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Shoei GT-Air Helmet - Solid
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Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.67 lbs

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Shoei GT Air Helmet

Enjoying the ride is what motorcycling is all about and having a helmet that is comfortable and safe just facilitates that joy. The Shoei GT-Air has been designed from the ground up to be the ultimate all-rounder. With a fully adjustable ventilation system, drop-down internal sun visor, fog-free Pinlock CNS-1 face shield and Shoei’s legendary comfort and quality, the GT-Air has all of the features you need to keep your focus on the road instead of on the discomforts a lesser helmet can cause.

The GT-Air was developed using wind-tunnel testing at Shoei’s state-of-the-art facility in Japan which led to an aerodynamically-tuned tri-composite shell that mitigates buffeting, as well as wind and road noise. The plush liner is comfortable, quiet and removable when you need to wash it. Light, safe and comfortable, the Shoei GT-Air Helmet meets and exceeds the needs of contemporary riders, allowing them to enjoy what they love most: the ride.

Aerodynamic Shell Design:

  • Aerodynamic properties maximized through extensive wind tunnel testing and professional riders’ feedback
  • Multi-piece EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation
  • Three shell and four EPS liner sizes provide increased fit options that help comfortably fit most head sizes
  • Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift as well as diminishes pressure on the rider’s neck while riding at speed

Sun Shield Visor System:

  • Built-in QSV-1 sun shield gives riders instant relief from sun glare in one quick motion
  • Visor meets ANSI Z80.3-2010 standard for non-prescription eyeglasses
  • Large and easy to reach switch activates the 3D injection-molded inner sun shield
  • Distortion-free shield blocks 99% of harmful UV rays
  • Forehead area of the outer shell is raised slightly to accommodate the internal sun shield, allowing the integrity of the GT-Air’s inner EPS liner to remain intact

Ventilation System:

  • Upper air intake vent positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior
  • Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance behind wind screens
  • Easy to operate large lower intake vent
  • Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation
  • Rear/neck vents allow for effective air exhaust
  • Breath guard and chin curtain included

Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM):

  • High performance fiber materials combined with elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid and resilient

Interior System:

  • 3-D Max-Dry center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads
  • Chin curtain prevents wind entry and reduces noise
  • Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance
  • Eyeglass compatible interior
  • E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) allows emergency medical personnel to easily remove the cheek pads from the helmet of a rider involved in an accident, in turn making the Shoei GT-Air more easily removable

Standard Chin-Strap Clip:

  • Neatly secures chin strap

CNS-1 Shield System:

  • CNS-1 three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces
  • Includes Pinlock Anti-Fog Lens for more coverage of the CNS-1 shield
  • Dual-Ridge window bead increases contact with the shield to reduce wind noise
  • Scratch-resistant shield coating
  • 99.9% protection from harmful UV A&B rays

Safety Certification:

  • DOT

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

Shoei Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm) Head (in)
2XS 51 - 52 20 1/8 - 20 1/2
XS 53 - 54 20 7/8 - 21 1/4
SM 55 - 56 21 5/8 - 22
MD 57 - 58 22 1/2 - 22 7/8
LG 59 - 60 23 1/4 - 23 5/8
XL 61 - 62 24 - 24 3/8
2XL 63 - 64 24 3/4 - 25 1/8
3XL 65 - 66 25 5/8 - 26

