HJC RPHA 10 Lorenzo Replica Helmet
Excellent bang for your buck
Comparable to my Arai in build quality, weight and comfort.
Only down side is the lack of air flow from the mouth vent. Air flow up top is excellent, but the mouth vent /breath guard aren't that great. Otherwise, it's definitely my favorite helmet.
July 20, 2015
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I'll start with the good:
This helmet is light, and comfortable! I found that air moves very well through the top and keeps my head cool. I love the pinlock ready face shield. And the Ben Spies graphic was WAY cool until it started chipping. Peripheral vision is great.
Now the not-so-good
I received this helmet as a gift for Christmas. It did not come from RevZilla (1st mistake#. After 3 months of sitting on the shelf, in the box until it was riding season, and 4 months of riding, I am NOT very impressed with this helmet. Right out of the box, I had to replace the chin curtain #yes the chin curtain! The cheapest replaceable piece that could have easily been caught when installed at the factory) because it wasn't sewn to the actually fastener and flapped around like a dog's tongue. HJC wouldn't replace it because I didn't have a receipt, and the store It was purchased from was out of business. the cheek pads are already so squished that the helmet is loose and wobbles on my head and it was fitted properly in the store. I inspect this lid after nearly every ride, and every day I find a new chip or scratch. My commute to work is LESS THAN A MILE, on well maintained roads, in LOW traffic. I don't hang it on the bike, I don't bang it into things, and I don't pick at it. While riding recently, the chin vent cover came off while I was opening it, bounced off the tank and is somewhere on the highway. The way it seems to be deteriorating, I'm not sure I trust it to protect my head, should I happen to come off the bike. For the pricing I would expect better shell durability.
Do I think this will happen to every HJC helmet? NO
Do I think there is a possibility that mine is a dud? YES.
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July 9, 2015
Great track helmet. Very good air flow, although doesn't feel good getting back in it after sweating for 20min.
July 27, 2015
Great air flow
Can really feel the air flow. Good fit and is very nice in the TX heat compared to my previous helmet.
July 13, 2015
Great value for money.
This is my second helmet after my shoei rf 1200 and this is just as good as the shoei, but the value for money I got from this makes it a better and a smarter investment. The graphics are appealing as well, as the color changes from blue, black and purple depending how the light hits the helmet. And it is SNELL and dot rated for the track and safety.
July 8, 2015
My helmet before this one was a bell qualifier, it was a sub $100 helmet, and was what I was wearing for a while. The noise level on the bell was so bad, it got no air inside the helmet, and it rattled around by just going 70 mph. I have a street triple so I thought that the noise level was supposed to be like that......then I bought the RPHA 10, I started laughing in my helmet on the highway about how quite this thing was, and how the wind did not shake the helmet around like my old bell did. Not to mention this helmet is so comfortable it was piratically night and day between my old bell, and to top it all off this thing looks amazing!
As you can see I am supporting the White Evoke graphic with a dark smoke windscreen, I can't describe how good this thing looks in the sun, and how the white shines off the sun. It turns heads everywhere. As far as the Evoke Graphic goes I was a little worried at first because I have always been a type of guy who goes for the solid colored helmet, and I was always afraid to get some crazy design, so I went ahead and purchased this helmet, and I'm glad that I did.
Overall the few things that worry me is the dials on top of the helmet, they seem pretty cheap so I'm gonna go ahead and just keep them opened, and prevent breaking them. Also I wish they stuck with the classic HJC logo because that R on the forehead kind of makes it look like a knock off, I personally liked the classic logo over the R, BUT I don't mind and I still think that the helmet looks good with it on. At the end of it all BUY this helmet and get ya self a dark smoke windshield, and I know you will be happy.
July 3, 2015
looks better in person
the pictures on here doesn't do it justice. I was a little worried about how it looked, but when it came it was actually a very nice design. The cheek pads are a little small on me and creates some space. Probably buying larger cheek pads to accomodate this. Definitely quieter than my bell helmet. Got this helmet at a steal on closeout sale. Love the pin insert fog screen
June 29, 2015
Shocked how quiet and light it is.
The only reason this Helmet isn't getting 5 stars is because I would have liked a bit more air flow.
With that said, I love it. It's comfy, quiet and light! The Cheek and Forehead pads are removable and washable. The Chin Curtain is also removable for those really hot days when you need more air. It does get a little more noisy without it, but it's not awful. The seal on the face shield is great and I'm sure it won't leak. I'm really impressed with the helmet for the price.
It doesn't have a Retractable Sun visor like the more expensive helmets. It also doesn't have slots in the pads for Sunglasses. But, Sunglasses with somewhat thin ear pieces will fit, but the fit could be better.
When it comes down to it, for 250 bucks you can't beat this helmet! As a matter of fact, I think it's nicer than some of the expensive helmets.
June 29, 2015