Review: HJC FG-17 Flutura Helmet

Aug 17, 2015 View Comments by

Review: HJC FG-17 Flutura HelmetAn Affordable Full-Face with Great Graphics –

For those in the market for a helmet with a more feminine aesthetic, HJC’s FG-17 Flutura comes in several colors and patterns that will appeal to women riders. The FG-17 is also available in solid colors and more masculine designs, so there’s a style for everyone.

The shell is a fiberglass composite that HJC makes in three different sizes (XS-S, M-L, and XL-3XL). It’s worth noting that the helmet has passed both DOT and Snell 2010 certifications, which is somewhat unusual for lids in this price range. Even with generously-sized top and rear exhaust vents and spoiler, the FG-17 manages to maintain a sleek and stylish profile. Those vents, along with the large chin air channel, are opened and closed with solid rocker panels that are easily worked with gloves. The volume of airflow is about average, if unimpressive, for a full face.

The FG-17 sports all the standard features we’ve come to expect from modern helmets. These include a removable and washable antibacterial liner (HJC calls it SilverCool), a quick-release visor, and a double D-ring chin strap. One nice touch is that the FG-17 is ready for the Pinlock anti-fog system with mounting posts on the inside of the face shield. It would be nice, however, if the Pinlock was actually included (it requires a separate purchase).

Overall fit and finish are excellent for a sub-$200 helmet. The paint and graphics look great, and all of the mechanical parts feel relatively sturdy. The liner material is soft and comfortable but firm enough to provide a snug and secure fit. One high-end addition is a locking snap closure for the faceshield that provides a tight seal to minimize air penetration (and noise).

Especially for its price point, the FG-17 is impressive with good performance, great looks, and nice quality. It’s available in a variety of graphics that appeal to both genders, which make this HJC stand out from the crowd. Though HJC lists the MSRP as $199.99, the FG-17 is available for a bit less at various outlets online.

HCJ FG-17
Colors:
Various
Sizes: XS-3XL
Price: $199.99
www.hjchelmets.com

 

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