HJC introduces new CL-16 helmet

One of the first helmets to receive Snell 2010 Approval

By Kevin Duke, Oct. 01, 2009, Photography by HJC Helmets
The Snell Foundation has significantly revised its helmet standards for 2010, and HJC's new CL-16 is one of the first lids on the market that achieves this certification.

HJC says the polycarbonate-composite CL-16 is 100 grams (3.5 ounces) lighter than the model it replaces, and new multi-layer foam padding offers improved fit and the moisture-wicking qualities of a “SpeedCool” interior fabric.

Best of all, prices for the new CL begin at just $129.99 for solid colors. Metallics ($134.99), a matte-black “Rubbertone” ($134.99), and graphics versions cost slightly more, peaking at $144.99.

The new CL-16 from HJC retails for just $139.99 for Hellion graphic shown here.

Despite the modest buy-in price, the CL has plenty of nice features. The RapidFire Shield Replacement System provides easy, tool-less shield removal and installation, and the “ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System was developed in HJC's own wind tunnel for optimum airflow. Each CL-16 comes with a faceshield that blocks 95% of UV rays and has an anti-scratch coating.  As a bonus, the shield comes with a Pinlock anti-fog insert.

The CL-16 is available in sizes from XS to XXXL and should be in dealers later this month. For more information visit HJCHelmets.com.

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