motorcycle helmet

Police have arrested a man who was caught hitting his wife with a motorcycle helmet after a video of the couple went viral on social media. 

  • A 35-year-old man is arrested in Kelantan after a video of him hitting his wife with a motorcycle helmet went viral.
  • The suspect also tested positive with Methamphetamine. 

The 1-minute 47-second video shows a man shouting at his wife in front of an eatery before hitting her with his motorcycle helmet. 

However, Gua Musang district police, Superintendent Sik Choon Foo, has confirmed that the 35-year-old man was arrested in a house at RKT Kesedar Paloh 2, Kelantan, on Saturday (28 January).

According to reports, the suspect claimed that the incident occurred because he did not allow his wife to work so she could take care of his ailing mother.

Nevertheless, the man also tested positive for Methamphetamine after undergoing a urine test. 

The helmet used to assault his wife was also confiscated by the police. 

Chon Foo said that the man will be remanded for four days until Wednesday, and the case is currently under investigation under Section 323/18 of the Domestic Violence Act 1994 and Section 15 (1) of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. 

(source: Berita Harian)

Move towards relaxing its motorcycle helmet standards may be a big mis-step by The Snell Foundation.


  • While both motorcycle helmets and car helmets protect the head, they are for different purposes.

  • It’s due to different kinds of dynamics.

  • Safe to say, please don’t mix the two.

Helmets are helmets, right? Well, they do share the same objective in protecting our noggins, but there are differences between motorcycle helmets and car helmets.

First and foremost, auto racing helmets are usually SA certified by the Snell Memorial Foundation. “SA” stands for “Special Application,” and the current standard is SA2020. The organization is a non-profit entity, which was founded in 1956 in honour William “Pete” Snell who died in a racing accident. After his demise, his friends, doctors and scientists got together to research, develop and improve the effectiveness of helmets.

There is a Snell standard regarding motorcycle helmets too, and the latest standard is M2020. Snell’s methods of testing and certification do overlap with those of UN ECE and DOT, but there are a number of differences that are tougher to pass. We know this because we had visited Arai Helmets’ factory in Japan. The brand favours the Snell standard over others. But we’ll leave that aside for a moment. The most popular worldwide standard is the UN ECE 22.05.

But let’s take a look at the number of differences between motorcycle and auto racing helmets. We’ll keep it general.

1. Fire rating

Auto racing helmets are required to undergo fire testing. That’s because the driver may get trapped inside a burning car. As such, the interior fabric of auto helmets is made of Nomex, a fire retarding material. The rubber gasket around the eye opening is also meant to melt and seal the visor against the helmet to keep flames out.

On the other hand, motorcycle riders usually fall clear of their motorcycles. Yes, there were cases of motorcycles catching fire and their riders were burnt to death, but that’s very rare. Consequently, the interior paddings of motorcycle helmets are usually covered by different types of nylons.

2. Impact absorption

The types of impact are different between being knocked about in a car than crashing a bike. A motorcycle helmet needs to contend with not only knocks, but abrasion due to sliding, as well. In a car, the head may hit the roll cage or steering wheel or side window or roof (should the car go belly up) but there’s no sliding involved.

3. Provision of HANS device

All SA rated helmets beginning SA2015 must include threaded inserts to accept the HANS (Head and Neck Safety) device. The device keeps the head from snapping ahead too much, to reduce the likelihood of head and neck injuries, besides basilar skull fracture. Basilar skull fracture refers to breaking the spinal/skull joint, which could lead to instant death. It’s actually akin to being hanged. The most famous case of this fatality was NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt in 2001.

Conversely, the HANS device would instead be counterintuitive to motorcycle riders as riders sit on the bike in a completely different posture compared to car drivers.

Besides that, riders need to move their heads around more than car drivers do.

4. Shape/Ventilation/Aerodynamics/Noise

Car helmets don’t have to contend with shape, ventilation, aerodynamics and noise (the reason is self-explanatory).

We riders are exposed to the elements thus these are very important factors for comfort and safety. For example: Motorcycle helmets have higher and wider eyeports; need more vents for comfort; aerodynamic designs for stability; and lower noise levels.


So there you are, please don’t wear car racing helmets while riding. Granted certain motorcycle helmets may be accepted for auto racing provided if they are certified by Snell. But again, please don’t mix the two, just like you don’t use car engine oil in your motorcycle engine and vice versa.

HJC Helmet Malaysia telah memperkenalkan model-model terbaru ke rangkaian ekstensif helmet 2017.
Rangkaian ini juga termasuk watak komik Marvel tambahan.
Pastikan anda mengikuti peraduan hadiah mingguan HJC Helmet Malaysia.


