Anniversary Sale

Posted on: April 14th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments


Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 17th-19th


A lot has changed in motorcycling since 1978, but the best part about what we do always stays the same–serving you, the Bay Area’s riding community.

To say thanks to all of you for making our 37-year journey possible, we’re offering some anniversary-sized deals this Friday, Saturday and Sunday:


  • Save big on jackets, pants, boots, gloves, and helmets!
  • Take advantage of FREE standard tire MOUNT
  • AND BALANCE service on tires purchased at Road Rider!
  • Purchase one gallon or four quarts of Amsoil and receive a free Amsoil t-shirt! (while supplies last)
  • Knock out savings on luggage for your bike!
  • Make it by on Saturday for coffee and donuts in the morning and giveaways throughout the day!


Thanks for being with us, and we hope to see you this weekend!




NEW! Dainese Rainsun D-Dry Jacket

Posted on: April 10th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

There are a lot of clever ideas in the world of motorcycle gear, but far fewer clever ideas turn into great products. Like the idea behind the Dainese Rainsun D-Dry Jacket: let’s give riders a true 2-in-1 winter/summer jacket by making the cold weather layer removable. Sounds like a great plan, right? Well, it’s been done before. But this time it really, truly worked, and the resulting jacket is so cool we were surprised. We think you’ll be surprised, too, and love this jacket as much as we do.

Dainese Rainsun Jacket inner mesh


For a jacket based on an idea that’s come to be viewed as–let’s be honest–a bit gimmicky, the Rainsun is one of our top jackets of 2015. Here’s the deal. The outer layer is wind-blocking and water resistant, with large ventilation zippers along the sleeves and wrapping from the shoulder blades down to the front of the torso. The material itself is waterproof, but the jacket’s zippers and seams aren’t, so it’s considered a water-resistant jacket.  When the temps heat up, fold away the shoulder panels and open the zip vents to reveal portions of the mesh sub-jacket. On a hot summer day, remove the outer layer entirely and leave it in your backpack or at home and ride with the mesh only–that’s where the CE shoulder and elbow protection is, and there’s a pocket for an optional back protector, too.

Where other jackets of this nature have been complicated, full of tabs and snaps, and not exactly stylish, the Rainsun is a first-rate jacket made with top-quality fabrics, uncompromising style and comfort, and a smooth functionality like everything Dainese. But the best way to learn more about the Rainsun is to see it yourself! Get down to Road Rider and check it out while it’s still cool enough outside to fully appreciate both of the Rainsun’s identities.

Dainese Rainsun D-Dry Jacket

  • Constructed with Dainese Motegi fabric and abrasion-resistant mesh fabric
  • CE-certified composite protectors at the elbows and shoulders; prepared for a Manis D1 G back protector (sold separately)
  • Adjustment on neck, sleeves, and wrists and drawstring adjustable jacket bottom
  • D-Dry® waterproof membrane laminated to external DWR-treated (durable water repellant) outer fabric
  • Air inlets on sides, sleeves and shoulders
  • Completely removable outer shell
  • Reflective inserts on arms, back, and front of shoulders

The Dainese Rainsun is $399.95.



Coming Soon! Scala Rider Packtalk

Posted on: April 9th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

Estimated arrival: late April

The new Scala Rider PackTalk by Cardo offers a whole new world to club and group riders, revolutionizing multi-point intercom communication. The PackTalk is the very first intercom system to break away from the limitations of daisy-chained group communication, which relies on each intercom unit in the formation serving as a signal beamer. Such a linear connection means that in order for the signal to reach riders at the end or front of the group, all the riders in the middle beaming the signal down the chain must stay in formation. That’s what’s so different about the PackTalk–it’s an intercom web instead of a connect-the-dots. DMC (Dynamic Meshwork Communication) technology provides fluid communication that adapts with the group, like this:

The groundbreaking PackTalk is essentially a version of Scala’s premium G9X on intercom steroids, and shares all the rest of the G9X’s features, including advanced voice control enabling a completely hands-free experience. Riders can intercom with each other and their passengers, make and receive phone calls, stream music or GPS directions, listen to the radio, and all of it can be entirely voice activated or operated easily by the push buttons and new roller wheel.

The PackTalk is compatible with older model Scalas and can be paired with other brand headsets, as well. The Scala Rider PackTalk is available in single or dual sets, retailing at $579.95 for a dual and $329.95 for a single.

