Category Archives: Motorcycle Helmet Information Blogs

Information about motorbike helmets including specs, construction and safety info.

Different Motorbike Helmet Buckles…..

A motorcycle helmet buckle is the part on the end of the helmet strap that, when the 2 parts are connected together, holds the helmet securely on your head.
There are (in very basic terms!) 3 different motorbike helmet buckles, the quick release buckle, the ‘Double D’ buckle and the micro metric buckle……

The Quick Release Style Helmet Buckle

Quick release helmet buckle in helmet
View of a closed quick release buckle on an AGV helmet.
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Inside a Motorcycle Helmet…..

Have you ever wondered what protects your head and what goes on inside a motorcycle helmet?

Inside a motorcycle helmet

We have cut a Nitro Motorbike Helmet in half (NGFP Panther full face helmet – RRP £69.99) to show the features and what gives this helmet it’s 4 Star Sharp safety rating!

Panther front in full
NGFP Panther front view before being cut in half.

Panther back in full
NGFP Panther back view before being cut in half.
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Is my motorbike helmet road legal in the UK?

From a recent article published by Sussex Police:

“Sussex Police are warning motorbike riders to be aware of pedal cycle helmets being mis-sold via on-line auction sites as motorcycle helmets.

The warning to riders comes after a man was stopped on Hastings Wednesday (12 September) riding a Kawasaki 900cc motorbike and wearing a pedal cycle helmet which had been mis-sold to him as a motorcycle helmet.”

Source: Sussex Police news article

Please note: The news article is no longer on the site above, but it’s still an interesting site with loads of road safety info… 🙂

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I’m not exactly sure how you mistake a push bike helmet for a motorcycle helmet, but this post lists the relevant standards that SHOULD be on a road legal motorbike helmet in the UK.
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What is the Nitro Micrometric Buckle and Helmet Strap?

The Micro-Metric strap retention system is a feature on many new Gmac and Nitro motorbike helmets.

The Micrometric strap works like a large, reusable cable tie with a toothed strap and a ratchet holding mechanism.

As well as being a very safe and secure system for holding the motorcycle helmet on your head the micro metric buckle can be done up and undone without taking your motorbike gloves off (unlike the conventional ‘Double D’ and ‘Seatbelt buckle’ strap systems that you need to take your gloves off to undo!).
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Inside a Flip Front Motorcycle Helmet…..

Ever wondered what protects your head when your wearing a motorbike helmet?

Helmet cut in half

We have cut a Nitro Motorcycle Helmet (F341-VN flip front helmet – RRP £99.99) in half to reveal the inner workings.

Half helmet view again

The Nitro F341 is the same helmet as the GMAC Futura flip up motorcycle helmet (bar a few badges!).

Flip front helmet openFlip front helmet closed
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