6 best helmets for less than Rs 10,000 in Nepal

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Finding the best helmets under Rs 10,000 can be a daunting task as there are numerous good helmets on the market.

A good helmet is definitely a must-have accessory for a two-wheeler rider. It is mandatory in Nepal for a two-wheeler rider to wear a helmet. Wearing a helmet is extremely important from a safety perspective as well. Along with safety, the helmet also adds style to the rider. This is the very reason helmets are available with different graphics and designs.

There are so many helmets in the market from different helmet companies. The graphics and design can always attract people to purchase a helmet, but they should always consider safety first instead of the styling.

It is always recommended to wear a good full helmet whether you are on a fuel-powered bike or an electric one. It would definitely be burdensome carrying it around when you are not riding and may mess your hair, but a good helmet will protect your eyes, protect you from the cold breeze, ensures better visibility, and reduce the chances of serious head injury if by any chance the rider gets into an accident.

So, today we will provide you with the list of the best helmets under Rs 10,000 in Nepal.

1LS2 FlashRs 8,900
2Axor ApexRs 9,800
3SMK TwisterRs 8,900-10,000
4MT TargoRs 7,875
55. Shiro SH- 890Rs 9,900
6Steelbird SA-2 AeronauticsRs 6,500

1. LS2 Flash

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LS2 is one of the well-known and probably the most sold among the best helmets in the valley. Its Stream and Rapid gained quite a popularity and are still one of the most preferred helmets due to the quality they offer at the price they are sold at. While both of them can still be a good choice, LS2 Flash offers fresh air with new designs and graphics making it a must-watch best helmet under Rs 10,000. The LS2 Flash has dual certification for ECE-R22/05 & DOT.

Talking about the design and the build of the helmet, the LS2 Flash comes with a helmet spoiler for an aerodynamic and sports-oriented look. It weighs around only 1,400 grams thanks to the polycarbonate material used in the shell. It not only makes the helmet lightweight but also makes it penetration-resistant. Inside the helmet is a high-density EPS foam which improves safety by providing strong cushioning and elasticity. It is also removable and washable and contains anti-bacterial and anti-allergic properties.

Similarly, the helmet also offers plenty of ventilation. It offers ventilation through the chin vent, the top inlet vent and the rear spoiler exhaust vent. This enables the exhaust vent to generate a constant flow of air through the channelled grooves in the EPS Foam. The visor on the LS2 Flash is Pinlock Ready (Pinlock 70) and is also scratch and UV-resistant. Riders can also wear glasses since the LS2 Flash has grooves to accommodate eye-wear. These features on LS2 helmets definitely makes it one of the best helmets available right now.

The price of LS2 Flash is Rs 8,900 and there are plenty of graphics to choose from.

2. Axor Apex

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Axor is definitely one of the most trending and best helmets at the moment. Axor too has different models under its name. The Apex series should definitely be on your list if you are purchasing a new helmet under Rs 10,000. All the helmets under Axor Apex Series are ISI certified. The helmet is built with ABS material which is used for high protection. It also has a dual EPS liner that is designed to fit the head perfectly as well as to absorb the impact during the crash and avoid penetration. The helmet features a chinstrap with a double D-ring for a secure fit.

As one of the best helmets, this also features plenty of vents for airflow. The upper vent helps to maximise air volume into the helmet interior while the back outlet is integrated with the spoiler and allows optimum flow-through ventilation. The breath guard and chin curtain are also included in this helmet.

Furthermore, there is an optically correct anti-fog visor which has a quick and toolless change mechanism. Having an anti-fog visor is a great deal as it prevents the visor from fogging in the event of rain, humidity or sudden changes in temperature. There is also an internal sun visor.

The price of Axor Apex is Rs 9,800 and there are multiple graphics the users can choose from.

3. SMK Twister

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SMK is another best helmet brand that provides a durable helmet with good cushioning. SMK claims that the company has used the latest generation materials for maximum safety and style. SMK twister definitely is one of the best helmets under Rs 10,000. It is also ISI and ECE certified and there are plenty of features for comfortability and safety. Inside the helmet is an antistatic moisture-controlled fabric. It is also hypoallergenic, which means it does not create any irritation on allergic conditions on the skin. The inner of the helmet is also removable and can be cleaned by the rider themselves.

Similarly, multi-density EPS on the helmet provides enhanced impact absorption and allows cooling air to travel unrestricted through tunnels created in the EPS. The helmet is also Bluetooth-ready and has a dedicated spot for the intercom. SMK twister features plenty of air vents for airflow. The helmet features chin air vents and top air vents with channelled exhausts that keep the insides of the helmet cool. Furthermore, the helmet also features a breath deflector, hot air exhaust and wind protector for comfortability.

