Well, first off carbon fibre is an extremely light weight material compared to fibreglass and plastic. Carbon fibre helmets are made with a 100% carbon fibre shell, with some styrofoam as a spacer (in case of an accident, this will lessen the impact of your head hitting the exterior of the shell) and then lined with plush cloth….and the best part?!? These helmets are also DOT safety approved!
I personally know when I was riding my bike in some extreme heat zones in the US, I felt like I was melting under my full face helmet….my shield would not stay up during the ride and I was literally roasting. I pulled over at the first sight of a motorcycle accessories shop to pick up beanie type of helmet. Let me just say…it was incredible! When I rode out of that parking lot…I felt like I wasn`t wearing a helmet at all! And that helmet wasn`t even made out of carbon fibre!
I have since tried on some carbon fibre helmets…and they are even lighter than the beanie that I purchased. So not only do these carbon fibre helmets allow a ton of ventilation and air flow, they are also as light as a feather…in fact the styrofoam and padding will likely be the heaviest part of the helmet!
These light weight helmets will also reduce the strain on your neck, compared to other types of helmets while riding on the open road. You`ll also look great and feel as cool as a cucumber. Just be sure to pick up some eye protection as these helmets do NOT come with a shield…a sturdy pair of shades for day use are great…but also pick up a pair of clear lens shades as well for your night riding…that`s when i find the bugs come out the most.
So there is the scoop on carbon fibre German motorcycle helmets…so don`t forget to look for the DOT stamp of certification and pick up some good eye protection as well. Happy shopping!