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Shoei Hornet X2 Adventure Helmet

What's in a name? Call it the Shoei Hornet X2 Adventure Helmet, the Shoei Hornet ADV Helmet, or just the Shoei Hornet Adventure - a rose by any other name would be as equally prepared for the street or trail.

Adventure riding essentially knows no bounds. The Shoei Hornet X2 Helmet offers serious dual-sport enthusiasts the optimal balance between on- and off-road form and function. Designed to maintain peak performance without compromising the core values of long distance touring, the Hornet X2 is a true all-road, all-weather helmet.

The Shoei Hornet X2 Adventure was created to replace the Shoei Hornet DS and to be a hybrid of a premium road and off-road helmet. The shape of the mouthpiece and chin bar area is designed to improve air intake and ventilation performance, while giving the rider additional air space needed to accommodate heavy breathing during off-road riding. Improving on the traditional off-road mouthpiece, the Hornet ADV provides additional protection in the event of adverse weather. A multi-stage lower vent shutter allows riders to fine tune airflow for most riding conditions.

Features:

  • AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber) shell construction is smaller, lighter, more compact and extremely aerodynamic
  • Four shell sizes ensure a custom fit
    • SM Shell: XS-SM helmets
    • MD Shell: MD helmets
    • LG Shell: LG helmets
    • XL Shell: XL-2XL helmets
  • Dual-layer multi-density EPS liner accommodates a more compact design without compromising ventilation
  • EPS liner has been engineered to provide varying densities of foam in key impact areas around the head, providing enhanced impact absorption
  • CNS-2 face shield system is 3D injection-molded and offers a distortion-free view
  • Innovative ribs on the top ridge of the shield improve rigidity when opening and closing
  • QR-N base plate system offers quick and efficient shield removal without having to remove the visor
  • Thicker, more durable face shield gasket
  • Improved shield locking system
  • Pinlock pins and insert included
  • 3D Max-Dry System II Interior is three-dimensionally shaped to match contours of the rider's head, allowing a comfortable fit while maintaining a firm hold for high speed riding
  • 3D shaped cheek pads are available in multiple thicknesses for a custom fit
  • Max-Dry System II liner material quickly absorbs and dissipates sweat and moisture
  • Removable ear pads
  • E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) allows emergency personnel to easily remove cheek pads from an injured rider's head
  • V-460 Visor features an innovative wedge shape with strategically placed vent louvers which allow wind to pass through unobstructed at high speed
  • Air is pushed into the helmet's upper air intake by the visor for optimal cooling
  • Quarter turn screws allow for easy, tool-free removal of the visor
  • Large multi-position lower air intake/defroster vent
  • Two shutter-controlled upper air vents
  • Four uniquely-positioned rear exhaust vents
  • Three neck outlet vents
  • Includes removable breath guard and chin curtain
  • Snell 2015 and DOT approved

Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States. Goggles sold separately.

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Size Head (cm) Head (in)
2XS 51 - 52 20 1/8 - 20 1/2
XS 53 - 54 20 7/8 - 21 1/4
SM 55 - 56 21 5/8 - 22
MD 57 - 58 22 1/2 - 22 7/8
LG 59 - 60 23 1/4 - 23 5/8
XL 61 - 62 24 - 24 3/8
2XL 63 - 64 24 3/4 - 25 1/8
3XL 65 - 66 25 5/8 - 26

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

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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Premium helmet, for premium price
This is my initial review after a two-hour ride, my first with the helmet. Bike: 2014 BMW R1200GS. Riding experience: 42 years. Location: Around Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Roads, half paved "B" roads, and half gravel. Windshield position at lowest. Temperature: + 24 C. Weather sunny, with a light breeze. Time of day: mid-day.

This helmet fits my head perfectly. I purchased the Hornet II based on reviews (especially the Revzilla review), and after never having seen, or even tried on the helmet. Purchased it on-line because none of the local bike shops were going to stock the helmet due to price - couple of the shops had not even heard of the helmet, even though they stocked, and sold, Shoei. I tried on other Shoei helmets, including their modular helmet, at bike shows, and at bike dealers. I'd say that if a medium Shoei fits you, then a medium Hornet II will fit similar.

