New modular helmet for HJC’s RPHA line

HJC is once again updating its RPHA helmet lineup, with the new RPHA 90 modular helmet.

The RPHA line was HJC’s move towards building helmets with premium-level features, instead of the more value-oriented products it has traditionally been known for. The RPHA helmets are constructed of lightweight materials and typically packed with the same features as more expensive helmets from Japan or Europe, but still coming in at a lower price.

The new helmet will presumably replace the RPHA Max, the previous modular model that fared well in CMG testing. MSRP starts at $459 US, but the price will likely drop after some time on the market.

See HJC’s full press release below for details on the new helmet’s features.


The RPHA 90 is the most compact modular motorcycle helmet in the world, resembling a full-face helmet through weight and appearance, yet functioning as a modular helmet. The helmet’s super-lightweight is a result of the compact shell constructed of HJC’s very own Premium Integrated Matrix (P.I.M.+) shell material. This technology provides enhanced shock resistant performance and superior aerodynamics while maintaining comfort for riders.

The ultra-light RPHA 90 is equipped with HJC’s new Sun Glide system. The inner-sun visor operates smoothly on an adjustable wire for ease of use, lowering a longer and wider anti-fog and anti-scratch visor for better sunlight eye protection.

The helmet’s Seal Secure shield system permits riding in any weather environment, wherever adventure might take you, by keeping water, dust, and noise out. The tight seal, combined with noise canceling interior, allow for a relaxing ride so riders can remain focused on the road.
New vents are strategically placed in high pressure areas to increase air circulation through large top and mouth vents and rear exhaust vents. Air is channeled through the interior cooling system to keep the rider’s head dry and cool.The RPHA 90 is universally compatible with communication systems through added speaker pocket space and easy wiring through the removable interior. The RPHA 90 was designed and tested with the SmartH communication system, a Cardo and HJC collaboration.
For added safety, the RPHA 90 protects riders in low-light conditions with high-visibility reflective patches in the front shield area and rear lower padding of the helmet.The RPHA 90 is designed for comfort during a long journey, but it is also convenient for short rides and frequent stops. The chin bar lifts with ease to a modular position for rider convenience. The helmet accommodates riders who wear glasses with HJC’s Glasses Groove built into the interior.
Each helmet released by HJC Helmets is designed and thoroughly reviewed with safety, comfort, convenience, and functionality in mind. The RPHA 90 is a product of vigorous testing at HJC’s in-house wind tunnel and R&D center, and feedback from HJC’s previous premium modular helmet, the RPHA MAX. With this new helmet, riders can surely expect revolutionary improvements and features.Sizes XS-2XL. DOT approved. MSRP starting at $459.99.
About HJC Helmets
Since 1971, HJC has specialized in manufacturing motorcycle helmets exclusively.The combination of this extensive specialized manufacturing experience and innovative development resulted in HJC’s success in worldwide markets. It is HJC’s continual goal to provide premium quality, high performance and comfortable helmets to motorcyclists around the world. For more information, visit

3 thoughts on “New modular helmet for HJC’s RPHA line”

  1. I ve had two of HJC modular helmets fall apart with broken plastic bits in the flip up part. I wonder if these would do that 2 ?

    1. Yes.
      But I’m disappointed the adver-nouncement doesn’t mention when they will be available.
      I haven’t been able to find one anywhere yet.

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