Scala Rider PackTalk Bluetooth Headset


  • DMC™ Intercom network for fluid multi-rider communication for up to eight other riders
  • Up to 1 mile (1.6 km) bike-to-bike intercom and up to 3.1 miles (5 km) with 4 or more riders
  • Four-way conferencing with two riders/passengers or three separate riders
  • Click-to-Link Bluetooth Intercom for spontaneous conversation with other Scala Rider users in the area
  • Cardo Gateway enables intercom communication with users of non-Cardo headsets
  • Intercom-to-Mobile switches intercom mode to cellular mode when riders move out of range


  • New Scala Rider roller-wheel and flat-plate controls
  • Complete voice command operation for fully hands-free experience
  • Make, receive, or reject phone or intercom calls with voice commands or button controls
  • Multiple language settings
  • Cardo SmartSet App allows remote, on-the-go setting customization and control
  • Cardo Community online community provides easy access to software upgrades, headset customization, and social networking with other Scala riders


  • Music Sharing feature allows rider and passenger to listen to the same music in stereo
  • Parallel Audio feature allows rider and passenger to talk via intercom while listening to music at the same time
  • FM radio with RDS includes six radio presets with auto scan that detects the strongest signal; radio automatically mutes for incoming calls
  • Hot Dial preset can be programmed to dial emergency response or any important number


  • Receive GPS navigations or stream music via Bluetooth
  • Automatic volume adjustment changes volume in response to increasing ambient noise
  • Includes both hybrid and corded microphones and replaceable speakers with 3.5 mm jack
  • Battery run time: 8-10 hours on radio; 13 hours talk time; one week standby


Guide To Back Protectors & Replacement Armor

Posted on: April 6th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

When you buy motorcycle gear you’re paying for protection, and that protection comes in two main forms–abrasion-resistant fabrics and armor inserts that absorb impacts. Our focus here is the latter, impact protection, and in this Guide To Back Protectors and Replacement Armor we’ll give you an overview of what you can typically expect from a pair of motorcycle pants or a jacket right off the rack, and why some riders choose to make the additional purchase of a back protector or even replace the armor that came with their gear.

Understanding Safety Ratings

Nearly every piece of gear you wear on your body for motorcycling can be CE rated, like your jacket, gloves, or boots (helmets are not included; for information on helmet safety ratings, read our Helmet Buyer’s Guide). ‘CE’ stands for ‘Conformité Européene’, and to be CE rated an item must meet or exceed certain requirements for its category that measure how protective it’s going to be for you in a crash. A jacket, pair of pants, or one-piece suit can now be CE approved as a piece of protective clothing for motorcyclists (EN 13595-1), but including CE-approved armor within that clothing has been a fairly universal practice for much longer. So while your jacket as a whole may or may not be CE approved yet, its armor–elbows and shoulders for jackets, knees for pants–most certainly should be.

Back Protectors and Limb Protectors

The two main categories of motorcycle armor are back protectors and limb protectors. Limb includes elbow/forearm, shoulder, hip, and knee/shin. A CE-Level 1 or -Level 2 rating is determined by the amount of force transferred through the protector when impacted with a propelled weight. Within the back protector category there are two rating levels–CE-Level 1 and CE-Level 2 (EN 1621-2 Levels 1 and 2). Prior to 2014 there was one single rating for the limb category, but it now has two rating levels also (EN 1621-1 Levels 1 and 2). How these levels are determined will be discussed in the sections below.

Limb Protectors & Replacement Armor

For the limb category, the minimum CE-approved levels have not changed, and to be certified to Level 1 a protector may not transmit a force greater than 35 kilonewtons (kN), with a one-time allowance of a 50 kN spike in an area other than the center. To earn a Level 2 rating, tolerances are reduced to 25 kN with a 30 kN one-time maximum. The new rating system also tests in a variety of temperature conditions to account for performance fluctuations in the heat or cold. Very few protectors have actually been officially certified to Level 2 so far, but armor innovators like Forcefield and SAS-TEC are leading the way and listing some of the kN ratings of their products so the numbers speak for themselves.

