You put on your motorcycle helmet without thinking every time you ride your bike. But do you ever think about how old it is and whether it’s time to change your protective headgear?
This month we’re giving you the chance to upgrade your lid and save 20% off the price by trading in your old one.
It’s common knowledge you should change your helmet if dropped or damaged but helmets also deteriorate with use.
Riders are recommended to replace their protective helmet every five years, no matter how well you have cared for it, because the expanded polystyrene (EPS) lining degrades and gets harder over time and the more you wear it.
The EPS is the protective layer of foam, which varies in thickness and density, under the outer shell which is usually polycarbonate or multi composite materials. This lining is vital to your safety because it compresses when hit hard, saving your head from taking the full force of the blow and risking injuring your brain.
We’ll dispose of your old helmet, safely and permanently. Don’t consider giving it to someone else, even if it will be used rarely. If it’s not good enough for you any more why put someone else at risk?
Dave Forster, our parts, clothing and accessories manager, said: “You should really change your helmet every five years. If yours is getting old, it’s a good idea to get it out of circulation.”
We stock Shoei, Nolan, X-Lite, Roof, MT and Caberg helmets but will accept any make as a trade-in until the end of March.
We have more than 200 helmets in stock but can also order different makes.
“With the new riding season coming up, if your helmet is five or more years old, it’s an ideal time to change it and have a new one for the summer and the best possible protection,” added Dave.
Check out our selection of helmets online at orwell.co.uk/shop