Among safety conscious riders, nothing compares to a High Visibility Helmet. Though the main difference between these and other motorcycles is in their color, this seemingly small distinction can have a big impact. Because of the helmet’s bright colors, you will be more visible on the roads. This is especially important for motorcycle riders since one of the main sources of danger to a rider is the fact that they are much less visible than cars.
Just because you want to ride safely, doesn’t mean that you have to completely sacrifice your style either. Manufacturers offer high visibility helmets not only in the classic neon yellow, but also in other colors such as white, red, orange, or with reflective panels integrated into the helmet’s design.
High Visibility Motorcycle Helmets can be found in almost any category of helmet including modular helmets, full face helmets, and open face helmets. So, as usual, it’s always important to keep in mind what sort of riding you’re planning on doing when choosing a high visibility helmet. If you want to have the maximum safety possible, then the best option will always be a brightly colored Full-Face Motorcycle Helmet. Though Modular Motorcycle Helmets offer a great deal of convenience and have become increasingly safe over the years, they still carry the risk of the chin bar opening in an impact. Open-face Motorcycle Helmets are the least safe in an impact since they have no chin bar at all, though they do offer a very high field of view.
When looking at the different types of helmets, it’s also important to consider the different additional features you would like with your helmet. For example, a drop-down sun visor will help reduce glare and won’t come with the danger of a dark smoke visor when entering shaded areas like tunnels. Additionally, it is usually best to choose helmets that have emergency release cheek pads since they allow the helmet to be safely removed without moving your head.
If you’re curious to learn more about the different safety features in these High Viz Motorcycle Helmets, make sure to check out our YouTube channel where we review and road test the latest motorcycle helmets.
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