With increasing accidents and an undying need for safety on Indian roads, there has been a hike in the sale and purchase of helmets in the recent times. Many helmet companies have come into the market with latest technologies and materials offering all riders out there many options to choose from.
The new laws have also been implemented by most states and wearing a helmet for both the rider and the pavilion is now mandatory in our country. With increasing road rage, buying a well built branded helmet is very essential. Many of us think that buying a good quality branded helmet is extremely expensive, which is why many people in India choose to pick up helmets from roadside kiosks.
Best Helmets under Rs 3000 in India
We have put together our review for some affordable helmets that you can buy in India. These helmets cost less than Rs 3,000 and are from well-known companies that guarantee your safety, style and comfort with the best technology.
Steelbird SBA-2 Streak helmet
The Steelbird SBA-2 Streak helmet is a great choice for those of you who are looking for something that is stylish and fashionable. Priced at approximately Rs 2,500, the SBA-2 offers the longest visor in the helmet industry.
Shell Design: The Steelbird SBA-2 Streak helmet is a full face helmet that comes in an oval shield. The outer shell is made from high-impact ABS material and feels sturdy. The helmet has been designed in Italy and complies with all European standards. The helmet is available in two sizes, 580mm and 600mm. You can also choose from the following colors: Matt Black, Glossy Black, Matt Silver, Matt Maroon, Matt Desert Storm, Matt Battle green, Matt Yamaha Blue, Matt Sports Red and Matt Honda Grey.
Ventilation System: The Steelbird SBA-2 Streak helmet offers advanced ventilation. The helmet uses the air booster system in the upper air vent. There is also an air vent on the chin guard. There is an air intake in the front of the helmet and one at the top. Apart from this there are two rear extractors for recycling air.
Visor: The Steelbird SBA-2 Streak helmet has the longest visor in the entire helmet industry. The visor is coated with iridium for better clarity. It comes in 4 colors, gold, blue, rainbow and silver. The main visor is nice and big and covers 60% of the face. It is efficient in blocking the noise and provides protection from the sun and pollution. The polycarbonate visor is anti-scratch and offers a quick release mechanism.
Comfort: The shell comes in an oval shape. The helmet is lined with multiple padding that keeps the helmet breathable. There is a neck protector for better support and protection. The mouth guard is odourless. The buckle and nylon straps are soft and comfortable.
Studds Shifter Décor D5 Full Face Helmet
Studds is one of the best helmet providers in the market today. Studds helmets are designed in Europe and come with an ISI certification. Priced at Rs 2,700 the Studds Shifter Décor offers great safety and are very durable in the long run.
Shell Design: The outer shell is an aerodynamic design. It is made from high quality thermoplastic. The paints used on the helmet are polyurethane paints that are UV resistant which do not cause the color to fade. This is a full face helmet.
Ventilation System: The helmet offers great ventilation. The air flow to the head is good and the rider will feel no suffocation or breathlessness while wearing the helmet.
Visor: This is a full face helmet with a polycarbonate visor. The visor offers good vision and is effective in blocking the noise. It is silicon coated and therefore offers an anti scratch finish. The helmet comes in a quick release visor mechanism.
Comfort: The liners are replaceable and washable that ensure hygiene and cleanliness. Moreover, the EPS density padding is soft and shock absorbent. The anti allergic velveteen adds to the hygiene and comfort of the helmet.
Steelbird SA-1 7Wings Aeronautics Full Face Helmet
The resin helmet shell is a very tough exterior offering a wide view to the rider. Priced at Rs 2,700 approximately, the Steelbird SA-1 Wings Aeronautics helmet is a tough contender in this race. This is the world’s first helmet with NACA Duct air flow technology, otherwise used in aircrafts and super cars.
Shell Design: This ISI marked helmet is extremely tough. The shell is made up of high impact ABS material. This is full face helmet available in several colors like battle green, matt maroon, matt blue, moon yellow, sports red and matt white. You can also choose from various sizes depending on your comfort.
