Motorcycle helmet - what do I have to pay attention to?

Finding the right helmet for motorcycling

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Are you passionate about riding a Motrrad? Then you need a suitable helmet that protects you adequately and is as comfortable as possible. You can easily see whether the new helmet fits you and your needs and fits perfectly by means of certain criteria.
Motorcycle helmet - what do I have to pay attention to? / Man with helmet next to a motorcycle© lassedesignen / Fotolia

Different helmet types for different purposes

If you are looking for a helmet especially for the Motrrad for the first time, you will quickly notice that terms such as flip-up helmet, full-face helmet and jet helmet appear here. These three words are separate designations for different types of helmets. The jet helmet is usually not very suitable for safe riding, as it is very airy and light. Of course this type of helmet looks good and is comfortable to wear.

If you want to be on the safe side, however, you would prefer a classic flip-up helmet. As the name suggests, this is a model with a fixed part for the head and a folding visor to protect the eyes. Full-face helmets offer the greatest possible protection and weigh a mere 1.5 kilograms. This extra weight should be worth the safety for you. However, full-face helmets are less suitable for spectacle wearers due to their design.

Safe on the motorcycle thanks to a good fit
An optimal fit of the helmet not only ensures that you can wear it comfortably, but it is also important for safety. If a helmet slips during a possible fall, it can even act as an additional source of danger instead of protection against injury! In Germany it is generally mandatory to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle.

At this point, the rule is: the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Do not keep the first helmet you see, but try on different models. This way you will quickly get a feeling for the different fits and you can take your time to decide which helmet is the most comfortable. Slide two fingers between the helmet and your head to find out if the helmet is the right size. If the fingers fit between them, the helmet is too big.
Motorcycle helmet - what do I have to pay attention to? / jet helmets on the shelf© FotoLyriX / Fotolia

Suitable equipment for every need
Of course the helmets for the motorcycle are equipped with different details. With a pinlock visor, for example, you prevent the windscreen from fogging up too much due to the accumulated breathing air. Cushions should be removable so that they can be replaced or cleaned from time to time. If you frequently ride in sunny weather, it is a good idea to buy a helmet with a tinted visor - this replaces the sunglasses.

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