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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
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Nice Helmet for a Hefty Price
PostedNovember 12, 2013
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pilf
From LONG BEACH
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
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Noise Level
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Quiet
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Round
Vision
Narrow
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Wide
There’s something about Shoei helmets I like (I think it's the overall reputation). I could pretty much say I am happy I made the purchase from Revzilla. One of the better reseller I have dealt with. They are awesome in customer service. I decided to upgrade to a better class and have shifted from a $125 price range helmet and splurged to a >$500 one because I have heard and asked other riders why they wear Shoei helmets. Everyone seems happy with it even after the fact… they all say it’s a bit pricey. After the purchase, of course I love the helmet—for that price… you got to love it, however it’s definitely not perfect one for me—I am a gadget/techie guy so it’s hard to get pleased right away. By the way, I don't really think there's such thing as a perfect helmet. What I like about the Shoei Neotec are:
1.)pin lock anti-fog (it really works…I’m a heavy breather),
2.) inner pads are comfortable,
3.)the solid color-black matte adds the stylish look I want,
4.)the inner sun visor is a well thought out feature; the release lever is on the left side of the helmet. Some other helmets I owned have it located in places that are hard to reach. If it was a perfect world, I just wish the lever action should be on both sides.
.5)The chin bar adds insulation and it really deflects the wind which cuts down on the noise level. It's much quieter than any other helmets I have owned.
What I don't like are:
1.)the price(pretty hefty for non-Snell certified),
2.)ventilation is unsatisfactory because I think I ordered a smaller fitment so air does not flow adequately. It gets hot and I find myself opening the shield often... even during cold rides.
3.)the center pads (9mm) and the cheek pads (35mm) that came with it are too thick for my head and face so I have to fork another $81 out of my pocket to get the smaller fit… and it is the most smallest fitting and still makes my jaw sore after hours of riding. I pleaded REVZILLA to exchange the helmet to a large size after more than a month I have used it, but they were not accommodating this time because of their 7 day unused helmet return policy. In my opinion, 7 days is really not enough days to test the helmet…and the idea of having it unused to be able to return it is a little too unreasonable. I also emailed the Shoei customer service company in Tustin a week ago and have not gotten a reply back yet. The moral lesson is to allow about a ½ inch of measurement before making the BIG purchase.
Rides: 2009 Kawasaki VN900B Vulcan 900 Classic
Yes, I recommend this product.
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GMax GM54S Modular Helmet - Solid The modular design allows the flip-jaw to rotate further back on the crown of the helmet. The further rotation of the flip-jaw not only increases the user's line-of-sight when in the raised position, but it also lessens the user's fatigue by maintaining an even distribution of weight across the helmet. Features New inner flip tint sun lens Inner flip shield is easily raised of lowered with a lever located on the exterior of the helmet Distortion free clear single lens shield New integrated multi-function red L.E.D rear light Optional rear brake light kit available One hand easy to use chin bar push to open mechanism Lightweight D.O.T approved thermo-plastic alloy shell Excellent shield sealing reduces unwanted air and noise GMAX D.E.V.S adjustable dual exhaust venting system, top, side, and rear venting reduces fogging and sweating by allowing hot air to escape from the mouth area and top of head Adjustable chin vent directs air upward across the inside of the shield to help reduce or eliminate fogging Large eye port for improved range of vision Coolmax comfort liner and cheek pads move the moisture away from your body and the fabric dries quickly. The added performance keeps you dry and comfortable Removable/washable interior and adjustable cheek pads allow for more comfortable sizing Deluxe ear pockets for better fit and comfort Built in speaker pockets for communication systems Soft padded chin strap Painted shell with high quality clear coat finish Soft helmet bag included
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Love it... it's just not meant for me.
PostedSeptember 19, 2013
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pilf
From LONG BEACH
State:CA
Rider Type:Commuter
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Slightly Heavy
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I love almost everything about the GMAX54S--especially the rear light at the back of the helmet ( I wish all helmets have this option), the color (matte black), the sun visor, the weight, the style, and the ear pockets for my Sena BT communicator. What I don't like is the chin bar mechanism (it would have been better if the mechanism moves downward to open than upward), it's a little noisy, it's not vented well enough...and most importantly the moving parts like the slide for the sun visor broke It's made of plastic. I admit I dropped it one time--putting it on the seat of the MC and then it dropped to the ground. I had to replace the side ratchets--also plastic-- which was hard to find anywhere local. So I contacted Revzilla and they provided me the part to replace the ones that broke--which cost about $7 plus S&H. Not bad at all. However, the customer service at Revzilla is outstanding! They are prompt to return a reply on my emails and they are very...very helpful. The product reviews by Anthony are very informative. I highly recommend to come here first before shopping anywhere else for your MC needs.
Rides: 2009 Kawasaki VN900B Vulcan 900 Classic
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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