Motorcycle Helmets: The Pinnacle of Motorcycle Protection
Strap In, We’re Talking Helmets
What's up, fellow speed addicts! Let’s chat about the crowing piece of your gear - the motorcycle helmet. A proper lid doesn’t just keep your meat vehicle in one piece; it's also a one way ticket to look completely badass. Picking the right helmet is key so, let's drop the clutch and some knowledge on you.
When Your Skull’s on the Line: Types of Helmets
Your brain’s the command center for your two-wheeled adventures, so let's keep it safe, yeah?
Full Face: The Safe Bet
Consider this the full plate armor for your head. It’s got you covered, literally, from your chin to the back of your head. Want the best protection? This is the gold standard, my friend.
Open Face: Feel the Wind
Want to feel every breeze? Open face helmets are like cruising in a convertible. Just remember, your face is riding commando.
Modular: A Shape-Shifter
Can’t decide between full face and open face? Get you a helmet that can do both! The flip-up chin bar is like magic. Now you see it, now you don't.
Visors and Shields: See the World
You wanna see the road, not eat it. Let’s talk visors and shields.
Clear vs Tinted: Block Them UV's
Most clear shields still block UV, but will leave you squinting in direct sun. Moving to a smoke shield will solve that problem, but pack that clear if staying out after sunset. Trying to ride home with your visor open and peepers exposed is no bueno.
Anti-Fog Goodness: No More Steam
Fogging up? Not on my watch. Get an anti-fog shield or pinlock insert and say goodbye to steamy situations.
Ventilation: Keep Your Cool
Riding's hot work. Get a helmet with good ventilation. Keeping your core temp down is crucial to making good decisions on the road or track.
Swag, Drip, Steez: Unleash Your Style
We all known badassary is part of the plan when it comes to picking a new lid. Manufactures are on to you and are pushing the boundaries of helmet design. Speed Addicts has you covered with the latest racer replicas, retro paint and carbon fiber motorcycle helmets.
Bluetooth Speakers: Rock On!
Add a Bluetooth comm unit to take calls and pump the jams.
Fit & Comfort: Like a Glove for Your Head
A helmet should fit snug, but not cause pain. Comfort liners will break-in 10-15%. Make sure you helmet is nice and snug when new so it doesn't get sloppy after breaking in.
Inner Lining: A Cloud for Your Head
Some helmets come with the softest lining; it’s like resting your head on a cloud. You deserve this luxury.
Knowledge officially dropped.
You know enough to be dangerous, just how we like it here at speed addicts. Still have questions? We have detailed video reviews on just about every helmet we sell and our rider support team is always here to help you make the right call.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What should I look for in a helmet?
Look for comfort, fit, visibility, ventilation, and certification. Your head will thank you.
- How often should I replace my helmet?
Five years is the sweet spot. But if your helmet takes a hit, it’s time for a new one.
- Can I use a second-hand helmet?
Risky business! You don’t know what that helmet’s been through. Stick with new.
- Are the expensive helmets worth it?
You get what you pay for. Higher-priced lids often have better materials and features.
- Can I customize my helmet?
Absolutely! Just make sure any customization doesn’t compromise safety.