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How to Measure for a Motorcycle Helmet

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Motorcycle helmets come a wide range of sizes, and like most clothing products, sizes can vary slightly across manufacturers. In this post you will learn how to measure for a motorcycle helmet and how to use this information to order a helmet with the perfect fit.

Tape measure

How do I know my helmet size?

The easiest way to know your helmet size is to carry out a measurement exercise. Motorcycle helmet sizes are primarily based around the head circumference. Luckily, this is a really simple measurement to take, and you can even do it on your own.

How to Measure for a Motorcycle Helmet

Quick 3 minutes.

How to measure for a motorcycle helmet

  1. Find something to measure your head with.

    A flexible tape or tailors measure is ideal for measuring your head.
    Alternatively you can use a piece of string or a shoelace.

  2. Wrap it around your head.

    Place one end of the measuring tape / string on the forehead, just above the eyebrows.
    Wrap the measuring tape / string around the entire circumference of your head. So as to meet your starting point.

  3. Tighten and measure.

    Tighten the tape and take up any slack.
    Take an accurate measurement.
    If your using a piece of string or a shoelace, check the length of the string against a ruler or tape measure.

  4. Check your measurement against a helmet size chart.

    Check the helmet manufacturers size chart to learn your helmet size.

Motorcycle Helmet Size Charts

So, now that you’ve learnt how to measure for a motorcycle helmet, you’ll need to know how to use motorcycle helmet size charts.

Unless clearly stated by the manufacturer, motorcycle helmet sizes are usually as follows:

Head Circumference
Helmet Size
51cm to 52cmXX Small
53cm to 54 cmX Small
55cm to 56cmSmall
57cm to 58cmMedium
59cm to 60cmLarge
61cm to 62cmX Large
63cm to 64cmXX Large
65cm to 66cmXXX Large
67cm to 68cmXXXX Large
Standard motorcycle helmet sizes by head circumference.

Quality Motorcycle Helmets

Now you know your size, all you need is an superb motorcycle suit.

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Want to learn more about the law on motorcycle helmets? Then, visit the DVLA website and discover the UK law on motorcycle helmets.

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