Having the proper safety equipment is very important when you are operating or riding a motorcycle. While a helmet is the most important piece of safety equipment, it will only protect you if it the right type of helmet and fit properly. Have you ever seen a young man riding a motorcycle wearing a helmet adult size? In the event of an accident, the helmet will not provide protection to the child's skull at all.
It is very important that you try on any motorcycle helmet to ensure proper fit. If you decide to make a purchase over the internet or from a catalog, make sure you can return it for a refund if it does not fit well. Keep in mind that each manufacturer sizes their helmets differently. Just because you are big in size does not mean that what you would wear in a different brand. For best results via mail or internet, measure the circumference of your head and ask them to give the dimensions of the helmet. Never buy a used motorcycle helmet as they may have been involved in an accident and will not protect you as it was designed for.
For best results, try on motorcycle helmets with any accessories you will generally have while riding. For example, many women want to have their hair in a ponytail but may directly when trying on helmets. If you wear prescription glasses while operating your motorcycle, then make sure you take them with you when you try on a helmet.
A motorcycle helmet should fit very securely. Make sure you surround the whole head. Chin straps are adjustable, but put them in place to make sure you can get them tight enough to fit the shape of your face. You should also try the same brand of helmet in one size larger and one size smaller just to make sure you do in fact have the best fitting helmet for your head. For added convenience, consider getting a motorcycle helmet that offers air vents. You can easily slide them opened or closed to allow more air to circulate while wearing it.
You will find motorcycle helmets made from various materials. For the best in safety and quality, choose one that is made from organic fiberglass and layers of carbon fiber. This combination creates a very strong shell shock absorbent. You also want to make sure the liner features three-layer system. It will offer additional shock absorption.
If you plan to ride your bike a lot, consider getting a motorcycle helmet that allows you to easily change the visor. This is a great option for riding during the day and night. Make sure the visors are fog resistant and offer impact resistance.
Invest in quality helmet that offers the protection you need while riding a motorcycle is not going to be cheap, but it may also be one of the most important investment you make in your life. Statistics show that motorcycle riders who wear a helmet have a chance of 35% less likely to suffer a head injury. You can fit a helmet that fits and even have it custom painted to match your motorcycle.