Best motorcycle helmet maintenance products

If you want to look after your helmet there are plenty of things you can do – here are some of the best

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by Jim Blackstock |

A motorcycle helmet is one of the most important – and expensive – investments you can make.

Which is all the more reason for you to look after it properly, especially as it’s exposed to both the elements (and you) in all weathers.

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It needs to be cleaned, maintained, sanitised, protected and more – but what sort of treatments are available, what do they do and how much do they cost?

Here’s our current pick of some of the best...

Muc-Off Cleaning Kit

Muc-Off Cleaning Kit
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If youu2019re tired of cleaning your helmet and visor with pieces of tissue or the sleeve of your shirt, then this kitu2019s for you. Comprising a 30ml antibacterial, biodegradable cleaning spray along with a premium-quality microfibre cloth, used together they quickly remove dust, mud, insects, soot and oily residue from visors, lenses and goggles, leaving a streak-free finish. Itu2019s also compact and easily portable, making it ideal for taking with you on a ride.

Pros:

Affordable

Easy to use

Portable

Con:

Fairly small quantity

Shift-It Essential Helmet Care Kit

Shift-It Essential Helmet Care Kit

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This comprehensive travel care kit comprises all you need to keep your helmet clean and fresh. Thereu2019s a helmet and visor cleaner that won a Recommended tag from sister title RiDE, an anti-fog spray, a helmet sanitiser, three lint-free polishing cloths, four visor wipes and even a u2018bug busteru2019 visor sponge, all in a neat, compact zipped pouch.

Pros:

Everything you need

Neat pouch

Works well

Con:

Not the cheapest

Muc-Off Premium Anti-Fog Spray

Muc-Off Premium Anti-Fog Spray
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There are no anti-fog inserts available for drop-down sun visors, sunglasses or spectacles that riders may need to wear. But these can fog up just as easily u2013 or more so u2013 than the inside of the visor. So how can this be rectified? With something like this anti-fog spray from Muc-Off.

Read our full review of the Muc-Off Premium Anti-Fog Spray here.

Motul Interior Helmet Clean

Motul Interior Helmet Clean
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Motulu2019s M2 Helmet Interior Clean is a spray-on helmet-lining cleaner with great reviews and provides gentle and deep cleaning of the helmet pad, disinfects and removes odours and is dermatologically tested. Simply spray on, let it get to work and wait for it to dry out. Spray contains 250ml.

Pros:

Effective

Easy to use

Good value

Con:

Can take a while to dry out

S100 Visor and Helmet Cleaner

S100 Visor and Helmet Cleaner

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Another kit comprising a specially formulated, spray-on visor and helmet cleaner which comes complete with a quality microfibre cleaning cloth that together, are designed to give repeated streak and scratch-free cleaning.

Simply spray it on, wipe it off and that’s it or, if heavily soiled, leave the fluid to work for about a minute before wiping clean. The cloth is also machine washable and the two together are compact and easy to store on journeys away.

Pros:

Effective

Easy to use

compact

Con:

Not as cheap as some

Bob Heath Vee Wipe

Bob Heath Vee Wipe
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The classic rubber, finger attachment that works almost like a windscreen wiper on your hand. Tried and tested over many years, theyu2019re a must-have if youu2019re likely to ride through grime or rain, are durable and affordable, and now come with a hand wrist strap to prevent accidentally losing them. Check which size you need, as they come in a variety.

Pros:

Brilliant for keeping your visor clean on-bike

Durable

Affordable

Con:

Easily mislaid

Oxford Helmet Care Kit

Oxford Helmet Care Kit

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A more comprehensive helmet care kit from respected British brand Oxford Products comprises 50ml of helmet and visor cleaner, 50ml of anti-fog spray treatment, 100ml of sanitiser and a microfibre cloth all in a handy, compact case.

Pros:

Comprehensive kit

Comes in case

Good price

Con:

Not as compact as some

CYKO Visor and Helmet Cleaner with Microfibre Cloth

CYKO Visor and Helmet Cleaner with Microfibre Cloth
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Another effective but compact bottle (65ml) of visor cleaner that comes with a quality microfibre cloth and that can be kept in a bag in a pocket, rucksack or even under your bikeu2019s seat. Just spray directly onto your visor and polish off with the cloth provided for a sleek, streak-free shine.

Pros:

Bargain price

Easy to use

Compact

Con:

Lesser-known brand

Nikwax Visor Treatment

Nikwax Visor Treatment
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Spray-on visor treatment that helps to disperse water, causing it to u2018beadu2019 off the visor, so helping to keep it clean and maximise your visibility in all weathers. Canister size u2013 125ml u2013 is a perfect compromise between being sufficient for a long trip away but still remaining easily portable and u2018packableu2019. Itu2019s good value, too and won RiDEu2019s visor-treatment test.

Read our full, comprehensive review of the Nikwax Visor Proof here.

Pros:

Effective

Easy to use

Cheap and portable

Con:

Easy to over-use

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