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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-- Seven Things to Look for when choosing your personal Motor bike Headgear
Dimensions: To find the best security, the dimension of one's motorcycle helmet is most important. Many of us acquisition helmets which are too huge. A helmet must not permit ones own head to move too much, and must truly feel safe.
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Above all keep in mind to ride carefully and remember your helmet! For the greatest protection, the size of your helmet is important. Numerous individuals obtain helmets that are too large. A helmet ought to not permit too much, and must are safe. All elements ought to be taken into consideration when purchasing your motorcycle helmet. Comfortableness, appropriateness, and affordability are a few of the things you must treated as when purchasing your helmet.
~ 5 Varieties Of Motorbike Headgear
Motorbike headgear are usually of five types and they are secured to the rider's head using a chin strap. The intention of putting them on in addition to their protective benefits are defeated if chin strap isn't secured.
Full Face Helmet: The entire face helmet covers the complete head as much as the skull base and is the most protective of all the helmets. It provides a swiveling cutout band, known as a visor, made from transparent plastic over the front from the eyes and nose. Some helmets likewise incorporate vents for increased airflow. The disadvantages are decreased hearing, intense heat, and deficiency of wind. Full-face helmets which are widely used for motocross or off-road rides don't sometimes use a face shield however the visor and chin portions are extended. Head gear 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 use goggles and permit more airflow that is required during strenuous off-road rides. The visor protects the rider's eyes from flying debris and keeps sunshine's glare from the rider's eyes during jumps.
Though off-road helmets was without a chin bar previously, modern off-road helmets use a chin bar to protect the face area from impact during crashes. By using such helmets as well as goggles, the equal protection as from full face helmets can be achieved.
Modular/Flip-Up Helmets: Also known by the name convertible, the modular helmet can be a hybrid involving the