A dirt bike helmet, or motocross helmet as some may call them, are designed to be lightweight and provide overall head protection. Dirt bike riders use goggles so there is no face shield on a dirt bike helmet. With their distinctly pointed chin bar dirt bike helmets look significantly different than a fullface street bike helmets. Riding dirt bikes is a very strenuous activity that gets the heart rate elevated and the rider breathing heavily. The chin bar on a dirt bike helmet is designed so it sits a little bit away from the rider’s face/mouth to provide plenty of fresh air and the ability to breathe easy without breathing directly into the foam or chin bar as you would with a street oriented fullface helmet.
You’ll also notice that a dirt bike helmet has a visor. The visor is there to help protect the rider from roost (flying dirt and rocks) that gets kicked up from other riders. The visor also helps block the sun and protects the rider from branches when riding through trees or tight trails. Dirt bike helmet technology is progressively getting more technical to provide the utmost in rider safety with features like carbon fiber shells and internal MIPS technology to help reduce impact and rotational forces. Shop the entire collection of popular motocross brands at ChapMoto.com