Most motorcycle jackets include removable CE-Level 1-certified armor in the elbows and shoulders, and pants include CE-certified knee armor. Other protectors, such as hip and chest, are usually sold as optional upgrades. Chest protector pockets are not standard across all brands, but are usually a nice feature of Alpinestars and RS Taichi jackets (chest protectors fall under the separate category EN 1621-3).

With the rapid evolution of armor we’ve seen in the last few years, many riders take into account armor brands when shopping for new gear, or choose to replace the stock armor with protectors that are more lightweight, low profile, and flexible. SAS-TEC, Knox, Forcefield, Bio Armor, Seesoft, and D3o are common names in armor, and you can check out the differences between these at Road Rider and read a little bit about them at the bottom of this page.

Forcefield Net Replacement Armor Shoulder Elbow Knee Alpinestars Smart Guard Jeans Replacement Armor Knee D3O Replacement Armor Shoulder Elbow Rev'It Seesoft Tryonic Hip Replacement Armor SAS-TEC Replacement Armor Knee Shoulder Elbow Draggin Alpinestars Nucleon-kr-ci Chest Protectors

Back Protectors

A CE-Level 2 back protector transfers half as much force to the rider’s back as a CE-Level 1 back protector. Specifically, a Level 1 protector allows no more than 18 kilonewtons (kN) of force be transmitted through it to the rider’s body, while a Level 2 protector allows only 9 kN.

Armor materials have come a long way in a very short time, and it wasn’t long ago that choosing a Level 2 protector meant you had to live with one that was thick, heavy, and uncomfortable. Today, there are few reasons why you wouldn’t choose a Level 2 protector because companies are developing thinner and more flexible materials that get the job done. These new protectors are surprisingly effective, and they’re great for use in stylish urban riding gear as well as gear that requires a lot of flex, breathability, and mobility, like dual sport and adventure gear. These new and improved materials can also be used in conjunction with a hard plastic shell for an even higher level of protection.

When shopping today, you will more than likely be comparing a number of different CE-Level 2 back protectors in one of two main categories: inserts and harness-style protectors.

Back Armor Inserts

Though the trend is changing, most motorcycle jackets still do not include a CE-certified back protector. So when you’re buying a new jacket, it’s a great idea to try it on with a CE-certified back protector at the same time. Even though protectors are getting thinner and more flexible, it will still impact the fit of your jacket.

Most riders simply choose the protector that is designed to go with their particular jacket model, and that’s generally a good idea, especially as we’ve seen the improvements in armor technology extend to these readily-available options. If you have an older jacket rest assured there are options for you, too. You can test out the fit and feel of a variety of different brands and shapes of CE-certified back inserts in your own jacket at Road Rider.

D3O Back Protector D3O Viper Back Protector Seesoft-Back-Protector Knox-TP2-Advance-X Forcefield Pro Back Insert Dainese-Manis-G-Back Protector Forcefield Super-Lite Back Protector SAS-TEC-Back-Protector

Back Protector Harness

Harness-style back protectors are designed to provide a greater degree of protection, in many cases greatly exceeding CE-Level 2 requirements, and cover a greater area of the spine often including portions of the tail bone and neck. They will feature either shoulder straps or snaps that attach to the snap-tab of a jacket or leather suit; and a waist belt provides lumbar and kidney support.

Back Protectors Harness Kidney Belt

Armor Brand Overview

Alpinestars Bio Armor Close-Up

Alpinestars Bio Armor/Nucleon: Alpinestars uses their proprietary Bio Armor protectors in all their jackets and pants. Until recently, Bio Armor back protectors, hip pads, and chest pads were the optional upgrades for A*star gear, but Alpinestars has since replaced these with Nucleon upgrades. Similar to SAS-TEC and Knox, Bio Armor is made of a dense but flexible polyurethane foam; Nucleon is thinner and more flexible. All Nucleon back protectors are certified to meet or exceed CE-Level 2.

D3O: D3O is thin and extremely flexible, and identified easily by its bright orange color. Dubbed ‘molecular armor’, D3O hardens upon impact as the molecules respond to force by pulling closer together. Standard D3O T5 limb protectors meet Level 1 requirements and are included with many jackets made by Firstgear, Icon, and Klim; back protectors are available in Level 1 or Level 2 versions.

