Shoei Hornet DS Helmet
Bought this helmet for hot weather riding. It works well paired w/ goggles - 100% Accuri goggle. This particular goggle fits the helmet opening but only just. As other reviewers note, at speed there can be considerable lift from the visor esp when its windy or when the shield is up (using goggles).
July 13, 2015
Friend recommended shoei. Looks cool, not too MX.
My screen prevents any buffeting of visor at hwy speeds so no issues there. Love the huge field of vision. Would have rated fit higher but had to buy the smaller cheek pads for 40 buck's
July 6, 2015
Great Endure Helmet
Decision on a helmet came down to Arai and Shoei. The Shoei was recommended by a friend and fit well. So far it has been great. Not too hot at all on summer enduro rides.
Catches a lot of wind on the highway, but a better windshield would help with this on a DRZ400. Good protection for noggin with off road features.
June 24, 2015
Great deal on a great lid
I ride a Super Ténéré, but mostly on-road or New England dirt roads. My main helmet is a Shoei Neotec modular, purchased here @ Revzilla. I got this because 1) it was a steal; 2) they had it in my size and favorite color (white); and 3) because I'm doing a dual-sport ride next month for a week in Utah, and wanted something other than my fancy bluetoothed-Neotec to sweat in and get all filthy.
I've ridden with this a few hundred miles, and it's an excellent helmet. Great visibility, excellent airflow, superb fit and finish. About the only thing it's missing is a pinlock anti-fog thingy; every helmet I've ever had has had one, but this does not. And last night, for the first time, got a little breath-fog going on. FWIW, I have one of those X-Screen windshield extenders/deflectors on my bike, and despite the peak on this helmet, haven't experienced much if any buffetting...maybe 10% more than with my non-visored helmet.
I've always worn a size large in Nolans, and my Neotec is also a large, as is this helmet. All fit perfectly (although the cheekpads in my Neotec are still a little overly snug). This Hornet DS is actually slightly more comfortable than my Neotec, believe it or not.
Other than that, it's excellent. Looking forward to using it in Utah, and beyond. For the price, it's pretty unbeatable, and I can't say I like it less or better than the newer model.
Excellent RZ service as usual, but you knew that already...
June 15, 2015
I bought this on clearance and would have still been happy if I had to pay full price. Shoei quality all around, good look, good fit, good airflow, great ADV helmet. Size is true to chart although I have a full face (fat cheeks) and initially the helmet is a bit tight in the cheeks. I am going to give it a while to see how much it loosens up after break in but I may have to go one size down with the cheek pads. Fairly quiet also. I would say if you are planning on longer rides at highway speeds you will probably want to remove the visor. I would buy this helmet again.
June 6, 2015
Perfect helmet for dual purpose riding. 100% recomended
May 25, 2015
Best Bang for the buck ever (thanks Revzilla)
This is like you buying an audi A8 2008, brand new, today. Obviously there're a bunch of things you'll miss compared with the 2015, but you don't have the money for the 2015 in the first place, so... But in the other hand, you're buying a top of the line helmet (you feel it as soon as you see it, imagine when you wear it) at a really good price (closeout here at revzilla)
May 18, 2015
Excellent expericence...Very satiisfied customer
I can not say enough good things about my total experience with Revzilla. From tech support and great product reviews and materials, to the breath of product offering ,to the customer service, and prompt handling and shipping...Just a fantastic experience. I will without hesitation look to Revzilla for future purchases and without reservation recommend to friends and family.
Keep up the great work
May 11, 2015