The most critical motorcycle safety gear is, the helmet. It is mandatory in most of the countries, to wear a helmet, whenever you ride a bike or scooter. Most of the new bike buyers are ill-informed about choosing the right type of helmet that suits the shape and size of their head and also their riding style.
Helmets are available in many designs, which makes choosing the right helmet a daunting task for new riders. First time bike buyers can consult motorbike clothing shops that sell motorcycle riding and safety gear to get an idea about the different types of helmets and their features.
Here is a handy guide to know about the different types of helmets.
Full-face helmets- the safest
Full-face helmets cover the top, front, back and sides of the head and is the safest helmet for bike riders. The helmet has a visor in the eye area. The visor is fitted with a UV resistant and anti-fogging lens to protect the eyes from the harmful sunlight. Full face helmets are available in a wide range of designs and models to suit different riding styles and weather conditions.
These helmets are also known as modular helmets. The chin bar of these helmets can be flipped up to convert it into an open face helmet. Most riders prefer modular helmets as they are convenient and provide good ventilation in hot weather. However, the hinge on the bottom part of the helmet, effects the safety of the helmet.
Open face helmet
These helmets do not have a chin bar. The open face helmet covers only the top, back and sides of the head. These helmets are relatively less safe than the full face and modular helmets. However, the vintage look offered by these helmets make them a craze among the young riders.
The shorty or brain bucket as it is popularly known, is a stylish yet unsafe helmet. This helmet covers only the top portion of the head. These helmets are worn by people riding scooters and are mostly worn for their cool look. These helmets do not have any eye protection and the wearer must use googles for sun protection.
Most of the motorcycle clothing shops have all the four varieties of helmets along with other models like, motocross and hybrid helmets.
There are different ways of how you can find items that are for sale in a more convenient and easy manner. Before the advent of technology, we can only advertise items for sale in the classified ads section of newspapers and other print media which give us a slow turnover. Today, with the influx of technology, we can have faster results having the internet and social media where we can market our products effectively.
One example is the Vespa for sale which is a popular and fast-moving product because of its prominence and elegance in the motorcycle industry. You can make use of the internet as one of the avenues to advertise your product. In this way, you can easily search from various search engines using keywords that describe the item or topic that you want to get information of. Posting a picture on your advertisement adds to the marketability of your product. The consumers can have a clear perspective and appreciate better about the product because of its visual effects, thus, making it easy for the consumer to make a choice. It is the most effective and fast way to market your products online.
Another venue is through social media which play a great role in our lives today. Majority of the people around the world have social media accounts that are being used to express one’s opinions, post the activities such as travels, special occasions, and many other important events. Posting your products such as Vespa for sale in any of these media would provide effective results. You can expect to have a quick response from interested buyers, thus, making it easy for you and the customer.
One more thing, you can easily be contacted through the info boxes being provided. You can also freely write a good description and other salient points about the product on the internet and social media because of the luxury of space that you have. Unlike in the print ads where characters are limited.
So, finding a Vespa for sale is as easy as ABC if you just know how to navigate and use the internet and your social media account. These things make our life easier and more comfortable.
A pensioner was sent to the hospital after getting hit by a running Honda motorbike along Market Street in Leigh.
Fighting for his life
The elderly man in his 70s is reportedly fighting for his life after the accident. He suffered serious head injuries and is in critical condition after being taken to the hospital.The Honda motorbike rider, another man in his 50s, suffered from minor injuries and is also in the hospital.
The incident happened last Monday, September 10, at 2:20 pm. The pedestrian was at the corner of Market Street and Lord Street when he collided with the motorcycle. The Greater Manchester Police has launched an investigation, and is encouraging witnesses to come forward and speak regarding the incident. Pete Cunningham from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit has expressed that they would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident, especially if they have foot ages on their dashcams, or if they saw the motorcycle before the collision occurred. No arrests have been made, but they are keen to talk to witnesses to further understand what went down. The accident happened in broad daylight at a busy part of the town, so they believe that there could have been a lot of witnesses who could give those details regarding what happened.
In a study conducted in June 2015, the number of motorcycling incidents that has killed or seriously injured people in the UK has decreased by 76% since 1979. This was a decline from 21,277 from 1979 to 5,197 in 2013. The average deaths per week reached 6, while serious injuries was at 94 by 2013 as well.
Fatalities due to motorcycle incidents has been steadily declining over the years, with the exception of some peaks and troughs in some years. The highest annual number of fatalities was recorded in 1930. There were 1,832 deaths that year. 2012 was the lowest at 328. It has been stable since 2010. 2010 has the lowest percentage of injuries at 4,780.
Majority of the incidents involved riders below 25 years old, while riders aged 41 to 50 is at second place. The research has discovered that riders under 25 tend to ride less powerful bikes, while older motorcyclists are more likely to ride more powerful ones. The former accounts for 57% of KSIs with engines up to 125cc, while the latter take up 55% of KSIs with 500cc engine size and more.