Forcefield: Forcefield is made of a honeycomb-structured PVC material that is soft and flexible. A leading innovator in protective armor for sports, they focus on finding new ways to provide maximum protection while maintaining flexibility and comfort for action sports. They have a wide range of protectors and armored clothing like back protector inserts, harnesses, and a variety of different styles of limb protection, including their CE-Level 2 certified Net protectors. For more information visit

Knox: Knox makes a variety of different kinds of armor and armored clothing, and their protectors are commonly used in Rev’It! gear. The Knox TP2 Advance X back protector fits many RS Taichi and older model Rev’It! jackets, and is made of a light, soft foam.

SAS-TEC: SAS-TEC has always set a high standard for armor, and in addition to coming stock in many jackets and pants, SAS-TEC protectors are sold as optional knee and hip protection for various brands of riding jeans, including Draggin’ Jeans and Drayko Jeans. One of the earliest companies to address the new Level 2 classification for limb protection, SAS-TEC says all their standard protectors  already fall within Level 2 limits.*

Seesoft: If you’re looking for light and airy, Rev’It!’s proprietary Seesoft armor is where it’s at. Made of multiple layers of memory foam, it’s flexible, feather-weight, and has an excellent protection to weight/thickness ratio. Read our post about Seesoft Back Protectors to learn more about it.



*The new two-tiered setup of CE directive EN 1621-1 hasn’t taken hold yet in the same way the two back protector levels have. As it stands now, the Forcefield Net protectors are the only ones we know of that have been CE-certified to Level 2 standards by an independent testing agency. SAS-TEC’s entire standard line of armor (and D3O’s Xergo line) has been tested to meet Level 2 standards in their own lab tests, but have yet to formally earn the EN 1621-1 Level 2 stamp of approval.

**Chest protectors fall under a separate, single-level category: EN 1621-3.


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We’re Closed On Sunday, April 5th

Posted on: April 1st, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

Sorry, we’ll be closed this Sunday, April 5th. Happy Easter!

Alpinestars Back Protectors

Posted on: March 30th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

The new Nucleon KR-2i and Nucleon KR-R take Alpinestars back protectors to a new level of comfort and performance for street and track use. Using ‘molecular armor’ technology that hardens on impact to absorb force, the Alpinestars Nucleon series protectors are thinner, flexible, and perforated to make them lightweight and breathable. Both the KR-2i insert and the KR-R snap-in protector are CE-certified to Level 2 for back protection, so they transmit half the impact force of a CE Level-1 protector.

Alpinestars Back Protectors

Nucleon KR-2i

The KR-2i replaces the Bio Armor CE-Level 1 Back Protector Insert as the standard back protector upgrade for any Alpinestars jacket. The KR-2i earned a CE-Level 2 rating but with less weight and bulk than its predecessor, so adding it your jacket is a painless way to really beef up your daily protection.

The KR-2i comes in three sizes–the small size is for women’s jackets, the medium is for men’s jackets sized ‘medium’ and below, and the large protector fits jackets sized ‘large’ and above. The KR-2i fits older model jackets as well, and fits a variety of non-Alpinestars brand jackets. Bring your jacket in to try out the KR-2i and our other selection of back protectors and replacement armor.

Alpinestars Nucleon KR-2i detail

  • CE-Level 2 (EN1621-2:2014) certified
  • Constructed with lightweight and flexible polyurethane impact foam
  • Anatomically contoured for comfortable fit
  • Perforations and ventilation channels promote cooling and airflow

The KR-2i is $49.95 and available in sizes small (for women’s Stella products), medium, and large.


Nucleon KR-R

The Alpinestars Nucleon KR-R Back Protector is designed to snap into an Alpinestars suit or jacket and provide a higher level of protection for the spine, and with the addition of kidney and lumbar support. Like the KR-2i, above, the KR-R features molecular armor that hardens on impact when it’s called into action but is soft and light under normal circumstances. The KR-R also features an exo-layer of hard plastic for additional protection against impacts, and it exceeds CE-Level 2 requirements for force transmitted to the body. Still, it remains highly flexible and comfortable, and the kidney belt is height-adjustable for a personalized fit on different torsos.

Alpinestars Nucleon KR-R detail

  • CE-Level 2 (EN1621-2:2014) certified
  • Snap-on system for placement inside a suit or race jacket
  • Hard shell and memory foam for maximum protection and comfort
  • Kidney belt features waist adjustment sliders
  • Lined with wicking mesh for heat management

The Alpinestars KR-R is $149.95, and available in sizes extra-small through extra-large.



