Motorcycle Helmets

Motorcycle helmets can provide riders with protection in the event that they are involved in an accident. The laws requiring the use of motorcycle helmets vary from state to state. In some states, all motorcycle riders are required to wear them. Other states only require this of riders in a specific age range or may not call for motorcycle helmets at all. Even if the law does not mandate a helmet, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that helmets decrease the chances of dying in a motorcycle accident by 29 percent and decrease the possibility of brain damage by 67 percent. These compelling statistics lead customers all over the United States and Canada to buy protective gear.

Styles of Motorcycle Helmets

Full-face motorcycle helmets offer the most protection of the available styles. These designs shield the entire head, covering the base of the skull and the chin. Rather than leaving the face exposed like open-face styles, they have a plastic shield that covers the face. This may be tinted to block out sunlight, so that riders do not need to contend with glare. Shields can also provide protection from bugs, debris, and wind that the rider may encounter while traveling. Those who will be riding off-road may consider specialized helmets that feature extended visors and additional chin protection. This gear is often supplemented with a pair of goggles or another type of eye protection.

At Up North Sports, customers can buy a range of protective gear. In addition to the selection of helmets the company carries for motorcycle and ATV riders, it also carries apparel pants, jackets, suits, gloves, and boots.