AFX FX-140 HiViz Modular Helmet
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
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
I wish I could have tried it.
I wish I would have been able to use it. My wife and I sized it according to the chart and measured my head which is, admittedly, large, and ordered the xxl. When it arrived I couldn't even begin to get it on my head and the xxl seemed even smaller than the size large HJC helmets my wife and son have. The features are nice and it seems like a good value but I was never able to try it out and had to send it back. Fortunately, I stopped by a local Triumph dealer and he had a 5xl HJC modular on closeout and it fit perfectly. It doesn't have an integral sun screen which I'll miss but I'll be happy to settle for something that fits well. Again, the helmet seemed of high quality but they apparently run a bit small.
July 13, 2014
First Modular Helmet
I got the Large size model and it prefect for me. A little heavy on the front, but not a deal breaker. I wear glasses and in south Florida having the built in sun visor is good thing.
July 7, 2014
Great for the $$
Like Anthony said, this is a price point helmet and thats what I was needing. I had just gotten laid off from my job and needed a new helmet so I got this from a local dealer. It is a little heavy after a day of riding but I've had it for 2 years and its been very serviceable - been to Colorado and back with it. It is a little noisy so I've started wearing earplugs and everything is better now. My only real complaint is that the face shield will not stay up at higher speeds. I like A LOT of air on my face but like a modular /full face helmet but am always having to put the shield back up after the wind pushes it down. Anyway, for the $$ this helmet is really well worth it. I have a Sena 5 installed on mine and when people call me they can't even tell I'm on a motorcycle.
April 18, 2014