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Shoei CW-1 Spectra Face Shield
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Shoei CW-1 Spectra Faceshield

The Shoei Spectra 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 pullsthe shield back to contact 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
  • Scratch-resistant coating
  • 99.9% protection from harmful UV A and B rays
  • 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

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

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Shoei CW-1 Spectra Face Shield 4.5 5 105 105
Looks Good -- Be Careful to Avoid Scratching The shield looks great, the quick change mechanism works with this shield just like it does all shields for the RF-1100. There is a disclaimer suggesting you shouldn't ride at night, but allows for more nighttime visibility than a standard tinted shield. My only complaints are that it scratches easily. For the price paid, I wish it were a bit more resistant to scratching. Most have buffed out, but I already have a few permanent scratches from normal riding. It also fogs more easily than my standard clear and tinted visors. However, if you want a mirrored shield, this fits the bill. March 30, 2015
Not bad, but not great I got this for my X-12 and it really ups the look to the next level! I went with the gold mirror and it blocks the sun perfectly. I would not recommend this at night though. The downsides to this shield: it's expensive and there is no anti-fog coating. March 23, 2015
Keeps minimum UV Keeps your face in shade. Keeps your face in private too. March 16, 2015
Pricey but well worth it I use this shield during sunny afternoons with no need for sunglasses, which was the main reason for getting it. The mirror looks amazing, night visibility is not terrible believe it or not. Although I did change to a hi-viz yellow pinlock shield for the dark just to be safe (and well worth the anti-fog). Great thing about these CW-1's is that taking the extra shield to work and swapping them out for the proper visability conditions is a breeze. September 15, 2014
Everything I could ask for! Chrome mirrored shield looks perfect on my helmet! Great sun protection and it keeps my face really cool on those sunny days, not too dark when looking through it as a rider but nobody can see your face which I think is a pretty cool feature. Didn't use it at night and probably wouldn't recommend unless you have some superpowers or something because I had it on my helmet on a rainy day and it doesn't repel water like the original clear shield so my vision was limited, other than that great shield and does't scratch but you CAN'T use dry paper towel to clean it. wet cotton towel works best September 6, 2014
Overall a good choice, but some drawbacks Having used this visor for two seasons of riding now I can leave my impressions. I have the gold colored face shield. Pros: - Looks good. Can't see in the helmet when fully closed so you have that stealth look. I used to have a dark smoke tinted lens on my other helmet and I wanted to keep that feature. - Functional as well. Cuts down on glare and is a good shade for bright sunny days, as well as gray skies or even well lit night time riding. Cons: - EXPENSIVE- $HOEI charges a lot of money per face shield and per component, and already a lot per helmet as well. give us a break somewhere - Durability - i can already see some nicks and scratches here and there. not enough to see during use, but when i look at my helmet closely while not wearing it, it's visibly scratched. otherwise pretty standard. quick release like every other helmet. a note on night riding. in brightly lit environments like NYC, sure you can use this for short sprints. but on the taconic for example (unlit highway) this helmet is useless. it's not intended for night riding anyway but without street lights it wouldn't be comfortable. if you are riding sunset hours swap to a clear or bring a spare pair of glasses to ride with. September 1, 2014
Like the style! This was easy to interchange with the clear shield that my RF-1100 helmet came with and I love the style it adds over the original clear shield. August 4, 2014
Good but definitely not great. Clarity is very good but you definitely have to squint from 10 am to 2 pm or if driving into the sun. It does allow some dusk/dawn use. Unfortunately it is not a substitute for my Serengeti velocity sunglasses. July 14, 2014
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Shoei CW-1 Spectra Face Shield
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Scott P: wore out, needed new and they had it. !! Mar 19, 2015
Michael G: Have used this shield on the helmet I am replacing. Great shield to combat sun and then shade back to sun. Not good for night riding. Mar 8, 2015
Joey F: More sun protection during long rides. It is a very nice shield and certainly not too dark. Has held up well. Feb 16, 2015
Jason G: Needed a face shield that blocked out the sun. In addition, it had a nice blueish hue Jan 5, 2015
Brian L: UVA & UVB protection, and better than sunglasses, if choice given...great option to have in Sunny AZ Dec 12, 2014
S A: Look cool and protect my eyes. Nov 9, 2014
S P: Looks great, especially the reflective coating and keeps the glare out Oct 22, 2014
