Top 10 Motorcycle helmets in India

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Top 10 Best Helmets in India 2017

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Vega Motocross Helmet

Vega Motocross Helmet

view pricesFull Review Vega5 Star Average Rating Black, Red, White, Silver, Burgundy, Dull Black, Dull Blue, Dull Burgundy, Dull Red, Metallic, Anthracite, Dull Anthracite1.3 KgsMedium & LargeNoEPS Padding (Detachable, Washable Interior)ABSYes
Vega Boolean Helmet

Vega Boolean Helmet

view pricesFull Review Vega4 Star Average Rating Black, Red, White, Silver, Burgundy, Dull Black, Dull Blue, Dull Burgundy, Dull Red, Metallic, Anthracite, Dull Anthracite1.3 KgsMedium and LargeYesMulti Density EPS Liner (washable)ABSYes
Studds Shifter Full Face Helmet Review

Studds Shifter Full Face Helmet Review

view pricesFull Review Studds4.5 Star Average Rating White, Black, Graphics1.4 KgsLarge and XLNoEPS LiningPolyurethene, ThermoplasticYes
Studds Marshall Open Face Helmet

Studds Marshall Open Face Helmet

view pricesFull Review Studds4.5 Star Average Rating Glossy Black, Matt Black, Silver Grey, White 1.4 KgLargeNoEPS PaddingPolyurethene, ThermoplasticYes
Vega Cliff Full Face Helmet

Vega Cliff Full Face Helmet

view pricesFull Review Vega5 Star Average Rating Red, White and Black798 gmsMedium and LargeNoMulti Density EPS LinerABSYes
Studds Professional Full Face Helmet

Studds Professional Full Face Helmet

view pricesFull Review Studds4.5 Star Average Rating Black and White1.4 KgsLarge & XLNoEPS padding with anti allergic materialABSYes
Vega Cliff Full Face Helmet

Vega Cliff Full Face Helmet

view pricesFull Review Vega5 Star Average Rating Red, White and Black798 gmsMedium and LargeNoMulti Density EPS LinerABSYes
Vega Crux Flip-up Helmet

Vega Crux Flip-up Helmet

view pricesFull Review Vega5 Star Average Rating Black, Red, White1.5 KgM, LNoMulti Density EPS LinerABS PlasticYes
Vega Eclipse Open Face Helmet

Vega Eclipse Open Face Helmet

view pricesFull Review Vega4 Star Average Rating Black, Red, White, Silver, Burgundy, Dull Black, Dull Blue, Dull Burgundy, Dull Red, Metallic, Anthracite, Dull Anthracite1.2 KgMedium and LargeNoMulti Density EPS LinerABSYes
Studds Premium Vent Helmet

Studds Premium Vent Helmet

view pricesFull Review Studds4 Star Average Rating Black and White1.4 KgsLarge and XLNoEPS padding liningABSYes

Why wear a Strong Motorcycle Helmet?

1. First things first, wearing a helmet will save you from being fined by the traffic cop standing at the next police barrier. You know there are numerous police barriers keeping an eye on bikers without helmets.

2. Secondly Helmet is a must-have safety gear to protect you from a serious injury incase of an accident. Remember the fault may not be yours while riding on the roads but you might have to suffer because of someone else’s mistake on the road.

The helmet will protect you in all circumstances and is a must have while riding a motorcycle or scooter. The ratio of teenage motorcyclists is very high because youngsters do not take the advice of wearing the helmet and don’t understand the consequences of a head injury.

Some of the key benefits of using a motorcycle helmet are

  • Helps avoiding fatal head injuries
  • Promotes a sense of responsibility
  • Protects your eyes and face from the wind, dust and flying insects
  • Offers a maximum defense for you against hot and cold weather
  • Keeps your eyes secure from terrible lights of other vehicles
  • Improves the comfort level by reducing wind noise.

 


Things you should consider before buying a motorcycle helmet

1. Correct size

The most important thing it comes to mind when you are looking to buy a helmet is the size. You need to ensure that the helmet you choose fits you absolutely perfectly. If the helmet you are wearing is loose then the it will move around your head when you ride making it very uncomfortable for you to ride. There are also chances that the helmet will get removed from your face incase of fall off if its not tight enough.

At the same time if the helmet you choose is very tight then it be very uncomfortable for you and you will keep taking it off your head.

Both these things defeats our purpose of having a helmet and therefore you should select the helmet with the right size.

The first thing you need to do before buying a helmet is measure your head size. This short video will help you to understand how to take measurement of your head.

Once you’ve measured your head size now its time to see which size of helmet would fit you. Remember each brand has its own measurements for different sizes. To make it easy for you I’ve included the size guide below.

