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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 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.


  • Lightweight, AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) shell
  • Adjustable top and rear exhaust vents
  • A 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, 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
  • Shield Pinlock-ready

Safety Certification:

  • DOT-218

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

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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Shoei J-Cruise Helmet 4.7 5 96 96
My first 3/4 helmet My old helmet felt like a cinderblock strapped to my head compared the J-Cruise. Besides being light, it is quiet, and the field of vision is great. The sun visor works smooth and flawlessly and is a huge convenience since I hate wearing sunglasses in my helmet. My head measured 22.5" so I ordered the medium and it fits great. If you are on the fence about going to a 3/4 helmet, go for the J-Cruise, you won't regret it. November 18, 2015
Revzilla along with the reviews lead me to this purchase. Good job. I have been looking for this helmet for sometime now. The two largest motorsport stores only had one on display . Yes it fit just wrong color. Not real impressed with there staff anyways. So Revzilla reviews won me over. Ordering process was fast along with the delivery. Only 3 days. I had one call from your CSR about the order on a Monday and it was at the post office on Thursday. Your rep who I talked to made a typo and sent out a cancellation notice. HE immediately call me right back and said he was sorry about the email.. and not to worry my lid will be there in a few day. I don't remember his name but he was top notch. Spent about 3 hrs with the new helmet in 102 temps. Its a typical Shoei. quiet, good ventilation, lite and well made. Oh, and the extra discount you gave me. Could not beat that at the big stores. Anthony you have a great crew. I will be back. Thank you. And I ride a 13 R1200GSA. October 9, 2015
Apprehensive at first, but very glad that I bought it The only reason why I was apprehensive was because of the cost. Buying a 3/4 helmet for almost $500 is a pretty big commitment, but Revzilla has an excellent return and exchange program that made me feel comfortable with giving it a shot. And I'm glad that I did. The helmet is true to size, and the sizing chart is accurate. I have an intermediate oval head, and this fit me very well. I was actually impressed with the cheek pads and liner. They both feel like they are built to last a very long time. This is my first Shoei helmet. So, I'm not aware of how well their other helmets'venting systems are, but the ventilation in this thing is amazing. I wore it on a good 90+ degree day, and my head was very comfortable the whole time. I could actually feel the air moving around my head, and I've never been able to say that before. I love the face shield and sun visor. When the visor is down, the lines are very clean between it and the helmet. I guess you could say that the fit and finish on this helmet reflect the price that is paid for it. And one of the most important things to me is how quiet the helmet is, which goes hand in hand with wind buffeting. This thing is noticeably quieter than a full face that I ride with in Winter. I actually notice how loud my bike is because I don't have wind noise drowning it out. My head is steady at highway speeds. And did I say that this helmet us quiet? I don't have any cons. If I were to be extremely picky, it would have been nice to have a magnetic strap instead of the standard button. The button is nice though. So, bottom line, this is an excellent helmet for anyone looking for a quality 3/4 helmet. September 21, 2015
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
Best fit and functions. This helmet is very comfortable even with the tight fit. It feels very secure. I like the partial chin coverage. Love the wide view and the built-in sun visor. The red color is nice. September 1, 2015
Top Notch Helmet Bought my Shoei J-Cruise and still have trouble with the fantastic fit and quality. Is it true? Can a helmet be this attractive, safe, and well made? Well, it is. Forget the price! If you fall, you don't need to question the safety of a Shoei helmet. It's worth every penny. August 31, 2015
Outstanding! Air flow is awesome! Helmet is very light. Shield is great. August 31, 2015
