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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