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Heroine addict – Meet Hedon’s Latest Helmets

Posted on March 5, 2017 by Scott in Other. 16 comments

Don’t be fooled by the name. The latest helmet from British company Hedon might be called the ‘Heroine’, but this helmet is definitely made for both men and women. Off the back of their luxurious ‘Hedonist’ open face helmet, the gentlefolk from Hedon have launched this, their new creation. It’s a retro styled full faced helmet that definitely looks the part. The Heroine comes in two models; the Heroine Classic and the Racer. The Heroine Classic has been designed to be used with goggles or sunglasses, while the Heroine Racer has an integrated flip-up flat visor.

The Heroine has the same attention to detail that we have come to expect from Hedon. The helmet is lined in natural calf leather with Merlin anti-bacterial fabric and there’s not one stitch out of place. The exterior is made from a tough composite shell of fibreglass and carbon fibre.

The good news is the helmets are DOT certified for the USA, and also meet the strict ECE 2205 – making them road legal for use in Europe. As the saying goes, ‘you get what you pay for’ and these premium helmets don’t come cheap, starting at around £499 ($US625) – but  then again you are getting the Rolls Royce in brain buckets. If you’ve got a Rolls Royce brain, you might consider getting one.

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  • Jack Eero Burrows

    After all we’ve seen for the throw back of a vintage full face helmet, this is it? Perhaps Hedon should hire Jerome Coste, I hear he is looking for work.

    • Larry Kahn

      Love my Bell Bullitt, favorite ever since 1968. No claustrophobia, but full coverage.

  • TruthBringer

    Oh, so like a Biltwell Gringo for 3x the price. Pffff.

    • Benji

      Accept its actually safety tested and certified, and about 100x better construction.

      The test standard used by Biltwell is a self-certifying “honor” system that also doesn’t cover frontal impacts at all. An ex-girlfriend and a riding buddy of mine both had the chin bars of those pieces of shit break off in relatively minor crashes. The later of which lost most of his face, nearly died and now has a fake lower jaw.

      But fuck it, Hipsters still go out and buy 3/4 lids in droves despite the fact the the majority of motorcycle crash hits to the head happen to the face area. That cool beard will look pretty silly when half of it wont grow through the wrinkly avocado that is the remaining bit of their faces.

    • Jmac60

      Agreed. I have the Gringo S. Nice lid. See no reason to pay 3x as much for some trendy wannabe.

      • Bob

        Safer shell, better interior, quality materials, anti fog visor, ventilation. Higher testing standards. The list goes on, after seeing them in the flesh I can see why they cost more. Because you get what you pay for!

        • Jmac60

          I generally agree that you get what you pay for. The Biltwell is not a great helmet and I would not wear it on a long ride. However, I would not wear the Hedon either. I’d opt for something like my Arai Defiant. But in regards of getting what you pay for, the HJC CL17 is $150 and both DOT and Snell certified, and it’s a darn good helmet. Not quite as cushy and comfy as my Arai or Shoei, but for less than 1/3 the price…..Darn good. P.S. I like helmets like women like shoes.

    • Hudsonhenry

      Comparing a Biltwell Gringo with the Hedon Heroine is like comparing chalk to cheese. As has been said, the Biltwell is self certified and not tested for frontal impact so potentially leaves you as venerable as you would be with an open face. They are put together with cheap materials and I find mine noisy and sweaty on a hot day. I only use it when I’m going somewhere like the gym, I can put it down and be pretty sure that nobody will steal it.

      I had a look at the Heroine at their launch at the Bike Shed in London and it is as beautifully put together as their open face helmets. The quality, fit and finish is outstanding (I now have one on order). If you are going to compare it with anything, then compare it with a Jerome Coste era Ruby Castel, the non visor Heroine is more than comparable in quality at less than half the price of the Castel (so a bargain in comparison). I find the Castel a bit to ’try hard’ where as the Heroine is understated cool.

  • A helmet so expensive and no ventilation at all??!!!
    Come on guys, you can retain the sleek look but add some modern comfort features for the shake of the ride, if you want to justify its price.

    • The Puffin

      I bet that visor lets in plenty of air!

      • Bob

        The vents are above the visor.

    • guvnor67


  • The Puffin

    I have a Hedon open face with a bubble visor and I love the fit and the all round vision.

    I just picked up a Premier full face in a similar style to this new Hedon hat that also looks good and fits well….for £109.

    The odd thing about the Premier is that being classic style I expected reduced visibility. In actual fact I have a better view than from my modern full face helmets.

  • Heggs

    ECE 2205 can also be used in Australia:

    Each state department website will also back this up.

    • guvnor67

      Oooh, that’s good to know! Ta, I’m goin shopping!

  • Fast2Furious

    Humorous play on words because nothing’s quite as funny as IV drug use.