X-Lite X-1004 - one of the TOP 5 Flip-Up helmets in the market March 18, 2018 19:01


You can’t go wrong with X-1004 says MOTORRAD, a European motorcycle magazine that recently tested 12 flip-up helmets.

X-Lite X-1004 came in 3rd place overall, scoring very high in all of the test categories. It came in 2nd place in the Head Injury Criterion (HIC) which indicates the likelihood of head injury arising from an impact.

The tested helmet was the composite fibre shell version of the X-1004, but X-Lite also has an Ultra Carbon version of this helmet which likely could have scored even better in the test. 

Some of the features of the X-Lite X-1004 helmet include:

  • Easy to put on and take off
  • Supreme fit, and comfort from having an enclosed head and luxurious lining
  • Spectacle suitability
  • Upper head ventilation
  • Very good aerodynamics
  • Simple visor changing mechanism
  • High impact damping values (HIC)
  • Premium quality and workmanship

An interesting fact to note is that the overall winner of the test had the worst average HIC value of all 12. Additionally, the composite version of the X-1004 was lighter than the winner and the Ultra Carbon version is even lighter. 

X-1004 comes with built-in sun visor and pinlock visor and P / J homologation (full face / open face helmet).

This helmet coupled with the N-Com X-Series communication system makes the X-1004 a reference-point flip-up helmet for the most demanding of motorbike tourists.