How do you like the GT Air overall? How do the the GT Air and the RPHA 11 compare?Sport Touring - Shoei GT Air.
However, I also have an HJC RPHA 11, and am coming to the realization that lightness might be the second most important consideration behind fit.
I like my GT Air. I also wear glasses when I ride - a pair of Oakleys - and ride with my visor raised 95% of the time. It fits me well. I appear to be lucky enough to have my melon shaped well for an intermediate oval, which it seems a popular helmet shape. Despite wearing sunglasses, I also like the pop-down tinted visor. When I was working, my commute home from work was generally westbound, and at certain times of the year, the sun would be setting right on top of the brow of a rise of the road. Even with the sunglasses on, the only way I could see anything was to lower that tinted shade.How do you like the GT Air overall? How do the the GT Air and the RPHA 11 compare?
That is definitely a consideration, but with the pace of development of the comm systems, if I get 5+ years out of this one in the helmet, it will probably be obsolete when it's time for a new helmet. I also have a 10R on my HJC.I have the Sena 10S. The reason I didn't get the 10U is in case I wanted to change helmets, like I am contemplating now...
+2. Find someplace that stocks several brands and make sure you wear one for ten minutes before buying. And then try the one in the box before you buy. Often, the ones on the shelf have been worn by so many people they have become a bit loose. It's also worth mixing and matching internal parts. I have an Arai Signet X with medium cheek pads and a large head liner. The shells for the M and L are the same. BTW, it's easier to change the head liner than the cheek pads.Most important thing is fit. Size and head shape.
For me, Shoei in size large always seem to be perfect in terms of fit and the style/quality/cost are all about right.
The Shoei RF-1200 does fit ok but I am not a fan of the offset visor tab on the left. The visor is difficult to open and sloppy and awkward. I prefer helmets with a centre tab for the visor. Also being a glasses wearer I much prefer helmets with drop down sun visors.Shoei RF-1200 here.
I'd definitely recommend it. There are plenty of good deals on it now. It's a good, snug fit for me. Very good (not great) in the comfort and wind noise departments. What I like the most about it is the light weight and small overall size. Flows a decent amount of air too.
I recently took a spill and hit my chin area on the asphalt. Very happy with how the helmet performed in that department. No signs or pain whatsoever on my face and just paint chips on the helmet.