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  1. Yorkshireman

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    Just got myself a HJC RPHA 11 as an upgrade from a 10. It was on offer at Sportsbikeshop just before Christmas. Very light, pretty quiet (ear plugs always worn) and has cut outs for intercom speakers.
     
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  2. andyb57

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    What shape head does the RPHA suit?? I tried on a HJC's a few years ago, the shape seemed to vary between models unlike Arai, etc
     
  3. Foxy1

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    Don't know if this'll help Andy. Arai's don't fit me, I have more of a Shoei shaped head, and my last 3 helmets have bin Shoei's. I've tried a few HJC's on, and found that t'RPHA70 is more of an Arai shape, and t'HJC RPHA11 is more Shoei shaped.
     
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  4. Yorkshireman

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    I’m glad in a way that Arai wouldn’t fit me cos although they had/have some cracking designs they were very expensive. I too had a few Shoei helmets, the most comfortable was a Wayne Rainey replica, so maybe my head is more Shoei/HJC?
    What HJC has over Shoei for me is there is no pressure on the front on the forehead. I can ride all day in a HJC but a Shoei had me stopping just to take the bloody helmet off after a while.
     
  5. Foxy1

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    what model HJC az tha got, Yorkie?
     
  6. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    My new favorite helmet is a (relatively) new Shoei model, the RF-SR. Similar in shape and "guts" ti the RF-1200 but designed for a more upright / touring riding position.
     
  7. Yorkshireman

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    RPHA 11
     
  8. Foxy1

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    Which reinforces what I thought.
    Oops, just noticed you mentioned t'model in an earlier post. Doh!!
     
  9. Foxy1

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    Our lass bought me this for Crimbo. She's a good un.
    It fits beautifully, but I haven't rode in it yet.

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  10. Pegscraper

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    I have a HJC carbon off road helmet, can't remember the model and I'm very pleased with it, it's superb.
    I've got the hots for a new Shoei Neotec2 but will probably have to see out the lockdown to find a local stockist. I've had a Schuberth C3 Pro for the last several years but I wouldn't buy another one, I don't think they're worth the price. Now I've got used to the sheer convenience of a flip up I wouldn't like to go back to a full face. I'd highly recommend one to anyone who hasn't tried one.
    I'm also fancying a classic styled open face helmet to "match" the Triumph (how sad is that!) but still have the safety aspect bugging me.
     
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  11. Sandi T

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    #51 Sandi T, Jan 7, 2021
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    I have a Schuberth C3 Pro Women's helmet, Pegscraper, and I'm with you. I wouldn't buy another one and don't think they're worth the cost. I did get it on a pretty good sale from Revzilla so at least I didn't pay full price. But unlike you, Pegscraper, I'm not sold on a flip up modular helmet and probably wouldn't buy another one of any brand.

    I wore open faced 3/4 helmets pretty regularly for a number of years but when I started wearing full face helmets more frequently, I found that I just couldn't go back to wearing an open face without thinking about all the parts of my face that wouldn't be protected if I took a header off my bike. So I only have one open face still in my helmet collection and can't even remember the last time I wore it. So I think it's destined for decorative status.

    Finally, Pegscraper, I don't see any problem with matching one's helmet with one's bike. :) Or one's riding jacket. ;)
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    Back in December 2019 at a Christmas Toy Drive. Those were the days.........
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  12. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    Thought I'd resurrect an old thread rather than start a new one ;) Just bought myself a new lid.
    Shark Spartan GT in matt black, arrives tomorrow :D
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  13. Markus

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    I used this kind of helmet in the past. It fitted very well and I used it for 3 years. Last year I changed to a
    SCORPION EXO-1400 AIR. I think that the viewing area is a bit wider.
     
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  14. andyb57

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    I keep looking at the Shark Spartan, but have noticed there are various sharp edged attachments and I know I'll keep snagging them!
     
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    Build quality is great but I see a lot of reviews commenting on how noisy it is. Is that something you've noticed?
     
  16. Markus

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    In a direct comparison, the Shark is louder than the Scorpion.
     
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