Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Twin Cities, MN, USA
As I touched on in that modular thread, for full face helmets the Shoei Hornet would likely be the choice for me, because like you, I want a helmet that fits, regardless of price, and I found that the hornet fit overall very much like the Multitec modular I've used for 3 years now. (Heck, helmets are insurance policies, and if one runs a helmet for 5 seasons, that's cheap insurance over that period.) But as you stated, you are looking for a helmet that doesn't tear your head parts from their mountings. I found the Hornet went on/off fairly well without tugging at my ears and such, although I can't put it on while wearing my glasses like I can with the Multitec. Putting the glasses on after the helmet was on worked pretty well (it's got slotted padding), and I've got some evil hooks on my bows of my glasses. Of course pulling the sides of the helmet outward when putting it on/off helps, too. What I really liked about the Hornet is the MX style chin bar that protrudes farther forward than the typical full face street helmets, giving some very helpful (for me) chin room inside the helmet, giving essentially a larger "face box" portion of the helmet fit. And the sun visor would be a real plus for me, too. If this helmet strikes your fancy, and it fits, you might want to do some research- I'm recalling, if I'm correct, some users reporting that the relatively large size of the shield may have a tendency to flex a bit in strong headwinds/high speeds. But research that for yourself, I don't know if it's an issue or not.
Twin Cities, MN, USA
'18 DL650XT, previously '07 DL650 and others
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