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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
 
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
Fit
Small
Slightly Small
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Average
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Average
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 of the GMax GM54 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 Inner flip sun shield is easily raised of lowered with a lever located on the exterior of the helmet Distortion-free clear single lens face shield Integrated multi-function red LED rear light One hand, easy to use chin bar push-to-open mechanism Lightweight thermo-plastic alloy shell Excellent shield sealing reduces unwanted air and noise D.E.V.S 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 Removable and 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 Optional rear brake light kit (sold separately)
 
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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