Motorcycle Helmets for Big Heads


For some people, finding a motorcycle helmet that fits their big, over-sized head, is like winning the lottery. Sometimes you get close, but not quite close enough, and other times it’s never going to fit even if you were to cover your head with grease or vaseline.

In an attempt to make life a little better for the many big-headed motorcycle riders who struggle to find the perfect fit, we present an ever-updating list of motorcycle helmets that are more than 64 cm (24¼”) in size.

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IMPORTANT: Be sure to measure your head size before ordering, as a 3XL or 4XL of one brand may be a completely different measurement to another brand’s 3XL or 4XL. Size measurements given below come directly from the manufacturers’ websites.

Before you do anything else, measure your head size carefully. Wherever possible try to measure in centimeters as it can be more accurate. See our guide “How To Know Your Helmet Size” for written and video instructions.

When buying a helmet online, decide which helmet you want first. Next, find a local dealer who has that same helmet available in your size. Try it on to confirm the size you need. Take note of the price. Go home and check the online price. More often than not the price will be cheaper online. Place your order.
(If you have no local dealer and you’re buying from Amazon, you will see some items say ‘Free Returns’, meaning it costs you nothing to return an item. Some people will order, say, the 3XL and the 4XL, try them on then return the one that doesn’t fit.)

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Motorcycle Helmets Up To 70 cm (27½ inches)
+++HJC Motorcycle Helmets
+++VEGA Motorcycle Helmets
Motorcycle Helmets Up To 68.6 cm (27 inches)
+++Daytona Motorcycle Helmets
Motorcycle Helmets Up To 68 cm (26¾ inches)
+++ZOX Motorcycle Helmets
+++Scorpion Motorcycle Helmets


Motorcycle Helmets Up To 70 cm (27½ inches)

HJC Motorcycle Helmets

With almost five decades of experience behind it, HJC knows a thing or two about the motorcycle helmet industry. That is probably why they are the number 1 brand in North America.

HJC has been one of the leaders in larger size helmets for many years now and has 5X-Large sized helmets available in several helmet models in both Full-Face and Modular styles.

HJC Large Helmet Sizing
Sizing Inches Metric Hat Size
3X-Large 25⅝” – 26″ 65 – 66 cm 8⅛ – 8¼
4X-Large 26⅜” – 26¾” 67 – 68 cm 8⅜ – 8½
5X-Large 27¼” – 27⅝” 69 – 70 cm 8⅝ – 8¾

The HJC CL-17 Solid helmet is constructed from advanced polycarbonate for added strength. It features a scratch-resistant face-shield which is pinlock ready for the ultimate anti-fogging system. Internal channeling allows excellent air-flow from front to rear removing heat and humidity build-up.

The HJC CL-MAX III modular helmet offers exceptional value for a flip-up helmet. Sadly the largest size is only 3X-Large, which should be more than enough for most people, but a disappointment for many more. This DOT approved helmet has a single button, one-handed flip front release system, and is even prescription glasses friendly. The liner and cheek pads are completely removable and washable.

Name Size Range Helmet Type Certification Price Range Approx.
Weight
HJC CL-17
Solid
3X-Large
5X-Large
Full-Face DOT < $150 3.9 lbs.
1.75 Kg
HJC CL-MAX
III
3X-Large Modular DOT $150 – $200 4 lbs.
1.8 Kg

The above HJC helmets are all available from Amazon.
Link to HJC CL-17 Solid 5X-Large on Amazon.
Link to HJC CL-17 Solid 3X-Large on Amazon.
Link to HJC CL-MAX III 3X-Large. Smaller sizes are also available for the CL-MAX 3.


VEGA Motorcycle Helmets

The Vega Ultra Big Head is a Full-Face helmet that was specifically created for men and women with larger heads and/or cheeks. It has both DOT and ECE certification. Sizing for the Vega Ultra Big Head is as shown below, i.e 3X-L to 6X-L, however we can only provide a link for the 5X-Large at this time, but will update if that situation should change.

Vega recommends that you measure your head size in centimeters for optimum accuracy.

Vega Large Helmet Sizing
Sizing Inches Metric Hat Size
3X-Large 25½” – 26″ 65 – 66 cm 8⅛ – 8¼
4X-Large 26¼” – 26¾” 67 – 68 cm 8⅜ – 8½
5X-Large 27″ – 27½” 69 – 70 cm 8⅝ – 8¾
6X-Large 27¾” – 28¼” 71 – 72 cm 8⅞ – 9

The Vega Ultra Big Head features an aerodynamic polycarbonate shell with 3 large closeable air vents with a multichannel EPS liner for maximum airflow.
The Comfort Tech Wick-Dri Liner is completely removable, washable, and replaceable.
Online reviews attest to the Vega Ultra Big Head’s great fit and comfort.

Name Size Available Helmet Type Certification Price Range Approx.
Weight
Vega Ultra
Big Head
5X-Large Full-Face DOT, ECE < $150 3.3 lb.
1.5 Kg

The Vega Ultra Big Head 5X-Large is available on Amazon for less than 150 USD.


