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Weight: 3.75 lbs

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Shoei J Cruise Helmet

The Shoei J-Cruise is the Cadillac of open-face helmets. The classic ¾ design has been upgrade with features that make the J-Cruise a world class touring helmet. An internal drop-down sun visor, distortion-free Pinlock-ready face shield, adjustable ventilation system and 3D Max-Dry liner provide all day riding comfort. The face shield even has an integrated air dam that helps stabilize the helmet at speed and mitigate buffeting. If you like the freedom of a ¾ helmet, the Shoei J-Cruise is your ticket to ride.

Features:

  • Lightweight, AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) shell
  • Adjustable top and rear exhaust vents
  • Multi-Piece EPS liner allows for smooth passage of air, improving cooling performance
  • Easily removable shield secured by the shield stopper to prevent unexpected opening at speed
  • Five layer construction in cheek pad
  • 3D Max-Dry removable and washable interior liner
  • Padded chin strap

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, helping allow for the integrity of the helmet’s inner EPS liner to remain intact

CJ-2 Face Shield System:

  • QRSA allows tool-less shield removal and eliminates side covers for a flush, quiet fit
  • Wide, three dimensionally curved shield offers increased peripheral vision and optical clarity
  • Scratch-resistant coating
  • 99% protection from harmful UV A & B rays
  • One-piece injection-molded for consistent fit
  • 10mm longer than the CJ-1 it replaces
  • Pinlock-ready face shield

Safety Certification:

  • DOT

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

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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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Excellent Cruiser Helmet
I received my Shoei J-Cruise helmet yesterday from Revzilla (excellent service and fast shipping by the way) and wanted to give a small update (or so I thought before I started). A little of my back ground first. When I initially began riding (a very long time ago) I only used full face helmets. Gradually throughout the years, I ended up just wearing a skid lid, non DOT half helmet with good eye protection. I enjoyed the openness and wind on my face. I mostly rode on the week-ends because my job in the military just didn’t allow for motorcycles and wearing a non DOT was very much frowned upon and against policy.

Since retiring, I ride almost every day now with my daily commute being 100+ miles. I’m used to riding in the rain; the summer months in Florida with the heat and humidity make rain gear pointless. I get to my destination in the morning when it’s usually dry, and arrive home wet to change clothes. No big deal. Except for the fact that riding in the rain on the interstate and turnpike where speeds are 70+ mph kind of blows. I’ve also aged a little bit and admittedly abused my exposure to the sun over the years.

Well, I wanted protection again but I haven’t been able to find anything that provided that level of comfort. While riding through TN I got tired of being worried about getting pulled over with my non DOT so I bought a HD half helmet with shield on sale. It was alright but the shield didn’t provide much protection from the sun and gave little protection from the rain. The rain would drip down the shield and blow up in my face. Later I bought a modular HJC helmet with a one touch integrated tinted sun shield, this helmet was a disaster and the worst $200 I ever spent. Feeling like my search was for nothing, I went back to my skid lid.

After a couple of bouts of skin cancer I read the reviews of the Shoei J-Cruise and took the plunge ($477 at Revzilla). I’m glad I did.

Pros: It has a full face shield that protects you from 99% of the sun’s UV rays. The shield locks firmly in place when closed and nothing rattles going down the road at 80 mph. The face shield moves up and down amazingly smooth. It locks in place when fully closed but I have no problems unlocking it and moving it up. I was amazed how cool I was riding home this afternoon in the 97 degree Florida sun, the ventilation works great with no noise at all. Usually when I arrive home wearing my skid lid, I’m sweating under the helmet. Very little sweat with the J-Cruise. I love the drop down sun visor too. It’s cable driven to sliding lever, no springs or anything. The sun visor stays well clear of my nose and provides great relief. Wind buffeting?? None. Absolutely no wind buffeting. I’m able to ride with the face shield open up to 45 mph where I begin to feel buffeting but it all goes away when you close the face shield. Funny thing is, I’m actually cooler to close the face shield at 35 mph so it pretty much just stayed closed. I have as much visibility as when I wear my skid lid. I don’t hear any wind noise or road noise to mention.

Cons: I can’t leave my helmet on top of my mirror any more. Guess I have to start securing it in my Tour Pak. I do hear the engine resonating in my helmet but not to the point it’s bothersome. I don’t hear the surrounding traffic any more until I’m right up on them. That includes tractor trailers on the interstate, so you have to pay more attention to what’s coming up behind you. I’m worried about scratching my face shield and sun shield (but at least they’re exchangeable).