Very nice helmet Very well built helmet - great fit and finish, Face shield can be a bit cumbersome to lift open at times but has great clarity and the built-in sun-shield is the best feature ever - no more fumbling with or forgetting sun glasses. Air flow is also great and the liner comes out easy for cleaning. Recessed speaker pockets is a plus to help eliminate pressure on the ears. I wish it also had an optional external sun visor - similar to the Bell helmet for those times when driving into the sun. August 25, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Michael S: Needed a 3/4 helmet with good visibility. The J-Cruise had great reviews. Pricey, but I'm hoping it is worth it. Nov 21, 2015
Ferris L: Previous experience with Shoei Nov 5, 2015
Javqueline F: great 3 quarter helmet and ya gotta love the flip down shades, and besides my noggin is worth it Sep 25, 2015
Kevin W: I viewed multiple listings for this type of helmet and felt the J-Cruise by Shoei was the best of all offerings Sep 19, 2015
David S: Great quality. After taking my Titleist golf ball to the foam inside, it fits great too. Sep 13, 2015
jeffrey m: 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. Aug 30, 2015
Robert F: Video is awesome and owning a Shoei in the past. Aug 25, 2015
M L: Hopefully it will fit better than the Nolan N44... Plus good reviews. Aug 19, 2015
glenn v: because of Revzilla's review Aug 16, 2015
Eric I: I bought the same one for myself and really like it. This one is for wifey. Aug 11, 2015
cynthia d: 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. Aug 9, 2015
I A: The increased visibility Aug 8, 2015
Jay O: 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. Aug 8, 2015
James C: 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. Jul 12, 2015
christopher h: helmet and brand came highly recommended and had great reviews Jul 11, 2015
Richard L: I have had my Shoei half lid for 10 years (a little over the recommended replacement period). Have to say Shoei is the most comfortable helmet I've ever had. Jul 3, 2015
Norman S: More face protection than current helmets. My other preferred helmet is also a Shoei, but it is a 3/4 open face, without face shield. Jul 3, 2015
W H: As long as it doesn't compress my nose - it is described as everything I want in a helmet: UV lens with detentes (whither thou J-Cruise?), ratchet clasp with ring to lock, good venting, light weight, room for Interphone blue-tooth - all at much less price than Shoei. Keeping my fingers crossed that it is as nice as described in all the reviews I've come across. Jul 1, 2015
James L: shoei fit! Jun 13, 2015
kim a: Comfort and quality. Jun 11, 2015
Stephen S: Great helmet, Jun 9, 2015
Paul P: Researched it and it had the best features and reputation Jun 1, 2015
Todd S: Wanted a helmet with great air-flow for warm/hot weather riding. Shoei fits me best and are always very comfortable and high quality. The large face shield provides great visibility, and the internal flip visor eliminates the need for sun glasses. It's a great helmet. I found it at the local dealer while looking at modulars. The J-Cruise better fit my needs. It's lighter and more comfortable than modulars. Saved a few dollars by ordering on Revzilla. Jun 1, 2015
Rick V: for the warmer weather, slower, shorter rides. May 24, 2015
Rainer G: Wanted a helmet that doesn't require changing shields all the time as soon as it gets dark. May 18, 2015
Ron L: Been buying Shoei for a long time and they've never disappointed. Love the drop down sun visor and removable liner. Need a heads up display next. May 15, 2015
Michael F: For quality, looks, versatility. Like the integrated face shield and pull-down sun visor. May 12, 2015
Howard B: i like the way the helmet looks and color and the sun shade to, air vents i have bough from revzilla before that why i am buying again thanks Revzilla May 8, 2015
James D: Have owned a J-Cruise for 8 years. Great helmet. Time to replace. Anthracite colour matches colour of my bike. Apr 16, 2015
Jason W: Read the reviews and purchased a new helmet for myself. I liked it so much I got one for my wife. We both had Arai XC's before this helmet and we like these better. The built in visor is outstanding and the noise reduction was much better than our Arai's. Overall I am VERY happy with the J-Cruise. Apr 12, 2015
James T: great price and fast delivery, 2nd helmet purchased here. Mar 30, 2015
Robert O: I needed a good open face helmet for my cruiser but wanted similar features of my Shoei GT Air. This is perfect for my needs and its Shoei quality. Mar 22, 2015
Steven M: A quality and comfortable helmet great for touring bikes.
