Full Face Helmet

Advances in helmet design and materials used in the manufacture of full faced helmets have provided the motorbike community with a great selection of full faced helmets that combine the highest safety features with maximum comfort.  There are many benefits to purchasing and wearing a full face helmet when riding a motorbike.  These advantages include greater protection, chin bar protection, face protection, aerodynamic and quieter and they come in a large range of types, sizes, colours and designs.

The protection that a full face helmet provides to the rider is one of the main reasons that so many bike riders choose to wear a full faced helmet.  Your head is quite vulnerable in an accident and most riders subscribe to the thinking that when it comes to safety more is better.  The protection that full faced helmets provide to the face and chin is not limited to what happens in an accident but it also extends to protection of the face and eyes against flying debris, insects and also keeps your face warmer during the cooler months.

As well as the advantage of increased protection full faced helmets are also quieter when riding and are more aerodynamic in shape and design.  Having a helmet that is quiet is a god send for those who ride long distances on their bikes.  Many cheaper full faced helmets can have a lot of noise from the wind passing through and around the helmet.  The combat this you should choose a helmet that fits snug, the visor seals when down and has vents that can open and close and this help minimise noise in the helmet.

Although there are many advantages to wearing a full faced helmet there are a few disadvantages to wearing this type of helmet.  Disadvantages of a full faced helmet include the weight of the helmet, more expensive than other helmet types, limit visibility of surroundings, limit your communication with passengers or other riders and require adequate ventilation to prevent heat build up and fogging up of the visor.

Wearing a full faced helmet as opposed to an open face or half helmet means that your neck and back must support a bit more weight.  Many full faced helmets are constructed with light weight materials but still have some significant weight to then which can cause fatigue on long rides.

Many full faced helmets also limit the riders visibility range due to the design, the type of visors and also whether they are suitably protected against fogging of the visor.  A full faced helmet needs to have good ventilation and a wide visor to ensure that the helmet performs well and doesn’t impede the rider.

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