Love the helmet and zero regrets. In case you need a comparison, I ride a 2015 Ultra Limited, V&H Dresser Duals with Monster Ovals, 7” windshield, hammock seat, I’m 6’ tall with a standard upper body length.
August 6, 2015
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited CVO/SE FLHTKSE
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Great helmet - sizing is unique compared to other Shoei helmets
1200GSA, 90% slab

A few things to consider with the J-Cruise.

Size/fit: different from the RF-1000/1200. Large has been a perfect fit for me but a LG J-Cruise was unbearable. Pressure points at the frontal and high temples. This was not going to go away with a 10% break-in. I had to go with an XL and of-course, its a bit loose; not floppy or dangerous, but not track-helmet snug. I'd suggest measuring and if you are in the gray zone, go with the next size up. That said, Revzilla is awesome to work with if you need to return things.

Features: As good as it gets save for a bluetooth system like N-Com. The optics on the shield and visor are stellar. Even with the pinlock insert I can look through all 3 layers and not have much distortion. Ventilation is good. Comfort of the liner and chin strap are top-notch. Easy to install a com-system. The sun visor is cable operated and very smooth.

Balance: Not as balanced on the head as most Ar**s but pretty good. Its hard to judge with a slightly larger fit than I need so I'll leave this for others. COG feels a touch high.

Finish: Brilliant paint, good plastics on the vent construction, double rubber bead for the visor seal, no imperfections that I could find. Vent movement is solid. Shield snaps into place in the lower left corner with a pin/hole latch. Top notch.

Use: Compared to Arai removing/replacing a Shoei shield is a snap. Autocom earphones fit well into the recesses WITH 1/4" pad insert from Autocom. Otherwise they are likely to be too far from your ears. Not sure what speakers Shoei had in mind with these cut-out recesses. And detents...Shoei come on!!! All the way up or all the way down?

Overall: Great helmet. Just ordered one for my girlfriend tonight. Get the size right and most people will love this helmet. And for the record...look at the data (PubMed or Goggle Scholar) - open face vs full-face has very little effect on craniofacial injury or severity of TBI. If this helmet fits you properly, protection should be on par with most full-face helmets, unless you slide on your face with the shield open. Just saying...
November 10, 2013
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
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5 / 5
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Comfortable, Quiet Touring Lid
I would have given this helmet 5 stars if it wasn't so pricey. This is my first helmet over $200, but I decided to take the leap and see if the Shoei name lived up to its price and hype. I've had 2 3/4 helmets and several full-featured helmets in the past and this is by far the most comfortable helmet I've ever owned (as it should be - I paid more than twice what I've ever paid for a previous helmet).
I've always worn an XL, so that's what I ordered for this helmet. Comparing it to my last 3/4, the shell seems slightly larger comparing them side by side. This may be partially due to the added "bump" on the front of the shell where the sun-visor retracts. When I put it on, it feels roomier inside, but still snug and secure. I don't feel any pressure points at all and can ride for hours without any hot spots. It just cradles my head securely without squeezing it. The cheek pads are the tightest part, but after a couple long rides I can tell already that they've broken in a little and fit better.
The ear pockets are great with plenty of room for my J&M speakers and nothing at all pressing against my ears. I can also hear my speakers so much better and clearer in this helmet than in the previous 2 I've had them mounted in.
The air flow in this helmet is incredible. I have a shaved head and can feel the air hitting my forehead and flowing all the way over my head to the back of my neck. With my previous helmets the airflow was so light that I almost never closed the vents. In this helmet I have to close the front chimney vent when it's cool out. The interior liner material is incredibly soft and comfortable, and does a great job of keeping me comfy on hot rides.
The visor system is great, easy to operate and solid feeling. I can definitely tell a difference between my last 3/4 visor and this one with the little spoiler lip on the bottom. The spoiler helps smooth air flow at the bottom of the visor and chin area, and I've noticed it helps keep bugs and rain from being sucked up into the face area.
All in all, this is a fantastic touring helmet. I feel safe with it on my dome, and can enjoy my tunes and CB radio so much more than ever before. The price is pretty high, but if you tour a lot and have the cash I highly recommend the Shoei J-Cruise.
September 14, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2003 Honda VTX1800C
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Saved my life
I was wearing this helmet when I had my motorcycle accident back in March of 2014. As a result of the accident, I was thrown through the air 25 feet, hit the roadway and rolled numerous times prior to coming to a stop. I was hospitalized for three months with major body injuries but I had no head injuries other than a few stitches in my chin thanks to this helmet. I still have the helmet to remind me how lucky I was on that day. After 10 months I back riding. Thanks again Shoei for helping to save my life.
July 30, 2015
Ride:
2014 Can-Am Spyder RT-S
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Cream of the crop in 3/4 open-faced helmets
If you've got a Shoei-shaped head (you know who you are) and if you're looking for a 3/4 open-faced helmet, this is the one for you. I wanted an open face helmet that would, 1) fit me, 2) provide a clear shield for those inevitable rain showers, and 3) provide an internal shaded eye shield. The J-Cruise has all three.

