Eric (Lebanon )
There are many nice details on this helmet: The fit is fantastic, the view port is the widest I've ever had on a full face helmet and the finish is 1st rate. Really, this is probably the nicest, most comfortable helmet I've ever had, and I've been riding over 30 years so I've had a lot of helmets. The problems are minor and more annoyance than anything else. 1. It does fog quickly when cold, especially at traffic lights. The easy solution is just to crack the visor open when stopped. 2. It does whistle kind of loudly when at speed, especially with the visor open. I don't notice this so much on my touring bike but it's really noticeable on my sport touring machine. If I lean out into the wind the sound seems to go away so it might not be a problem on a naked bike. One good thing about this is I can tell right away if I forgot my ear plugs. Once the plugs are in it's not even noticeable. 3. At this price point I really would have liked a quick release on the strap. I've had one on my last several helmets and never paid over $200 for them, so a $330 helmet should have more than double D rings. Overall I'm very happy with the helmet and will probably buy another Shoei when this one is done.
Robert McCall (Barberton )
They also fit RF800 Shoei helmets!
Charles (Hillsboro )
Went down to the thinner cheek pads and it was a great choice. Still snug but no more fish lips.
Guy (Santa Rosa )
Not sure how you rate a pad. I needed thinner pads for my GT-Air, so I bought them. They work just like the originals, just less thick.
Guy (Santa Rosa )
Overall I am really happy with the helmet. I found it to be tighter on my cheeks than my previous RF-1100, to the point of being uncomfortable, so I purchased the thinner 31mm pads and now it is just fine. I dinged the cost benefit a bit due to this fit issue. I paid $630 for the helmet and then had to pay an additional $42 to get it to fit. I know they won't sell them with all the pad sizes, but I wish there was a way to buy them with other pad sizes. My rides often encompass both light and dark conditions and having the flip down sun visor is super handy. It did take a bit of getting used to as if you have an itch, you have to open the visor and flip up the shield, but that isn't a big deal. One other minor issue with the sun shield is that it doesn't go all the way down and if you have to look at that transition spot between shield and no shield it gets a bit odd. That spot is right where the mirrors are on my Concours, so now, to look at my mirrors I have to tip my head a bit. Other than those issues, I like the helmet quite a bit.
Brian (Temecula )
I like the shield. But the price is high for what you get. The tint works well in medium sunlight - but in bright sunlight - you may still need sunglasses to cut the glare. In SoCal the sun can be very bright and the shield works just OK. If you have a good set of sunglasses that works with your helmet - don't spend more on this shield.