New LS2 X-Force motorcycle helmet makes off-road history

The new LS2 X-Force motorcycle helmet has made history as the first off-road helmet to reach a new homologation standard

LS2 X-Force

LS2 has made a little bit of off-road history with the new LS2 X-Force motorcycle helmet, which has become the first helmet to meet FIM-2 homologation standards.

FIM-2 is the new standard for off-road competitions, including motocross, enduro, speedway, and cross-country, and the X-Force is the first helmet to meet this standard. It is also ECE 22.06-homologated, meaning it can be worn while riding on the road.

On the outside, the X-Force features a carbon shell which helps it achieve a weight of 1.2kg.  A choice of shatterproof or vertically adjustable peaks is also included (both come as standard), and multiple intakes in the top of the shell pull in air to be channelled through the helmet’s EPS liner and then out through the rear exhaust vents.

What LS2 calls a “Hydration Kit” is also featured, allowing the wearer to keep fluids on board.

Inside, perforated sponge foam combines with a full mesh fabric liner to remove heat and moisture, and the liner is removable and washable.

Fastened by a double D-ring, the X-Force also features an emergency release system (ERS) to allow first responders to safely remove the cheek pads.

The LS2 X-Force is available to order now in sizes XS-2XL, which are split over four different shell sizes and will come in three colour choices. The first is a simple carbon black, and then there are three graphic options.

The solid black colour retails for £299.99, while the graphic designs add £20 to that, giving a price of £319.99.