HJC IS-17 Plain - Pearl White
Customer Product Reviews
Best helmet going
I got this for my girlfriend for her birthday, as I've had the same one for about 9 months. You really can't get a better helmet, and the price is just a bonus. Really quiet at high speeds, visor locks into place to prevent it opening with strong wind, sun visor is brilliant just for short rides around town etc. You can just FEEL the quality of this helmet. Comes with a pin lock too, which the newer model does not. Excellent product.
Pros - nice design, great drop down sun visor, great pin lock, neat securing popper for the excess chin strap. Locking down visor. Cons - horrific wind noise, my old cheaper MT helmet was a lot better, have to wear ear plugs as it's deafening and can't hear my Akrapovic without them. And D ring chin strap can be a bit fiddly now and then.
Hjc is-17 great helmet
Excellent helmet with great features. Fully removable lining drop down visor. Face shield works really well on strong positional ratchet system. Snug fit and reasonably quiet. Pinlock as standard. A premium feel helmet for a very reasonable price. Excellent service from sportsbkeshop.
Great Lid with a 5 star SHARP rating.
This is my second IS17,I use it daily so needed something that wasn't going to break the bank in a spill & Is good quality. This ticks those boxes. This is a 5 star rating on the SHARP system, which is paramount to me.It comes out a lot higher than a lot more expensive ones. Quality is good, fit is always spot on never changes. The inner pads are removable for cleaning, visor quick release is a doddle, coming complete with HJC own pinlock, which is pretty damn good compared to others I've used in the past. Internal sun visor is a must these days and with two settings.I think this is the only negative, the lever is on top, so you can get it confused with the vent. Also, as a mate pointed out, it looks like your warning bikers of Mr.Plod. Better on the side in my opinion. It does seem quiet, but then I have plugs in all the time. No problem with misting up. Easy to clean as I got the glossy finish. For a lid to be good at this price says a lot. It's not too light, but I never notice as I say I bike every day so I'm used to it. Great protector for your noggin at a good price.
Great value helmet
This is my second HJC...IS16 was the last one so I knew the size would be fine.....that was a great helmet and this is exactly the same...great fit...obviously subjective....the visor is a good tight fit and the ratchet seems more refined than the 16...it also has a proper latch mechanism which works well. The anti fog insert was a doddle to fit and works well....the helmet seems lighter than my previous on which is a bonus...maybe a bit less wind noise but to be honest not sure as I wear ear plugs...to sum up...a great helmet at a great price delivered in the usual professional fashion by Sportsbikeshop....there were a couple of light scratches on it which would probably buff out but they were tiny and to be fair it'll pick up more in its lifetime so not even worth bothering about....jobs a good un!
High quality and great value
This helmet is really well put together and has a high quality finish. It has a large field of vision with added bonus of the pin lock visor. It's comfortable and quiet. Almost tempted to buy a 2nd one in different colour scheme, as I think it's that good at this price. Prompt delivery and secure packaging were spot on too.
First ever helmet!
Good helmet - Sun visor feature very helpful , good build quality, quite heavy - included insert for the visor makes such a difference. Only negative is that since it is Matt black if you're hands are greasy or whatever it will leave fingerprint marks on the helmet.
Great value for money!
Haven't tested the helmet in action, but so far everything is great. Firstly the shipping to Lithuania didn't took that long and all the gear came up in perfect condition. Itself the helmet came up with all the features I expected, big pinlock for the visor, double d chin strap, wind curtain for the neck and breathing deflector. Perfect full kit for the helmet! And it fits tight and comfortable, can't wait when I'll try it on the road. Excelent service and the product, I'll keep ordering more often from sportsbikeshop for sure!
Quality speaks for itself, hjc produce high quality helmets which cost a fraction of other brands. Used these for years on track and crashed in them, they did the job every single time. This is my 5th IS17 and will buy another when the time comes! The only faults i can pick with this lid is the ventilation could be improved on and made better! Also a slightly bigger chin curtain would make all the difference.
Good value helmet that is hugely better than the competition at this price, I've covered around 250 miles so far & the Pinlock works - no misting in ambient temperatures between 12c and -2c with the visor closed (locked) even at junctions. The visor was easy to fit and feels substantial. The vents work well, the lining materials are more comfortable than its competition and in size L fits my 59cm head perfectly. The finish is excellent for this price, as good as other helmets I've owned which cost 75% more. It is also quieter than the last two helmets I've owned. The only negatives for me are the vent switches which feel light weight and the D ring loops are flat rather than more rounded and thicker - nothing that would stop me buying this model again or another HJC. Ordered at 13:30 on Monday & delivered by 11:45 on Tuesday, properly packaged and top service! Very Happy customer.
My 2nd HJC IS-17
Fit is down to individual heads so I won't talk about that. This is just a great value helmet with a nice finish and feel. The badge on the top could mean a far more expensive lid so you can enjoy a inexpensive without the badge. My second IS-17 and I'd recommend it.
This helmet has it all for a mid-price buy...comfortable washable lining, pinlock (supplied),internal visor, good ventilation, and it's pretty quiet. My old hat was well past its use-by date, so the comparison will be biased, but I would happily recommend it and the rapid response team at Sportsbikeshop. I even love the graphics!