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Shoei CWR-1 Transitions Pinlock-Ready Face Shield
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Shoei CWR-1 Photochromatic Pinlock Faceshield for RF-1200 by Transitions

Transitions Photochromic technology allows visors to automatically and seamlessly change from clear to dark in sunlight. The process works when photochromic dyes embedded into the lens or shield react to UV light, changing levels of darkness with the sun.

When UV light is removed, a chemical reaction driven by ambient heat reconverts the activated photochromic molecules to their original, clear form and the lens fades.


  • 100% UV Protection
  • Fades to 50% transmission in two minutes
  • Anti-reflective Coating
  • Pinlock ready
  • Manufactured by Transitions, the leading manufacturer of photochromatic lenses world-wide
  • Pinlock Lens Insert sold separately 

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

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Shoei CWR-1 Transitions Pinlock-Ready Face Shield 953722 0209-9755-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours


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Shoei CWR-1 Transitions Pinlock-Ready Face Shield 4.5 5 30 30
Not dark enough Before I owned a Shoei helmet and their transition shield I had a Bell helmet with their transition shield. Both perform very differently, and after weighing the pros and cons it boils down to a "matter of preference" (and I use quotation marks because it's really a matter of which feature you're willing to sacrifice). So first of all, and most importantly, The Shoei shield doesn't get as dark as Bell's. On the few occasions the sun was in the perfect position to blind me, I found myself squinting and trying to avoid the sunlight. I never had to do this with my Bell face shield. However, since it rarely is a problem I've been willing to overlook this flaw thanks so the pin-lock feature. IF ONLY BELL HAD A PIN-LOCK VERSION! I start riding last winter (almost one year exactly) and my face shield fogging up was a major issue for me; more so than the sun being too bright. So it's worked for me and I don't necessarily have buyer's remourse, but sometimes I do kind of wish my shield got a little darker... November 15, 2015
Expensive but totally worth it Ever since I switched to riding with a full face helmet finding the right shield/sunglasses combination has been a chore. Before buying the Transitions shield my go-to combo was sunglasses with a clear shield. I ride usually during the day... cold or hot... sometimes into dusk (only if I have to... too many deer). Purchasing the transitions have made my life way easier. I use my regular clear riding glasses with this shield. The shield gets plenty dark enough for me. My litmus test is if I can see myself in my mirror.... when the shield is full dark I can see myself just barely. The shield works as described... gets dark when it's sunny... lighter when it's cloudy... clear when the sun sets. No more fumbling with extra shields... no more messing with sunglasses. The transition happens quickly and if I had to quantify... I'd say from inside the garage clear to full sunlight dark in a couple of minutes. I bought one for my wife (her sunglasses aren't comfortable while wearing her helmet) and she's also very satisfied. Hope this review helps... I know this is an expensive endeavor. FYI... I've ridden with the shield during the day while wearing my sunglasses (grey lenses--not too dark) and the combo makes it too dark. November 13, 2015
great worth every penny. also works good with the pinlock shield October 13, 2015
Does not get dark enough For the money you pay for this...I'm sorry....i'm pretty disappointed in the performance of this transition shield. I would only buy this shield if you absolutely need it. if you are regularly out from day time into the night. The shield requires strong sunlight to get dark, so mornings when sun is up, but the temp is down, the shield is almost clear. Overcast days...it's still basically see through (clear). In strong high noon type of light, the shield gets darker, but still quite a few shades lighter than the regular smoked shield. I always feel like ppl can see through this shield no matter how tinted it gets. I want a dark a shield! Now, in no light, it's clear as clear. it's great there. But for rides where I know i'll be home before dark, I see myself not using this shield anymore, and going back to the regular tinted. This $150 shield is going to stay on the shelf for occasions when I know i'll be out late, which is a shame because this is supposed to be a do it all shield. August 24, 2015
Great product After a long wait for this to get in stock, I'm glad I did. It was worth the wait. The lens transitions as advertised and you don't even notice it until you take the helmet off. This lens is well worth the money August 16, 2015
Doesn't get dark enough It's a Shoei product, and fits perfectly. Just doesn't get dark enough, and it turns purple-ish instead of smoke. I live in Hawaii and need to wear sunglasses under it... August 13, 2015
