The RPHA is HJC’s premium line of motorcycle helmets. The RPHA 11 Pro is one of the premium motorcycle helmets designed by HJC. The RPHA 11 Pro is HJC’s flagship helmet that has been used for official Marvel licensed motorcycle helmets, such as the Deadpool motorcycle helmet and the Venom motorcycle helmet.
But when you look at the price, you will notice that it is fairly reasonable in comparison with other premium motorcycle helmets available on the market. Also, it is noticeably lighter, which makes it perfect for sport and track motorcycle enthusiasts.
The HJC RPHA 11 Pro helmet belongs in the category of premium helmets and we all know that HJC is a brand that manufactures high-quality helmets at reasonable prices. But, now HJC has also entered the high-end market with GP racers and street helmets that are incredibly light, durable, and high-performance. The best example of this is the HJC RPHA 11 Pro Helmet. This helmet comes at a reasonable price with innovative features and the latest technology. That’s the reason why the RPHA 11 Pro is considered a great successor to the RPHA 10 and it is also included in the list of the Top 10 Best Motorcycle Helmets of 2021.
So, if you are thinking about buying this full-face helmet, then the HJC RPHA 11 Pro Helmet Review will help you to learn more and see what this helmet is capable of?
HJC RPHA 11 Pro Motorcycle Helmet Review
Shell Design & Protection
The HJC RPHA 11 Pro helmet has a composite shell created by various layers of carbon fiber, Aramid, fiberglass, and organic non-woven fabric that produces a very strong and noticeably lighter shell. HJC calls this technology, Premium Integrated Matrix Plus (PIM+), which will protect you from severe head injuries during a crash. On top of that, this helmet is also wind-tunnel tested and meets the DOT and ECE safety standards.
The RPHA 11 Pro is aerodynamically stable. Its shell is designed for ultimate performance at high speeds.
The shell is not only more aerodynamically refined but has an improved rear spoiler design as well.
If you are a MARVEL fan, then it would be cool to wear a motorcycle helmet that not only provides safety and comfort to you while riding but also looks extremely good too.
Face Shield & Interior
The face shield is another advanced feature that is included with the HJC RPHA 11 Pro helmet, which is very rare to see in other helmets in this price range. It features the Optically Superior Anti-fog Lens Prepared 2D Flat-Racing Shield that also includes a 2D Smoke shield and the anti-fog insert lens. It provides 95% UV protection. The enlarged eye-port will increase your view and the RapidFire II Shield Replacement System provides an easy capability for the quick removal and installation system.
Its central one-touch open/close locking system is an excellent automatic shield locking system, which uses a spring-controlled lever.
However, outward visibility is not what I expected. But, I guess, it is still better since the horizontal and vertical sightlines from the eye-port have been improved and do offer a good field of vision.
Overall, it is above average. So, technically, you won’t compromise your field of vision if you buy the HJC RPHA 11 Pro helmet with the amazing graphics.
And talking about the comfort and fit of the HJC RPHA 11 Pro, it features a MultiCool Interior. An advanced anti-bacterial fabric that provides a moisture-wicking and quick-drying function. This technology will keep you dry and comfortable on long rides. The cheek pads are very comfortable, washable, and removable. You can remove them anytime you want. The cheek pads can also be removed in an emergency situation for quick rescue operations. And lastly, there is a recessed area in the EPS liner to allow for the placement of speakers in the helmet.
The HJC RPHA Pro 11 is available in various designs and graphics that you will not see in other helmets. These designs are very popular with the younger generation and totally worth every cent you spend on it. Nevertheless, you have to make up your own mind and decide whether this helmet is right for you or not.
The ventilation system of the HJC RPHA 11 Pro helmet is excellent. This helmet has an Advanced Channeling Ventilation System (AC-S). This system helps to flush heat and humidity from the interior of the helmet by providing full front-to-back airflow. There are two ways that the air enters the helmet.
- Top Vents
- Chin Vents
First, let’s talk about the top vents. The HJC RPHA 11 Pro has top vents, chin vents, and 4 exhaust vents in the rear. The forehead or top vents provide maximum airflow in the helmet. Each top vent has a small rubber trim wheel that allows for precise adjustments and airflow control, even if you have gloves on. Air intake through the top vents allows cool air to circulate around the head area.
Secondly, we’ll talk about the chin vents. The chin vents are not quite as functional as the top vents of the RPHA 11 Pro. The chin vent has two ports for air intake with a shutter adjustment, which can be a little bit bothersome.
What We Learned
Notable Features: Protection
Best Suited For: Normal Use
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The HJC RPHA 11 Pro Helmet offers excellent protection for the wearer. Its shell is inspired by HJC’s own Premium Integrated Matrix Plus technology to provide excellent protection for bikers. It has been approved by DOT and ECE. It’s Advanced Channeling Ventilation System has two primary vents: Top Vents and Chin Vents. The helmet also has four exhaust vents in the rear. The wearer can adjust the amount of airflow using the rubber trim wheel on the top vent. On the other hand, the chin vent has two ports for providing the desired airflow.
The HJC RPHA 11 Pro Helmet’s RapidFire II Shield Replacement system gives its shield a significant improvement. The face shield features an anti-fog lens and a 2D smoke shield to offer high resistance to fog and smoke. Also, the multi-cool interior ensures that the rider will have a very comfortable time riding the bike on the road. The HJC RPHA 11 Pro helmet also has a speaker placement feature. Its cheek pads are washable and removable. The design of the helmet is also excellent. All of these features have persuaded us to recommend this helmet to everyone for normal, everyday use.
Read Also: HJC RPHA 10 Helmet Review
HJC RPHA 11 Pro Helmet
Pros: Speaker Pockets, Excellent Ventilation System (AC-S), Enhanced shield dual lock system, Strong Shell Design (PIM+)
Cons: A little hard to maintain