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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Shoei GT-Air Helmet - Solid 4.6 5 538 538
Excellent helmet fit is perfect once it is on. opening is tight though...this is a helmet i don't like to take on and off a lot. ventilation is awesome. you can feel the breeze inside. have to crack the visor at stoplights, but have had to do that in every helmet i have had. defogging is excellent. just finished weekend in mountains in pouring rain, pea soup fog and 50deg temps. zero fogging issues. even enough venting to keep my glasses fog free. installed sena 10u intercom designed for the helmet. can't even tell it is there. perfect design. love this helmet. got it in high vis yellow. looks good and folks can see it. May 26, 2016
Not for Me I have owned this helmet for a few months now. I am very torn on how to rate this helmet overall. The Good and not so bad: This helmet is very quiet. I thought my monster 821 was actually quiet until i cracked the visor open at a light. I can barely hear the bike run until i lean out far and get the engine sound back off the ground. I gauged how close i was to the ground in my old helmet by how loud the engine tone coming back at me was...That is not the case with this helmet. Road noise...other cars...my bike, all are drowned out pretty well. Wind noise isn't bad. Fit and comfort are great for me at least. My head fits in very snug. I'm not sure how my bluetooth will fit in this helmet for this reason. Not well is going to be my guess. The helmet isn't too small, just very snug. I gather the helmet is so quiet in part for how well it fits and insulates my head. Looks, I really love the way it looks. I own it in matte black solid. Matches my monster 821 dark pretty well. Features. The visor is easy to release and re secure with gloves on. No problems finding it, i like that there is no button or release, just a detent that is easy to use. The visor switch is also very easy to find and operate while in motion. The vents are equally as easy to find and adjust. Airflow. Not bad, I was expecting a little more to be honest with how large the intake looks. I find it to be average at best. My other helmet flows better. Its not awful but for the price point i imagined it to be much better. What I Don't Like: Ventilation. Not great while stopped. I have other helmets i don't feel compelled to crack open at every light i sit at for more than a few moments. I feel like i'm suffocating in this helmet at a stop when its above 70 degrees out. It's fairly humid a lot of the time in the area i live in, this helmet does not breathe as well as i would like. Its fine once you get going, but this is a serious issue for me. I don't have this problem with my other helmet. Fog. In piggy backing off the ventilation issue, the next big one is fog. It's terrible. A pin lock is pretty awesome, it keeps the visor totally fog free. Then you drop the shade down and its one big foggy mess inside the helmet. You have perfect vision right until you want to keep the sun out of your eyes. The drop down shade was one of the biggest reasons i purchased this helmet. it was the feature i was after the most and have been greatly let down by it. Between how much this helmet holds the heat /humidity and fogs up with the internal shade lowered...very disappointed. And for how much it costs, thats a very expensive disappointment. This has become my helmet i only use if i think i might stay out passed sun down. I prefer my other helmet to this one. I would definitely not purchase this item again and couldn't recommend it to other riders. May 12, 2016
A bit pricey but definitely worth it! I've had two HJC helmets before this and I was tired of the quality so I decided to splurge and get this helmet. I'll never get anything but Shoei again. Yes, it was a but expensive but it more than pays off. I didn't want to have to worry about getting a tinted visor and switching it which is why I picked this one for the visor. I absolutely love it! The noise level is very low and the over all comfort is just incredible once the pads are worn in a few times. I'd recommend this over and over anytime! May 10, 2016
Good helmet but a bit noisy Overall I am pretty happy with this helmet. Did a lot of research before buying this one and had a pretty clear idea of what I was buying. I bought the helmet because I was looking for a good allround fit, something that looked good and had great safety scores. The helmet fits well, the visor locks very well, the vents work great and drop down sun visor does the trick. No complaints there. This is obviously a solid helmet. One minor issue is the air flow in my particular riding position. I ride a Harley and sit up straight. I thought I had read that this helmet was good for both a sport and touring position but in my experience the helmet is not perfect for when you are sitting up straight. Noise from air flow is way louder than when I tilt my head slightly in a downward facing angle but that makes for an uncomfortable riding position. It is not a huge issue and I would still recommend the helmet for all other features. May 4, 2016
Wow, What's not to like? Were do I start.... This is hands down the quietest, best constructed, and comfortable helmet I have ever owned. Yes it is expensive, but what better item to buy a quality product for than your head? Pros: Everything Cons: The only item I could see improvement was if the sun visor was a little longer. May 3, 2016
Good Helmet, not great My large just never loosened up, so had to get an XL to avoid brain squeeze. The wind noise is horrible, but the venting is less than adequate (maybe it just vents great over my ears). On cool mornings, even with the Pinlock in place, it still fogs. The drop down sun visor is great, which is the only reason I purchased this helmet over a Bell Race Star. May 3, 2016
Round headed buddies: Beware of pain under the ears I consider my head more of a neutral to round shape and I went with the Shoei GT Air but was surprised to know they run a size small. Dont event bother with returns , just order the next size. The disparity is quite large to be honest. I am a size M but L in Shoei. The GT air has great build quality and has a premium look and feel. I wore a size L for 15 minutes and there was no discomfort. At around 20-25 mins I started experiencing intense pain right around my ear lobes and below it on the neck. The padding and shape behind the pads curve inwards more sharply than normal and hence cause this pain. On the second day the pain was reduced obviously due to breaking in but was still quite prominent. I am hoping it will continue to reduce over time because I really love the helmet for its look, feel, air flow and design. The worst case scenario will be to take a billiard ball and roll in the area near the ear cut out. The drop down sun vizor is smooth and provides adequate coverage but might be a tad small if you wear prescription glasses like me. Which brings me to the next point - it didnt hurt wearing the glasses or I did not feel any pressure near the temples. If you are inermediate oval to long shape, go for it, its a great piece of protection. I would suggest people with a more round head shape to try on different helmets before ordering this. May 1, 2016
I was not disappointed with this helmet. If you wear Shoei helmets, this should help you. The XL is usually slightly too big, but in this model it was snug to begin with but breaks in to a really nice fit in 10 hours. Mine is the solid white which makes you very visible to cars. Never understood black helmets. The visibility is good, noise level is about average, strap is comfortable, and the inner pieces come out for cleaning. The face shield is harder to get off and on than my older Shoei. You'll figure it out. This is a good quality helmet. The inner fog free shield really works. April 28, 2016
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