Shoei CWR-1 Transitions Pinlock-Ready Face Shield
Best all around
Haven't had the chance to use it in the sunlight much. Eastern Washington is still a little cold. It does fit just like the original that came with my Shoei RF-1200. Same with the pin lock shield. It came packaged nicely, no damage at all. Lots of instructions. So far I'd recommend this to everyone.
February 9, 2016
Does what it needs to do
Have only had the product for about a week or so now, but so far so good. The visor pops right into the helmet where your existing one was.
The performance is great. Seems to transition pretty quickly in the Florida sun. Pretty dark, even before my bike is warmed up.
I don't drive through any tunnels or anything, so I cannot comment on that aspect.
January 26, 2016
Have used this face shield twice and so far it exceeded my expectations. Rode in cold January weather in Northern Arizona (Prescott and Payson areas). Turns dark very quickly. I ride on the weekends only and so I store it in the foil package when not in use. Very pleased.
January 19, 2016
The Technology is finally here although it is pricey
I've been waiting for the transitions shield since back when I first heard of it in 2013. Unfortunately they have it for the RF1200 only, but that gave me the spark to move on from my RF1100. Darkening and lightening seem to work perfectly.. only time will tell about its durability. At a price nearly three times that of a standard pinlock dark smoke, you have to decide if the convenience of one shield is worth it. For me it was as I don't want to always carry a shield around or ride with my visor up on dark morning commutes. Check out the attached review on my YouTube channel for a full write up. Ride safe.
January 3, 2016
Favorite Xmas Gift
So I got the transition shield for Christmas. I ride a sport bike and an extra shield doesn't exactly fit anywhere if you don't always want to bring a big back pack.
I like to ride to work sometimes, or go on longer rides where I start out during the day and get home at night.
This was pricey, but perfect for that (hints the getting it as a gift). No more clear shield/dark smoke switching.
It takes less than a minute to get to light smoke, about 1.5 minutes to get to "almost" dark smoke. Another post said his got darker after a few uses, I haven't seen mind get as dark as my old dark smoke yet, but we shall see.
December 29, 2015
No need for sunglasses anymore!
I have often worn sunglasses under a clear visor in the past without any significant downsides. However, when I replaced my helmet, I decided to upgrade the visor as well. It was a little bit of a exorbitant expense, but it seems to work extremely well. The instructions do state that the tint change could slow over time or possibly not work at all after a while, but it does not indicate any amount of time for this. For a visor to cost what this one does, it should not degrade like that for many years, but we shall see.
The installation is extremely easy and while the visor tint doesn't change instantly, it is quick enough to be effective. I no longer wear sunglasses under the helmet. The one downside is during warmer weather, I can't open the visor to get more airflow without exposing my eyes to hazards such as bugs, rocks, and sunlight. I still think the trade off is worthwhile.
December 14, 2015
Couldn't live without it!
Performs exactly as it should. No more Sunglasses!
December 8, 2015
At first, I didn't think it got dark enough during the day. But after using it a few times, the darkness incearsed to be similar to the dark smoke lens. The tint is more purple than grey though.
December 7, 2015