Shoei Hornet DS Helmet

Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by Road Rider MCA No Comments

The Shoei Hornet DS is a premium dual sport helmet for riders who don’t stop where the pavement ends and need their helmet to keep up.

Designed to provide the best performance for both street and trail riding, the Hornet can be worn with the peak and visor for dual sport adventures, without the peak and with the visor for an aerodynamic edge on the street, or without the visor and with the peak for the total offroad experience. The Hornet’s visor can also be used while wearing goggles.

The Hornet has ventilation down to an art with two adjustable forehead vents under the peak and a unique peak design with a prominently positioned intake vent on the top that channels a ton of air across the top of the head. The chin vents direct plenty of air through the helmet and across the visor to keep fog under control. Two exhaust vents at the back pull hot air and moisture out.

In the interest of aerodynamics, the peak and chin bar of the Hornet are shorter and narrower than what you’d find on a true dirt helmet and as a result the Hornet is quieter and more stable at street speeds.

The Hornet is made with Shoei’s AIM+ shell and is very light for a Snell-approved dual sport helmet. The AIM+ shell is constructed using three layers of specially developed organic reinforcement materials and two outer layers of fiberglass for an extremely lightweight and strong composite.

Shoei Hornet DS Helmet

  • Semi-dual EPS liner ventilation system
  • 3D Max-Dry liner system
  • Fully removable and replaceable interior
  • Cheek pad channels for eyeglasses
  • Aerodynamic, wide visibility visor
  • AIM+ Shell Construction
  • 3 different helmet configurations: visor and shield, visor only, shield only
  • Four adjustable intake vents
  • Two adjustable exhaust vents
  • 4 shell sizes
  • Weight: 3 pounds, 7 ounces (size medium)
  • DOT and Snell M2010 certified


  • Available in sizes 2XS-XL

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