Ventilation System: The double NACA vents above the shield allow maximum air passage and air flow, keeping the helmet fresh and also dehumidifying the inside. This keeps the rider feeling fresh and does not breathlessness or uneasiness. There are also two NACA outlets at the back of the helmet for air recycling.
Visor: The visor is wide and provides good clarity. It is effective at keeping the noise at bay. Just like the shell, the visor too is available is various colors like smoke visor, rainbow visor, chrome silver visor, night vision blue visor, night vision gold visor, plain visor etc.
Comfort: The helmet offers the usual comfort of a Steelbird helmet, which means soft padding and breathable porous material liners. The micro metric buckle is easy and convenient to use.
The Vega Off-Road helmet
The Vega Off-Road is an ISI certified helmet priced at Rs 1,800 approximately. This is a very affordable helmet, perhaps the cheapest helmet in this range. The helmet comes with a set of inbuilt goggles. The helmet is available in various shell sizes.
Shell Design: This is a full face helmet. The outer shell is made up of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene for a tough and secure exterior. The shell is in UV finish so the color will never fade nor will you see any scratches on the surface. The goggles as mentioned earlier are inbuilt and offer a scratch free surface. There is also a sun shade on the top of the helmet. you can remove the sun shade entirely if you wish.
Ventilation System: The Vega Off-Road has two rear exhaust vents and multiple other high capacity vents that offer dual port ventilation. The helmet offers a good air flow. The air recycling gives the rider a comfortable and airy ride. The vents are also very stylishly placed on the helmet, adding on to the look.
Comfort: The inner material is made up of multi-density EPS liner. This liner offers a soft and shock free ride. The lining can be removed and washed. It is easy to clean the liners and maintain hygiene. The helmet provides an odorless technology and the padding absorbs perspiration caused due to heat.
Visor: The Vega Off-Road helmet offers a scratch resistant visor. You can remove the visor if you wish. The visor is entirely detachable. Many riders prefer to just use the goggles and no visor at all.
Royal Enfield HEAW17032 Classic Stripes Drifter Helmet
The Riyal Enfield Drifter is a full Face Helmet is a helmet made by none other than the popular motorcycle brand, Royal Enfield. This ISI (IS: 4151) and dot (FMVSS no 218) certified helmet is priced at Rs 2,800 approximately and 1.97 KGs.
Shell Design: The outer shell is made up of high quality single unit ABS shell material. The helmet has an ergonomic shape and aerodynamic design. The helmet comes in a matter finish and the shell UV treated. This means that the color will not fade and there will be no scratches on the surface of the helmet. The helmet also has an EOS jaw protector to protect the rider from shock and extreme pressure in the unlikelihood of an accident.
Ventilation System: There are 6 vents in the helmet. There are 4 vents on the top and sides of the helmet, 1 vent on the chin and 1 exhaust port. The wide eye port design of the helmet makes sure that the rider can experience enough air flow.
Visor: The visor is made from polycarbonate material with micrometric stops. The visor is hard coated and UV treated that allows a scratch free surface. The helmet offers an easy visor release mechanism with no additional tools required.
Comfort: The liners used inside the helmet are made from polyester and knit mesh. These materials are soft and extremely comfortable for the skin and head. They can be removed and washed and are odorless. The chin strap retention is a great feature in the helmet and offer good comfort with the nylon straps.
We hope you enjoyed this section and will consider buying these helmets. While there is no price to your life and safety, these helmets are more reasonable and affordable if you do not want to spend as much money over a helmet. They offer good protection and comfort to the rider as well as the pavilion. They are all full-face helmets that are by far considered the most safe and effective in ensuring your safety against unprecedented injuries or accidents.
Another factor to note is that all these helmets provide a very chic and expensive look even though they are all priced below Rs 3,000. They can be worn by both men and women and can be used for any type of a two wheeler.
We hope this review has helped you in making a decision. Ride safe!