This a completely ground up redesign not just an update. A mob who've been making bonce covers since 1959 must have a reasonable idea by now.
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.
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From the very beginning phases of conceptualization, the sole purpose of creating the all-new Hornet ADV 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 ADV 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 ADV is a true all-road, all-element helmet.
At first glance, you’ll quickly admire the design characteristics that make the Hornet ADV 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 ADV 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 condition.
Performance, Aerodynamics, Ventilation, Functionality, and long-distance comfort…
Your Adventure starts here with the all new Hornet ADV helmet by SHOEI.
The Hornet ADV’s all-new V-460 visor/peak 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 allows 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.
Along with the Hornet ADV’s large eye port, SHOEI’s all-new CNS-2 shield offers unparalleled vision across the entire optical range. In addition to protecting against 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays, the CNS-2 shield offers a distortion-free view thanks to SHOEI’s 3D injection-moulding process. Additionally, an innovative rib on the top edge of the shield improves rigidity and eliminates bending that may occur during opening and closing.
QR-N Base Plate
Coupled with the all-new CNS-2 shield, the Hornet ADV’s QR-N base plate system facilitates quick and efficient shield changes for easy adaptation during your journey. The strengthened spring-loaded base plates pull the shield back against the improved window beading to ensure a dust, wind and waterproof seal with each and every closure. A new shield locking mechanism rounds out the Hornet ADV’s advanced shield system.
For you hardcore dual-sport enthusiasts who appreciate the advantages of traditional off-road goggles from time-to-time, the Hornet ADV 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 ADV’s quick-release base plate system will make it happen in a hurry! Also compatible with glasses.
A well-ventilated helmet is essential to dual-sport riding and the many challenges it can present thanks to varying speeds, weather conditions, and levels of physical exertion. During the design process of the Hornet ADV, SHOEI utilized its state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility to help develop the optimal balance between airflow, silence, and functionality. Equipped with a large, multi-position lower air intake/defroster optimized for fresh air inhalation and clear vision, two shutter-controlled upper air vents for optimal air intake and head cooling, four uniquely-positioned rear exhaust outlets to take better advantage of negative pressure suction, and three neck outlet vents work together to yield unrivalled cool-air intake and hot-air expulsion.
3D Max-Dry Interior System II
The Hornet ADV is equipped with a fully removable, washable, and replaceable 3D Max-Dry Interior System II. SHOEI’s exclusive Max-Dry Interior System II liner material absorbs and dissipates sweat and moisture twice as fast as traditional Nylon interiors, making it ideal for those long days on the road or trail. The 3D centre pad components are three-dimensionally shaped to match the contours of a rider’s head, allowing for an extremely comfortable fit while maintaining the firm hold necessary for distraction-free, high-speed riding. Additionally, the Hornet ADV’s 3D-shaped cheek pads are available in multiple thicknesses for a fully customizable fit.
Borrowing technology developed for SHOEI’s groundbreaking VFX-W and
X-Twelve racing helmets, SHOEI equipped the Hornet ADV with its exclusive Emergency Quick Release System that allows emergency medical personnel to easily remove the cheek pads from an injured rider’s helmet. With the cheek pads removed, the helmet can be safely lifted from a rider’s head without creating unnecessary strain in the neck area.
Comes with a free Pinlock anti fog visor insert.
I've worn the old Hornet and this is streets ahead. It fits better, is quieter, the lining is easily removed for cleaning and the Pinlock system is terriffic.
9,000km in 16 days is enough of a test for any hat. I got dusty, soggy, frozen, sweaty and caught in the dark. It came through with flying colours.
I found the fit with goggles and my glasses worked fine and the peak won't drag. At certain angles and naughty speeds there is a bit of a whistle but that might be the fairing on the DRZ.
The no tools visor removal is a real step forward when it's covered in bugs and red dust.
What happened to the sunshade insert like my Neotec Mr Shoei?