What is a dual sport helmet? A dual sport helmet combines the best of both worlds - dirt and street.
Also known as an adventure helmet, you'll notice a dual sport helmet looks like a dirt bike helmet but not exactly. A dual sport helmet also resembles a motorcycle helmet but not exactly. In many respects it functions as both as many riders seamlessly wear a dual sport helmet on the street and then on to the dirt whenever the occasion arises. Think of a dual sport motorcycle helmet as a hybrid, of sorts. It has the wind-resistance shell for the street along with the wider eye port for better peripheral vision you get in a dirt bike helmet. Dual sport helmets have a face shield eliminating the need for goggles but if you so choose some dual sport helmet models allow for the removal of the shield or left in the open position to accommodate a pair of goggles. You will also notice the addition of a visor similar to the one on Motocross helmets. You get all this along with the safety and comfort features incorporated into the modern motorcycle helmet. More and more manufacturers have tossed their hand into the dual sport helmet arena including:
A dual sport motorcycle helmet works in all weather conditions and meets or exceeds DOT certification and some pass ECE and even Snell standards. Therefore, in the event of a get-off or any type of crash you have the best available head protection. Dual Sport helmets also have intake and exhaust ports for adequate venting, washable liners and adjustable cheek pads. So, if you love adventure riding, dual sport riding, any type of off-road riding while using the streets to get there - consider wearing a dual sport motorcycle helmet.
A properly fitted helmet plays a major role in the outcome of an accident. Read Motorcycle Helmet Size Guide - How To Measure & Fit The Right Helmet. for more information and instructions on measuring your head. Once you determine your head size compare that with the sizing noted on the helmet you wish to buy. Each motorcycle helmet manufacturer has different sizing charts for their helmets compared to other helmets, so you will need to compare your head size to each brand's sizing. Once in your hands, try it on before using. The helmet should sit squarely on your head with the top of the helmet eye port just above your eyebrows. A properly fitted helmet fits snug at first then loosens slightly as you break it in. If you can move the helmet easily while it is on your head or can fit your fingers easily between your head and the helmet, you will likely need to step down a size. MotoSport offers a free first exchange program so we will gladly get you the right size if the one you order does not fit.