S. Morency - MA
Mar 22, 2015
W A: Shoei Is the Best Mar 19, 2015
B R: "I have multiple helmets and bluetooth communication packages for different riding conditions. I've had nothing but excellent results with the Sena and Shoei products purchased through Revzilla. " Mar 18, 2015
Rick M: I wanted an open faced helmet for cross country ride in the summer. I tried other brands of open faced and none fit me like the shoei. I have a full faced shoei also. Mar 17, 2015
Sydney P. J: Quality, strength,comfort, features built in sun shield with plenty of air flow. Mar 17, 2015
Kevin R: Research says quality item, that will fit my head. Visor system Mar 1, 2015
Kareem M: I like the design and fit. I wanted an open face helmet, due to living and Tx, a full face helmet is a little suffocating on hot days. Feb 23, 2015
Fred P: I like open face helmets and i usually wear a Bell custom 500 but it has no vents for the hot days. Feb 18, 2015
A G Y: Quality. Feb 8, 2015
Adly A: was looking for a prime helmet , watched Revzilla review and i was sold immediately . Feb 5, 2015
Michael O: Superior fit and wind dampening Dec 12, 2014
David C: I have always believed that you get what you pay for and although more expensive than other helmets, Shoei is well worth it due to their quality. I currently have a J-Wing that will be ten years old in January. I know I should have gotten a new helmet after five years, but time passes quickly and I didn't check my helmet's manufacturing date. So that is why I am giving myself a new J-Cruise for Christmas. I hope all who read this will have a Very Merry & Blessed Christmas too. Dec 12, 2014
Larry P: Reviews convinced me plus previous experience with Shoei helmets. Turned out to be a great lid, especially like the PinLock feature. Dec 11, 2014
chris d: multi function touring helmet Dec 1, 2014
Manabu N: I have the same helmet in Japan. It works very well. It is comfortable. Nov 24, 2014
Douglas T: Almost universal positive reviews for this helmet and Revzilla. Nov 9, 2014
Roland S: Have a Shoei NEOTEC and needed a new open face helmet. Like the NEOTEC so much I bought the J-Cruise to get the same fit and safety in both. Nov 2, 2014
Dave S: For comfort and safety. Most comfortable helmet I have ever had on my head. The best. Oct 9, 2014
Kelly B: Wife wanted a good open face and this seemed to fit the bill Sep 9, 2014
John P: Helmet has all the features I was looking for. Great protection and creature comfort items Sep 1, 2014
Raymond N: I did quite a bit of research and this seems like what I am looking for. Aug 22, 2014
H I: Great reviews on this helmet. Getting ready to go on a 4,000 mile Three Flags Classic rally ride to Canada and back. I wanted a high quality helmet for this ride. This is my second helmet, since starting to ride after retirement in 2013. Have about 24,000 miles on my 2012 trike. Aug 18, 2014
luis d: I pick this one because in a tropical environment it allows more air coming in as well as it covers my face from bugs. I also love the style, comfort and still have the full face protection. I have three different shoei helmets and always felt comfortable and safe wearing them. Jul 22, 2014
Daniel W: My first helmet was a SHOEI and was very comfortable and quiet. I really didn't want to spend $400.00 plus for a helmet, however, I know the quality. Also, I like the side speaker compartments. Jul 20, 2014
Kelly A: To see if a higher dollar helmet is worth the money spent. I take longer trips hope this works. Jun 30, 2014
Paul C: The video on Revzilla. Jun 20, 2014
Chad M: Not been wearing my half helmet due to buffeting.. Recently rendered aid to a downed rider on the highway who was not wearing helmet...it was not pleasant. Wanted to buy a quality helmet which I will wear. Jun 12, 2014
George L: safety, air flow and weight, nice interior May 6, 2014
John S: Torn in buying my first premium helmet between this and the Arai XC. Chose this because of the removable liner. The interior of this helmet just seems to be focused more on comfort than the Arai. Don't think you could go wrong either way, but we will give this a try. Apr 21, 2014
David B. W: Understand Shoei is a premium product and want a decent quality and quiet helmet. Apr 18, 2014
A R: I use Shoei I like their stuff also having a built in sun shield is a great idea. Mar 31, 2014
Kathi W: I love this helmet. I was out east over Thanksgiving, tried it on in the store. Since I flew out for a visit I decided to wait and look a bit more. Nothing I looked at measures up. Might be expensive, but this is protection for my head.... not only is it the best protection, best fitting and Revzilla had the best price. Just can't wait to start riding with my new helmet. Mar 28, 2014
Ernesto G: Because is a premium helmet top of the line after reading a lot good reviews and research . I wanted an open face for view and comfort for a 8 hours ride cruising and sightseeing . I chose brilliant yellow color so drivers can see me on road. I wear bright neon yellow jacket also for safety to be see :-) Mar 22, 2014
Timothy H: Im tired of buying & wearing cheap is-fitting helmets. Mar 17, 2014
HERCULANO C: Its the most comfortable open face I've ever used specially on a long ride. The ventilation is very good as well. Mar 6, 2014
Tom S: Safety Feb 2, 2014
PÃ¥l E: Well known manufacturer With good reputations, and a helmet between a full open helmet and a full 3/4 helmet witch suits me perfect.
