Wear a Helmet & Protect the Real Propellant of the Ride
As a motorcycle enthusiast, no matter what you ride, owning a good pair of riding boots and a helmet is always a good decision. Purpose built motorcycle accessories certainly have a big advantage over standard casual apparel in terms of safety, comfort and performance. You can find a motorcycle accessories store online and browse through all the equipment and accessories they offer for a more pleasant riding experience.
With the amount of motorcycle enthusiasts on Australian roads, the motorcycle accessories and gear industries are in full bloom. Although you can choose between most of the equipment, helmets are something that’s more uniform. Only a few of them are approved for street use in Australia, and you can choose between them to ensure your most vulnerable body part is thoroughly protected. However, regulations about appropriate helmets vary from state to state, so make sure you check in with the laws in your area before taking it outside on the roads.
When it comes to helmets, their purpose is very straightforward – to protect the head of the rider if it comes to any impact. They’re statistically proven to be one of the biggest factors when it comes to saving people from horrible injuries and in some more extreme cases, death. Beyond their basic function, they offer a variety of other features, face shields, ventilation, communication technology and noise reduction.
Most modern helmets are made from polycarbonate plastic as an exterior, while some high-end models are boasted with Kevlar reinforcement or carbon fiber. This thin, hard outer shell keeps sharp objects from stabbing the skull and also protects you from abrasion and heavy impact. Inside the helmet, a padding of fabric and foam cushions protect the head in case of a crash.
By design, helmets usually break down after the first impact, which is why these inner materials are essential for redirecting the force from the user’s skull. By combining the protection from both the interior and exterior, not only does the helmet provide protection from bone fracture, but also from traumatic brain injuries.
There are 5 types of helmets that you can find in a motorcycle accessories store online or offline. All of them offer different levels of protection and have unique characteristics. The levels of protection are broken down into skull coverage, base of skull coverage, face shield, chin shield and sun visor.
In my personal opinion, a helmet should have at least three if not four of these protection factors. Helmets that offer at least three of them are the full faced helmet, the off road helmet, the modular face helmet and the open face helmet. While I personally don’t recommend the open faced helmet due to your face being entire exposed, they still offer a decent amount of protection and you are highly unlikely to fall down on your face first.
To conclude, having any type of helmet is better than not having one at all. Shop online for more options and cheaper prices. Drive safe!