HJC RPHA 10 Ben Spies III Replica Helmet
Great helmet, bang for the buck BUCK not for people with glasses
I started wearing cheap helmets when I first started riding about three years ago, I was wearing a HJC r2, it was good. Then to a bell helmet, better. Sold all of them and got myself an Arai vector 2 on close out. WHAT a DIFFERENCE !!...wrote that since then for 2 years and I ordered this HJC RPHA Ben Spies helmet....love the number 11... Very well made.. I have to say for that north of 300, 350 range ... I actually expect this helmet to be made in Europe or Japan but it's made in Korea. Love Koreans, my wife is Korean, nothing against them but I would hope like some agv made in Italy, arai and shoei made in Japan.
Tried it on few nights ago when it was about 45 degrees out. Immediately when I was breathing, the breath guard would bounce my breath off to my glasses and fog right up. It was pretty hard to ride with the helmet. Why did it do that ? I took the cheek pads off my arai for cleaning and they weren't dry yet. So the next day, I took the breath guard out and it wasn't fogging up as bad, I have yet to take the chip curtain off because the arai has no breath guard and chin guard. I'm wondering if those are the factor.
To get no wind on your face, you HAVE to snap the center closure to get no wind. Leave it unsnapped, you will get a little air, I guess for venting.
The finish isn't that impressive compare to my vector 2 or my agv gp tech simonicelli. It just doesn't have the WOW factor
Last of all, I am Asian I have a rounder head, HJC fits perfect, my head is 23 inches, I wear a large and large in arai, agv and this one as well. And yes, this helmet loves the tuck more than the vector 2 which is more street.
By the way, Revzilla price matched me when an another site had it for a little cheaper.....four paws up Revz
DOnt wear the size helmet guys !! Stay snug and ride safe
PEACE !!!...... I know I talked too much.....
November 10, 2014
Great helmet for the price. Great customer service from Revzilla on a price match.
I came from an AGV K3 so to me this helmet was a major improvement. The fit was slightly smaller than the K3 but I expect it to wear in a bit.
Some info on the Ben Spies III helmet that you may not be able to tell from the pictures. The Red fades to a Paramac Ducati orange and the black and blue colors have metallic flakes in them.
October 14, 2014
really great helmet for the price.
Was just at California Superbike school CODE race.
Much more comfortable than my old CS-R2, especially at track when constantly putting it on and removing it.
A lot lighter also. Great vision and the airflow. lower sound levels as well.
November 3, 2014
Top notch helmet
This is my second helmet from HJC and I love it. Great bang for the buck. It's super light, very comfortable, great vision, and the inbox pin-lock is a big bonus. Fits nice and snug like a race helmet is supposed to. Air flow sitting up isn't great, but as soon as you bring it in to a tuck you can feel it REALLY start to pull air through. Picked it up in the Spies III graphic and it looks spectacular. If you haven't seen it in person, the color scheme is a fade from red along the forehead to a high-vis orange on the crown which is hard to tell in the pictures and could come to some as a surprise. Overall, a fantastic helmet that's worth a good look.
August 18, 2014
I've worn this helmet a bunch of times now.
Long rides, short rides.
At times it's so uncomfortable that I have to pull over and readjust my head.
And other times it's fine.
I have my sena 20s hooked up to it.
Without the chin protector no one can hear me on the phone or intercom. With it on its super quiet.
Wish it had cut outs like the shoei for Bluetooth systems.
September 15, 2014
Excellent Helmet! Crash Tested!
This helmet is super comfy and sports a similar fit and feel to the Shoei RF1100. Has excellent FOV and ventilation. A lightweight helmet that is meant to be for race or aggressive street applications. Love this helmet.
I crashed in this helmet at the track doing about 50mph +- 5MPH. I went down on my right side, landing shoulder, then back of the head first. I remember my first thought at impact, it was, daaaang, that was really soft. Thats how comfortable yet protective this helmet is. There is no question about the quality of this helmet. I wouldnt hesitate to buy this helmet again. HJC knocked this helmet design out the park. Its a race helmet with all the perks at an excellent price point to match.
September 10, 2014
I love this helmet. I was in the market for a new helmet when I purchased my 3rd bike this summer and my uncle recommended me this one. It is very easy to change the face shields out on so you can have numerous ones depending on the weather. The helmet is also very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
September 8, 2014
Great product, great price and great service
This is my first HJC as I've been almost exclusively an Arai guy for the latter part of my 40+ year riding life. I tried an RPHA in the store and was amazed at the quality of fit and comfort as well as the overall quality of the product. The lightness of the helmet was also an attraction.
As far as the great price and service comment goes, I had already ordered my helmet from Revzilla (and it had already been shipped) when I received an email from a competitor that the very same helmet was in stock and in my size for an even better price than Revzilla's. I called Revzilla customer service and was given a refund to match the competitor's price, no problem. This is all I could ask of a retailer and I'll be back because of that excellent service.
FYI: I usually fit a large Arai but the medium RPHA fit perfectly.
July 21, 2014