If you’re a first-time motorcycle rider, it’s important for you to know your riding gear, particularly which motorcycle helmets in Las Vegas are likely to offer the most protection. Below is a breakdown of the three main types of motorcycle helmets so you can choose the best one for you.
Of all the different designs for motorcycle helmets, the full-face helmet is the one that offers the best all-around coverage. This total coverage includes protection for your head and neck, and every body part that’s connected to these areas. It goes without saying that the full-face helmet is the safest type of motorcycle helmet you can wear to protect your head from potential impact while out on the road.
One feature that stands out on this helmet is the chin bar, which is a key safety feature many other helmets don’t have. Why is the chin bar so important? A recent study showed that in 50 percent of severe impacts during an accident, a person’s chin is subjected to the most force. The full-face helmet is the only helmet that provides protection for your chin and jaw. Another advantage of this helmet is that it’s a good option for all riders enjoying all types of motorcycles in a variety of conditions.
Open-face ¾ helmet
The open-face motorcycle helmet is also known as a ¾ helmet. It covers the top, back and sides of your head, while leaving your face exposed, which means you will still be able to feel the wind on your skin. Because of this design, it’s a popular choice for people who ride cruisers, scooters, tourers and cafe racers, but some motorcycle riders also wear them. And there’s a particular feature missing from the open-face helmet: a chin bar. Along with your face being left exposed, the lack of a chin bar significantly reduces the safety this motorcycle helmet can offer.
Even though ¾ helmets weigh less than full-face options (mostly due to the lack of a chin bar) they are considered structurally equal to full-face helmets in regards to the safety of the areas that they do cover. Another thing to keep in mind is that, because of the face exposure, you won’t be protected from weather conditions and road debris. If you plan to ride a motorcycle while wearing this type of helmet, consider purchasing a partial or full-face visor to protect your face and eyes from the sun.
Half helmets are just what their name implies. This helmet provides minimal protection, only covering the top of your head and the area from your forehead down to your eyebrows. You might be able to find a half helmet that offers more coverage on the back of your neck and ears, but the rest of your face is bound to be exposed. The upside here is good airflow around your head and face while riding.
Before booking a motorcycle tour with Escape Eagles, take a little time to research the best motorcycle helmets to wear on Las Vegas roads. We’d be happy to help you find an option that meets your needs!