Quality helmets are expensive, so it's important to buy the right motorcycle helmet for your budget, head shape, riding style and preferences.
1、Understand the principle of motorcycle helmets
In general, motorcycle helmets consist of four main components:Hard outer casing - specifically designed to absorb and dissipate impact forces.Internal foam (typically polystyrene) – absorbs the impact of the inside of the helmet on the head while also reducing the impact on the brain.Chin safety harness - Make sure the helmet is on the head.Soft lining - Maximizes wearing comfort and fit.
2. Choose helmets that meet recognized safety standards and regulations The helmet is the most important safety gear for motorcyclists, not for being cool. No matter how cow's stickers and patterns are not an important part of the helmet, it will not form even a little protection for your head. So when you choose a helmet, don't trust the sticker on it, and don't just look at how beautiful its pattern is, but whether it passes the safety certification.
There are many helmet testing organizations in the world, such as DOT and Snell in the United States, ECE in Europe, JIS in Japan, and China has its own set of safety standards called GB. The safety standards issued by these agencies have varying degrees of binding in the helmet industry. For example, DOT is the English abbreviation of the US Department of Transportation, which means that DOT is a safety standard established by the United States, and Snell is the SneII I MemoriaI Foundation. A non-profit organization that studies, educates, tests, and develops safety standards, but its influence and authority have been well-known throughout the United States, and even globally.
3. Try to choose the full face helmet
Common types are half helmets, 3/4 helmets, full helmets, open helmets, and combination helmets. Some riders prefer half-helmets or 3/4 helmets, and feel that they can eat, drink, and even smoke when waiting for a red light, and they like the feeling of the wind blowing on their faces. However, you must know that there is a feeling of wind blowing, there is a danger of injury when there is a collision, even if there is no collision, the stones flying on the road, the flying insects, or even the debris falling from the truck. Can easily hit you
Most helmets have been tested in wind tunnels. It guarantees that the wind will not break your neck when driving at extreme speeds above 180km/h, and it will greatly reduce your riding during daily driving. Shoulder and neck fatigue during the course of the trip.
4.Ensure that the lens is clear enough
Whether driving a car or driving a motorcycle, it is driving. Then your first priority is to be able to see the situation in the front area, so your helmet lens is equally important. Most of the outer lenses are injection molded, which basically ensures that the field of view is clear enough, but it does not rule out that some inferior helmets are artificially bent into the shape of a helmet, so be sure to open and close the mask repeatedly when purchasing. Ensure that the line of sight is not affected.
5.Make sure the helmet is well vented.
Allowing airflow through the helmet is not only for smooth breathing, but more importantly, it can discharge harmful gases accumulated in the helmet in a timely manner. The certified helmets are usually provided with ventilation holes on the chin and overhead, and can be adjusted. When buying a helmet, be sure to try to ventilate the ventilation holes in all parts of the helmet. The easiest way is to use your mouth to blow air from the outside. If your hand can feel the airflow in the helmet, then this ventilation is proved. The hole is working properly.