Motorcycle Helmet Size Chart Guide For Best Fitting

 Kevin Brown
  Feb 13, 2019

How to Choose the Right Helmet Size?

A strong and hard hat that covers and protects the head is known as Helmet. A necessary investment for the protection of motorcyclist is a Helmet. During the event of the crash, no other element but Helmet will provide you protection. That should make you understand that outer appearance and price would not matter in case of protection. Head is a precious part of the body and thus no risk should be taken in terms of protection. A rider should ensure the rating of that helmet in terms of protection before buying the helmet.

Helmet Size Chart

Shape, Sizing a Motorcycle Helmet and Helmet fit are the necessary aspects which should be ensured before buying or purchasing the Helmet. Even one has to check the rating aspect through the following ways: helmets should be approved by the United States with Department of Transportation (DOT) rating, Snell and the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE). However, Snell and ECE rating is considered the most accurate rating.

Shape

Helmet Shape should be considered first of all in order to ensure any features. Proper fitting of the helmet depends completely on the shape of the rider’s head. Lids are specially designed to fit a particular head shape. Primarily there are three types of shape; they are long oval, intermediate oval and round oval which are explained below:

Shape Information
Long Oval This kind of helmet will be suitable for the ones whose face shape is long from front and back and not from side to side (ear).
Intermediate Oval This kind of helmet will be suitable for the ones whose face shape is long from front and back and not from side to side (ear).
Round Oval The face that features of the same shape from front to back and side to side then such round oval shape helmet will fit.

Measures of Motorcycle Helmet

Adult

Size Hat Size Head Circumstances
X small 6 – 5 / 8 – 6 – 3 / 4 6 – 5 / 8 – 6 – 3 / 4
Small 6 – 7 / 8 – 7 21.65” – 22.05” (55 – 56 cm)
Medium 7 – 1 / 8 – 7 – 1 / 4 22.44” – 23.83” (57 – 58 cm)
Large 7 – 3 / 8 – 7 – 1 / 2 23.23” – 23.62” (59 – 60 cm)
X Large 7 – 5 / 8 – 7 – 3 / 4 24.02” – 24.41” (61 – 62 cm)
2X Large 7 – 7 / 8 – 8 24.8” – 25.2” (63 – 64 cm)
3X Large 8 – 1 / 8 – 8 – 1 / 4 25.6” – 26” (65 – 66 cm)
4X Large 8 – 3 / 8 – 8 – 1 / 2 26.4” – 26.8” (67 – 68 cm)
5X Large 8 – 5 / 8 – 8 – 3 / 4 27” – 27.5” (69 – 70 cm)


Looking for which size will fit your head is the simplest thing to measure. The best tool to know your size for the helmet is measurement tap which will tell you an accurate size. It will be comfortable to place the measurement tape on the rider’s skull and an accurate size can be determined. Follow the below mentioned steps to find out the size:

  • Place the measuring tape around your head, it should be wrapped in such a way that it is slightly up from ears and eyebrows and take the tap till the forehead. If in case you cannot do it by yourself then you must ask help from someone.
  • Record the measurement on the piece of paper then compare it with the chart of measurements. Although every company of helmet has a different size so follow your desired company’s size chart in order to have the perfect size of the helmet.

Perfect Helmet should be:

A helmet firstly should be slightly tight (endurable) from the interior side of the Helmet but it should not be so tight that it will hurt you. When a helmet is worn for some time it starts getting adjusted with the shape of the face and gets loosens little. However, it should not become so loose that it can turn easily side to side.

When you will wear a helmet for the first time it will be slightly tight. It should be placed on the head in such a way that one can see easily side to side. Try to put a finger inside the helmet while wearing it and if your finger gets adjusted inside the helmet then please change the helmet.

Ride Safe!

Motorcycle Helmet Size Chart Guide For Best Fitting

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown is a journalist at his own start-up, born and residing in Seattle, Washington. He has a knack of reading up newspaper articles and coming up with summaries and points of view, hence taking up a profession similar to his interest. Simply covering events and activities is something he can do as good as a professional, but he seems to enjoy writing on events that need viewpoints and suggestions.

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