Wearing a bike helmet can prevent traumas by 69%, reduces the chance of death by 42%, and also increases the estimate of ranges from OR 0.23 to 0.35 according to research by NCBI.
Nowadays, wearing a helmet is also necessary otherwise you have to pay a huge part of your salary to save your ass.
In our country, the road conditions are very poor and we have no idea what comes across in between the highway.
For example, I was driving from Delhi to Gurgaon on the national highway, and out of nowhere a cow appears in the middle of the road, and I was like WTF. Then, suddenly applied handbrakes, and yes, I was wearing a helmet.
Okay, that happens at someplace. But what about those pedestrians who are always in a hurry and cross the road recklessly ignoring all traffic lights as disco lights.
Last but not least, most youngsters are running high-speed bikes and driving as rocket in small lanes that not only irritate people of the locality but also risk the driver’s life.
Probably, these are some good reasons for putting a helmet on your head.
Let’s move on to the next level.
Top 5 Best Helmets Under Rs 2000
Which is the Best Helmet in India?
It’s a tricky question but you can choose from the most popular brands such as Steelbird, Vega, Studds, Royal Enfield, etc. Moreover, the best helmet is light-weight, causes no pain in the neck, ventilated, and physically comfortable.
Established in 1982, Vega is one of the oldest players in making the safety equipment for two-wheelers. It has been known for its design, quality, and a wide variety of helmets.
Full face helmets are recommended if you are going on a ride on the highway especially when you drive fast. And obviously, if you are on the highway you will maintain a minimum speed limit.
In that case, it will help you in reaching fresh air to your mouth and top without entering excessive air. It is made from abs material and is nearly scratch resistant. Another noteworthy point here is it lacks cushion for the front side and also inner shell appears to fit loosely. But anyway it’s a brand and ISI certified.
This is for sports bike lovers as it looks more premium and stylish than anyone else. Even customers are claiming this looks more beautiful in person than the images themselves.
It is durable, lightweight, rough & tough, comfortable, and worth every penny. Steelbird is also famous for its insane design and awesome build quality, and also it one of the oldest brands in India. You can count on this helmet if you are having any sports bike like Apache, Pulsar, etc.
One more thing I want to clear is that it appears tight at first but adjusted according to the size of your head. This is the quality of good helmets as they appear tight for some days until the foam gets settle to ensure safety. After that, it will adjust according to your head’s shape.
We always listen from elders that we should wear a full-face helmet and that’s true. But women want fashion in everything and that’s a young lady invented this type of thing.
This is a good choice for women and those people who drive two-wheelers at a maximum speed of 25 Km/hour driving from college, school, office, or any other working place.
When we talk about its design, it looks stylish and dashing with leather finishing and texture shade peak. Nice ventilation, scratch resistance visor, clear vision, and aerodynamic shell with a large eye-port but no hole for helmet lock.
Most of all Indians are fans of Royal Enfield bullet and that’s why we always search for accessories for driving a Thunderbird classic 350/500 on the internet. The price of bringing a new cruiser bike is far from our reach but one thing we can all buy for us is a helmet that gives us pleasure.
The cruiser bike helmet comes with a classic MLG signature style and demi-jet open face with a long visor. Just like a bullet, the visor is scratch-proof, UV proof and super hard with ABS shell protection.
Moreover, the chinstrap is adjustable and enabled a lock system with an Eps internal liner for enhanced comfort. Cleaning is easy with mild detergents or a cleaner spray. If pigeon spits on the shell then you may remove the stain easily with a wet cloth without any chemicals.
Must-pick for MT helmets lover, there is no competitor for this product so far in 2020. You can choose from a wide range of colors that fits your lifestyle but the orange + black design is outstanding.
The build quality is very strong (high impact ABS) as they had invested in design as well as on security of the rider because ultimately protection is the main task for a helmet. It looks stylish from inside too with a hygienic design with a multi pore system and quick release micrometric buckle.
