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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.  Building upon the success of their previous modular helmets, the Shoei Neotec Helmet was designed with long distance and ADV touring in mind. The innovative tri-composite shell has been designed to provide riders with a smooth and quiet ride while reducing, lift, weight and increasing overall safety. The shell of the Neotec has also been designed to house the internal drop-down sun visor, eliminating the need to reduce the thickness of the EPS liner and potentially compromise safety.

An integrated face shield shield and chinbar pivot point reduces the number of moving parts, mitigates wind noise and enables riders to close both the chinbar and face shield in the same motion. Shoei’s stainless steel 360° Pivot Locking System secures the chinbar when it is in the closed position and the dual-layer EPS liner provides enhance impact absorption and is channeled to facilitate ventilation.

From the shell to EPS to the 3D formed comfort liner, the Shoei Neotec is purpose built to provide unrivaled rider comfort and safety. Perfect for nearly any type of ride and rider, the Neotec is the ultimate in touring performance. 

Shoei Neotec Helmet Features:

Face Shield Features

  • Easily operable lever mechanism
  • Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99% UV blocking
  • 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

Ventilation and Aerodynamics

  • Vortex generator vents 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

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: 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 5 518 518
Great looking design helmet with versatility I bought this helmet needing to replace an old Arai helmet. I mounted a Sena 20S and no issues with the speakers. The boom mic though has to be moved aside every-time with the chin curtain when I flip up or down. The sun visor and pin lock was a huge upgrade from my old helmet, perfect complement in our typical NW weather with cold foggy days then sunny afternoons. Definitely got more attention on the high viz design which everyone has commented loving it. My biggest complaint after a few days of use are the cheek pads. Reading reviews for the extra accessory (other size cheek pads are not included) makes it a bit harder to understand why Shoei would not include these. As others stated, somehow the stock cheek pads feel too big, so I ordered the smaller size the day after. January 31, 2015
Good helmet but expected better assembly I enjoy the fit and quiet of my Neotec, but after fewer than 2 months, an internal pad will not stay in place and the fastener on the chin strap broke off. January 25, 2015
Shoei Neotec This is my second Shoei Neotec tried a schuberth c3 and did not care for it at so I sent it back and ordered the shoie. Love the fit and trim, the sun shade is great and the vision is great!! Fast shipping and the Schuberth return went great. Thanks Revzilla!!! February 16, 2015
My first impression of the Neotec; some things I like and some I don't. Having spent only about 10min with the helmet, and no riding time, I can't comment on noise level, air flow, durability, etc. The shell seemed large for a helmet size small. I wear glasses and there was no discomfort or pressure points. The fit was slightly tight on the cheeks, but would likely be just right after some wear time. When lowering the chin bar, it locked into place effortlessly; very nice. I bought knowing it had a single visor tab offset to one side. I didn't think it would matter, but it did. If there is only one tab, it should be in the middle; otherwise, there ought to be a tab on each side. I also thought I'd be okay with the D-rings, but I've grown to prefer ratchet-style straps. The slider control for the tinted visor was smooth in operation, with a satisfying tactile quality, much like the way the chin bar locked into place; however, tapping the chin bar with a finger resulted in a noticeable metallic ringing noise that was very annoying. To me that was the biggest detraction from an overall high quality helmet. February 12, 2015
Well Designed Helmet After wearing the Neotec for a few weeks it seems to be comfortable and light compared to my previous helmets. So far my rides have been primarily less than 2 hours and in sub 45 degree weather, and the helmet has been warm an fog free. So far on the relatively short rides the helmet has met or exceeded my expectations. February 10, 2015
Great Helmet, great features Great Helmet. I found the fit to run slightly small causing me to upsize one size. The helmet is very comfortable, has decent airflow and the features make the helmet worth the cost. the inner lining snaps out very easily, the visor is secure in all positions and the built in sun shield is so useful in and out of the sun without having to fool with sunglasses. The only down side if there is one is the weight of the helmet. I highly recommend this helmet. February 9, 2015
Very nice lid I have been using this lid for a few months now. Due the temperatures I haven't been out as much as I like but when I have been out in the cold (35-45 degree temps) this has been great. I have found the helmet is very quiet when its all closed up but have some fogging issue with it fully closed in these colder temps. The fogging can be cleared up by cracking the visor up which lets in a lot more sound with minimal cold let in. The comfort great and the sizing charts here have been spot on. January 29, 2015
Quality materials and fit Fit as advertised. I wear a 7 1/2 size hat, head about 59.8 cm in circumference and the large fits snug, but comfortable after 1000 miles. I wear glasses so I am looking through my glasses, sun shield and the clear shield with no problems. You will want to consider "memory metal" frames if you need to wear prescription glasses with the helmet as the snug fit and narrow channel for the frame ear pieces will put some stress and twist on the frames as you take the glasses on and off. January 26, 2015
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Shoei Neotec Borealis Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Maximus U: Positive past experience with Shoei Multitech (previous model), flip up helmet integrated sun visor, and Hi-Viz color scheme. Jan 4, 2015
Steven B: Just time to get a new helmet and I felt that this was a great choice. Have had the helmet for awhile now and I am very pleased with it. Dec 22, 2014
Tom R: New and improved design that should be less noise on the road. For my wife and she likes Shoei helmuts Nov 13, 2014
Joel M: Fit perfect, eliminates out noises and it brings an extra protection on the hi viz yellow color.
I love it.
5 starts
Oct 27, 2014
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 within 24 hours
Black/Silver / SM 977555 0117110504 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver / MD 977556 0117110505 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver / LG 977557 0117110506 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver / XL 977558 0117110507 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver / 2XL 977559 0117110508 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Hi Viz Yellow / XS 850362 0117-1103-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Hi Viz Yellow / SM 850363 0117-1103-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Hi Viz Yellow / MD 850364 0117-1103-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Hi Viz Yellow / LG 850365 0117-1103-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Hi Viz Yellow / XL 850366 0117-1103-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Hi Viz Yellow / 2XL 850367 0117-1103-08 Out of Stock