Lately my RPHA Max from the last 5 years has been really bugging my head, in the front. I figured it was time to get a new one, and vowed this time to get one that fits well. I really like my Shoei 3/4 that I wear riding around home, so a few weeks ago went and tried on a Neotec 2 XXL (same size as my RPHA). It felt good, really good, but too loose and they didn't have an XL. Called them today and they had one so went in and tried it on. Feels just right and I did the deed!
Decided to splurge and replace my old Sena SMH10 with the built to fit SRL at the same time. Maybe not the best value for the money, but I've gotten 6 years out of the old one so if this performs as well I'm ok with the cost. Slick unit. I've broken a couple of boom mikes slamming them in my RPHA face guard; that won't happen anymore with the short/integrated boom:
The speakers also snap into shallows made for them in the foam - no velcro needed to hold them in place. Since they're mounted into hollows made for them, there's a nice space between my ears and the speakers. Typical Sena, it paired right up with my phone and SM10 for the ride home from the city. The helmet still felt very good when I got home and forehead wasn't aching. Yes!!
The mechanism for both the chin bar and the visor feel significantly more sophisticated than my old helmet. When the visor is closed, it does so with an authoritative snap which I'm betting will bar any rain from getting in.
The quick connect strap will be appreciated as well. I have one on the 3/4 I wear on the Ural and it was awfully easy to get used to. Apparently the internal sunshield comes down and goes up via a cable mechanism. No springs to wear out. Seems to work well and although I wish it came down even farther, it's more than my old helmet and might let me go without wearing sunglasses - we'll see. Very plush feel to the liner, just like my other Shoei.
I'll try and remember to update this once I've gotten out for a few longer rides, but I think I'm really going to like this lid.