What can one expect of dirt bike helmets? A helmet is supposed to be a protection for the head. As such even the most basic helmet does this. But marketing is marketing, and so a company starts making a helmet made for dirt biking, others join in, and pretty soon each one is trying to outdo the other. Of course, such competition always benefits the consumers. So what features are there in dirt bike helmets?
For starters, these helmets no longer protect the top of our head only, but also our face. Most have visors to protect our eyes, and those that don”t allow for the use of goggles. All these add to the helmet”s weight, and so a point of competition among makers is to make the helmet as light as possible without sacrificing strength. This would be particularly important for youth dirt bike helmets. For decreased weight, various metal alloys made and shaped with the latest technology are used. Then there”s the inner lining or pads. They should provide a snug fit, and they”re made to be removable, washable and/or replaceable. There”s also the shape: it must be aerodynamic so that it”s not a hindrance for speed. And don”t think that”s all there is for dirt bike helmets.
There”s also ventilation to consider. Dirt bike helmets are made for sport and the manufacturers do not want our heads to get all heated up in such events. So dirt bike helmets have ports/vents/holes to let air flow in and cool our heads during rides. These are found not only in the head part, but also in the mouthpiece. And if air flows in, then it also must also get out, and so we also have exhaust ports/vents/holes. And the final touch for dirt bike helmets? Appearance! You won”t find any such helmet with a single color. Rather, you have an array of various patterns — lightning bolts, stars, flames, and more — all done to give the users something more to enjoy and be proud of.