• The Shoei fit is legendary and this helmet is no exception. Removable interior lining is typically Shoei-plush too.
• The vents on this helmet REALLY flow some air! The only downside to this is that, with the front vent open there is noticeably more noise.
• The oversized clear shield can be used open or closed. The seems to come down a bit lower than most open-face shields and terminates at the bottom with a spoiler lip, which does an excellent job of keeping rain at bay. The shield is also a compact, streamlined design, which doesn't protrude outward from the helmet. It is designed to accommodate a Pinlock inner shield to combat fogging, but I doubt this open face helmet will ever present a fogging issue. My only complaint is that I wish it had multiple intermediate position detents, but alas, it's there's only full open or full closed.
• Fitting a J&M Elite 629 headset was a bit of a chore, as the molded-in pockets were not deep enough to accommodate the speakers without some judicious trimming. Once installed however they sounded marvelous. CAUTION: J&M offers two different 629 speaker designs; one utilizes hollow rubber stalks that surround the wires that come out of the speaker, which are actually supposed to enhance the bass sound. The other has vents in the back of the speaker and no stalks. On this particular helmet, the version with the stalks will NOT work properly. They will sound completely void of bass response. A call to J&M sorted this out and now they sound great with the vented models.

Overall, this is a premium open-faced helmet (at a premium price). Although it will not provide the protection of a full-face helmet, it is as good as it gets in an open face, and light years ahead of any other open-face on the market in my opinion. If you're looking for the freedom that comes with an open face then look no further. I use it for touring on the Goldwing and don't believe I could have made a better choice.
July 2, 2013
Ride:
2012 Honda GL1800HPNA Gold Wing Audio/Comfort/Navi/ABS
Bang For The Buck
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This helmet is second to none.
This helmet is a great fit for those that need a little more forehead room. My head measured a tad over 22in. so I ordered the medium and it was true to size. It has that true intermediate oval shape. This is the only helmet that doesnt feel like a vice on my forehead, but is still narrow enough on the sides. It is a bit pricey, but the quality speaks for itself. The face shield is fantastic with no distortion at all. The drop down sun shield is awesome. Again.. No distortion at all. Vents in the helmet even keep my head comfortable down in 98+ high humidity South GA heat. The interior is very comfortable and removable for washing. The anthracite color is beautiful. Picture doesn't do it justice. Already has ear pockets for speakers if you want to install bluetooth headset.
August 19, 2013
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5 / 5
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Exceptionally well made, comfortable, functional, & quiet.
Finally found a helmet I actually look forward to wearing. I have tried several but rarely end up wearing any of them for a variety of reasons; however, the J-Cruise may change all that. It fit true to size. I wear a 7 1/4 New Era fitted hat and my bean measured 22 7/8; right at the top end of the Medium. So I ordered the medium. Helmet fit great right out of the box. I love the optical clarity, wide field of vision & functionality of both shields. The strap is very comfortable. There were no pressure points to worry about. Fit is snug but not uncomfortable. I really almost forgot I had it on most of the time. The fit and finish is what you would expect from a high end brain bucket. I chose the matte black and I'm very happy with that choice. I took it right out of the box and went for a 2.5 hour spin out of town. Felt like I had been wearing it for years. Same experience on the 2.5 hours back the next day. I was most impressed with the aerodynamics of the J-Cruise. There is absolutely no wind buffeting with this helmet. It really is like no other helmet I have ever worn. Highly recommend this product.

