Things to Consider Before Buying a Helmet
"Whether you're a seasoned rider looking to replace or update an existing helmet or you're just getting started, selecting the correct helmet can be a difficult task."
Whether you're a seasoned rider looking to replace or update an existing helmet or you're just getting started, selecting the correct helmet can be a difficult task. In this article, we will discuss several factors to consider while purchasing a helmet.
Helmet Shell Material
The material of the helmet determines the number of elements, including weight, comfort, and safety rating. Most helmets are made of polycarbonate, fiberglass composite, and carbon fiber, with a layer of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam on top.
Polycarbonate flexes while absorbing energy (less expensive material). As it absorbs energy, fiberglass composite flexes, smashes, and splits (more expensive)
Carbon fiber – when struck, it distributes energy (most expensive and lightest)
EPS is a foam substance that has been firmly compressed into a shock-absorbing inner shell.
Helmets typically weigh between 1400 and 1800 grams. The key to weight is a properly fitting helmet so the weight is distributed evenly around your head and shoulders. If the center of gravity is off a lighter helmet can feel heavier and strain your neck. Because of the mechanism used to flip up the visor, modular helmets frequently weigh more than Full Face helmets.
Today's helmets feature a variety of technological advancements. Features such as an integrated sunshade, wind reduction measures, and communication options all contribute to a better riding experience.
Additional Safety Features
Motorcycle helmets have entered the twenty-first-century thanks to revolutionary safety features such as the emergency cheek pad system or a similar system that permits access to an injured rider's head by making helmet removal safer and easier for medical workers.