Different Types of Motorcycle Helmets

The helmet is the most basic and essential among different motorcycle safety gears. And that is only fair when you consider that your head is one of the most fragile parts of your body, a strong skull notwithstanding. A quick look at deaths due to motorcycle accidents will tell you that close to a quarter of deaths is because of head injuries. But while it is easy enough to understand the necessity of a helmet, choosing an appropriate lid is not. There are various types of motorcycle helmets in the market and each serves a different purpose.


The infographic below offers a succinct motorcycle helmet style guide that you can refer to when purchasing a new helmet. Each helmet style has its own pros and cons. For instance, full-face motorcycle helmets offer the highest level of protection. But this comes at a cost as these helmets are quite heavy. Riders who mostly commute on their motorcycle or scooter within the city might prefer a helmet that sits lighter on their head. If that describes what you are looking for, pick either one among half-face or three-quarter motorcycle helmets.    


There are also helmets that are purpose-built for certain kinds of riding. So, if you are an off-road junkie, an off-road helmet is perfect. But if you go off-road only occasionally and stick to tarmac more often than not, dual-sport helmets are ideal. Fans of convenience also flock towards modular motorcycle helmets. Also known as a flip-up motorcycle helmet, this helmet offers a retractable jaw section that lets you convert your full-face helmet into a three-quarter one in a jiffy. Regardless of what you choose, make sure you put your money on a good brand that adheres to accepted helmet safety standards like DOT, SNELL, SHARP and ECE.


If you are looking for a place to browse motorcycle helmets from quality brands in Essex, do get in touch with us. S&D Motorcycles is a one-stop destination in Essex for all things related to motorcycles. Apart from helmets, we retail a wide range of motorcycle clothing in Essex. You can also get your bike serviced at our motorcycle repair shop or deck it out with some of the best motorcycle accessories in Essex from our stables.