Product Comparison: HJC RPHA 11 vs Shoei Rf-1200


General Specifications
Brand
HJC Helmets
Shoei
Model
RPHA-11 Pro (XF-10-0803-1735-03)
RF-1200
Origin
China
Japan
About the Product
The HJC RPHA 11 builds upon the hugely successful RPHA 10, creating an even more finely tuned helmet for sport and track-day enthusiasts. A more aerodynamically refined shell, improved rear spoiler design, ACS "Advanced Channeling Ventilation System", an added forehead vent, greater field of view, a redesigned face shield gasket system and both clear and smoke tinted optically-superior Pinlock-ready 2D flat-racing shields round out the features of this helmet.
The latest generation in the most prestigious pedigree of premium full-face motorcycle helmets, the RF-1200, like its many RF predecessors before it, is the new pinnacle of helmet performance and technology. A lighter, more compact and streamlined helmet with next-level functionality, SHOEI's RF-1200 rules every aspect of the road, and then some. But don’t just take the critics' rave reviews for face value; it’s your turn to experience the excitement of riding in an RF-1200.
Key Specs
Type
Full Face
Full Face
Shape
Intermediate Oval
Narrow
Safety Rank
DOT, ECE
DOT
Shell Material
Carbon and Carbon-Glass Hybrid fabric
Fiberglass with organic fibers and resin
Interior Material
Advanced anti-bacterial fabric
3D Max-Dry
What customers say about "Key Specs"
HJC RPHA 11 Pro Monster Military White Sand Helmet
  • Overall, I would highly recommend this helmet to anyone in a hot climate regardless of your riding position.. Also, go with what the size chart provided by HJC says, unless you like your helmet to be on the loose side.
  • I got the matte black rpha 11 pro. So far, the only thing I don't like is the metal grill (chin vent) on one side is not seated property. It is misaligned. Other than that, the helmet seems to be exactly what I needed.
  • The RPHA is more of a race helmet than the Shoei. The Shoei is a exceedingly fantastic street helmet. I can't praise the RF 1200 enough but the ear folding, buffeting and air leak lead me to look at other helmets for spirited riding.
  • My second impression was, its a fine looking lid. Its aggressively styled, but without trying to hard. Just a really good looking lid.
  • The best helmet I have owned and I am riding more than 20 years.
Shoei Rf-1200 White Full Face Motorcycle Helmet
  • Love this helmet!!! Got it in white for the summer heat.. also added a ponytail because why not?
  • Bought this for my husband for fathers day and he loves it, says with all the vents it is so much nicer then his old 1974 Bell . This was well worth the money invested in it
  • Great helmet. Everything I expected it to be. Much less wind noise compared to my HJC helmet. Very pleased and would recommend this helmet.
  • This is my first helmet so unfortunately I can't compare it to anything else but I love the helmet. It's exactly what I was waiting for after weeks of research and watching the awesome videos here on all the different helmets.
  • This helmet is light, comfortable, has good vents, and finish! Break in period is quick and you do not experience fatigue after a couple hours of riding.
Size & Weight
Size
X-Small
X-Small
Weight
3.12 lbs.
6 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
HJC RPHA 11 Pro Monster Military White Sand Helmet
  • The helmet fits small and tight. That's what I need!
  • My first impression of this helmet was that it was lightweight. I mean, really light weight.
  • Do not buy a size larger if your going to use for track, It breaks in quick and flow more air than any full face helmet on the market. Very light and comfortable
  • This helmet fit my head better than the others I tried on (including a Schuberth.) Weight is reasonably light and I don't have a lot of trouble with drag, but I have a small wind screen.
  • I'm a Medium in every helmet I've tried. Arai, Shoie, Built (I was new and broke), and others and all sizes fit best in a medium. So if you have a 57-58 cm head like me, get a medium.
Shoei Rf-1200 White Full Face Motorcycle Helmet
  • Purchased this RF-1200 to replace my old X-11. The fit is perfect for me ( just a tad more snug than the X-11 when new ).
  • Lightweight design substantially decreases rider fatigue and allows for easier rear checks when changing lanes, turning etc. My neck often hurt after long days of riding with my the other helmet which was about 6 lbs or more, the RF-1200 is half of that and it makes a difference.
  • The fit and finish are top notch and you can just feel that it's a high quality helmet.
  • The fit to my head (which is right between oval and round on the helmet scale) is superb, with no hot spots. I can wear this helmet for hours.
  • Extremely comfortable and with a great range of colors and designs
Features
Shield
Enlarged eye port, Optically-superior Anti-fog Lens, 5mm initial shield position
Protects from 99% of the sun's damaging UV rays, 3D injection-molding ensures a distortion-free view throughout entire field of vision, Improved shield locking mechanism, Integrated/Removable, Comes equipped with Pinlock® EVO fog-resistant system
Ventilation
ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System
Wind tunnel-optimized adjustment
Liner
12 mm
13 mm
Cheek Pad
45 mm
39 mm
Extras
Superior automatic shield locking system
Smaller,lighter yet stronger shell design, Dual density EPS liner accommodates more compact design without compromising ventilation flow, Includes breath guard and chin curtain Ventilation System, Large lower 3-position vent,3 upper vent intakes and four uniquely positioned upper exhaust outlet vents, 3D Max-Dry System II Interior
What customers say about "Features"
HJC RPHA 11 Pro Monster Military White Sand Helmet
  • I also ride a bike that is fully upright (Kawi Versys 1000) and this helmet feels extremely well ventilated. My guess would be you would have even more ventilation on a super sport in the tuck position.
  • The chin strap is comfortable and well padded. Much better than the Shoei.
  • The visor is very good. The visor change mechanism is quick and easy. The Shoei visor change is very good, quick and easy but HJC has em beat hands down on this.
  • The venting was adequate though a little noisy. It was cool out today so I closed the ports about halfway through the ride. This helmet is a tad bit noisier than I expected but not annoyingly so. I
  • Roller ball on the top vent have great response (with glove)
Shoei Rf-1200 White Full Face Motorcycle Helmet
  • Wind noise is minimal compared to the X-11. The chin mounted wind buffer/screen really helps when installed.
  • I've always appreciated this helmet for its features and felt that it was worth the price, but after last Saturday I'm a Shoei guy for life! I'm ordering another one right now!
  • Maximum air flow from numerous well placed vents around the helmet decrease heat in summer and block cold air in cold weather.
  • Sealed and insulated helmet creates quiet riding atmosphere. I had no idea what I was missing til I wore this helmet. With the vents closed and my ear protection in the wind noise is noticeable but not bothersome by any means.
  • Ordered this as a step up from the Shoei Qwest. I really liked the Qwest but had significant wind noise (no whistle, just wind noise). The RF-1200 is much quieter and I get no buffeting when turning my head at speed.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
485.99 $


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