Pinlock system, you only have to replace the inner
shield, which sells for about $30. It’s winter, even
in Southern California, but we’ve been riding nearly
NEGATIVE: You have to be aware that it’s a little
heavier than a dedicated dirt helmet. Goggles are
a tight fit, and the ventilation is less pronounced.
As you might expect, the Hornet X2 isn’t especially
cheap. It shouldn’t be.
BOTTOM LINE: When it comes to safety, it’s
simply a matter of trust. Shoei has the best reputation in the field, and the X2 passes Snell 2015. The
Hornet X2 comes in a much wider range of colors
and graphics than the DS. The monochromatic
colors, which the adventure guys seem to love, sell
for $594.99. Metallic colors are $603.99. The X2
is also available in graphics for $715.99. For more
information, go to. ❏