A helmet is a form of protective gear worn to protect the head from injuries. The primary goal of a motorcycle helmet is motorcycle safety-to protect the rider's head during impact, thus preventing or reducing head injury and saving the rider's life. Some helmets provide additional conveniences, such as ventilation, face shields, ear protection, intercom etc.
All helmets attempt to protect the user's head by absorbing mechanical energy and protecting against penetration. Their structure and protective capacity are altered in high-energy impacts. Beside their energy-absorption capability, their volume and weight are also important issues, since higher volume and weight increase the injury risk for the user's head and neck. Anatomical helmets adapted to the inner head structure were invented by neurosurgeons at the end of the 20th century.
It is estimated that, worldwide each year, 1.24 million deaths and 20 to 50 million injuries are caused by road traffic crashes. The past two decades have seen a complete transformation of motorcycles industry worldwide with demand often beating the market’s expectation. The estimated demand for helmets is around 90 millions pieces per annum while the total capacity of ISI helmets is not more than 10 million pieces. Premium motorcycles helmet are witnessing strong demand, supported by growing preference for luxury motorcycle brands and rise in the number of fashion conscious riders with high disposal incomes.Thus, due to demand it is a good project for entrepreneurs to invest.
Few Indian Major Players are as under
• Aerostar Helmets Ltd.
• M S A (India) Ltd.
• Mallcom (India) Ltd.
• Steelbird Hi Tech (I) Ltd.
• Titan Company Ltd.