Morgan B: Need daytime sun blocking visor for Texas riding. Silver iridium looks cool with the matte black and matches my Harley's paint job. Sep 22, 2014
Robert E: Racing in sunlight Sep 16, 2014
Quandre B: so the cops can't see my eyes. Sep 9, 2014
Maria C: a must for daytime riding. Aug 16, 2014
Melynie H: UV protected tinted shield Aug 7, 2014
Locke H: We have a lot of sun light here in Northern Nevada, so I like the sun-ray filtering, and it is a plus that it looks great. Jul 26, 2014
Arkadiusz G: Needed slight tint for the sun, this one looks awesome and keeps my face cool and protects from sun. my helmet looks bad ass now Jul 23, 2014
Jeffrey B: Since there is no internal shade on the Shoei Qwest Overt needed something that would block the suns rays during the day. Jul 14, 2014
Daniel A: Have ordered this product before and it works great! Lasted 2 seasons, but I finally scratched it. Time to replace. Jul 12, 2014
David M: Needed this shield for summer sun protection. Fits my helmet. Jul 2, 2014
Robert P: I have another color and I was impressed so the product. Looks good and performs well during riding. Jun 30, 2014
Steven B: Tint color for RF1100 helmet. Jun 22, 2014
Ryan C: Needed something better than sunglasses (since they move around on your face and dig into your temples) for glare and preventing headaches. Jun 18, 2014
Stuart K: Good quality shield and hopefully the reflective surface will help with keeping the sun out! Jun 14, 2014
Christopher E: Need `east in the morning' and `west in the afternoon' sun shielding. Jun 5, 2014
John L: Looks great on my Shoei Glacier Helmet! May 31, 2014
ken j: My girlfriend runs the RF1100 and likes the chrome mirrored screen. More then that I waited for a helmet to get released from arai for over a year and revzilla had it first plus gave me thirty dollars off my next purchase. I wish I could get rs tiaichi from this site. I want their armor and looks like I will have to get it from sport bike track gear. Revzilla is always my first stop when I want something however. May 25, 2014
Gordon H: To replace the current one May 25, 2014
Pawel G: Awesome face shield. Love the looks on the outside and the inside is very clear and so dark. Ride around day and night with it and have no problems in the sun or night time riding. May 13, 2014
Avais M: looks great and works amazing..! Apr 23, 2014
Robert B: UV A&B protection Mar 28, 2014
Patrick C: I got gold and I look like an astronaut. Plus a measure of anonymity is liberating. Mar 21, 2014
Brent B: To reduce glare. Feb 26, 2014
Robert H: Bought this to go with my new Shoei X-12 Kagayama 4 Helmet in Blue. Looks Awesome ! Feb 16, 2014
Jaime S: Chose this face shield as I can't wear sunglasses with the helmet, it goes with my bike and looks bada$$...also, the clear face shield looks just too plain. Feb 11, 2014
Graeme L: Not too dark yet greatly reduces the sun and if you run late, with care, you can ride home in the dark! Jan 30, 2014
Steve O: Superhero look with matte-black helmet. Dec 30, 2013
Reza E: Need tint. Dec 26, 2013
Liat S: need something for daylight to block sun in my eyes Dec 9, 2013
Ray R: It is a bit pricey, but the value of blocking the sun on afternoon and morning rides makes it worthwhile. Nov 29, 2013
Mel-Jovan S: I own a face shield on my older RF model and wouldn't wear it any other way. Nov 29, 2013
Kristine V: I chose the Spectra faceshield in blue because I thought it would look great on the Shoei helmet I purchased that has a blue heart design on it with grey and black graphics. Oct 1, 2013
David P: TO block UV rays Sep 26, 2013
Roger B: For shade and looks Aug 30, 2013
William G: Want a tinted face shield Aug 30, 2013
Esteban Y: this is a cool face shield need it during the day, so it can give me some protection from the sun and at night without carrying annoying unnecessary items. Aug 24, 2013
Lee Baxter 1: Because I left my sunglasses at a gas station and someone had picked them up before I got back there! Aug 23, 2013
Luke M: I ordered this with my X-Twelve mainly to cut down on glare while riding without having a tinted shield that would interfere with lower light conditions, but also to add some "cool factor" to my helmet Aug 22, 2013
A shopper asked: I need mirrored face shield for Shoei RF1200, do you cary any? Apr 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: Want to get the chrome mirrored or gold but was wondering how dark is it when looking through it as a rider, dark smoke or light smoke? Jun 20, 2014
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Jon G: Probably somewhere in between. I would not want to wear it at night, like any tinted shield. Jun 20, 2014
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Dr. Lance B: Looking through would be light smoke. Jun 20, 2014
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Daniel P: Light smoke, i can use at night... Jun 21, 2014
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Jon H: I have the Gold Spectra. I'm in Texas where the sun is fairly intense and would equate the tint to a medium smoke but with greater clarity. I've compared it similar to my Ray Ban sunglasses, but not as dark as my dark Oakley's. For me, when it's really bright I find myself squinting a bit, but not uncomfortably. It's perfect when it's partly cloudy.