It also suits my motorcycle perfect, a Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited.
Jan 25, 2014
Herbert H: Had the last version- very nice, so time for an upgrade - very nice new color as well- anthracite! Dec 17, 2013
Michael S: Have a Shoei full face helmet and am very satisfied with it. When looking for a 3/4 helmet, I naturally preferred a Shoei and it has the quality and features I was looking for. Nov 4, 2013
Dudley C: style and features, wanted the flip down tinted sun visor Nov 1, 2013
Brian B: My wife does not like the confinement of a full face helmet and this one provides great 3/4 protection and a sun visor to boot. She loves the helmet. Oct 18, 2013
Andrew K: I needed a new helmet as both of mine are over ten years old. The old Arai Corsair Nicky Hayden replica doesn't look right anymore. I'm older now so a low key grey helmet will suit me just fine. My old motocross helmet is a Shoei and I hope the new lid fits similarly. Oct 7, 2013
David G: Got a Shoei head Oct 2, 2013
Keith J: Sizing, full face protection for warmer weather. Shoei quality! Oct 2, 2013
Bob P: heard it was ver good helmet. Sep 26, 2013
Brent L: Qualifies for 30 day no-hassle exchange.
Plus like the sun visor, looks like it is well made, Good 3/4 visor fit to Helmet
Sep 20, 2013
Louise H: The name Shoei, the looks, features of helmet and reviews. Sep 19, 2013
Barry G: Fantastic helmet. Fits well extremely comfortable and good ventilation in tropical climate. Sep 11, 2013
Glenn R: Best fit. Tried several 2XL helmets and none worked better. RevZilla has the best price and return/exchange if it's not just right. Sep 9, 2013
bruce w: Quality Aug 30, 2013
A shopper asked: 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. Feb 21, 2014
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William H: 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! Feb 21, 2014
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Ahmed Medhat E: Hi
i'm sorry for my belated reply, it was me at work for too long!
Anthony is a great reviewer and i think in his J-Cruise detailed video he meant by the better helmet that he likes (because i think he likes that brand more in general) is the Arai CT-Z open face helmet i quote "the most technically advanced, best venting and most protective helmet that we've seen anybody do so far..... pause and digest that" and i know that video was 1 year before the j cruise video came out but i just think he loves the Arai CT-Z better.
i hope i've helped you and have a good day!
Mar 8, 2014
Janet S: Sorry. I am not sure which helmet he was referring to. I will say this. I fit into both the small and medium helmets. Against their advice, I purchased the larger one. Even at that, after wearing this helmet several hours, I found my cheeks hurt. The padding was just too tight. I had to order smaller pad which were very expensive. I only use this helmet in the frigid weather. It does a nice job blocking the wind but not the most comfortable.

Good luck with your purchase.
