Shoei Hornet ADV - Sovereign TC10
Enduro style motorcycle helmet with emergency quick release systemDetails
Verified Customer Reviews for Shoei Hornet ADV
Great helmet, as expected from Shoei.
First one received had a broken chin vent, all sorted out by a very helpful Bradley Hix.
Thanks for your help Bradley.
SBS could have lost my future custom if not for Bradley.
Excellent service from sportsbike shop as usual.helmet fits perfectly and the normal shoei quality
Great helmet, very happy with all so far, only thing these type of helmets lack is drop down sun visor, just will have to get used to wearing sunglasses. Really good quality.
Having owned many helmets from other makers in the past, this reviewer keeps returning to Shoei. With peerless build quality and superb comfort, there's no need for me to look anywhere else. The wide visor aperture aids peripheral vision, the vents really work [at road speeds] and the peak reduces glare. A word for SBS - the item was delivered within 24 hours and at a terrific discount. What service!
Fantastic service from all at sportsbikeshop, and the shoei helmet is excellent
You get what you pay for. Lovely quality feel to everything from the visor control to the vents. Good vision especially looking over your shoulder. I find it better at speeds than my Arai TX 4, the peak doesn't catch the wind as much.
Just returned from a 10 day tour and used this helmet throughout and in all weathers.
Fit is good and quality is good. Only thing I noticed was buffeting of the peak at higher speeds. Maybe down to the airflow over my bike but will try to add a little weight to stop it on the next ride.
Visor is easy to swap out and pinlock worked a treat again as expected.
Excellent service and product
Great helmet size is great because it has four shell sizes so the size small doesn't look massive, the service from sportsbikeshop is amazing. I ordered this lid at five o'clock and I had it the next afternoon with free delivery and returns if it's not any good.
I will always use these guys first if they have what I want.
Time to renew my lid. Reserved the ones I wanted to try - Klim Krios, Arai Tour X, and another Shoei Hornet. Reservation process easy, emailed me when in stock. Tried all three, turns out the Shoei was the best fit - and the cheapest! Result.
The quality is definately there in this helmet, my first foray into what I would call top of the range ish helmets, I liked the designs of the Arai Tour but my head shape is not Arai.... slipped a Shoei on one day and thought hmmm fits every bit as comfortable as my Nolan helmets.
The matt black finish, I thought was the best of the choice, it does show up sticky prints more than most though but soon cleans up and Ive since given up donuts its been much better, I have now got used to the double D fitting on the chin strap, but still prefer the micro lock system on my Nolan, but this is a small point, helmet comes with a Pinlock, I asked customer services if it did and they said no, so I bought one, hopefully the helmet will last two pinlock visors. I kept the extra as SBS price matched the helmet, no messing about, I sent the link and in 5 mins it was reduced, by a lot!
The helmet is quiet compared to all others I've had, the peak - my first, is absolutely no trouble but I don't move that quick anyway, but at 80mph, on my drive, I put the visor into the wind and it wasn't really noticeable. Do I miss the drop down sun visor.... not really, because even with the internal sun visor of previous helmets I sometimes had to shade my eyes with my hand or tilt my head right down, the peak seams good for that but do miss the ability to ride on hotter days with the visor right up... easily sorted with some safety glasses I assume.
Ventilation - the helmet comes with a chin piece/skirt, with more space around my mouth so I wont sound like Darth Vader with the flue as soon as I look at a rutted track, the ventilation always takes me ages to work out which way is open or closed, the visor steamed up a little but only outside the pinlock and that was soon blown away and I've not had any issues since, I've not yet ridden in a long downpour but hoping the seal continues to keep the rain off the visor's inside as it has done in showers.
Fitted Cardo Pack talk edge easily to this helmet and it goes back together easily, even with their own intercom Nolans never quite stayed together after fitting their own system to their helmet. So all in all good fit for me, price matched and even though it might not tick all the boxes it does deliver the goods and I shouldn't be so picky in the future about double d clips and internal sun visors.
Like all my Shoei helmets, perfect fit for me. Big thing this time is SBS had stock, other stores very little or nothing in sizes. SBS also quickly arranged different head liner inserts for me to get it fitting well!
My favourite helmet! Had one before and made the stupid mistake of selling it on when I changed bikes!
Now I have it back it's staying.
Top quality fittings and finish.
The size is spot on for me. I've had the Arai equivalent (Tour X4) but I found that very uncomfortable compared to this Shoei. Personally I find the venting perfectly fine, everyone is different as indeed they are for sizing and fit.
Very useful speaker cut outs inside make fitting an intercom system a breeze.
I found that the peak on this doesn't react half as much as an Arai in the breeze, something to do with the extra vents I think.
Great helmet, highly recommended.
Fitted nice, top quality helmet,
Excellent service from SBS and a discount for Black Friday.
Only used this lid for around 300 miles or so, but so far I'm happy with it. It's typical Shoei quality. Everything is solid and well built. This is my first ADV style helmet as I've recently bought a Tiger 1200 Rally Explorer and the only criticism I have is that this lid is far more noisey than what I'm used to. Coming from a Shoei X Spirit 3 on a Panigale, this lid is much louder than I expected. I'm hoping a taller screen on the bike will rectify this. I also bought the tinted visor which isn't as dark as my previous Shoei tinted visor, but it's dark enough to do the job. Not really able to discuss venting or heat issues yet, but I'm sure it'll be fine for the UK.
Tried several others on but In the end came back to Shoei as that is my head style/shape! At 1500g it's 200g heavier than my xr1100 but you can't feel it!! Had "sports" style full face all my riding life but the wide view from the visor is stupendous on this adv lid! Even at 70 mph + the peak doesn't affect the wind flow detrimentally as it's such a bonus to keep the sun out of your eyes! A big plus is the pin-lock insert comes with the lid aswell! Very happy, £480 price tag for the matt black worth every penny!
Great helmet I had the old Shoei Hornet but this one is so much better, the visor is easy to change and much better vents can not fault it.
Typical Shoei helmet, excellent build quality and a really good fit. I was surprised at how quiet and stable it is at motorway speeds, very impressed. Sportsbike shop service was also excellent, order placed at 4pm, helmet delivered lunchtime next day.
Shoei Hornet ADV - Sovereign TC10
- Lightweight AIM+ shell construction
- Multiple density EPS liner
- E.Q.R.S emergency quick release system
- 4 outer shell sizes
- 3D max dry liner system
- CNS-2 Pinlock ready visor
- Fully removable / replaceable interior
- Cheek pad channels for eyeglasses
- Upper, lower & visor air intake
- 6 rear exhaust vents
- Chin curtain
- Double-D ring retention system
- 5 year manufacturer warranty
The next generation of Shoei Hornet, the Shoei Hornet ADV. The Hornet ADV comes fully loaded with features, improving on the previous Hornet helmet. The Hornet ADV now has the E.Q.R.S which allows the cheek pads to removed quickly and safely in the event of an emergency. The Shoei Hornet ADV also has an improved visor and visor mechanism, this allows the visor to be removed and replaced quickly and tool free. The peak has also been redesigned for the Hornet ADV, air is now channelled through the peak to make it more comfortable for the wearer.
Product VideosShoei Hornet ADV review video
You may also like...
You won’t get it cheaper. Our Price Match Promise.
Find it cheaper at any major motorcycle accessory retailer, online or in-store and we‘ll match it.How to request a price match.