HJC R-PHA 70 Forvic - Black
Customer Product Reviews
What a Great Helmet
Always had Shoei and latterly Bell helmets but couldn't get on with my last Bell Star Mips and started looking to change it at less than a year old. Shortlisted several lids which didn't even include this HJC and spent a morning at Sportsbikeshop trying them on. None particularly suited my head until I tried on this one. There's a saying that it doesn't matter how much, what fancy paint job, or what Sharp rating slid is, the one that fits comfortably is the safest. Mightily impressed with the build quality, style and finish. First lid I've had with drop down sun visor which is brilliant. Ventilation has been good in the recent hot weather. Extra large cut outs will comfortably take most comms system speakers. Only negative I can think off is HJC provide their own brand of anti-fog insert, can't understand why they don't use Pinlock! All in all one very impressive helmet.
My second HJC R PHA 70
Previously brought another HJC R PHA 70 but this colour scheme caught my eye so purchased it to go with my new bike. Previously I have always had Arai or Shoei but it is safe to say that I think these helmets are of the same quality and fit wise are as good or better than both the previously mentioned helmets. The graphics are bold, the interior material of a premium feel and the helmet features are equal to what you would expect on a helmet with a much higher price tag. The venting is substantial with plenty of adjustment. The visor change mechanism is really simple and the helmet weight is very low. The helmet built in sun visor is a excellent feature and wind noise is I would say lower than both my Arai and Shoei helmets. For the price you are getting a high quality product up there with the best helmets on the market.
I usually wear an Arai as I feel like I'm wearing a duvet on my head. This lid gave me the same feeling with the added bonus of a drop down visor. It also has ear recesses big enough to accommodate decent intercom speakers. All together very pleased with my purchase.
Best helmet for naked bikes
This helmet fits perfectly & is so quiet & light. No drag at high speeds & feels great. The visor has the fastest change mechanism I've come across. The internal drop-down visor is good but I prefer the dark smoke full-face visor. 100% recommended.
This is my second RPHA 70. They are a great fit snug at first but soon bed in. They are a size smaller than the usual i.e a large in this helmet is a 58-59 and that makes them a better fit for me as I am on the smaller side of the large. Lightweight and has the space for my intercom earphones. Good ventilation. The only downside is the supplied anti fog insert is HJCs own skipfog which in my opinion doesn't work as well as the pin lock version. Easily solved by buying a pin lock version.
Meets the Hype
Had Arai helmets for over 20 years and last one [L 59-61] was needed replacing. After much reserarch and recommendation went for the HJC R-PHA 70 [XL 60-61]. After initial order hiccup that was brilliantly sorted by SBS, I am sure I've got the right size (HJC have a seperate sizing that includes the R-PHA ~ buyer and SBS be aware!). Living room fit was perfect for a new helmet but have to admit there was some forehead pinch when out on first ride; but after a week or two its coming good and will must deffo go upto a 5-Excellent. The visor was so easy to remove to add the pinlock lens and refit. Out on the road, early frosty mornings - no problem with vision at all (I wear glasses too). The air vents especially the top vent are really good, what with the temperature rising and the internal sun visor is a godsend. The only thing I am slow to get to grips with is the chin curtain; you really need to sort prior to putting gloves on - bit fiddly. Cannot really determine its value! It is quiet; vents open/visor down/no ear plugs and the sound of my XT1200Z is reduced way more than the Arai; put the ear plugs in and on the open road, its really quiet. To sum up, I would gladly recommend this helmet.
Love this helmet, only one gripe which isn't a massive one but, it's not easy to open visor with ya gloves on. It has a tiny lock switch right on the opening clasp, so it's a lot off faffing if u stop for a min and need to open quickly.. Besides that I love it defo needs pinlock insert if u dont have it in, steams up straight away.. Beyond that looks amazing on and had a couple of compliments. Fits well and comfy... A little nosey but what helmet isn't at speed. Had another HJC and wasn't half as comfy as this one... Defo make sure u you get the right size this one is very snug.. Padding is right on jaw and next to the D ring so if ur inbetween sizes it might force u to get a bigger size but that's my opinion.. Overall I love it. Will defo buy again from this site, packaged well and delivered when it said it would be and the emails kept me well informed!!! Perfect
For £250 (on offer at the time unsure if it still is) an absolute barging as expected from HJC the build quality is much more than you expect. The drop down visor is easy to find along with the vents. The accent colour is very bright/vibrant so it stands out more it also has reflective material on the padding at the rear. However the helmet is quite loud compared to others at the price points but if you listen to music or have earbuds in im sure it would be a lot quieter. Over all well worth the money.
Brilliant all round helmet
First off, top notch service from sportsbikeshop. Best customer service I've ever came across. I measure a 57cm head and chanced a small size but had to change for a medium which fits perfectly. There's brilliant ventilation on the helmet, I usually leave the top vent in the middle position as fully open you really can feel the air on your head. It's a very quiet helmet, I always wear ear plugs but have done a few trips on it without and was very surprised. I always recommend ear plugs thought. I got this helmet for a great price due to sportsbikeshop price matching another site. The fabric feels great and overall I'll own these helmet for years. I recommend you get the aftermarket pinlock insert as most people suggest. The visor has a very wide field of view and the helmet is very light at 1450grams
Back to biking after a good layoff and was ready to go back to my usual Arai. Tried this HJC on recommendation and can quite honestly say it is fantastic. Nice and light, good features and really quiet. Love the colour and style for my naked bike and the fit is so comfortable. I have a small head for my size and the small fits great. A true HJC convert, am now looking at another for my son!
The fit is great compared to the AGV K3 I had previously. Feels comfortable and quieter than that last lid with good ventilation through the top vent. Drop down sun visor operates easily and is very effective. Only gripe is the screen fogs easily in relatively high temps of 15 degs - noticeably different to the AGV which never fogged at those temps. The difference being I think, how much closer the visor seems to be to your face. Not sure how this will cope when temps are in low single digits but it does come with a pin lock.
What a bargain, Unberlievable Quality
Wow, I normally go for a Shoei lid and often pay £400+ but this little beauty only cost £285 and it ticks all the boxes, the fit is perfect, a tad tight for the first few rides then just seams to mould round your head and becomes very comfortable, the drop down visor is a nice little touch and easy to use and comes in very handy on sunny days when you blast round a bend and the sun hits you direct in the face, overall finish is extremely good, with excellent visibility, I really did not think that this lid would be half as good as my Shoei, oh how wrong I was , its perfect and nearly £200 less, and of course lets not forget the Excellent service again from SBS
HJC R-PHA 70
I brought this helmet in XS it's the first helmet I've brought that actually gives a good snug fit. This shell is an XS where normally it's a packed out medium or small casing. Visibility is excellent with the large visor area. Top air vents bit of a pain as they can get knocked of easily when the helmet is being carried. Still trying to get them right as I keep geeked a chill to the top of my head. Overall very pleased with the helmet.
Already have a RPHA 11 and wanted a more sports touring helmet. This one is excellent. Even with the integral sun visor it's relatively light weight, Slim and sporty, but much better on my z1000SX. Ordered a medium which was a bit tight at the beginning but it's loosened up for a perfect fit now.