While the first motorcycles were slow, riders were relatively safe even without any special riding gear to protect them. Helmets were invented later in the game when engines became more powerful and rides became faster. Early helmets were made of pieces of thick leather. When one of the leading British neurosurgeons noticed the increase in numbers of injured and killed riders with head traumas, he offered to add a hard shell protection layer to motorcycle helmets.
If you want to learn more about helmet history, you can read in the full article at the link below. All modern helmets must be certified to be sold legally, which ensures that each model can provide the required level of protection for the user. Different countries, territories, and jurisdictions have different demands for helmet safety, which is why helmet testing procedures vary. Read our article to learn about impact tests, roll-off tests, shell penetration tests, and other testing procedures. Click on the link below to enter the article page.
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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
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