Head protection can never be underestimated, especially when up against any motorized vehicle.
Although not all dirt bikers do, it is paramount to wear dirt bike helmets at all times while riding. There is simply too much at risk if you do not. Severe brain damage, paralysis, and even death can occur should your head make contact with any type of surface during a crash. Why take the chance and risk never being able to ride again?
Perhaps the number one reason dirt bikers don’t wear their helmets is because they find them to be uncomfortable. It is important to find a dirt bike helmet that fits snugly but does not place unnecessary pressure on any one point of your head. If a dirt bike helmet does not fit properly, it will move around during the crash and it won’t be able to provide adequate protection for your brain. Also, many dirt bikers end up with helmets that block their vision in some way or another. This only provides yet another excuse for not wearing their dirt bike helmets.
Make purchasing and wearing your helmet a personal statement. Use vivid coloring and graphics to get people’s attention. Make it just as unique as your riding style and your bike. Don’t leave home without it. You provide a good example to other riders just by taking the necessary precautions. When you do visit your local dirt biking store, try on a variety of helmets to get the best sense of what you like and what you need. A little extra effort in choosing dirt bike helmets now could just pay off in ways you never expected later.