Helmets & Headwear
Which type of helmet is safe?
All helmets with proper ECE certification can be called safe. The safest choice, however, is always to go for a full-face helmet.
Which brand helmet is best?
There is not one specific brand that makes the best helmets. What is best, is completely up to what you prefer in a helmet and what safety measures you want. Just make sure you always get an ECE certified helmet and to replace a helmet after it has been damaged.
Is it illegal to not wear a helmet?
Yes, it is illegal to ride a motorcycle without a helmet. It's not a very smart decision to go ride without one either. If you have ever seen a helmet after a crash, you'd know you'd never want that to happen to your face.
What is the difference between a full-face helmet and a modular helmet?
A modular helmet can be flipped open from the part by the chin of the helmet, thereby turning it into an open helmet. Structure wise, a full-face helmet is stronger than a modular helmet.
Are open face helmets dangerous?
They are indeed less safe than a full-face helmet, which clearly protects the face better than any other helmet.
Are open face helmets legal in the UK?
Open face helmets are legal when they have the needed ECE approval. If this approval is not there, it is illegal to ride with this type of helmet.
Is a DOT helmet legal in the UK?
No, DOT is only legal in the USA. It is also recommended to go for better approval certifications.
How do I know if a helmet is DOT approved?
The approval must always be shown on the back of the helmet. Manufacturers and retailers will also show if a helmet is DOT approved on its packaging or the product page.
Which helmet is best for night riding?
A full-face helmet with a clear shield is best for riding at night. This keeps the wind and bugs out of your eyes and gives you the ability to still see everything clearly.