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HJC CL-17 Review

HJC CL-17 SilverThe HJC CL-17 helmet hits all the right spots, including the price! This DOT and SNELL approved helmet has all the features you would expect from an expensive helmet…except this helmet isn’t expensive!

The CL-17 is packed full of great features, including an advanced ventilation system, RapidFire Shield Replacement System and also comes in a whole host of colours and sizes that will suit just about everybody.

If you want a helmet that has all the features you can imagine but don’t want to pay top dollar, then the HJC CL-17 is the perfect choice.

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Things We Like

  • RapidFire Shield Replacement System provides ultra-quick and tool-less removal and installation of the face shield
  • ACS (Advanced Channeling Ventilation System) provides full front to back airflow which flushes heat and humidity up and out
  • Meets or exceeds DOT and SNELL 2010 Standards


HJC CL-17 Full Face Helmet Review

Safety

The HJC CL-17 is both DOT and SNELL approved, meeting the highest safety standards.

Noise

The one and only downside to the CL-17 is the noise control. With 10 different vents in this helmet keeping you cool, its no surprise that the noise control is an issue. However, if you look past this their are really no other flaws with the helmet.

Ventilation

The HJC CL-17 boasts 10 vents and an ACS ventilation system to keep it cool. However, because of the large number of vents some people have found the helmet rather noisy.

Weight

The CL-17 weighs 3.91 lbs.

Shell & Liner

The shell comes in a variety of different colours, most of which can be seen below.

The CL-17 has a polycarbonate composite shell that is lined with dual density EPS liner which meets SNELL approval. Liner has grooves for glasses while the snap configuration is the same across all different sizes, this makes cheek pads interchangeable.

Visor

A clear UV protection face shield comes attached to the helmet. The vents may create a fogging situation, however the CL-17 is Pinlock ready. RapidFire shield replacement allows you to switch out the visor if it does not meet your requirements.

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Pros
  • DOT and SNELL approved
  • Polycarbonate lightweight shell with duel EPS liner 10 vents
  • ACS Ventilation System UV protected face shield with Pinlock ready configuration
  • Super cool moisture-wicking antibacterial interior
  • Makes use of RapidFire face shield replacement technology that allows to change the visor quickly and without tools
  • Interchangeable cheek pads
  • Fairly low price
  • Available in multiple colours and sizes
Cons
  • Because of the 10 air vents, the helmet can seem quite noisy

Conclusion

The HJC CL-17 full face helmet is simply incredible when you consider the price tag. The features you get with the HJC CL-17 you would usually expect to be paying at least $200 dollars more for, however, we aren’t complaining!

This helmet has just about everything you could possibly want, it meets the very highest safety standards, the ventilation and liner is as good as you will find and you can get it in any size and various colours.

While the 10 vents which make up the ventilation on this helmet do mean it can be quite noisy, this is something we have been able to easily look past. Yes it’s true, it won’t be the quietest ride of your life, but considering the price and other features its not enough to put us off whatsoever.

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HJC CL-17 Review
The HJC CL-17 may not seem like a new helmet to those who are familiar with HJC's previous helmets. It draws heavily from their past helmets, taking their best features and putting them together in this, the CL-17. While it is fair to say the CL-17 is packed with great features, it does lack in noise control, however if you can see past this, you are looking at a great helmet at an absolute bargain price.
9.2 Total Score
Great Helmet At An Incredible Price

The HJC CL-17 may not seem like a new helmet to those who are familiar with HJC's previous helmets. It draws heavily from their past helmets, taking their best features and putting them together in this, the CL-17. While it is fair to say the CL-17 is packed with great features, it does lack in noise control, however if you can see past this, you are looking at a great helmet at an absolute bargain price.

9Editor's score
Safety
9
Noise
7.5
Shell & Liner
9
Ventilation
10
Visor
9.5
9.4User's score
Safety
10
Noise
8
Shell & Liner
10
Ventilation
10
Visor
9
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  1. Profile photo of admin Jason Lee July 11, 2016 at 12:26 pm
    4.7
    Safety
    100
    Noise
    80
    Shell & Liner
    100
    Ventilation
    100
    Visor
    90

    Great helmet, been using it for a few months now, even took it on a road trip across Europe….well France, Holland and Belgium anyway. No issues whatsoever.

    + PROS: My X-Large helmet fits perfectly, I have a good field of vision. Couldn't ask for much more.
    - CONS: Don't really have any negatives to be honest. Maybe make it available in more colors or patterns.
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