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Shoei Neotec Borealis Helmet
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Shoei Neotec Borealis Modular Helmet

The Neotec Borealis graphic offers a high-vis option to the Neotec lineup.  Evolving on previous designs, Shoei has revamped its modular helmet style with a streamlined and attractively sculpted shape that conveys the feel of freely moving through the outdoors in the Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet. Overall shell size is kept compact by incorporating the internal  sun visor’s open/close mechanism inside; all ventilation mechanisms are shaped and positioned in such a way as to reduce  any possible drag. A redesigned aerodynamic spoiler also helps  to cut lift, reducing neck strain on long, cross country rides. In the Shoei Neotec all these features combine to create a premium helmet that excels in appearance, protection, comfort and performance.

The Shoei Neotec Borealis Helmet's chin bar is connected to the same axis point and mechanism as its shield, minimizing extra parts. This also enables simultaneous closing of the shield with the chin bar, which is then held in place with an easy-open lock release button. The shield lock system offers secure closure or the ability to keep the shield slightly open to allow for increased airflow.  With the Shoei Neotec Helmet, Shoei now includes a built-in sun shield, the QSV-1. The visor tucks neatly away beneath a non-intrusive shell built into the helmet’s liner, and can be lowered with the easy control of a sliding button.

Face Shield Features

  • Easily operable lever mechanism
  • Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99% UV blocking
  • New Pinlock-ready CNS-1 faceshield
  • Wider and taller than the CX-1V that it replaces
  • Includes Pinlock insert
  • 3D injection molding process ensures a distortion-free view

Improved Ventilation and Aerodynamics

  • Newly designed vortex generators pull air through helmet
  • 276% more airflow than Multitec
  • Added inlets and outlets
  • Vents are flush against helmet to maintain aerodynamics

5-Ply Shock-Absorbing Fiber Shell

  • 3 shell sizes
  • AIM Multi-Composite construction
  • Lightweight yet strong
  • Shell-integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag during high-speed riding

Dual EPS Liner

  • Multi-density EPS for optimal protection
  • Two vents funnel fresh air through the EPS liner
  • Dual liner channels route and disperse air evenly throughout the helmet
  • EPS liner in chin bar

All new interior

  • Fully removable 3D interior liner
  • Top center pad is removable and washable
  • Improved cheekpad design allows better fit with eyeglasses
  • Included chin curtain can be inserted into the chin bar to reduce turbulence and noise
  • All Neotec Helmets sold in the US have a double D-ring closure

Note: Helmet is gloss finish.

Be sure to check out our Shoei Neotec Review above, in which we detail and break down all of the features and functionality of the brand new Shoei Neotec Borealis Helmet.

