How to Choose the Best Harley-Davidson® Helmet

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If you’re in the market for a new motorcycle helmet to match your new LiveWire® or Pan America, this guide on how to choose the best Harley-Davidson helmet is for you. By now, you’ve probably realized that there’s more to the purchasing decision than a stylish design and a comfortable fit — though those are important, too! Learn more here about each of the safety factors of choosing the best Harley-Davidson® helmet for you.

Why Is a Proper Helmet Fit So Essential?

We hope your helmet never needs to be put to the test, but if you get into an accident, a helmet is only as good at protecting you as it is at fitting you. A motorcycle helmet liner is designed to absorb the impact and reduce the trauma to your head. If your helmet is too loose, you’ll have some space between your head and your helmet, which will reduce its effectiveness. If it’s too tight, you might find yourself not wanting to wear it at all or not being able to focus on the ride. A well-fitted Harley-Davidson® helmet will keep you safer in the event of a collision on Portland roads.

How to Determine Your Size

Choosing the right size of your helmet is like choosing a new motorcycle, and is more challenging than it sounds. That’s because each helmet manufacturer or brand will have slightly different sizing measurements. The best way to ensure a proper fit is to head into Latus Motors Harley-Davidson so one of our friendly team members can help you choose the Harley-Davidson® helmet that fits you best. It’s essential to try on any helmet before you make a purchase or order online.

Try on Different Helmets

When shopping for a new men’s Harley-Davidson® helmet, or a woman’s Harley-Davidson® helmet, you should try on numerous helmets. Sometimes you don’t know what you need until you realize what you don’t want in a helmet. You will notice that some helmets don’t feel as comfortable as others, and that’s normal.

You may go into this process with an idea of helmet style in mind, but everyone’s head is different in size, shape, and dimension. That means you need to understand that your first choice of helmet simply may not fit as well as you want it to. It could be its design, the brand, or the shape of your noggin. Don’t get discouraged. Keep exploring and try out different styles and models until you find the right one.

Replace When Needed

Interior protective elements of your helmet, such as the liner, deteriorate over time and lose effectiveness in safety, fit, and comfort. You may not even see or feel any deterioration. That’s why motorcycle safety experts around Vancouver recommend replacing your helmet every three to five years. Any helmet that shows dents in the shell or fraying of the straps should be replaced immediately!

Find Your Next Motorcycle Helmet at Latus Motors Harley-Davidson

The professionals at Latus Motors Harley-Davidson, near Gresham, are happy to help you choose your next woman’s Harley-Davidson® helmet or men’s Harley-Davidson® helmet. Harley-Davidson® helmets are some of the best in the industry and we know you’ll be impressed. Want to save some money? Check out our loyalty rewards program. Let us know how we can help. Give us a call today!


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