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Shoei GT-Air Inertia Helmet
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Shoei GT-Air Inertia Helmet

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

Aerodynamic Shell Design:

  • Aerodynamic properties are 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 to 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 is 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
  • The rear/neck vents allow for effective air exhaust
  • Breath guard and chin curtain included

Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM):

  • High performance fiber materials are 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:

  • The 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-218

Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, the GT-Air Helmet and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States

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Shoei GT-Air Inertia Helmet 4.8 5 20 20
Comfortable, good fit, quiet. I've had a full day of riding with the helmet. It fits good, tight around the cheeks, but good. I can tell it's loosening up. I find it to be very comfortable. I like the vents, they are easy to operate with gloves. I've never felt air going through any vented helmet, but I do feel at least a little with this one. I like the very positive stops in the face shield. I always leave mine open, and I found that a couple of clicks down from fully open cuts the wind noise noticeably. The helmet is, however, pretty quiet. What noise there is, is not a roar, but on the soft side. I still wear earplugs anyway. I ride behind a BMW R1200RT windshield, so I don't get a lot of wind, and the helmet feels stable, no buffeting. The face shield is a pain to remove and replace, but I'll get used to it. I do feel my view is not as good as my old helmet when doing a head check. I notice it not at the sides, but in the lower viewing area, like 45 degrees. The helmet has a high quality look and feel, feels solid and compact. I recommend it, in fact a friend purchased the same helmet from Revzilla after seeing mine! March 25, 2015
Worthy Upgrade Coming from a 6 year old RF-1000 I expected some improvements, but nothing too earthshattering. The materials that makeup the helmet are all top quality as expect from Shoei. I have what I consider a pretty standard head shape and size and coming from another Shoei I wasn't surprised by any sizing differences. A large in the RF-1000 translated into a large in the GT Air. The helmet is snug in the cheek pads though. I don't feel pressure in the top of the head or any other areas of the helmet. The helmet comes with the chin skirt preinstalled and the neck roll area seems a little smaller in diameter than the RF-1000 opening. Let's just say that it's a deliberate act to put this helmet on. Unlike my RF-1000, this one requires a bit of effort, but not forceful effort. This snugness translates into a "tailored" fitting helmet that feels great once worn. The snugness, the chin apron, solid face shield closure and the wind tunnel aero testing all translate into a quiet helmet. If I had to quantify it, I would say 20% quieter than the RF-1000. The added plus is the balance and stability afford the helmet as a result of being aerodynamically shaped. Raising my head, lowering it or turning it side to side (especially in the 120+ degree range for the lane change look back) feels completely stable and controlled with no buffeting at all. The pin lock system is amazing at removing any possibility of fogging. The integrated visor is genius, but could be 1/4 to 1/2 inch lower to be perfect. Styling is a matter of taste, but I've never been let down by the fit and finish of a Shoei helmet. Top notch details all around. Buy with confidence! It's pricey, but your melon is worth it. March 16, 2015
Excellent Helmet I have used this helmet for about a year. Its fit is very comfortable with some wind noise when everything is sealed but it still allows good audio with Bluetooth music going (Sena module) During the summer at temperatures of 100 degrees plus it did well with good ventilation. Had to crack the clear visor on the front with the inner (dark) visor down. This worked okay at speeds less then 50mph. At temperature down to 23 degrees it does very well with the chin skirt removed. With it installed it works to well by fogging the lens. even with the insert installed. The fit is tight around the cheeks so I purchased the smaller cheek pads. This will be the only negative as I think it should be included or at least exchanged for the price. Finally Its a purchase that I am very happy with and would recommend it. January 29, 2015
Great Helmet! Could do without the sun visor. The fit and finish of the helmet is outstanding. I have an Arai Profile I was using before I purchased the GT-Air and the GT-Air is as good or better than the Arai in craftsmanship and quality. The fit of the helmet is great. A little snug to get on, but perfect aster that. I was told I have a long oval head and the Arai Signet-Q would fit me best in a large, however the XL GT-Air fits perfectly. The helmet seems very quiet and it is easy to hear my music through my Bluetooth Intercom. The helmet has speaker cutouts and they were an excellent fit for my UClear speakers. With all the positives said about the build quality and overall design, I will not be buying another sun visor helmet. Before this helmet I usually wore sunglasses and open the face shield at low speed for ventilation. As sun visors became more popular in helmets, I have just been waiting for an excuse to get one and not have to wear or carry my sunglasses anymore. The problem is the sun visor is not tight enough on my face to leave the face shield open. It creates turbulence that irritates my eyes and the gap underneath puts a line in my field of vision when checking my blind spots. No more built-in sun visors for me, but this is a great helmet. November 4, 2014
I really like this helmet and would definitely recommend it I bought this helmet after giving my friend's GT-Air a try. I was coming from an X-11. The weight is very close, but the GT-Air is much quieter and I really liked the internal sun visor. The fit and finish of this model is great and I couldn't ask for better. October 23, 2014
Good helmet Bought this helmet to have a helmet that had good sound proofing so that I wouldn't need ear plugs and it works perfectly for my use. It has a bit of a round shape so I have some space around the ears. Really like the space for the intercom speakers. Ventilation is very good, I feel the air going over the top of my head, especially on hot days. The integrated sun visor is nice to have, don't use it very often unless when leaving tunnels. Compared to AGV it is a bit smaller in the size. I have Medium in AGV and Large in Shoei. Recommend everyone that is thinking of buying this helmet to buy pinlock lenses for all of the visors you may have because in my experience it will never dew. September 2, 2014
Helmets have come a long way Wow! Helmets have really progressed a long ways since my Shoei RF700 and RF1000. This helmet is lighter, quieter, and has much better ventilation. I think the emergency removeable cheek pads are a neat feature I hope I never need. The built in sun shade is as awesome as I'd hoped. Everything else is typically Shoei, a premium product at a premium price. But what's you brain worth to you? The only feature I wish it had that it doesn't is a quick release chin strap. Even the much cheaper AFX helmets have a pretty cool ratcheting chin strap. Overall, I feel like the GT Air was money well spent. August 18, 2014
Could be improved I bought this helmet 3 months ago and have yet to use the Pinlock system. Riding the other day one of the pins fell out of the front of the shield creating a ton of wind noise. Very disappointed with the durability seeing as how it hasn't been used and the price I paid for this helmet. I contacted revzilla.com and was told this is a warranty issue they will not deal with. July 28, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Charles B: Color scheme, tinted visor mechanism and Shoei quality. Mar 14, 2015
M A: Because of all the good reviews, and I want a premiun helmet to replace my oid nexx xr1r.
It's not as quiet as I expected, but it feels very solid, and it's comfortable one you put your head in.
Oct 23, 2014
Steven T: Reviews Sep 4, 2014
Roland A: Shoei has a great reputation, I liked Anthony's review online, so I tried one on, fit was great, really like the internal visor and the helmet is light on the shoulders. Looks good too. Aug 30, 2014
Olexiy K: Quiet, drop down visor, light, great look and build quality. Aug 8, 2014
Richard T: This was a replacement helmet for my damaged Shoei GT-Air. The helmet is quit, comfortable and has the features I like Aug 4, 2014
Brian H: Previous experience with Shoei helmets (you get what you pay for), outstanding reviews for the GT Air, particularly ventilation and quietness, and the internal sun shade was a feature I really wanted. Jul 31, 2014
DYLAN T: Best Helmet! Jul 21, 2014
Rene' T: Shoie is one of the best helmets in the bussiness ..in my opinion... Jul 18, 2014
Gregory K W: Built in sun visor & pinlock antifog lense. Graphics rock and will be perfect with my 2014 FJR. Time to replace the RF 1000. Jul 6, 2014
Tom R: Excellent reviews Jun 30, 2014
Christina T: Has an internal sun visor, should fit my oval head without pressure points. May 28, 2014
Pierre B: Sun Shield....no more glasses :) May 19, 2014
Mario F: like the stylish look about it, plus the very refreshing new graphics design. Can not forget about the cool drop down sun visor built in it as well...! Apr 16, 2014
Samuel W: I have had good experiences with Shoei helmets in the past. They make a quality product with very cool, modern graphics, Apr 13, 2014
Grzegorz F: I owned one before and I liked it. Dec 16, 2013
Jason B asked: Is there a dark smoke shield available for the GT Air? May 27, 2014
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Rodney N: Not that I am aware of, I believe they ignore giving us any options on the faceshield because we have the internal sun visor and the 'pin-lock' system. I've been looking and haven't seen any offered May 30, 2014
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Dakota R: Not really a need for one since there is the internal tinted lens May 27, 2014
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Addie E asked: Hello,

