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Harley-Davidson®: The Most Essential Piece of Safety Gear - Motorcycle Helmets for Men and Women

The oldest known use of helmets was by Assyrian soldiers in 900 BC. They wore them to protect the head during mortal combat. The concept is the same today, some 29 centuries later. Just like Assyrian army officers, we think you should wear a helmet when riding your motorcycle, too. There was a time when helmets were rarely worn on bikes – back when they consisted of leather with some padding - great for cuts and abrasions but not good enough to mitigate the severity of concussions or skull fractures.

Let’s face it, riding a motorcycle has risks, and study after study has shown that motorcycle helmets save lives. Biking accidents have a way of ruining your day. Scrapes, cuts, bruised egos, a cast on the ankle, not to mention a bike in need of repair – accidents are not fun. And then there’s the dealing with the bad memories of an accident, if you are alive to remember anything. Fortunately, we live in a time where polycarbonate technology has developed to a point where motorcycle helmets are nearly indestructible in the process of protecting the head. They will go a long way in saving your life when called upon to do so.

We have all the helmet styles that you need –Full Face, Half Face, Open Face, ¾ Face, Modular, and other Helmet Accessories. Each style has its advantages and disadvantages. For urban environments, looks for more open helmets where vision is least restricted. For the highway and freeway, side vision is less important, so full face and modular helmets are probably better.

Let's hammer this idea home. Here is what the CDC says, in part, about wearing a motorcycle helmet. If you are not a believer please read:

"Motorcycle crash deaths are costly, but preventable. The single most effective way for states to save lives and save money is a universal helmet law.

*Helmets reduce the risk of death by 37%.

*Helmets reduce the risk of head injury by 69%.

Our role is to identify ways to prevent injury and death and rigorously check what works and what does not work. For motorcycle safety, the research shows that universal helmet laws are the most effective way to reduce the number of deaths and traumatic brain injuries that result from crashes.”  –Dr. Thomas Frieden, former CDC Director

Due to strict DOT safety and health restrictions, helmets may not be returned or exchanged unless damaged during shipping. Please ensure the size you select fits properly before purchase. We recommend you visit your dealer to determine your helmet size. All sales are final.

All Harley® helmets meet DOT requirements. Ride safe and stay alive with a helmet from WisconsinHarley.com.