With the arrival of many motorcycles in the market and the strict law, the helmet business has been a growing one in the recent times. There are many helmet options available in the market – different types and price ranges. But, how would you choose the right helmet? Here are a few points to note when going to buy a helmet.
First of all, decide on the type of helmet to buy according to the motorcycle you use. For instance, if you are using a scooter for daily use, u can pick a normal full face helmet. At the same time, if you are a racer or an off-road biker, you would need more safer helmets that protect your head from injuries.
It is preferred to buy helmets with brighter colours like white or yellow as such helmets would be more visible to other drivers thereby reducing the risk of an accident. Most of the accidents happen due to invisibility of the bikers.
Get the size of the helmet right so that it does not wobble around. This would be a distraction for you while riding. Also, the helmet wont be effective in protecting your head if it is not of proper size – small or large.
Buy quality helmets that meet safety standards. Check if the helmet is ISI certified. Also make sure that the outer part of the helmet is strong enough to stand the impact of an accident and the inner EPS “Expanded Polystyrene foam” which cushions the skull is thick enough.
Look if the chin strap is comfortable while waring the helmet. Make sure that the windshield of your helmet provide a clear and distortion free vision. Buy the helmet in the evening so that you could clearly know how the vision would be at dark. Buy the right helmet by keeping these points in mind.