Is the size for this similar to Qwest? since i'm comfortable with Qwest XL.
Jul 5, 2014
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Monte M: Hello. I'm not sure about the Quest as I've never owned one but I do own the rf1100 & 1200, which both fit a little bigger than the GT Air. The GT Air is very snug even though it's the same size as my other Shoei helmets. Hope this helps. Jul 5, 2014
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Shoei Helmets

Size Hat Size Measurement (in)
2XS 6 3/8 - 6 1/2 20 1/8 - 20 1/2
XS 6 5/8 - 6 3/4 20 7/8 - 21 1/4
SM 6 7/8 - 7 21 5/8 - 22
MD 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 22 1/2 - 22 7/8
LG 7 3/8 - 7 1/2 23 1/4 - 23 5/8
XL 7 5/8 - 7 3/4 24 - 24 3/8
2XL 7 7/8 - 8 24 3/4 - 25 1/4
3XL 8 1/8 - 8 1/4 25 5/8 - 26

RF-1100 / X-12 Shell Size Breakdown

Helmet Size Shell EPS Liner
XS (RF1100)
XS (X-12) SM

X-12 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 optional
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 optional
41 optional

RF1200 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 2XL
35 SM-XL
39 XS
43 optional

RF1100 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 3XL
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 2XS
41 optional

GT-Air Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 2XL
35 SM-XL
39 XS

Qwest Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 optional
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 2XS
41 optional

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

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White/Red / 2XL 934006 0118-1201-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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Black/Grey/Silver / XL 934017 0118-1205-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Grey/Silver / 2XL 934018 0118-1205-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours