What to consider in choosing Motorcycle Helmet?
Malaysia: Recently the road accident cases getting more, as result in the data the motorcyclist accident rate and death rate are higher compare to previous year.
Most of the factors are the road condition, not focusing, not aware of surrounding object and using non-protective products. Today, we found out most riders wearing the non-protective quality helmets. Non-protective means in the term of Motorcycle Global Safety Certification, example Europe are ECE, US are DOT, and Malaysia are SIRIM. Those non-protective helmet not undergo the experiment and tested by Malaysia Standard. This will cause on the safety issue.
A helmet is a form of protective gear worn to protect the head. More specifically, a helmet complements the skull in protecting the human brain. Safety really important during riding on the road, we not recommend buying OEM, replica, fake helmet and go for a ride, because those helmet can't protect you if crash. We encourage you to invest a good helmet first because safety come first. This is the experience from true story.
Start from 2018 year, JPJ Malaysia also encourage Malaysian to wear SIRIM helmet to protect brain
JPJ Encourage Malaysian Wear SIRIM Helmets
How and where do you ride? Riding at high speeds on a track requires aerodynamic, quiet, and durable helmets with solid eye protection, whereas puttering around town you could get by with better style and a more relaxed safety rating. On a dirt bike, goggles are fine, but they will prove uncomfortable and distracting if you’re on a sport bike; for that, you want a helmet with a full-face mask.
Long-distance rides are much enhanced by helmets with the ability to include radios and Bluetooth connectivity, and they’ll go better with sun visors and extra padding, too. Plenty of hog riders wear skull caps the bare minimum needed to uphold the law while café racers can tend toward open-face or bobble-head caps. You’ll want to choose something for your head that matches the style of your motocycle.