Adventure riding essentially knows no bounds. SHOEI’S Hornet X2 offers serious dual-sport enthusiasts the optimal balance between on- and off-road form and function. Designed to maintain peak performance without compromising the core values of long distance touring, the Hornet X2 is a true all-road, all-weather helmet.
SHOEI’S Hornet X2 was created to be a hybrid of a premium road and offroad helmet. The shape of the mouthpiece and chin bar area is designed to improve air intake and ventilation performance, while giving the rider
additional air space needed to accommodate heavy breathing during offroad riding. Improving on the traditional off-road mouthpiece, the Hornet X2 provides additional protection in the event of adverse weather. A multi-stage
lower vent shutter allows riders to fine tune airflow for most riding conditions.
FOUR SHELL SIZES
The Hornet X2 features SHOEI’S exclusive Multi-Ply Matrix AIM+ shell construction.
The shell is incredibly strong, extremely lightweight, and comes in four shell sizes to ensure a custom fit for heads between sizes XS-2XL.
EMERGENCY QUICK RELEASE SYSTEM
Borrowing technology from SHOEI’S VFX-W and X-Twelve racing helmets, the Hornet X2 is equipped with the Emergency Quick Release System (E.Q.R.S.) that allows emergency medical personnel to easily remove the cheek pads
from an injured rider’s helmet, thus allowing the helmet to be safely lifted from the head without creating unnecessary neck strain.
The Hornet X2 has spent hours of development, both on the road and in SHOEI’S wind tunnel, to achieve the
proper balance between aerodynamics and traditional visor functionality. Strategically placed vent louvers work with
an innovative wedge shape to allow wind to pass through unobstructed, reducing drag and lift at high speed. Air
is pushed into the helmet’s upper air intake for optimal cooling. Quarter-turn screws allow for easy, quick and
tool-less removal and installation.
3D MAX-DRY SYSTEM II INTERIOR
The Hornet X2 is equipped with a fully removable, washable and replaceable 3D Max-Dry System II
interior. 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 long riding days. The 3D center pad components are threedimensionally shaped to match the contours of the head, providing a firm yet comfortable fit. 3D-shaped cheek pads are also available in multiple thicknesses for a fully customizable fit.
In designing the Hornet X2, SHOEI utilized its state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility to help develop the optimal balance between airflow, silence, and functionality. A large, multi-position lower air intake/defroster optimized for fresh air intake and improved
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 exhaust.
CNS-2 SHIELD and QR-N BASE PLATE
SHOEI’s CNS-2 shield offers 99% protection against the sun’s damaging UV rays and a distortion-free view, thanks to the
3D injection molding process. Innovative ribs along the top edge improve rigidity and
eliminate bending. The Hornet X2’s QR-N base plate system facilitates quick and efficient shield changes on the road.
Spring-loaded base plates pull the shield back against the window beading to
protect against dust, wind and rain with every closure.
DUAL-LAYER/MULTI-DENSITY EPS LINER
The Hornet X2’s Dual-Layer, Multi-Density EPS liner utilizes varying densities of foam in key areas around the head,
providing enhanced impact absorption. Air tunnels created in the EPS liner provide superior ventilation by allowing unrestricted flow of cooling air through and out of the liner. Precise placement of multi-density EPS liner material yields a more compact, lightweight design.
The all new design of the SHOEI Hornet X2 helmet is ideal for the dual-sport/adventure market that
strikes the optimal balance between on and off road form and function. The all new Hornet X2 is
a true all-road, any-condition helmet.
Multi-Ply Matrix AIM+ Shell Construction
-Smaller, lighter yet stronger shell design; compact and aerodynamic
-Four shell sizes ensure a custom fit
-Dual-layer multi-density EPS liner accomodates a more compact design without compromising ventilation
CNS-2 Shield System
-All-new CNS-2 3D injection-molded shield offers a distortion-free view
-Innovative ribs on the top edge of the shield improve rigidity when opening and closing
-QR-N base plate system offers quick and efficient shield removal without having to remove the visor
-Improved shield locking system
-Pinlock pins and lens included
3D Max-Dry System II Interior
-Center pad components are three-dimensionally shaped to match contours of the riders head, allowing a comfortable fit while maintaining a firm hold for high speed riding
-3D-shaped cheek pads available in multiple thicknesses for a custom fit
-Max-Dry System II liner material quickly absorbs and dissipates sweat and moisture
-E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick Release System) allows emergency personnel to easily remove cheek pads from an injured riders helmet
-All-new V-460 visor is the result of many hours in Shoeis wind tunnel, featuring an innovative wedge shape with strategically placed vent louvers which allow wind to pass through unobstructed at high speed
-A large, multi-position lower air intake/defroster
-Two shutter-controlled upper air vents
-Four uniquely-positioned rear exhaust outlets
-Three neck outlet vents
Standards: Snell and DOT-218 Approved
Construction: AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber)
5 Year Warranty - 5 Year Warranty From Purchase Date. 7 Year Warranty From Helmet Manufacture Date. Whichever comes first.
Dimensional weight listed
Shoei Hornet X2 Black Helmet
Produced by Shoei of Japan