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Shoei CW-1 Face Shield
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Shoei CW-1 Faceshield

The Shoei CW-1 Face Shield fits Shoei QwestShoei RF1100 and Shoei X-12 Helmets


  • Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back into contact with the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal
  • The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces
  • Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional racing shields with tear-off posts are available
  • Scratch-resistant coating
  • 99.9% protection from harmful UV A and B rays
  • Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts
  • A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow
  • "Mellow Smoke" refers to a tint that is lighter than the "Light Smoke" shield

Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States

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Good visor for day and night . Dark smoke I was hesitant to get the dark smoke because I didnt want to go through the hassle of changing visors. One of the reviewers on here had said that the visor was ok for might riding, so i decided to get it and glad I did. Night visibility is not bad at all and the visor does a good job at minimizing sun during the day. I rode with the visor once at night while it was raining and I was able to see enough to get home, went through streets only. The con: i feel that it fogs up easier than the clear visor that came with my helmet. I often find myself opening my chin vent or visor to clear up the fog. But I guess this is to be expected with most dark smoke visors. Other than that small cumbersome, I do recommend this visor. April 7, 2014
colors listed above are wrong From the colors listed it shows mellow is darker then light smoke. But it is not. So I ordered that and had to pay return shipping to order the darker shield. Over all the shield fits and works great. April 1, 2014
Works Great Bought this in Dark Smoke for my new RF-1100. Here in AZ you almost always need something for the sun and this fits the bill just fine. Dark enough to be useful but not too dark. Seems to be very good optically, I can't see any distortion in it. Easy to install, takes about 30 seconds. I used the Zilla bucks from buying the helmet so the price was decent. March 31, 2014
Excellent Looks awesome, and it's much better than wearing sunglasses in my helmet March 17, 2014
Great Visor I got the Dark smoke version for my RF-1200 (Beacon Red) and visibility still remains high even at night. No noticeable change in wind volume. Rock solid shield. If you are buying this as your primary visor, save yourself some money and dont put the pinlock insert on the visor you are replacing. The replacemnt visor does not come with the pinlock insert. Without the pinlock insert the faceshield fogs up pretty bad rather quickly as it does not have the anti-fog treatment. March 10, 2014
Perfect optics This face shield is perfect.......optics clear with no distortion March 3, 2014
Hads alot of style gives a nice mean look to your helmet. Since people cannot see your face, they doubt you! February 17, 2014
Product specs as described Product specifications as described. No complians. February 10, 2014
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Shoei CW-1 Face Shield
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Bryce B: My helmet came with a clear visor shield, I wear glasses and don't alway put on Sun Glasses so it is helpful for me to have a tinted visor and keep my regular glass on. Apr 8, 2014
Louis E: I was tired of wearing sunglasses while riding. Apr 7, 2014
John P: My wife likes her helmet and wanted a darker face shield for the sun. Mar 28, 2014
Vukosava J: For those sunny days. Mar 27, 2014
Tommy W: For sunny day riding. Mar 22, 2014
Nate R: To not have to wear sunglasses Mar 21, 2014
Lorena G: Looks, style, sun protection (safety). Mar 18, 2014
Romar T: Picked the dark smoke to dim the view when riding. Perfect for when riding on a nice, sunny day! Mar 13, 2014
jeremiah f: Match the helmet. Mar 13, 2014
Larry s: I picked the dark smoked one due to the bright Florida Sun! Mar 10, 2014
Joshua M: I wear glasses, so I needed a tinted facesheild Mar 7, 2014
victor m: replacement for original shield Feb 10, 2014
James V: I like the level of UV protection, Hate getting my nose and eye's baked from too little protection. Feb 7, 2014
Maxime A: going to look good on my rf1100 matte black helmet Jan 30, 2014
Mark F: A tinted visor is a must on the track in the summertime. Jan 26, 2014
Jacob C: I don't ever get a helmet without getting a smoke shield. Jan 24, 2014
john f: Wanted a internal sun visor helmet, but the helmets I looked at seemed too cheap or too expensive, so looks like I'll be changing face shields Jan 24, 2014
Timothy W: The dark smoke looks GOOD against the Yellow, and will probably look killer on the Pure Orange also. Jan 18, 2014
David M: Scratched my original. Jan 17, 2014
Jeffrey D: Sun shade for new helmet Jan 17, 2014
Rob C: OEM is the best fit for shields Jan 6, 2014
Julie B: Fit my helmet. Need it for night riding. Jan 4, 2014
Bill T: Need it for bright daylight riding. Dec 30, 2013
Mauricio C: like the dark face shield Dec 25, 2013
Rod H: For improved sunlight eye shading. Dec 19, 2013
Cat B: gift Dec 18, 2013
Belmar D: Needed a silver mirror face shield for my Shoei X-12 helmet. Revzilla has some really good prices and had the face shield I wanted in stock. Dec 13, 2013
O P: Works. Dec 10, 2013
Christopher D: No need for sun glasses with a tinted face shield. Nov 27, 2013
Tom S: Need darker shield for daytime riding. Nov 25, 2013
Kristin W: needed a smoke windshield Nov 23, 2013
jeffrey w: so i cant see her face Nov 19, 2013
Anthony B: I seem to always choose to travel East or West at exactly the wrong time. I don't feel comfortable wearing my sunglasses behind my visor, so I wanted something to ease the sun. Nov 13, 2013
Josh L: I dropped close to $500 on a Shoei helmet because I don't want to skimp on head protection. Cheaper aftermarket visors are available, but their scratch and impact resistance is unclear. Nov 10, 2013
Wes B: Needed a Smoke shield for my wife's Qwest. Nov 3, 2013
Cheryl S: eliminates wearing sunglasses under shield Nov 2, 2013
LUIS ANGEL B: I own a Shoei RF-1100 helmet which only comes with a clear faceshield, so I need the smoke faceshield for sunny days. Oct 31, 2013
Peter M: Slightly wider than the stock visor, with scratch resistance and dark smoke really helps the suns glare; not as dark as you'd expect Sep 23, 2013
S T: Wanted a darker faceshiield for my Shoei helmet--works great and it is all I need day or evening. Sep 12, 2013
Darius W: Good shield. I like this better than sunglasses any day. Not too Dark, good sun protection. Does not scratch easy. Sep 7, 2013
Fede S: For night and day riding. replaced clear one that came with the helmet. Aug 31, 2013
A shopper asked: Want to know if this is to dark for the overcast skies and rides with lotes of shades from trees. Can you see the road clearly as to avoid pot holes, bump and other obstacles? I'm concern that the road won't be seen as clearly as a clear lense. Apr 21, 2011
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NYCRider: I have the dark smoke and as long as it's daylight out you'll be able to see fine even under the shade. I live in NYC and I can ride with the dark smoke at night with just the city lights (I usually leave it open) but I'd say in daylight under shade that would overall be brighter than just city lights at night.

