Choosing a new Motorcycle Helmet

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It is reccomended you replace your helmet every 3-5 years, after a crash or if you drop it. When purchasing a new helmet there are lots of things to consider. It’s not a decision that should be made lightly.



One of the most important things to consider is the fit of the helmet. In order to do it’s job of protecting your head and face, a helmet needs to fit properly. You can measure your head but ultimatley the best way to find out if ia helmet will fit is to try it on. Sizing isn’t universal and it also depends on your head shape and the shape of the helmet itself.



There are a huge variety of helmets out there from full-face, flip up, open face to adventure style. It’s down to personal choice and style as to which type of helmet you choose. There are certain helments that are designed for certain types of riding. For example the adventure style helments typically come with a peak to help keep the mud off your visor when off-roading.


Another way to narrow down the right helmet for you is to look at the features. Not all helmets are compatable with intercom systems so it’s always a good idea to check. An integral sun visor and a pin lock might be something you want in your helmet. Helment not come with a pin lock? Don’t worry we have an anti-fog solution for you right here.


Around the world, there are many different safety standards; the nationally recognised standards include ECE 22.05 within Europe and DOT in the US. Other certifications include SHARP and SNELL. It won’t come as a surprise to you that Europe is widely recognised as leading the way in helmet safety standards. You can usually find saftey ratings for each helment online so it’s always a good idea to do a little research before you finalise your purchase.