HJC CL-16 Virgo Helmet
One of the best bangs for the buck!
I followed the sizing chart and didn't run into any sizing issues.
The high-viz scheme stands out great.
Helmets pinlock insert is nice for preventing fogged lenses.
Overall, if you're not looking to spend Shoei prices, then consider this helmet as it's a great price for being DOT and Snell approved.
July 1, 2014
Great look great price
Bought it as a gift for my boyfriends bday for his street bike and he loves it great protection! And has such a great look to it. Overall good product and couldn't beat the price
June 23, 2014
Didn't even last a year!!!
The PLASTIC screws that hold the piece that holds the visor in place came loose 3 times and had to re-tightened on the road once. Finally the screws broke off. I replaced them with metal screws, but then the PLASTIC threads broke. Completely useless now. This was within 8 months of use. I didn't even change the visor (from clear to dark that often) maybe like a couple of times a month. Will never buy another HJC helmet again. I bought an Icon Airframe thinking it would have metals screws since it's about twice as much, but it also has plastic screws. Maybe they are a stronger plastic. Haha.
June 12, 2014
Great value. You could buy every color and still have money left.
Great value. I bought it for a spare. I have one al ready.
June 9, 2014
Cheap helmet with full protection
I bought this on clearance as my first helmet before taking the MSF basic rider course, and I've been wearing it for a few months now. I don't have much to compare it to. It doesn't make much noise unless the visor is up, where it starts whistling. The padding is comfortable enough.
June 3, 2014
Comfortable Fit Really Stands Out
I purchased this product in the Hi-Viz yellow. Pulling it out of the box it immediately jumps out at you. After testing for fit, I set to the task of installing the anti-fog insert (which comes with the helmet). The cleaver design of the shield snapping mechanism made installation a breeze! I then placed helmet back onto my head in an attempt to fog up the shield (an attempt that failed, by the way).
Before riding my bike with the helmet, I wore it as I drove my car as I didn't want to risk finding a fatal flaw in fit or vision while I was on my bike. Finding no flaws, I took it out on my bike. The field of vision is great and I saw no major problem with air flow.
Like many others, I have noticed that it is a bit loud when you go fast (I took it up to 85), but I think it is a bit foolish to ride with ear protection anyway. Also, if you want to ride during the day (which I am guessing you do) you may want to invest in a darker shield. Your sunglasses with be able to fit snugly under the helmet, but the pinlock insert will not stop them from fogging. I purchased the blue mirrored shield and it works fantastic (be sure to get your second shield pinlock ready as well).
Overall, fantastic helmet.
May 29, 2014
Very happy with my lid
Bought this in high vis to replace my 5 year old Scorpion. Much lighter, good visibility and better ventilation with this HJC. I rode in cold weather and the pin-lock double glaze shield would not fog in a downpour that included hail and snow. Outstanding fit, snug but not tight. Love this helmet.
May 25, 2014
Great helmet. Last helmet was a store brand. This is a far superior product. The padding is soft and fully encases my head. Downsides are the helmet doesn't have airflow that I would like. The top vents seem to be rather small and I can't tell the difference between when they're open or shut. Love the Hi-Viz color. I know drivers can see me.
May 12, 2014