HJC RPHA 11 PRO Kylo Ren
You wouldn’t think a motorcycle helmet would have a positive impact on your wardrobe, but the HJC RPHA 11 PRO Kylo Ren is a sleekly fashionable piece of functional headgear. This helmet is stylin’ but it will also give you serious protection if your ride starts to get “interesting.”
Here’s our review.
HJC RPHA 11 PRO Kylo Ren – Cool and Functional
The HJC RPHA 11 PRO Kylo Ren is an exceptionally gorgeous racing helmet. It looks sleek, because it was aerodynamically designed and tested in a wind tunnel. This is not a helmet that will hold you back on the highway or the racetrack.
The HJC RPHA 11 PRO Kylo Ren is a significant improvement over the popular RPHA 10 that was introduced a few years ago. HJC has made important changes to the new model, marking the ’11 as a top-of-the-line helmet for safety and style. Most dramatic is the reduction in weight – HJC shaved off seven ounces from the prior version.
The RPHA 11 features a state-of-the art Advanced Channeling Ventilation System across the shell, from a new forehead vent that helps keep your crown cooler to a top vent that is easy to adjust. There are a total of 10 vents on this helmet -- six in the front and four on the back. The rear exhaust has a spoiler for air flow over the top of your helmet. There is a brow vent with a horizontal slide adjuster for micro control. There are even rubber pads on the control wheels that make for effective adjustments even with gloves on. Together, the vents give you maximum airflow and some of the best humidity controls that we’ve seen.
This is one of the safest yet lightest lids on the market today. The helmet has an exceptionally light fiberglass and carbon composite shell that weighs just 3.2 pounds. The shape is an intermediate oval with side tapers that fit most riders in the U.S. market. They’ve widened the eye port on the face shield to increase the peripheral field on the sides. There is also a more effective central visor release that they finally got right. You can just pop and pull off the face shield – a nice, easy removal process. Installation is just as smooth.
This is one heck of a nice sport helmet that is DOT and ECE rated with emergency release chin pads. The helmet comes with a 2D dark smoke shield and an anti-fog insert. We like that the helmet fits well for people with glasses, no problems here for the vision-challenged. There are channels built right into the shell for your specs.
On the inside, the HJC RPHA 11 PRO Kylo Ren uses high-end anti-bacterial fabrics to wick away moisture and of course all the pads come out for washing.
This is a comfortable lid that will make you look Italian-sleek, dangerous, and cool. Literally, cool; the RPHA 11 vents better than any race full-face helmet that we’ve ever used.
HJC has paid a lot of attention to the details, making this their best helmet to date.