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

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Shoei Neotec Borealis Helmet 4.7 5 481 481
Great helmet! Love this helmet! a little expensive, especially the upgrade from regular colors to Hi viz, but with that being said there are a ton of features that make it fit great and perform well. It fits comfortably and has options for thinner or thicker cheek pads (but a bit spendy) for a more customized fit. The modular flip up chin is easy to open/close with gloves on and secure when closed. The venting is well thought out. it includes several options for fog management including visor vent, breath deflector and pinlock shield. It also has a chin curtain to keep the warmth in and noise out. A little nitpick is that the vent open/close is not consistent across the 3 vents so it takes some thought to get the airflow you want. October 20, 2014
More than visual impact I really like this helmet. Great comfort level so it is very easy to wear. Ventilation is solid with all three vents open. The field of vision is comfortable to work with. I don't care to ride with the face shield in the up position. It is just a bit heavy for that especially at high winds. Was it worth the money? Truthfully you never know that until you need it and I work hard for that not to never occur. I would buy it again though...no doubt! October 13, 2014
Very nice helmet, but with shortcomings it shouldn't have given its price. I've spent many hours in this helmet and find that it fits well overall with no hot spots, allows good peripheral vision, and is reasonably quiet when the vents are closed and the chin curtain is in place. Ventilation is quite good across the top of the head, but the lower intake doesn't provide enough air. Like other owners I find the standard cheek pads (35) too tight even after wearing the helmet a lot, and my head shape is about as average as it comes. Thinner cheek pads are available at a considerable additional price. The chin strap fastens with the usual D rings. Better fastening arrangements are available and should be standard on a helmet as expensive as the Neotec. I'm happier with the helmet than I probably sound. It provides good protection and its features work well except as noted. I can recommend it, but try one on first if you can and be prepared for the snug cheek pads. October 20, 2014
Top, perfect !!! It´s great, perfect !!! top !!! Shoei is a wonderful brand Revzilla is a great store, the promised delivery date, product category exellent, very good supplier. October 20, 2014
Top Notch Helmet Great airflow, A ton of features. Comfortable fit. Easy to remove and clean the liner. Highly recommended. October 18, 2014
Foggy, loud and wet. Highly disappointed. I can't believe the reviews this thing has received. I also cannot believe that this helmet is advertised as a 'touring' helmet. Let me start by saying I bought this as a replacement for my five year old HJC IS Max BT. I wear glasses and do a lot of multi-state touring in all weather conditions. Noise: I wanted a quieter modular with the same features as the HJC. With all the vents open, it's actually louder than the HJC. With them closed, it's a bit quieter. Ear plugs are still needed though. I have not tried it without the chin curtain in place yet. Rain performance: This is absolutely terrible. It's acceptable at speed but in town it fogs my glasses very badly. With the chin vent open, rain drops spit across on my nose and it still fogs. With the visor set to the cracked 'city' position, water enters the helmet and gets sucked up across the screen. This never happened in my old HJC and is the reason I scored it so poorly. Doesn't it rain in Japan? I live on a gravel road and I am not wearing contacts when I ride. Fit: This is spot on and it's very comfortable. I wore a 2XL in the HJC but an XL with the Shoei. They appear to be the same size. Mine is gloss white and the paint looks nice. Features: It's got lots of vents and they do work well. I'm not sure how important that is in a modular though. I'm used to just simply flipping modulars open if it gets too warm. The sun visor is nice but the switch is an awkward place. I much prefer the location and function of the top mounted, spring loaded HJC visor. The snap for the excess chin strap is also in a bad place, almost tucked up under the neck padding. Revzilla was great (as always). Too bad the helmet just does not work at all for me. I require a helmet that is safe to use in the rain. I regret buying it and will probably find another HJC IS Max BT to replace it. October 13, 2014
Wearing this bonnet in the summer is a bummer. All is pretty good till you try to wash the liner parts. I used woolite. It went well till the reinstall. It does not return to pre-wash positions. For this money it needs a better design. It probably voided the warranty, but I had to use powergrab glue to try to secure a reasonable fit. October 13, 2014
Great Improvement over Multitech. Love the visor feature. My face is a bit round and even after swapping out the lining for the larger size my cheeks are a bit crowded. My genetics are to blame, not the helmet. With time the lining always conforms and relaxes a bit. Wish the face shield had a slightly smaller opening for it's first notch. Visor is a very welcome addition. Harley headset speakers don't fit well in the earwells. The foam holds them in fine though. May try a different headset in the future. Air flow is improved. So much quieter than my Mulititech. Love the helmet! October 13, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
mark f: great reviews Sep 27, 2014
S A: Liked the style and features. The Revzilla review also helped with describing the features. Other positive reviews made this an easy choice Sep 24, 2014
Heather T: Had to replace my RF1100 as it was trashed in an accident. Shoei has always been my go-to brand for fit and comfort Sep 1, 2014
JAMES E: It's a Shoei Sep 1, 2014
Hunter R: quality Aug 18, 2014
Rondall B: I chose for the reputation of Shoei and the Hi-Viz print. Jul 14, 2014
Milton A: I like it. the down side it fits very tight on my chicks, the chick pads are too thick. It fits good on my head. I order one size larger I hope it takes care of that. Jul 6, 2014
Graeme P: I have a Shoei RF1100 that fits me well but is getting long in the tooth and I need a replacement. I ride with others and wanted a modular helmet in Hi-Viz. This is the only option from Shoei. Jun 22, 2014
Mike B: For many years I bought Shoei MX helmets for my son when he was racing. His safety was more important than the cash even thou it was tight at the time. Now its my son telling me to spend the money for myself. The quality was always good then and I know it still is today. I will submit my opinion on this helmet after some use. Jun 15, 2014
Phil P: Modular design, Shoei quality and features, high visibility stripes, Jun 13, 2014
Curt D: I wanted a great modular helmet- Scorpion brand was not as comfortable- Shoei is and looks great. biggest issue has been fogging though. I have a fearing on my bike so the vent at the chin does not have that much affect. I wish they would not have gotten rid of the lever that they used to have on the visor that would prob the face shield just a tad. Great helmet!!! May 31, 2014
MICHAEL I: Anthony's video and your call-in rep answered all my questions. It has all the features that I want in a helmet May 8, 2014
Jewell H: Great product. May 2, 2014
Lorena G: Protection, High visibility, comfort, nice looks, solidity, shoei reputation. Mar 18, 2014
Albert B: Superior product to protect the noggin! Better to have something that may just save your bucket than to have a serving bowl as a helmet! Feb 12, 2014
Joe T: I need a high quality helmet and wanted extra visibility. Cost for graphics seems extreme but what can you do? Feb 3, 2014
Michael B: Like the hi vis and wanted a modular helmet Jan 19, 2014
Joseph L. M: I had a Shoei years ago, and now my Son has one now for his new HD Ultra. I thought this style with the graphics would give this old man more visable to other traffic. Also your sun shade comes further down, let doesn't smack ya in the nose... Dec 26, 2013
Roger S: I have his helmet in matte black, which fits and works well. I especially like the built in sun visor and the ability to flip up the face shield when stopped at a light on a hot day. I have a Sena SMH-10, which works very well.

