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What Defines A Good Motorcycle Helmet

 

In the following we will be discussing an important topic that is “What defines a good motorcycle helmet?” and will discuss it in detail within the article. If you’re in the market for a new motorcycle helmet, a full-face model is a sound investment. The obvious plus here is that you’re getting protection for your entire head. They also offer a visor to safeguard your eyes from debris and any smaller objects. Here are some qualities of a good helmet that you should consider before buying a motorcycle helmet.

Helmets ought to meet the minimum safety requirements for the European standard ECE22.05. The ECE22.05 motorbike helmet standard is the basic European helmet standard that covers both the helmet and also the visor. DOT is actually an American standard. This does not replace ECE in Europe and the UK – your helmet must also be tested to ECE 22.05, but it does mean you could legally wear it in the US too. DOT testing is carried out by the manufacturer, and one area it differs to ECE 22.05 is that a DOT helmet can transfer a lot more energy to the wearer’s head in a crash than an ECE lid can.A correctly fitting helmet is not just about safety – if yours isn’t totally comfortable. You MUST try a helmet on properly before buying.

It Should Have Features Such As:

  • Multiple vents and exhausts that are easy to open/close
  • Easy removal
  • Weight (1.5kg is about average for a full-face helmet)
  • Replaceable cheek pads to tailor the fit

 

Outer Material:

fiberglass, carbon fiber or a composite

Visor Features:

  • The visor should have an opening that doesn’t block your vision
  • Wider aperture for increased peripheral vision
  • Anti-scratch
  • Anti-glare
  • Easy removal

 

The safest motorcycle/motorbike helmet is the one that fits you perfectly. Also, look for the sticker that shows it has passed safety standards (country-specific).