HJC IS-17 full-face helmet in the test

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HJC IS-17 full-face helmet in the test
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HJC IS-17 full-face helmet in the test

HJC IS-17 in the test
Comparison test full face helmets (MOTORRAD 9/2017)

4th place: In MOTORRAD 9/2017 10 full-face helmets up to 250 euros were tested, compared and rated. Here are the results of the HJC IS-17.

Klaus Herder


The full-face helmet HJC IS-17 is available in sizes XXS to XXL. Its helmet shell is made of polycarbonate. According to the manufacturer, it weighs 1600 grams in size L, we measured 1618 grams when reweighing.

The HJC IS-17 is fixed with a ratchet lock. The HJC IS-17 is available in the colors white, black metallic and matt black, 16 decor variants as well as the versions yellow (209.90 euros) and Iron Man (279.90 euros) are available.

The scope of delivery includes: air deflector, wind deflector on the chin, sun visor, helmet bag, Skipfog visor (enclosed).

The helmet is made in Vietnam, its ECE test mark E 1 comes from Germany. It costs 199.90 euros without decor and 239.90 euros with decor.

Replacement visors for the HJC IS-17 are available in the versions clear (45.95 euros), tinted (45.95 euros) and mirrored (55.95 euros).

Provider: HJC, Tel. 0 21 31/52 35 60, www.hjc-germany.de


€ 178.40 *buy from Amazon

* At the time of publication

It was positively noticed by the HJC IS-17

HJC IS-17 full-face helmet in the test

  • Very easy to put on and take off
  • well balanced
  • good to very good fit, head tightly enclosed, comfortable lining
  • good suitability for glasses
  • satisfactory aerodynamics (slight impulse when looking sideways)
  • effective ventilation at the top of the head
  • The visor seals absolutely draft-free
  • huge field of vision
  • good locking
  • very easy visor change
  • Sun visor covers very well
  • good to very good workmanship

Noticeable negatively on the HJC IS-17

HJC IS-17 full-face helmet in the test

  • Sun visor operation takes getting used to, no longer up-to-date (overhead)
  • Chin ventilation without noticeable function
  • Chin strap pad too short
  • Water ingress after 50 seconds through the visor seal

Measurements for the HJC IS-17

HJC IS-17 full-face helmet in the test

Graphic: Weber

HIC value of the HJC IS-17: 1346

  • Impact on sigma posts at 7.5 m / s, right side
    Acceleration in g: 205, HIC value: 1788
  • Impact on sigma posts at 5.5 m / s, left side
    Acceleration in g: 157, HIC value: 903
  • MOTORRAD HIC 1000 (mean of both premiums): 1346
  • Impact on the edge anvil with 7.5 m / s, chin part
    Acceleration in g: 489
    (does not count as part of the force is passed on to the chinstrap)

MOTORRAD conclusion on the HJC IS-17

In the 2013 mid-range helmet test, it was submitted for the HJC IS-17 “very good”, second place and for the “Buying tip”. The IS-17 is now a helmet oldie and no worse than it was back then (apart from the shock absorption values), but the other candidates have followed suit and have partly overtaken the HJC IS-17.

MOTORRAD verdict: good

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