A good idea and should add convenience to my rides, but wait! I received the visor!! It was on back order for a long time. It's good to be in possession of it finally. When I opened the shipping box, the visor was packed in what appeared to be a UV protective sealed sleeve. I immediately thought that this might be to prolong its life. But why would this be necessary? Well, in reading the very small product description on the UV barrier sleeve, this product has a limited life. It doesn't state how long, but eventually the shield will not go fully clear even when riding at night. It's performance is also effected by various weather conditions. Hmm, this is a bit of a buzz kill. $153 for a limited life product. I think this is something that should be included in a web site's product description. That said, I will ride with this shield and see how it performs short term and see how it holds up over the long term. I bought it, it's mine, I'll use it. I hope I feel I got my money's worth when it finally degrades to an unusable condition. That's a lot of money for a shield. Hope it lasts! I'll update after I've had a chance to use it for a while. Good roads, everyone! August 6, 2015
Another Great Product from Shoei The Shoei Transitions Pinlock-Ready Face Shield is everything I was hoping for. I was a little skeptical about the transitioning, fit and clarity of the shield before ordering but once I installed it on my helmet, BAM, I am extremely happy with the overall performance with the shield. It is super clear and the transitioning from day to night is excellent. Maybe Shoei will make one for my Quest?!?!?! August 6, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Mike V: In the summer I rarely ride at night, but in the winter it can't be helped and my usual dark smoke shield is no good at night. And because I'm lazy. I cant be bothered to be switching out shields daily. Got enough gear to worry about. Nov 13, 2015
CARLO L: didn't want to carry two shields around Nov 9, 2015
S B: Great product, love just needing one shield for all conditions. Sep 22, 2015
Craig L: I like not having to carry 2 shields with me when I ride. Sep 10, 2015
Charlie H: I commute and already bring enough stuff with me to work that a second visor was not in the cards. With shorter days coming in the next couple of months, it will be nice to have one shield to handle the sun in the morning and the dark on the way home. Aug 18, 2015
maciek k: To eliminate the need for two shields.
Works like a charm
Aug 3, 2015
Leslie S: Was using a transition lens..been waiting for Shoei to come out with a full face shield that would transition as well. I can all ready tell this is a great product and hope the material used lasts for a long time. I am adding a simple stick on invision clear anti-fog lens as well. Jul 24, 2015
Gregory S: I have a transitions shield for a bell helmet and i love it! My shoei is better at high speeds and more quiet so i'd prefer to use it on the shoei. Jul 16, 2015
Jairo M: I purchased this item to avoid having to switch out visors on the go. Jul 16, 2015
Philip G: So I do not have to stop to change face shields when riding day to night... Jul 15, 2015
edward t: no need to change lenes anymore. Jul 15, 2015
Dale M: This thing is awesome! Changes from clear to dark and back in very little time and is optically perfect. Full face helmet nirvana! Jun 22, 2015
Donald F: I was able to use this night and day with no visual issues. This is an awesome visor May 16, 2015
D A: less to carry, I've always wanted one of these. comfort during the bright sunshine, and safety driving home at night. May 14, 2015
ED R: To reduce swapping face shields often. May 8, 2015
eric t: i have been waiting for the transitions lens for the shoei since i got the helmet. i have a lazer helmet with the transitions and i love it. Apr 3, 2015
Scott F: I really hate changing out shields, but with the RF-1000 pinlock, I was able to use a clear lens and get colored insets. With the CWR-1, I don't have that option, which makes it hard for me when I commute to and from work, not knowing if I will stay late and will have to be riding with a dark shield. Jul 21, 2014
Richard B: I can't wait to not have to carry sunglasses with me in case it's bright out! May 5, 2014
Allan H asked: What's Shoei's logic with introducing this shield so late in the season - nearly a year after the helmet? Was expecting it in the first quarter of 2014, per the hype accompanying the launch of the RF-1200 last fall. Are there production issues? Don't get me wrong, I'm glad Shoei has embraced the photochromic tech. Just not understanding their product cycle... May 1, 2014
