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5 Favorite Styles of Motorcycle Helmets

Jul 21, 2008
Most motorcycle helmets are made from fiberglass or carbon fiber which is a very durable material. You can also find motorcycle helmets made from leather, chrome and stainless steel. Once you have chosen your helmet style and what material you want it made from, you then get to choose its appearance. You can purchase your helmet in stock condition, or you can choose to purchase a custom made helmet. Even if you initially purchase a stock helmet, you can always take it at a later date and have it painted and customized. Here are the top five helmet styles on the market that are favorites among motorcycle riders.

5. The Full Face Motorcycle Helmet

This helmet is for those that want complete coverage. The full face helmet offers the most protection as it covers the entire head and has a face shield. The face shield is extremely convenient for keeping bugs and weather conditions such as rain and snow out of the riders face. These are most often made from a fiberglass material and come in a wide variety of colors.

4. The Half Motorcycle Helmet

This style is for those that still want good head protection, but don't like having a full face shield in their face. It provides a partial face shield that will help shield the forehead and the eyes from insects and bad weather. The half motorcycle helmet is generally found made from fiberglass, though you can sometimes find it in other materials as well. It is also available in many different colors and styles.

3. The Open Face Motorcycle Helmet

This helmet closely resembles the half motorcycle helmet, but has a little less face and head coverage. This helmet is popular for riders that frequently take moderate to long rides, as it provides good head coverage, but keeps their face in the breeze. This is another helmet that is generally made from fiberglass though you can often order it in another custom material as well.

2. The Shorty Motorcycle Helmet

This helmet provides the least amount of head coverage, covering only the top portion of the head. This helmet style is popular for riders that enjoy cruising at lower speeds on cruising or touring bikes. This helmet is the popular choice for carbon fiber, stainless steel and chrome, though you can also easily find it in fiberglass as well. For some reason, these helmets often come in a standard color of the material they are made from, though you can also easily have it painted and customized.

1. The Novelty Style Helmet

There are many types of novelty style helmets including the Jockey, German and Kaiser style. These helmets generally offer limited head protection but are quite popular among riders that want something a little different than the norm. There are no hold barred with the novelty style motorcycle helmet. You can find these helmets made in almost any material with any kind of paint job.
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