  • HJC Helmet Malaysia introduces new models to its already extensive 2017 lineup

  • The lineup includes additional Marvel comics characters

  • Be sure to follow the HJC Helmet Malaysia weekly giveaway contest

HJC has long been known as the helmet maker who produces world-class helmets and offering them at lower prices to consumers.

The Korean helmet manufacturer have tied up with Marvel Comics and Disney Films in recent times, resulting in helmets with rightly distinctive designs and graphics from famous franchises such as Venom, Iron Man, Spiderman, and Star Wars characters Kylo Ren and Boba Fett. Find out more by clicking here and here.

It didn’t stop there and HJC Malaysia showed off a few models and graphics recently

CS-15 “Spiderman”

The CS-15 is HJC’s entry-level helmet which replaced the popular CL-STII range. Comfortable and relatively quiet, the CS-15 range it earmarked for riders who are moving up the motorcycle capacity ladder and want a full-face helmet that doesn’t break the bank. However, in terms of classification, HJC calls the CS-15 a sport-touring helmet.


  • Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell is lightweight
  • Removable and washable interior pads with NYLEX
  • Anti-UV and anti-fog faceshield
  • Quick-release faceshield mechanism
  • Advanced Channelling Ventilation System (ACS) ensures cooling airflow
  • Glasses groove
  • Micro adjustment buckle
  • ECE R22.05 certification

IS-17 “Deadpool”

With advent of Marvel Comics’ graphics, many HJC and fans of the movie have been asking if there will ever be a Deadpool helmet.

Well, your prayers have been answered.

Shown here is the IS-17 Merc-with-a-Mouth aka Deadpool. The IS-17 is more of a jack-of-all-trades, standing in as the helmet for all riders from the daily commuters to sport-touring to track riding. HJC has invented much in building their own wind tunnel and as a result, the IS-17 is built to be aerodynamic and relatively quiet. The helmet includes a one-touch drop-down sunshield.


  • Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell is lightweight
  • One-touch integrated sunshield
  • Anti-scratch anti-UV faceshield
  • RapidFire Shield Replacement System for ultra-quick faceshield replacement
  • 2-stage faceshield closure system with one-touch centrally-located lock
  • Advanced Channelling Ventilation System (ACS) ensures cooling airflow
  • SuperCool interior with anti-bacterial, moisture-wicking fabric
  • Crown padding and cheeckpads are removable and washable
  • ECE R22.05 certification

RPHA 70 ST “Grandal”

Want a helmet that’s comfortable, stable and quiet while touring, but also one which is lightweight, stable while blasting down the straight at top speed, and certified for trackdays? You have to choose from either type to fit your requirements but the RPHA 70 ST has bridged that gap. Built on the principles of the RPHA 11 race helmet, the RPHA 70 ST is certified by the FIM for track use, making it the true 2-in-1 helmet.


  • Advanced P.I.M. Plus (Premium Integrated Matrix Plus) construction: carbon fiber, Aramid, carbon-glass hybrid fabric for enhanced shock resistance
  • Anti-fog smoke tinted sunshield deploys quickly
  • RapidFire system for quick, tool-less faceshield removal and installation
  • Emergency cheek pads removal
  • Multicool interior with advanced anti-bacteria fabric provides enhanced moisture wicking and quick drying
  • Crown and cheek pads are removable and washable
  • Anti-fog lens prepared shield
  • Includes anti-fog insert lens
  • Glasses-friendly EPS design
  • ECE 22.05 and FIM approved


The future helmets have come down the overall safety package to the rider and Vozz Helmets might be the next big thing in motorcycle riding gear.

The two-part helmet is constructed in a way that it’ll fit the rider’s head and face providing multiple contact points between the rider’s head and helmet.

All Vozz Helmets are made of two parts with their own patented and innovative Safety Release System (SRS) to offers a bunch of benefits to the wearer for easier removal during emergencies.

As we head further and further into the future, there’s no denying that the safety aspects of motorcycling have been heavily invested to make sure that riding two-wheelers will become safer than ever before. As of now, the concept and construction of helmets have been the same with their own style, construction and performance but Vozz Helmets have taken it to a whole new level. (more…)

The future of motorcycles and the motorcycling industry are slowly getting closer to a turning point which will lead to the next big thing in the two-wheeled universe.

From hybrid motorcycles to fully electric-powered bikes, the options of innovations are endless for motorcycle manufacturers.

The same can be said to the development of riding gears to ensure higher levels of safety and performance using the latest technologies.

As we head into the future, there are many folks out there whose trying their level best to embrace the inevitable and develop things that are truly extraordinary in many aspects of our lives. From the way we eat to how we travel, the future is all about improving our quality of living. (more…)

New range-topping 2017 Shoei RF-SR helmet series introduced alongside new graphics schemes.



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