Never spent so much on a helmet before. Then again never knew that a helmet can fit so well. After a month of breaking it in very happy. I have been riding a lot in 90 degree weather and can't believe I am wearing a full face helmet.Always wore a half helmet. Very happy with my purchase.
I already had one and I got my wife one for the few times she needs it. I believe it to be the best open face helmet available. Fortunately I have had to use it. I like it because it is better than the old Bell Magnum helmets I wore for over 10 years. I wish there were better color CHOICES!
I have owned 2 other Shoei 3/4 helmets over the years. Shoei J-Cruise Helmet is the first with a face sheild. The face shield has worked great. Riding with the face shield down the ventilation is good and wind noise is minimal. Not ever having a face shield before, I raise it all the way when stopped on summer days, and when riding slow, I will raise it a little to get more air movement. I wear glasses and the sun shield works great. I really like that I can make all these adjustment with my left hand. Riding in the rain or at Interstate Highway speeds (80 mph) is what sold me on this helmet.
The fit, like my other Shoei helmets, is great, comfortable all day. As mentioned above, I am impressed with the face shield features. I have had some of the other features in previous Shoei helmets. The Shoei J-Cruise Helmet is well worth the price due to the quality and features.
This is my 6th Shoei in 30 years and 240,000 miles of riding. Unfortunately this one is a lemon in that the visor will not stay cracked open. On either of the first two settings the visor will snap shut whenever I'm above 50 MPH and this is behind a wind-diverting screen on my BMW R1150R. Since it's not pleasant riding in hot weather without some airflow and it's impossible in the winter to ride without ventilation to keep breath from fogging at stops, I'm beginning to think this will be my last Shoei.