CMS D-Jet Helmet
First Look: CMS D-Jet Motorcycle Helmet
by Rick for webBikeWorld.com
Motocross Helmet | Owner Comments (Below)
UPDATE: February 2009 - CMS has now
released a woman's version of the D-Jet with some nice
graphics and new "Mutant" graphics for the XR-7
motocross helmet (see
It's been a while since we reviewed the
full-face helmet, one of the lightest full-face helmets
we've ever worn. CMS is a fairly well known name
in Europe -- the helmets are manufactured in Portugal --
but they're not well known in the North American market,
and that's a shame.
The company seems to turn out some very nice product
-- take a look at these photos of the CMS D-Jet "jet"
styled helmet, and I hope you can see the level of
quality, fit and finish. The helmet is flawless,
and it looks great.
Unfortunately, they sent us two mediums; a size
medium D-Jet shown here and also a size medium in one of
the new CMS
motocross helmets (First Look). We have
several evaluators who will fit an XS or a size large or
a size XL, but no medium sized
heads, so we haven't been able to run a full
webBikeWorld evaluation on these helmets, but everything
else about them seems first rate.
The North American importer and distributor,
Moto Authentics, has announced that the D-Jet and
the XR-7 will both be available some time this Spring,
and we hope to get one for a full review.
The size medium D-Jet shown here weighs 1134 grams (2
lbs., 8 oz.). It has a nice tan-colored liner that
feels like a soft flannel, and the black material on the
bottom of the neck roll feels like soft suede.
The finish and the graphics are beautifully applied
with no flaws that we can see. The surface finish
has a rubberized feel.
The vents also have a rubberized surface, and the top
vents and brow vent feel solid. The "jet" style
visor has 5 click detents and it feels solid.
The chin strap on this helmet uses the newer style
European "quick release" mechanism with a ratchet;
adjust it so that it's close to your neck size, and then
the ratcheting teeth built into the flexible plastic
tongue on the end of the chin strap will ratchet into
the mating half. Apparently, the North American
importer will fit either this system or a D-ring,
Pull down once on the nylon tab to release the
ratchet. There's no need for an extra button or
loop to hold the excess chin strap because there isn't
any with this method.
That's about all we know; here are some of the
details on the new D-Jet:
Safety: Meets ECE
22.05 and DOT standards
Sizes: XS to XXL
Anti-allergenic sanitized and anti-microbial DuPont
Vents: Two top
vents, single front vent. Rear air extractor
Chin Strap: Choice
- Double D-ring or Quick Release System
Visor: 2.2 mm
anti-reflective with "Hi-Definition Optical System"
Multi-element shock absorber system.
Double-density expanded polystyrene inner shell made
in-house at the CMS factory
Suggested Retail Price:
Approx. $150 USD
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Women's version of the CMS D-Jet helmet:
CMS D-Jet in "Rose" Blue
CMS D-Jet in "Rose" Pink
CMS D-Jet in "Rose" Red
CMS also released new
"Mutant" graphics in red and blue for their
XR-7 men's motocross helmet.
wBW First Look: CMS D-Jet Helmet
Retail Price: $150.00
|Colors: Black, Blue, Gray,
Graphics Sizes: Sizes XS - XXL
||Made In: Portugal
For reference, our ratings scale is subjective and ranges
from unacceptable to poor, good, very good, excellent and
Notes: Helmet provided by Moto Authentics for this
article. Publish Date: June 2008 See Also: wBW
CMS XR-7 Motocross Helmet
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