AFX FX-140 HiViz Modular Helmet
I bought this helmet thinking it was so cool!!! however i did for about 3 weeks until i was going 70mph on the express way till i fell my face shield shake. while i was riding the modular hing broke on the left side. therefore, this is what you pay for, cheap plastic. order something other than an afx helmet.
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September 3, 2014
Enticing Features / Shaky Delivery
I love the features on this helmet and for the price it's hard to beat. However, I've had issues since the day the first one arrived. I followed the sizing guide, measured with a tailors tape and the first helmet was far too small. The sun visor was gouging my nose. Exchanged for an upsize and it's still tight. I'm hoping it will break in over time. Maybe a size up (again) would help but with the return policies, it doesn't seem worth it. The final straw came when both attachments of the visor/chin bar unscrewed while riding. Each side was a different week, but both times I had to pop the side cover (plastic snaps) and screw the visor back in. You just notice the extra vibration (and visual distortion) while riding and then at home notice one side is no longer attached to the helmet. Both of these issues can be fixed during assembly and sales. Otherwise, it's the right idea.
September 20, 2014
A decent inexpensive helmet
The only issue I have experienced is the visor fogs up when closed and stopped or going slow. I deal with this by cracking or opening the visor. Other than that I'm pleased with helmet.
July 21, 2014
Fine helmet. Great buy!
A lot of others reviews are pretty accurate; with fitment, weight, looks, etc. The only one I will contest is the air flow but then again I might be expecting too much. I live in Dallas and since it gets awfully hot here, my head still sweats but not until after about 1/2 hours ride in the closed position. I've only ridden with the face shield open is while already inside my community. For the price and value I'd buy it again.
July 21, 2014
This is a great helmet for the price would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a great first helmet comes in different color for people preference. I would buy this helmet again.
August 26, 2014
Great helmet, but HEAVY!
I like this helmet a lot. It has a ton of features and the price is crazy cheap for what you're getting. BUT! The one thing keeping this helmet from being perfect is the weight. I have never felt a helmet so HEAVY. I consider myself to have a strong neck, but I immediately felt the weight as soon as I put it on and it doesn't get lighter the more you wear it. Combine that with the fact that this helmet, although having a cool style, is just plain big. It's wider and longer than any of my other helmets and really takes over your face. This makes it feel even more unwieldy. Too bad. I would've gladly paid twice the price for this helmet if it was lighter. But I'm keeping it for all the pros:
-Available in hi-viz
-Ratcheting neck strap
-Cool "euro" style
-drop down sun visor that actually goes low enough
-ability to ride in open face mode (for a short time at least)
-ratchet neck strap means no D rings to lock to your bike
Like I said, I'm keeping the helmet. It does everything I want it to do and it's relatively comfortable with decent noise isolation and air flow. Just be prepared to handle the neck strain.
June 24, 2014
Good value for the price.
The helmet stands out, literally, in traffic because of it's color. That's one of the main reasons I bought it. I got the Lg model and it fits me fine. I find it to be slightly weighted towards the front, but not bothersome. The built in sun visor is not optically perfect, however. It has some distortion especially at the top of your field of vision. It doesn't bother me too much, but even at this price range I expected a little better quality. The main face shield is good.
June 9, 2014
This is a great helmet period! The fit is quite good and very comfortable. After a long ride there were no aches or pains. Air flow is really nice for me; it flows enough to prevent the visor fogging up and keeps my face relatively cool without being cold. The internal sun shade is great for bright days saving time from having switch visors all of the time. It can be a bit noisy at speed but to me that just comes with the territory of riding a motorcycle so it doesn't bother me.
The only slight issue I experienced was the screws that secure the flip-up portion of the helmet came loose a few times after riding, but nothing a little blue locktite couldn't fix in under 10 minutes.
I recommend this helmet to anyone! I bought this really as a relatively inexpensive 1st helmet and do love it and would definitely buy another!
July 14, 2014