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Don't Lose Your Head - An Icon Motorcycle Helmet Testimony
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Don\'t Lose Your Head   -   An Icon Motorcycle Helmet Testimony

A common mistake...

...of many riders is riding without the proper gear. Hey I did it but one thing I'll never do is ride without a helmet. I mean, yeah walking your bike down the strip at Myrtle Beach or Daytona may be an exception but if I might get out of first gear then my Icon motorcycle helmet is locked and loaded on the dome.

Helmets may be the single most important piece of safety equipment that you may ever need. Head trauma is inevitable in motorcycle accidents but its up to you how serious the damage is. I swear by my Icon Airframe Rubatone helmet because I have cracked it on the pavement and didn't feel a thing. As with all gear helmets come in many different shapes and sizes. I chose the Icon for several reasons, design (looks mean doesn't it), comfort (fits snug yet light) and durability (little did I know how durable). When deciding on a helmet these should definitely be the top 3 considerations. Some minor considerations, although not directly addressed by helmet standards, are air intake, noise level and visor shading.

Helmet shells...

...can be several separate composites or a combination of many. The Airframe has a tri-composite shell made of Fiberglass, dyneema and carbon fiber which meets or exceeds multi-national safety & testing standards, (DOT FMVSS 218, Snell, ECE 22.05, SAI AS1698 & Japanese SG Safety Standards). It also has Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam liners with removable padding (for cleaning) inside. BEST $275 I EVER SPENT! A modest price for...

...a proven effective product.

Proven because I've seen one particular Icon helmet in action. A former member of my motorcycle club was in a near death t-bone collision with a car while wearing his Icon helmet. After flying over the car, landing on his head and sliding over 50 feet he lived to ride another day. Now I'm not saying that he escaped without injury but the point is if he hadn't invested in an excellent helmet he might not have survived to heal at all.

Bottom line...

...if you ride a motorcycle then owning and using a well built helmet is a no brainer (pun intended). Nothing will keep you from getting injured in an unfortunate accident but Icon can be the difference between living with scars and bruises or.....

Take time and research what will work best for you. Until next time...

...LET YOUR SPEED FREAK LOOSE ON THE WORLD!!!

RAMjetta out

NOTE: Some helmet standards are government regulations (DOT FMVSS 218, ECE 22.05 etc) and others issued by private organizations (Snell). These standards differ in many ways but all have the same goal in mind. They measure a helmet’s ability to absorb impact. The effectiveness of the securing system that keeps the helmet on in place is also tested as are face shields. For more info click any of the links below.


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