The big question most people have is can they use it at night or do they need another visor. I'm in Dallas and the Dallas suburbs, so there's some light from the city, cars, etc. that helps illuminate the road, so I find that this visor actually works quite well at night... it's doesn't keep me from not seeing things. This morning I rode to work on a dark, overcast, about to rain, day and it was perfectly fine... I didn't even think twice about having this visor on.

So, it works decently in bright sun and is light enough to carry you through some dark times. Anything darker and I would say you probably need another night time visor.

Bottom line... it works fine, and there's nothing else out there that looks this awesome... super hero awesome!!
Jun 23, 2014
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A s: I have used the gold and blue mirrored CW-1 shield, and strangely enough from the rider's view both of them provide a medium, colorless tint. Great for reducing sun glare, and perfectly good any time except early dawn and night (obviously). They are a little tougher to install than the clear one, because you cannot see the grooves and springs behind, but it's not that tough - the Shoei shield installation system is one of the best. Jun 21, 2014
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Stephen B: It's about half way in between.
Caution - lots of internal reflection. I had mirrored chrome. Looked cool, but the reflection problem was bad enough that I went back to dark smoke -- which is perfect for daytime So Cal riding.
Jun 21, 2014
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Robert B: Hard to judge exactly. Dark day with sun glasses on may not be the best. But for almost all riding I do - no issues. works well for me in most all conditions. Jun 23, 2014
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Timothy G: Closer to a dark smoke. I wouldn't advise using it at night, it is significant. Jun 21, 2014
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Andres P asked: Do you see your reflection in the mirrored or smoke shields? Mar 6, 2014
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Jon G: Reflection how? Like your self looking back at you with the helmet on? No. When the helmet is on, and there is no light coming behind the shield, other people can see THEIR reflection in your shield. I had no weird visual issues with either my smoke or mirrored shield. I would be more worried about scratching them. Mar 10, 2014
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Stephen B: I ride in Southern California. Very bright!
I used the Spectra mirrored shield one time and gave it away because the inside reflections were too distracting.
I much prefer the dark smoke shield which is great for daytime riding. No internal reflections at all. However, it can't be used at night.
Mar 7, 2014
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Kevin R: no.
I do not see my own reflection on the inside of this shield. I don't think the backside of the coating is as reflective as the outside, and/or it is close enough to your face that I think it prevents that from happening.
Mar 7, 2014
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A s: Nope! I have the blue mirrored CW-1, it's perfect on sunny days. From the rider's view it just darkens the picture - no color, no reflections. Mar 6, 2014
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Michael O: No reflection with the Spectra. I am on my second Spectra shield. This is the best in my book for sun, glare and even visibility at night. Mar 7, 2014
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Timothy G: You can see your reflection in the mirrored, but it is a slight effect. Mar 7, 2014
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Pierre L: No. Mar 8, 2014
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A shopper asked: Chrome mirror vs dark smoke, which is darker/better sun protection during the day and which is better during low light/early evening conditions.

