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DOT Motorcycle Helmets Vs. Novelty Motorcycle Helmets

When you are shopping for a motorcycle helmet you may come across two different categorizations of motorcycle helmets, DOT and Novelty.  You may ask yourself, "What do these mean?"  The fact is there are some major differences between the two that you should be aware of.  These differences are significant enough to where they may sway your decision in buying one or the other. DOT motorcycle helmets are helmets that have been put through the test and have proven to meet or exceed the standards of the DOT.  No, this does not mean the DOT approves the helmet, it simply means that the helmet has met the qualifications and standards that have been set forth.  They are built to protect your head in the event of a crash or fall, and that is made possible by having thicker inner liners and helmet padding.  In many cases you can expect to find over an inch of padding in these types of helmets, which in some cases makes for a bulkier helmet.  DOT motorcycle helmets are generally built stronger in order to withstand heavy impact from the ground or other objects. Novelty helmets, unlike DOT helmets, provide minimal protection and do not meet the minimum DOT standards set forth to be considered a safe helmet.  The motorcycle novelty helmet is built more for look than safety and typically are built with a much smaller outer shell, considerably thinner liner, and much less padding.  Riders that purchase novelty helmets usually have different reasons for purchasing a helmet than those that buy DOT helmets.  They are usually looking for a helmet that provides a more slim, sleek design, and doesn’t carry the bulkiness that DOT helmets carry because of the liner and padding.  Novelty helmets are usually built from a plastic material that is not as strong as the material used in building DOT helmets. When it comes to pricing of the two styles of helmets, DOT helmets are generally more expensive because there is more material involved in making a DOT helmet.  Prices typically range anywhere from $45 up to $85 or more depending on the design.  You can typically expect to pay about 20% less for novelty helmets because they are made from less material. So what is your preference?  It really boils down to what the rider is comfortable with buying, and what the rider prefers when considering all of the pros and cons of the two types of helmet.  The DOT motorcycle helmets are going to offer a lot more protection and may be more bulkier because of the inner liner and padding.  At least with these helmets you know your head is protected and chances of being injured are reduced.  The novelty helmets offer a cooler look and feel, but do not offer any protection in the event of an accident.  They are made more for show and are not intended to be used as safety equipment.  Some riders prefer to be protected when riding so they choose to by DOT motorcycle helmets, and other riders are more concerned about how the helmet looks, so they go with the novelty helmet.  It really is up to the rider to decide which helmet suits them. Matt LeClair is an experienced motorcycle rider and enjoys sharing his experiences and knowledge about motorcycles, motorcycle helmets, and more.  Matt is the owner and founder of Motor Medley, a wonderful resource for bringing you information, and competitively priced, high quality motorcycle helmets .  http://www.motormedley.com

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Tactical Illuminated 3 9X40 Mil Dot Reticle Scope Sight 20mm Rail Mount 4 Rifle
Tactical Illuminated 3 9X40 Mil Dot Reticle Scope Sight 20mm Rail Mount 4 Rifle
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Rimfire Tactical 1x32 GREEN  RED DOT Rifle Scope DOVETAL MOUNT Reflex Sight
Rimfire Tactical 1x32 GREEN RED DOT Rifle Scope DOVETAL MOUNT Reflex Sight
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Firefield 3 12x40mm Tactical Riflescope Mil Dot Reticle Matte Black FF13043
Firefield 3 12x40mm Tactical Riflescope Mil Dot Reticle Matte Black FF13043
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Truglo 4x32 1 Tactical Xtreme Rifle Scope Mil Dot Matte Rings TG8504BT
Truglo 4x32 1 Tactical Xtreme Rifle Scope Mil Dot Matte Rings TG8504BT
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Weaver 3 15X50 30mm Tactical Riflescope Side Focus Mil Dot Matte Black 800382
Weaver 3 15X50 30mm Tactical Riflescope Side Focus Mil Dot Matte Black 800382
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Red Green Dot Sight Scope Tactical Hunting Holographic Reflex Rifle Sights Scope
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6 24X50E Mil Dot Tactical Illuminated Rifle Scope Riflescope  Mounts For Hunt
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Tactical 1X22X33mm Multi Reticle Red Dot Scope Sight 20mm Rail For Rifle Hunting
