The new HJC DS-X1 dual-sport helmet gives the helmet company a good adventure rider helmet at a low price point.

With the continued growth of the dual/adventure/trail/enduro/scrambler sport segment, more specialized helmets have arrived. Now HJC introduces the DS-X1, “a do-it- all, quality adventure helmet at an accessible price. The DS-X1, designed for combined use in both on and offroad riding, adapts to different riding styles with three configurations: shield and visor, shield only, or visor only (goggle prepared).

“HJC’s 3D CAD sculpted Advanced Polycarbonate composite shell results in superior fit and comfort, designed for the maximum range of motion needed for the bold and rugged ride ahead.” The expansive eye-port allows maximum visibility and superior goggle fit. A secure seal is ensured with integrated lock tabs, a beveled bottom edge and optically correct, 3Dsculpted shape.

To prevent lift while riding at highway speeds, and increase ventilation with ram-air direction, the DS-X1 supports an aerodynamic and dual-function visor. “Ventilation is directed by a large, adjustable mouth vent and HJC’s Advanced Channeling System (ACS) for high volume ram-air intakes that flow and cool through internalchanneling and allow hot air to exit through the spoiler exhaust.”

The DS-X1’s Supercool Textile interior is moisture wicking, anti-bacterial treated, removable and washable. The new helmet is offered in four solid colors: silver, black, semi-flat black and white. It is also available in the Lander graphic, which comes in high-vis yellow or black and reflective silver for added visibility. The DS-X1 starts at $169.99, with breath deflector and chin curtain included. An optional cold weather breath box is available. Sizes XS-2XL. DOT approved.