Harley Davidson 2015 Road Glide
March 27, 2016
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide FLTRX
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
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Great Helmet
This is the best open face helmets I have ever had. The sizing is true to the measurement chart and as described in the Revzilla video. The quality of this helmet is what you would expect from shoei products. The air flow through the vents is very noticeable when the vents are open but does not create any wind noise that I have noticed from other helmets. Even though it is a little pricey I believe the overall value of this helmet makes it worth the price.
April 10, 2015
Ride:
2014 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited FLHTK
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Best 3/4 helmet
After using it, great air flow through the helmet vents. Larger than normal clear shield, comes down to chin, acts like a full face helmet. I like the small sun shield. Helmet works great with glasses too.
Dislike: the large Shoei decal in the front. I wish these things were easier to remove.
April 8, 2013
Ride:
1982 Harley Davidson FLHC Electra Glide Classic
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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World class!
Excellent buying experience. I originally ordered the Arai CT-Z which is a great helmet but in a peculiar way very uncomfortable on my jawbones. Called, explained the situation and offered the Shoei j-cruise as a suitable / comparable solution. Got the replacement within 2 days as promised and it is the BEST helmet I have had. Quite, comfortable, well vented (very important in So. FL) solid built all-around. I even mounted on my Sena BT with no problems.
Now this is Customer Service. Keep-up-the good work guys!
May 12, 2014
Ride:
2014 Harley Davidson Street Glide FLHX/I
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
I purchased this because my full face helmet was too hot for summer city riding This helmet has excellent air circulation to keep you cool. Do call revzilla's gear geek to check if it's the right shape for your head shape and size.
Lillian Q on Dec 7, 2016
After watching your video and considering Shoei's reputation I chose this helmet. It arrived today and the fit is fine. Thanks
Douglas C P on Oct 29, 2016
I purchased this because my full face helmet was too hot for summer city riding This helmet has excellent air circulation to keep you cool. Do call revzilla's gear geek to check if it's the right shape for your head shape and size.
Lillian Q on Dec 7, 2016
Excellent build quality. Great reviews. Had a Shoei before and liked it. Wanted the HI VIZ color for safety.
Eileen E on Dec 6, 2016
After watching your video and considering Shoei's reputation I chose this helmet. It arrived today and the fit is fine. Thanks
Douglas C P on Oct 29, 2016
Previous SHOEI owner. It is EXCEPTIONAL! Love the fit and function! I HIGHLY recommend!
Abqjfc on Oct 17, 2016
Great reviews and Shoei Reputation
Michael M on Sep 21, 2016
Tinted face shield.
Arlene Q on Sep 2, 2016
Replacing my wife's 5 yo Nolan N44 and for our longer rides I use a Neotech with the Sena 10u.
Jpihb on Aug 12, 2016
Best in the business!
Richard B on Aug 10, 2016
lots of research and I didn't want a full face helmit
Hugo L on Aug 8, 2016
I wanted a better air flowing Helmet
Michael R on Aug 1, 2016
Quality, comfort, sun visor. Have not had a Shoei, but tried this on eon and the fit was very good.
Gary B on Jul 30, 2016
Cooler in the summer, quieter than most full face helmets Iv'e owned. Very light too, easier on the neck.
Leny on Jul 30, 2016
Needed a quality open feel helmet. This delivers, the shield lives up to the hype, clear viewing very, very nice. Vents work well. With the pin-lock system, fogged shield is no longer an issue, not as clear, but no fog. This completed our rain gear set-up. Riding in rain is no longer an issue, longer road trips are planned and taken.
William A on Jul 18, 2016
Like the style and finish
Ron B on Jul 5, 2016
Great sound insulation for an open face helmet
JOASH R on Jul 3, 2016
I like the fit and quality of Shoei helmets. I got this helmet for my dad on fathers day, I installed a Sena SMH5 in it, and he loves it! He's old school, but now we're talking when we ride and he's even making phone calls hahaha
RedFive on Jun 24, 2016
Quality helmet with pin lock capability.
Robert (Bob) M on Jun 2, 2016
I bought a c3 pro and was really impressed but the headset for my new Harley wouldn't fit it, so this appeared to be the best option. Seemed like a premium helmet but not loaded with things i wouldn't use. We'll see how it works.
Stewart C on May 29, 2016