I wanted something with a bit more visibility without going all the way to solid hi-vis. I'll add add a Sena bluetooth to this helmet, give my other one to my pillion and be in business!!
Oct 15, 2013
Stephen B: I am more concerned over safety lately, and like the reflective pattern that may make my bobbing head more visible to cages at night. Oct 10, 2013
Lawrence W: Great quality , great features and hi viz without looking like a geek Sep 23, 2013
A shopper asked: Is it possible to use the internal sun visor while wearing eyeglasses? I know that would depend somewhat on the eyeglasses but does anybody own one or tried one on that could comment?

Thanks.
Oct 5, 2012
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SARGE67: I wear a pair of Oakley wires with this helmet and the visor functions perfectly. The sun visor on this helmet seems to sit out a little further and comes down farther so that the bottom edge of the visor is not in your field of vision more so than any of the other major competitors. Oct 14, 2012
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RevZilla: No, the Internal sunshield mechanism is not designed to be worn with glasses. You are correct that some glasses may fit, and would depend on a case by case basis.

However, it is not recommend as the sun shield would most likely interfere when engaged in the down position.
Oct 9, 2012
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kaizen: I have 2 different pairs of glasses, and the visor of the Shoei Neotec works fine with either. I have had no contact between my glasses and the sunvisor. Dec 10, 2012
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Christian B: I don't have any problems with the sunvisor at all. Their is a lot of space between my glasses an the visor. I'd like to see glasses that don't fit ^^ Oct 19, 2013
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Karen123: I do wear eyeglasses all the time. This helmet easily accommodates the space needed for using the sun shield with my glasses on. Apr 28, 2013
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FatboyRider: I have no problem using the visor with my eyeglasses. Nov 19, 2012
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A shopper asked: Can the Shoei Neotech Borealis Hi Viz be ordered with the narrow cheek pads, or do you have to pay additional for them? Nov 21, 2013
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Bryon B: I ordered mine separately. Didn't see an option to order with narrow instead of regular. Nov 21, 2013
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gordon h: Additional charges apply. I purchased the thinner pads and my Medium fits perfect. Nov 21, 2013
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Jeffery W: You will have to pay extra for them. Nov 21, 2013
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Stephen W: I was concerned about the helmet fit after returning a GT-Air in size M which was way too tight. (Revzilla provided their usual excellent support and the return was painless.) Owning an aging X-11 in size M which was an excellent fit, I contacted Shoei Customer Support. Shoei informed me they would swap the interior pads for a larger/smaller size at no charge if the helmet had only been used for sizing and not ridden.

My size M of the Neotec fit perfectly as received from Revzilla.

Suggest your contact Shoei to confirm what they informed me.
Apr 22, 2014
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Christian B asked: Hey guys !

Are there any tinted or mirrored faceshields available for the Neotec ?
Oct 19, 2013
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Jeffery W: No, Shoei doesn't make any tinted shields for this helmet. For their helmets with the inner visor, they don't make tinted shields so as to not let someone create too dark of a visor to see through. Oct 19, 2013
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Keith H: I don't know. Oct 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: Has anyone had any experience mounting a Harley wired-headset to the Shoei Neotec? Are there any issues or is it an easy install? May 8, 2014
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Tom S: Not sure about Harley hook up but i installed scala rider on outside just in back of where modular part and helmet separate. It works /fits the same as on my solid full faced bell star helmet. Install of wires was easier . Other thoughts... Flip down sun visor is the nuts. Easy up and down of modular. Still getting use to fit which is good. My bell star helmet buffeted some but the Shoei is stable which I didn't expect. Really Love my star but not sure if I'll get to wear it again because the Shoei gives me the extras I was looking for... Sun visor, modular, great hi vis style.. Nil buffeting.. The fit will get better with wear as it did with star which for me makes this the perfect helmet. May 8, 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
XXS XS XS
XS (RF1100)
XS (X-12) SM
SM MD SM
MD MD
LG LG LG
XL XL XL
2XL 2XL 2XL
3XL

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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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Silver / XS 977554 0117110503 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Silver / SM 977555 0117110504 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Silver / MD 977556 0117110505 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Silver / LG 977557 0117110506 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Silver / XL 977558 0117110507 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Silver / 2XL 977559 0117110508 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Hi Viz Yellow / XS 850362 0117-1103-03 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Hi Viz Yellow / SM 850363 0117-1103-04 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Hi Viz Yellow / MD 850364 0117-1103-05 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Hi Viz Yellow / LG 850365 0117-1103-06 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Hi Viz Yellow / XL 850366 0117-1103-07 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Hi Viz Yellow / 2XL 850367 0117-1103-08 In Stock: Ships next business day