Probably, there are no cons in this product but the only thing is its weight. That is around 1 Kg 820 g and that’s too much to put on your head. On the other hand, if you are a hardcore sports biker then you somehow manage to put that weight and people like us should understand that this mass is the price for looking stylish. So, this is not a major con to worry about.
This helmet manufacturer is known for making a wide range of road helmets and the brand is so expanding nowadays that it is also making designer open face helmets.
The visor protects eyes from UV radiation and makes your ride beautiful even in the scorching sunlight. Easy to use lock mechanism of the chin strap keeps the helmet on the place during the time accident.
Overall performance is good and possibly there are no complaints on this safety device technically. The visor is covering the entire face to ensure safety and security.
This is a very special helmet and the only one on the list by Studds. The best part about this cool helmet is that its outer shell is injected from special high impact grade of engineering thermoplastic.
Also, it’s unpainted shell makes the whole helmet scratch-resistant and easy to clean. There is a dynamic ventilation system for increasing air supply and providing comfort to you at the time of driving.
The prominent part is regulated density eps concussion padding that is lined with specially treated anti-allergic velveteen with removable and replaceable liners. You look like an alien after wearing this and this is not a big problem with 1.5 Kg weight.
If you are looking for the best Steelbird helmet for women then this could be your first choice. This is an outstanding bike helmet for ladies with a solid Italian design and breathable padding.
The quick-release chinstrap mechanism helps in ease of operation and the visor protects your face from the UV rays with a dynamic ventilation system. It provides more comfort to the rider and controls the airflow to avoid suffocation.
There are also some special settings for hot weather that helps in traveling long journeys. And its high impact ABS material body is quite strong enough to lower the high-speed impact.
In the list of best full-face helmets under 2000, this flip-up helmet will provide you a sharp and clear vision with soft and comfortable cushioning. If you are looking for an off-road type helmet then this is for you.
The high impact ABS material shell is really hard with a scratch-resistant and UV resistant visor that protects your eyes from harmful rays coming from the sun. Moreover, the ventilation system makes sure that the right amount of air will reach you while driving or riding.
As we already know about off road helmets that they are not advisable to wear on high speed places but moving from your town to grandma’s home it is good option. Also, a good pick, if you are driving in a locality.
How to purchase a Helmet in India 2020?
While purchasing a new bike helmet, make sure it is having ISI certification, stylish, comfortable, lightweight, clear vision, scratch-resistant visor, UV Protection, proper ventilation, and off-road.
Let’s discuss them in detail one by one.
#1 ISI Certificate
In India, an ISI(Indian Standards Institute) certified helmet is recommended by the government so make sure it follows the certification. You will also find some other certifications too like DOT(Department of Transportation, American), ECE(Economic Commission of Europe), and Snell(Standards by Snell Memorial Foundation).
This comes after security, a helmet should be comfortable and not loose on the head. As we have to wear protective headgears for a very long time, it can cause itching and creates problems for us if not comfortable.
Helmets are bulky or feathery as per the materials used to make the gear. You can understand that a lightweight helmet can help in surviving long journeys but a heavy one needs a break after every 100m.
While you are wearing a helmet, a visor is always there that provides extra security to your face and prevents UV rays from entering into your eyes. It should be scratch-resistant because helps in obtaining proper vision.
#5 Type of Helmet
This is a very important criterion while picking a headgear. You should always look for the requirement while picking any product.
In this case, if you are purchasing a helmet for your riding purposes with high-speed then pick a full-face helmet, for medium speed of 25 Km/hr you can go with either full-face or half face.
And if you are buying for just sitting on the back seat with a normal driver then you may also pick-up an open face headgear. But the full-face is always the safest option.
Now, I want to listen from you. Which helmet you gonna purchase now?
Do you go with the Vega Full-face, or Steelbird MT helmets, maybe you like Studds half-face alien gear. Whatever choice you are taking just leave a comment below with the helmet name.
Let’s see which one is the favorite of most of people in India.