HJC RPHA 10 Evoke Helmet
I started ridding motorcycles about two weeks ago and picked the RPHA 10 as my first helmet. All of the reviews were awesome and the fact that it was DOT AND SNELL certified only made it more convincing. Three days after getting the helmet I was riding at night going 35-40mph coming to a soft turn with the recommended speed being 30mph. The front of the bike started to slip and in an effort to get it back up I pull to the other side but there was a median and it didn't allow me the space that I needed to prevent a fall. The from tire hit the median and sent me flying side ways. I credit the helmet and it's incredibly comforting interior that all I had was a small neck strain. According to other riders that were with me I landed right on the left temporal region of my head. The helmet performed excellent. It's supper comfortable inside, the field of vision is good, noise level is acceptable, air flow is pretty good and overall an awesome helmet. I will take a couple of points off for two things: 1. The lack of wow! effect of the graphics. Was not impressed. 2. The shield will fog in cold temperatures around mid 50's and that's not too cold. You will need an insert in order to remedy that. A PLUS!!! And this is a big one... I was able to fit my sun glasses with the helmet on and it did not created any pressure points and made the helmet uncomfortable. Overall, because of its performance in the real world of motorcycle and crashing I can recommend this helmet and will buy another one for myself. Ps. My girlfriend ones one, I own one, and a couple of bodies one this helmet. Everyone agrees it is premium and well made.
February 9, 2015
This is a great helmet
This is a grat helmet. It is my first high end race and street helmet and love it so far. I would highly recommend this helmet to anyone. Great price for all the futures. And revzilla was great with the price match.
March 23, 2015
Good deal, great helmet!
I am a HJC guy. Have worn their AC-12 Carbon since 2006 and it has been simply the best helmet I have ever worn. From RT66 to Patagonia and South Africa, it has always been ready to explore and enjoy. Can't get liner parts anymore, so decided to go with the top of the line RPHA. LOVE it! As always, fit is perfect from the start with no hot spots. Lighter that I expected And the icing on the cake...got it on sale and saved 1/2.
February 3, 2015
I bought this helmet on a close out deal. The helmet has a good quality latch on the windscreen and has a tight seal. Comparing this helmet with my others, this thing is light! Thoufh I haven't crashed in it, I still believe it's a quality helmet
March 16, 2015
Great Helmet for the Price - Fits like a Racing Helmet
I have always bought cheap helmets. I never had much money and just wanted something to protect me. No bells, no whistles, no graphics, no big bill.
I graduated college and got a full time job, so I am still cheap, but I have money to spend on things I think are important. This helmet was a great step up from the cheap AFX models I have used previously. Much quieter, much better looking, much more fitted, many features.
The fit is not something I would necessarily love to wear everyday and on long rides, however. it is very snug, and the cheek pads definitely fit tight. I wear medium in pretty much every helmet. I think this one will wear in, and become a perfect fit, I wore it on the couch while watching TV for about two hours to make sure I wouldn't get a headache or want to return it. Riding is a good experience. The pin-lock system is great, and the noise is low.
Air flow is not great, but I've always heard you trade off between protection and temperature, that seems to apply here as well.
I would probably buy another one if I lost, crashed, or had this one stolen, but I would also be tempted to see what else is out there.
March 10, 2015
Great helmet for the price
I have always looked the other way when it comes to HJC helmets.. this one though, is not like the others. The material inside of the helmet is very soft making for a comfortable fit. The vents on top of the helmet provide tons of air flow. The chin vent however is lacking a little. It is still functional, however. Visor gives a satisfying click and seal when fully shut. Added pinlock is a plus, especially when you look at the price of this helmet. The chin curtain is perfectly sized for me, large enough that it will stop too much air from flowing in yet still easy to get it on, and vents adequately. Also, you get a free pair of gloves in the box with it! (definitely not the best quality gloves, but a sufficient emergency pair with some hard plastic knuckles). This helmet will fit an intermediate oval shaped head well. If you have a thinner head, it may feel a little loose no matter the size. It looks a little smaller exterior shell-wise compared to other similarly priced helmets.
All in all I would say it is money well spent, and I trust it to protect my brain. Do recommend!
March 7, 2015
A great helmet with few downsides
I've only been using the helmet for 3 months but so far it's performing well. The only real problem I've had is visibility when the pinlock is fitted to the clear visor. Because I use this for racing and spend a lot of time crouching & looking through the top of the visor the line at the top of the pinlock cuts the visibility a little. I've never had it fog up so maybe that's a small price to pay
February 25, 2015
Great trackday helmet.
Bought this helmet mostly for track days. Great air flow easy to check behind you going at speed on track. Not moving, you can easily fog up your windshield when closed. Would definitely recommend a anti-fog windshield, it is better if you take the chin curtain off. Overall great track day helmet and stunning looks.
February 23, 2015