Shoei Qwest Helmet

Qwest Helmet

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Shoei Qwest Helmet

Shoei’s name means that as a company they are naturally expected to make a great touring helmet and thankfully, the Qwest can handle this pressure. Shaped by what Shoei claims to be countless hours in their very own wind tunnel, important details like shell design and foam placement have been refined to cancel out noise and reduce drag and lift. The ventilation system is also wind tunnel tested and this has resulted in large upper intakes and rear exhaust vents that maximize the Venturi effect. The proven ORSA shield carries over from other helmet models like the X-Twelve and when combined with Shoei’s typical knack for quality, the Qwest becomes a very, competent touring helmet.

Shell & Integrated Spoiler
  • Wind tunnel tested aerodynamics
  • Shell integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag during high speed riding
  • Consistent shell thickness guarantees proper strength and weight
AIM+ Shell Construction
  • Proprietary technology integrates a six-ply matrix
  • Hand laid interwoven layers of fiberglass with organic fibers and resin
  • Shoei’s strongest, lightest and most elastic shell available in 5 sizes
  • SNELL M2010/DOT
  • 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for size medium solid color)
Ventilation Performance
  • Larger lower vent shutter for ease of use with riding gloves
  • Strategically positioned upper vent for optimal air intake
  • Uniquely positioned upper exhaust vents take better advantage of negative pressure suction
  • Dramatically improved cool air and hot air expulsion
CW-1 Shield & QRSA Base Plate System
  • Protects form 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays
  • 3D injection molding ensures a distortion free view throughout entire field of vision
  • Works in conjunction with optional Pinlock® Fog-Resistant System
  • Optional CWF-1 Racing Shield accommodates tearoffs
  • QRSA Base Plate System allows smooth and easy shield changes
  • Patented spring loaded technology ensures a wind and waterproof seal
Interior Comfort System
  • Dual layer EPS liner provides enhanced impact absorption while not impeding cooling air flow
  • Fully removable, washable and replaceable multi-layer cheek pads
  • Three dimensionally shaped to match the contours of a rider’s head
  • Multi-layer cheek pads available in six thicknesses for a custom fit

**Note: Currently Shoei products can only be shipped to U.S. customers

Read the MotorcycleUSA.com review of the Shoei Qwest Helmet here: Shoei Qwest Helmet Review
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Another great helmet from Shoei

In the past 210,000 miles of riding this is my 5th or 6th helmet from Shoei and like the earlier ones it is a great helmet. The fit is perfect - the helmet is quiet - and the aerodynamic design good. Starting around 2000 or so the seem to have paid more attention to the aerodynamics of their helmets and this one follows that trend. At speed there is almost a sensation of no wind resistance as the slip stream quietly passes over the helmet. If they could only add tiny built-in windshield wipers they'd be perfect.

WVWOOF - February 11, 2016

(Harpers Ferry, WV)

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Qwest

Second SHOEI helmet. Had an X-11 from my sportbike days and still wore it on my HD. Finally decided to purchase a helmet designed for a more upright riding position. The QWEST totally fit the bill. This helmet fits my head perfectly. With installing the breath guard and the chin piece, this helmet has very low wind and road noise. The visor seats extremely well when closed and provides an excellent seal. I am extremely happy with this purchase and will continue to use SHOEI helmets for all of my riding needs. If you ride cruisers or sport tourers, you cannot go wrong with this helmet.

Ruben H - September 30, 2015

(Tucson, AZ)

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Shoei Qwest

This helmet is exactly what I thought it would be. I went from an X-11 to this QWEST helmet. Quality is typical SHOEI and the fit is great. I noticed that the face shield has a tight seal and is very quiet, despite some other reviews here. Try a helmet that actually fits your head. A great quality helmet at a great price. I ride a cruiser and this thing fits the bill. You will not be disappointed.

Ruben - September 30, 2015

(Tucson, AZ)

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SHOEI Qwest - worth it

This is my 4th Shoei helmet, the Qwest is just as good as my previous RF-1000 and RF-1100 helmets. I average 10-20K miles per year and have ridden in all kinds of weather from 100F to sleeting roads; in each of those conditions the Qwest has always been a comfortable, secure, reliable helmet. Buy a couple of aftermarket tinted visors, and it's a great all around helmet. Be sure to wash the removable foam now and then to keep it relatively fresh. At least two of my fellow rider friends have bought their own Qwest helmets on my recommendation. I'd buy one again when my helmet needs to be replaced. For anyone on the fence, trust me. A comfortable helmet makes a big difference in enjoying your confidence and seat time. I'd rather have good comfortable gear on a so-so bike than have uncomfortable gear on a fast bike.

