The Hornet DS is Shoei’s first Dual Sport helmet and designed for riders seeking the flexibility of a full face road helmet that can hold its own in the dirt. Featuring a redesigned shield, AIM+ shell structure, wind tunnel-tested aerodynamics, cooling ventilation, wide visibility and a comfortable, lightweight fit. Shoei’s Hornet DS offers many new possibilities for dual sport, dual purpose, adventure tour and supermoto riders. Can be used in three configurations: with visor and shield, with just shield, or with just visor. Approved for Sale in the US.
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EXCELLENT DUAL SPORT HELMET
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Comments about Shoei Hornet DS Sonora Dual-Sport Motorcycle Helmet:
The Sonora DS is just what you would expect from a quality company such as Shoei. Fit and finish are excellent, and ventilation is above what I expected. The helmet has minimal buffeting at highway speeds with the visor on. The visor is simple to remove and reattach, and the removable lining is plush and comfortable. The helmet fits perfectly snug, and gives you confidence in it's ability to provide excellent safety in the event of a crash. Overall this helmet is a great price for the quality. I use it for both daily commuting and dual sport riding. I highly recommend it !!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Excellent Dual Sport Helment
The Sonora is a prime example of Shoei's excellent fit and finish. I found the visor to be easily removed when needed and minimal buffeting occurred at highway speeds with the visor attached. The air flow through the helmet is very good, better than I expected for a dual sport helmet. I use this helmet for everyday commuting and off road use. Without the face shield, the helmet will only fit small googles, however I do not find this to be a significant issue. For a helmet of this quality, the price cannot be beaten. I highly recommend the Sonora for all dual sport riders!!!!
I had an Arai XD but it did not fit well. Got this Shoei Hornet and it fits perfect. I definitely have a Shoei head.Came in quick and got for best price around.RideOn!RideRide
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Becareful what you wish for
from Lexington, KY
This is a quality product at a great price. Sizing seems accurate. As stated, this is a tight fitting helmet--my checks are actually squeezed in. I wear glasses and have to put them on after the helmet goes on. I'm wearing it with the mesh chin-guard (?) on doing 25 minutes rides to work in < 20 degree morinings and my head is almost perspiring. I must flip face shield up when stopped at a traffic light. I'm still experimenting with opening the various vents provided on the helmet.I have to believe that this helment will be too hot for 60+ degree riding unless the airflow in the helmet is very efficient--time will tell. This will be especially critical where the pads compress my cheeks.An excellently made product if your riding style fits it use--my reason for giving it only 3 stars.
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Good prices on quality products, and quick delivery.
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