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Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet

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 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 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.

Shoei Neotec Helmet Features:

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

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Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet 4.7 5 500 500
Great helmet Great helmet ,easy open with gloves on, great fit, good price December 15, 2014
Most excellent. I wasn't too sure about modular style helmets, but this one nailed it. Looks great, fits great. December 15, 2014
This is one of the best helmets on the market This is the second neotec I own just with that I am giving my review. Recurring buyer and until something new and better comes along will keep buying this model. December 15, 2014
Excellent helmet! I have been waiting to purchase this helmet for a while. The wait was worth it! The helmet is light and very quiet. The field of vision is great. you need very little side movement to merge into traffic. I ride in very cold weather and I don't need additional protection from the weather with this helmet. December 15, 2014
Best helmet for the money This is the best helmet I ever owned. This is my second Neotec. I had an accident in August 2014; saved my bacon. Hard landing on my left side and head and didn't have an issue with my head and only bruised ribs (Aerostich jacket with armor). I find it is a little wind noisy, but otherwise good. Great airflow when it is hot and great visibility. Definitely get the pinlock. December 8, 2014
Cha-Ching . . . Very Nice I rode with an entry level Shoei full face helmet and really **wanted** a nice modular helmet. As I am much older now, I figured I would extend myself and buy something top notch. While looking around, I struggled with the variety of options available on the market today. This lead to reading several reviews for modulars from different manufacturers. I ultimately ended up with the Shoei Neotec for a few key reasons. For me, I found myself gravitating to another Shoei. The previous Shoei served me well and I had confidence in the fit and quality that Shoei would provide. Basically, I was having a difficult time spending a chunk of dough on another manufacturer with comparable features. For features, I really dig the internal retractable sun visor. The pinlock lens visor is new to me and seems to work well. Internal helmet padding was eyeglass friendly also. I didn't feel the frames pressing against my temples and still have a very snug fit. As we are into the cooler weather, I cannot provide a complete opinion on venting at this time. I can say when the vents are open, I definitely feel air flowing good from the chin/visor and top vents. The modular aspect of this helmet is nice. I find it convenient to continue a conversation when saddling up or speaking to my fellow riding buddies when stopped. With the helmet closed and riding at speed, I tend to believe it is quieter than my previous helmet. This may be attributed to the snug fit. I also really like that this helmet is Bluetooth friendly. Having recessed spaces for the speakers is nice. For you gear veterans, realize that this new feature is new to me. On the other hand, I have a Sena 20S and found that I needed to be sure the unit was mounted forward enough to where the pop up antenna would not interfere with the internal visor control. On the gripe side, I would have liked that the face shield have the option of a small open position for venting. The first detent when opening is more than I prefer. Lastly, the cost was a big pill to swallow. To get past some buyers remorse, I fall back to my comments about having confidence in a manufacturer's reputation of building a quality helmet without compromising on safety. December 2, 2014
Good product, timely shipping. Everything as expected. Good quality helmet. Cheek pads are tight compared to previous HJC modular. Pinlock works well for fogging but obviously you still have a problem if you wear glasses. Air flow is good but still have to open shield to get rid of any fogging. December 1, 2014
Better than the hjc I first bought an HJC, the wind coming around the face shield was so much that even eye protection was not enough to see when riding. Sent HJC back they found I was right and let me a pick another helmet. I picked the shoei. November 25, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Nestor L: head shape is wider side to side. this model fits in medium without twisting around head. Dec 14, 2014
james w: good features , reasonable price. Dec 13, 2014
Theodore F M: Have used Shoei helmets for years and have always liked them. Nov 15, 2014
Steven L: I tried on several modulars with the drop tinted shield, and this just fit the best. Shoei quality is well known, so I didn't think twice about that. Nov 9, 2014
Theron D: Great reviews. Nov 7, 2014
Kevin B: Is there more of a "no-brainer", can't miss helmet purchase. You know what you are getting in Shoei. Nov 2, 2014
John G: New rider, needed a helmet and this was a good value and the video helped me choose the right style. Oct 29, 2014
Walter M: good reviews, fits really well and it's a Shoei!!! Oct 27, 2014
Mark G: Very good reviews and personal experience with SHOEI Oct 23, 2014
B O: Research shows this is the best helmet for my requirements. Oct 7, 2014
brian m: Good design, good features...low noise, flip down sun visor, nice ventilation, removable liner Oct 7, 2014
Eric J: Very highly rated and had the features I was looking for (modular and drop down sun visor) Oct 7, 2014
DAVID H: 1) Extensive research
2) I have a Shoei helmet and LOVE IT
3) I wanted a modular helmet
4) The updated Neotec is probably the best modular out there
Oct 5, 2014
Nesbitt C: Modular is cooler when standing in hot weather. Neotec fits me better than Schuberth. Neotec is a bit rounder than RFs. Drop down sun visor is convenient. Sep 29, 2014
Kirk K: Premium quality, high-end engineered protection, modular functionality for comfort, glasses and talking. "You got a $100 head? Buy a $100 helmet!" Sep 17, 2014
Stephen B: Good reviews. Already have one and performs as advertised. Needed one for spouse. Sep 15, 2014
Tom W: Shoei is a trusted well made product that will perform to a high level of expatiation Sep 13, 2014
James W: Looking for a modular seemed to offer what I wanted in a modular. Sep 11, 2014
eldon p: advertised features, positive reviews and my head shape Sep 9, 2014
Sue W: My brother was wearing a Shoei when hit by a drunk driver. Two bounces on the helmet, no head injury, no residual effect. There really was no other choice. Aug 31, 2014
Jessica G: I like that it is modular and has the flip down sun visor. Also Shoei has a great product. Aug 30, 2014
Billy P: I have a Shoei RF-1000 that I love, but its time to retire it. I have also purchased a DL650 V-Strom and I think the Neotec will be a great compliment to the riding style I intend to do on it.
