Shoei Hornet X2 Seeker Dual Sport Helmet (Small Only)
- Smaller, lighter yet stronger shell design; compact and aerodynamic
- Four shell sizes ensure a custom fit
- Dual-layer multi-density EPS liner accommodates a more compact design without compromising ventilation
- All-new CNS-2 3D injection-molded shield offers a distortion-free view
- Innovative ribs on the top edge of the shield improve rigidity when opening and closing
- QR-N base plate system offers quick and efficient shield removal without having to remove the visor
- Improved shield locking system
- Pinlock® pins and lens included
- Center pad components are three-dimensionally shaped to match contours of the rider’s head, allowing a comfortable fit while maintaining a firm hold for high speed riding
- 3D-shaped cheek pads available in multiple thicknesses for a custom fit (all cheek pad sizes are interchangeable)
- Max-Dry System II liner material quickly absorbs and dissipates sweat and moisture
- E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) allows emergency personnel to easily remove cheek pads from an injured rider’s helmet
- All-new V-460 visor is the result of many hours in Shoei’s wind tunnel, featuring an innovative wedge shape with strategically shaped vent louvers which allow wind to pass through unobstructed at high speed
- A large, multi-position lower air intake/defroster
- Two shutter-controlled upper air vents
- Four uniquely-positioned rear exhaust outlets
- Three neck outlet vents
- Snell and DOT-218 Approved
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Our Two Cents
Shoei has redesigned the original Hornet DS (Dual Sport) helmet and released the new Hornet X2. They have made a lot of great improvements to the Hornet helmet. One of the first things you notice is the changes they did to the peak visor. The DS had more of a solid peak visor which functioned great off road but once you hit the highway you started to run into issues with it catching a lot of wind. By adding louvers in the peak visor this eliminated the resistance you got from wind, reducing lift and drag. The louvers solved the wind issue without compromising the protection from the sun or debris you might encounter when trail riding. They also included an air intake in the peak visor which helps flush out heat from the helmet. Speaking of vents the X2 has changed up the chin vent. The original Hornet had more of a traditional off road venting system. It was great for the trail, but again at highway speeds it could be problematic. Most notably would be wind noise and whistling. The X2 also includes two brow vents which draw air into the helmet and directs air to the rider’s forehead and over the top of the head. The EPS liner has ten chimney vents for heat to rise up to channels in the EPS liner. Air from the brow vents pushes the warm air over the top of the head and out the exhaust vents in the back. By changing the venting and the redesign of the internal padding, Shoei has been able to give the rider a quieter ride like that of other full face Shoei helmets, which they are known for. This really helps you hear other riders or music when you are using a communication system. The X2 has speaker pockets making it very easy to add just about any communication system. It also improves the comfort level. No one likes having speakers pressing into their ears all day. The Hornet X2 includes foam pads to fill the speaker pockets if you don’t use a communication system.
The X2 is Snell approved so you can go from trail to track without any problems. You might have to pull off the peak visor before taking it around the track but Shoei made that really simple to do. They moved the peak visor attachment off the base plate. This lets the rider change shields without having to remove the peak visor. The base plate is spring loaded so when the shield is lowered down into the closed position the base plate pulls back on the shield and creates a tight seal around the eye port. This keeps out wind and rain and prevents whistling. So no more adjusting your base plate every few months to keep your shield snugged up against the eye port gasket. The eye port has increased in size to accommodate goggles when riding off road. The coolest part is you don’t have to remove the shield. When fully opened it fits up and out of the way under the peak visor. There is enough room for you to pull the shield down over most goggles if you find yourself in a situation where you need some added protection from what’s coming at you. Overall Shoei has done an impressive job on improving the Hornet. You can really tell Shoei built this helmet for the hardcore DS rider but they also kept it simple and easy for entry level riders or those just getting into trail or off road. – Aaron 02/12/2015
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