£449.99 | www.feridax.com | 01384 413 841 | Tested by: Bruce Wilson, Deputy Editor Motorcycle Sport & Leisure magazine
I’ve been testing Shoei’s adventure lid relentlessly over the past four months – before this I had the original Hornet for a few years, but I’m already much more of a fan of the second generation product. Why? For lots of reasons, with the biggest draw being the visor detachment system; I ride a lot of green lanes, but I also do motocross. I wear goggles for the latter, whereas a visor’s my preference when there’s road miles to be ridden. The problem with the old lid, and on the rival Arai Tour X-4, is that you have to physically unscrew the peak and the visor system on those models, before bolting the peak back on separately once the visor’s removed. It takes forever, and each time you repeat the procedure, you risk damaging the slots of the soft plastic screws. Or losing them, for that matter. On the Hornet ADV you just pull down a retaining clip – like you would on all road-focused Shoei lids – and the visor pops off, with refitting proving just as easy.
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