Motorcycle Helmets Up To 68.6 cm (27 inches)

Daytona Motorcycle Helmets

Daytona has a wide range of helmets for the motorcyclist with a larger head. If you ever wanted to make a statement as a biker, then wearing a Daytona helmet would be more than any words could ever possibly say.

Daytona Helmets boast the lightest DOT approved motorcycle helmets, as well as the smallest DOT 1/2 shell helmet. For the larger head size we’re looking for the 3X-Large and the 4X-Large. Be sure to measure your head size before ordering as a 3XL or 4XL of one brand may be a completely different measurement to another brand!

Daytona Large Helmet Sizing
Sizing Inches Metric Hat Size
3X-Large 25⅛” – 26″ 63.8 – 66 cm 8 – 8 2/7
4X-Large 26⅛” – 27″ 66.4 – 68.6 cm 8 1/3 – 8 3/5

If you ever wanted a unique helmet, then you’re looking for the Daytona Scull Cap without visor. Definitely a great little helmet for getting around town or highway cruising. It’s DOT approved, and can be had for a very reasonable price too.

If you want a little more coverage but would still like a lightweight helmet, then look no further than the Daytona Cruiser ¾ Shell. A neat little number with comfortable lining and visually appealing at the same time. It comes with a snap-on visor which can be easily removed.

The Daytona Modular is a great helmet for those who want the option of a full-face as well as an open-face at the click of a button. Modular helmets are super convenient when you want to chat with your buddy, take a quick drink, or fill the gas tank without needing to remove your helmet. Not to forget the Daytona Glide Modular are affordable and DOT approved!

Name Sizing Helmet Type Certification Price Range Approx.
Weight
Scull Cap
W/O Visor
3X-Large
4X-Large
Half Shell DOT $60  – $175 2 lbs.
0.9 Kg
Cruiser
3X-Large
4X-Large
¾ Shell DOT < $100 2.4 lbs.
1.08 Kg
Glide Modular
3X-Large
4X-Large
Modular DOT <$155 4.2 lbs.
1.9 Kg

All of the above helmets are available on Amazon, choose from the selection below.
Scull Cap ½ Shell without visor – 3X-Large, Dull Black, Grey Carbon Fiber, Leather covered with visor.
Scull Cap ½ Shell without visor – 4X-Large, Dull Black, Grey Carbon Fiber, Leather covered with visor.

Cruiser ¾ Shell – 3X-Large, Dull Black, Hi-Gloss White.
Cruiser ¾ Shell – 4X-Large, Dull Black, Hi-Gloss White.

Glide Modular – 3X-Large, Hi-Gloss White, Silver Metallic, Fluorescent Yellow, Black Cherry.
Glide Modular – 4X-Large, Hi-Gloss White, Silver Metallic, Fluorescent Yellow, Black Cherry, Gun Metal Grey Metallic.


Motorcycle Helmets Up To 68 cm (26¾ inches)

ZOX Motorcycle Helmets

ZOX is a Canadian brand that entered the motorcycle helmet market a little over a decade ago. ZOX helmets meet or exceed DOT FMVSS-218 Certification and ECE 22.05 Standards.

First up we have the ZOX Thunder 2 full-face helmet. Made from injected thermoplastic resin with a high integrity chin bar for added security, and a high safety anti-scratch shield. On the inside, it has optimized comfort padding which unfortunately is not removable. It does, however, have great air-flow with integrated ducts and rear extractors. Maximum helmet size for the ZOX Thunder 2 is 3X-Large.

ZOX Large Helmet Sizing
Sizing Inches Metric Hat Size
3X-Large 25⅝” – 26″ 65 – 66 cm 8⅛ – 8¼
4X-Large 26⅜” – 26¾” 67 – 68 cm 8⅜ – 8½
5X-Large 27⅛” – 27½” 69 – 70 cm 8⅝” – 8¾”

Next, we have the ZOX Brigade SVS modular helmet which also has an injected thermoplastic resin shell with an EPS liner. SVS stands for Solar Visor System which easily activates anti-fogging. This modular helmet has been designed for improved ventilation and wind noise reduction by way of improved sealing.

Easily switch from full-face to open-face with one hand, even with gloves. An anti-scratch exterior and an anti-fog interior this premium helmet offers ultimate comfort and is communications device ready.

At this time the 5X-Large is unavailable but we will update should that situation change.

Name Sizing Helmet Type Certification Price Range Approx.
Weight
ZOX
Thunder 2
3X-Large Full Face DOT, ECE < $100 3.2 lbs.
1.4 Kg
ZOX
Brigade SVS
3X-Large
4X-Large
5X-Large
Modular DOT, ECE <$150 3.6 lbs.
1.65 Kg

Both of the above models of ZOX helmets are available on Amazon.
Link to the 3X-Large ZOX Thunder 2 full-face helmet.
Link to the Brigade SVS Modular helmet 3X-Large, and 4XLarge.


Scorpion Motorcycle Helmets

Scorpion has a wide range of motorcycle helmets in larger sizes covering everything from full-face, open-face, and modular, to their unique 3-in-1 Covert helmet.

