HJC R-PHA 71 - Mapos Red

Lightweight premium helmet with integrated Matrix EVO shell, multi-density EPS and double D-ring

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Verified Customer Reviews for HJC R-PHA 71

10 reviews
Wind turbulence
14 December 2023 by Liam
So this is a true to fit helmet, which has a good internal visor and excellent viewing angle.

The top vent allows plenty of air flow and the visor mechanism allows air to flow over the brow however I do question whether the chin vent does anything.

The Sena Smart 21B is quick and easy to fit and operates very similarly to other Sena units I have used.

The elephant in the room is that the side modules for the Sena and also having the internal visor mechanism on the bottom allows air to flow into the helmet and create turbulence around the ears. I wear ear plugs all the time, but this is noticeable all pretty much at speeds. At motorway speeds it is unbearable after only a short amount of time.

Having searched the Internet, there are others with the same problem with this helmet and I now have taped over the holes and use a Windjammer II to cover the internal visor mechanism. I have contacted HJC where in their latest email suggested I contact the seller and even suggest that the seller could "find a solution".

The claim that it is "Engineered for a quieter, more aerodynamic ride through extensive wind-tunnel testing" in my case does not seem truthful.
Very good
05 November 2023 by Anonymous
Very comfy and light on my head.
Very pleased
16 August 2023 by Jack H
Love the look and it got good reviews, so purchased along with the comms system which is Sena. The lid was a very tight fit, but to avoid the usual, uncomfortable brake in procedure of wearing it in the house all day, I purchased a size 4 junior football, put it inside the lid and pumped it up solid. J left it sat on the side for 2 days, deflated and removed the ball and it fits like a glove. The first ride out was over 3 hours snd not a hint of a hot spot. Great vision through the wide visor, which is very easy to remove and replace. the free pin lock is a nice touch. The drop down sun visor is very easy to use and has 3 adjustments to ensure it doesn't touch your nose. Being a good fit means it's not overly noisy ( I always use ear plugs) and it doesn't wobble about as much at high speeds as my previous lid. The comms system is easy to fit and the helmet has recesses for the speakers and mic which has been well thought out. The function is identical to a SENA 10r and I had zero problems connecting to my mates units. The sound and clarity is good. This is my 1st HJC lid and overall I am very impressed the quality and function. To be honest I cannot think about any negatives, hence a full 5 stars.
Good Helmet
08 August 2023 by Martin W
My second HJC helmet. Really happy with the fit, quality, colour, and price, but there are a couple of small niggles. The opening / closing action of the visor is jerky. The visor is very difficult to open from the locked closed position. The popper stud on the chin strap to stop the loose end flapping around is too high inside the cheekpad.
Usual excellent service from Sportsbikeshop.
Quality helmet
06 August 2023 by Andy L
Done a few long rides, comfortable a day long. Reasonably quiet and air vent on top of helmet is excellent, chin vents only average. Would recommend fitting the supplied pinlock as the visor mists up very easily. All in all a very good helmet
Supreme comfort
27 June 2023 by Nigel
Had several shoei helmets and a couple of Hjc. This one is the most comfortable Of them all. Excellent service as always from SBS
Hjc rpha71
25 June 2023 by Paul W
The helmet is a good replacement for my ageing agv. I fits well and is quiet but the visor is VERY disappointing. The fully closed position seats well and fully open stays open but there are NO intermediate positions, you can feel the notches where it should stay but it just drops down.

Overall, not happy. It will be more of a problem during the winter/colder months.
Splendid lid
07 June 2023 by Russ H
Brilliant, even better than the rpha 70 sas the visor release mechanism is on the side and easier to use. As per the rpha 70, the rpha 71 is comfortable, light and worn all day without any neck ache the following day.
Very pleased
25 May 2023 by Anonymous
Got it to replace Shoei Neotec 2. Good snug fit, and so fits similar head shape. Seems to be similar quality. Visor comes further down so a plus. Seems slightly quieter but hard to let with earplugs. Feels like less buffeting too but again a bit subjective.
RPHA 71 - quality helmet
02 April 2023 by Pete
I bought this to replace my Shoei GT Air, which was overdue for replacement. The RPHA 71 is a similar fit and feel to the GT air it has replaced, I went for the same size as my Shoei and the fit is much the same.

The two vents, chin and top, flow a ton of air. You can really feel the breeze across your face and on the top of your head. I have noticed a bit of a whistle when the front vent is open above 50mph.

The helmet is designed to take the HJC 21B Bluetooth headset. If you don't want to use the integrated headset, mounting an alternative is going to be tricky since you can't fit it at the side where the OEM unit would install. I've mounted a Sena EVO 20S but it has had to go towards the back of the helmet, to the rear of the black plastic at the side.

Overall I'm pleased with this helmet. It's comfortable, looks smart and not too heavy.

HJC R-PHA 71 - Mapos Red

  • Premium Integrated Matrix EVO shell construction
  • Mixed aramid fibre, carbon fibre and glass-fibre
  • Engineered for a quieter and more aerodynamic ride
  • Lightweight for increased rider comfort
  • Integrated drop-down sun visor
  • Multi-density EPS for enhanced protection
  • Removable and washable cheek pads and interior
  • Double D-ring chin strap retention system
  • ECE 22.06 certified for use on the road
  • Accepts the second generation of SMART HJC Bluetooth communication systems

All helmets are supplied with a clear visor as standard
HJC's second-generation premium sport-touring model designed for any ride from city commutes to cross-country cruises, the RPHA 71 delivers superior performance in a compact, lightweight package and offers enhanced shock resistance and maximum protection due to its Premium Integrated Matrix (PIM) Evo shell and multi-density EPS. Engineered for a quieter, more aerodynamic ride through extensive wind-tunnel testing. The RPHA 71 will also accept the second generation of SMART HJC Bluetooth communication systems.

Shell material includes carbon-aramid fibre, carbon fibre, glass fibre, organic non-woven fabric, and natural linen fibre to provide enhanced Shock-Resistant performance for a more comfortable and lighter helmet.

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