JP
Aug 29, 2014
Larry M: I chose the Neotec as a replacement to my duotec which while being a nice helmet left a lot to be desired in overall quietness and fit. The Neotec overcomes all the issues I had with the Duotec. Aug 26, 2014
Daniel P: Friends and I wear Glasses Aug 24, 2014
Marlin C: all research and reviews led me to it. Aug 20, 2014
James H: tried my friends neotec and really liked the feel.
Also, Revzilla had it to me the next day at the best price.
No one else could get it out the same day at no extra charge.
Very helpful people at Revzilla
Aug 19, 2014
Jason B: Quality and modular Aug 15, 2014
Gary N: Also for the trip and wanted to attach a comms system. Aug 11, 2014
Richard W: the flip up front and the flip down visor. Aug 10, 2014
MICHAEL W: I wanted a high quality, safe helmet for my bride. My choice was between the Shoei and the Schubert. After much research and debate, I decided that the Shoei provided what I wanted, besides that, it came in wine which will look great with her red Harley Heritage Classic! Aug 8, 2014
Damon S: Because it's the greatest fitting helmet I've ever put on! Shoei knows what they're doing. Aug 6, 2014
J Rudy B: I liked the videos explaining the helmets on your website. Also I like the professional consultation I received when I called your phone number. Jul 28, 2014
James M: After many years of riding and purchasing too many cheap helmets thought I would try a high end to see if I am missing anything. Jul 28, 2014
Terry P: Because of eye surgeries that I have had I wanted a helmet that I could wear glasses with and protect my eyes from the wind, and at the same time allow me to open the face up when I wanted to. Jul 20, 2014
Frederick R: Excellent reputation and good reviews. I want safety and comfort and this seems like it doesn't compromise either. Jul 18, 2014
Michael H: Wanted a modular helmet with integrated sun shield. My previous helmet was a Shoei and I liked it a lot. Jul 18, 2014
Phillip M: After much research, I chose an extremely well-built, quiet, feature-rich helmet. I was looking for a helmet that was rated very high for safety, while fitting very well. The built-in visor was a plus as well. Jul 15, 2014
David S: Replacing a Nolan N-102 helmet. I was torn between the Schuberth C3 Pro and the Neotec until I tried them both on. The Neotec is by far more comfortable for me and is also more user friendly for mounting the Sena SMH-10 that I use. Jul 10, 2014
David N: I wear glasses and it is a pain to try to switch to sunglasses so the built in sun visor was a big selling point. I have always worn Shoei or Arai helmets and since Arai does offer anything similar Shoei won out. Jul 7, 2014
David B: I really like this helmet. Never owned a helmet so comfortable and functional. Jul 6, 2014
Ebrahim A: Needed a Modular Helmet, always trusted Shoei since my motocross years, perfect match. Jul 6, 2014
Jason B: wanted to try a modular Jun 30, 2014
Thomas W: Recommended by Anthony and checked it out and liked what i saw and liked the fit. Jun 27, 2014
Larry J: Tried other brands and didn't like the fit.
Had a Shoei RF1200 and it fit like a glove.
So when I needed a new modular helmet, I went with Shoei based on past experience.
