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Shoei Hornet ADV

Shoei Hornet ADV

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Shoei Hornet Adventure Helmet

What began ten years ago with Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor in Long Way Round, has become one of the most exciting and progressive sectors of the motorcycle market. BMW were at the forefront with the GS, made famous by Ewan and Charley, and since then, KTM has overcome their embarrassment during the 'poster ripping incident', to bounce back with the KTM Adventure. Triumph have entered the fray, with the excellent Tiger and Explorer, then we have Ducati and Yamaha with the Multistrada and MT-09 Tracer respectively, the latter of which has put the cat amongst the pigeons against the more expensive bikes.

This booming adventure sector has generated huge interest from the motorcycle helmet and clothing manufacturers. Shoei's first entrance into the market was with the Shoei Hornet DS, which for 2015, has been replaced by this far superior Shoei Hornet ADV, also known as the Hornet X2 in the USA/Canada. The upgrades begin with the AIM+ shell, which possesses six different fibres, including carbon, kevlar, fibreglass and organic fibres, to provide maximum strength whilst still remaining lightweight. The shell comes in four shell sizes, so you can not only achieve a perfect fit, but the physical dimensions are minimised, so that it looks sleek whilst out on the bike and keeps weight to a minimum.

To further the safety of the helmet, the Shoei Hornet ADV has a multi-density EPS layer, that's the protective lining directly beneath the helmet shell, to provide optimised shock absorption and keeping any energy generated during an impact, away from your skull. The Shoei Hornet ADV also has emergency release cheek pads, so if you are unfortunate to have a crash, the helmet can be safely removed from your head, whilst minimising movement of your spine, which is critical to prevent damage.

Venting gets special attention on the Hornet Adventure, with four front intakes, which work together with six outlets to give you a good flow of air evenly across the head. The inner lining is also brand new, with new, customisable cheek pads for an improved fit, reduced wind noise and a softer feel against the skin. The helmet is supplied with removable ear pads, which fit in the lining's ear 'space', further reducing wind noise. Together with the new mist retardant visor, which is Pinlock prepared, and aerodynamic shell and vented visor, the Shoei Hornet ADV makes for a very comfortable ride. The Shoei Hornet ADV helmet is also intercom prepared, with special recesses to accommodate your speakers. The helmet is available from ForMotorbikes with Free UK delivery, plus Worldwide Shipping.

The only thing which the Shoei Hornet ADV doesn't have is an integrated sun visor. If you need an adventure helmet which does have one, take a look at the Nexx XD1, awarded RiDE Best Buy over the Shoei Hornet ADV and Arai Tour X4, has a retractable sun visor and costs £100 less than the Shoei, at £269.99.

Shoei Hornet ADV Review the Full Specification

  • AIM+ shell constructed from a blend of carbon, kevlar, fibreglass and organic fibres, layered for a shock-absorbent shell with optimum rigidity.
  • EPS protective lining, directly beneath the outer shell, with multiple densities to provide optimised shock-absorbing levels.
  • Mist resistant, Pinlock prepared, visor.
  • E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick Release System) for easy helmet removal in case of an accident.
  • Double-D-Ring for secure fastening.
  • 4 shell sizes for a perfect fit and compact dimensions: Shell 1 (XS-S)  |  Shell 2 (M)  |  Shell 3 (L)  |  Shell 4 (XL-XXL).
  • Customised fit cheek pads, of different thicknesses: 31mm, 35mm, 39mm and 43mm.
  • Entire inner lining, including cheek pads, is removable and washable, to keep it fresh.
  • 4 air inlets and 6 air outlets to provide superb ventilation, with low noise levels.
  • Intercom prepared, with speaker recesses, ready to take your intercom, such as the Scala Rider G9.

Shoei Hornet ADV Sizing

1. Measure the circumference of your head, immediately above the eyebrows and ears.

2. If applicable, allow some tolerance for very long or thick hair.

3. Use the helmet sizing chart to select your helmet size.

Shoei Hornet ADV shell sizes  Shell 1 (XS-S)  |  Shell 2 (M)  |  Shell 3 (L)  |  Shell 4 (XL-XXL)

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