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Allan H: The release date keeps slipping. When the helmet was release in the fall of 2013 the photochromic shield was said to be coming in January '14. Then it was pushed back to August '14. Now, it's been pushed again to January '15. Shoei, I'm just speculating here, but I would just about think anyone who wanted this has already gone another direction. Anyone from Revzilla know what the real issue is with Shoei's production cycle? When there are already photochromic shields on the market, and have been for more than a year, it's hard to imagine what is causing the delay for Shoei on the RF-1200. Aug 10, 2014
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Peter M: I talked with a shoei rep at my local motorcycle shop about that yesterday, he said the first batch wasn't up to their safety standards so they told them to scrap it. So they decided to do it over so it's better. This time they said April is much more likely. Feb 28, 2015
Ben Z: I bought the helmet so I could have the new shield. Well, I have had the helmet for a number of months and there seems to be no shield in sight. Available in January? Wanna bet? Aug 13, 2014
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Vincent G: Yeah...The early january introduction date is ridiculous...the days will have already become very short and the most useful time of the year to own such a shield will be quickly fading. Aug 6, 2014
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Andrew D: If I understand the industry correctly, the shields are made by a subcontractor. I have heard that the initial production run was not up to acceptable standards and was withheld (CAVEAT: I've not been able to confirm this, so I view it as a rumor...credible, but a rumor nonetheless). I don't know what those standards were (DOT? Internal Shoei quality control?) or in what way the shields were allegedly deficient. If this is true, consider the upside: The company will not release a product until it's right. It's rarely wise to pre-buy version 1.0 of any product, from any manufacturer, no matter how reputable they may be. There are always issues of one sort or another. Aug 16, 2014
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A S asked: I understand this if for the RF-1200 but do they plan to make similar shields for the GT-Air or Neotech helmets? Or is it not going to be a option because of the drop down visor? Aug 7, 2014
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John D: Considering that it is going on two years now for the RF-1200 version and it has been pushed back again I would not hold your breath for the even newer models any time soon. Aug 10, 2014
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Andrew B asked: Will this fir a Shoei RF1100? Apr 30, 2015
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Patrick B: No , this shield looks very similar to the RF 1100 shield but this shield will not fit on the RF1100 . The lever to lift and drop the the shield is identical but placed in a different place. Apr 30, 2015
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Juan H: I have a 1200. If the lock is the same I'm sure it will. Apr 30, 2015
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Eyon K: Patrick B. is correct. Will NOT fit RF-1100. May 27, 2015
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Taylor H: I have no idea about the RF 1100. Sorry. I have an RF 1200. With the incredibly lenient and return policy that Revzilla has, I would suggest getting it and trying. If it does not work, return it. Better yet, maybe find someone with an RF 1200 and compare your helmet with that one. Not an easy task I know. Not much help am I. Apr 30, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does this take the pin lock evo? Nov 13, 2015
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Seth C: Yes, the CWR-1 EVO insert fits the Transitions Face Shield for the RF-1200. Nov 13, 2015
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Kevin S: Sure does. Just make sure you have the Shoei RF-1200 helmet. Nov 13, 2015
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CARLO L: Ya it should Nov 13, 2015
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A shopper asked: does it actually work? in that blinding sunlight light, were if you have a clear shield on you cant see anything. thats the only situation i want and need it for. does it work in that situation?
thanks in advance
Nov 3, 2015
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Sean H: It doesn't get as dark as a dedicated dark tinted shield, but it works great and gets dark enough that you can still see in those situations.
Now that I'm used to one of these I will hate if I ever have to go back to a 2 shield system.
Nov 3, 2015
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randall g: It works about as well as a good pair of sunglasses when facing direct sun. It does also keep the inside of the helmet cooler than the clear and less sunburn on the face. Nov 3, 2015
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Richard R: Put simply, yes, it works. Nov 3, 2015
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A shopper asked: What insert do you use with this? I need the anti-fog in the mornings. Aug 4, 2015
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Luc M: I have bougth it and received it.

