Getting a Motorcycle Helmet

Most cities in the world have a law requiring people to wear a helmet if you are riding a motorcycle or any other 2 wheelers. And this is great, because a helmet is one of the most important safety items. Think about this as an accessory too.

There are so many helmets today on the market on any taste and cost. What style helmet you decide to buy and how much money you decide to spend is a personal choice. All depends on how much you value your neck or even life. You should spend as much as you can afford. Just think about hospital’s bills or your family. And remember: you’ll get what you’ll pay for!

First of all, don’t buy a used motorcycle helmet. Even if this is your friend’s helmet! You don’t know for sure how it was stored. You don’t know for sure what temperatures and for how long it was used in the trips. High and very low temperatures melt composites inside of helmets. Fallen helmet on the concrete gradually damages it. It may look like a new, but important changes inside of it are not visible. As you wear your properly fitting helmet it gradually fits to the shape of your head. Used helmet will be fitted to someone else’s head. If lining is not removable, means you can’t wash it, then you might get someone “problems”. If you want to safe money on your helmet and want to buy it online, make sure the helmet is brand new and hasn’t been used. Buying a helmet takes a time and research. Even if you tried helmet for 5 minutes and liked it, doesn’t mean this is right helmet for you. You need to wear helmet for 1 or 2 hours, before you will know for sure. That is why most riders have 2 to 10 helmets. That is why always good to buy helmets online- you will safe lots of money! Today market offers different types of helmets, like:

o “Open Face” or the “motorcycle half helmets”; these are most popular among scooter owners. They have less protection for your face than other types of helmets but many manufacturers make more designs. The helmet market is growing quickly as more people buying motorcycles. Open face helmets are very popular among riders of cruiser style bikes, like Harleys, as well as classic bike riders. German helmets bring some variety to the market There are many “retro helmets” around today too. Most “open face” helmets do not provide any eye protection (some do come with a handy flip down shield-visor so you should think of buying a good pair of motorcycle sunglasses to protect your eyes.

o “Full Face” helmet is a type of helmet that offers the best protection for you head and face,they are available in a big variety of styles and colors. Helmets from Shoi, Caberg, Bell, Arai, BMX, Icon, kbc, Harley-Davidson helmets are probably most popular brands on the market today.

o “Flip Front” type: these helmets are great for long trips. It is two in one helmet. They give a choice to wear them as an open face helmet or full face. Used widely. Some of them have removable Visor-shield. That gives an ability to replace it easy once it has been scratched.

o “Off Road” helmets are widely used by motocross and “enduro” riders. More and more of these helmets are coming on to the market with the rising popularity of motorbikes. Most “off road” helmets don’t provide eye protection, so make sure you have a good pair of goggles. When choosing a motorcycle helmet look for approval rating labels.

They called approved helmets. Most of them are DOT helmets. You don’t want to be penalized by police officer for wearing helmet without this label. Another important thing is a proper fit. When you shake your head side to side, helmet must not move around or up and down. It has to sit slightly tight on your checks. With time it will get loose. When it sits properly on your head, it will provide good sound proof. Noise from the wind can make you tired, especially for long rides. And with time it may cause damage to your ears. Earplugs are always welcome too. The other advantage in a good helmet you might want to seek is ventilation. Especially if you gonna ride in hot temperatures. Stay tuned with more news on motorcycle helmets.