However, there are some precautions you can take while riding a motorcycle, which can save you in the event of accidents and help reduce the risk of getting injured. Some safety gear, such as riding jackets, elbow and knee pads, and riding shoes, are designed in a similar fashion.
All these safety gears reduce its effect if the rider falls or an accident occurs during the accident. But, wearing full riding gear is not that practical for daily commuters, so choosing a good helmet is the least you should do.
But a helmet also works if it fits your head. If the helmet will be too large and there will be a significant gap between your head and the helmet, it will not be as effective at absorbing the impact of the accident.
On the other hand, if the helmet is too tight, it can be heavy on your ears and head, which can start to hurt especially if worn for long periods of time. Therefore, while choosing a right helmet, you have to keep some things in mind, which we are going to tell you here.
1. Right Size
As we all have different head size, even the manufacturers make helmets accordingly and offer a range of helmets. Helmets often come in three common shapes which are round oval, intermediate oval and long oval. To determine the shape of your head, one can use a mirror and then choose the right helmet.
2. Right Size
Our heads vary in size as well as being of different sizes. When buying a new helmet, always be sure to look for the tag where manufacturers usually mention the size. Helmet shells often come in sizes ranging from small to extra-large. It is always recommended to wear a helmet to ensure a proper fit.
3. Helmet Type
The choice of type or style depends entirely on the rider’s comfort and purpose. While off-road motorcyclists can opt for off-road helmets with extended chin bars and better airflow, daily commuters prefer half- or open-faced helmets. Other variants also include full-face helmet, dual sport helmet and modular motorcycle helmet.
4. Quality of Helmet
Helmets are not something that you change very often, as they are mostly durable and not that cheap. So, try to invest in good brands like Steelbird, Vega and Studds and avoid buying cheap helmets, which may not protect you during an accident.
To make sure your helmet has been tested before putting it on your head, look for some marks on the helmet. ISI (Indian Standard Institute) certified helmets are considered the safest in India. Certification is granted only to manufacturers who test their helmets in laboratories before selling them on the market.