Where do you keep an extra helmet on a motorcycle?

where do you keep an extra helmet on a motorcycle

Motorcycle riders should wear a helmet as it is essential for their safety. In addition, it is equally important for a passenger riding alongside the motorcyclist. During an accident, both are at risk. Motorcyclists can easily carry one helmet, but they may have difficulty carrying a second helmet.

Sometimes when you are on a long road journey you need to keep extra helmets for varying needs. Travelling through different landscapes may force you to switch from a full face helmet to a half face helmet or from a cool motorcycle helmet an helmet best suited for hot weather. In this article, we will show you some methods for carrying an extra and spare helmet. You won’t have to worry about an extra helmet next time you plan to go somewhere with a friend.

Helmet lock

As the name suggests, it is a form of the lock through which you can carry an extra helmet with you. There are two types of locks: a cable and something solid that can be attached to your bike’s extra parts. The cable can be attached to the sides of the motorcycle or you can hang it from the number plate.


Some motorcycles have a place at their back where you can put your extra luggage. That place can be reserved for the extra helmet you want to carry. But if your motorcycle does provide a backpack then you can try another way.

Use of hook

There are motorcycles which have this hook under their passenger seat. The hook is present to both sides of the bike. You can see it by sliding the passenger seat from its position. When you see the hook, attach the helmet to one of them. But make sure that the helmet is attached tightly and it does not move abruptly while the motorcycle is in motion.

You should make sure that the helmet resting position is safe because while riding it may move around causing some scratches to your bike and to helmet as well. The helmet should be tightly attached to the hook.

Use of grab bar

If your motorcycle has a grab bar then it is easier to carry an extra helmet. You can attach your helmet to one side of the grab. The helmet should be attached in such a way that while in motion it does not make you feel uncomfortable and it does not move gruffly. Because if it does move abruptly, it may cause scratching of the helmet.


If you are going for a trip then you must have a pannier or saddlebag with you. You can carry an extra helmet with you in the saddlebag alongside other necessary luggage. These bags are specially designed for the motorcycle journey. 

Shoulder bag

If you are planning for a trip that is longer than a few days then you need to carry a shoulder bag with you. A shoulder bag can accommodate a lot of things. You can carry your spare helmet in a shoulder bag as well.

Caddy strap

It is specially designed for carrying an extra helmet. These devices are available on Amazon. It is the easiest and safest way to carry a spare helmet. All you need to do is to slide your passenger seat and lay the strap alongside the seat. Then put the helmet on the strap and grab it tightly. Now slide the passenger seat to its place and drive the motorcycle with a spare helmet.

Cargo net

A cargo net is a special net that is used by many motorcyclists to carry their extra luggage with them. It is a woven net, having hooks. It is simple to use, you just need to put the helmet on the passenger seat and through the net over it. Then grab the net tightly in order to make sure that it does not move. For helmets, a small cargo net is mostly used and for other luggage, the big net is used.

Belt clip

It is another great way to carry a second helmet. The clips are designed to attach to your belt. It is easily available in the market for all sizes of helmets.


If you’re going on a long trip with a friend, you’ll need an extra helmet. However, if you are traveling alone, you may wish to carry a spare helmet as a backup, as one may be stolen or you may have some problems with it. There are several different ways through which you can carry an extra helmet with you. You should choose the method that is most convenient for you.

Joost Smith

A Perpetual motorcycle rider with the sound experience & knowledge to analyze and write about motorcycle helmets. You would get to read the most practical reviews, honest opinions, and best possible recommendations through my review articles.