HJC Solid Men’s CL-16 Sports Bike Racing Motorcycle Helmet – White / Small
Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology Optically superior Pinlock-prepared Faceshield: Provides 95% UV protection and is ready for the ultimate fog-resistant insert Clear PinLock insert included for the ultimate fog-resistant system RapidFire HJ-09 Shield Replacement System: Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation 2-Stage shield closure mechanism Compresses shield into eye port gasket providing a extremely secure seal Multiple optional shields available with tear-off posts Easily converts to snowmobile application with optional dual lens shield or electric shield and breath guard "ACS" Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out SpeedCool Interior: Removable, moisture-wicking and odor-free with anti-bacterial fabric Meets or exceeds SNELL 2010 & D.O.T. Approved 2012 Model
Sizing Note: 2XS – Hat Size: 6 3/8 – 6 1/2 – Centimeter: 51 – 52 – Inches: 20 – 20 1/2 XS – Hat Size: 6 5/8 – 6 3/4 – Centimeter: 53 – 54 – Inches: 20 7/8 – 21 1/4 Sm – Hat Size: 6 7/8 – 7 – Centimeter: 55 – 56 – Inches: 21 5/8 – 22 Med – Hat Size: 7 1/8 – 7 1/4 – Centimeter: 57 – 58 – Inches: 22 1/2 – 22 7/8 Lg – Hat Size: 7 3/8 – 7 1/2 – Centimeter: 59 – 60 – Inches: 23 1/4 – 23 5/8 XL – Hat Size: 7 5/8 – 7 3/4 – Centimeter: 61 – 62 – Inches: 24 – 24 3/8 2XL – Hat Size: 7 7/8 – 8 – Centimeter: 63 – 64 – Inches: 24 3/4 – 25 1/4 3XL – Hat Size: 8 1/8 – 8 1/4 – Centimeter: 65 – 66 – Inches: 25 5/8 – 26
85% as nice as a Shoei, for 1/3 the price
The venting is functional, but it is not that cool on hot days. It is always a trade-off here; the more expensive helmets let more air through, but they are also a lot noisier at high speed. I have buzzed hair, and the top vent does not keep my head cool, but it does keep the air moving, so I don’t sweat too much.
The safety certifications are one reason I bought this helmet. All except novelty helmets in the USA will have the DOT (Department of Transportation) mark, which is the minimum required by law. This is the least expensive HJC helmet that also has the Snell mark. Snell testing is much more severe, and I believe it indicates a better helmet. I have had two crashes in the last 5 years. One was deer-induced, and had me tumbling down the road at 45 mph. My RF-800 probably saved my life that day. (it was DOT/Snell too) It had taken a hit on the chin bar, top, one side, and the back. The other time was with my RF-1000. This time, I went into a blind turn too fast, and ran out of lean angle. I low sided trying to lean over more. The right side of my helmet slammed into the pavement as the bike fell over on my leg. The pavement grabbed my foot and twisted it around backwards, breaking the leg in three places. After that, I went tumbling into the woods. But my head was OK in both cases, due to having worn a full-face, DOT/Snell helmet.
As a side note, in the first accident mentioned above, I had some pretty good road rash on my legs; I was riding in shorts and Crocs on the bottom. Scraped all the skin off the side of one calf and the outside of both ankles. Fleece jacket, helmet, and gloves on the top. I jammed my thumb pretty hard, and it is not the same, to this day. In the second accident, I was wearing full safety gear: armored motorcycle jacket and pants, armored motorcycle boots, gloves, etc. No road rash that time; only the broken leg.
Before buying this helmet, I looked again at the Shoei line, as they had served me well in the past. But they have just priced themselves too high now. The RF-1000 was a bit better helmet. Better shield mechanism. But only slightly better; not proportional with the price.
When we were riding together before, my wife had a gray one of these. I wore it from time to time, and it was good. So this time around, I bought one of them.
I recommend this helmet highly. I bought another one for my wife, in white. White is the coolest color when not moving fast, and also the most visible. (fluorescent colors are not widely available yet in the affordable helmets)
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- Various Things to consider when Selecting your Motor bike Helmet
Sizing: For the very best security, the dimension of the headgear is without a doubt crucial. Many people procure helmets which are a little too huge. A headgear really should not make it possible for ones own head to move very much, and ought to truly feel safe and secure.
COMFORT: A headgear should seriously feel relaxed without feeling a little too loosely fitted have the ability to use ones own motorbike head protection for lengthy periods of time while not sensing any sort of uncomfortableness.
Purchase price: The most effective head protection is the one of which safeguards your brain from pressure and one which can be purchased at a sensible price. A fantastic head protection doesn't have to end up being high priced.
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GENDER: Helmets for females and guys are sized differently. Be certain to check your own motorcycle motorcycle helmet baseding on your gender to guarantee the best fit and for your security.
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Most of all bear in mind to ride safely and always remember your helmet! For the best protection, the size of your helmet is crucial. Lots of people obtain helmets that are too huge. A headgear should not permit your head to move too much, and ought to feel safe and secure. All facets need to be taken in to factor to consider when acquiring your bike helmet. Comfortableness, appropriateness, and affordability are a few of the points you ought to look at when acquiring your helmet.
~ 5 Types Of Motorcycle Headgear
Motorcycle helmets are of five types and so are secured for the rider's head by using a chin strap. The goal of wearing them as well as their protective benefits are defeated if chin strap is not secured.
Full Face Helmet: The full face helmet covers the complete head approximately the skull base and is easily the most protective among all the helmets. It possesses a swiveling cutout band, referred to as a visor, made of transparent plastic across the front in the eyes and nose. Some helmets include vents for increased airflow. The disadvantages are decreased hearing, intense heat, and deficiency of wind. Full-face helmets which are popular for motocross or off-road rides don't sometimes use a face shield though the visor and chin portions are extended. A helmet with less coverage is less safe.
Off-Road/Motocross Helmets: Mototcross/Off-road helmets have extended visor and chin portions. The absence of a face shield permits the rider to utilize goggles and permit more airflow that is needed during strenuous off-road rides. The visor protects the rider's eyes from flying debris and keeps the sun's glare from the rider's eyes during jumps.
Though off-road helmets did not have a chin bar previously, modern off-road helmets use a chin bar to guard the face area from impact during crashes. By such helmets as well as goggles, the equivalent amount of protection as from full face helmets can be carried out.
Modular/Flip-Up Helmets: Sometimes known by the name convertible, the modular helmet is often a hybrid relating to the full face and open face street helmet. The chin bar is with a pivot and is moved upwards to resemble a wide open face helmet. Anyone wearing the helmet may thus be capable of consume and never have to eliminate the chinstrap. They're favored by motor officers who will be on the move.
Modular helmets are likely to be kept closed while riding and also the chin bar is kept up only once not riding the motorcycle. When the helmet is kept in the open position while riding, potential risk of neck injury is greatly increased in the event of an accident. However, those modular helmets which are dual certified as full face and open face helmets offer a great amount of protection even if