What does a good motorcycle helmet need to do to protect the rider’s head in case of an accident? For starters, it needs to sit snugly on the head and be secured by a fail-safe retention system preventing it from flying off. Also, a good helmet needs to disperse and absorb the energy of an impact to prevent severe damage to the rider’s head. For the most part, helmet safety largely depends on the quality of materials used in its construction.
Since most of the inner padding and Styrofoam liners feature largely similar properties, we will be discussing hard outer shells and materials they are made of. Simpler, more affordable helmets feature thermoplastic-based shells made with the use of ABS plastics, polycarbonate, Lexan, of the mixture of these materials. Harder and lighter composite shells are made from synthetic fiber and resin blends. More about that – in our article available at the link below:
What Material Choices Are There in Motorcycle Helmet Construction?
Some of the helmets featured in the article as examples:
NEXX Helmets® - X.G100R Motordrome Full Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
X-Lite® - X-803 Nuance Ultra Carbon Full Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
Cyber Helmets® - US-39 Solid Full Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
NEXX Helmets® - SX.60 Vintage2 Open Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
NEXX Helmets® - SX.60 Cruise Open Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
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