CMS XR-7 Helmet
First Look: CMS XR-7 Motorcycle Helmet
by Rick for webBikeWorld.com
CMS D-Jet Helmet | Owner Comments (Below)
Our experience with CMS Helmets has been very
positive. This small Portuguese company offers
high-quality helmets like the
full-face helmet we reviewed some time ago, which was one of the lightest full-face helmets
we've ever worn.
CMS is a fairly well known name
but they're not well known in the North American market,
and that's a shame. The helmets offer European
design, style and build quality at very competitive
They sent us one of their new XR-7 motocross helmets
shown here, along with their new
helmet (see our First Look), both in size medium.
Unfortunately, we have evaluators who take an XS, L
and XL, but no medium sized heads, so we haven't been
able to run a full webBikeWorld evaluation on these
helmets, but everything we can see indicates high
The North American importer and distributor,
Moto Authentics, has announced that the XR-7 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 XR-7 shown here weighs 1463 grams (3
lbs., 3-5/8 oz.). It has a different liner than
the D-Jet; the liner on the XR-7 is a very comfortable,
silvery smooth fabric, befitting its off-road purpose.
The helmet's padding seems nice and thick.
Just as we found on the D-Jet, the finish and the
paint on the XR-7 are beautifully applied
with no flaws that we can see. The surface finish
on this helmet is covered with a UV protective clear
The helmet has a straight-through chin vent and an
"always open" vent on top, along with two narrow brow
vents just above the eye port. There are three
exhaust vents out back, and the vent holes through the
EPS foam liner are large, so they should flow a large
amount of air.
The sun peak is attached with three plastic or nylon
screws and the peak seems very sturdy and it doesn't
The chin strap on the XR-7 uses D-rings and it has a
snap at the end to hold the excess length of strap.
The helmet should be available soon; Here are some of the
details on the new XR-7:
Safety: Meets ECE
22.05 and DOT standards.
Anti-allergenic and breathable liner.
color/graphics combinations, including Blue, Black,
White and Bargy Designs graphics.
chin vent and rear extractor CMS Air System
Chin Strap: Double D-ring.
elements shock absorber H-CSA CMS Shock Absorber
System. Special formula polystyrene SFP inner
shell with double density CMS-manufactured D-EPS.
Suggested Retail Price:
Approx. $184.00 USD
More: See the
Motorcycle Helmet FAQ |
Motorcycle Helmet Noise page |
Earplugs and Hearing
Protection page |
Motorcycle Helmet Weights page
wBW First Look: CMS XR-7 Helmet
See Also: wBW
CMS D-Jet Helmet
Retail Price: $184.00
|Colors: Ten color/graphics
combinations including Blue, Black, White and graphics. Bargy Designs
graphics Sizes: Sizes XS - XXL
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
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