Different shapes of helmets
You use the helmet to protect your head. Some many different styles and shapes can be used depending on your purpose, including racing/street, Motocross, and Modular.
Let’s look briefly at the versions.
- Dual Sport helmetsare also called adventure helmets. They’re used for long rides as well as on adventures trails. It provides great ventilation, better comfort, and a wide area of vision.
- The Street Helmetis widely used in streets and on racing tracks. It offers very high safety and the best aerodynamics design. But it is a bit tight initially.
- Motocross:Although similar to Adventure helmets it can also house helmet goggles. The helmets are not equipped with an integrated visor.
- Modular:These helmets double as a helmet for full faces and half-faces.
- Half Face:These helmets don’t have chin guards as the name suggests. This helmet is best for city riding.
For children, almost all of these types are available. They also deserve the greatest safety.
Comfort, fit, size, and style are very important
These factors are what most motorcycle riders overlook. Helmets must be fitted snugly to ensure that your head is protected during an accident. You may be surprised to know that helmets come in different sizes. Most helmets come in M, L, or XL sizes. Only a handful of good brands have S, SXS, and even larger sizes. Check the following points before buying headgear. Be sure to measure your head and feel comfortable before you buy online.
It should not be too tight. The helmet should be fitted snugly.
The perfect size helmet is initially tight, but after some time the inner padding loosens.
Inner liners should have anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic properties, be washable, and be removable.
Note: All good brands include removable inner padding. You can clean them and keep their hygiene.
Helmet strap types
We often overlook the importance of helmet belts. There are two types.
- Use a clip-type or push release
Both are good for their intended purpose, but the former is more durable and can be broken or lost in an accident. D-ring works better than generic clip- or push-type straps over time. D-ring is safer because it allows you to adjust the tension easily.
Helmet visor plays an important role
Without discussing Helmet visor this how-to-pick a great motorcycle helmet guide won’t be complete. Making mistakes with visor selection is a common mistake. There are two main options, tinted and clear. Each variant has its own merits as well as drawbacks. Clear visors offer clear vision regardless what the weather, but direct sunlight can irritate. On bright, sunny days, tinted sunglasses are ideal. It is not possible to see through it at night. Photochromatic visors are not common. They can become tinted by bright sunlight.
It is generally wise to choose dual visor helmets. Personally, the first option is my favorite. This means that you don’t have extra visors or sunglasses to carry.
Notice: Every trusted brand includes a visor made of polycarbonate so it can come off in the case of an incident and not break into pieces or damage your face.
Ventilation does matter
Good motorcycle helmets have excellent ventilation systems that keep you cool. Arai helmets almost always have an inlet and outlet in the forehead, chin, and back. Only a few helmets have a perfect breath deflector. The larger the ventilation intake/outlet, the better. Inlet is responsible for bringing in fresh air while outlet draws out hot air.