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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 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 Helmet's 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 Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
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1 / 5
1 / 5
Foggy, loud and wet. Highly disappointed.
PostedOctober 13, 2014
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Grape
State:MN
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
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True to Size
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Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
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Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I can't believe the reviews this thing has received. I also cannot believe that this helmet is advertised as a 'touring' helmet.
Let me start by saying I bought this as a replacement for my five year old HJC IS Max BT. I wear glasses and do a lot of multi-state touring in all weather conditions.
Noise: I wanted a quieter modular with the same features as the HJC. With all the vents open, it's actually louder than the HJC. With them closed, it's a bit quieter. Ear plugs are still needed though. I have not tried it without the chin curtain in place yet.
Rain performance: This is absolutely terrible. It's acceptable at speed but in town it fogs my glasses very badly. With the chin vent open, rain drops spit across on my nose and it still fogs. With the visor set to the cracked 'city' position, water enters the helmet and gets sucked up across the screen. This never happened in my old HJC and is the reason I scored it so poorly. Doesn't it rain in Japan? I live on a gravel road and I am not wearing contacts when I ride.
Fit: This is spot on and it's very comfortable. I wore a 2XL in the HJC but an XL with the Shoei. They appear to be the same size. Mine is gloss white and the paint looks nice.
Features: It's got lots of vents and they do work well. I'm not sure how important that is in a modular though. I'm used to just simply flipping modulars open if it gets too warm. The sun visor is nice but the switch is an awkward place. I much prefer the location and function of the top mounted, spring loaded HJC visor. The snap for the excess chin strap is also in a bad place, almost tucked up under the neck padding.
Revzilla was great (as always). Too bad the helmet just does not work at all for me. I require a helmet that is safe to use in the rain. I regret buying it and will probably find another HJC IS Max BT to replace it.
Rides: 2013 Triumph Tiger 800 XC
No, I do not recommend this product.
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