Comment: I have worn this helmet only two times for about 60 minutes each ride, but the fit was spot on, comfortable from the first time worn. I had an HJC half helmet prior to this purchase -- really liked the drop down visor for added wind and sun protection. That feature prompted my purchase of this 'new and improved' version. The new vents are a good thing. I'll buy another one for my wife.
So, I guess the best way to begin, is to answer the two most obvious
questions first. The first one is: So, it’s called an IS-Cruiser. Does that mean
it’s for cruiser type motorcycles? Allow me to answer that question with a
question. Have you ever seen a motorcycle wearing a helmet?
Motorcycle helmets should
not be picked based on what style of motorcycle you ride, but rather with what
style you ride your motorcycle. This helmet is called the Cruiser because that’s
what it’s for, cruising,… chillin,… chillaxing,. It’s a half helmet. It’s for
taking it easy.
The next question will come from Harley riders who will ask: I have the same
helmet but it has the Harley logo on it. Did HJC steal this helmet design from
Harley? The answer is no. HJC makes Harley’s helmets. HJC simply wanted to offer
this popular helmet design to more riders, and not just non Harley folks, but
also Harley riders that prefer not to flash a ton of branding all over the
place. You’ll notice right away that the HJC logo on the front is very subtle,
in non-contrasting colors. The helmet is also only available in gloss or flat
black colors, so they’re definitely for the less flashy of us riders. If you’re
looking for more color options, check out the similar CS-2N helmet, also from
Let’s look at some of the features. The shell is made of polycarbonate and this
size large weighed in on our scales at a slight two point six five pounds. The
shell’s drop down shell design makes this helmet incredibly secure feeling
compared to more basic half helmet shapes. This helmet is incredibly
comfortable, and the size chart is accurate, so make sure you use it. My head
circumference calls for a large, and the fit is spot on. The IS-Cruiser is
available in sizes extra small thru double extra-large, but I think this helmet
is going to be really popular, so expect to see some larger
sizes in the future.
There are three features on this helmet that really set it apart from other
helmets of this style, in this price point. The first is ventilation. This
helmet has some. Most, like the IS-2, do not. As you pick up speed, a pocket of
low pressure forms behind the helmet that draws hot, moist air out of the vents.