What we wear: Draken S Star full-face motorcycle helmet



Having sported a black lid so far this year, I wanted a motorcycle helmet for the darker, dingier months to give me a better chance of being seen. The Draken S Star full-face motorcycle helmet from Spanish helmet manufacturer Axxis in gloss fluor red has not disappointed – unsurprisingly, I feel more visible!

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Yes, it’s ‘loud’ – but I like the fact it makes a real statement, and many people have admired it for its glowing, glossy vibrancy. By day, it’s placed on the desk directly next to our Owen’s dark grey helmet – and you can really see its value. The grey helmet is extremely inconspicuous, whereas the Draken S Star shines like a distress beacon. Perfect.

To wear, it’s comfy and not noisy – although I do wear earplugs on every ride, so noise is never an issue for me. It’s well-vented and comes ready to install a pinlock visor insert, which I find a must-have on all lids I own.

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Visor is easy to remove with a Phillips screwdriver

When it first arrived, we played ‘guess the price’ – I opted for around £170 and was surprised to find it retails at under £80! It’s a lot of lid for your loot – with the added advantage of standing out more to other road users, which can only be a good thing.

The techy stuff:

  • ECE 22.06 homologation
  • Pinlock ready 2.2 mm max vision visor
  • Micrometric buckle for quick, convenient release
  • The Axxis Draken helmet has an ECE, DOT injected thermoplastic shell.
  • Front and rear air intake system, removable and washable interior pads.
  • UV protection visor
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • New fitting Shell Sizes XS – S – M – L – XL – 2XL
  • Weight 1450 ± 50 gr 

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A spot of cleaning. Got to love helmet doughnuts


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  • Optical polycarbonate anti-scratch visor
  • Optimal visor closing system
  • 2.2 mm thickness visor
  • MT-V-18C Pinlock
  • Max Vision Visor
  • DKS218 Fast and easy removing visor
  • Locking visor system

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  • Antiallergic fabric
  • Removable and washable lining
  • Inner ventilation
  • Ear pocket


  • Quick-release micrometric buckle
  • Multiple-density inner polystyrene
  • Large nose deflector included
  • Chin curtain included

It’s available in four equally-loud colourways from retailers of distributor Bickers Online. The Draken S Star full-face motorcycle helmet is a cool-looking lid that will give you stand-out on the road and certainly won’t break the bank.

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