Liner - very comfortable
On-off ease. It's new so a bit snug, but not too tight; it'll work in with a few more kilometres wearing it. It is a bit close when pulling on, but once on, fits great.

Chin bar: one of the reasons that I wanted this helmet was because the chin bar is slightly farther from my chin than some of the road-only helmets. I use a Cardo Systems bike-to-bike communicator regularly, wanted room for the stick-in mike, and didn't want my chin touching the bar when speaking. There is enough room (and I do not have a large face, or chin).

Wind noise. I usually wear ear plugs, but on this occasion did not, because I wanted to see what kind of noise protection the helmet offered. Most of my riding was done at 80 or so kilometres per hour (50 mph), on country roads. There was a slight cross-wind riding in one direction, but not in the other directions. Conclusion: I will still need to wear ear plugs for any kind of highway riding for longer distances.

Deflector on the top of the helmet did not seem to affect the wind at all, up to 115 kph (approx. 65 mph) on the highway. In other words, Shoei did a great job of designing the peak.

Sunglasses fit well with the helmet on.

The visor was crystal clear, at least until that first bug splat. The helmet came with a small bottle of lube for the visor seal, and an anti-fog insert for the visor (which I have not even unwrapped, yet).

The vents worked well; the switches for the vents were workable with both regular lined, and with summer gloves (tried both).

It has the best rating agency approval ratings.

I bought a white solid colour to make me a bit more visible when riding - you don't get to ride as long as I have by riding like you don't want to be seen, :>)

Summary: this is a premium helmet, beautifully made, and it looks great too. It's comfortable, and hopefully, I will never have to test it in a get-off to enable me to report on its safety features. Highly recommended!
May 3, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Best Helmet i have ever owned
This is by far the best helmet i ever owned and i am so glad that i made the purchase. I have never owned an "Adventure Helmet" but have owned, Shoei, HJC, Simpson racing etc. I have a harley and just picked up a BMW 1200GSA and wanted a helmet that fit well with both bikes, so my harley one didn't work well. I liked the idea of a visor and the fact this helmet is a new design. WOW WOW WOW, i will never own another helmet, this will be the helmet i go to forever. The helmet weight is standard, not too heavy, the view is incredible, almost like wearing a half helmet, i can see everything. Handles great at high speeds, comfortable, love the visor and the air flow. Love the look and feel, I cannot saw enough good things on this helmet. No matter what you ride, i don't think you can go wrong with this helmet. With my harley or my BMW this helmet is perfect.
March 24, 2015
Ride:
2013 Harley Davidson Road Glide Ultra FLTRU
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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Wow, better than I expected!
I owned the first gen Hornet DS and loved it. When I retired it I tried to save some money and bought a cheaper brand. Two years later I'm still fighting neck problems from the peak yanking my head back (I ride a dual sport - no fairing) so I gave in and bought the new Hornet. In 40 years of riding this is by far the most comfortable helmet I've ever worn, and it's got the widest view and best airflow too.

You get what you pay for and you'll be happy you bought this helmet.
August 3, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2009 Yamaha WR250R
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
impressive helmet
I have been using he original hornet for the past 6 years. I could tell after going 20 feet this helmet was much quieter than the original. The visor snaps down tight against the eye port gasket, something the previous model did not do well. The peak generates way less turbulence and moving at 80 mph down the highway I had basically zero tug on my head and shoulders which with the old helmet, definitely pulling my was around.
The ear cutouts fit my Sena smh10 speakers except I had to cut off the plastic trim on the speakers in order for them to lay nice and flat in their cutouts.
The helmet lost 1/2 star for for that and another 1/2 for being very expensive.
Overall a fantastic update.
November 5, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2013 Husaberg FE390
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Best helmet I've ever used
first off, This helmet rocks! ..ok, now with that out of the way I'll go into a more detailed review.

