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The HJC TR-1 is a budget-priced full face polycarbonate crash helmet. It has a few interesting features such as an integrated sun shield and quick release visor system.
Unfortunately, the TR-1 scored a lowly 2 star rating (out of 5) by the crash helmet safety testing guys at SHARP- specifically the helmet failed to give adequate protection on side impacts. Because there are far superior-scoring helmets in the same price range with very similar (or better) features, we’ve not taken the review any further and suggest you check out the helmets below to find a helmet that’ll protect your head better in an accident. As we always say, if you’ve gotta wear a helmet, you might as well wear one that’ll protect your head! Click the following links for more information about the SHARP crash helmet testing scheme.
Looking to buy an HJC?
We recommend either Sportsbikeshop (UK) for amazing customer service, free delivery and competitive prices (including price match) or Motoin (Germany) for a great range and good € prices. Please click for more info on our recommended retailers or click either link to jump to their HJC helmets pages to see their full range and latest deals.
So which crash helmet should I buy?
For a similar price to the TR1, you should check out the HJC IS-17. This is also a full face helmet with an integral sun visor, but the IS17 scored a maximum 5/5 SHARP rating too. It’s a cracking helmet and scores highly in pretty well every respect so well worth having a look. If you’d consider a flip-up, we also recommend the Caberg Duke, another 5 star rated helmet with a sun visor and this time with a Pinlock antifog included. If you’re after something that’s a little more up-market, then the Shoei NXR scores well across the board, with a commendable 4 stars for safety. It’s a notch up in build quality too. Any of these helmets should give you great service and happy in the knowledge that your noggin’s safe.
Or you could look down our top 10 helmets 2015 list to see our overall winners regardless of helmet type – or look here if safety is your main criteria for buying a new helmet. Visit our homepage for our crash helmet buying guides and lots of other links to useful helmet information around the site.
Best place to buy an HJC crash helmet?
If you want piece of mind when you buy, we recommend you buy from Sportsbikeshop. They're based in the UK, have competitive prices and offer outstanding service (9.8/10 on Trustpilot, 4.5/5 on Facebook) including 365 day refunds and free UK delivery.
Or take a look at Motoin. They're a German retailer with great feedback (4.9 out of 5 on Idealo and 4.86 on eTrustedshops at the time of writing) though if you're outside Germany there's a delivery charge so factor that in (see here for details).
Please click any picture below to visit their helmets pages. And if you buy from any, we get a small sum from the sale at no extra cost to you - a massive THANKS! (it's how we finance the site). Click here for more info on our recommended retailers.
More HJC crash helmet reviews/info?
Visit our HJC page to quickly browse all our HJC helmet reviews including all the latest safety-rated full face and modular/flip up helmets.