IXS HX 444 full-face helmet in the test

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IXS HX 444 full-face helmet in the test
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IXS HX 444 full-face helmet in the test

IXS HX 444 in the test
Comparison test full face helmets (MOTORRAD 9/2017)

10th place: In MOTORRAD 9/2017 10 full-face helmets up to 250 euros were tested, compared and rated. Here are the results of the IXS HX 444.

Klaus Herder


The full-face helmet IXS HX 444 is available in sizes XS to XXL. Its helmet shell is made of fiberglass. According to the manufacturer, it weighs 1450 grams in size L, we measured 1528 grams when reweighing.

The IXS HX 444 is fixed with a ratchet lock. The IXS HX 444 is available in matt black, and 11 decors are also available.

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

The helmet is made in China, its ECE approval mark E 9 comes from Spain. It costs 199.95 euros without decor, 229.95 euros with decor, and 299.95 euros with carbon bowl.

Replacement visors for the IXS XS 44 are available in the versions clear (29.90 euros), tinted (29.90 euros) and mirrored (36.90 euros).

Provider: Hostettler, Tel. 0 76 31/1 80 40, www.ixs.com

IXS HX 444

€ 188.45 *buy from Amazon

* At the time of publication

A positive thing about the IXS HX 444

IXS HX 444 full-face helmet in the test

  • Relatively easy to put on and take off
  • satisfactory suitability for glasses
  • effective, easy-to-use overhead ventilation
  • simple sun visor operation
  • easy change of visor

Noticeable negatively on the IXS HX 444

IXS HX 444 full-face helmet in the test

  • Very inhomogeneous fit, loose and spongy, no defined fit
  • Chin strap hinged very far back, possibly pressing on the larynx
  • Chin strap pads too short and thin
  • The visor can only be closed completely with both hands
  • aerodynamically very unsatisfactory (wobbles and vibrates from 120 km / h, extreme lift)
  • very high noise level even at high speed on a country road
  • Chin ventilation ineffective
  • strong water ingress after 60 seconds over the visor seal

Measurements for the IXS HX 444

IXS HX 444 full-face helmet in the test

Graphic: Weber

HIC value of the IXS HX 444: 1421

  • Impact on sigma posts at 7.5 m / s, right side
    Acceleration in g: 229, HIC value: 1993
  • Impact on sigma posts at 5.5 m / s, left side
    Acceleration in g: 149, HIC value: 848
  • MOTORRAD HIC 1000 (mean of both premiums): 1421
  • Impact on the edge anvil with 7.5 m / s, chin part
    Acceleration in g: 452
    (does not count as part of the force is passed on to the chinstrap)

MOTORRAD conclusion on the IXS HX 444

Another representative from the “Does-no-longer-fit-in-the-time / price range” series. Fit, aerodynamics, acoustics – the IXS HX 444 scores points everywhere. The Chinese helmet is rather unsuitable for anything over the country road limit. Fiberglass shouldn’t be the only selling point.

MOTORRAD verdict: satisfactory

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