Shoei Hornet DS Helmet review

Summary

The Shoei Hornet DS Helmet in its appearance is very pleasant and concrete. It’s certified by Snell M2010. The eye port is broad enough to provide good visibility for the user. The helmet is well aerated, fitting, and the internal shape is like other Shoei helmets and its noise level is moderate. It has been in the market for the duration of 5-6 years since its production. The product was released in the year 2008 in the U.S, and it has been a reliable product more than any other helmets.

BACKGROUND HISTORY

The first release of the Shoei Hornet was in the year 2006 in Japan. A Hornet was sourced from Japan and evaluated in July 2006. The dual sports helmet type was the new product to the entire world by that time, but it was reviewed in April 2006. Hornet DS was the next product in the line, on 2013 the helmet was the most favorite to motorists.

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DESCRIPTION OF SHOEI HORNET DS

Shoei Hornet DS HelmetThe helmet has varying colors, light silver, matte deep gray, and black are the colors available in the market. The white color is the most preferred in has good visibility.

The inner lining of the helmet is exquisite with the belt comfortability. You can have a firm and precise feel on the moving parts such as; chin vents, top vents, rear vents and brow vents. The best thing about Shoei helmet is face shield rotation, and this doesn’t snap shut.

The optical quality is outstanding for the users; it is very safe to use this helmet due to its compound curvature and large size and also clear visibility on the eye port. The helmet is XL, but you can fix it based on the size of your head.

Internal Shape and Liner

The Shoei Hornet in size has a round internal shape. It fits all shapes of heads of motorists, and one can feel the free space on top and also in the forehead of the helmet with a slight narrowing on sides. This helmet has been most preferred by motorists all across U.S due to its internal shape and lining with free space and a real comfort in the lining.

The DS helmet has a standard fabric lining with a nice comfort feel. The inner lining is XL, and the user feels the best of all the comforts more than any other helmets available in the market. The helmet has ear pockets that are generous and have a good backing this makes it a simple means of putting the typical double side speaker hook and loop tape on the helmet.
Sunglasses fit without any problems. The liner and the cheek pads can be removed and be replaced, and the liner has 3D max-Dry Liner System that is used to control moisture content.

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Face Shield, Eye Port, and Outward Visibility.

Shoei Hornet DS Helmet in BlackThe eye port of Shoei Helmet is of the best than any other helmet. The clarity on the eye port gives the helmet its advantage. The visibility of the eye port allows users to see clearly the instruments and the terrain ahead of a road. The visibility is clear due to vertical and horizontal planes; this enables the motorists to have a clear view of both sides. The face shield measures about 2.05 mm, it has outstanding optical quality.

Shoei Hornet helmet has the best ventilation among any other helmet you expect to see on the market. The chin vent offers enough space for air circulation; it has a removable piece of foam that filter material and the material is held by large opening to ensure aeration in the helmet.

Above the eye port, there is a large two brow vent that can be opened or closed using a ridged horizontal slider, you can easily open and close while having gloves. On top of the helmet, there is a single center forward-facing vent. It directs air to the helmet. Although there will be a little noise in the helmet when it’s open, Shoei helmet is the best above all other helmets.

The most advantage of this helmet is that it has fabric liner that is used to reduce internal pressure and control the intake and exhaust system of the helmet. The average weight of Hornet helmet is 1861 grams this is brought about by its design, but the helmet has a right balance.

The loose end of Hornet helmet is secured by double ring chin strap with a snap. When worn, one feels comfortable, and the helmet fits the head. It makes the Hornet helmet the best. There is a slight whistling sound in this helmet when the top vent is open, but other vents, when left open, will not let in much noise. When you use the X-Large helmet, the large bottom opening might allow sound into the helmet.

The windscreen may direct air current at the bottom of the helmet might as well allow air into the helmet and that it might increase noise level into the helmet. Hornet helmet still can’t be compared with other full face helmets, and dual sports helmets that have ever existed.

Factors such as the type of motorcycle, wind speed and direction, type of attire worn and the direction of the wind is another cause of noise in the helmet. Motorists have preferred Hornet helmet despite this noise that are caused by other unavoidable circumstances. But to avoid this, when riding using this helmet, it’s good to wear always earplugs to protect your ears from any damage.

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Shoei Hornet DS Helmet in Black 2CONCLUSION

ThisHornet helmet design has been released in the United States of America for about five or six years now. The design and style of the helmet, its performance, and its outer appearance makes this helmet the best as compared with other helmets that have been in the market. The sturdy and its reliable countenance sets Hornet helmet outstanding and bold from other helmets.

Shoei Hornet DS Helmet review
Brand: Shoei
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