22nd August 2018


What is my head shape helmet?

Modular (flip-face) helmets are mostly round oval, due to the hinge mechanism, though newer technologies are now allowing them to fit intermediate shapes better. A helmet that is the wrong shape will cause pressure points on your forehead (too round) or the sides of your head (too oval).

So, how tight should a new motorcycle helmet be?

The helmet should fit snugly in the "baseball cap area" highlighted in the photo above. RevZilla photo. A new helmet should be snug around any part of your head that would be covered by a baseball cap. This area should be about as firm as a tight knitted winter hat — slightly compressed, but not painful or squeezing.

How do you size a motorcycle helmet?

Use it to find which size of helmet suits you: Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of the head - this will be just above the ears and about a half-inch above the eyebrows for most - and take the measurement at the forehead. To get the most accurate measure, have a friend help with this step.
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