TKWESQ
 
 
 
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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 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Much Narrower than the Multitec
PostedMay 12, 2014
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TKWESQ
From Manassas
State:VA
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Shape
Narrow
Long Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I've had Shoei helmets for 25 years and I've always been a Large. Most recently I was using both a Qwest and a Multitec when I saw the Neotec and loved it.
I did my research and everything said the Neotec was essentially a new and improved Multitec with a built in visor, so I immediately sold my Multitec and bought a Neotec. That was a bad decision - because in the process of "improving" on the Multitec they made the Neotec much narrower than the Multitec. In fact, the Neotec is so much narrower that it pressed on my ears causing discomfort to the point of making it unwearable. So I sold my brand new Neotec at a substantial loss.
However, I so badly wanted it to work that I bought a second Neotec - an XL - hoping that would cure the problem. It did not, so I sold that helmet at a substantial loss also. I am very disappointed both in the shift in shell shape for the Neotec and the absence of information about it in literature. The absence of that information caused me to lose a nice chunk of money trying to get a Neotec to work.
Perhaps I need to try the Schuberth.
Rides: 2010 Honda GL1800HPNA Gold Wing Audio/Comfort/Navi/ABS
Yes, I recommend this product.
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