Low Profile Lightweight Motorcycle Helmets
What are the Helmets made of?
What are the different helmet materials?
- Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (called ABS, for short)
- Carbon Fiber
- ABS helmets are the most popular ones!
The most common type of helmet material used is ABS. A typical astronaut helmet like those worn in the Apollo missions is made of highly strengthened polycarbonate ABS. Polycarbonate is a high impact-resistant plastic that you can also find in bulletproof glass and exterior automotive parts. It can even handle temperatures higher than four-HUNDRED degrees Fahrenheit! I’m not sure when you’d be choosing to ride on the surface of the sun, but if you go there this helmet will probably prevent at least your head from getting sunburnt.
High-performance engineering plastics are a natural fit for motorcycle Helmets. Lightweight and with half of the density of aluminum or glass and 1/6th the density of steel, these helmets provide the strength you need at a weight your neck can handle.
- Fiberglass Helmets Offer flexibility!
- Thermal Conductivity
Status of the Helmet’s Industry
While the helmet industry has taken a lot of steps to overcome these challenges or obstacles, spending financial resources for further research and development of carbon fiber helmets, we must follow the guidelines necessary to ensure our helmets stay DOT certified. And throwing money at the problem means that not only do we and the manufacturers end up spending a lot, but riders like you also end up having to pay way more for the final product.