Modular motorcycle helmets are very similar to full face motorcycle helmets, but have the advantage of a flip up chin guard that makes them a bit more versatile.
Advantages of Modular Motorcycle Helmets
Here are a couple of the advantages of modular motorcycle helmets:
First, modular helmets provide the benefits of a full face helmet with the advantages of an open face helmet. Having a conversation, eating some food, or taking a drink of water is much easier with an open face helmet, but they do not provide the full head protection of a full face helmet. With a modular motorcycle helmet you get the protection of of a full face helmet, but the ability to raise the chin guard and eat, drink, or talk without removing the helmet.
Second, if you are a rider that needs to wear glasses when riding, putting on and taking off a modular motorcycle helmet is much easier than a full face helmet. You can put the helmet on and then lower the chin guard. You cannot do that easily with a full face helmet.
Disadvantages of Modular Motorcycle Helmets
Of course there are a couple of disadvantages of modular motorcycle helmets and they primarily have to do with wear and tear.
The flip up section of the helmets can become worn over time that can lead to leaks of both water and air into the helmet. The mechanism of the flip up section can also wear with time and become loose.
A second disadvantage is that the flip up section is not as structurally sound as the chin guard section of a full face helmet. The flip up section may not provide the necessary protection is the impact upon it is strong enough.
Buying Modular Motorcycle Helmets Online
One of the best sources for purchasing a modular motorcycle helmet online is Amazon. They have a good selection of helmets at some of the best prices. With free shipping with Amazon Prime, you may even pay less than in the store and you save yourself a trip.
Most manufacturers provide sizing charts to help you choose the right size helmet. Just make sure that the helmet you do end up buying is either DOT or Snell approved.
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