Wife didnt want a full face or modular. Had great reviews. I have a Shoei Neotech and love their products
Robert T on May 22, 2016
I have a Shoei full face and a Shoei half helmet and love them both. I also have helmets from other manufacturers, while I like them, the quality of the Shoei is far better. So when I decided to buy another open face helmet I went with Shoei, just got it yesterday.
JimC123 on May 7, 2016
quality
Virgil T on May 5, 2016
I wear Shoei GT Air full face and love it. Wife will not wear full face so got her the open face.
Homer G on Apr 29, 2016
better visibility and sun visor
Michael S on Apr 26, 2016
Premium helmet, very quiet, high quality paint and internal/external visor mechanism
Mark S on Apr 25, 2016
Love the helmet.
Richard A L on Apr 23, 2016
The quality and features I was looking for.
Daren W on Apr 15, 2016
Found Shoei helmets to be very comfortable and well made.
James E on Mar 22, 2016
For wife. Chose based on review on Revzilla.
Dennis L on Mar 18, 2016
Need a new helmet. Have an older full face Shoei and like the fit. Like the 3/4 helmet for more open and more air, yet full shield for rain protection. Also, excited to try the sun visor.
John T on Mar 17, 2016
reviews
Karl S on Mar 13, 2016
My current helmet is 20 years old. Time to upgrade. I wanted a quality helmet with a drop down sun visor so that I can wear my regular glasses with it.
Scott C on Mar 8, 2016
Superior quality product. Very impressed with the item.
peter e on Feb 26, 2016
Quality, safety, & top rated
Rick D on Feb 14, 2016
I wanted 3 main things - an excellent quality, comfortable, and well vented helmet; a flip down face shield with above average optics; and finally a built-in flip down sun visor to eliminate the need for sunglasses. This helmet met all those requirements.
Denno on Feb 12, 2016
GREAT INFORMATION WITH THE VIDEO AND REVIEWS FROM OTHER CUSTOMERS.ALSO THE SIZING CHART. I HOPE THE HELMET WILL BE AS SATISFACTORY. I KNOW SHOEI MAKES A GREAT HELMET AND AN OPEN FACE IS WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR
Artie M on Dec 18, 2015
Needed a 3/4 helmet with good visibility. The J-Cruise had great reviews. Pricey, but I'm hoping it is worth it.
Michael S on Nov 21, 2015
Previous experience with Shoei
Ferris L on Nov 5, 2015
great 3 quarter helmet and ya gotta love the flip down shades, and besides my noggin is worth it
Shehuntz22 on Sep 25, 2015
I viewed multiple listings for this type of helmet and felt the J-Cruise by Shoei was the best of all offerings
Kevin W on Sep 19, 2015
Great quality. After taking my Titleist golf ball to the foam inside, it fits great too.
David S on Sep 13, 2015
I have always used Shoei helmets. A RF700 helmet save my head by giving its life once, a long time ago.My current helmet is an RF 700 about 20 years old.
jeffrey m on Aug 30, 2015
Video is awesome and owning a Shoei in the past.
Robert F on Aug 25, 2015
Hopefully it will fit better than the Nolan N44... Plus good reviews.
M L on Aug 19, 2015
because of Revzilla's review
HogRider1 on Aug 16, 2015
I bought the same one for myself and really like it. This one is for wifey.
Eric I on Aug 11, 2015
Love! Love! this helmet. I purchase it account of the review. There were a couple of negative comment about the air holes. I did not have a problem with my head over heating in 100 degrees. Riding over 300 miles.
cynthia d on Aug 9, 2015
The increased visibility
I A on Aug 8, 2015
Shoei quality is legendary! I like a open face model for cruising but want the best quality. I had a Shoei RJ in the past, but this model looks and sounds like a winner. Looking forward to riding with it on.
Doctorjro on Aug 8, 2015
Listened to the video review which made the decision very helpful and easy, very informative video, the details presented about the helmet and your other products are outstanding.
James C on Jul 12, 2015
helmet and brand came highly recommended and had great reviews
christopher h on Jul 11, 2015
Excellent build quality. Great reviews. Had a Shoei before and liked it. Wanted the HI VIZ color for safety.
Eileen E on Dec 6, 2016
Previous SHOEI owner. It is EXCEPTIONAL! Love the fit and function! I HIGHLY recommend!
Abqjfc on Oct 17, 2016
Very interested in the JCruise but i want to make sure that it will accommodate the headset speaker system that comes with my HD motorcycle. I have seen an number of conflicting comments about whether or not the Harley headset speakers will fit into the recesses in the JCruise helmet?
Roger C on Feb 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The answer to this question appears to be both yes and no. Did my Harley headset speakers fit into my JCruise helmet speaker recesses as provided, No. Did the speakers fit after an easy modification, Yes.

