HJC IS-MAX II Modular Motorcycle Helmet Review

HJC IS-MAX II Modular Motorcycle Helmet


Style & Design




Safety & Protection





  • Quiet compared to other models
  • Good peripheral vision
  • Closeable vents
  • Comfortable


  • Sizes on the small size - check the size chart

Hey there everyone, especially the street-sport-motorcycles, street-touring-motorcycles, street-cruiser-motorcycles, street-motor-scooters, all-terrain-vehicles, utility-vehicles lovers and enthusiasts out there, it’s Wazza here again with another exciting  HJC helmet review.

Today we’re looking at a well-made and very well-priced HJC IS-MAX II Modular Motorcycle Helmet. If you are looking to buy one of the most elite and coolest street helmets currently available in the market. then this review is for you.

This review will not only clear all of your doubts about buying this hat, but we’ll also go over all of the specs and features in great detail and cover a bit about the manufacturing brand itself. So, let’s get to it!

About the HJC IS-MAX II modular motorcycle helmet

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This helmet is made with an advanced polycarbonate composite shell with an adjustable polycarbonate chinbar with a standard D ring.

It’s lightweight and its design using CAD technology ensures a superior fit and comfort. There’s less noise with this helmet – you can ditch the ear plugs. If you’ve been avoiding going to a full face helmet, this could be the one to get you across the line. It doesn’t feel confining and your field of vision is great. I think it’s a comfortable fit and the noise level at highway speeds is tolerable – better than other hats I’ve ridden with.

The IS-MAX II helmet has room for ear buds or speaker systems.

I love the closeable vents – they’ll help keep you comfortable and not too hot while out on the road.

It has a single-button one-handed chin bar/face shield release that’s really easy to take off – not while you’re riding, of course, but if you want to stop and chat with a ride buddy, it’s easy to get this hat on and off quickly.

The optically pinlock faceshield (HJ-17) provides 95 per cent UV protection and it’s crystal clear. The faceshield lifts up easily and it’s nice to ride at lower speeds with the faceshield up, making you a little cooler.

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Features of the HJC IS-MAX II

It also has:

  • a QuickSlide tool-less shield replacement system
  • pinlock inserts can be bought separately (PIN 555-202)
  • one-touch integrated SunShield (HJ-V5)
  • smoke-tinted 3-stage adjustable SunShield with locking mechanism deploys quickly and easily
  • multiple optional SunShields available
  • ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System with full front-to-back airflow that flushes heat and humidity up and out
  • SuperCool Interior with moisture-wicking anti-bacterial fabric
  • removable and washable liner and cheek pads – stay fresh!
  • all sizes of cheek pads are interchangeable in all helmet sizes.

This helmet meets or exceeds Department of Transport (DoT) standards.

Helmet weight

  • XS to MD 3.81 pounds (1,730 +/- 35g )
  • LG to 2XL 3.85 pounds (1,750 +/- 35g )
  • 3XL to 5XL 3.96 pounds (1,800g 35g)

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More about HJC

HJC HelmetsHJC is known for creating helmets that have complex innovative technologies, however, the design is still capable of remaining simple.

Over the years the manufacturer has proved that is capable of creating helmets that can rival the rest of the products available in the market.

More about HJC 

Since 1971, HJC has specialized exclusively in the design and manufacture of motorcycle helmets. The combination of this extensive specialized manufacturing service, experience, innovative and reasonable pricing resulted in HJC’s success in worldwide markets. One of HJC’s top priorities is to provide high quality, comfortable, and reasonably-priced helmets to car racers and motorcyclists throughout the world

HJC has succeeded in maintaining the status as the #1 helmet brand in all over Asia and North America. More importantly, motorcyclists worldwide make HJC their brand of choice. And with a wide selection of helmets in the mid to high price range, HJC has expanded consumers’ choice in helmets. HJC is proud to say that their helmets are constantly tested in both laboratory settings as well as in ‘real’ life for quality assurance.

HJC is only one of very few helmet companies that are equipped with its own state of the art wind tunnel testing laboratory to test for aerodynamics, ventilation, noise, etc. HJC also has three helmet factories in three strategic locations; Korea, China and Vietnam. These factories produce high-end, mid, and entry-level products to satisfy the high demands of consumers worldwide.

The advancement in RPHA Pro Lorenzo Replica 3 is all due to HJC’s production system and their market strategy. The US is a big part of the company’s success. In the US, the company has been able to sell more than twice the helmets that they have manufactured. With over 20-percent market share HJC has made sure it stays current with US trends and offers helmets that people want to buy. Notably, HJC has a contract with Harley-Davidson to produce the Motor Company’s branded helmets. It makes everything from the high-zoot FXRG lids to the DOT-only open face helmets found in Harley’s catalog and last year, HJC unveiled the RPS-10, a fully-featured lid with an ultra-lightweight shell and advanced aerodynamics. But it’s only for the professional rider and motorsports racers.

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