Sizing - My last two helmets were RF1100 and they both fit me great. Tried an Icon variant - too oval. Arai Defiant - Still a bit oval, loose around cheeks and pressure on my forehead. So, if a certain size shoei fits you now, Id say stick with that size.
Padding is very comfy and snug. Helmet feels lighter as youre riding. Pretty light out of the box, but the reviews I watched talked about balance and its very noticeable as the helmet feels lighter when youre moving.

Biggest gripe about DS helmets I've read (Im very analytical and have spend more hrs that Id like to admit researching these), everyone complains about the buffeting and wind catching the peak visor. I only got up to 70 today (just got it) and there was the tiniest bit of pull when I looked over my shoulder, but nothing that bugged me at all: very minor. and speaking of looking over your shoulder, I could see much easier since it has a wide lens. WAY better than my RF1100. You dont feel as enclosed since the visibility is amazing.

Air flow was actually quite noticeable when I opened the vents. Other helmets you dont seem to feel a huge difference when you open or close. This one you can feel the air flowing in spots you didnt before.

Chatter box speaker fit in no problem. Visor locks down really well, so much so that when i closed it my glove got slightly stuck, but came right out of course.

All in all I'm extremely happy with this helmet so far. Probably not a sport bike helmet, but for a naked bike (FZ-09), it works GREAT!
March 29, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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DS Helmet you can live with
This helmet has extremely good aero for a DS. I can run the peak on the highway and it is very neutral at 70-80mph looking ahead. There will be a tug if you try and check your blindspot on the highway, but other than that it is very civil. I love the functionality and looks of the peak, but wasn't sure it would be tolerable on the street. So far all of the 500 miles I've ridden in this helmet have been with peak on.

I've ridden down to around 15*F and it's comfortable with a balaclava or neck gaiter. You will need to use the pinlock to keep it from fogging with all the vents closed. I'd like it if Shoei comes out with a plug for the top vent, so we have the option of running without the peak. The peak swaps on and off in a matter of seconds, and the visor mounting system is also excellent. I bought a tinted visor for day rides and use the clear visor with sunglasses for commuting. There are slots in the padding for glasses and I feel no additional pressure on my temples wearing my Oakley sunglasses. I can't comment on the airflow, as I've only ridden in this helmet up to about 70*F tops. I can at least wear sunglasses and keep the visor open if I'm in city traffic.

The visibility of the eye port is excellent. My previous LS2 full face helmet cut off right above my side mirrors, which required me to look down and left/right to check my mirrors. With the Shoei Hornet X2 I can keep my head straight and just glance at them.

I would say this helmet is reasonably quiet. It is slightly quieter than my previous LS2 full face, but still very loud on the highway. I wear ear plugs nearly all the time, which allows me to hear my Sena SMH-10R better.

Overall I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a DS style helmet they can wear on the street. The value at this price point is very good. The liner is comfortable, high quality, and easily removable, and the paint seems to be more resistant to chipping than my $200 LS2. I got 2 years of service out of my LS2 and fully expect to get 3 or 4 out of this.
March 21, 2016
Ride:
2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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2nd Shoei, first Dual Sport
This is my second Shoei, the first was the Rf-1100 from 2013 used for my sportster with no windshield. That helmet had a decent enough amount of airflow with the six top vents and the visor defog vent.

I purchased the Hornet X-2 to go with my new Klr650. With the factory windshield you really have to stick you head up in the wind to get the lense to clear. But the good news is the pinlock Evo Lens works freakin great. I ride year round and on my 48 degree ride this week I had zero condensation in my line of sight. Yesterday after 2hrs of off-road riding and sopping wet helmet the lense was still clear on the ride home.

About that sopping wet helmet. The hornet did not have enough airflow to keep me dry. We were riding in 60 degree low humidity, 80-90 % shade and average 15-30mph speeds. Sadly, the helmet did not have much airflow and left my head and the padding soak with sweat.

For a dual sport/purpose helmet I was hoping for more airflow at the low speeds I was riding in. In the future I'll be taking a towel or two to dry out after riding and a balaclava for the ride home. The insulation won't do you much good for the ride home if you wet and cold.