My Harley headset speakers came mounted in an approximate 2.25” OD plastic housing. This housing would not fit in the recesses of the helmet, but with a bit of care, the actual speaker (approximately .75” OD) were easily removed from their housings and then fit easily.

I’ve been using my HD headset with my JCruise helmet for approximately a year now and have had no issues. And by the way, love the helmet.
In the video Anthony mentions he likes another open face better but does not mention the brand. Can you tell me which helmet he is referring to? Would like to have his opinion before I decide. Thanks.
A shopper on Feb 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Im not sure if I'm the one you want to reach . But the J Cruse helmet is the best helmet I've ever own. Fits well as all Shoei helmets do, the vent system is outstanding but you can only expect so much there. But much better air flow than any other I have tried. Im a Harley rider so the high cut up the back of the helmet is not something I'm crazy about. But by no means would trade it for another for that design. It is very quite and comfortable to wear. You can fill a little cold Air in the winter time but very little. I ride 20-25 thousand miles a year so this isn't a review after two trips around the block. For what it worth I have about dozen helmets on the shelve in my garage. I think its money well spent, and your dealing with a quality Company so you get it and it doesn't fit they will exchange it. I wear an extra large in all Shoei Helmets , the same in the J Cruise and it fits great. I probably road about 1800 mile with it since purchase . it mid last last last year. Hope this helps you. Great Helmet by a great Company and sold by a great Company!
how does the face shied perform in lite rain, heavy rain etc ? does the rain get on the inside of the shield ? Does it leak ? I have ear speakers and a mike, are the pockets for the speakers large enough that they do n ot press hard on your ears Thanx Chet
A shopper on Jun 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Works good in rain, no leaks. I also have speakers in mine doesn't press to hard against ears but I do have to reach in and adjust my ears after putting helmet on the tops seem to fold down. Over all my favorite 3/4 helmet!
I so want to purchase the glass black Shoei J-cruise as a perfect match to my bike, but before I choose white over black because of preconceived thoughts about heat related discomfort, has anyone experienced a noticeably different comfort level in terms of internal temperature of the J-cruise white vs. black helmets when out riding in the sun? Thanks
A shopper on Nov 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I used to buy gloss black helmets to match my gloss black bike paint. They are noticeably hotter to wear comparing to matte black or gray/carbon. So the white one you are considering would be significantly more comfortable; temperature wise. I ride in So. Florida year round and I can't tolerate gloss black anymore. I stopped wearing the Gloss Black J-Cruise just for that reason after a hand full of ride. Matte black is better.
I wear eyeglasses and sunglasses - I'll be cruising on a HD Softail (not a racer or speed demon) - will this helmet work for me?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. Both the J-Cruise, which my wife prefers, and the full-face GT Air, which I prefer, are superior helmets, among the best made. They offer a high degree of protection and comfort, low noise, durability, and attractiveness.
We ride Triumph cruisers, the Thunderbird and Thunderbird GT, 750 and 850 pound bikes respectively, similar to the Heritage Classic and Road King. How we ride is probably close to how you ride, so I'm sure you'll like the J-Cruise.
I'm curious just how 'quiet' this is? Via a recent trip using a 3/4 helmet, my ears were killing me at the end of the trip as I heard nothing but my pipes from the trip.
A shopper on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is a quiet helmet, but of course that is a personal opinion. I just completed an 8,500 mile trip up into Canada on my Honda Goldwing with TorqMaster pipes...not as loud as a Harley, but much louder than a stock Honda Goldwing. I had no hearing problems, and listed to music and CB every day. You might also consider wearing foam earplugs...which I did not do on this trip...but in my experience, they really reduce the noise level and make for a more relaxing ride. This is the second Shoei J-Cruise I have owned, also have the Neotec. You can pay more for a helmet, but I don't think you will find a better one.
Even with a 3/4 helmet I like to ride with the face shield raised slightly. In hot humid weather it helps with air flow. I currently have an Arai CT-Z and unless the shield is fully closed it vibrates just enought to make it annoying. I ride a fully faired bike but the wind screen is short enough that I look over it, just the way I like it. I think the issue is the CT-Z shield is so long top to bottom that hard to keep it rigid.

