Are X-Lite helmets any good?
X-Lite have a good reputation in safety; they are our 3rd best brand in terms of tested helmet safety – with both Grex and Nolan coming into the top 10 too, meaning they’ve arguably the best safety reputation around.
Where are X-Lite helmets made?
Like Nolan, X-lite helmets are made 100-percent in Italy, from raw materials to finished product, but unlike Nolan helmets which use Lexan polycarbonate shells, X-lite helmets use “multi-axial hybrid fabrics” (carbon fiber and aramid fiber) bonded with a thermosetting resin.
Does dropping a motorcycle helmet ruin it?
Dropping a helmet from a short height causes minor damage to your helmet. Major drops or an accident can damage the EPS liner of your helmet. Damage to the EPS liner, which absorbs the energy, can compromise the safety ability of your helmet.
What is the X-Lite x-1004?
The X-Lite X-1004 is the replacement of the old X-1003. It’s a composite fiber-shelled modular/flip-front helmet with an integral sun visor that’s dual-homologated, meaning it’s designed to be used with the chin guard up or down, like a full face helmet.
Why would you want an X-Lite?
Definitely want an X-Lite? The X-Lite X-1004 is the replacement of the old X-1003. It’s a composite fiber-shelled modular/flip-front helmet with an integral sun visor that’s dual-homologated, meaning it’s designed to be used with the chin guard up or down, like a full face helmet.
How safe are X-Lite helmets?
X-Lite helmets have an excellent reputation for safety. The X-Lite X-1004 hasn’t yet been safety tested by SHARP, but of the ten helmets tested so far, they’ve never scored below four stars (out of five) which is an amazing score! Which means of course, the X-Lite X-1004’s predecessors, the X-1002 and X-1003, both scored four stars at SHARP.
What is the difference between the x-1003 and X-1004?
The old X-1003 was a great helmet – a SHARP 4 star safety rated helmet (not Snell tested ) at a reasonable cost that packed in a host of useful features. On the surface, this new X-1004 seems to offer the same range of features but its price has rocketed.