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The most important safety gear that a motorcycle rider owns is the helmet. According to the US Department of Transportation, in 2015, motorcycle helmets saved the lives of around 1,772 motorcyclists in the US. In fact, 740 lost their lives because there was no helmet to save them. Here are the safest types of motorcycle helmet that you need.
Full Face Helmet
The safest type of helmet that can protect you against any potential impact is the full-face helmet. This helmet has a chin bar, which other helmets lack. According to research studies on accidents, the chin encounters 50 percent of a severe impact in an accident. Sports riders use a full-face helmet that has a higher chin bar. On the other hand, adventure riders and cruisers would go for lower chin bars.
Modular (Flip-up) Helmet
This is a mix between a full-face helmet and a ¾ helmet. In the modular helmet, you can flip up the chin bar and the visor. Naturally, this opens the front part of the helmet. The visor protects the eyes. Moreover, modular helmets are heavier because of certain design features that allow the flip-up motion of the chin bar and the visor.
Open Face (3/4) Helmet
This type of helmet provides cover for your head’s top back and sides. However, this exposes your face. This helmet is popular among cafe racers, cruisers, scooters, and tourists. Open face helmets are structurally similar to full-face helmets when it comes to providing coverage to the back of the head. However, it doesn’t have a chin bar at all.
Half helmets provide protection only for the top of your head, your forehead, and your brows. The limited protection exposes the face to provide airflow. They usually don't have visors, and they use minimal technology. Also, possible upgrades are minimal.
This type of helmet is useful for dirt roads. Off-road helmets have flowing ventilation, minimum weight, and maximum protection. Don’t expect this type of helmet to have Bluetooth speakers. This helmet also has a large visor but is not usable for the city and the highway. It also doesn’t have eye protection.
Some Last Words
If you have a motorcycle, you need a helmet to protect yourself. The full-face helmet seems ideal. However, different people would want to have different helmets for various reasons. Whatever happens, though, get motorcycle insurance for added protection.
At Priority Insurance LLC, we do our best in making sure that our clients are well-protected with affordable and comprehensive policies. We make sure to go the extra mile to help you with your needs. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (864) 297-9744 or Click Here to request a free quote.