from the face and out the back of the
helmet. Each FG-X comes with a protective bag, owner’s manual and spare
The FG-X has an advanced
Kevlar and composite fiberglass
matrix shell for light weight, superior
fit and comfort, and is made using
CAD technology. The shell liner
and cheek liners are removable and
made of SilverCool material, which
wicks away moisture and remains
odor-free, thanks to silver anti-bacterial
fabric. Channels in the shell and foam
liner provide cooling airflow, and the
visor fasteners are aluminum and plastic. The eyeport and base gaskets are
rubberized plastic, and the rear sweeps
back for use with a neck protector.
Metal mesh keeps debris out of the
nose vent and top and rear ports.
WHAT IT IS:
HJC’s new FG-X off-road helmet
is an advanced skid lid with an economical price. The FG-X comes in three
styles: Driven (tribal black and white),
Hammer (white, yellow or gray with
graphics) and Talon (red, blue, green,
orange or gray with graphics). The FG-X
also comes in solid white, black or
gray. Sizes range from XS–XXL, and the
composite-shell helmet meets DOT and
SNELL standards—all for $199.99.
WHAT YOU GET:
The FG-X is a full-coverage, off-road
helmet with an adjustable visor and
attractive and aggressive design. HJC’s
ACS (Advanced Channeling ventilation
System) uses large front and rear vents
for cooling and wicking airflow, and the
eyeport is also oversized for maximum
vision and optimum goggle fit. The interior liner aids in wicking moisture away
The FG-X fits as it should and is
comfortable to wear for long periods of
time. Large goggles, like the Scott
89/OTG, fit the eyeport well,
and a ridge in the back helps
position the goggle strap cor-
rectly. The cheek pads are rather large
and do a good job of keeping the FG-X
in position on your head. Ventilation
and cooling are good enough for most
riding conditions (except extremely hot),
and the visor is long enough to keep
sun and roost out. The FG-X is a good-
looking piece as well.
HJC has produced a comfortable
helmet with some high-end features
at a very good price, and it comes in
many styles to please various tastes
and match a wide variety of machines.
It’s a fairly light helmet (the XL FG-X
Talon MC1 weighs 3. 55 pounds), and
the SilverCool liner does a good job of
wicking away sweat and fighting odors.
The inner liners have graphics too, so
the FG-X is big on style. ❑
HJC FG-X HELMET CONTACT: See www.hjchelmets.com or your local dealer.
sports a lot of
and a DOT/SNELL
certification for $199.99. It’ll
look good with your Honda,
Polaris RZR, Can-Am or any
other red machine.
The cooling vents aren’t that large, but they do a
good job in all but the hottest riding conditions. The
visor and shell blend well.