From the very beginning phases of conceptualization, the sole purpose of creating the all-new Hornet X2 was to offer serious dual-sport enthusiasts the perfect helmet for all corners of their journey. Striking the optimal balance between on-and-off-road form and function is no easy task, but in the end, the Hornet X2 defines what we all love most about dual-sport, adventure riding; it knows no bounds. Designed to maintain peak performance in every condition thrown its way without compromising the core values of a long distance touring helmet, the new Hornet X2 is a true all-road, all-element helmet.
At first glance, you’ll quickly admire the design characteristics that make the Hornet X2 a true hybrid between a premium road and off-road helmet. The mouthpiece and chin bar area incorporate the best features from both worlds; its shape was designed to improve air intake and ventilation performance, all the while giving the rider the additional air space needed to accommodate heavy breathing during demanding off-road riding. Abandoning the traditional mouthpiece of an off-road helmet, the Hornet X2 provides the additional protection needed when weather conditions become adverse, and the multi-stage lower vent shutter allows the rider to fine-tune airflow for every riding conditions.
The Hornet X2’s all-new V-460 visor spent countless development hours in SHOEI’s wind tunnel and on the road to perfect the proper balance between aerodynamics and traditional visor functionality. The innovative “wedge” shape along with strategically placed vent louvers allow wind to pass through unobstructed during high-speed riding, ultimately reducing lift and drag. Along with superior aerodynamic qualities, the V-460’s shape was strategically designed to push air into the Hornet X2’s upper air intake for optimal cooling, all the while maintaining its fundamental purpose of providing sunshade and roost protection during off-road riding. Rounding out the V-460’s innovative features, easy-to-operate quarter-turn screws allow for quick removal and installation of the visor without the need for special tools.
Pinlock® EVO Fog-Resistant System
The Hornet X2 comes equipped with a Pinlock® EVO Fog-Resistant System, offering the most effective anti-fog protection in existence. A simple, one-step installation process makes every Pinlock® lens easy to install.
For you hardcore dual-sport enthusiasts who appreciate the advantages of traditional off-road goggles from time-to-time, the Hornet X2 is happy to abide. Removal of the shield is optional, as the new Hornet’s roomy eye port accepts goggles when the shield is in the fully open position. If you prefer to run your goggles with the shield removed, the Hornet X2’s quick-release base plate system will make it happen in a hurry!
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