Safe and comfortable riding gear able to protect you in case of a crash is crucial to rider safety and a helmet is the most important part of it. Statistics show that helmets save thousands of lives each year, so wear one every time you are going for a ride. The right helmet protects the rider’s head in a crash by absorbing the energy of impact and prevent penetration. First helmets were invented over a century ago, before World War I when motorcycles became faster and riding became risky. First helmets were soft, made of thick leather pieces.
You can read more about helmet history in our short article written by our technical expert Timothy Zahl. You will learn about safety testing procedures and differences between the most common helmet certifications. Click the link below to learn more about DOT, ECE, SHARP, and SNELL helmet certification standards.
Helmet Certifications | What are the Differences among DOT, ECE, SHARP, & SNELL?
Current versions of some of the helmets mentioned in the article:
Fly Racing® - Revolt Liberator Full Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
Shoei® - Hornet X2 Dual Sport Helmet – MOTORCYCLEiD.com
Zoan Helmets® - Optimus Street Raceline Graphic Modular Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
Shark Helmets® - Street-Drak Blank Matte Open Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
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