I can make this helmet work I'll just have to plan accordingly.
November 6, 2016
Purchased
11 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Fantastic adventure helmet
This is my first high quality helmet, I always stayed under the $200 mark and I'm very happy I landed on this. I was deciding between this and the NEXX adventure helmet, the X2 does not have as many features as the NEXX but it makes up in style and comfort. I was a little reluctant with the simplistic chin and front vent but it has really grown on me, simply a beautiful helmet and profile.

I also purchased the dark smoke visor (looks f'n sexy), very simple to put on. The visor locks down nice and really creates an airtight seal, I have been through a couple small rain bursts but nothing to really make claims of it's waterproof ability, but so far all dry. I have not used the pinlock yet, since it's hot in Texas and not much of a chance to fog up.

The peak gills move air very well and I can't tell it's there facing straight ahead. Head checks you will feel it, but nothing compared to my last dual sport helmet, that thing would blow all over so I have gotten used to it. I did try removing the peak and the quick releases on the sides are very easy, the top however is not the most accessible button/release, you really gotta push on that sucker and the plastic is HARD.

The overall fit is snug, I thought too snug at first because it's tight getting on and off, but once it's on it's very comfortable. Once complaint would be I wish the neck strap was a 1/2"-1" longer, I can get the helmet off without undoing the D ring but it's tight, little more room to would have been nice.

I also installed a SENA 20s system, fits right in but the cutaways they provide fits the speaker, but not the wire :) so that was kind of a fail, but it worked well for the foam offset pad SENA provides, so they do sit nice and close to my ear without touching.

Overall, I love this helmet and am very happy. Revzilla of course shipped super fast as usual.
June 29, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
1978 Harley Davidson Super Glide FX
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Holy Donuts, Batman!
I've been looking at DS helmets for awhile, and decided to wait for the X2 to come out, since the biggest complaint I've heard of the style in general is the effects of the visor at highway speeds.

I was also thinking about picking up a Bell MX-9 simply due to the price gap. Then I got my hands on a Bell...and decided against it. Nothing against the Bell, it is made to a price point. I suppose when I scuff my +$500 X2 doing 2mph on a little double track I'll be wishing I had cheaped out. But for the daily commute I'll trust my skull to the Shoei.

The X2 is more than double the price of the bell, but I would go so far as to say that it surpasses even my RF1200 in nearly every respect. Comfort is phenomenal, I don't know how I lived without a peak (as my commute takes me straight into the rising sun, and at least lets me screen out the sun when it's a few degrees above the horizon). I have a dash riser on my KLR and thought that the airflow that previously hit me right at eyebrow level would be problematic for the peak on a DS helmet, but I have to admit that the X2 is actually better performing than the RF. It's both quieter and less effected by turbulent air. Not really sure how that works...but it does. I've read other reviews stating the helmet 'lightens up' while riding (presumably due to airflow causing lift on the helmet), and I will attest to this as well. While the X2 is slightly heavier than my RF, (the RF is also a SM, my X2 is a MED) it actually feels lighter when I'm at speed.

*note on the sizing: the RF was my first helmet, and I am right on the line in sizing between SM and MED in this particular helmet. I figured a slightly more snug fit would be better, and thought the cheek pads would 'break in' over time...they didn't.
I should have gone with a MED in that helmet from the get go. I only mention this because I don't want anyone getting the impression the X2 runs larger than the RF (if someone else is in the same boat I was.)...it runs true to size.

Head checks are obviously going to be more affected with a peak than the RF would be, but it's only marginal.

Yet again, I am reminded "Buy once, cry once." Rarely am I impressed with any product these days, but this helmet is nothing short of fantastic.
April 8, 2015
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki KLR650
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5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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I love this freakn helmet.
This is an exceptionally fantastic helmet.

Coming from a rf1200, which I absolutely loved, I am overwhelmed with this helmet.

