A motorcycle helmet that fits the best on your head, feels the best and boasts the most motorcycle convenience features is likely to cost more than those that do not provide adequate comfort, convenience and motorcycle helmet safety. On the other hand, if a cheap motorcycle helmet you have tried fits well and displays a DOT sticker for helmets (Department of Transportation certification), it is a reasonable choice.
If a helmet that fits and looks the best on you is out of your price range, there are a few factors that help to lower the price. Heed the note above the price of graphics. Bikes with less elaborate graphics and less venting are a good deal more affordable.
You may opt to order a motorcycle helmet by mail from a motorcycle helmet manufacturer rather than though your dealer. Although if the dealership has paid to stock the helmet and the dealer has spent time helping you chose a helmet, you may decide to stick with the dealership and buy a motorcycle helmet on the spot. If the cost is above your budget, ask about negotiations. The motorcycle helmet dealer might be willing to tweak the price so you are a left with the best motorcycle helmet and a discount motorcycle helmet to boot.