I like it very mutch, but there was a small scratche on it even if tha package was fine. Wont return it because I need it.

Hope next visor I buy is perfect!

Best Regards!

Aug 4, 2015
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J A: The Shoei CWR-1 EVO pinlock insert is what I use. Seems to work well- I rarely notice fogging even on the chilliest mornings. Aug 4, 2015
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E C: The CWR-1 pinlock insert fits this shield. Mine is on the RF-1200 Aug 4, 2015
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A shopper asked: In one of the reviews, it mentions that Shoei does not recommend the pinlock feature for night riding. Has anyone experienced any hazy vision or double vision when using the pinlock at night? Jul 14, 2015
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David H: In my experience, night-time riding with pinlock causes minor distractions- lights of automobiles, streetlights, etc appear doubled to varying degrees of brightness. Not enough of a distraction to not use at night, for me. Jul 14, 2015
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J A: I have used the pinlock insert at night and I do notice more glare from headlights, etc, but it doesn't seem any worse than riding with a dirty shield or in rain. I never take mine out. Aug 4, 2015
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E C: Used at night on a clear shield and did not experience any real issues with vision. Aug 4, 2015
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Sharif m asked: I understand that it says that this lens is meant for the RF-1200, but I thought that the RF-1200, RF-1100 and the qwest uses the same lens system. I would really appreciate if someone could clarified is this product only works on the RF-1200 or could it also work on either the qwest or RF-1100? Feb 13, 2015
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John D: It only fits the RF-1200 the shields are different for the other models. It really doesn't matter though as this shield will most likely never be available. It has been almost two years now that it has come up for pre-order. I have had it on pre-order more than one and each time after months they just end up refunding the money and pulling it from the site. If you do not have a helmet already go with the Bell that has had a good quality transition shield for years now. Feb 15, 2015
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Jason H: It is my understanding that this will be the proper version for the Qwest series, if/when it is finally released. Feb 19, 2015
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A S: did you find out if it will work with qwest, I have a qwest and i see this being sold at local shop. Feb 16, 2015
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A shopper asked: Will this Transitions shield get as dark as the Shoei Dark Smoke shield? Jun 3, 2015
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Juan H: Yes it will. The brighter it is, the darker the shield gets. It's awsome! Jun 4, 2015
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Larry R: Yes it will get just as dark in my opinion Jun 3, 2015
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A shopper asked: Will the CWR-1 sheild work on a rf1100? May 2, 2014
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Ryan H: No, it only works for the 1200. The RF1100 uses the CW-1 instead May 7, 2014
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Mario RStaff: The CWR-1 shield is currently designed specifically for the RF-1200. May 7, 2014
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A shopper asked: How well does this product compare to the functionality of transition lenses? Apr 25, 2014
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Jason H: This should have the same functionality of other transition lenses, with the added benefit of the fog-free solution of the Pinlock system. Feb 19, 2015
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A S: I understand this if for the RF-1200 but do they plan to make similar shields for the GT-Air or Neotech helmets? Or is it not going to be a option because of the drop down visor? Aug 7, 2014
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Jairo M asked: Does anyone have an update on the availability of this product? Thanks. Jun 27, 2015
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E C: Put your email on revzilla drop notification and when available and order as soon as you receive the notification. Aug 4, 2015
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A shopper asked: With this fit s RF1000? May 2, 2015
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Patrick B: no May 4, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does this work for the Shoei X-12 ? Aug 2, 2015
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John W asked: Will the CWR-1 work with the GT-Air ? Also it would be good to understand how quickly it can become lighter if conditions darken --120 seconds is a long time on a bike! Mar 13, 2015
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