Customer Product Reviews
Can't compare to other lids as first one but comfortwise it fits well, tight pads intially but loosed overtime, D ring works fine, vents provide some good ventilation (at the cost of noise). Build quality was good, nothing broke while I used it. I crashed in this helmet at 30, hitting the back of a van and supermanning into the back of it. I hit headfirst but received no head injury (just a broken spine). The helmet and visor was scuffed, the front vent ripped off but structurally there were no cracks or dents to the shell. The EPS is dented slightly around the impact. The removal of the helmet was possible but a bit tricky, emergency removable cheek pads would improve this helmet but likely increase the price. This helmet saved my life and for a very small cost. I chose it because of the 5 star sharp rating and it showed its quality. I have purchased another.
Not good in the rain
Have used this for about 5 months over winter in the UK. I've found it doesn't perform as well as my previous helment (Arai) in the rain. I am finding the visor fogs up at traffic lights so I have to crack the visor to vent, but then I think the rain is bouncing off the helment onto to the inside of the visor. Makes driving in the wet a nightmare.
Very good value
Comfortable, inexpensive exactly what I was hoping for. Took a while to get used to the visor opening mechanism but that's because I'm used to Arai. D ring a bit more fiddly than my Arai but overall its a good lid. I would def buy again. Sportsbikeshop service excellent as usual.
Pleased with this purchase. Coming from a line of Shoei helmets (most recent a Neotech) for which I've always been a small. I bought a small and it seemed pretty tight at first but has loosened off well and is pretty comfortable. I think that considering the price it is very good value and I'm pleased with it. The quality of the vent/visor buttons, strap and d-rings is not the same as a Shoei but it is 1/3rd the price so I'm happy with that. It is quieter than my Neotech for me and that surprised me. Not used it in hot weather so dont know its venting properties. Location of the main visor catch is annoying and doesnt come to hand easily with gloves on I'm finding. Overall, not perfect, but at this price a very good option.
First Helmet in 40 years
Things have moved on in 40 years. After working through all the options available on Sport Bike Shop (there's a lot), I finally decided on the HJC FG-ST in white. Really pleased with my choice. It's a good fit helped by the fact I was right in the middle of a large size. Sun visor seems great and a pinlock included was also a bonus. A good keen price for a fiberglass helmet was also good. Not used in anger yet but I am sure it will not disappoint.. turned up quick and was confident that if it did not fit returning was not going to be an issue.
Very good helmet - well worth purchasing
Bought for my wife, she loves it. Super comfortable, packed with features ie internal sun visor, pin lock anti-fog system and 5 star Sharp rating. Ventilation system also very efficient. Not to mention the awesome graphics! I own a Shoei GT Air and I must admit I'm a little envious!
5 star Sharp rating at a keen price.
Nicely made lid with a 5 star Sharp rating. Less than 60 helmets in the world attain 5 stars and all will cost more than this. Comfortable and well designed. Double D ring closure is a bonus. Excellent service from Sportbikeshop as I've come to expect.
Great value helmet
This helmet was my first bike helmet so I don't have much to compare it to but it is well priced and seems to offer a good level of kit for the money and I've had the helmet for a year now. I believe mine came with a pinlock system to fit in the visor which made a massive difference and completely stopped any fogging. The in-built sun visor is handy and the ventilation seems pretty good. It seems a little noisy to me but it is fine for my commute or weekend blasts. For longer journeys I've used ear-plugs to counteract the wind noise. It's just a great all-round, good value helmet with a full 5-star safety rating from the Sharp Assessment Programme. I got a price-match with SportsBikeShop for an even better deal and I've only ever found them brilliant to deal with. Amazing customer service.
Good value for money
Medium, solid comfort received 5 stars on SHARP tests. Good price for fiber helmet. It has sun visor and includes in the box a pinlock. The air vents work and the removable interior is very nice. The materials are reasonable, the visor does not hold half open, a bit noisy and is not solidly tight (bought the size indicated for my head). The visor causes slight distortion and the speaker cavities are small. It's worth the 140 euros.
Great touring lid
Sizing: Ordered Xl 60-61 as old IS16 is a L60, too big, sticker on L is a 60, size changed no problem within a few days, Much quieter than my old IS16 with the visor down and slightly lighter too, the sun visor doesn't drop to the nose guard like the IS16 so it's noiser with just that down, visor lock is good and better having it where you actually open from, it's a touring helmet so quietest when upright, if you dip your head for some tank down action wind noise increases,air vents work great and easy to open and close in gloves, great for the 5 star sharp, and value for the price, object to having to pay £70 more just for a few stickers though, the price you pay for looking good, grabbed a black visor to complement the lid which is great but no darker than the drop down
Ghost rider Graphic is Awesome
The feature-set for this helmet is great for the price, the included pinlock is well worth it, the helmet graphic looks amazing, and the 5 star SHARP rating enstills confidence, the inside has grooves for intercom units, and it's very comfortable, 5 star helmet