Gloves From Rev’It: Cayenne Pro & Dominator GT

Posted on: March 27th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

The Rev’It Cayenne Pro and Dominator Gore-Tex gloves are new to Rev’It’s lineup this year and new to Road Rider this week. Designed to meet the demands of hard-charging adventure and dual sport riders who push their gear to the absolute limit, these first-rate gloves deliver durable protection with premium fit. The Cayenne Pro gloves are perforated for the summer season, while the Dominator Gore-Tex gloves offer multi-season waterproof breathability. Check out these fantastic new gloves, below, and visit us to try them on.

Cayenne Pro

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Rev'It Cayenne Pro Gloves detail

  • Constructed with soft and strong, perforated goatskin treated with water-resistant coating for added durability
  • Stitched with Rev’It’s proprietary PWR Yarn, designed to hold under the most extreme stress
  • Polyurethane sliders on the pinky fingers, wrist, top of fingers, thumbs, and on the base of the palm
  • Unique closure system wraps across the top of the hand and interfaces with a Velcro wrist closure for an extremely secure fit with minimal bulk around the wrist
  • Outer stitching around the fingers ensures irritation-free comfort on long rides
  • MotoGP-derived hard knuckle protection backed with EVA foam

The Rev’It Cayenne Pro Gloves are $179.99.

Dominator Gore-Tex

Rev'It Dominator Gore-Tex Gloves Brown Rev'It Dominator Gore-Tex Gray Black

Rev'It Dominator Gore-Tex Gloves detail

  • Gore-Tex X-Trafit membrane adheres to the leather outer and soft inner lining for Gore-guaranteed waterproof breathability with slip-free dexterity
  • Top of hand constructed with goatskin treated with water-resistant coating; palm constructed with Pittards® WR100X leather which offers permanent water and sweat resistance, excellent softness, durability, and grip 
  • Extra-long visor wipe on pinky finger
  • Stitched with Rev’It’s proprietary PWR Yarn
  • Polyurethane sliders on the thumbs and on the base of the palm,
  • Unique closure system wraps across the top of the hand and interfaces with a Velcro wrist closure for an extremely secure fit with minimal bulk around the wrist
  • Outer stitching around the fingers ensures irritation-free comfort on long rides
  • MotoGP-derived hard knuckle protection backed with EVA foam


Rev’It’s Dominator Gore-Tex Gloves are $269.99.




New! Alpinestars T-GP R Air Jacket

Posted on: March 26th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

Alpinestars T-GP R Air Jacket is new and improved for 2015, turning it into a standout among its A-stars summertime brethren.

The Alpinestars T-GP R Air shares the top spot in the Alpinestars summer mesh line-up with the T-GP Pro Air, a similar jacket with a slightly more aggressive fit. But the T-GP R Air wins our vote for most protective, most versatile, and most comfortable Alpinestars summer jacket of the year. With a comfortable sport fit, the T-GP R Air is a little bit longer in the torso than the Pro and has a moderate precurve in the arms. Large accordion stretch panels behind the shoulders provide ample mobility in a tuck position. The main torso features light polyester with polyester mesh on the front and back. The no-scratch, low collar is lined all the way around with neoprene.

We love the added protection provided by the polyurethane sliders on the shoulders, but you can beef up the safety factor even more by adding optional Alpinestars CE-rated Bionic Chest Pads or a Level-2 Nucleon Back Protector.

Alpinestars T-GP R Air Jacket

  • Constructed with 450-denier polyester fabric and polyester mesh
  • Includes removable wind liner
  • Includes removable CE-rated shoulder and elbow armor (chest and back armor sold separately)
  • Polyurethane sliders at the shoulder for heavy-duty abrasion resistance in key impact area
  • Moderate precurve in the arms and large accordion panels for stretch and mobility on a sportbike
  • Inner waterproof pocket and two external zippered pockets
  • Reflectivity on the forearms, chest, and upper back
  • Volume adjustment on sleeves and waist
  • Neoprene comfort edge around collar and sleeve cuffs


The Alpinestars T-GP R Air Jacket is $299.95.



