What Are The Four Types Of Motorcycle Helmets?

What Are The Four Types Of Motorcycle Helmets?

WHAT KIND OF MOTORCYCLE HELMET IS RIGHT FOR YOUR HEAD? Over the years, motorcycle helmets have become lighter and more protective, while offering more features, such as built-in ventilation systems, as well as simpler and faster face shield deployment. In fact, now and then a whole new category of helmet is developed. The newest kid […]

April 15th, 2009 by MCg 

How To Fit A Motorcycle Helmet

How To Fit A Motorcycle Helmet

HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT SIZE MOTORCYCLE HELMET FOR YOUR HEAD Although it may seem obvious you should protect your motorcycle head with a motorcycle helmet, what may not be so obvious is that the correct size and the right fit are vital to gaining the benefit of a helmet, should that day come when […]

April 7th, 2009 by MCg 

Harley Helmets for Harley Heads

Harley Helmets for Harley Heads

WHAT TWO THINGS MAKE A HARLEY DAVIDSON HELMET UNIQUE? There are two primary distinctions about a Harley Davidson motorcycle helmet: 1) It is typically either a half-helmet or a 3/4 helmet (also known as an “open face” helmet). 2) It says “Harley Davidson” on it. Point 1 is merely a stylistic preference and not all […]

March 30th, 2009 by MCg 

Icon Helmets For Hooligans

Icon Helmets For Hooligans

FULL-FACE HELMETS FOR URBAN ASSAULT RIDERS If your next helmet needs to look like death, destruction, explosions, skulls, gore, the end of the world or other happy-face graphics, then Icon is the helmet for your riding style. (They’ve also got other graphic styles that your Aunt Bessy might not disapprove of). Icon helmets also come […]

March 22nd, 2009 by MCg 

Scorpion Motorcycle Helmets For Men And Women

Scorpion Motorcycle Helmets For Men And Women

SCORPION HELMETS: FEEL THE STING Scorpion Sports, Inc. makes motorcycle helmets and other powersport apparel and gear. The company was founded in 2004, by Eric Anderson, and is headquartered in Lake Forest, California. Eric is a well known and respected personality in the motorcycle industry, with numerous adventures riding the Baja 500 and 1000; many […]

March 14th, 2009 by MCg 

Motorcycle Face Shields and Medieval Helmets

Motorcycle Face Shields and Medieval Helmets

MODERN FACE SHIELDS ARE “MUCH” BETTER! Modern face shields, or visors, for motorbike helmets are an improvement over face protection for helmets when I was a kid. Nowadays helmet face shields are transparent. But way back when in medieval times when I was first getting accustomed to helmets, face shields were metal, and had small […]

March 6th, 2009 by MCg 

Are You The Right Age For a Mohawk Helmet?

Are You The Right Age For a Mohawk Helmet?

MOHAWK HELMET ACCESSORIES AND GEORGE WASHINGTON When I grew up, George Washington was trying to figure out how to balance the national budget and here in the wild west using bows and arrows was the customary way to resolve disputes about land and women. And I didn’t put fancy colors in my Mohawk haircut. OK, […]

February 26th, 2009 by MCg 

Full Face Helmets = Full Head Protection

Full Face Helmets = Full Head Protection

FULL FACE MOTORCYCLE HELMETS Of the three primary kinds of street helmets, FULL-FACE HELMETS offer the greatest protection for a rider’s head.  (Off-road helmets are another variation of a full-face helmet and of course, are not specifically for street riding). The two other primary street helmets are: ♦ Open face (also called 3/4 helmets, since […]

February 18th, 2009 by MCg 

Bell Helmets: Then and Now

Bell Helmets: Then and Now

BELL HELMETS: NOSTALGIA AND THE MODERN WORLD For old-timers in the motorcycle world, the name and logo of “Bell Helmets” may conjure up some related nostalgia of long-ago, when Bell was the big name in motorbike and racing helmets. I’ve owned a few Bell helmets going back to the 1970’s including their Bell Star, which […]

February 14th, 2009 by MCg 

Motorcycle Intercom Systems: Let There Be Communication!

Motorcycle Intercom Systems: Let There Be Communication!

MOTORCYCLE HELMET INTERCOM SYSTEMS The state of the art of MOTORCYCLE INTERCOM SYSTEMS is continuing to improve. In brief, some of the primary communication needs for riders are: – Rider to Passenger – Biker to Biker Additionally, if you are going to add audio capabilities to your helmet, for the purpose of communication, you might […]

February 11th, 2009 by MCg 

90-Second Video: Arai Motorcycle Helmets

90-Second Video: Arai Motorcycle Helmets

OVERVIEW OF ARAI MOTORCYCLE HELMETS Arai was founded in 1926 by an adventurous hat maker who rode motorcycles in an unusual way (see video below). His motorcycle adventures likely inspired the notion of protecting his head with more than a hat, and so began the legendary heritage of what is widely understood as the best […]

February 10th, 2009 by MCg 

Arai: The Prince of Motorcycle Helmets

Arai: The Prince of Motorcycle Helmets

“EVERY ARAI HELMET IS VIRTUALLY 100% HANDMADE” What a statement that is! (Quoted from the Arai website). How many “anythings” are handmade nowadays? ARAIdesigns and manufactures helmets for motorcycle riders and other motorsports. They are considered the best motorcycles helmets that money can buy (they certainly are the most expensive motorbike helmets you can purchase). […]

February 9th, 2009 by MCg 

Half Helmets and Novelty Helmets

Half Helmets and Novelty Helmets

HALF HELMETS FOR MEN AND WOMEN The MOTORCYCLE HALF HELMET is called such because it protects half the biker’s head. It’s the smallest of the categories of “legal” motorcycle helmets. For the sake of comparison, the other helmet categories include the full face helmet (and “motocross” variation), as well as the open face helmet (also […]

February 6th, 2009 by MCg 

Open Face Motorcycle Helmets: Classic Motorbike Styling

Open Face Motorcycle Helmets: Classic Motorbike Styling

ADVANTAGES OF OPEN FACE MOTORCYCLE HELMETS Open face helmets (also known as 3/4 helmets), have been around a long time. Considerably longer than full-face helmets, which have eclipsed the open face helmets in protection quality in the past several decades. OPEN FACE MOTORCYCLE HELMETS may, or may not, be worn with a face shield (although […]

February 3rd, 2009 by MCg 

Shoei Motorcycle Helmets: Stylish Brain Protection

Shoei Motorcycle Helmets: Stylish Brain Protection

THE SHOEI LINE OF MOTORBIKE HELMETS Shoe motorcycle helmets include street and off-road motorcycle helmets, as well as racing helmets and are regarded as a “premium” manufacturer.  (Meaning, some of their helmets are among the most expensive.) Shoei manufactures a large line of full face helmets, open face helmets (also called 3/4 helmets) and half […]

February 1st, 2009 by MCg 
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