AFX FX-41 DS Hi-Vis Helmet
Decent for the price
Ive owned this helmet for a season and a half. Ive off-roaded and streeted with this helmet.
Pros: I love the Bright Hi-Viz orange and chin strap ratcheting system. As well as the cheek pads and design. The aesthetes are what you would expect from the pictures online. I have not had any colour fade issues as some others have, with Hi-Viz orange helmets.
Cons:The black plastic bits feel cheap and i have had to hot glue some of the vents back on that came off. The paint on the top of the helmet is uneven and the visor makes contact with the wind screen which has left wear marks on it. It was not apparent until I used a tinted visor.
In addition the helmet is pretty loud with wind and road noise. Fogging is no issue with goggles but can be a problem when wearing glasses.
Overall i love the look and feel of the helmet. The cheapness and minor flaws really take from the value of the helmet. I only recommend this helmet if you are not in the market for a helmet in the $250 range. I give this helmet an average score. I would not pay more then I did for this helmet.
June 22, 2015
Know what you are getting....
This is definitely a bang around helmet. It has some cool features; ratchet neck strap, built in sun visor, hella air flow. but it's also clearly a $buck fifty helmet, the fit and finish are passable for this price point (I can see the fiberglass weave texture through the high viz orange paint), one of the side air scoops fell off when i took it out of the box, (a little super glue fixed that), the front nose vents open and sorta close...as i said, all acceptable for the price...All in all if you need a DS helmet to take a beating, this might be it. but it is definitely not a $500 dollar Hornet.
I wear this when riding my KTM 1190 Adv.
May 28, 2015
Product ok, but really tight
Im satisfied with this products. This helmet flash a lot! People really like it and tell me each days!
Few bad things, chooser a sizee bigger than usual beause this helmet is tight a bit.
Noise level is high too at 130km/h
But this is a nice helmet and really satisfied by Revzilla services and support. Thank you a lot.
May 25, 2015
Holy Hi-Vis Batman!!!!
Bought helmet mainly for use in the backcountry of Alaska with our ATV. I derive a certain level of comfort knowing that should something happen the SAR folks will have no trouble spotting us..... from Space! The helmet also got quite a bit of attention at the motorcycle safety class I attended recently. The instructors thought that it was a great color for the road and there is little doubt that it will aid in being seen.
The integrated/side down sun visor is also a really cool feature that got lots of comments from folks.
I can't speak to the airflow relative to other helmets on the market as this is the first motorsport brain bucket that I have ever purchased and it tends to not get too hot up here in the great white north..
Overall thought I consider it to be a very good value for the money.
May 5, 2015
Overall this is a great helmet to me. Its one of my first dual sport helmets and have been really impressed. The only gripe I have is that actually fitting a bluetooth to it, isnt as easy as I thought. I did a search on how to connect the bluetooth correctly, because there isnt any obvious "good" spot, and ended up having to trim out a small section of the edging near the left cheek to make a spot for the sena headset mount. Its not ideal for me, as Id like to have not had to modify the helmet at all, but it works. It is also a little too far forward for my liking. I wish they could add videos on how they mount their headsets to the helmets, as it would really help with choice, if thats what you are going for.
One other small gripe I have is that while the visor seal is good, it doesnt appear to be centered and therefor doesnt seat fuily when closed. This lets a small gap of air come through right there. The dropdown tinted visor is also offset a tad and rubs the edging around the top of it, when I drop it down or raise it. I can see this leading to scratching of the lens.
May 4, 2015
great helmet for under $200
I haven't put a ton of miles on this helmet yet and yes, it is not as nice fit and finish wise as the high end competitor brands, but for sub $200, it is definitely above par. I think it will last for several years and so far im very happy with it.
January 26, 2015
Best "Bang For The Buck" Dual Sport Helmet.
A definite step up from the FX-39. Wider field of view. Inner Visor is a plus but operating the flip down lever at speed is not the greatest. Ventilation is slightly better the the 39 and it is somewhat quieter. Haven't had a chance to go offroad to try out the goggle option. Fit is pretty true to size. Overall a pretty good helmet for the $$. Free S&H to Hawaii was a huge plus!!
November 21, 2014
Great for the money! I love this helmet.
I have never had a really high end helmet so I cannot compare it to those but I have always had decent quality helmets. I bought it for the look and the flip down sun visor I currently have a fly racing dual sport helmet, this helmet is lighter, cooler and slightly more comfortable that the fly helmet. The easy latching strap is the BOMB! you can easily latch and unlatch the helmet with any gloves on. Same with the flip down sun visor really easy to work with and very nice to have, sunglasses are a pain. The air flow through the visor works very well, better than my other helmet. The helmet is cooler but you cannot feel wind blowing through the vents. Once I was caught in a downpour and it seemed that the venting actually kept the face shield defogged. Let me emphasize seemed, I have not tested this again. I always ride with hearing protection and have never had a high end helmet so I really cannot say anything about the noise level. The only knock is due to the shape it limits you from lookinig down, kind of like wearing my neck brace with my dirt bike helmet. I run a tank bag with a map and this helmet really limits your ability to look down, like you almost cannot do it, I never tried it but I am not sure you could see your shoes with the helmet on.
November 17, 2014