Morgan Jones. Themes. October 07th , 2017.
One of the first companies to make an adventure touring specific helmet, Shoei has been well represented over the years by the Hornet DS. The time for a replacement has come though and the very advanced Hornet X2 Dual Sport helmet is it. Placing a big emphasis on aerodynamics, the X2 features a noticeably sleeker mouthpiece, a completely redesigned visor and vents that are better positioned to scoop air in. The shell is a composition of Shoei’s proven Multi-Ply Matrix AIM+ material and by using the CNS-2 shield, you get optically correct vision. Street or off-road, globetrotting or weekend ride, the Hornet X2 has a design that comes as close to that happy medium as you’ll find.
Even though it may be the little brother to the Star, the Bell Vortex Flying Tiger is the farthest thing from being a push over in the family line. With some of the exact same features as the Star, such as Velocity Flow Ventilation™ with FlowAdjust™ and the ClickRelease face shield, the Vortex is built with the options and comfort you’ve come to expect from a Bell. A race bred designed lightweight shell gives a sleek, slippery shape that allows for unmatched stability at speed and on the inside, contoured cheek pads and a plush removable comfort liner finish it off to give you a complete package at a killer price.
Official Licensed MARVEL® product, the CL-17 isn’t just one digit more name wise, it is a nice evolution of an already very good budget helmet, now with a cool graphic. Not groundbreaking in construction, the design is nevertheless well throughout and well put together. The lighter and stronger polycarbonate composite shell is a nice step forward, as well is the refined ACS ventilation system which makes a big difference in improving ride comfort. Shield changes are done by way of HJC’s very easy to use Rapidfire™ system and though not equipped with Pinlock®, the shield is prepared for it. All things considered, the CL-17 is popular for a good reason. It has great features, a solid construction and nice looks at a hard to say no price.
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