There is a lot of disagreement on the subject of half-shell helmets, so it makes sense to look at the pros and cons.
- Wearing a half-shell keeps you legal. Look, we all know that some motorcycle riders would just as soon not wear a helmet at all, at least when the weather is nice. But many states and countries require the wearing of helmets. And in those jurisdictions, a half-shell that meets local safety standards (some don’t) is the least amount of helmet you can wear.