Feb 21, 2014
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alexander d: Thats a good question and one I wouldnt be able to answer. Your best bet is to call Revzilla and ask them specifically. Im just a customer who wrote a review. That being said, I have really come to love this helmet and its the first one I reach for now. I find it to be stuffy with a small field of vision when I put on one of my full face helmets again. Feb 21, 2014
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Robert W: My guess is that it is an ARAI helmet which he seems to believe are the best helmets available. Feb 22, 2014
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Michael H: Pretty sure it is the Arai XC 3/4 helmets. Feb 21, 2014
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A shopper asked: 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 Nov 2, 2015
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Nir F: 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. Nov 3, 2015
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David B. W: I have ridden with a black helmet on and only noticed the heat difference on really hot sunny days..85degresss +...I prefer the white Shoei as it is more visible in traffic and does not seem to have any heat issues...Any black colors on cars, bikes, hemets, etc. conduct and attract more heat than white colors...Put your hand on the roof of a black car vs. white car in the heat of summer and you will know!!! Nov 3, 2015
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Timothy C: Black will always be hotter than white, no matter what helmet you're considering.
The difference is significant.as you can verify by putting your hand on a white car
and then a black car on a sunny summer day.
I have been told that the only color that can rival white for cool is light silver, so
that might be an option too.
Nov 4, 2015
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Karl M: I got the white one, mostly for visibility. I do have dark grey helmets and have not noticed any difference. I'm pretty sure the styrofoam inside the helmet keeps most of the heat at bay. Now if it's humid I don't think it makes any differences what color it is. Hope that helps. Nov 3, 2015
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Fabio S: I dind't use the J-cruise enouth time in the sun to have problem with heat.
But comparing the multitec black x neotec white the diference is very big considering the heat above the sun.
I think how the J-cruise is an open helmet, the same problem will not hapen.
Nov 3, 2015
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George L: Most of the heat will be from your head, so black or white makes little difference in that regard. White is much more visable so from a safety point of view white wins hands down.Of course if it was all about safety we would be taking the train! Nov 3, 2015
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A shopper asked: 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. Oct 15, 2015
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James O: 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. Oct 15, 2015
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James R: It is fairly quiet, but not as quiet as some other helmets. I wore a Shoei full-face helmet before this J-1 3/4 helmet, and the full-face helmet was definitely quieter. For me, this Shoei J-1 was never comfortable to wear, so I eventually gave up on it and bought the new Schuberth M-1 helmet, which I really like -- much better than the Shoei J-1. Oct 16, 2015
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Pericles F: Hi,

I had a Honda CBR 1000RR/ 2012 with a BMC air filter and TWO BROTHERS pipe. So, you can imagine how loud it is. But, using my Shoei J-Cruise (city or highway), you can't hear nothing, it is really VERY QUIET.'
I do recommend.
be cool
Oct 15, 2015
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Gary C: I find the Cruise about the same as my Quest on a bmw gs with tall windshield. Oct 15, 2015
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A shopper asked: 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 Jun 24, 2014
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William H: 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! Jun 24, 2014
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Leigh G: I have rode with this helmet through the heaviest rains riding to tail of the dragon last year. It held the rain out very good. There is a good seal. There is good face coverage too.
I ride a harley ultra w ear speaker pads. They fit perfectly. The speaker boom fits nice when the shield is down. It has deep speaker pockets.
Revzilla has great return policy, so if you get it and does not fit your stuff, as long as you don't wear it outside, you can return it.
Best regards,
Jun 24, 2014
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David G: William could have written my answer - spot on. No issues with rain, was in some downpours in Wyoming last summer and shield worked really well. Only complaint is that the speaker holes could be a little deeper, I also reach in and make sure the tope of my ears are flat. Only uncomfortable if not done. Overall, a great 3/4 helmet. Jun 25, 2014
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Pat P: I don't know about the speakers but I have been in rain showers and have not got any inside. I have not been in a downpour but I think it would do good.

Jun 24, 2014
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Douglas F asked: 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.
