Mike Cornsilk (Tahlequah )
I bought this because I ride day and night. Best lens ever. Highly recommend
Lon Aux (Newport Beach )
Shoei keeps moving forward. This is better than the X-12 When in tucked position, the view is unobstructed. Has better sound protection Less Buffering, even when turning your head. Visor seems to fit better. Great value when you compare to Rossi's AGV You will be happy with this helmet.
Doug (Bellingham )
This helmet is amazing. The quality, fit, comfort, and features are excellent. The downside for me is how loud this helmet is above 40 mph. Deafening loud. I've been using a Shoei RJ Platinun with custom fitted ear plugs for the last 8 years with no noise issues. This is an excellent helmet if you can stand the wind noise.
TIM (New York )
Have had Shoei for years because they fit my head shape best. Each year the interior is more plush and comfortable. The flip-up style is ideal for long rides as well as in the city when it's hot. Being able to lift the whole front piece at stoplights is a huge relief. The flip down sun visor is a major improvement. Can make on the fly adjustments for tunnels, shade, cloud, sun. Reduces eye fatigue, and safer than riding through glare or darkness because it's too much hassle to stop and apply or remove sunglasses. Would always want this feature on any helmet I buy in the future. Ventilation issues remain. The older versions had a little tab at the bottom of the visor that you could use to bump just a little crack of an opening to keep fogging under control during rain. It worked. Without that little tab, it's a constant battle to flip the visor up to clear it but that's too much exposure, close it and it fogs, etc. The stick-on anti-fog piece is too much trouble, and definitely reduces nighttime visibility so is not safe to use except during the day. Just too much hassle. The tab adjustments for ventilation don't stay put. The slider on the top of the helmet is always closing, as is the back tab. I finally taped them in place. I always want them open, even in cold weather. The one near the mouth is the only one I adjust a lot. Odd to hear such a range of comments about noise. Wonder if the variety of noise complaints has to do with individual windshield configuration in relation to this helmet style. Flip fronts are admittedly not as quiet as full coverage models, but I always wear earplugs, and this newer model seems noticeably more quiet than the earlier unit with earplugs in. Dunno how anyone rides without earplugs, whatever the helmet model. Why do that? Agree with those who feel the bucket is heavy. It is. But very stable in wind. And yes, it's very expensive.
SP (Gettysburg )
The helmet is not cheap, but the fit is perfect...no tight spots anywhere. It is pretty light, does not fog up and is a cone of silence compared to a Bell helmet I own. I'm glad I bought it.
Eli (Greeley )
Perfect lid to make a statement!