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HEAD MATTERS

Motorcycle helmets are all the same, aren’t they? Thick enough to take a knock and the thicker the padding the better, right? Actually, as we have recently found out, that’s not quite the case.
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It’s true that, as a general rule, motorcycle helmets all serve the same purpose of protecting your head. The conventional motorcycle helmet has two principal protective components; a thin, hard, outer shell typically made from polycarbonate plastic, fibreglass, or composite materials, and a soft, thick, inner liner usually made of expanded polystyrene (EPS). To date, it has been widely thought that the single most important component with regard to safety in a crash is the foam lining, and the more foam used, the better the impact resistance.

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