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Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet Building upon the success of their previous modular helmets, the Shoei Neotec Helmet was designed with long distance and ADV touring in mind. The innovative tri-composite shell has been designed to provide riders with a smooth and quiet ride while reducing, lift, weight and increasing overall safety. The shell of the Neotec has also been designed to house the internal drop-down sun visor, eliminating the need to reduce the thickness of the EPS liner and potentially compromise safety. An integrated face shield shield and chinbar pivot point reduces the number of moving parts, mitigates wind noise and enables riders to close both the chinbar and face shield in the same motion. Shoeis stainless steel 360 Pivot Locking System secures the chinbar when it is in the closed position and the dual-layer EPS liner provides enhance impact absorption and is channeled to facilitate ventilation. From the shell to EPS to the 3D formed comfort liner, the Shoei Neotec is purpose built to provide unrivaled rider comfort and safety. Perfect for nearly any type of ride and rider, the Neotec is the ultimate in touring performance. Shoei Neotec Helmet Features Face Shield Features Easily operable lever mechanism Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99 UV blocking 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 Ventilation and Aerodynamics Vortex generator vents 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 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 Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Really like, but expected a litte more for the price
PostedMay 7, 2012
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Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
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Air Flow 
5 / 5
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Features 
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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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