It is a bit more expensive than the rf1200, but it is worth the money. It fits really really well and is snug all around and doesn't really let that much noise in. I commute about 40-80 miles daily and it is a champ.
Some of the main things I love:
-It is fantastic it low speeds and at high speeds
-Has fantastice airflow
-Feels solid
-Is well balanced
-Is SNELL & DOT certified
-Handles the freeway and the noise fantastically
-looks pretty sexy
-is very well built

If you are debating whether or not to purchase this... Do it, it Is worth the investment. There is no problem with this helmet and is overall a winner.
April 4, 2015
Ride:
2014 Kawasaki Ninja 300 ABS
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Have owned Shoei helmets and like the quality. I needed a peak for sun glare
LEE E on Oct 2, 2017
Great fit, super comfortable and it looks awesome. Ventilation works really well and it comes with a pinlock! Dot and Snell certified.
Francis P on Aug 17, 2017
Have owned Shoei helmets and like the quality. I needed a peak for sun glare
LEE E on Oct 2, 2017
I wanted the best. I got the heaviest. Sent it back. :) Did feel like super premium quality though. #peacesign
Bryan D on Aug 29, 2017
Great fit, super comfortable and it looks awesome. Ventilation works really well and it comes with a pinlock! Dot and Snell certified.
Francis P on Aug 17, 2017
Helmet is light, comfortable and offers sun shade when riding in the afternoon.
Gregory R on Jun 2, 2017
larger eye port; venting; ability to remove peak and shield separately
Toni D on May 19, 2017
Revzilla video review, user reviews, recommendation from 2 people that have them....Super aerodynamic, no buffeting from the visor, quiet, good venting, pinlock anti-fogging.
Christian A on Jan 20, 2017
I love this helmet as it has the "adventure" style and accepts goggles, but is as comfy, quiet, and stable as a traditional street helmet. Coming from the Arai ADSIS shield mounting system I find Shoei's system to be fidgety and I am unable to change shields while wearing the helmet, but the shields are some of the most optically clear and correct I have ever seen.
Vintzen B on Jan 3, 2017
high reviews for quality and fitment, and I like the low key apperance.
John L on Dec 22, 2016
fit perfect once I put the 31mm ear pads in
B U on Nov 15, 2016
Features. Shoei fits me.
Robert C on Oct 4, 2016
Fantastic Dual Sport Helmet, very quiet, light and comfortable. I wear it on a BMW R1200 GSA on long trips and on that bike the visor doesn't create too much noice or turbulence.
Rafael S on Oct 4, 2016
Heard this was a top 5 pick for quiet dual sport helmets. Have have Shoei helmets before, great fit, great price.
Scott D on Aug 14, 2016
I LOVE this helmet!!! had a hornet 1, this is better !!
James F on Aug 12, 2016
quiet, comfortable and the best helmet ive owned. I have had this helmet over a year and logged over 10k miles. no regrets
Ron D on Jul 30, 2016
Head set ear pockets.
Steven K on Jul 6, 2016
Awesome helmet, still loving it. Fits great doesn't have a problem with lift on the road like other off road helmets with a visor. Great quality helmet. The only complaint is the speaker pockets are too small for the Sena 10C speakers, ridiculous oversight in a day with 3D modeling.
Dean T on Jun 9, 2016
I love the fit of Shoei and the look.
Jeff R on May 23, 2016
I like the way shoei helmets fit me, and this was no exception. great helmet so far.
Ralph W on May 19, 2016
Fits and looks good.
Daniel P on May 12, 2016
Reputation of helmet. Reviews by friends who own. Lots of research into what I wanted.
Troy S on May 1, 2016
Shoei fits the shape of my head. Not as loud as people complain about. Visor does catch in the wind a bit at high speed, but who wants a pencil neck anyways? After a full day of riding my neck felt like it got a workout.
Layven R on Apr 24, 2016
thought it would be a good ADV helmet, and while I l liked it and how comfortable it was, while I was waiting for it to arrive I tried my friends new Shoei X2 helmet and the vizor buzzed and shook my head above 70mph. Below this speed, it was great, new visor aerodynamics was great, better than my last/older Shoei Hornet DS helmet was. I'd say this is a great helmet for slower ADV riding, not for freeway riding. Any helmet with a vizor is going to have these issues noted here.
Duane C on Apr 23, 2016
Looking to have a new helmet with better features, the no-tool detachable peak is a nice addition
slaw on Apr 16, 2016