Joe - August 28, 2015

(Orlando, FL)

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Shoei Qwest

I love the helmet. Replaces my RF1100. Better suited to touring. Good ventilation. Improved range of vision. Shoei is hard to beat.

Gary - August 3, 2015

(Wheelersburg, OH)

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Great Helmet

Great helmet, quiet. Light weight, great ventilation, firm seal, and comfortable fit. Worth every penny.

John - April 2, 2015

(Lilburn , GA)

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Great but...

I wish I knew that the liner was not removable before purchasing. I overlooked it or it wasn't highly advertised that it wasn't removable. Cheekpads come off but the rest doesn't. I would spend money on the removable next time.

vinny - November 10, 2014

(cotati, CA)

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Fogs too much

I bought this helmet to replace a Shoei TZR and just finished a 4,000 mile ride with it. The fit is almost the same as the TZR. Box does include both a breath and chin guard but they are cheaply made and smaller compared to the ones from the TZR. The helmet has about the same noise as my TZR. My big complaint with this helmet is that it fogs very easily, and the fogging is hard to clear once it is there. If you ride in the rain in cool conditions, you will most likely have problems.

Scarecrow - September 9, 2014

(Lebanon, PA)

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Great helmet.

I bought this helmet because of the spring-assisted faceshield seal. Seals completely, eliminating air and water leaks, even in pouring rain. The ventilation is great. This the first helmet I've had where I can actually feel a breeze on the top of my head. It flows so well, I have to close the top vent during the rain or my head gets damp! There are grooves in the lining so that I don't have any problem wearing glasses.

Patrick - August 18, 2014

(Denison, TX)

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Shoei Qwest

First mid-premium helmet after wearing a CycleCrap helmet for a few years. Looks amazing. Easy shield exchange. Takes a few seconds. Great snug fit (medium). Good airflow due to the well-placed vents. When all the vents are open it can get loud, however. It does whistle a bit when doing high speed lane checks. Wear your ear plugs and its not really an issue. Very happy with this purchase.

Joe - August 18, 2014

(Greensboro, NC)

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too loud

Sort of dissappointed with it, maybe the shape of my head. The whistling or say wind noise is prevalent as soon as I am moving and its loud. The helmet fits good though, but with no removable liner, honestly its more than the value of other helmets in its class.

ked - July 21, 2014

(corona, CA)

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Shoei QWest Helmet - great helmet

Very light weight and very comfortable. GREAT field of vision and ventilation. Easy to change visors in a few seconds and locks nicely at every "click". I've noticed a slight whistle sometimes after opening and closing the visor, but if you just run a finger of your glove along the top edge of the visor when closed, it seals completely and stops the whistle. I think maybe the seal is a bit "sticky" causing it to not completely seal down. I love the helmet and I've very impressed for the price!

Ken - June 6, 2014

(Fort Collins, CO)

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You get what you pay for.

I have been riding motorcycles for 40 years, I finally broke down and spent over $150 on a helmet. I should have done it 39 years ago. Everything a helmet does this one does better: fit, feel, operation, sound, protection (sun and safety), weight, visibility, appearance and air flow. Come on Cheapo's spend the extra cash, you will be glad you did.

Donald - May 19, 2014

(temecula, CA)

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Great helmet at this price point

I love the lightness, field of view and range of motion this helmet gives me. I've noticed some comments about the whistling and what I found is if you give a gentle push "down" (towards the chin) on the top of the shield, the whistle goes away. It's almost like the seal is so tight the visor doesn't completely close at the bottom. Also, if you use the visor lock (on the side) it seems to make it go away. This helmet is a HUGE step up from the Scorpions and HJCs I've had in the past.

Ken - February 22, 2014

(Fort Collins, CO)

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Quest helment

The fit, quality of construction and appearance are great. For me there was not enough air flow thru the helmet. While riding a 100+ miles in rain I wanted to keep the visor closed, but the visor fogged up quickly, to clear the visor I opened it a notch or two and this let in the rain and it accumulated on the inside of the visor. It was a constant battle to keep the field of vision clear.

Geoff - December 13, 2013

(West Chester, PA)
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