HJC RPHA Max Align Helmet
Best helmet I have ever had.
I am a 63 year old veteran rider. This helmet is quieter than any helmet I have had, however, wind buffeting on my VStrom does cause some noise. Not sure any helmet can eliminate that issue so I am ordering a larger windscreen. When I duck down behind the windscreen I am in a quiet world with road and engine noise pleasantly controlled. This helmet is light! My neck is not sore at the end of the day as it has been with my many previous helmets. Everything works smoothly and the quality is quite good as is the price. I hope this helps in your quest for the perfect helmet. Safe travels!
March 31, 2014
WAY better than Schuberth for much less
I don't care if HJC copied schuberth or anyone else, this is the best modular going PERIOD. Comfort, fit, quietness, it beats everything I've tried hands down. I test drove Schuberth C3Pro and it's definitely nice...this is BETTER, more comfortable, quieter, more stylish, and with 3 shells instead of 2 it doesn't give you the mushroom head look like schuberth. I imagine the profit is higher on Schuberth and others so HJC is not going to get as good of retailer reviews. But they truly have the resources to make the best, and believe me, they did. You wont be sorry with purchasing this helmet
February 9, 2014
I had no problem installing speakers
ridden in mine for 25k miles and overall it's a worthy modular. not as quiet or plush as my Shoei Qwest but it is my go to helmet since it is a modular AND has my Sena SMH-10 with aftermarket speakers installed. while there is indeed no cutouts for speakers, I had no issue with either the stock Sena nor higher performance drivers I swapped in. nice features include great visability, wonderfull ventilation (desert 114+ summer) and availability at reasonable cost of small parts to replace those that might get lost. ie: breath guard. the Align graphics look sharp! yes I have the Align
February 9, 2014
Great Bang For The Buck !!!!
The fit of this helmet was spot-on with what the video review said. The overall build quality and finish is superior and the appearance of the helmet is fantastic. I really liked the fit and comfort. Since I wear glasses, pressure on the temple area can't be so tight that it jams the temples of my eyeglasses into my head. HJC did a great job on this and the padding is just right. If you wear glasses, be sure to give this helmet a try.
December 23, 2013
Louder than I expected and needs more air.
This is my first helmet... just started riding this season.
I watched a ton of videos on Revzilla and read a bunch of other reviews on helmets and I decided on this one between the N104, Neotech and Shark Evoline 3.
It's louder than I expected even though (I think) it's supposed to be one of the quieter helmets based on what I've read/watched on Revzilla.
The helmet fits pretty well, it pushed a little on my forehead in the beginning but it's getting better the more I wear it and it seems like it'll fit fine. I purchased a 2XL, my head is 24".
I have issues with the sunscreen fogging when I exhale when stopped... The visor fogs sometimes when stopped at a traffic light even with the pinlock installed... not sure if there's something else I should be doing.
About the ventilation... It seems like the chin vent is working ok I guess but I would expect more air from it... and especially for the size of the top vent there should be way more air if you ask me.
I am always not though... so it may be fine for someone else.
I suppose I would still recommend this helmet even with the grips I have with it. It seems to be a decent average helmet.
September 23, 2013
HJC rpha max
this may be a home run for HJC....Only thing I don't care for is the stupid D ring fastener....and no room or window for a headset....fit and finish are great,vents very well but top vent is a bit noisy....you will need the pin lock shield on cool mornings and rainy days....
May 21, 2013
Light, quiet, comfortable - best way to describe this helmet!
I replaced my Nolan N103 for this helmet and the difference is amazing. The weight, or lack thereof, is instantly noticeable. Getting it on and off is easier than the Nolan and the padding conforms well with my cheeks which reduces wind noise much better than any other helmet I've owned. Airflow (venting) is also much better than the Nolan. The only minor complaint and the reason I gave only 4 stars for features is because the inner visor fogs way too easily. The pinlock shield is fog-free but with the visor down, I have to crack the shield and open the chin vent to clear the visor. Small price to pay for an otherwise great helmet.
April 29, 2013