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Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet Evolving on previous designs, Shoei has revamped its modular helmet style with a streamlined and attractively sculpted shape that conveys the feel of freely moving through the outdoors in the Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet. Overall shell size is kept compact by incorporating the internal sun visors open/close mechanism inside all ventilation mechanisms are shaped and positioned in such a way as to reduce any possible drag. A redesigned aerodynamic spoiler also helps to cut lift, reducing neck strain on long, cross country rides. In the Shoei Neotec all these features combine to create a premium helmet that excels in appearance, protection, comfort and performance. The Shoei Neotec Helmets chin bar is connected to the same axis point and mechanism as its shield, minimizing extra parts. This also enables simultaneous closing of the shield with the chin bar, which is then held in place with an easy-open lock release button. The shield lock system offers secure closure or the ability to keep the shield slightly open to allow for increased airflow. With the Shoei Neotec Helmet, Shoei now includes a built-in sun shield, the QSV-1. The visor tucks neatly away beneath a non-intrusive shell built into the helmets liner, and can be lowered with the easy control of a sliding button. Shoei Neotec Helmet Features Face Shield Features Easily operable lever mechanism Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99 UV blocking New Pinlock-ready CNS-1 faceshield Wider and taller than the CX-1V that it replaces Includes Pinlock insert 3D injection molding process ensures a distortion-free view Improved Ventilation and Aerodynamics Newly designed vortex generators pull air through helmet 276 more airflow than Multitec Added inlets and outlets Vents are flush against helmet to maintain aerodynamics 5-Ply Shock-Absorbing Fiber Shell 3 shell sizes AIM Multi-Composite construction Lightweight yet strong Shell-integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag during high-speed riding Dual EPS Liner Multi-density EPS for optimal protection Two vents funnel fresh air through the EPS liner Dual liner channels route and disperse air evenly throughout the helmet EPS liner in chin bar All new interior Fully removable 3D interior liner Top center pad is removable and washable Improved cheekpad design allows better fit with eyeglasses Included chin curtain can be inserted into the chin bar to reduce turbulence and noise All Neotec Helmets sold in the US have a double D-ring closure Be sure to check out our Shoei Neotec Review above, in which we detail and break down all of the features and functionality of the brand new Shoei Neotec Helmet. Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
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4 / 5
Really like, but expected a litte more for the price
PostedMay 7, 2012
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About me: I ride a Honda ST and also a VFR. The only other helmets I have to compare are two RF800's that I've owned. I was looking for a modular, and from everything I read, the Neotec seemed like exactly what I was looking for.
Fit: I wore a large in the RF800, and the large Neotec fits perfectly, well, on the top of my head anyway. The cheek pads, in the the jaw area especially, are extremely snug, and were downright painful the first couple times I wore it. They are loosening up already after a couple hundred miles, and I think they'll be fine. Also, a little less tight on my forehead than the RF, which is good. The helmet also seems a little lower in the front, and higher in the back, both of which I like. The Neotec is also much tighter going on, and I tend to bump my nose on the chin bar putting it on.
Noise: Was frankly expecting better. It's certainly no quieter than my 12 year worn in (I know...) RF800. With all the talk about the lining shape, tight around the neck, aerodynamics, etc., you'd think there would be more improvement in all these years (I know it's comparing a modular to a standard, but this is supposed to be among the best out there).
Features: I really love the modular. I test rode it in all configurations, shield up - visor down, chin bar up, etc. and it feels very stable. I also really like not having to carry and change shields twice a day when commuting. Venting is really good, although it does leak a little air in the top vent, which is noticeable on cold days.
Weight: Feels much lighter on than the weight spec would indicate.
Ride: Seems to track well in the wind on the ST. Only rode with it briefly on the VFR, but I don't think it was as good on the sport bike, certainly not noticeably better than the old RF.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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