It def won't be as clear as the clear shield but you won't have any trouble with the dark smoke during the day. It's about the same as pair of dark tinted sunglasses I would say.
Aug 8, 2011
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Chris K: The dark smoke is quite dark, so you may prefer a light or mellow smoke instead. My recommendation would actually be the Amber/Yellow colors as they improve contrast in cloudy conditions and help to see beyond shadows. Apr 21, 2011
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KWICK: I ride with my dark tint shield at night occasionally. It's do-able. I just bought a half-smoke for day rides that turn into night. Any daytime riding, the dark smoke works great for me though. Jan 30, 2012
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Mustang4290: I recommend this if you want the dark tint.. I've got it and I can ride at night with it down. It looks dark but it's really quite easy to see through. Plus you look really awesome with it lol Oct 31, 2011
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JBRIII: RC..the dark smoke appears black from exterior but you can see as though your wearing med sunglasses.Its safe even if your caught out after dark.I didn't believe that until I tried it. Apr 26, 2011
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Buddha2802: The tint isn't that dark and you can see pretty good even with lots of clouds. You can still see at night time, but i wouldn't recommend it. May 16, 2011
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zeusthegoose: not too dark at all. i'm forced to do the occasional after sunset commute with the visor, i can see obstacles and other vehicles just fine. Apr 23, 2011
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togliat: Tint is not overly dark. I llve in Sacramento, and actually could do with a darker, or maybe iridium coating. It might work well for you. Aug 26, 2011
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michaelj: When the sun is high there is no problem even on cloudy days, the only time I have to switch to the clear is around sunset. May 16, 2011
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Zead: The dark smoke visor is very clear, works well on cloudy days and transitions. May be too dark for night and rainy days. Jan 29, 2012
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Movistar: I wouldnt go with the dark smoke. it is hard to contrast with in a heavily shaded area. May 24, 2011
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Ammar K asked: Based on some of the comments below, I'm getting the impression that the Dark smoke is a little too dark if the sun is down. So, I would like to go for a little less dark. In that case I would like to know which one out of the mellow and light smoke is darker? and how far apart are they? If anyone could help me out, i would be very thankful. Oct 6, 2013
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john q: The dark smoke is too dark for after hours. I carry the clear with me to switch out if I am out late. where I live this is not usually a problem but I ran into a grizzly in Canada with the sun down and dark shade on. I regretted the oversight of not having my clear shield with me and won't make the same mistake again. No experience with the intermediate shades. Oct 8, 2013
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Ammar K: Ok, I thought so too. Knowing myself, I will get into that situation of forgetting the clear one a lot. That is why I want to go with something less darker. So, I can reduce the consequences of wearing a non-clear shield in the after hours. Oct 9, 2013
Gilbert G: Ok Mr K - Safety should be of great concern here. Dark visors look cool and perpetuate a dark kinda cool dark rider image but not very practical to use at night.
I am a self-taught rider (7 Busas since 2001), and have found that waring the right shades/glasses has an advantage over tinted visors. Ie; when its sunny, your CLEAR visor together with any of 1000's of shades/colors gives the rider the world as far as tint and color from which to choose w/o compromising night riding safety - please, always use your visor and safety equipment wisely so you could enjoy your riding experiences to the full.

