Plug and play: SCHUBERTH R2 with the integrated SC1 communication system wins MOTORRAD’s Helmet Test 2018

The SCHUBERTH R2 with the integrated SC1 communication system

The best helmet with an integrated communication system is the SCHUBERTH R2: This is the result of a comparative test carried out by the specialist magazine MOTORRAD (issue 06/2018).

March 7, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The SCHUBERTH R2 with the integrated SC1 communication system features the best connectivity of all the ten helmets tested. In their conclusion, the testers from Europe’s largest motorcycle magazine even speak of “almost perfect plug-and-play solutions”, awarding the SCHUBERTH R2 an ‘excellent’ final rating with 90 out of a possible 100 points.

SCHUBERTH laid the foundation for its test victory by cleverly designing the helmet with the communication system in mind: “When developing the R2, from the start we made sure that every motorcyclist would be able to fit the SC1 in two easy steps. And given our cooperation with SENA, it is of course no surprise that the SC1 delivers first-class connection and sound quality,” says Thomas Schulz, Head of Product Management at SCHUBERTH.

To install the SC1, the biker only needs to insert the communication unit and the rechargeable lithium-ion battery into the two compartments provided in the helmet – job done. Or as MOTORRAD puts it: “It doesn’t get simpler than this.” The microphone, speakers and antenna are already integrated into the R2 as standard.

The SCHUBERTH R2 also impressed the judges in many other respects: “An ultra-stable fit with pleasantly firm padding; extensive, easy-to-operate ventilation inlets; very large field of view; convenient pre-integrated Bluetooth equipment for DIY installation,” is how MOTORRAD sums up the advantages. “No Bluetooth system is currently easier to install than SCHUBERTH’s.”

In terms of connectivity, the SCHUBERTH R2 is the only contender to score the maximum number of points, and it also performs well in the Fit/Comfort, Workmanship and Weight categories, securing the highest ratings in the test. The conclusion: “This race-ready helmet from Germany also scores on comfort thanks to its incredibly comfortable fit, great ventilation function, a huge, anti-fog visor and the plug-and-play connectivity feature.”

SCHUBERTH offers the R2 in the sizes XS to XXL for $479 in four plain colors and for $569 in twelve different designs. The SC1 STANDARD communication system is already available for $229, while the SC1 ADVANCED (with additional functions such as radio and music sharing) costs $349. The SC1 is also compatible with the flip-up helmet test winner C4 and the R2 CARBON, the first carbon helmet with integrated antenna, which will be released in Europe in the spring of 2018.


Helmet manufacturers SCHUBERTH is based in Magdeburg, Germany. They have been designing and manufacturing high-end head protection systems since the early 1950s. With its wide range of innovative products, the company is a world leader in motorcycle and motorsports helmets as well as in protective helmets for industrial, fire service, police and military use. For more information please visit