Rev’It! GT-R Air Jacket

Posted on: March 25th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

The Rev’It! GT-R Air is back in stock at Road Rider for spring. Like our bestseller, the Rev’It Airwave, the GT-R Air is extremely lightweight and airy, but with a sportier fit with precurved arms and elbow stretch panels for riders leaned over on a sportbike. The GT-R Air also offers a bit more road coverage than the Airwave, with 600-denier polyester running all the way down the arms. The large 3D Air Mesh panels on the chest and upper back flow abundant air but are highly durable. For extra cooling, the GT-R Air is prepared with internal connection zips for the optional Rev’It! Challenger Cooling Vest, also available at Road Rider.

We recommend trying on your new Rev’It! jacket with its coordinating CE Level-2 Seesoft back protector (sold separately). When you’re comparing the thicknesses and weights of different protectors, keep in mind that a protector rated CE Level-2 transmits half the impact force as a CE Level-1 back protector.

Rev’It! GT-R Air Jacket

  • Outer shell constructed with high-density polyester 600D, PWR|shell mesh, and 3D Air Mesh
  • Knox Flexiform CE protection at the shoulder and elbows (optional Seesoft CE Level-2 back protector insert (type RV) is sold separately)
  • Reflective logo at upper arms and back
  • Adjustment tabs at upper arms, adjustment straps at hips
  • Headphone loops
  • Short connection zipper and jeans loop for attachment to pants 
  • Connection zippers for attachment to Challenger Cooling Vest


  • Stocked at Road Rider in black/white and white/black; also available for order in black/green or black
  • Available in sizes XS-3XL

The Rev’It! GT-R Air Jacket is $219.99


Shoei Hornet X2

Posted on: March 24th, 2015 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

The Hornet is Shoei’s premium dual sport helmet, designed to offer the best of both worlds for riders who don’t stop where the pavement ends. The newly released Shoei Hornet X2 boasts many improvements and innovations over its predecessor, the class-leading Hornet DS. Most significantly, the redesigned louvered peak and shell shape of the Hornet X2 dramatically improve the on-road aerodynamics of the helmet, making this an excellent choice for riders who are riding primarily on the street, but who also want the benefit of some offroad capability.

We also love to see the changes Shoei made to the the Hornet’s shield. The thicker and more rigid CNS-2 shield, coupled with an improved gasket, creates a much better seal around the eyeport for reduced noise levels and better durability. An upgrade that most riders ended up wanting to invest in with the Hornet DS is now included–the CNS shield is Pinlock equipped and the helmet comes with a Pinlock insert. Goggles can be worn easily on the Hornet X2 while operating the shield, and are held in place nicely by the noticeable ridge on the back of the helmet.

Overall, the Hornet X2 offers a ton of impressive improvements over the DS, and has really been optimized for the adventure-riding, big bike dual sport riders who want a helmet that performs really well on the road but can still make the cut when things get dirty. Check out all the features of the Shoei Hornet X2 below, and visit us to try it on this weekend!


Shoei Hornet X2 Deep Matte Gray Shoei Hornet X2 back Shoei Hornet X2 top

Seeker Graphics:

Shoei Hornet X2 Seeker Orange Shoei Hornet X2 Seeker Red Shoei Hornet X2 Seeker White


  • Premium Shoei AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus) multi-fiber shell for excellent weight and strength, allowing for a smaller shell size
  • Multi-density, dual-layer EPS liner contributes to more compact design
  • Rigde on the back helps with aerodynamics and keeps goggles in place


  • CNS-2 shield is thicker and more rigid with updated shield locking mechanism
  • Improved gasket for better air management and a secure seal
  • Pinlock anti-fog shield and Pinlock insert (included)
  • Can be raised and lowered while wearing goggles


  • Wind-tunnel tested, louvered design allows air to pass through for better aerodynamics on the road and at higher speeds
  • Peak can be easily removed without tools


  • 3D Max-Dry System II pads are three-dimensionally constructed for excellent comfort and contouring of individual riders’ heads
  • E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) for safe removal of helmet cheek pads by emergency response personnel
  • Large chin intake vent, two adjustable upper air intake vents, and four rear exhaust vents
  • Air exhaust outlets in rear portion of the neck roll
  • Includes a removable breath guard and chin curtain


  • Snell 2015 and DOT-218 approved

The MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) for the Shoei Hornet X2 is $594.99-$603.99 for solids or $715.99 for the Seeker graphics. As always at Road Rider, Shoei helmets are 10%-off MSRP every day.