Whenever innocent blood is spilled, it’ll be my father’s blood… And you’ll find me there. A spirit of vengeance… Fighting fire with fire.
I am sure you got goosebumps when Johnny Blaze said this while looking at Roxanne in the movie Ghost Rider. Ghost Rider is an epic super-hero movie that told the story of Johnny Blaze, who was born in a world of motorcycle grease and cheering crowds. The story’s turning point was, “when Johnny was led to a spell of summoning Satan to save his dying father. But, in reality, Johnny was actually making a deal with Mephisto. From that point, the journey of the Ghost Rider began. A superhuman who has a motorcycle that travels faster than any normal vehicle and does impossible stunts with ease. No doubt, every motorcyclist is inspired by Ghost Rider and love to see him in action. Keeping that in mind, HJC as one of the leading helmet manufacturers finally launched the FG-17 Ghost Rider MARVEL series official licensed Motorcycle Helmet.
Other official MARVEL series helmets include Iron Man, Deadpool, Punisher, Marvel, Venom, Spider-Man, and many others. HJC’s FG-17 Ghost Rider Motorcycle helmet is available as a premium sports bike/street helmet. Moreover, the Ghost Rider helmet’s graphic design gives it an awesome look that you just can’t resist.
So, let’s transform into the Ghost Rider just like Johnny Blaze, except for the whole demonic form and separate identity.
This FG-17 Ghost Rider helmet is a perfect balance between features and fantasy. So, let’s not waste time and take a look at HJC’s FG-17 Ghost Rider Motorcycle Helmet Review to find out more about this helmet.
HJC FG-17 Ghost Rider Helmet Review
The HJC FG-17 Ghost Rider helmet gained popularity long before the MARVEL official licensed Ghost Rider graphic design. The FG-17 incorporates many specifications of HJC’s RPHA-10. But is a lot different than other series of HJC helmets, such as the CL and IS.
It has a beautiful, race-ready design and internal comfort that provides a superior fit to the rider that firmly fits the rider’s head.
Usually, helmet manufacturers either focus on quality or design. But, HJC is the company that makes the best helmets and is appreciated around the world for the features, protection level, and graphics.
That’s why HJC is considered “#1 in the world” among helmet manufacturer companies.
Shell Design & Protection Level
HJC’s FG-17 Ghost Rider motorcycle helmet is available in 3 different shell sizes, which all meet DOT and SNELL M2015 safety standards. The internal shape profile is an intermediate oval. This shape is considered Neutral and it matches the majority of head shapes. So, that’s a plus point.
Unlike other HJC helmets, the FG-17 Ghost Rider helmet has an Advanced Fiberglass Composite Shell, which is frequently used in racing helmets. On top of that, it is wind-tunnel tested and has excellent aerodynamic stability that reduces turbulence at high speeds.
Overall, we can say that you are getting the ultimate protection with FG-17 Ghost Rider’s advanced fiberglass composite shell, which is lightweight and provides maximum comfort and fit for the rider.
Face Shield and Visor
The HJC FG-17 Ghost Rider motorcycle helmet features the Optically superior Pinlock 100% Max Vision prepared HJ-20M Face Shield, which has a new 3D design, Anti-fog system, Scratch-resistant coating, and provides 95% protection from the sun’s UV rays.
The only downside is that the Pinlock 100% Max Vision insert lens is sold separately. Otherwise, you will have a maximum field of vision and can enjoy your ride for long durations even on hot, sunny days.
What’s common in all of the HJC helmets is the RapidFire 2 Shield Replacement System, which is a simple and secure shield ratchet system that provides ultra-quick and tool-less removal and installation. So, in the case of an accidental emergency, it won’t take long to remove the face shield from a rider’s face.
Before reviewing the ventilation system, first, let me describe how the ventilation works in HJC’s FG-17 Ghost Rider helmet.
The FG-17 Ghost Rider motorcycle helmet has top vents on the head and dual chin vents. The top vents are excellent for providing abundant airflow. In fact, with the rear exhaust vents, the HJC’s Advanced Channeling Ventilation System technology (AC-S) really does provide superior ventilation. The top vents are positioned to provide the best results for sport bike riders; they intake cool air, which passes around the rider’s head and then the exhaust vents pull the hot air from the helmet to maintain the airflow balance.
However, if you are in the touring position, it won’t be very effective. It may maintain the airflow but the noise level also increases substantially.
On the other hand, the dual chin-vents are a little disappointing. We expected quite a bit more from this part of the helmet. The air that passes through the chin vents doesn’t go to the chin bar. On the contrary, it is channeled along the top of the chin bar, which only helps to eliminate shield fogging.
So, overall, we can say that the top ventilation is better than the chin ventilation. So, don’t get your expectations too high for the chin vents ventilation.
Interior & Comfort Level
The FG-17 Ghost Rider helmet has an advanced SilverCool Interior, which is a moisture-wicking and silver anti-bacterial fabric that dissipates sweat two times faster than ordinary nylon fabric. Moreover, both cheek pads and the crown pad are removable, washable, and interchangeable throughout all FG-17 sizes with a custom fit functionality.
HJC FG-17 Ghost Rider Video Review
The HJC FG-17 Ghost Rider is a ‘Marvel-ous’ helmet that can compete with HJC’s CL and IS series and other helmet manufacturers in both features and price range. However, there are a few issues about ventilation and noise levels. But these issues can be substantially reduced by choosing the correct fit and size or selecting protective riding gear.
After all, a helmet is not the only source of noise level while riding. But the important thing is you can fulfill your superhero fantasy of the Ghost Rider by wearing a premium HJC helmet that also provides ultimate protection to the rider.
Nevertheless, the final decision, as always, is up to you.
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HJC FG-17 Ghost Rider Helmet
Pros: Excellent Protection, Superior Fit, Maximal field of vision, RapidFire 2 Shield Replacement System
Cons: Top Ventilation is not effective