Updated features. Wanted a functional visor to keep the sun out of my eyes. Faceshield has a more flattened front to it than other DS helmets resulting in no distortion. Vents on top operate with 1 lever. Visor seems more solid than others. Color matches bike. Badass helmet!!!
William H on Apr 15, 2016
Needed a DS helmet and Shoei has always fit me well. Also, like the SNELL & DOT ratings.
Ted B on Apr 2, 2016
Shoei helmets have always been my favorite, being the best fit and most comfortable.
KLRRider on Mar 18, 2016
You can't get too much protection for your head...fits well
Preston B on Feb 7, 2016
I had the original Hornet and loved it, when I had a 50MPH get off in the dirt it did it's job and I retired it.
CaptRick on Jan 11, 2016
This is a gift for my husband. Safety, comfort and durability are important. He currently wears a Shoei and likes the brand so I thought I'd replace his OLD helmet with a highly rated NEW helmet!
Leslie R on Dec 3, 2015
just always been a fan of shoei
jeff m on Nov 27, 2015
quality, aerodynamics
Lee H on Sep 4, 2015
Good fit, great features
Larryinpa on Sep 2, 2015
Super Comfy and easy to use. I crashed my last one and am replacing it with another.
Sam L on Sep 1, 2015
I was looking for the best dual sport helmet, regardless of price. Shoei has been in the business for many years and has a great reputation. Online research showed nothing but excellent reviews for this helmet.
Robert M on Aug 21, 2015
I like the Shoei quality, and the visor/tall windshield make for a good riding experience.
"" " on Aug 17, 2015
I needed to replace my well-used XD3, and Shoei fits me the best (oval head shape). The Arai peak is better at blocking the sun, but the Shoei beats the Arai in every other respect.
James M on Jul 31, 2015
It's my head after all, how do you put a price on it?
Bill S on Jul 6, 2015
Time to replace my old Shoei Hornet.
Charles D on Jun 30, 2015
Wanted a dual sport helmet that was more road oriented (vs. XD-4)
Jerod Z on Jun 26, 2015
I was way overdue for a new helmet and decided to get a top quality one for better fit, comfort, protection, and all the other features.
Lisa G on Jun 8, 2015
snell 2015 and haven't had a new helmet in like 8 years.
William Z on May 28, 2015
Like the fit, sytle, and protection Shoei provides.
Dave B on May 2, 2015
I've had two of the original Shoei Hornet and an Arai XD3. Shoei fits my mellon better than the Arai, and I like the changes Shoei has made to the Hornet 2. Looking forward to getting it.
Bruce J on Apr 24, 2015
All reviews indicate high quality, aerodynamic, and low noise, with good ventilation.
Dave F on Apr 23, 2015
I really like my Shoei Neotec, and I have used it for both on and off road riding
wanted a more dual -sport riding helmet: I was looking at the DS's on closeout
but the visors are a pain in the backside to replace, so I spent the money and
got Hornet X2
Lee C on Apr 18, 2015
Construction quality and fit.
MARK W on Apr 8, 2015
This is the helmet to end all other helmets. I absolutely love it! Can't believe my ex got it for me.
adam w on Apr 1, 2015
Ive returned two helmets due to trying a new brand, and my last two were shoei's so sticking with what works.
kyle j on Mar 25, 2015
I've been looking at several helmet types on many on-line sites and cycle shops. Anthony's reviews were absolutely the best source of information, way better than cycle shops and were straight to the point (not wasting my time). Revzilla's price is competitive in the market and no tax is an extra benefit. I'm looking to do more business with Revzilla and hope the shipping experience is just as good as the website. Thanks
Steve N on Mar 21, 2015
I wanted the best. I got the heaviest. Sent it back. :) Did feel like super premium quality though. #peacesign
Bryan D on Aug 29, 2017
Helmet is light, comfortable and offers sun shade when riding in the afternoon.
Gregory R on Jun 2, 2017
When is Anthony going to do a SAWEET video for this lid?!?! Inquiring minds need to know!
Raymond H on Jan 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Review video is now available
How is the noise level? I bought an AGV dual sport helmet from you guys and was disapointed with the wind noise and the visor vibration at hwy speeds. Gave it to my son and bought a Shoei Qwest but I really miss having a visor.
TOM H on Feb 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is my first dual sport helmet but I can tell you the helmet is very quite at highway speed, I'm really impressed (I also have a BMW System 6 EVO which is a really quite helmet). No complains so far (I ride a BMW R1200 GS Adventure).

