Tested: HJC RPHA10+

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  1. Simon

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    This is HJC’s top-of-the-range lid, as worn by Jorge Lorenzo and the recently-retired Ben Spies.

    It’s an updated version of the popular RPHA10 and features a new easier-to-use chin vent, a new chin curtain and a new, more comfortable lining. It also comes with a Pinlock Max clear and tinted visor as standard.

    The first thing that strikes you about this lid is the weight – it feels ludicrously light and tips the scale at just 1250g. And then there’s the fit – it feels comfortable, snug and secure. I know fit is a personal thing, but HJC seem to have managed a rare trick and built a helmet suitable for all head shapes. A lot of friends tried the RPHA10+ on at Motorcycle Live and every one of them said just how comfortable it is.

    I’ve been testing this for some 3000 miles now and I love it. Yes, it’s a sports helmet but noise levels are acceptable, especially when riding with the chin curtain fitted, and the vision is excellent. The lining is supremely comfortable and the visor doesn’t suffer from misting and the vents, while being easy to operate, offer excellent cooling. The only niggle is that when pushing the visor up when paying for fuel it tends to come undone at the left-hand side.
     

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