The helmet is the only mandatory element when climbing on a motorcycle, although it is true that there is no legal rule that says the minimum characteristics it must have. So how do you buy a motorcycle helmet and get it right?

It seems clear that a full-face helmet and one for practicing some off-road sport have little to do with each other, but would you be clear why choose between a modular helmet and a full-face helmet? Do you know if it is worth buying an ultra-cheap helmet of the so-called 'calimero' for your scooter or what differentiates it from a jet helmet?

At least at the beginning, when you have just obtained the moped license or one of the motorcycle cards, you may be lost on what is more important, what attributes and characteristics you cannot ignore to achieve maximum safety and comfort when you are in the road.

This complete guide will help you to resolve doubts and be clear about which aspects are key and essential and which others may be highly desirable. In short, where it really pays to put your money.

Types of motorcycle helmet

In this blog, we have dealt with this subject on many occasions, but it is worth insisting that your motorcycle and your riding style are closely linked.

It is, so to speak, the first initial screen or question that you will have to ask yourself before buying a motorcycle helmet.

Take a look at the 10 great types of helmets on the market and find out which one may correspond to you taking into account which motorcycle you ride and where you usually move.

A helmet for every style of motorcycle and riding

To give you a rough idea of ​​what we want to tell you when we talk about how a motorcycle helmet must respond to your riding style and the motorcycle you have chosen to move, we have prepared a selection of motorcycles and helmets for you.

We hope it helps you, although keep in mind that the motorcycle models are chosen only as an example. The really important thing is that you identify your segment and choose the motorcycle helmet that can best adapt.

Choosing the right size, the crucial moment

One of the crucial moments when buying a motorcycle helmet is finding your size without fail. If we tell you that up to 20% of helmets are fired after a motorcycle accident due to a poor choice of size, perhaps you understand better.

The main thing - you will have heard it many times - measure the perimeter of your head at the level of the forehead and above the eyebrows. With this measurement, consult the size guide for the brand and model you have chosen.

If you are not sure that you are correct with the size, carefully read the signs that tell you that you are indeed wrong.


KymcoLike 125 and NZI Helix IV jet helmet

Kymco has just launched its new Like 125 scooter, a model in which the brand has invested more than 4 years of development. With a price below 3,000 euros, it is available in 3 colors: Stone gray, Ice white and a new exclusive red for the European market.

For its part, the HJC IS-33 II helmet inherits the sun visor from its predecessor and improves substantially with a worked ventilation system that provides fresh air and helps fight sweat.


Kawasaki 1400GTR and HJC RPHA 90 Modular Helmet

In the Kawasaki 1400GTR, everything is designed to enjoy the greatest comfort and safety on long journeys. The brand stands out as it is the only one of its kind with variable distribution, electronic brake distribution, and advanced traction control.

The HJC RPHA 90  is a top-of-the-line modular helmet with a completely new shell and a more compact, streamlined design. Its ergonomic interiors have a 3D design to reduce noise as much as possible. In addition, its ventilation system is more effective with flow control on the rear wing. Ideal for long road trips.


Triumph Tiger 800 XR and LS2 FF324 Metro Evo helmet

The new and improved Triumph Tiger 800 XC and XR feature more than 200 updates to its chassis and engine, plus a comprehensive set of notable off-road driving enhancements and a host of carefully thought-out modifications to improve road handling.

The LS2 FF324 Metro Evo helmet incorporates a removable visor and improves the air intakes of its predecessor, making it an even more versatile helmet. It is approved as a jet helmet and as a full-face helmet and is an ideal helmet for touring and adventure use.



Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout 2018 and Bell Custom 500 helmet

The  Harley-Davidson Softail Breakout 2018  is part of the deep renovation that the North American brand has made to its entire Softail range. The new Breakout model pushes the idea of ​​long, slim muscle ready to eat the asphalt to the limit.

The Bell Custom 500 is a legend in the world of motorcycle helmets. With a design that keeps the best of 1954 original, this timeless helmet will never go out of style and is being renewed with new graphics and colors, although black is still the most desired among custom bikers.



Royal Enfield Continental GT 2018 and Shark Raw Sanctus helmet

The Royal Enfield Continental GT is the lightest, fastest and most powerful Royal Enfield yet. It is a machine with a nod to the best times of motorcycling, the result of careful collaboration. It is also the best expression of a cultural phenomenon that has simply refused to disappear: the Café Racer.

The LS2 OF599 Spitfire is a uniquely styled jet helmet specially designed for true custom, retro and café racer lovers. It has an integrated sun visor and some exclusive details such as the synthetic leather trim on the inner pads or a clasp strap on the back to hold the strap of the glasses.


Honda CB 500 F and Shark Spartan Karken helmet

In town or on weekend outings, the Honda CB 500 F retains its sleek, naked styling, maximum driving precision, and plentiful power that accelerates both the bike and your beats. You have it available in Matte Black Gunpowder Metallic, Millennium Red, Pearl White Metalloid, Lemon Ice Yellow and Candy Energy Orange.

The Shark Spartan Karken is a fiber helmet that features the double rear spoiler, designed to optimize the aerodynamic performance of the helmet and internal cooling. The Karken graphic features a combination of high visibility black/yellow with a gloss finish.


Ducati Panigale V4 and Shark Race-R Pro helmet

The Panigale V4 marks an important new chapter in Ducati's history as, according to the brand, it is a completely Italian "symphony" of performance and emotion. It is the first series-produced motorcycle of the firm that is equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, strictly derived from the Desmosedici of the MotoGP.

The Shark Race-R Pro helmet is one of the most successful helmets of recent years in the MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and WorldSBK championships thanks to its outstanding aerodynamic performance and exceptional lightness and comfort. This, in addition, comes with the graphics that Jorge Lorenzo shows in MotoGP.


Montesa COTA 4RT and Hebo Trial Zone 5 T-One Helmet

The new MontesaCota 4RT  features a significant improvement in its suspension technology, as well as a revised fuel injection and ignition mapping system in its 260cc engine to achieve greater traction, especially in difficult terrain, and better control. acceleration.

The Hebo Trial Zone 5 is a lightweight trail helmet that stands out for the spectacular design of its shell and for its special decoration by the RepsolMontesa Team. It also includes a practical retractable sun visor.



Husqvarna TC 125 and LS2 MX437 Fast helmet

The Husqvarna TC 125  combines a compact and powerful engine with a lightweight chrome-molybdenum chassis, making this small-displacement motorcycle extremely capable. Along with the standard WP AER 48 fork, Magura hydraulic clutch and map selection, TC 125 keeps its rider one step ahead of his rivals.

The HJC CS-MX II is a motocross helmet with a polycarbonate shell. It is fitted with a plush Nylex interior to optimize comfort, and the new Dakota graphic is available in some amazing color combinations.


KTM 125 SX and Acerbis Profile 3.0 S helmet

The new KTM 125 SX is the lightest and most compact model in the adult range and offers unmatched riding confidence. A new lightweight cycle part joins what is to date the most competitive 125cc 2-stroke engine, offering superior agility and the power that any adrenaline-charged youngster demands.

The  Acerbis Profile 3.0 S helmet is a lightweight polycarbonate enduro helmet with an optimized ventilation system to help keep your head cool and dry. The interior is removable and washable and has a double ring security closure.


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