Tactical 1X22X33mm Multi Reticle Red Dot Scope Sight 20mm Rail For Rifle Hunting
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Tactical Compact Holographic Reflex Mini Micro Red Dot Sight Scope For Airsoft
Tactical Compact Holographic Reflex Mini Micro Red Dot Sight Scope For Airsoft
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25 10X40 Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser  Reflex Dot Sight inl Batteries
25 10X40 Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser Reflex Dot Sight inl Batteries
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35 10X40E Red Green Mil Dot Sight Scope + Tactical Red Mil Dot Laser Sight
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25 10X40 Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser  Reflex Dot Sight inl Batteries
25 10X40 Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser Reflex Dot Sight inl Batteries
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35 10X40E Red Green Mil Dot Sight Scope + Tactical Red Mil Dot Laser Sight
35 10X40E Red Green Mil Dot Sight Scope + Tactical Red Mil Dot Laser Sight
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3 9X40 Illuminated Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser  Holographic Dot Sight
3 9X40 Illuminated Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser Holographic Dot Sight
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3 9X40 Illuminate Tactical Rifle Scope w Reflex Red Dot Sight LED Flashlight
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3 9X40 Illuminate Tactical Rifle Scope w Reflex Red Dot Sight LED Flashlight
3 9X40 Illuminate Tactical Rifle Scope w Reflex Red Dot Sight LED Flashlight
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3 9X40 Illuminated Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser  Holographic Dot Sight
3 9X40 Illuminated Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser Holographic Dot Sight
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2x30mm Tactical Green Red Dot Sight Waterproof Mountable Rifle Scope
2x30mm Tactical Green Red Dot Sight Waterproof Mountable Rifle Scope
$45.99
2x30mm Tactical Green Red Dot Sight Waterproof Mountable Rifle Scope
2x30mm Tactical Green Red Dot Sight Waterproof Mountable Rifle Scope
$45.99
New Arrival 6 24X50AOEG Green Red Mil Dot Rangefinder Reticle Tactical
New Arrival 6 24X50AOEG Green Red Mil Dot Rangefinder Reticle Tactical
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2x30mm Tactical Green Red Dot Sight Waterproof Mountable Rifle Scope
2x30mm Tactical Green Red Dot Sight Waterproof Mountable Rifle Scope
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35 10X40E Red Green Mil Dot Sight Scope + Tactical Red Mil Dot Laser Sight
35 10X40E Red Green Mil Dot Sight Scope + Tactical Red Mil Dot Laser Sight
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3 9X40 Illuminate Tactical Rifle Scope w Reflex Red Dot Sight LED Flashlight
3 9X40 Illuminate Tactical Rifle Scope w Reflex Red Dot Sight LED Flashlight
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35 10X40E Red Green Mil Dot Sight Scope + Tactical Red Mil Dot Laser Sight
35 10X40E Red Green Mil Dot Sight Scope + Tactical Red Mil Dot Laser Sight
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3 9X40 Illuminate Tactical Rifle Scope w Reflex Red Dot Sight LED Flashlight
3 9X40 Illuminate Tactical Rifle Scope w Reflex Red Dot Sight LED Flashlight
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25 10X40 Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser  Reflex Dot Sight inl Batteries
25 10X40 Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser Reflex Dot Sight inl Batteries
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25 10X40 Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser  Reflex Dot Sight inl Batteries
25 10X40 Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser Reflex Dot Sight inl Batteries
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3 9X40 Illuminated Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser  Holographic Dot Sight
3 9X40 Illuminated Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser Holographic Dot Sight
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3 9X40 Illuminated Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser  Holographic Dot Sight
3 9X40 Illuminated Tactical Rifle Scope with Red Laser Holographic Dot Sight
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2x30mm Tactical Green Red Dot Sight Waterproof Mountable Rifle Scope
2x30mm Tactical Green Red Dot Sight Waterproof Mountable Rifle Scope
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3 12X40AOL Riflescopes Reticle Mil Dot Airsoft Gun Air Rifle Tactical Hunting
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25 0x40 Tactical Rifle Scope Red Laser Dual Illuminated Mil dot W Rail Mount
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