The EXO-R420 is a full-face helmet which has an advanced LG® polycarbonate shell and a multi-layer EPS foam lining producing an ultra-lightweight Snell approved helmet, however the larger sizes (3X-Large and 4X-Large) do not have Snell certification only DOT approved. But, still a great, safe helmet nonetheless!

The next full-face helmet is the EXO-R710 which has a shell made from interlaced fiberglass and Aramid fibers, is DOT approved, and amazingly retails for under $200.

Both of the above full-face helmets come with Scorpion’s Elliptec™ II easy-release Faceshield; EverClear® Anti-Fogging, scratch-resistant shield; KwikWick® II anti-microbial interior padding which is removable and washable; and integrated pockets ready for your Bluetooth communications system.

Scorpion Large Helmet Sizing
Sizing Inches Metric Hat Size
3X-Large 25 9/16″ – 26″ 65 – 66 cm 8⅛ – 8¼
4X-Large 26⅜” – 26¾” 67 – 68 cm 8⅜ – 8½

I’m not quite sure what it is about the EXO-CT220 and the EXO Belfast open-face helmets, but they both seem to exude some old-world charm. Two very nice looking helmets that would look great on anyone.

The EXO-CT220 has an advanced LG® polycarbonate shell with dual-density EPS foam lining offering advanced protective qualities. One of the features of the EXO-CT220 is that it comes with a dark smoke SpeedView® drop-down sun-visor as well as an interchangeable Clear faceshield. The Kwikwick® II comfort liner is also removable and washable, and it is also communication device ready.

The EXO-Belfast is a lot more stylish with increased comfort as you can see. Its hand-laid fiberglass shell is lined on the inside with a hand-stitched nappa leather liner offering a classy, elegant plush interior. It is also equipped with the SpeedView® Drop-down Dark Smoke Sunvisor. The EXO-Belfast offers a package of comfort, style and modern technology all rolled into one. And of course, the EXO-CT220 and the EXO-Belfast are both DOT certified.

Name Sizing Helmet Type Certification Price Range Approx.
Weight
EXO-R420
3X-Large
4X-Large
Full Face DOT < $160 Unknown
EXO-R710
3X-Large Full Face Snell 2015
DOT
< $200 Unknown
EXO-CT220
3X-Large Open Face DOT < $150 Unknown
EXO Belfast
3X-Large Open Face DOT < $200 Unknown
EXO-GT920
3X-Large Modular DOT < $230 Unknown
EXO-GT950
3X-Large Modular DOT < $300 3.9 lbs.
1.78 Kg
Covert
3X-Large 3-in-1 DOT < $210 Unknown

If you’re not sure whether you want a full-face or an open-face, then you should go for a modular and enjoy the best of both styles in one helmet.

The EXO-GT920 modular helmet switches from full-face to open-face with its single-lever flip up on its lightweight, polycarbonate shell. The dual-density EPS liner provides optimal energy displacement in the case of an accident. As well as the flip-up front, it also comes with an easy access drop-down sun visor. The anti-microbial moisture-wicking fabric keeps your head cool and comfortable. It is also prescription glasses friendly.

The EXO-GT950 Modular helmet has a polycarbonate shell with an aero-tuned ventilation system. On the inside is the dual-density EPS liner with the KwikWick® II Anti-Microbial comfort liner. Not only does it have the retractable internal sun visor, but it also has a removable external peak visor which you can add/remove depending on your riding requirements for the day.

The EXO-GT950 is more feature-packed than we can cover in this overview, but it has pretty much everything that has already been mentioned on the other Scorpion lids above. The chin-bar can be raised or lowered with either hand is a pretty cool feature worth mentioning though.

Let’s move on to the final helmet on our list of Scorpion motorcycle helmets for big heads, and that’s the Covert. If you’re unfamiliar with the Covert, let me tell you it really is one ‘badass’ looking lid (Scorpion’s description, not mine). It’s almost Darth Vaderish if you ask me (not really 🙂 ).

Apparently they started out with a half shell helmet to which they added a front visor. Next, they turned it into a ¾ open-face helmet by adding a comfort sleeve to the rear which could be added or removed as necessary, then they thought “hey, why stop there?”, and went on to add the front face section and ended up with a 3-in-1 helmet.

Despite the spacey look, it comes standard with everything required to make it DOT approved. Lightweight polycarbonate shell; dual-density EPS liner, moisture-wicking, anti-microbial comfort liner; anti-fog visor. The rear comfort sleeve is removable as is the front mask thus allowing you a choice of half shell, ¾ shell, or full-face.

All of the above Scorpion helmets are available on Amazon. Unfortunately, the full-faced EXO-R420 is the only one available in 4X-Large, but all are available in 3X-Large. Follow the links below for more information.

EXO-R420 Solid 4X-Large Titanium, or Matte Black.
EXO-R420 Solid 3X-Large.
EXO-R710 Solid 3X-Large.
EXO-CT220 Solid 3X-Large.
EXO Belfast 3X-Large.
EXO-GT920 Unit 3X-Large.
EXO-AT950 Tucson Red 3X-Large, EXO-AT950 Tucson Hi-Viz 3X-Large.
Covert Solid 3X-Large.


TO BE CONTINUED . . . . .

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