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Shoei Neotec Borealis Helmet
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  • Black/Hi Viz Yellow
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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 4.8 5 28 28
Like the helmet I have worn Nolan's for years and this was a good choice to replace my Nolan N104. Good ventilation and fit! February 24, 2014
Top notch!! This neotec helmet is the bomb. It's a must have!! February 18, 2014
Hi-Vis Hemet I bought this helmet after watching Anthony's video. Great job in describing all the features. I especially liked the drop down shaded visor. The only problem I had with helmet was trying to get helmet on without taking my glasses of. I ended up taking the ear pads out. Still have to take my glasses of, but I can now put them back on after I have the helmet on. The glasses are thin and wire like on the sides Also, I contacted the local bike shop, and they were$35.00 higher out the door, for same helmet, and they only had a xl in stock, I needed a xxl. So Anthony you beat them on price, and size selection. This is what keeps customers coming back. The first rule of customer service is"If you don't take care of the customer, someone else will" February 17, 2014
Well made helmet I have only used this helmet 3 or 4 times so far due to injury not bike related and bad weather. So far very pleased with helmet. The release for chin bar is very easy to use. Also the slider for visor is located in great position making it easier to use than on previous helmets I have owned February 5, 2014
Very nice high quality modular helmet I have tested several modular helmets and this one was my top choice for the price. Meaning high material quality with really nice features. For guys who wear prescription glasses and helmet that fits snug and doesn't shake while driving at highway speeds is key. This helmet will move but its very little compared to other brands. I am very particular and wanted a modular helmet that was comfortable, quiet and had high safety standards. I am a middle age guy who really enjoys a little road time in the open air when time and weather permits - Shoei is top notch and its also one of the best and safest modular helmets you can buy. February 3, 2014
The helmet is great, with caveats. Excellent in all respects. My only gripe is fogging, which is considerable. However, the Pinlock does correct that although there is fogging in regions of the shield beyond the Pinlock. But a very good helmet otherise. And the irridescent yellow/green is very visible to drivers (I presume, and hope). Also, the helmet is a bit noisy, although perhaps to be expected with a modular. January 6, 2014
My First Helmet. I got this as my first street riding helmet. I felt something high vis would be a bit better for a noobie on the road. The helmet fits my head just fine in line with the sizing chart. I have a large head. It does feel a little tight on my cheeks. The noise level is very quiet on the freeway, don't have any problem with long rides on the freeway, but with this being my first helmet I don’t have anything else to compare it to. It’s very light I don’t even notice it on my head. Being able to flip the face of the helmet is a great feature as well. The internal sun visor is great as well really easy to put up and down with ease. The price on this helmet is a little high, but I think it's defiantly worth it if you're looking for something that breaths really well, is quite, and light. October 8, 2013
all the features you could ask for what an amazing helmet . I have only had it for a few weeks but I am in love with it . This helmet was worth the wait ,saving up for it was the best decision I have made. it fits like a dream and the ventilation and drop down visor are excellent. I would definetely reccomend this helmet to anyone who rides as much as I do. I love the black and hi-viz yellow as all of my riding gear is in those colors. October 7, 2013
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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.

Click here to see the full Shoei Helmets Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
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