Any type of motorcycle gear is designed to shield the rider from the elements and protect him or her in case of an accident. At the same time, good gear must be comfortable enough to wear even on long-distance trips. A helmet – is arguably the most important piece of gear every rider should wear. The inner liner with padding is designed mostly for comfort while also carrying moisture-wicking and noise-insulation properties.
The mid-layer typically consisting of Styrofoam is designed to absorb most of the energy of impact, while the outer hard shell must withstand this energy concentrating in a point of contact and disperse it over the larger surface of a helmet without cracking or breaking. That is why the outer shell became the focal point of the article written by our in-house tech expert Michael Grayen. Click on the link below to learn more about types of helmet construction and materials used in their production.