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Buying the Right Motorcycle Helmet

Posted Mar 10th, 2017 in Motorcycling Tips

Buying the right motorcycle helmet may sound like a simple thing to do, however, there are many choices, makes and models – plus the right fit could be the difference between life and death.

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Buying the right motorcycle helmet may sound like a simple thing to do, however, there are many choices, makes and models – plus the right fit could be the difference between life and death.   

When it comes to buying a motorcycle helmet, you really do have to consider the complete package. You cannot make a decision solely based on what the helmet looks like or how much it will cost.

Whether you are a seasoned rider looking replace your existing helmet or you are just starting off, here are some tips and considerations to help you decide which helmet is right for you.

TIP 1 | Safety Standards for Motorcycle Helmets

The first thing to check before purchasing your new motorcycle helmet is to make sure the helmet passes the safety standards and requirements in your specific country and province.  In Ontario, the motorcycle helmet you purchase should conform to one or more of the safety standards. » CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS

TIP 2 | Your Helmets' Fit

It is imperative you are aware how to properly measure your helmet size, as a properly fitted motorcycle helmet can play a major role in the outcome of an accident.

Your motorcycle helmet should be a tight fit, almost to the point of being uncomfortable. Considering a helmet that is a size too big reduces your protection level by 30%. Check out How to Properly Measure Your Helmet Size.

TIP 3 | Your Helmet’s Colour & Design

Being visible on roadways is a vital component to safe riding. Buy a motorcycle helmet with visible colour (not black) will get you the notice on the road and in traffic

TIP 4 | Motorcycle Helmets Usage

How do you use your helmet? If you plan to ride your motorcycle every day or you take weekly road trips, a higher end helmet may prove to be more comfortable and offer better dynamics to reduce wind noise. In addition, if you plan to travel in groups, you may want a helmet with built-in communication provisions.  If you are a beginner or use your motorcycle occasionally, then your helmet selection will be different.

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