PRODUCT TEST: LS2 MX456E HELMET
Choosing a riding helmet is a process that should never be taken lightly. Proper head protection is important for all different riding styles. LS2 has a wide selection of helmets, whether you want a half- or full-face, off-road, or one for snow and cold-weather riding. We got in contact with LS2 to try out one of their newest off-road helmets, the MX456E, that retails for $189.95. Their lids offer great protection, are lightweight, ventilate well and come in many different styles.
COMFORT AND PROTECTION
When it comes to choosing a helmet, it is important to find one that is comfortable for hours of riding and offers great protection. The MX456E is light, weighing in at 3.2 pounds. LS2 achieved this by making the shell out of tri-composite fiberglass. They designed an air-pump system that allows you to adjust the cheek pads for a perfect fit. There is a thumb-operated pump on the inner chin area of the helmet. This allows you to fill or release air in the cheek pads to your desired fitment. The LS2 helmet has a removable inner liner that is washable, and their technical fiber material helps wick moisture to keep you dry and cool. It features large intake and exhaust ports designed in the shell for great ventilation. The MX456E has a wide eyeport to allow plenty of airflow and works with many different-sized goggles. The helmet is DOT and ECE approved, so you can trust that it went through serious testing to ensure it’s safe and protective. The shell allows the use of modern neck braces without being uncomfortable, and the visor is easy to adjust on the fly.
If you are looking for a nicely styled and safe helmet that won’t break your wallet, then LS2 MX456E is a great choice. With 10 color options to choose from, you can find one to match your style and riding gear. Our test rider had nothing but compliments about this helmet during testing. It kept him cool on hot days due to the large air ports and warm on the colder days by closing the ventilation ports. With a price of $189.95, you can add some protective style to your riding attire without overpaying. To order a new lid from LS2, give them a call at (888) 968-9888 or visit them at www. ls2helmets.us.