The jet helmet : we tend to say that for urbanites and scooter riders, it is better to choose a jet helmet. Indeed, lighter, more practical, the jet helmet is perfect for short trips. It is also ideal for summer. Natural ventilation guaranteed. On the protection side, unlike other helmets, your face is completely uncovered. So why not choose a modular helmet? You ride with your face closed and you take the air at a red light. On the other hand, the modular does not fit in your top case.
The modular helmet : so let’s talk about it. As mentioned above, with the modular helmet you finally have two helmets in one. It’s cold, you drive fast, keep the helmet closed. Conversely, the temperatures are rather pleasant, you stroll quietly in the city at limited speed, then you can switch to the jet position. With a single click, you raise the chin bar up to 360 ° for some models. So you can enjoy the little breath of soft and light air that brushes your face. Its versatility will seduce you and you can use it in all seasons.
The full face helmet : it covers your face completely. Used on road and track, it is the most common helmet. Just remember to choose one that is well ventilated because it will leave little room for ventilation. Most of them have vents on the back, chin and forehead. For MotoGP fans , take yourself for a professional rider for the duration of a race with Replica helmets . AGV , Shoei and Shark offer you full-face racing helmets in the colors of Rossi, Marquez and Lorenzo.
The all-terrain helmet : finally, this one is reserved for mud lovers. You who need an additional mask and a cap to protect yourself from any projectiles that may interfere with your race. You too have air flow in your helmet. Because it is not necessary to believe, but the race against the clock makes you sweat.
There you have it, to sum up, you have 4 categories of helmets : jet, modular, integral and all-terrain. You now know which one to choose according to your riding experience. But once you have decided on the type of helmet, how do you really choose your helmet ? Several criteria are taken into account in the choice of your helmet.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE SIZE OF A MOTORCYCLE HELMET?
Once you have chosen your type of helmet, or not for that matter, you need to determine your size. So how do you go about taking the right measures ? It’s pretty straightforward to tell the truth. Take Grandma’s seamstress tape measure and measure around your head by positioning the tape measure above the eyebrows and ears. Yes, yes, it is that easy. But this is only the first step. Once you have your head circumference in cm, which generally varies between 51 and 68cm for adults, and between 47 and 52cm for children, refer to the size guide . In principle, these are connections from 2XS to 4XL. If you are making an in-store purchase, ask one of our advisors. He will be happy to guide you.
So, you’ve taken your head, you’ve looked at the correspondence in SML XL etc, all you have to do is set your sights on the lucky one. But I’m not hiding it from you, it’s not going to be that easy actually. You will try a number of them before choosing the right one. They may already not cut the same from one brand to another. One will compress your cheeks… The other will move when you turn your head. So at first, a helmet is not always comfortable to wear, but it’s like shoes. It will get done, the foams will settle down and then you will feel like in slippers. You will not do without it and your helmet will become your ally for thousands of kilometers. This is why if you hesitate between two helmet sizes, always choose the smaller one.
CAUTION: A helmet that is too large does not protect you!
HOW HEAVY IS A MOTORCYCLE HELMET?
One day a customer asked me by phone: “But what does 1400g correspond to on your head?” “See a water bottle? The 1.5L bottle.” So there you go, put a water bottle on your head and you see what it means to have a helmet on your neck all day. So you might as well say that the lighter it is, the more comfortable it is. The jet comes in first position with a weight of 1100g +/- 50g. Some helmets can weigh up to 1800g. So depending on your body type, choose the right one, because long motorcycle trips can get really looonnng.
WHAT ARE THE MATERIALS OF A MOTORCYCLE HELMET?
Not all helmets are made from the same materials. You have 4 large families:
The thermoplastic shell . Entry-level but most helmets. It is simply a matter of injecting polycarbonate or thermoplastic resin into a mold.
The fiberglass shell . Lighter for better comfort, you will find several shell sizes on these helmets.
The composite fiber helmet . It is a blend of glass, carbon and aramid fibers for better protection.
The carbon fiber helmet . Billions of crystals that make it extremely impact resistant and even lighter. Ideal for the track.