The Shoei is far better than the AGV.
I have an old Shoei Hornet, and the visor leaves a lot to be desired. It is too far up and doesn't reach out far enough to block the sun, while my buddy with an Arai xd4 laughs at me every time we head into the sun. You can barely even see the visor while wearing the helmet. Does the X2's visor do a better job?
A shopper on Mar 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I used the visor yesterday when riding toward the sun at 5pm and it worked great.
I own a Shoei VFX-W helmet in size XL. I bought this in preference over the Hornet DS which came is size XL but did not have any optional thickness center pads available. So far, I haven't purchased the increased thickness center or cheek pads to tighten up the fit. Will the Hornet X2 fit very similar to the VFX-W? And will optional thickness center and cheek pads be available to modify a size XL?
A shopper on Jan 21, 2015
How is the water resistance? Has anyone taken this helmet into heavy rain / snow ?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I haven't seen snow.

I have, however, been in a few big downpours with this helmet and ridden with it during a few rainfalls lasting a few hours. . . most recently while crossing Imogene pass in Ouray, Co.

I forgot I had a vent just above my forehad, so that was left open, but I did close the one on top, leaving just the front two vents open. I was pretty pleased. I didn't get any water in the top front vent, and didn't notice any in the bottom front vent(mouth). The only thing that I disliked is that I had to keep the shield cracked and water would come down from the shield seal on the top and drip inside the helmet. Overall I was pretty pleased.

With that said, I wrecked at the end of the trip and my helmet is a loss, but the good news is that my head is still in-tact without cracks or brain damage.

I'm super pleased with this helmet, but the price tag is a bit hard to swallow.
Does the hornet X2 come with the pinlock shield in the box?
Thanks, Chris
christian b on Oct 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, mine did. That's not necessarily the case if you buy it from another retailer. I installed my Pinlock yesterday and it fit perfectly as expected.
I'm looking to buy my first helmet, everybody seems to love this helmet. Will this helmet fit when I wear my prescription glasses?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I wear my prescription glasses with my X2 without any problems. My helmet fits snugly and I have to slide my glasses carefully over my ears once I have the helmet on and strapped. Depending on what kind of frames you have will determine how easy it is to put them on and remove them. This helmet is one of the quietest I have ever owned, and I've had dozens. There is a little lift from the peak (visor) at highway speeds, but it is much less than most others. If this is your first helmet you will be spoiled and not want to wear any others. I also bought the smoked visor for bright days, since I don't have prescriptions sunglasses and the clip on variety don't want to stay on my glasses when I get in the rough stuff.
I can't seem to get this helmet on with my in-ear RHA ear buds. It's pretty painful and takes way too long to set the buds in my ear holes.. Which speakers would you recommend for this helmet that fit without any modifications? I'm a fan of the uclear, but I've never owned a communicator before. I mostly want this for music and GPS.
Chris C on May 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am using a Sena SMH10 with this helmet. The speakers fit in the provided pockets and work well. I have to wiggle the helmet a little until my ears are positioned, but then there is no extra pressure.
Dave
Did anyone have to size up with this helmet?

I went from a rf-1100 size medium to a size medium in the X2 and I have some crazy forehead pressure after about an hour of riding.
Alexander B on Oct 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Alexander, I found the helmet true to size. I mostly wear medium in other brands as well. There is some break in time required with this and most properly fit helmets as they all start out snug. It took a few weeks before mine was completely broken in. Hope that helps.

Michael
Blue tooth compatibility?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is no Bluetooth built in. I installed the Sena SMH 10R. The speaker pockets are a little small but the speakers do fit.