Nowadays, motorsport helmets became mandatory in racing events because they work very well protecting the rider’s head in case of a crash. The first helmet was designed over a hundred years ago, before World War I when motorcycles became faster posing a greater danger to riders. Early helmets were made of thick leather pieces offering only a minimum level of impact protection. A British neurosurgeon offered a brilliant idea of a hard shell helmet when dealing with an increased number of head traumas among riders.
To learn more about the history of a motorcycle helmet, how they are been tested and what are the differences DOT, ECE, SHARP, and SNELL helmet certifications, you can read our article written by an SAE certified mechanic and technical writer Michael Grayen. Click the link below to open it.
Powersports Helmet Certifications | What are the Differences among DOT, ECE, SHARP, & SNELL?
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