I'm wondering how the new J-Cruise is in that regard. The shield looks to be shorter and with that compound lip at the bottom maybe it's more rigid? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Douglas F on Jun 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Douglas, you should find that you can open the face shield slightly to clear any fogging, or even completely open with no vibration at all. I have many thousands of miles on J-Cruise helmets and have never experienced vibration, even at highway speeds. I was out yesterday and it was so hot that I opened the shield all the way several times at speeds up to 60 mph. On the slab at 80 I'm going to have it down, mainly for protection and noise reduction. I also have a short sport windshield (Klockwerks Flare) and I can tell you vibration is not an issue with this helmet.
Where does this helmet sit on the shape scale of 1 (narrow) to 5 (round)?
A shopper on May 1, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Shoei J-Cruise helmet has an intermediate oval internal shape that is slightly round. If I had to put it on a scale of 1 (narrow) to 5 (round), intermediate oval would be a 3 and the J-Cruise would be slightly less than a 4.
What Bluetooth systems have been tried with the J Cruse, and are any better than others with this helmet?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: i went with a corded J&M headset to use with my factory Gold Wing system. I also had to use the slimline J&M speakers in the ear pockets so they did not cause discomfort. i did not want to cut holes in the helmet to accomodate larger speakers. You loose some fidelity with these compared to the larger ones, but still have pretty good sound.
Would like to see Shoei make the speaker pockets deeper, and offer a pass thru port for a bluetooth or corded system as I am not overly thrilled with clamp on systems.
The helmet itself is well made, about average in terms of noise levels at speeds above 65.
Ventilation is pretty good.
Does the JCruise have the micro ratchet chin strap?
A shopper on Jan 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Apparently the Euro version has the ratchet and the North American version has the D rings

The J-Cruise at 1000 feet is Shoei's next foray into a premium three-quarter helmet. We've seen the RJ Platinum. Before that, we saw the J-Wing. These are different helmets that were configured slightly differently.

This is using a lot of the new upgraded features from Shoei including their internal sun visor, part of that sun visor family, but really looking north of $400. Again, it's going to stand toe to toe with some of the other super premium three-quarters in the market. Honestly, in my mind I think there's only one, and I won't mention them by name.

Love to hear your gut reaction of the new J-Cruise. Leave it to us in the comments or on the product page. Subscribe to us on RevZillaTV to stay up to the latest gear reviews we're constantly rolling out.

Now, before I go foundational and work with some of the nuances all the way up to the helmet, let's talk a little bit about fit here on the J-Cruise. Intermediate oval head shape. What that means is there are no surprises. If you wear a Shoei helmet right now you shouldn't have any issues.

This is a size large, weighed in at 3 pounds 6.4 ounces. No surprises there, either.

It's going to be DOT rated, not Snell. They're saving some weight, but again, you're not getting that Snell rating. A lot of times you wouldn't see a Snell rating on an open faced helmet anyway. Keep that in mind.

Remember, if you're scared about buying the J-Cruise on the Internet, don't worry. If you need to buy it from us, we ship for free, exchange for free, no restock fees if you need to send it back to us. Try to take the guesswork out with the video, and then don't worry. If you get it wrong we'll help you make it painless on the swap out for a different size.

Now, as we dive back into the J-Cruise helmet, the first thing I want to note - changes on the helmet. Now we're using the premium QSV-1 sun visor system here on the J-Cruise; optically correct, fog free, retractable, operated with a very easily found slide on the side, same as the Neotec, same as the GT-Air.

Again, it's cable operated, so it's very smooth. No clicking. You can see it as it drops up, comes down there. Again, gives you plenty of coverage, and is replaceable; really nice touch. Nice to see that integrated.

If we look at our AIM shield, fiberglass, carbon fiber resins. It's going to be very lightweight. It's not a polycarb shield. This is an upgrade from Shoei.

You're also going to see on the J-Cruise that we have this band in the front as it kind of wraps around. That band allows them to stay aerodynamic, but it bulges to accommodate sun visor outer shell EPS. You're not giving away anything by way of production here in this multi-density shell when you have that bulge.

Again, same level of protection. It looks good. They've styled it in, but again, you have that bulge to accommodate the sun visor. We see it on the GT-Air as well.

Other key features. Notice it's a locking . . . I think it's the J2 or the JW2 shield. I'd have to check the site. Notice the locking mechanism. It's the small detent on the bottom that just taps right into that molded injection mounted piece right there. You're going to see it from the side. Again, a nice upgrade here in the J-Cruise. We've never seen a locking mechanism like that.

If I had to gripe, there are no detents. There's a detent on the top that locks it in, but there are no detents all the way around.

If you notice also on the shield they give you based on their last model of three-quarter you have an extra centimeter - ten millimeters here on the bottom that create this air dam. They help with buffeting. They help as a lift to deflect wind or moisture as it's coming in on the shield.

You can see the side profile here of it really, really nicely. As you look at it, again, it adds a little bit of flash, but it is a very functional piece.