 

How to correctly measure your helmet size

2. Comfort

Fitting a helmet is easy but will you be comfortable with it on? Well, I can say that comfort is an important choice. For me, the best choice is that the helmet will not annoy you while riding. It should have a soft cushion on the inside and should be as tight as it can be but at the same time comfortable. When you ride at high speeds more of more than 100 Km/h your helmet should be stable and not move around your head.

3. Ventilation

Your helmet should have proper air vents at front and Top or back side to allow proper flow of air. The front air vents or the vents at the top should have a feature to open or close the vent otherwise you will keep inhaling the dust if the helmet doesn’t have the feature to open/close the Air vent.

4. Visor

Visors are very important part of the helmet and protects you from air, dust and insects when while riding. When buying a helmet online you should check if the visor is scratch resistant or not. Secondly it would be best if the helmet has a feature to replace the visors easily.

5. Weight

A very vital aspect of the helmet is the weight of the helmet. If the weight of the helmet is too heavy then you will not be able to wear it on long rides. Ideally the weight of any helmet should be between 800 – 1.3. Kgs. Any helmet that weighs more than 1.3 is considered heavy and might cause neck and should pains to you if you wear them on longer rides. 

6. Design and look

Apart from the above points another thing to look at the helmet is the design of the helmet and whether it will suit you or not. The look and feel of the helmet will attract the eyes. There are a lot of designs to choose from when it comes of color, the style, the size, the weight, and the fashion. The designs should also connect with your personality so keep that in mind.

7. Price

You often hear this word from the shopkeepers when you go to a store – budget kya hai? (What’s your budget).  Helmet prices have a huge gap starting from Rs. 600 to 3,000 and some of them going above 5000. Don’t go for those cheap helmets that are sold by roadside vendors that could put a risk on your life. Make sure that you select from the best of your choices and that it is safe for you. 

8. Brand

There are a number of motorcycle helmet brands out there but I can recommend the best helmet brands that provide the highest quality and have the best reputation. These brands are Vega, Steelbird, Studds, Autofy and some international brands like Shoei, HJC, KBC, Lev-3, Monster, Nolan, and Spyder.

9. Certification

Do you know that you can be fined by the Traffic Cop if the helmet you’re wearing doesn’t have an ISI mark (provided that cop knows the law). As per Indian law you need to wear the helmets with an ISI mark. The ISI mark is an assurance that the helmet is safe to be used by riders and the rider is in good hands when the helmet is safe. For helmets manufactured outside India you should look at a DOT or Snell certifications before buying any helmet online.

 

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 Types of Helmet

There are different types of helmets available – Full Face, Half Face, Open Face, Off Road/Motocross and Flip-up Helmets.

     1. Full Face Helmets

As its name says Full Face Helmet, it covers your entire head for protection and it provides you the most protection compare to the other types. It is known also for its features such as a face shield, to increase the airflow and a whole protection of the chin. Some riders dislike wearing it because it increases heat when wearing it for an extended period of time, as well as reduces airflow and ability to hear.

 

     2. Open Face Helmets

Vega Cruiser Open FaceThis helmet can be seen very commonly on Indian streets. The Open face helmets covers rider’s ears, cheeks, and back of the head, but leaves the lower chin bar unprotected. It covers 3 of 4 parts or 75% of your head. It provides the same rear protection as a full face helmet, but little protection to the face. If you’re looking for this type of helmet, I suggest that you choose to include a face shield, which will protect you from dust, wind, and insects.

 

      3. Flip-up  Helmets

Review of Vega Crux Flip-up HelmetThis is the next safest helmet of the choice. A combination of full face helmet and open face helmet. It is also commonly used on Indian roads, also called “convertible” or “flip-face.” It has the features of full face when fully closed and assembled. The good thing about this helmet is that it can be opened and much like the open space helmet. It is the best choice when you wear glasses and want to chat with friends while riding.

 

    4. Off-road / Motocross 

Vega Offroad HelmetsAs the name suggests  this helmet is commonly used in off-road and motocross competitions. It has features such as elongated chin, visor portions for protection from flying debris – this also keep the sun out of the eyes during jumps, a chin bar, and a partially open-face to allow the rider to wear goggles and to allow air to flow. This helmet is usually a choice of motorcycle enthusiasts like me who go on long rides to Himalayas or on long bike expedition.

 

    5. Half Helmets 

Half helmetsThis model is popular with youngsters who drive Scooty/Activa on Indian streets. You will also see some old aged people driving on streets with Half face helmets because they don’t want to cover their full face while riding. You will also notice some girls using half face helmets while riding on their Scooty.