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HJC IS-17 Genesis Helmet
  • HJC IS-17 Genesis Helmet - Black/Orange
  • HJC IS-17 Genesis Helmet - Black/Orange

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HJC IS-17 Genesis Helmet


  • Advanced Polycarbonate Compact Shell is lightweight and features superior fit and comfort by using CAD technology
  • Impact absorbing multiple density EPS liner
  • One-Touch Integrated Smoke-Tinted SunShield (HJ-V7) deploys quickly and easily even with gloves on
  • SunShield features three positions with locking mechanism and easy removal with optional tinted shields available
  • Optically-Superior Anti-Scratch Pinlock Face Shield (HJ20M) features new 3D design with 95% UV protection
  • Faceshield has an anti-scratch coating and can be upgraded with an optional Pinlock insert (sold separately)
  • RapidFire Shield Replacement System provides ultra-quick and tool-less removal and installation of the faceshield
  • 2-Stage faceshield closure system with one-touch center open/close shield locking system for an extremely tight and secure seal
  • ACS (Advanced Channeling Ventilation System) provides full front to back airflow which flushes heat and humidity up and out
  • SuperCool Interior made from anti-bacterial, moisture wicking fabric
  • Crown and cheekpads are fully removable and washable
  • Integrated air deflector is included
  • All IS-17 cheekpad sizes are interchangeable for a custom fit
  • Chin curtain sold separately
  • Meets or exceeds DOT Standards

HJC Helmet Sizing:

Size Head (cm)
2XS 51-52
XS 53-54
SM 55-56
MD 57-58
LG 59-60
XL 61-62
2XL 63-64
3XL 65-66
4XL 67-68
5XL 69-70

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Orange / XS 947870 0818-1106-03 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Orange / SM 947871 0818-1106-04 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Orange / MD 947872 0818-1106-05 Out of Stock
Black/Orange / LG 947873 0818-1106-06 Out of Stock
Black/Orange / XL 947874 0818-1106-07 Out of Stock
Black/Orange / 2XL 947875 0818-1106-08 In Stock: Ships next business day


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HJC IS-17 Genesis Helmet 4.2 5 68 68
Everything I Wanted/Needed I was looking to replace an HJC IS16 but wanted something a little more cold weather worthy. Other reviews said the IS17 flowed a little less than average air which is a good thing when it's cold. I like the Hi-Viz version because there is enough of it to be effective but is broken up well with the graphic pattern. I always liked the idea of Hi-Viz but didn't want to look like a glow in the dark cotton swab. A riding buddy said it pops from behind riding at night. All the special features work well like the locking face shield, internal visor, and the pinlock visor. I greatly appreciate a fog free view since I ride year round. The padding was thicker than I anticipated, compared to the IS16, and is very comfortable. My only knock on this helmet is a little more "helmet head" than usual. November 30, 2015
A real let down. I have an IS-16 (daily use) that needed to be replaced. I also have the LS-17 for long adventures and thought the IS-17 would be an improvement over the IS-16. They really talk it up but it is really bad. It is the loudest helmet I have ever used, including MX, 3/4, and 1/2 helmets. The paint is very thin and rubs off. It does not flow as much air as the IS-16. The LS-17 flows more air than both but has no internal visor. The new visor is a little better but still not dark enough. It is way overpriced, It would be ok for $100 less. Still looking for a good commuter helmet... November 16, 2015
Great Features for Under $200 I upgraded to this helmet after using a HJC CL-16 for 5 years, the CL16 in large had always been a bit big on me so I went to a medium for this helmet, which after a couple hours of riding was just the right amount of snug. For a helmet in the sub $200 category its nice having the flip down visor, and the quick shield detach seems much more durable and smooth than the older HJC shield locking system. Wind noise isn't the best but definitely better than other budget helmets I've worn. Overall very happy with the helmet. November 15, 2015
Perfect as a back up I've had the helmet about a year now and it was a bit tight but once it broke in it was nearly a perfect fit. The helmet is relatively light. One thing I don't like is the noise while riding at high speed and the lack of a chin guard. Unless your tucked on a sport bike, allot of wind gets in under the chin at high speed. The sun visor is a huge plus and on a nice day also works as a second visor to reduce the wind but still keep good airflow on hot days. September 18, 2015
HJC IS-17 Genesis Helmet Maybe consider avoiding this model. The tab used to drop the internal visor broke after only 10 or so rides. I have yet to see if I'll be able to get a replacement, but I'm hopeful. September 9, 2015
Good entry level helmet I bought this helmet for the internal sun visor, and because of Matte Black. Fits well, but pretty noisy. Visor works well, but I would prefer it a bit darker. Comfortable, and room to install a Bluetooth speaker system. October 19, 2015
New female rider This is the first full face helmet I have used, keep that in mind with my ratings above as I have nothing to compare to. I did much research on helmets and got lots of feedback that this was a great first full face helmet. Thus far, I have been very happy with it. I started off riding with just a half helmet and this helmet has done wonders for making me feel safe and confident in my riding. The only strain on my neck was for about the first two hours of wear, and then it was a non-issue after that. Going from the half helmet to the full helmet, I was worried about my field of vision, and although I definitely think the field of vision could be a little wider, we should be turning our heads anyway. I absolutely love the drop down visor. It leaves just enough room on my nose and cheeks to not cause any field of vision issues looking down. It could be a little darker, but it does the job. Also works fine with a few different eyeglasses I have. I like the mechanism a lot too. Occasionally it doesn't retract fully, but we're talking maybe 2 centimeters and it is in no way impairing vision. I have noticed there is a small rattling now, and I think it's this visor. Occasionally I find it annoying but I have a music earbud in most of the time anyway. I'm not sure if the locking visor is any different from a helmet that doesn't have a lock but instead has a tight gasket, but I like it. I think the locking mechanism is easier to find and use than finding a small plastic tab that most other helmets have. In the month I've had it, I have ridden in 90 degree weather, 50 degree weather and rain (welcome to buffalo). I didn't find my head sweating in the heat, but I also didn't feel any significant ventilation unless the visor was open. In the pretty heavy rain there was no fogging and vision wasn't impaired at all. One 50 degree night I had no problem with the visor fogging up, then the next night I did. I'm not sure what that was attributed to. I did notice though that if you just crack the shield for a second then close it, it doesn't begin to fog back up again. The vent definitely needs to be open though if the visor is closed. Which wasn't a problem even in the cold temperatures. I am very picky about what is touching my neck, and I love how comfortable the strap is. I also love the breath guard. Small features but important for me. My biggest issue with this helmet that would stop me from buying again is the lack of a quality chin skirt, even as an additional purchase. In the cooler weather the only part of my body to be cold was my chin/upper neck. When I used my own underarmour type sleeve to cover my neck up to my mouth, it must have blocked the venting and I was unable to ride with the visor closed without it fogging up. October 1, 2015
Excellent Helmet for the money with one complaint This is a fantastic helmet considering what I paid. Comfortable, good fit, looks nice. My only complaint is that the internal visor isn't tinted very strongly, so I find myself shopping around for a darker visor. I would have been better off with the CL-17. September 30, 2015
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