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Full Face Motorcycle HelmetNew trends for motorcycle helmets and other motorcycle gear hit the market all the time. There have been considerable advancements with regards to the technology manufacturers are using to the specifications in designing safer equipment.

There are many different types of bikes to choose from and one can find motorcycle helmets that are uniquely designed for each one of them. Dirt bikes will have different safety requirements than a cruising bike will. Just the same, scooter helmets will have different specifications than those for a street bike.

All of these types of motorcycle helmets have to undergo rigorous DOT testing. The DOT testing will consist of establishing their resistance to puncturing and their durability through abrasion testing (skidding along pavement). Most of their outer shells are made from either a fiberglass or a plastic product. Some of the more expensive helmets will be constructed out of Kevlar or some other type of carbon fibers. Probably the biggest advancement in safety technology is in the lining. EPS, or expandable polystyrene foam, is used to help absorb and diffuse the energy during impact. This technological advancement alone has probably saved more riders' lives than any other advancement. Depending on the type of bike and its primary usage will depend on how thick this layer of EPS will be. For example, a moped will require a less of a lining than a one that is used for dirt bike racing. Another very important item, albeit very small, is the chin strap. This piece is typically constructed out of nylon and is the very thing that will ensure that it stays on the rider's head.Half Helmet

Regardless of the sport or pastime vehicle, motorcycle helmets should be taken seriously and therefore, careful consideration should be given to what type of head covering protection will best suit the bike.

Not only have they become more safety conscience about these head coverings, manufacturers are catering to individuality. Detailing, accessories, and unique styles have hit the pavement with flying colors! Many companies offer a variety of colors and even original artwork. Some even have accessories that can be added to them. Some of these accessories include vibrant colored mohawks, fake pigtails, or a variety of animal horns. Other accessories include a multitude of visors, shields, side and front air vents, and wind curtains. With this much variety available to the rider, there could potentially be a one-of-a-kind for every bike owner out there on the road.

Other things can be added to the motorcycle helmets to make them more enjoyable and fun. There are a variety of cameras that can be mounted to the different styles of headgear. This can be a great option for those that want to get crazy with off road tricks or for those that are on a leisurely trip through the mountains. Some come blue tooth ready. This is great for adding microphones to stay in contact with each other when traveling in a group. They also have MP3 player adaptors.

Motorcycle helmets serve an important safety purpose for the riders, but do not have to be boring. There are many options to make them unique to the individual.

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