What are Novelty Helmets?
Novelty helmets are usually lighter motorcycle helmets with less padding. The most important thing that separates novelty helmets, is that they are not DOT approved. This means that they are basically not safe for riding on streets. Novelty helmets are usually much cheaper than DOT approved helmets with the same styles.
Buying A Novelty Helmet
With a great style and half the cost, novelty helmets have become very popular. There are many different types and sizes of novelty helmets to choose from, it may be overwhelming to pick the best one. Here are a few helpful hints to help make your selection easier.
Always make sure you pick the right size. There are many different helmet designers and manufactures and they may not all use the same sizing codes. So before buying the helmet, check the sizing guide for details on how to get the best fitting helmet.
Glossy or Flat?
Simply put, glossy is better, or at least from my experience. Glossy helmets are much more pleasing to the eye and they look great in the sun. Flat helmets are dull looking and too boring.
Helmet straps help you save time by not having to strap your helmet in every time. Many helmets do not come standard with these, but I highly recommend buying one. They are very inexpensive and well worth it. Buy Helmet Straps.
Novelty helmets are excellent helmets to have, but keep in mind they are not DOT approved and therefore should not be used for riding on streets and highways.