Motorcycle helmets as we know them today were invented at the beginning of the last century at the start of World War I. Riders needed some protection for their heads since motorcycles became faster and more powerful, and accidents were resulting in serious injuries. At first, helmets were made out of pieces of thick leather, which offered a minimal level of protection from impact and abrasion. One of the leading British neurosurgeons studied many cases of rider head injuries and came up with a brilliant idea of a hard shell helmet to prevent penetration in a crash.
If you want to learn more about the history of a motorcycle helmet, test procedures performed by the specialists to make sure that each of the helmet models can protect the head properly, and what are the differences between DOT, ECE, SHARP, and SNELL helmet certifications, click the link below and read an article written by our writer and tech specialist Timothy Zahl.
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
GMAX® - GM-35 Full Dressed Derk Half Shell Helmet – MOTORCYCLEiD.com
Zoan Helmets® - Optimus Street Raceline Graphic Modular Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
Shark Helmets® - Street-Drak Blank Matte Open Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
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