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Motorcycle helmet – what should be kept in mind?

Motorcycle helmet – what should be kept in mind? - image

If you ride a sports motorcycle, the best choice will be an integral (quiet, light and allowing for appropriate protection of the driver’s face profile) or jaw helmet.

If you ride a sports motorcycle, the best choice will be an integral (quiet, light and allowing for appropriate protection of the driver’s face profile) or jaw helmet. Chopper drivers will most often choose jet-type helmets. Those are attractive and allow to feel blasts of air on one’s face. However, they are not very effective for face protection, both in accidents and in poor weather. In the case of the enduro type motorcycle drivers, their face and chin protection is important, and a helmet preventing mud splashing on goggles is recommended. Currently manufactured helmets are becoming increasingly light, yet the lightest of helmets might not be the best solution in the end. Optimum helmet weights oscillate between 1,300 and 1,500 g.

Helmets are made of plastics and composite materials. Materials filling in the body and its lining are also important, with the lining necessarily matching the owner’s head outline closely. That is why second-hand helmets should not be bought or borrowed, as this is the part of clothing which takes on a major part of impact in case of accident.