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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 5 389 389
great helmet the neotech modular is perfect for what I needed. when I back my bike out I can see the gound, fence, car etc with the chin bar up. before I had to prop my helmet up on top of my ears to see, praying it wouldn't flip off backwards. helmet seems a little heavy at first but you don't notice it when you're riding. great finish, looks better in person! a little pricey but you get what u pay for. April 22, 2014
even what I consider very pricey, I wish I would have bought it sooner My head messured between med and large. Rev said go med.. Cheeks pads smashed my face. Needed to buy the smaller pads. Fits well now. Compared to my cheep modular I have used for a long time, well, there is no comparison. April 21, 2014
Great Helmet Got this to replace my Evoline ST2 which I loved. Had a hard decision between the ST3 and something else. Really like the ability to flip the chinbar all the way around but the ST2 was a loud helmet. Wanted something a lot quieter and chose the neotec over the Nolan becasue of the spring loaded visor and shape of the nose cutout. It wasnt cheap but this helmet is light years ahead of the Evoline. The liner is plush and very snug; best feeling helmet Ive ever worn. Helmet is light and field of vision is great, but maybe a little short vertically which isnt a big problem on the GS except when real windy and I want to tuck in behind the windscreen. Wish I would have spent the money sooner. Would recommend this helmet all day long. April 21, 2014
Great helmet I bought the Neotec because I wanted a modular helmet, and one on which I could mount my Sena SMH10 communication system. The mount was pretty simple and works great. I was in between a medium and a large and bought the large. I usually wear a buff underneath, which helps give it a perfect fit. Took it on an 800 mile roundtrip and had no issues. The modular face and sliding sunshade make it my ideal helmet. There's also more cushion than I've ever had in a helmet. My other helmet is an Arai XD4, which I still use for adventures that include a lot of off-road riding. April 17, 2014
This product has tremendous air flow I have been a fan of modular helmets since they came out and will not go back to a standard helmet. I purchased this helmet as well as the HJC RPHA MAX EVO (only available from UK) but chose to keep the Shoei for the the incredible air flow, ease of shield operation and fit around the head. I purchased the XL and it fits to size. However, the cheek pads are very thick and not comfortable for my face. I plan to purchase the thinner XLL cheekpads and expect that to correct the problem April 14, 2014
Good helmet but visor useless! I absolutely loved this helmet but was shocked the internal sun visor was useless. I rode on a 2400 mile trip with my friends. Everyone else were using Schuberth modular helmets with internal sun visors. I was using the neotech. After riding a few days in the bright sun my eyes were severely burned (intense pain, tearing, not being being to focus, photosensitivity) with my friends not having any problems at all. As a result I have lost some vision - I estimate at least 20% of my original vision. I can only attribute this to the Shoei's visor not really being able to filter the harmful UV light. After I bought the neotech I also bought a shoei GT-Air. This is my 3rd Shoei helmet in 3 years. Now it will be my last. If you plan to go on long trips with this helmet, make sure to bring sunglasses because the visor just doesn't work! April 13, 2014
Good Quality helmet This is my first modular helmet. I had a 3/4 helmet in the past. I recommend trying on the helmet first. It fits snug but not to tight. The staff at revzilla were great. They spent allot of time with me to make sure I got what I wanted. I wanted a quality helmet and this one is tops in the reviews. The pinlock system works as advertised. The sun visor is better than other helmets I tried on. No more sunglasses. :). I did not have any trouble with opening the helmet with my gloves on. The helmet is defiantly heaver that my 3/4 helmet but it did not take long to get used to. I recommend using the small breath guard even with the pinlock because I did get some condensation on the very bottom of the visor. I expect many years of use out of this helmet. Good riding everyone. April 13, 2014
very happy having the option to flip up the face makes taking the helmet off and putting it on better, and talking with people next to you or at the gas station without having to take the helmet off is nice. the airflow is awesome, even with a helmet I can feel the wind through my hair. the screen had an exceptional field of view and there were several times when I thought I had my visor up, when it was down it was so clear. also the tinted sun shade it great. April 7, 2014
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Shoei Neotec Borealis Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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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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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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 SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
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 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours