SHARK X-DRAK Motorcycle Helmet Review

SHARK Helmets X-DRAK Blank Matte Helmet

Helmet Style: 3/4 Shell Hybrid Helmet

Shell Type: Lightweight, Composite Shell

Weight: 4.7lbs; 2.1kg

Certification: DOT certified

Warranty: 5 Year Warranty

X-DRAK Helmet Review: Look Badass while being protected

If you are going for a Neo-retro look while riding your motorbike, this SHARK Helmet X-DRAK Blank Matte Helmet Review will help you understand why not only you will look good, you can be assured to be protected in the event of an accident. SHARK is a French helmet company that has been perfecting their craft for many years. 

As part of their iconic DRAK Urban Helmets family, their eccentric design will make you look even more badass while riding your bike. The Blank Matte colour with removable peak and mask will make anyone look and feel invincible while riding their bike. 

This SHARK Helmets X-DRAK Helmet review will highlight some key safety features that you can count on your X-DRAK Helmet to keep you safe. It also offers features that will allow you to ride comfortably. The X-DRAK  Helmet will give you the flexibility to provide maximum comfort.

The Top Benefits of getting the X-DRAK Helmet

The main thing in choosing a suitable helmet besides the outer look is whether or not it fits perfectly while riding your bike. Buying the right-sized helmet is the main thing that will protect your head in the event of an accident. 

During an impact, the force of impact is managed by the impact-absorbing liner in the helmet. If there is too much room in the helmet, your head will most likely be knocked against the inside of your own helmet. 

On the other hand, if your helmet is too tight, it will be very uncomfortable and might even restrict movement and airflow, which could also be dangerous while riding. This DOT (Department of Transportation) approved, slim-fit design will fit just right and prevent any looseness while riding, which could be annoying and dangerous at the same time. Here is what you will love.

Offers more Flexibility 

This tight fit is compensated with an open faced helmet, allowing for maximum movement. You wouldn’t be feeling claustrophobic as you will receive tons of air flow while you ride; it does not cover your chin or face. You can also adjust the air flow system via large adjustable sliders at the top to allow more airflow while riding. 

Made with Fiberglass

The X-DRAK is conceived around a slim shell made of fiberglass. Fiberglass is heavier than carbon glass which could be slightly heavier to wear. Nonetheless, this heaviness guarantees durability in the event of an impact and have been proven to offer protection over many years of use. 

However, fiberglass is designed to shatter upon impact as energy is dissipated by shattering. Upon first impact, the rider is usually protected as the helmet absorbs the force leaving the rider unharmed. Fiberglass is usually suitable for people who just enjoy riding or cruising in their bikes and not for riders who are competing in high impact races. 

You can tinker around a bit

As an open faced helmet, the X-DRAK also includes adjustable components such as removable face mask and visor and removable peak that you can snap on and off. 

Feels like an open face helmet

For an open faced helmet, the detachable components are surprisingly well in deflecting-air, which will make you feel like you have on a full face helmet. For riders who wears glasses, this helmet is compatible with eye-ware so you can ride comfortably without compromising your vision. This also comes in handy as the shield only offers a lights tint. For riders who are sensitive to too much light, or who just prefer a darker vision, you can comfortably put on a pair of goggles. 

On top of that, the X-DRAK is designed with side entrances that allows for better hearing without taking off your helmet. Temperature control is also enhanced with the X-DRAK Matte helmet due to its ventilation features on the top and sides of the helmet. 

Add in the beautiful speakers 

Finally, the X-DRAK also has nice sized speaker pockets to allow for Bluetooth installations. It is ready and compatible to install Wireless Entertainment Systems. Bluetooth features have been quite famous among bike riders as they allow for hands free communication while riding your bike. 

This is also a safety feature as it minimizes the risk of bikers being distracted by taking out their phones to answer calls or text messages. With a hands-free option and the rise of artificial intelligence, riders can use their phone’s built in voice recognition systems to answer calls or listen to music etc.


  • Helmet: Open faced
  • Weight: 4.7lbs; 2.1kg
  • Adjustable components: Removable face mask, visors and peak.
  • Bluetooth: Compatible for installation of SHARKTOOTH or other Wireless Systems

What should you look for when buying one?

Choosing the right helmet for your bike includes taking into consideration many aspects from the outer look to usability and comfort. This SHARK Helmets X-DRAK Helmet Review highlights the key features that will keep you safe such as having a good fit and durability upon impact. 

With DOT-approval, you can further guarantee its safety. Not only that, the X-DRAK also allows maximum comfort and temperature control due to its air ventilations. The adjustable components will also allow you to adjust the helmet to your liking. 

On top of that, its ready to install Bluetooth feature. it is an added bonus for riders who wishes to install Wireless Entertainment Systems for added luxury and comfort, or even have a hands-free option to use their mobile phones to communicate with loved ones. 

Final Thoughts

Overall, the SHARK X-DRAK Helmet will give you an adventurous look on the outside, while protecting you during accidents, with added comfortability. It’s one of the more flexible choices you have, and one you are sure to fall in love with. 

I have been riding on two wheels on and off the road for +20 years. Having access to 100's of brands of helmets, gear, and bikes - you could say that I have the dream job of a motorcycle junkie.