In any case, wearing any helmet is unquestionably better than not wearing one at all. The main three layers of the helmet that protect the rider’s head in case of an accident are hard outer shell, impact-absorbing Styrofoam liner, and inner, soft liner that provides snug fitment, moisture-wicking properties, and comfort.
The outer shell is designed to withstand the energy of impact without cracking and spreading it over the larger surface area to prevent puncturing. To learn about properties of such materials as composite fiberglass, carbon fiber, Aramid fiber, ABS plastics, Polycarbonate, Lexan and Advanced Thermoset Resin, please click on the link below and read the full article by our in-house tech specialist Michael Grayen.
What Material Choices Are There in Motorcycle Helmet Construction?
Some of the helmets featured in the article as examples:
NEXX Helmets® - X.G100R Motordrome Full Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
X-Lite® - X-803 Nuance Ultra Carbon Full Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
Cyber Helmets® - US-39 Solid Full Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
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