Just released HJC released new helmets for 2012. The HJC RP MAX model is a new Modular Helmet similar to the HJC Symax III. The HJC RP MAX features such features as a Advanced P.I.M. (Premium Integrated Matrix) Carbon Fiber, Aramid and Fiberglass: Remarkably strong shell and extremely lightweight.
Feel like your helmet is too heavy? Well this helmet would be the best HJC for you since it’s HJC’s lightest modular helmet ever designed! Size Small weighs in at 1565 grams (± 45g).
The HJC RPMax Helmets also uses a Innovative Center shield locking mechanism for a balanced, ultra-secure seal. This is the same as the HJC R-Pha Max in Europe.
The New RapidFire™ shield replacement system: Simple and secure shield ratchet system provides ultra-quick, tool less removal and installation for efficient operation. (HJ-25)
Offered in 5 Solid Colors to choose from: Solid Black, Solid White, Metalic CR Silver, Matte Black and Pearl White.
HJC RPS-10 Evoke Helmet is a sleek artistic graphic that fits most of today’s standard motorcycle gear. This is the same as the HJC R-Pha 10 Helmet in Europe. RPS-10 Features:
Advanced P.I.M. Fiberglass
Glove-friendly Max Air-flow Top Vents
RapidFire™ II Shield Replacement System (HJ-20)
Pinlock®-prepared 2D Flat-Racing Shield complete with Pinlock® insert
SilverCool Plus™ Removable & washable interior
SNELL 2010 & D.O.T. Approved
HJC CS-R2 STORM Full Face Graphic is a geometric 7 color option graphic that you will love. This light weight shell, and stunning graphic is the perfect fit for any every traveler to a weekend warrior. Get the color that suits your every mood to ride away in.
HJC CS-R2 Features:
Anti-Scratch Face Shield
HJ-09 Ratchet System
Fully Removable Cheek Pads & Liner
Washable Plush Nylex® Interior
The New Arai XD4 Solid Helmets are finally here. The Arai XD4 Helmet is the new model that is replacing the XD3 helmet. The Arai XD series is a favorite amoung Dual Sport and Adventure riders because of the very low weight, extensive safety features and comfort. Now Arai is pushing the envelope by improving the widely popular Arai XD3 with the Arai XD4 Helmet.
Features of the New Arai XD4 Solid Helmets:
The XD4 uses an completely shell shape for better aerodynamic stability at higher street speeds
Improved fit with New comfort headliner, with micro fitting 5mm peel away temple pads
The XD-4 has a removable/replaceable/washable Interior. Including the head liner, cheek pads and chin strap covers
The Arai XD4 uses Dry-Cool technology to keep the rider dry and cooler
New FCS (facial contour support) cheek pad design with 5mm peel away micro fit feature
New exhaust ports were added to the top diffuser vents
New chin vent with more intake ports
Plus, larger sculpted side cowl vents improve ventilation
The New Shoei Neotec Helmet has just been released in the US. As with all modular helmets the Neotec will be a DOT certified helmet and come with some great upgrades over the Multitec. We will have a complete Shoei Neotec Helmet review and will do an in-depth comparison of the Shoei Neotec vs. Shoei Multitec once we have them in our hands. The Neotec will not be a replacement for the Multitec, just another option along side it.
New Internal Sun visor with no sacrifice in safety
276% improved ventilation compared to the Multitec
100% stainless steel Micro Ratched System (replaces d-ring)
Stainless steel components within pivot locking system
AIM 5-ply shock absorbent fiber shell
Multi-Density EPS liner
New Fully Removable interior (multitec is not)
New optimized vent design to increase noise-reduction
Smart Flip Chin bar, that shuts flush and is easy opening
New CNS-1 Shield is wider and taller than previous shield
3 different size shells
3 D comfort liner provides a better fit vs. the multitec
Ear pads to reduce the internal noise
Includes a breath guard and a chin curtain
Integrated “Vortex Generator” provides active noise cancelling
Check out the Shoei Neotec Helmet video from Shoei below!
Finally, you can have something in common with the three-time AMA Superbike and World Superbike Champion Ben Spies!
The HJC RPS-10 Helmet was released late in 2010 and is one of the best Full Face Motorcycle helmets we have tried. The interior is soft and wicks moisture well and the RPS-10 helmet is extremely light. One of the biggest surprises for us was how quiet the helmet was. Usually sportbike helmets have plenty of vents which add noise. The more vents and air flow, the more noise. As a result motorcycle racing helmets like the HJC RPS-10 Helmets are typically louder than a similar sport/touring helmet, but not in this case. The HJC RPS-10 remained quiet at highway speeds and above.
The HJC RPS-10 Helmet has a claimed sub-1500-gram, composite-shell design. Now available with a limited-edition HJC RPS-10 Ben Spies Monster Replica graphic is said to be lighter and more aerodynamic than any other full-face HJC. Dial-adjustable top vents, centralized-lock RapidFire II shield mechanism, ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System and SilverCool Plus interior are among the high-tech features. Each helmet also comes with a Pinlock-prepared 2D flat racing faceshield. This is the same as the HJC R-Pha 10 Helmet in Europe.
The XD-3 has been the benchmark helmet for dual sport riding since its release. The Arai XD4 Helmet moves that benchmark 1 step up with the next evolution adventure helmets. All the details have yet to be released, but there are several upgrades and changes!
New comfort headliner, with micro fitting 5mm peel away temple pads.
Fully removable/replaceable/washable interior: Comfort head liner, Cheek pads, Chinstrap covers.
Dry-Cool technology keeps you dry and cool for greater comfort.
Patent pending, New FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design, also with a 5mm peel away micro fit feature.
New shell shape for better aerodynamic stability at higher street speeds.
New exhaust ports added to the top diffuser vents.
New chin vent with more intake ports.
Visor brow vents on the new visor.
We will have a Arai XD4 Helmet review as soon as we can get one in stock!