What you should keep in Mind before Selecting Helmet?

Before you buy a new helmet, safety is the most important. Comfort is second.

A perfect helmet would be so comfy that riders would not even notice it was there. Unfortunately, it’s not as common as unicorns.

Let’s now see what factors make a motorbike helmet comfortable.

  • The soft padding inside is gentle against the skin.
  • The perfect liners shape to match your head shape.
  • Smooth padding on the neck of the chin strap.
  • Visibility through the visor is excellent. Your peripheral vision is not affected.
  • You will need to install adequate air vents in your head to remove hot air.
  • Low ambient/wind noise
  • While many helmets may feel comfortable initially, pressure points can develop over time.
  • Pressure points can cause headaches and pain. You must ensure that there are no pressure points.
  • Make sure your chin doesn’t touch the helmet’s chin bar
  • You should have enough room to open and close your mouth.
  • You should usually ride for about an hour with any helmet before you can determine its comfort level.
  • Pressure points do not develop
  • The helmet is not too loud/hot
  • There is no way to borrow a helmet and test it out for an hour. The company will provide a helmet measuring guide and sizing charts.

 

Some more checkpoints:

These are the steps that will ensure your helmet fits properly if all of the above are met.

  1. If you are wearing full-face helmets, make sure to press down on the helmet’s chin. If it does it is a sign that the helmet is too large.
  2. You can move the helmet side to side, up and down using your hands. Your skin should move with the helmet if it fits correctly.
  3. Remember that helmets tend to loosen as they are used more. You should wear your helmet as snugly as possible when you get it new.
  4. Try rolling the helmet upon your head. It should be impossible to remove the helmet. The helmet should not be removed if you are able to.
  5. Remove the helmet. Is your head sore? Do you feel any redness? After a long ride, pressure points can make it uncomfortable and cause headaches. You can either choose the next largest size or a different helmet brand.
  6. You should also ensure you feel comfortable with the visibility provided by a full-face helmet. Full-face helmets have less visibility than open-face helmets due to their nature. A good helmet should give you a wide view of the road ahead.

 

How can I choose the best helmet for my motorcycle?

You should also consider the type of riding that you do. Are you a street rider, a track rider, or a motorcyclist who rides in the city? The way you ride and the places you go most often will determine which helmet is best for you. Motorbike helmets have a specific purpose. They work best when used for that purpose.

 

Full-face helmets – Designed for enthusiasts who need protection. This helmet is preferred by safety-conscious riders. It protects the head, jaw, and face. These helmets are typically the most secure. Full-face helmets provide a quiet ride, cut down on wind noise, and seal to stop rainwater from leaking in. They are also more aerodynamic. They also weigh more than other types.

Half-face helmet – To ride a scooter within the city limits at low speeds. These helmets protect your head, but not your jaw. These helmets offer better visibility than full-face helmets, but there will be more wind noise and rainwater seepage.

Flip-up/ Modular helmets – For Tourers who enjoy long, strenuous rides. Modular helmets combine open-face and full-face helmets. The helmets have a movable, chin bar, which slides over the top of your helmet at the touch of a button. These helmets offer the perfect balance between full-face and open-face helmets, but they are heavier because of the latches.

Motocross helmets – These helmets are for riders who want to venture out of the beaten path. These helmets don’t usually have a visor. For eye protection, off-roaders prefer separate goggles. These goggles are not aerodynamic so they should be avoided when riding on roads.