Riding on the back of a motorcycle is an inevitable part of dating single bikers. However, before you hop on the bike, you need to think about your safety. Although you can borrow your partner’s jacket and wear your own jeans (at least until you buy your own gear) you should consider getting your own helmet. We know that choosing one isn’t really a trip to Disneyland, but you just have to bite the bullet and do it. To help you, we have put together a list of useful tips to prepare you for shopping so go ahead and keep reading.
The first thing you need to do is figure out what is your head shape. Is it long, oval, intermediate or round oval? Once you figure this out, you will be one step closer to getting the right helmet for yourself.
Like with clothing, you need to know what size you are. Don’t worry, most shops have size charts and they can easily determine yours. Trust us: you want to get the right size, otherwise, your head will hurt like hell when you ride the bike.
Also, you should take your time and wear a helmet for about half an hour to see whether any pressure points are reacting. Keep in mind that a correctly fitted helmet shouldn’t move almost at all. If you buy one that is too big, it will hit your head every time your partner breaks and hits the gas, which can also be very painful after some time. Also, if you fall off the bike it won’t keep you safe, which is its only purpose.
In case you didn’t know it, there are several types of helmets, and you should get the one which suits your needs. Full face helmets cover your whole head and offer the most protection. They often have a visor which you can flip up.
On the other hand, with the modular motorcycle helmets, you can flip the whole chin bar along with the visor, which can come in handy during those warm days and slow rides.
You can also invest in a Hi-Viz motorcycle helmet which is often orange or yellow and allows other drivers to see you more clearly, which sometimes makes a difference between life and death. All in all, you should consider investing more money in your gear if you spend a lot of time riding with your guy.