Nowadays, motorcycle helmets became mandatory almost everywhere because they work very well protecting the rider’s head in case of a crash. The first helmet was designed over a hundred years ago, before World War I when motorcycles became faster posing a greater danger to riders. Early helmets were made of thick leather pieces offering only a minimum level of impact protection. A British neurosurgeon offered a brilliant idea of a hard shell helmet when dealing with an increased number of head traumas among riders.
To learn more about the history of a motorcycle helmet, how they are been tested and what are the differences DOT, ECE, SHARP, and SNELL helmet certifications, you can read our article written by our technical expert Timothy Zahl. Click the link below to open it.
Helmet Certifications | What are the Differences among DOT, ECE, SHARP, & SNELL?
Current versions of some of the helmets mentioned in the article:
Fly Racing® - Revolt Liberator Full Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
Shoei® - Hornet X2 Dual Sport Helmet – MOTORCYCLEiD.com
Zoan Helmets® - Optimus Street Raceline Graphic Modular Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
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