Jun 23, 2014
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James O: 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. Jun 23, 2014
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Yaroslav N: Hi Douglas! I am riding Suzuki DL650A and all wind is on my head and shoulders. But I am able to open the shield almost half way which creates little bit more noise but trade off is a fresh air. Overall like the helmet especially interior - since I own one did not wash it there is no odor and after a year of use looks like new. I am riding 10-12K a year. Jun 23, 2014
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William H: I have noticed no vibration. Truly is a great helmet. With the face shield fully open it restricts the airflow thru the helmet . Blocks the air thru the front vent . What I did to over com this was to buy an extra shield had it cut about the same length as the sun shade shield . This gives me the best of both worlds in the hot summer heat. Jul 1, 2014
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Peter T. K: Doug, i have used the J-Cruise for a season so far, and i love it! It's the best of both worlds for me: perfectly solid and quiet when closed (has rubber gaskets and a longer face shield for much quiet and great vision. In street speed traffic, the face shield locks fully open for a great wind in your face ride. Peter K Jun 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: Where does this helmet sit on the shape scale of 1 (narrow) to 5 (round)? May 1, 2013
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RevZilla: 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. May 8, 2013
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Don W: My head is 23.5" and I'd say long oval to long narrow (if there is such a thing). J-Cruise Large is too tight across the forehead, although fits well otherwise, whereas the Bell Mag 9 Sena Large fits me well. Dec 7, 2013
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Ann P: I'd say about a 31/2. Aug 19, 2013
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Roberto R M: 4-round May 24, 2013
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A shopper asked: Why is this helmet about $200 more than the RJ and is not Snell rated like the RJ. I like the idea of the shield, but not at the expense of my head. I am conflicted between these two helmets, but am leaning toward the RJ for its safety. Please advise? Nov 15, 2015
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A S: The Shoei RJ Platinum is Snell Rated that's why I'm leaning towards it. Thanks for your input. Nov 16, 2015
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Herbert H: I'm not familure with the RJ but this is a great helmet. Generally, anything less than a full face is not going to be Snell rated. I wear this helmet year round. Nov 15, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet provide any useful frontal impact protection with the clear shield? Is the sun visor easy to remove for cleaning, or is a pain in the butt? Finally, how does it feel after break in, is the frontal section tight? Feb 13, 2015
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Darryl P: The face shield will offer some/very little protection if you bite it face first but like any helmet the real protection comes from the shell and inner impact foam. As far as I know the flip down visor is non removable. I think they all are that way. Simply take off the face shield and you can easily clean the visor that way. Lastly Shoei helmets fit me great. Everyone's head is different so it helps that REVZILLA has a great return policy. Give it a try. It's Shoei quality! Feb 17, 2015
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John w: Sun visor pretty easy to remove and clean not as much protection as full face but I like the better visibility. Like most helmets its a little tight in the front for my narrow oval head Feb 17, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does the JCruise have the micro ratchet chin strap? Jan 26, 2015
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A S: Thanks! Then why does the manufacturer's website shows the ratchet? Jan 29, 2015
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David G: Double D-ring strap Jan 26, 2015
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A shopper asked: Somehow, I scuffed up the tinted sun shield and I've purchased a replacement from Revzilla. How do you replace the sun shield? .

Thanks for the help.
Nov 12, 2014
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Stefan M: the replacement its explained in the video, if revzilla offers a spare google, I dont know. Nov 14, 2014
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A shopper asked: I currently wear the Shoei Multitech in XXS. How does the XS in the J-Cruise compare? It took a long time to break in the Multi-tech and I believe this helmet, along with the Neotech has a slightly more oval fit than the multi tech. Want to try it, but no one has one in my size, so I will have to order, just don't wish to if I know it will be too big from the get go.
Aug 18, 2014
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"" ": I have the Shoei J-Cruise in Medium and it seems to fit like all other Shoei Mediums.....except my Shoe GT-Air in medium is tighter than all other Shoe Mediums I tried. Oct 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: How much does the shoei jcruise XS helmet weigh? Apr 6, 2013
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RevZilla: The approximate weight of an XS Shoei J-Cruise Helmet is 3lbs 6oz. Apr 11, 2013
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Roger C asked: 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? Feb 28, 2015
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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.

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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.