"HORNET ADV", SUH-Sport Utility Helmet, New Category Created by SHOEI
The strength and functionality which enable a riding in a cross-country, and the stylishness and comfort which are necessary for a riding on road lightly are united, and HORNET ADV, Sport Utility Helmet, which realizes "the sporty riding in every scene" is born merging powerfulness and functionality required in cross country and stylishness and comfort essential for on road riding.
It was developed for sporty performance in any road or circumstance based on the concept of SUH.
Pursued improvement in every element without compromise, such as newly developed V-460 visor suitable for a riding in a cross-country, aerodynamic and ventilation performances which are essential for on road riding as well as usability is realized in HORNET ADV, a multipurpose helmet for sport riding.
Main Characteristics of Base Model HORNET ADV
Based on data from repeated wind tunnel experiments, V-460 visor exclusively for HORNET ADV is completed as a result of pursuing aerodynamic performance and functionality. Maintaining traditional functions of visor such as sun shading and a splash-guard, an innovated wedge shape with vent louvers passes an air rearward and restrains an air resistance without reducing sun shading performance, and furthermore, leads an air to air intake efficiently. It realizes high aerodynamic performance in a visor and minimizes a load on a rider. Not only performance but also functionality is pursued. Newly introduced quick release screw in both sides of a visor can be removed by rotating 90 degrees. A visor which can be removed easily without special tools enables smooth fixing or removing of a shield.
CNS-2 shield newly developed exclusively for HORNET ADV and injection molded using tough polycarbonate secures high rigidity. CNS-1 shield base is adopted abolishing traditionally used screws. Not only it enables easy fixing and removing of a shield by one touch but also its spring mechanism realizes close contact of a shield and a window beading to improve airtightness. A rib in the upper part of a shield improves rigidity of a shield and restrains twisting of a shield while it is opened or closed. Moreover, repeated studies of curvature of a shield realized clear vision without distortion.
Riders sometimes face severe conditions such as rain and low temperature etc. Securing a view in any conditions ensures a rider's safety. PINLOCK® EVO lens evolved from PINLOCK® lens in improved mist retardant performance is standardized with HORNET ADV. PINLOCK® EVO lens avoids fogging of a shield ensuring a more comfortable riding in various scenes.
Pursuit of an aerodynamic performance which influences a rider directly through repeated wind tunnel experiments and riding tests realized an aerodynamic shape of HORNET ADV. Not only a shape of a spoiler in a rear head area but also a wedge shaped V-460 visor improved aerodynamic performance of both shell and visor and secures a high stability even in a high speed riding and minimizes rider's fatigue. Moreover, for a dual sport full face model which essentially equips many parts such as a visor and a shield, a balance while riding is also important because it is directly related to a rider's burden. HORNET ADV is designed for an aerodynamic characteristic and fitting to enhance a light feeling in riding to the utmost level.
An air is efficiently introduced inside a helmet from air intakes on a center of a visor and forehead. By discharging a hot air inside a helmet from seven outlet holes of a top air outlet and a neck air outlet, riders can experience a comfortable and refreshing riding. Moreover, in order to improve absorption of an air, a nose area is designed different from that of conventional dual sport full face helmet abolishing a nose cover. Absorbing an air from lower air intake makes breathing easier in a hard riding scene, and it can prevent fogging of a shield by making air flow inside a shield.
The best fitting of a helmet is one of essential factors to realize a comfortable riding. HORNETADV introduces 3D interiors and gives comfortable fit and proper hold without adding thickness or tightness unnecessarily. For a surface material of interiors, "quup®"*, a material with high absorption and exhaustion of moisture is adopted in an area where absorption of seat is required, and a raised fabric is adopted in an area which rubs a skin while wearing or removing a helmet to realize a comfortable fit and comfort while wearing and removing.
Emergency Quick Release System
In an accident it is difficult for a third party to remove a helmet from a rider. Although impact-absorbing performance and comfort are essential for a helmet, it is also one of important functions of a helmet to support a relief work in such an emergency. E.Q.R.S. ,Emergency Quick Release System, developed by SHOEI makes removing of a helmet easy minimizing a load on a rider's neck