HCI Black Polo DOT Half Motorcycle Helmet. 115-310
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would recommend especially if you are looking for the german style …
it fits well, very low profile. It still does give a slight mushroom head look, but i think that is more the design of the german style helmet. solid and no cuffs or scrapes. arrived in soft cloth bag. am looking at another full face from same company. would recommend especially if you are looking for the german style with DOT approval.
low profile, inexpensive
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Love this helmet! Cool style, great fit, comfortable, DOT, and low profile so no more mushroom head. Better fit than the Evos low profile. I definitely recommend this helmet.
I wear it
I like the way it looks and I wear it even though, here in Florida, I’m not required to. I probably wouldn’t wear a helmet if I didn’t think it looked OK when I didn’t have to.Five Forms Of Motorbike Helmets
Motorbike headgear are of 5 types and so are secured towards the rider's head by using a chin strap. The objective of putting them on as well as their protective benefits are defeated if chin strap isn't secured.
Full Face Helmet: The entire face helmet covers the entire head around the skull base and is among the most protective among all the helmets. It possesses a swiveling cutout band, referred to as a visor, made from transparent plastic over the front in the eyes and nose. Some helmets include vents for increased airflow. The disadvantages are decreased hearing, intense heat, and insufficient wind. Full-face helmets which are popular for motocross or off-road rides don't sometimes use a face shield but the visor and chin portions are extended. Head gear with less coverage is less safe.
Off-Road/Motocross Helmets: Mototcross/Off-road helmets have extended visor and chin portions. The lack of a face shield permits the rider to utilize goggles and invite more airflow that is needed during strenuous off-road rides. The visor protects the rider's eyes from flying debris and keeps sunlight's glare off the rider's eyes during jumps.
Though off-road helmets did not have a chin bar earlier on, modern off-road helmets use a chin bar to shield the eye from impact during crashes. By wearing such helmets together with goggles, the equal protection as from full face helmets may be accomplished.
Modular/Flip-Up Helmets: Best known through the name convertible, the modular helmet can be a hybrid involving the full face and open face street helmet. The chin bar is on the pivot and could be moved upwards to resemble a face helmet. The person wearing the helmet may thus be capable of eat and drink and never have to get rid of the chinstrap. These are liked by motor officers who're on the move.
Modular helmets are usually kept closed while riding as well as the chin bar is kept up not until not riding the motorcycle. When the helmet is kept in view position while riding, the risk of neck injury is greatly increased in case of this brief. However, those modular helmets which are dual certified as full face and open face helmets offer a great level of protection regardless if used in the open mode.
Open Face Helmet: The open face helmets cover a corner in the head, the ears as well as the cheeks such as the contain the chin bar that the full face helmet possesses. A number of them have provisions for visors being snapped on. The security towards the face is minimal when using these helmets.
Supplementing facial protection by using goggles or snapping on the face shield protects the eye from flying debris, strong wind and insects.
Half Helmet: Famous throughout the 1960s and also referred to as pudding basin helmet in the UK, a half helmet or &lsquoshorty' was popular among road racers. The structure is nearly much like a face helmet minus the lowered rear. The bowl shaped helmet doesn't offer a good deal of protection as well as the rider needs to wear goggles to shield the eyes. Due to decreased safety that they can offer, a number of Motorcycle Safety Foundations have banned the usage of this half helmet.
Headwear Not Included Inside The Arena Of Helmets
Informal headwear including beanies and brain buckets cannot be contributed to mean motorcycle helmets. These kinds of headwear aren't certified for safety and so are lighter and smaller than conventional helmets. They don't have safety measures like the energy absorbing crash foam. Inside their best, such novelty helmets can prevent the scalp from sunburn or scalp against abrasion. However, they won't avoid the skull through the impact of your crash.