The world of two wheels is made of a passion that takes on many forms. There are those who experience high speed on the track, those who prefer motorcycles to cars to extricate themselves in traffic, and those who still love to grind hundreds of kilometers along a journey that leads to the discovery of new horizons. However, one thing every biker has in common is the use of motorcycle helmets. The offer consists of many brands and models, which is the perfect one for your needs?
The helmet is essential for motorcyclist safety, as well as for compliance with the Highway Code. MG MotoStore boasts hundreds of proposals, related to the most prestigious brands. Among these we find AGV, Airoh, Arai, Blauer, Givi, Grex, Momodesign, Shark, Shoei, Tucano Urbano. Before going through the selection criteria, let's see the products recommended by our experts:
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There are so many alternatives that many find it difficult to find the right product. In the selection, the prevalent use and related needs is decisive. Other valuable parameters to evaluate the helmet are the type (integral, modular, etc.), the materials used for the construction, the safety certifications and of course the budget allocated for the purchase.
The price variation is sensitive depending on the model and above all on the brand, which affects the construction quality, materials, performance, style and comfort. But what are the main types of motorcycle helmets and their characteristics?
Full face helmets offer an excellent level of protection. And they are recommended both for those who use the motorcycle for sports and for those who love to travel long distances or are particularly exposed to atmospheric phenomena, especially in the coldest months. The integral models have "P" approval.
By choosing jet models instead, the motorcyclist has the advantage of greater freedom of movement and better access to the air, although clearly the level of protection is lower than full-face motorcycle helmets. The front section of the chin guard is absent. We are talking about a helmet designed primarily for urban use where the top speed is inevitably reduced.
It proves particularly valuable in the warmer months and is practical to wear. In the approval, the letter that identifies this type of motorcycle helmet is the "J". An interesting alternative is the demi-jet models. They resemble jet products but have less protection in the cheek and neck areas. However, they provide for greater lightness and protection of the skull. They frequently implement a folding visor.
Modular products have the appearance of a full-face helmet, but have a fold-down or removable chin guard. This prerogative ensures an improvement from the point of view of practicality in comparison with whole grain products. Not only that, visibility also benefits. As for the homologation, those who want to travel by taking advantage of the comfort of the raised chin guard, must check for the presence of the double "J and P" homologation.
In addition to the types of motorcycle helmets, there are additional technical aspects that decide the purchase of the ideal product. Material should be considered, which affects performance, safety and strength. Among the main solutions we find carbon, composite fibers, glass fibers, polycarbonate. Carbon products tend to be the most expensive and provide excellent performance, proving resistant and relatively light.
If lightness is one of the requirements in the selection, fiberglass is an interesting option because it manages to combine the contained weight with the strength qualities. In the event of a prevalent use of the motorcycle related to medium-distance routes, polycarbonate motorcycle helmets are a valid proposal.
The visor must prove to be adequately resistant and with good visibility, even at the lateral level. The incidence of padding and ventilation should not be underestimated.