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Custom Helmet Gallery | Are Lids Cooler in Japan?


Custom Helmet Gallery | Are Lids Cooler in Japan?

We attended the All-Japan National MX Championship Series finale in Sendai, Japan, last weekend, and as always one of the things that stood out after we got done drooling on all the cool factory bikes were the custom-painted helmets. While stock graphics have gotten better than ever and seem to rule the landscape in AMA racing, the majority of racers in Japan have custom paint on their helmets. From clean and classy to gaudy and 80s-style, we loved them all. Check out this gallery of helmets from Japan and comment which one you like the best!

Donn Maeda

Donn Maeda is a 30-year veteran in moto-journalism, having worked at Cycle News and Dirt Rider before launching MXracer Magazine and TransWorld Motocross Magazine. Maeda is the Editor-In-Chief at Swapmoto Live and you can catch him on a dirt bike or in the saddle of a mountain bike on most days.

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  1. Jeff Crutcher October 31, 2019

    The lightning bolt number 48 lid is amazing.

  2. Clinton Fowler November 1, 2019

    Is Bell not sold in Japan? And there’s definitely so rad bike compared to the US riders. What happened to the 90’s when it seemed like all the top guys had killer paint jobs?!