Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Motorcycle Helmet Tips and Tricks

There are several things you have to think about when you are going about your helmet purchase. You need to be sure that you like the helmet and it is going to be everything you need.

Many people that are buying a motorcycle for the first time don't really know what to look for in a helmet. We want to be sure to provide the best information in helmet purchasing. We are not here to just sell helmets, we are here to provide information on how to be safe on the roads. We want everyone to look good and be safe.

Everyone who is out to buy a helmet wants something that will look good on them. There are other aspects to consider when making a purchase that can potentially hold your life in it's hands. Here are some of the items you might want to think about when you are looking around to make your helmet purchase.
  • Helmet Fit - You will want to make sure you have measured and you are buying the right size, a bad fit is a bad idea.
  • Liner - Is the liner removable and washable? There can be some funky smells coming from helmets.
  • Visor Function - Is the visor easy to operate? How about with gloves on?
  • Helmet Weight - Typically the lighter the helmet the less fatigue it will transfer to you. But you need to make sure it is not only light but durable. Helmets made of fiberglass are very lightweight and fiberglass is a very strong material.
  • Safety - Does it meet SNELL or DOT standards or both? It is best if they meet both.
  • Road Noise - Is it too loud? A loud helmet can give you a headache over time. Especially if you are riding for a long time.
  • Price - Sure price is a factor. Shop where you can save money.
  • Design - How does it look? Proud to wear it on bike night? A helmet you like, is a helmet you will wear.
Many people would agree that the most important item for safety, when riding a motorcycle, is the helmet. Your helmet holds your life in it's hands.

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