Motocross and ATV Motorcycle Helmets
When you ride motocross and ATV (all-terrain vehicles) it’s important you have the right equipment on hand every time you get on your bike. Motocross and off-road riding is as unpredictable as it is fun, which makes it more dangerous than your average motorcycle ride.
A clear path won’t necessarily be defined and you should expect plenty of bumps along the way. From the professionals and veterans through to the more novice riders, accidents beyond our control can happen to the best of us on the dirt track.
What’s important is to fully protect yourself so that if the worst should happen, you can dust yourself off and hop straight back onto your motorcycle. Perhaps the single most important piece of motorcycle equipment you’ll ever buy is a motorcycle helmet.
Motorcycle helmets are specially designed to protect your head from impacts and can save you from many dangers. In addition to preventing broken bones, helmets can help shield your brain from harm and could ultimately save your life.
Under UK law you must wear a safety helmet when riding any type of motorcycle on the road. Approved helmets will feature the BSI Kitemark and comply with British Standard BS 6658:1985. The European UNECE Regulation 22.05 or a European Economic Area equivalent are also permitted.
There are lots of high-quality motocross and ATV motorcycle helmets available on the market and they vary by brand and style. Choose from popular brands including O’Neal, BELL, Alpinestars, MT, Nitro, Possbay, ProGrip and Airoh.
It’s recommended that you purchase a specially designed motocross and ATV motorcycle helmet as they have a few differences to a standard motorcycle helmet. Typically they have more vents to circulate cool than a standard helmet and feature a pronounced chin guard to ensure a good flow of air.