HELMETS AND ACCESSORIES
Do you need a new motorcycle or scooter helmet? Are you looking for a helmet that ensures your safety while being adapted to your look?
Le Pratique du Motard offers you a wide range of motorcycle helmets at the best public price. Integral helmet, modular helmet, jet helmet or cross helmet, helmet for men, women or children are available in various shapes, colors and materials.
A good motorcycle helmet is an essential accessory for any motorcyclist, whatever their riding style or preferences.
Take care to find the perfect motorcycle helmet to go with your outfit of the day.
Just because a motorcycle helmet is an essential piece of safety gear doesn't mean it can't be stylish and cool!
Le Pratique du Motard offers a wide selection of stylish and cool helmets.
How to choose your motorcycle helmet?
What are the different types of motorcycle helmets?
The different types of motorcycle helmets that a motorcyclist can choose from are:
- full face helmet,
- modular helmet (dual use),
- off-road motocross helmet,
- Helmet, half-shell or bowl
- Jet helmet
Each of these options has advantages and disadvantages.
Identifying the use you will make of your motorcycle helmet is the best way to choose your equipment between comfort/protection/use.
What are the Objectives of the helmet?
To buy the helmet that will fit best, it is important to understand how it will be used.
What will the helmet be used for? Who will be the driver with the motorcycle?
Whatever the reasoning, safety should never be compromised by other factors that may cause a person to choose one helmet over another.
What are the daily trips?
If the motorcycle is a person's daily means of transport, or if they take road trips every week, the choice of a high-end helmet will be the most suitable.
It is crucial to ensure that a rider enjoys their journey while remaining comfortable while riding, with versatility.
All this is crucial for covering a long distance every day or for riding for a long period of time.
Although riding alone is fun, it's always better to be in a group. A motorcycle helmet must be optimized to ensure communication with other members of the group. There are several headset options that make communication a breeze.
The key to organization when driving in a group is verbal exchange, and it is advisable to be equipped with a motorcycle helmet with Bluetooth or a motorcycle or duo intercom kit for good verbal exchange.
Motorcycle Intercoms allow easy communication between groups of riders ranging from 2 to 10 people simultaneously , making group rides much more attractive and fun.
Whatever your practice of motorcycling, on the track or on the road, for leisure or on a roadster, your safety is involved and the helmet is the main accessory of your protective clothing.
Find the motorcycle helmet that suits you and at the best public price among our range of helmets for men, women or children.
When should you buy a new motorcycle helmet?
A motorcycle helmet has an expiry date. This date is indicated inside the helmet. Beyond this period, the motorcycle helmet can no longer ensure your safety.
In addition, the slightest impact on the helmet requires immediate replacement, even if the damage is not visible to the naked eye. A fall of the motorcycle helmet can cause an invisible crack inside. In this case, in the event of an accident, your helmet no longer protects you effectively.
Important factors to keep in mind
The chosen motorcycle helmet is just as personal as the clothes a person wears. It should fit perfectly and look good.
Good motorcycle helmets have several safety ratings, as well as protective features that help the rider get the advanced head protection they need.
Some of the most popular features include sun visors , windproof options, and provisions for seamless communication.
All of these contribute to improving the overall driving experience.
Helmet materials available at LE PRATIQUE DU MOTARD
- Polycarbonate : It flexes absorbing any type of energy and is a more affordable option.
EPS : This is a foam fabric that is densely compressed to provide superior absorption in the event of a crash or impact.
Carbon fiber : Efficiently distributes all types of energy in the event of an impact; it is a lightweight and more expensive option.
- Fiberglass composite : This material crushes and then splits because it is able to absorb energy; this material is also expensive.
How to choose the right size for your motorcycle helmet?
The fit . This is where many new riders get it wrong. They spend a lot of money on a cool, safety-compliant motorcycle helmet, but choose one that's either too big or too small.
If the helmet is too small, it will be extremely uncomfortable and cause headaches. A larger helmet will move around and not provide adequate head protection.
For optimal comfort, the helmet must be the right size.
It must be properly adjusted to the head, neither too wide nor too tight.
If any of these issues are present, it will create a safety risk for the pilot.
If the helmet is uncomfortable, the motorcyclist will not concentrate on the road and may even contribute to an accident.
The ventilation must be correct and the helmet must offer a quality field of vision. Some motorcycle helmets are also equipped with customization options that allow the driver to remove or add specific parts (pinlock, anti-fog film, etc.)
To find your motorcycle helmet size, use a tape measure and place it around your head, 2.5 cm above the eyebrows. Then refer to our size guide valid for all models.
If you are between two helmet sizes, choose the smaller size. Over time, the inner foam of the helmet will settle and you will be less tight.
Does the weight of a motorcycle helmet matter?
The weight of most helmets varies between 1000 and 2000g.
It is wise to choose a helmet adapted to the abilities and morphology of the cyclist.
An unsuitable helmet can begin to cause neck pain or even neck injury with prolonged riding.
The key to finding the right weight is a helmet that fits correctly.
When it comes to innovation and technology, it's easy to consider headsets that have Bluetooth or some other type of wireless speaker. An important innovation to keep in mind when looking for this type of helmet is MIPS.
MIPS is a multi-directional impact protection system. This is a unique system designed to provide superior brain protection in the event of impact resulting in rotational motion.
In other words, MIPS helps reduce the risk of minor or even serious brain damage by absorbing and then redirecting impact forces that could be fatal to the rider's brain in the event of an accident.
Aesthetics and style.
Although this aspect is not as important as the other factors and criteria presented here, most motorcyclists will consider it. Nobody wants to wear something ugly or unattractive. The design, art, and colors of the helmet should match the person's other gear, such as jackets, pants, and boots. For example, you can choose a skull-themed helmet and feel good among your peers.
Value for money.
There's no reason to spend thousands of dollars on a motorcycle helmet unless you're racing competitive motorcycles. Any helmet should be replaced after being involved in an accident and it is good to choose a good value helmet.
Compliance with safety rules. This is a major concern. Make sure the helmet purchased is DOT certified. This can help ensure that the helmet is able to withstand the forces experienced in a crash.
Choosing the best motorcycle helmet. Style or Safety?
It is good to make sure to choose a motorcycle helmet that is both safe and stylish at the same time.
Be sure to place safety above any other factor, as it is the most important function of a motorcycle helmet.
Do not rush into this decision and consider all the factors presented here.
By choosing a quality motorcycle helmet, a person can be sure that they will be protected in the event of an accident.
Make sure you don't overlook this important factor, as it can result in serious injury and lasting, often devastating effects to the motorcyclist involved in the accident.
Accessories around the motorcycle helmet
The protection of the motorcyclist also goes through all the accessories around the helmet. Do you want to add screens, a visor or a pinlock to your motorcycle helmet? Are you looking for spare parts for your vintage helmet?
Do you need goggles or protective masks for riding a motorcycle? How about adding style to your helmet with a ponytail or braid for example? Unless you prefer devil horns or a luminous bed?
Our range of essential accessories meets all your needs.