The HJC RPHA 11 Carbon is the carbon fiber version of the successful HJC RPHA 11. While the performance of the RPHA 11 Standard is already spectacular, with the use of carbon fiber, HJC has reduced the weight of the helmet by approximately 50 gr. Its look is impressive and you can see the fiber in almost the entire helmet.
The outer shell of the helmet is made entirely of carbon fiber. Thanks to the use of this material the version of the RPHA 11 becomes a helmet of very contained weight offering a great resistance to the impacts.
Image of the HJC RPHA 11 Carbon, very light and designed for a sporty ride.
The helmet line, designed for sporting use, has been optimized to achieve the best aerodynamics. Also reinforcing this function we find a spoiler integrated in the back of the helmet.
The lines of the helmet, as we see in the image, are very aggressive.
The weight of the helmet is of 1,250 grams for a size M approximately and we can assure that with the sensation of lightness is total. In this way we help to mitigate as much as possible the appearance of fatigue and load sensation of the neck.
The ventilation system has air intakes in the chin guard and in the upper part of the shell, in addition of two entrances located in the front part of the helmet. These are designed to absorb a greater air flow than previous versions and also the air ducts inside are wider, providing more ventilation in the interior.
Detail of the entrance of the chin guard and the front entrance of the RPHA 11 Carbon.
The air inlets of the chin guard and the front part are opened and closed by an on-off type mechanism, while the upper air inlets are operated with a caster system, so typical of HJC in the RPHA. This system offers us the possibility of regulating the air flow with up to seven different positions and has a rubber finished for greater grip with the glove.
In the rear spoiler there are two air vents and grilles on both sides that guarantee the extraction of moisture and hot air from the inside.
The screen offers a very wide visual field, especially lateral. It also has anti-scratch and anti-fog treatment with supports for Tear-Off and Pinlock, which is also included. In addition to the clear screen that comes mounted, when purchasing the helmet a dark screen is included.
Detail of the mechanism to adjust the tear-off and the extraction of the screen.
The mechanism of the screen, called RapidFire, allows to mount and dismount the screen quickly and without tools.
To lift or close it we just have to press the cam that is in the center of the screen.
Inside we find the Multicool system, which has three different textile finishes, each one with different functions: the padding of the cheeks optimizes the touch and comfort on the bike, the one that surrounds the top of the head combines the correct fit and an optimal perspiration, while the upper padding is aimed at the proper evacuation of sweat and interior humidity, aided by the ventilation system already mentioned.
Image of the interior of the HJC RPHA 11 Carbon, very comfortable and with great perspiration.
All the padding is removable and washable and incorporates reflective areas at the base of the neck to be more visible in low light conditions, in addition to a rubber that prevents the entry of water inside the helmet in case of rain.
It also incorporates the emergency extraction system, which allows to remove quickly and easily the padding in case of accident.
Closure and details
The closure is double buckle, the only approved to ride on a track. In addition, the helmet includes a breath guard and chin curtain.
The double buckle closure is golden, giving the helmet an even more personal and aggressive touch.
In short, lovers of sports driving have in the HJC RPHA 11 Carbon a perfect helmet to ride on circuit and on the road, very complete and with many accessories as standard. The Carbon version now adds a plus in terms of lightness and all without losing the excellent features that already have the standard version, the RPHA 11.