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 all-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.
Performance, aerodynamics, ventilation, functionality, and long-distance comfort... The helmet for every road, Hornet X2.
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.
CNS-2 SHIELD/QR-N BASE PLATE
Along with the Hornet X2'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-molding process. Additionally, an innovative rib on the top edge of the shield improves rigidity and eliminates bending that may occur during opening and closing.
Coupled with the all-new CNS-2 shield, the Hornet X2'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 X2's advanced shield system.
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 X2, 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 unrivaled cool-air intake and hot-air expulsion.
3D MAX-DRY INTERIOR SYSTEM II
The Hornet X2 is equipped with a fully removable, washable, and replaceable 3D Max-Dry Interior System II. SHOEI's exclusive Max-Dry 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 center 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 X2's 3D-shaped cheek pads are available in multiple thicknesses for a fully customizable fit.
The Hornet X2 also includes a removable breath guard, chin curtain, and removable ear pads to complete the comfort package.