Early prototypes of motorcycle helmets were invented at the beginning of the last century when motorcycles became more powerful developing higher speeds. As a result, riding became fairly dangerous. First helmets were sewn from pieces of thick leather offering some abrasion protection but providing almost no impact protection in the case of a collision. After analyzing the cases of motorcycle riders with head injuries, British neurosurgeon Hugh Cairns offered to add a hard shell to the construction of a helmet for additional head protection.
To learn more about other revolutionary solutions that save thousands of motorcyclists’ lives each year, you can read an article written by our resident technical writer Timothy Zahl. The piece includes the list of safety testing procedures and differences between the most commonly used helmet certifications. Click the link below to enter the article page.
Helmet Certifications | What are the Differences among DOT, ECE, SHARP, & SNELL?
Current versions of some of the helmets mentioned in the article:
Fly Racing® - Revolt Liberator Full Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
Shoei® - Hornet X2 Dual Sport Helmet – MOTORCYCLEiD.com
Zoan Helmets® - Optimus Street Raceline Graphic Modular Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
Shark Helmets® - Street-Drak Blank Matte Open Face Helmet - MOTORCYCLEiD.com
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