Choose The Right Motorcycle Helmet
A motorbike helmet is quite an important type of helmet commonly used by motorcycle drivers. The main purpose of a motorbike helmet is protection for the head during an accident; to prevent or reduce head injuries and therefore protecting the lives of the driver and passengers. But the very basic requirement to wear a motorbike helmet is to have a helmet that will fit. This is the reason why it is essential to go to a helmet fitting centre to have it custom-fitted to your head, with proper fitting instructions from the shop’s staff.
There are many factors that are taken into consideration when designing a motorbike helmet. One of these factors is the size and shape of your head. The following are the important parts of a motorbike helmet, which you should take into account while wearing one.
The first thing that you need to consider is your skull’s circumference. For this purpose you will be required to wear a skullcap. This skullcap will act as a support to the face and help you keep the curve of your skull in place.
You will also require ear protection. You may decide to use either full or half ear protection. Full ear protection is better than half ear protection because it will not only provide adequate protection but also protect the inner ear by keeping the earbud in place.
Another important part of a motorbike helmet is the face guard. This is needed to provide extra security against an injury that could occur in the airbag during an accident. It also prevents debris from getting inside the head through the airbag.
Windscreen is another important part of the helmet. A windscreen will keep any particles of flying dirt or dust from entering your head. Windscreens are made from three main materials: Plastic, which is commonly used for the windscreen on the car, leather, which is popular for helmets; or windproof cloth.
You need to ensure that your windscreen provides proper and adequate protection. and that it is strong enough to withstand any impact in the wind. You also need to have a windscreen that fits your face so that you can clearly see the road at all times.
The last but not least protective headgear for motorbikes is the chin strap. It is very important because it helps to keep your head from moving forward in the open air, which could result in an injury. So make sure that the straps are fitted well and correctly.
While you are choosing the most suitable protective headgear, the three most important parts are: the windscreen, the face shield and the chin strap. Your chosen protective headgear will make a big difference to your safety when riding in the open air.
When looking for a windscreen to make sure that it has good ventilation. Make sure that it is clear and bright. You do not want a dark windscreen that gives a gloomy look to your bike. And you do not want a white windscreen that looks like the sunscreen on a car.
Your face shield is equally important. It is essential that you get a face shield which will prevent your face from injury while the wind blows past your face. You will find that there are three main types of face shields: Full face shield, half face shield, and chin shield.
Full face shield has two protective pieces at the front which fit over the front of your nose. And the half face shield has one piece at the front and another on the side of your face. Choose one that covers your forehead, nose and ears. When choosing a half face shield ensure that it is strong enough to prevent any injury in case of an accident.
Chin shield is also important as it prevents your face from injury in case of an accident. A good quality chin shield can help to reduce the impact of any impact on the face. But remember, even a strong chin shield cannot always provide you with complete protection, so choose a one that is designed to stop the impact to the forehead, cheekbones and temples.