5. HJC CL-17 Helmet, $150
The CL-17 is the recent update to HJC’s bestselling CL-16 helmet. The lightweight polycarbonate composite shell was designed with optimum aerodynamics in mind, while effective venting keeps your cranium cooler on hot days. The optically clear faceshield features 95% UV protection in addition to an anti-scratch coating. The visor accepts Pinlock anti-fog inserts for clear vision in poor weather. The RapidFire Shield Replacement System mount allows for easy, fast shield swapping as light conditions change. The interior liner is plush and comfortable. In fact, most of the CL-17’s features make it feel like a premium helmet costing hundreds more than the $150 list price. Available at your local HJC dealer.