with neck braces.

The Leatt GPX 5.5 V19.1 scored 4.5 out of 5 for Comfort on our rating system.

This helmet has plenty of ventilation and a removable liner like the other helmets in this category.  It will keep you cool during a ride.  The ventilation has been designed to still perform well at low speeds.

Analyzing a ton of online reviews, we gave the Leatt GPX 5.5 V19.1 a 5 out of 5 in the Reviews category.

This helmet gets great reviews from the owners.  Leatt is known for quality and it shows with this helmet.

All of the helmets in the “under 400 dollar” category are going to get the same score.  We gave this helmet a 3 out of 5 for Accessibility because the helmets in this category are more expensive than many riders will want to stomach.

When using the other helmets in this “under 400” category as a benchmark, we gave the Leatt GPX 5.5 V19.1 a 4 out of 5 for price.

This helmet falls right in the middle of the price range for the sub-400 dollar category.  It is a very good value for what you get for the price.

Using the metric and weights described at he beginning of this article, the overall score that the Leatt GPX 5.5 V19.1 gets is a 4.4 out of 5. This is the top helmet in the under 400 dollar category, as well as our overall winner for all helmets!

Pros

  • 360 Turbine
  • Emergency Cheek Pad Removal
  • Great Airflow

Cons

  • Too Pricey for some Riders

Our Runner Up Pick – Fly Racing 2020 F2 Carbon

Fly Racing 2020 F2 Carbon

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Summary

A step above the Fly Racing 2020 Toxin, the 2020 F2 Carbon provides a lot of technology for a good price.

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Review

The Fly Racing 2020 F2 Carbon scored a 4 out of 5 in the Feature category using the grading scale described in the beginning of this article.

This helmet from Fly Racing includes the MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) system to help protect the riders head during a crash.  The shell is made from a carbon matrix and the liner is EPS (Extruded Polystyrene).  Additionally, this helmet includes nice touches like aluminum visor screws and stainless steel rivets and D-Rings.

The Fly Racing 2020 F2 Carbon scored 4 out of 5 for Comfort on our rating system.

This helmet utilizes the COOLMAX removable and washable liner.  Additionally, like all Fly Racing helmets, it has Fly Racings TFV (True Functional Ventilation) system.  Owners seem to love how lightweight the helmet is so it is not a burden to wear.

Analyzing a ton of online reviews, we gave the Fly Racing 2020 F2 Carbon a 5 out of 5 in the Reviews category.

This helmet gets rave reviews from the riders who wear it.  The sizing is spot on and riders really appreciate the light weight of the helmet.

All of the helmets in the “under 400 dollar” category are going to get the same score.  We gave this helmet a 3 out of 5 for Accessibility because not all riders will want to spend the money to buy a helmet in the sub 400 dollar range.

When using the other helmets in this “under 400” category as a benchmark, we gave the Fly Racing 2020 F2 Carbon a 4 out of 5 for price.

This helmet is priced right in the middle of our sub-400 dollar range.  It is a good price for how much helmet you get.

Using the metric and weights described at he beginning of this article, the overall score that the Fly Racing 2020 F2 Carbon gets is a 4.15 out of 5. This is the runner up helmet in the under 400 dollar category, a great option!

Pros

  • MIPS
  • Light Weight
  • Great Airflow

Cons

  • Higher Priced Helmet

Other Dirt Bike Helmets Under 400 Dollars

These Motocross Helmets are still good, they just did not score as highly as our top pick and our runner-up.

Fox Racing 2020 V2

Fox Racing 2020 V2

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Summary

Fox Racing upgraded their V2 helmet this year with the addition of their Fluid Inside technology for the 2020 line.

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Review

When you start to get into the sub 400 dollar range for a helmet, you start to see vendors introduce some pretty innovative technologies.  Fox has done this here with the “Fluid Inside” technology that is a series of fluid filled beads inside the helmet to help dissipate forces in a crash.  This helmet also includes the MVRS (Magnetic Visor Release System) that allows for the visor to fall off during a crash instead of tear off.

This helmet has a total of 15 vents (11 intake and 4 exhaust).  We would have liked to have seen more air ventilation for increased comfort.  This helmet has a removable washable liner to ensure that your helmet is always clean.

This helmet gets very good reviews from riders who wear them regularly.  As with most Fox helmets, they do tend to run a little small, so take that into account when figuring out your sizing.

Only those who are serious and ride often will want to spend the money for the sub-400 dollar range helmets.

For this pricing tier, the Fox Racing 2020 V2 helmet is very well priced.

Pros

  • Fluid Inside Technology
  • MVRS System
  • Good Price for Tier

Cons

  • Too Pricey for some Riders
  • Ventilation could be improved

Bell Moto-9 with MIPS

Bell Moto-9 with MIPS

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Summary

Not to be confused with their lower MX-9 model, the Bell Moto-9 is a great helmet with emergency removal included!

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Review

This helmet from Bell is a step up from their less expensive model (called MX-9, which is reviewed in the Sub 200 dollar list).  It includes the MIPS system to help with protection during a crash.  It is made from a “Tri-Matrix” shell and features an emergency release feature that is based around removable cheek pads.

This helmet has plenty of ventilation to keep you cool on a long day of riding.  It includes a removable and washable liner infused with silver to cut down on sweat odors.

People love this helmet.  It is super high quality and it shows.  People love this fit and categorize it as snug (which you want), but true to size.

Like all the helmets in this category, it might not be accessible for most riders.

This helmet grazes the upper end of our sub-400 price category.  While you are buying quality, it is not inexpensive.

Pros

  • MIPS
  • Emergency Cheek Pad Removal
  • Great Reviews

Cons

  • Price

O’Neal 10 Series Helmet

O’Neal 10 Series Helmet

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Comfort
Rider Perspective
Accessibility
Price

Summary

O’Neal is sometimes thought of as targeting a lower price point.  However they have a helmet that falls into the sub-400 dollar category and does not disappoint.

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Review

This helmet from O’Neal is made from a lightweight fiberglass shell.  O’Neal also offers this helmet in a Carbon version that costs a little more and is made from lightweight carbon fiber.  It has some nice features such as goggle traction pads to eliminate goggle slip.  We would have liked to have seen some of the features that we see in the other helmets in this category such as MIPS or emergency release, however sadly they are not included.

This helmet has adequate ventilation and will keep you cool during the ride.  Like the other helmets in this price range it has a removal and washable liner (Coolmax in this case) to keep your helmet clean.

Users generally really like this helmet.

More expensive than many riders will want to spend.

This helmet is priced right in the middle of our sub-400 dollar price range.

Pros

  • Goggle Traction Pad
  • Good Ventilation

Cons

  • No Emergency Release
  • No Advanced Technology