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post #1 of 4 Old 03-29-2019, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for new helmet to replace hjc cl16

With riding season just around the corner, its time to retire my 5 year old hjc cl16. Shell is scratched and pads are worn out.

Looking for recommendations for a helmet under 400.
So far I'm looking at the

Icon airflite
Hjc rpha 11 pro

The icon is different and looks cool with a dark smoke or RST lense.

I also need new gloves as mine are ripped up.

Unfortunately there arent any shops around me that has these 2 models on display

I have a 2013 green zx6r. I'm not necessarily looking to match my helmet and bike but if it happens it happens.

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-29-2019, 11:45 AM
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The most important thing is fit. Check your head shape. HJC's tend to be a rounder shape and Icon is narrower. You'll know its the wrong shape if you get any pressure points or need to get a bigger size than usual.

Check out this article: HEAD SHAPE AND HELMET WEIGHT HELP

The best helmet I've worn is from Arai. I've owned scorpion, HJC, Shoei, and Suomy helmets but none have been as comfortable and light as the Arai.

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Thank you. I am definitely an intermediate oval.

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-31-2019, 03:02 AM
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If you like the fit and the price point, were it me I would stick with what works.

My wife decided that she would enable me buying a new helmet some years back....purchased two on line, and returned what did not fit. If you don't have good access to try out other brands, that may be an option. Check with the vendor first.....

"Basic stuff fellas. Use your head for something other than to break your next fall."
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