Jun 25, 2014
Glenn D: After reviewing all of the modular helmets on the revzilla website and other websites, I decided the shoei neotec fit my requirements the best. Jun 23, 2014
Scott E: I just couldn't pull the trigger on the Schuberth. This helmet was on sale at the time, and it was the best out there. Also, I was a bit worried about the Schuberth fit on my head. I've had Shoeis in the past, so I am a little more confident with the size. Jun 21, 2014
Steven K: Shoei helmets fit me well. I bought this helmet for group rides with stops when opening the face bar is comfortable and easier to talk to others open. The integrated sun visor was a must have. Jun 20, 2014
samuel w: Originally purchased a large and returning it for a medium Jun 18, 2014
David P: reputation Jun 4, 2014
James B: Lots of research. Price compared to Schuberth. Revzilla recommendation. May 29, 2014
Richard G: I got the best price I could find on the internet here at revzilla. I got free shipping. I paid no taxes. I got Zilla cash for my future purchases. Why would I choose somewhere else? I'm lovin it. May 28, 2014
Erik W: base on the detailed video provided by revzilla and price May 27, 2014
Chris H: upgrading helmets.The multitec is a good helmet but not enough room in the chin area for me. May 27, 2014
Renzo V: Good reviews. Also, very good information on revzilla-tv. It will fit perfect for my needs. May 26, 2014
John W: Replace my other modular helmet. Better fit and a slot for glasses temple relieving pressure on the bridge of the nose from glasses. May 25, 2014
Paul M: Quiet, well constructed, and has cut-outs for earphones. May 21, 2014
Jacek P: I am trying to do another attempt onto modular helmet. Not sure if will work. Will let you know. I hope it will.... May 20, 2014
Lowell P: I already have a Shoei RF 1100, which is an excellent helmet, but I wanted to purchase a modular helmet as well. As I always do, I went back to Revzilla in order to check out their Shoei line of helmets. The overall positive reviews of the Shoei Neotec made the selection quite easy. May 7, 2014
George S: Online Video Review May 6, 2014
Leo S: Shoei what else can I say May 6, 2014
Joon Se P: everything i wanted is in his helmet May 5, 2014
Steven D: Was looking for safety, comfort,and convenience for cruiser, touring type of riding. decided to jump up in price as I plan to use the helmet for a long time. May 3, 2014
James J: Because all of the reviews to include the ones I received from my friends. Apr 30, 2014
James B: Lighter and quieter helmet, more comfort. wasn't sure about going with a modular helmet. Hope I made the right choice for that kind of investment. Apr 28, 2014
Guy D: Nice fit, does not flow air as week as I thought it would, but still a good purchase. I ride nothing but harleys, so I tended to go lidless, but I've since grown a brain I wish to protect! Apr 26, 2014
LUC B: BOUGHT THIS HELMET FOR THE QUALITY OF SHOEI HELMET AND COMFORT, THIS ONE ALSO PROVIDES A GOOD AIR FLOW AND IS VERY COMFORTABLE TO WEAR EVEN AFTER MANY HOURS OF RIDING Apr 23, 2014
john s: own a multitec and like the functionality of this new helmet. My head fits in a Shoei much nicer than HJC and the liner is much more comfortable. i like the ability to remove all the inner liners for cleaning. Wouldnt wear anything else but Shoei! Apr 23, 2014
Christopher H: Friends recommended a modular style. Apr 20, 2014
Joseph G: Quiet, more water proof then my F4 Klim. Good air movement. I like the multi-use functions of the helmet and the built in shades are very good. Apr 16, 2014
Ralph M: I chose it because I like Shoei Helmets. I sold it on eBay a few weeks later because I couldn't get it on or off with my glasses on. Prefer a modular helmet for that reason. Apr 16, 2014
Kenneth W: Excellent quality helmet, good price and helpful customer service. Apr 15, 2014
Stanley G: Price was less than I found at some other websites. The Shoei brand as well as the product review videos and features of the helmet were major selling points. Apr 9, 2014
John L: Shoei reputation, features, friend recommendations Apr 6, 2014
Ty J: I like the single hinge design, new high airflow vents, and built-in sun visor. Plus I like to buy "the best" and Shoei is that. And 2XL in this helmet fits my big round dome. Apr 5, 2014
Michael D: Extensive research and personal requirements ie riding in very hot climates. Apr 3, 2014
thomas c: Read every review on every helmet. Waited a year or so. Laid awake at night. I have trouble with commitment and price. Sunday was raining and the laptop was on. I DID IT. Pulled the trigger on a Matte Gray Shoei. Apr 2, 2014
Owen W: Best fitting helmet I have ever had. Quiet, good design, nice air flow, great visibility. I bought a silver one in 2012 for July/August touring. This will be my cooler weather helmet. Apr 2, 2014
Kristie C: Because I feel it is the best modular helmet on the market Mar 30, 2014