Iy is very wise of you to find out about this issue now instead of during a night ride where much more is at stake- your life; BRAVO !!
Oct 7, 2013
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Ammar K: Gilbert I'm in agreement with you in regards to the safety being the primary concern. However, I have tried wearing a couple of different shades under the helmet, and I have experienced a loss of visibility. They create several blind spots and limit the side to side visibility significantly. I currently have a Bell RS-1 with a photo-chromatic transition shield, which is an absolute wonder. So, what I'm trying to achieve here is a shield color that would give me the same convenience of never carrying another shield. So, I would like a color that's dark enough to block the sun, and light enough to not Impair my visibility in the darker hours. Oct 9, 2013
Wong H: If you don't like carrying 2 visors (like me), then I would suggest going with the Spectra (iridium) visors. I use the gold spectra shield even at night - which are fine on roads with street lights. If you are riding in the dark (ie. with only your headlights) then use a clear visor. Oct 31, 2013
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john d: Anmar, I've used a whole range of Shoei facesieilds and after the sun goes down I use clear shields. When sun is up I only use dark smoke. Hope this helps. John Oct 7, 2013
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Ammar K: Right! I mean that would be the ideal thing to do. I have a Ogio No drag mach 5 and it has a shield holder. However, sometimes I'm out without the bag and in that case I don't want to get stuck with riding with the dark smoke in the dark, with he only option being having the visor up. Believe it or not, I have received a ticket for having my visor up here in NYC.
So, what I'm trying to do is: I'll compromise a little in terms of the sun-blocking effectiveness when the sun is out, and I would like to have something that I can survive with when it's dark outside. Oct 7, 2013
Andres P: Can someone actually answer this question? Which shield is darker, mellow or light smoke? Mar 10, 2014
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Ammar K: Sounds good, I appreciate your help Nov 4, 2013
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A shopper asked: And if not, which shield would work / do you carry it? Jun 3, 2011
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Ducatihunter1: Unfortunately, This visor only works on the newest lines of Shoei Helmets. The one you are looking for is CX-1V. Jun 4, 2011
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Grumpy00: You need the CX-1V visor to match an RF/XR 1000. The CW-1 is for the RF/XR1100 or X-12 helmets. Aug 7, 2012
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Mustang4290: no, this shield will not fit on your rf-1000.. you need to get a:
Shoei CX-1V
Oct 31, 2011
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84swbchevy4x: CW-1 is for rf1100 and x-12 helmets only. Aug 27, 2012
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Daniel S: No. Only for the RF-1100 Dec 24, 2012
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A shopper asked: If the dark smoke was compared to tint on a car, what percentage would you say it is? (The less the percent the darker it is) Aug 26, 2012
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RevZilla: That's a tough comparison as tint's can vary depending on many factors. The Shoei CW-1 Faceshield in Dark Smoke is definitely dark, dark enough where you can't see anything if you get stuck with it at night. Hopefully that helps. Aug 28, 2012
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ATyson: 15% maybe 10%. No visibility loss what-so-ever. Highly recommend. May 20, 2013
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84swbchevy4x: Prob. around 20% or so. Maybe 25% at most. Aug 27, 2012
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neoBusa: I'd say 30 - 40% Dec 26, 2012
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Charles Gabriel C asked: Will this fit the RF-1200? Dec 7, 2013
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Leonardo K: Unfortunately the CW-1 face shield will not fit the new RF-1200
The RF-1200 uses the new CWR-1 face shield
Dec 7, 2013
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Jack B: Hey,

Sorry to say that, along with all the other upgrades that come with the new RF-1200, the visor has gotten a substantial makeover too. Unfortunately that means the CW-1 visor that is used on an RF-1100 does not interchange with the newer CWR-1 visor designed for the RF1200. The detenting arrangement, the latching mechanism, and the attachment points have all changed. Got an RF-1200? Then you'll need a CWR-1 series visor. The good news? It comes with Pinlock anti fog mounting pins installed, is more rigid, seals better, and is available in a variety of tints. Hope this answers your question.
Dec 7, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does it fit to the Shoei XR-1100 (El Capitan) helmet? Does the helmet size matter? Apr 3, 2013
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RevZilla: The CW-1 fits the XR-1100 and its U.S. counterpart, the RF-1100. There is only one size, so helmet size does not matter. Apr 8, 2013
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WestCoastDub: I can't say for sure since I don't have that helmet but it fit my size large Shoei Qwest when the expansion zipper was used. May 29, 2013
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A shopper asked: How do i order the optional pin locks Jun 6, 2011
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Chris K: You would need to order the two part system - the pinlock faceshield and pinlock lens. I've linked the products for you below: Jun 7, 2011
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KWICK: You must buy a Pinlock shield. Jan 30, 2012
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Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Clear 535795 0213-9100-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Mellow Smoke 535800 0213-9125-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Light Smoke 535799 0213-9115-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Dark Smoke 535797 0213-9105-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Yellow 535796 0213-9103-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Orange 535798 0213-9106-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Half Tone Smoke 535801 0213-9150-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours