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Finding the Ideal Motorcycle Helmet

It's great to see you here.  We don't just sell motorcycle helmets, we use them as well.  We're passionate about riding and we'd love to share that passion with you.  We hope you'll share your love of the ride with us as well.

We have a huge selection of helmets for all types of motorcycles, and we're proud of it.  We also take pride in our prices, which are the most reasonable you'll find online.  But we know that selecting the right helmet can be a bit daunting, especially if this is your first time.  And that's where we come in.

Whether this is your first helmet or your tenth, we'll answer any questions you may have.  We're here to help you make the best choice.  Chances are we had the same questions ourselves and have learned through experience.  Let us use what we’ve learned to guide you to the perfect helmet.

Here at Motorcycle Helmets Direct, we're constantly updating our selections, trying the latest helmets ourselves and keeping up with innovations and technology.  Stop by often to see what's new.  Drop us a line; we'd love to hear your thoughts. 

- The Motorcycle Helmets Direct Team

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Tips for Helmet Selection

Some things to consider when purchasing a motorcycle helmet:

1. Choose your helmet carefully.  A good helmet may save your life one day.

2. Buy a helmet that is appropriate for the type of riding you'll do.  Scooter helmets are not practical for motocross racing, nor are motocross helmets the best choice for your scooter.

3. If you have a street bike or plan to hit the open road, you'll have to decide on the type of helmet that works best for you.  Full face helmets provide the most protection and also minimize the discomfort of wind, sun and dust.  Open face helmets, sometimes referred to as 3/4 helmets, are similar to full face helmets without the face shield and jaw piece.  These are preferred by riders who like to feel the wind on their face. Shorty, or skull cap, helmets offer the least protection and fulfill the minimum legal requirements for head gear. 

4. If you choose any type of helmet other than a full face helmet, many localities require that you wear a pair of goggles or wrap-around sunglasses as well.  Even if they are not mandated by law, it makes sense to wear goggles to protect your eyes from the wind and flying debris, including insects.          

5. If staying in touch while riding is a necessity, or just a convenience you'd rather not do without, then choose a bluetooth helmet.  Not only will it be easier to communicate with your passenger or outside callers, but you won't have to deal with wires.

6. A relatively new design option is the flip-up helmet.  These modular helmets allow thefront of the helmet to flip up, enabling the user to talk more easily with others and enjoy a light snack without the hassle of taking their helmet off completely.

7. Helmets come in a wide array of colors and graphics, from the classic black to bold, vivid graphics that defy easy description. Data on the connection between helmet color and visibility and accident prevention is contradictory and inconclusive.  In the absence of any hard evidence supporting one color over others, choose whichever color and motif suits your personality best. There's a helmet on the market that will match your self image perfectly, no matter how you wish to present yourself to the world while on your motorcycle.

8. Governing bodies around the world set minimum standards for helmets sold within their jurisdictions.  The Department of Transportation in the US requires adherence to strict standards of performance, and is the recommended minimum when shopping for a helmet.  In North America, the Snell Memorial Foundation, an independent testing organization, awards its own certification to helmets that pass its rigorous tests.  While their testing protocols are different, certification from one or both of these organizations speaks well for the helmet you're considering.

9. Measure your head carefully before purchasing your helmet.  Using a cloth measuring tape, start at a point one inch above your eyebrows and wrap the tape around your head.  Different manufacturers have differing size charts, so follow their directions carefully.  If you fall between two sizes, take the larger size.

10.Now, choose your helmet and get out there and enjoy.  The road is calling you.