Apr 21, 2011
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Smeggy: I've been a big fan of chrome for a long time. Gets a bit toasty in Sydney during summer and I used to have dark smoke on the old BMW hats I had but went to chrome on the Shoei hats. I could not put it down to the visor but it felt better inside, both makes were white (yep, I'm boring) but the Shoei felt better...might be down to the venting but the front of my face felt better in direct sun. I have a chrome visor on my new Qwest and it stays on day or night. However, this is mostly city or suburban riding so street lighting is always on. No doubt if I was out somewhere rural I would be swapping it for a clear visor at night, the light reduction is not severe but I woud prefer the full picture out in the sticks. Aug 29, 2011
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Joey F.: The dark smoke is really dark and designed for bright, sunny, daytime riding. If you want a shield that will work best on cloudy days and at dusk, I would not go with a dark smoke. Anytime we choose to use a colored or darkened/tinted shield, it's important that we have a pair of good polycarbonate eyeglasses on if we find ourselves in a situation where we need to ride with the shield partially or wholly in the up position due to low light. Jun 27, 2011
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Chris K: I typically find the dark smoke option to be the darkest for any shield. The Chrome Mirror or Silver color options tend to sit in-between light smoke and dark smoke as far as visibility goes. For cloudy or low light conditions, I would consider an amber or yellow shield as it improves contrast for best visibility in shadows. Apr 25, 2011
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jesse980315: i have dark tint (smoke) on my cx-1 shield... and often wear dark oakley (ducati of course) glasses underneath... the dark tints good, it takes the edge off, but it not so dark you need to worry about it on a cloudy day... night time out of the city sucks but cloudy days are fine. Nov 22, 2011
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Dena J: Overall I'd say Spectra. Sun is always in your face then dark tint would be a bit better. Dec 8, 2013
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Ducatihunter1: Smoke is made to shield the sun. Low light is a toss up. May 23, 2011
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David M asked: I want to decrease the bright glare and heat from sun , will this visor work better than dark smoke for this? Thanks!! Oct 14, 2013
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Timothy G: Hi David,

My experience is the Spectra range work far better at both glare reduction, as well as minimising heat.

I've used a range of Arai, Shoei and aftermarket faceshields and I have been very happy with mine.

Oct 14, 2013
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David K: I have both and neither one gives me a glare. I definitely prefer dark smoke as autumn approaches as the sun sets a bit sooner. With the dark smoke you need to be disciplined to get home before sunset or your screwed. Nov 25, 2013
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Jon G: i have both shields and do not notice a difference between the two. when it is bright, i wear sunglasses as well, with both. i bought the mirrored shield more for looks than functionality. Oct 14, 2013
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Dena J: Dark smoke may be better. Though the spectra is so close. If you're worried on money then get the dark smoke cause there isn't a huge difference for the price. Dec 8, 2013
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David N: Dark smoke would work better for that. This performs the same as a light smoke visor. The mirror finish seems to just add privacy and a "cool" look. Oct 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: Or do all of them come with pinlock inserts? Jan 13, 2012
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Chris K: Sorry! Our mistake. The Spectra version of this shield does not have that option. Jan 13, 2012
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Dena J: Shoei only makes Spectra for the regular visor. Dec 8, 2013
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Oztiger: All have this option Sep 14, 2012
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A shopper asked: i only see rs-1100 listed, if not where can i find a spectra for my 1000? Jul 5, 2011
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Chris K: No, this shield does not fir the RF-1000. The one you need is the CX-1V, which I have linked for you below: Jul 6, 2011
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84swbchevy4x: It does not. Aug 27, 2012
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A shopper asked: Does the CW-1 Spectra faceshield fit the Shoei MODULAR helmet? Sep 3, 2011
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VinnieT: The only helmets that the CW-1 will fit is the X-12 and the RF-1100 helmet. Those lids are not modular type helmets. They are geared to track riders and posers. As a matter of fact, I can't for the life of me figure out why anyone would have a modular helmet. Think about it... You're riding around with the face guard down (the safest position). All of a sudden you think to yourself that... "Hey, maybe this is too safe... After all, look at those Harley guys with their (not DOT approved) helmets... And what about the guys in Utah, they don't even have a helmet law!" So you throw caution to the wind and you raise your face guard on the modular lid. Now if you have to come off the bike your chin can enjoy the asphalt.

By the way, I'm sure that Shoei sells a tinted version for your helmet, just call the guys at Revzilla... They are good with advise and you never get the feeling that they are rushing you off of the phone.
Sep 6, 2011
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