AFX FX-90 Helmet

While the latest rage with full-face helmets seems to be incorporating expensive electronics, internal sunscreens, and fancy, wind-tunnel-tested vents, there is still a huge market for your basic, DOT-approved, inexpensive full-face helmet. AFX’s FX-90 speaks to this audience. The FX-90’s shell is made of an aerodynamic composite poly alloy, and the large helmet weighs in at only 3 pounds. The hypoallergenic, removable interior lining and cheek pads are made of plush, washable nylon. Venting is well-placed and effective, my favorite being the closable chin vent, which, along with the removable breath guard, helps keep shield fogging in check.

The four-stepped clear shield is optically correct, scratch-resistant, and protects against UV rays. Tinted shields are available and replacing them takes less than a minute with no tools.


The FX-90’s thin shell and ample room for speakers made the installation of my Interphone communication system easy. Unfortunately, I was told that the wind noise coming from the microphone, which rests behind the chin, was too loud. Surprising, since I didn’t notice an unusual amount of wind noise.

Sliding the vent covers over is simple even with the thickest gloves on.

The artistic side of me appreciates the quality of the graphics on the silver multi that I chose. The black and white AFX logo becomes part of the design instead of jumping off of it like a 3-D billboard. The Pearl White base has a sparkly undertone, while the thin silver pinstripes that outline most of the graphic elements give the design its real flair. If this design doesn’t suit you, however, the FX-90 is available in a number of other graphics and colors, including solids. Sizes range from XS to 2XL.

The lightweight nature, comfortable fit, and low price point secures the FX-90’s place as a real winner in the full-face helmet market. RBTricia Szulewski

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