Moving up, double wall construction in the eye port gasket. That is new. We see it on the GT-Air; single wall even on something like the Neotec. Again, they're taking a step forward to say hey, if you get caught in the rain we want to make sure that you have the best chance to have a nice seal there. Even when it's locked down and in you're going to see that spring loaded piece on this hinge which sucks the face shield in and gives you that nice and tight seal from Mother Nature.

Keep in mind as well that you see these pinlock posts. The J-Cruise helmet is going to come pinlock ready, and it'll take the same pinlock that we see available for the Neotec or for the newer helmets. You'll see it listed on the site. That's a pinlock lens you buy separately, and a pinlock lens is how you use the laws of physics to stay fog free forever without any coatings that might wear off. Nice touch.

Moving into the vent scheme - new ventilation scheme for 2013 from Shoei. We're seeing it on the J-Cruise here. We also see it on the GT-Air. They're calling it their shutter system. What it is, main intake vents that are going to vent ten millimeter vent holes into channels that kind of create this effect of this mohawk of air as it comes through the helmet. What you're going to see is the air gets pulled back and it's going to exit out these active venturis.

It's nice that they're open and closable, but if you notice there are three positions - open, middle, and closed. You have the ability to tune your airflow. Also, on our front chin vent . . . I'm sorry. No chin vent. On the chimney vent, same kind of deal, three positions, open, middle, and closed allow you to tune the amount of air coming in. Going to hit your head, hit the channels.

There's a new 3D Max-Dry system in this helmet. You really feel the air flow through. It's going to vent out the back.

What most people don't realize, same thing on the GT-Air, is if I pull the snap here in the back there's actually a vent right down here where my pinky is, and the air is going to escape out of your neck as well. Again, giving you a better chance for full airflow through the helmet.

As we move into the guts of the J-Cruise, keep in mind, too, when it comes to airflow it's an open faced helmet. It's a three-quarter. You're going to get a ton of airflow up under the rim, and you even have the ability to have that air come up under the visor here and, again, add to that channeling back. We would see that happen in a full face helmet through the chin bar through the chin vent. Here it's just coming up under that air dam.

I'm going to bring out my donut here. It's a Shoei donut called a Shonut. What I'm going to do is I'm going to start breaking down the guts. Fully removable, washable liner. Notice how it comes out, and notice the way this is set up. You could get a commune on this. Shoei knows that most people out there are looking at aftermarket Bluetooth or comm systems.

We have our cheek pad. It's going to be very plush against your skin, have a nice contour, be replaceable if you want to get a different size, and a little bit more durable towards the temples. It's going to collect sweat. It's also going to accommodate the stems from your eyeglasses if you want to go that way. Same thing on both sides. Double D-ring construction in the chin strap. Chin vents are very easy to remove.

Another very cool feature here on the J-Cruise. We now, from a quiet standpoint and from a functional standpoint, see Shoei using ear pocket what we would call fills or removable pieces. Foam backed, will slide into a pocket that would accommodate a speaker. They snap in, so they're not going anywhere, and they create a seamless, flush place. Against your ear it's going to be very comfortable.

If I open it up you're going to see that pocket right about there. You can see that pocket that is kind of cut away so you'd have the ability to get in there and get your 3D or . . . Sorry, your Bluetooth comm unit.

If we go into the main guts of the helmet, I've already done my two snaps along the back. I like that it's across the brow which means no pressure points up front. This is the new style premium comfort liner here in the J-Cruise. We're seeing as an update over anything we've seen 2012 on back from Shoei, and the reason being is we see the same plush wicking liner that's going to pull sweat away and create great airflow.

Now we have the 3D Max-Dry system which is kind of a bubble or hollow weave which allows that mohawk of air . . . Remember, it comes in across the top. It's going to fill to your head. You're really going to feel it, but again, because it is a 3D bubble, which we've seen perfected in other brands of clothing before it showed up in helmets, what it does is it wicks sweat better, it transfers air better, and it allows your head to breathe and allows that perspiration to come off, create that evaporative cooling effect.

You can see it less or so here in this back mesh. Also, it has a nice density to it, so it's going to add comfort to the helmet as well.

Remember, helmets will break in about 10%. When you buy it, it should be snug but not uncomfortable, and then it should break in, no problem.

If I bring my J-Cruise back over you can start to see the venting channels all the way up and down the back; really nice touch. Ten millimeter vent holes.

Again, you're looking at a $400-plus helmet. It comes in a multitude of colors, multitude of different styles. It's from Shoei. It's premium. It's going to last. It's an heirloom product, although we do recommend you replace your helmet every five years just to keep up to date with the latest safety standards.