Your helmet is the most important piece of safety protection you'll need when riding a motorcycle. You never know when your motorcycle helmet may be called upon, so it makes sense to look after it. A motorcycle helmet generally has a life of around five years; three years if used regularly. To get the most out of the protection your motorcycle helmet offers, you need to keep it in the best possible condition.
It is recommended that you always follow the manufacturer's cleaning instructions for the specific helmet you've purchased. If you only occasionally use your helmet we recommend you store it safely in a helmet bag, somewhere where it won't be dropped or knocked. A helmet should be stored with the chin strap facing down, on a hard surface. It should also be kept away from petrol, cleaning fluids, or excessive heat. These factors can result in the degradation of helmet materials, and often the damage goes unnoticed by the wearer.