The Best Safety Rated Motorcycle Helmets

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The Best Safety Rated Motorcycle Helmets
Some motorcycle helmets are safer than others. (casques image by alainmantin from Fotolia.com)

The Safety Helmet Assessment and Ratings Program, also known as SHARP, tests and rates all motorcycle helmets that are produced and sold around the world, giving motorcycle riders a guide to consider when buying a helmet. Helmets are rated on a five-star system, with one being the lowest and five being the highest. The safest motorcycle helmets are given five stars for their ability to help someone survive an accident.

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AGV Motorcycle Helmet

The AGV motorcycle helmet was given a five-star rating in 2009 by SHARP, and is one of the best safety-rated motorcycle helmets on the market today. It has a visor that has a quick-release ratchet system, allowing riders to cover their faces when they ride to keep debris from flying in their eyes. The visor also has an anti-fog system, which keeps it from fogging up while you are riding down the road. These helmets are also made from fibreglass or thermoplastic resin, making them tougher and more heavy-duty than most other helmets. They absorb a large amount of impact, but are also light, so they don't weigh the rider down.

Fulmer M1 Modus

The Fulmer M1 Modus motorcycle helmet was given a five-star rating by SHARP, making it one of the safest motorcycle helmets on the market. These helmets are also incredibly cheap in comparison with other motorcycle helmets of their safety calibre. They have a visor to protect the rider's face, and when this is down, the helmet becomes incredibly stiff. This means that it will withstand a large amount of impact when the visor is in place, which it always should be when the motorcycle rider is moving on his bike. While it is not an elegantly designed helmet, it effectively protects riders who end up in accidents.

HJC HQ-1

With a five-star rating from SHARP, the HJC HQ-1 motorcycle helmets are some of the safest on the market. And with the top spot in sales in both the United States and Europe, according to tibesti.com, the helmet is being recognised for that fact. The HQ-1 is a top-spec helmet, with an outer shell made from carbon fibre composite materials. This makes it light, yet incredibly tough, so that it is not uncomfortable to wear. Yet it also withstands incredible amounts of impact in the event of an accident. These helmets have visors with breath guards to allow riders to breath easily and not fog up their vision.

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