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Motorcycle Helmet Guide

Here's a brainy discussion on protecting your head. The most important piece of safety equipment for a motorcyclist is their brain. The second most important piece - their helmet. Of course, lids are more than protective. They're comfortable, tactical, stylish, technologically advanced and - like it or not - legally required. There's so much to know about motorcycle helmets; we could go on for days. The scope of this guide, however, is seven short sections. In them you'll find everything that we consider to be "essential knowledge."

Helmet Care, Signs of Damage and When to Replace

If you wash your helmet with the wrong chemicals, its safety features will be compromised.

Likewise, storing your helmet in the wrong area can seriously decrease its crash protection.

And even if you do everything right, the helmet will still have a finite lifespan.

So be advised.

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Popular Motorcycle Helmet Brands

You'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to motorcycle helmets. And believe it or not, stereotyping the brands is a good way to narrow your search.

Is it fair? Not really. But different brands have made different reputations for themselves over the years. And more often than not, these generalizations give a decent forecast of what you can expect.

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Materials Used in Motorcycle Helmets

What’s hard on the outside, soft on the inside and great for keeping you alive?

Lots of things!

Helmet manufacturers employ a good chunk of the periodic table. But which of these fancy materials is right for you? Our no-nonsense breakdown will help you choose.

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Cost of Motorcycle Helmets

The saying goes: If you have a $50 head, buy a $50 helmet.

We don’t buy into this school of thought. A high price doesn't always guarantee a high level of protection. And cheap helmets aren't necessarily unsafe.

To see where your money really goes, read on.

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Motorcycle Helmet Safety Ratings

There are three safety ratings you should care about – DOT, ECE and Snell.

But which one is the safest? What do you need to stay legal in Canada? And which certification is best for racing? We have answers to these questions and more.

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How to Fit a Motorcycle Helmet

Fitment is the most important aspect of choosing a helmet. Even if you buy a fancy carbonized Kevlar lid, it will still feel like an ice cream bucket unless you get the fit right.

There are three things to consider here: head shape, head size and customization.

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Types of Motorcycle Helmets

Motorcycle helmets are like Canadian time zones. There are 6 different kinds, and that isn't going to change anytime soon.

The lids are as follows: full face, modular, open face, half helmet, off road and dual sport. Here’s everything you should know about each type.

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Motorcycle Helmet Guide

Here's a brainy discussion on protecting your head. The most important piece of safety equipment for a motorcyclist is their brain. The second most important piece - their helmet. Of course, lids are more than protective. They're comfortable, tactical, stylish, technologically advanced and - like it or not - legally required. There's so much to know about motorcycle helmets; we could go on for days. The scope of this guide, however, is seven short sections. In them you'll find everything that we consider to be "essential knowledge."

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