HJC IS-Max 2 Style Helmet
Great Helmet and Great Value!
Was looking for a module helmet that fit great and wasn't too heavy. This helmet gave me both! I'm very happy with this helmet.
Its very light and also very quiet! I use Sena 20s with it and everyone I talk to with it can't believe I'm riding down the road! I also bought the pinlock because in the past I had a problem fogging up full face helmets. The Pinlock basically eliminated this problem! I also bought the chin curtain to help cutdown on excess noise and it really works great!
Overall I have had many helmets and I would rate this one as the best!
July 14, 2016
Great helment with nice features
Great helmet fits snug at first but breaks in quickly. Cool morning rides with shield fully down will fog slightly. When sun is low in sky and inner shield is down the tinting could be a little darker. The opening and closing works easily even with gloves on. Venting is good with enough air on the warm summer days in the northeast .Modular versatility is great.
July 1, 2016
Stylish helmet with minor drawbacks
First of all, I love the styling of my HJC IS Max II. I have the matte black finish and it looks amazing. I get lots of compliments on it.
The internal shield has nice functionality. The adjustment lever is on the top of the helmet towards the back, which seemed kind of strange at first, but not now. It's out of the way from the wind and I like where it is.
The helmet isn't super quiet. In fact, the first time I wore it there was some whistling. That went away quickly though.
The button on the chin strap isn't very easy to manage with gloves on. It seems kind of small and it rests on top of the D rings, which makes it a little unbalanced. Not too bad though.
It's a good solid modular helmet that looks great. Overall I am satisfied with my purchase.
July 19, 2016
As modular helmets go this helmet packs almost all of the features you'll want.
I picked up mine with the optional chin curtain since noise is becoming a concern, with the chin curtain in the noise level is quite dampened in all the right ways, but ventilation suffers for it. without the chin curtain in the helmet expresses the typical modular helmet sound profile and good forward ventilation. moving up to the visor, I can say on my sport bike and sport touring bike that i have a good range of forward (upper eyeport) visibility. The shield snaps down into closed with a positive click and seals very well. the internal sunvisor has 3 positions I find with my facial features that i use the very first lock otherwise it can come in contact with my nose (hey HJC can you make a gradient visor?).
ventilation seems good for this price point as does weight.
the shell is a nice gloss black but the gloss seems shallow, in previous modulars I've experienced a loosening of chin bar fasteners but I haven't run into that with this helmet yet.
overall i like the helmet and i can recommend the helmet (i'll be upgrading my wife to the same model in fact)
July 19, 2016
awesome helmet for price
This helmet is awesome for the price and features you get. It is amazingly comfortable, and the retractable sun shield is awesome. The only this I can say that could use some improvement is better vents, but that does not take away from the rating for me
June 28, 2016
HJC IS(NOT) MAX 2: DON'T BUY IT. BAD QUALITY BUILD AND CHIN GUARD PIVOT SCREW CAME OFF BY ITSELF
Yes, you heard it right. This helmet can't even help itself so I don't think it can help you!!! Its parts come off by itself. Do your head and your wallet a favor and don't buy it. You will spend $200 for something that will hopefully just be trash very soon, if not becomes the reason of your death!
I got my helmet about 2-3 months ago and because I am very busy running an engineering firm in DC, I can't ride much. Also I am a motorcyclist with 20 years of experience and I know how to handle equipment. I wore this helmet for about 1000-1200 miles. It is cheaply built, very plasticky but at first felt ok. Until its pivot point screw fell by itself and I was stuck far away from home with a faulty helmet. It can happen to you too. You can believe how fun it can be!!! Check the photos:
June 28, 2016
Overall a good helmet
So overall I enjoy this helmet. It is not very noisy, it fit very well and the sun visor and pinlock option were excellent. The only issue I have is the quality. I have had to remove the inside padding about 6 times to install a Bluetooth setup. On one of the 2 helmets I purchased the glue has started to fail on the plastic piece in which the padding clips in to. While it has not been a catastrophic failure yet it is only a matter of time before it comes completely off and I will have to reglue it. Given that the padding was designed to be removed and I have not done so excessively I would have expected maybe a better glue or it is possible that the one side was not done properly. Outside of all this I like the helmet as the padding issue does not affect the function. I only wish they would have made the sun visor with a pinlock option. While it is great having no fog on the main shield, it does no good when using the sun visor and it is all fogged up.
June 28, 2016
Exactly what I was looking for
I am really glad this helmet was the one I bought, it is stylish and fits well and even with bugs and rain hitting it all the time. It still cleans up quick and easy. The modular system on it is comfertable and ergonomic as well it is reliable I have never had it fall well I'm riding or pop loose, very reliable.
As a testament to the revzilla service team, my helmet had a factory defect when I got it. Revzilla couldn't have stopped it there was one screw bouncing in the helmet. I sent it in and in two days I had a new helmet that perfect at no additional cost or hassle to me.
If your thinking of getting a modular helmet with it spending upwards of 300 dollars, stop looking this one is it.
June 28, 2016