J.D. Power and Associates who do independent and unbiased surveys and polls have gathered information on customer satisfaction of motorcycle helmets.

The study measures the overall satisfaction of motorcyclists with their new helmet in three key factors: ventilation, face shield, and design and styling; which consist of 11 attributes: quietness; ventilation/air flow; de-fogging; face shield ability to keep wind out; face shield ability to resist scratching; ease of replacing face shield; scratch resistance of shell; color/graphic design; weight; ease of fastening the strap; and fit and comfort.

Interesting.  This is an excellent buying tip for those of you who need new helmets.  So who won?

Arai pulled ahead scoring 830 points on a 1,000 point scale (that’s a lot of points).

If you are shopping for a helmet, we recommend picking up a full face helmet as it can protect your pretty smile from flying debris on the road.  Also note that in a crash a helmet improves your chance of survival by 37% so WEAR ONE!

Head to Motorcycle.com’s Motorcycle Rider Safety and Training section for more tips.

Updated:  Re-ordered for awesomeness!

See the full article for the top 5 ranked helmets from J.D. Power and Associates along with some pics.

1. Arai Helmets

2. Shoei Helmets

3. Icon Helmets

4. Harley-Davidson Helmets

5. Scorpion Helmets

For some safety tips, head to Motorcycle.com’s Motorcycle Rider Satefy and Training section.

  • Sean

    The above artical pictures are a bit misleading… HJC, Fulmer, and Bell were the bottom three, in the artical the link leads you to from J D Power…??

    [UPDATED! Thanks, Sean!]

  • Mark Prociw

    Ah, ya got me Sean!

    JD Power’s list was misleading to me (why didn’t they list in order of awesomeness?!)

    Thanks for the heads up!

  • Serena Whitty

    Just wanted to say My Arai Vector is Awsome! Comfortable, and Looks Good! Worth the price! Wouldn’t trade it in for anything! Try one on!

  • KW

    Do they come in XXXL?

  • aaron

    Harley Helmets are made by HJC. Go figure

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  • duncan

    I have a suomy spec 1r…the perfect lid