AFX FX-39 Dual Sport Hi-Viz Helmet
Best protection and vision for a good price
My priorities were an ECE rated helmet (higher than DOT) and a cheap price. This helmet met both requirements and has some nice features. The field of view is excellent, the face shield feels solid with a satisfying click when you open or close it. The chin strap is easy to use even with with my cold weather gloves, it clicks right into place and has a release strap that is easy to find. The only issues I've had is a piece of the lining seems misaligned and my ear rubbed on a sharp edge, wearing earplugs fixes the issue anyways, I could probably glue it back in place if needed. One of the air vents on top is jammed halfway between open and closed, doesn't make a difference to me.
January 19, 2015
Get what you pay for
Bought this helmet in a pinch. Used it on a trip to whistler BC, Canada via Los Angeles. It fit decent enough. It did turn out to be loud as heck. Definetely used ear plugs. And the shield wouldn't stay closed. Used duck tape to keep it from flying up when of the highway. Promptly sold it when I got back and got an Arai XD 3 which is the best!
January 12, 2015
Decent helmet for the money
i bought the helmet because i needed a Dual Sport helmet and i was low on cash.. Decent helmet for the money. Only downside is its very loud and the wind blows straight through.
December 29, 2014
Good all around helmet for the price
All around good helmet, very loud at high speeds even with the vents closed. Relitively well made, for the price as a beginner it is a good for me.
December 16, 2014
Easiest helmet to put on EVER
I can buckle this helmet with gloves on. I can't tell you how huge that is. No frustrated fumbling. The half open visor setting is useless though, it cuts right through your line of sight. It fit my head perfectly, without squeezing my cheeks or giving me a headache. I would definitely recommend this helmet.
November 10, 2014
Slight scratches, cheap vent sliders..otherwise RZ and helmet is great.
I bought a medium white AFX FX-39 and it shipped refreshingly fast. I followed the sizing chart but the medium was just barely too big..no big deal..just sent it back and ordered a small. Small arrived just as fast, return was processed quickly..all great.
The vent sliders on the top are tough to deal with, I wasn't sure if they were going to break before they closed but they did close...they just felt like they were going to break. Also, I must have received one that was returned from another customer...because there were black scratches around the screw that removes the visor, likely from the "previous owner" hastily removing the visor with the black plastic tool. I'm not too picky, so I let it fly. Also I just didn't want to return it again.
October 29, 2014
A little noisy and heavy, but great value for the money. Super comfortable and visibility is good.
September 8, 2014
Great choice st this price
I'm just getting back into motorcycles. I bought a KLR650 after a 15 year absence from off road riding. I started out using my ancient Moto 4 and my son's modular helmet and I chose this helmet after my research and I bought it in Hi viz yellow. So, those are the only ones I can compare it to. I used the AFX website for fitment measurement and the size is perfect for me. This helmet is a lot more quite than those 2, fit was better, and I like the visor better than goggles for the street, visibility is great. Can't beat the looks and it doesn't feel heavy. Ventilation?, well you don't feel wind in your hair, but it is pretty cool. Protection?, well it's not a Bell or Aria, but it is DOT approved, so I trust that. Overall, I'm really pleased with the helmet and feel you can't go wrong with it at this price point.
September 1, 2014