The visor is also well-equipped on the twister. There is a dual visor on the helmet and the main visor has a pin-lock system that creates an air-tight chamber and does not allow the fog to settle on it. The visor is also UV resistant, scratch-resistant and has a quick-release feature. The reinforced strap has a quick-release feature as well.

The price of SMK Twister is from Rs 8,900-10,000, depending on the graphics. SMK also offers the Stellar model, which costs Rs 8,750.

4. MT Targo

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MT has been one of the most genuine and best helmet brands over the years. If you are looking for helmets under Rs 10,000 in Nepal, you should definitely pay attention to MT helmets. MT Targo has a HIRP build. The HIRP (high impact resistant polymer) material is formulated by a polymer injected into very precise blocks to provide better properties such as lightness and impact resistance. Furthermore, the helmet is both DOT and ECE certified.

The interior is well-designed on MT Targo. The helmet features an anti-allergic, removable and washable interior. The interior of the helmet is also fire retardant and features air inlets as well as air extraction.

The helmet features an anti-scratch and anti-fog visor that will provide 100 per cent vision. Although the visor is easily detachable, it also features a metal lock screen that allows it to remain intact and block all the obstacles that hamper the viewing. Similarly, the flexibility and resistance of polycarbonate on the visor guarantee optimum safety and the optical factor allows higher levels of light transmission. The anti-fog features also ensure a clean and safe vision for the riders using this one of the best helmets.

The price of MT Targo is Rs 7,875.

5. Shiro SH- 890

Shiro may not be a commercial name in the market for best helmets, but it does offer some decent helmets at an affordable price. Shiro SH- 890 is one of its best helmets under Rs 10,000. The design of this helmet can be seen as an inspiration from the reputed Shark helmets. The outer shell of the helmet is made from high-pressure ABS technology, a type of lightweight thermoplastic. It is known for its high strength and impact resistance.

The internal part of the helmet features multi-density EPS (expanded polyester) and a knit mesh cushioned comfort liner, which is removable and washable. Similarly, the absorbent material also soaks up the sweat from the face and keeps the insides dry. There are nine vents (five intakes and four exhaust ports) in the helmet for proper airflow. Furthermore, it also has an adjustable micrometric lock.

The three-stop visor on the helmet is made from optically correct polycarbonate material. The hard-coated surface of the visor is also scratch-resistance and includes Pinlock 30 anti-fog. This should offer efficient clear vision while riding. It also features a quick-release mechanism and the 360-degree rubber gasket installed between the visor and the shell provides a perfect seal that shuts out water or dust and makes the helmet quieter.

The price of the Shiro SH-890 is Rs 9,900 and is one of the best helmets under Rs 10,000.

6. Steelbird SA-2 Aeronautics

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Another best helmet under Rs 10,000 is Steelbird’s SA-2 Aeronautics. Steelbird has gained quite a reputation, especially for the feminine full helmets. It is mainly known for economic helmets and is probably the most popular choice in that category. This is a lightweight helmet that weighs only around 1,300 grams. Built with a high-impact ABS material shell, it has aerodynamics and an assertive design.  

Talking about the inside of the helmet, as one of the best helmets under Rs 10,000, it has multi-layer EPS (Thermocol) for high and low density for more safety with air channels. The inner padding of the helmet is specially treated, which makes it anti-allergic. The padding is also easily removable and washable.

The ventilation is also pretty good with this helmet. Steelbird claims that this is the world’s first helmet with NACA Duct air flow technology. This is an effective airflow system which has been used in aircraft and supercars. The double NACA  inlets above the shield allow the entry of a large volume of air inside the helmet to refresh and dehumidify the interior while the inlets on the back allow quick extraction of the stale air.

Steelbird SA-2 Aeronautics features a scratch-resistant coated visor with a quick-release visor mechanism kit. The helmet also features an odourless mouth guard and micro-metric buckle.

The price of Steelbird SA-2 Aeronautics is Rs 6,500.

These were our choices for the best helmets under Rs 10,000 in Nepal. There are numerous options in the market you can choose from. Other best helmets like Spyder Strike, Axxis Draken, Jet Star for Café Racer Styling, Kawachi Diablo and Studds Thunder all fall under Rs 10,000 and are easily available in most helmets shops around the valley.

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Subba was a tech and auto writer at Onlinekhabar until December 2022.

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