Troy T: Tried it on at dealership and I loved it. Seems to run a little big Mar 29, 2014
Robert M: excellent features and great reviews Mar 24, 2014
Teresa B: Great reviews Mar 24, 2014
Gary H: Read the literature saw the website and tried on a Schuberth. The uber expensive Schuberth hurt my head. The Shoei works perfect and I have never looked back. Mar 22, 2014
Michael N: Tried several hemets. Why did I Choose this one? It fit me and had features I wanted. Mar 17, 2014
Dave H: Had a Multi-tec and was the best fitting and most comfortable helmet I have worn. I've had several different helmets over the last 40 years and now it's time to replace again. The Neotec is even lighter than the Multitec and has a built in sun visor. Can't wait to get on the road with it. Mar 15, 2014
Jon S: Replacing my eight year old Shoei Multitec. Mar 9, 2014
Rogério M: Premium Modular Helmet Feb 26, 2014
David C: I liked the video review Feb 21, 2014
George R: Quality, fit, low noise, design features Feb 18, 2014
Tyler H: Nothing but good reviews from other riders, im a modular kind of guy and ya get what ya pay for Feb 17, 2014
Tammy B: Tried it on in store and fit, style was perfect. This website price cheaper than store Feb 16, 2014
Brett R: I only wear Shoei and the Neotec seems to offer great features. Feb 15, 2014
Wells M: Wanted a top quality modular helmet. Shoei is a great brand and I've worn their helmets for years and always been satisfied and protected. I have a fat face, so I included the 31mm cheekpads in my order and the fit is great. Feb 10, 2014
Paula R: 1) I crashed and whacked my RF1100 on the ground; 2) I wanted a modular that would work with my Scala rider; 3) It matches my bike :) Feb 7, 2014
Scott R: Good reviews Feb 7, 2014
Garry S: The Neotec is the quietest most comfortable modular helmet I have ever used. This new one is a direct replacement for a crash damaged one. Feb 6, 2014
John M: Had Shoei's in past and liked them. Most recent helmet is a Schuberth C3 and while it is a great helmet for the most part there is a spot on the forehead padding that just digs into me and makes it very uncomfortable to wear after an hour. Feb 1, 2014
Brian B: Had the Shoei Multitec for years and liked it very much. The Neotech has lots of new features that should make it even better Jan 22, 2014
Vincent P: Excellent reputation and it is one of the quietest modular helmets available. Jan 13, 2014
Joe B: It fits my head well. It has built in accessories that I consider important. It has a 5 year warranty. Jan 12, 2014
Dixie T: Read lots and I mean lots of reviews. Made the decision easier to make.
Husband tried one on and liked it because he could put his glasses on with it being wider open face. The look of the helmet is nice also.
This is going to be a fun and special birthday gift right after Christmas!
Jan 6, 2014
H Ross R: wanted a modular and it seemed to be the best fit for my oval head. Dec 11, 2013
Lisa G: I originally purchased Revzilla gift cards for my honey, but decided to let him use the gift cards for other items and get him the helmet to open on Christmas. Dec 10, 2013
Brian H: Prior Shoei experience, quality, safety features and desire for a helmet better suited to rider-passenger communication Dec 7, 2013
JOHN H: LIKED THE FEATURES IT OFFERS ,AND AM HOPING IT IS AS QUITE AS CLAMED FOR A MODULAR HELMETI ALSO LIKE THE REVIEW AND VIDEO THAT TEAMZILLA PUT TOGETHER AN THE COMPARISON TO OTHER MODULAR HELMETS
Helmet is awesome , and RevZilla takes care of you , my latest purchase is for my girlfriend ,wanted her to enjoy the same
comfort and safety that I have . Thanks TeanZilla john
Dec 6, 2013
Colin C: Looked into a lot of helmets and head a lot of good things. Dec 4, 2013
Howard B: WE CHOOSE THESE HELMETS FOR WINTER RIDING AND TO USE OUR SENA BLUE TOOTH CANT LEAVE HOME WITH OUT IT .SHOEI GREAT HELMETS LOVE THEM THE BEST NEO TECT Dec 3, 2013
Richard M: Have Shoei Multitec for past 6 years. Love it. Head padding is gone and cannot be replaced. Also had a C2 and did not like the chin strap or how it felt. This will give me a Shoei, D ring strap and visor for glare. Nov 30, 2013
dwayne m: tour videos made this helmet and your store the sale good work u sold me 600 worth and will come back need more stuff Nov 22, 2013
Raymond G: I currently have a Shoei RF1000 and previously wore the RF200. These helmets have been excellent in fit and finish. I chose the Neotec for its fit and versatility. I look forward to many rides with the Neotec and Shoei. Nov 13, 2013
antero a: Shoei reputation, quality, and thought put into design.
I've been commited but hesitant to purchase since its release, only because I've had another shoei product (j-wing) still serving my need... i couldn't wait!
I am looking forward to miles and miles of usage!!!
Nov 11, 2013
Eric B: Good reviews, wanted a modular helmet Nov 5, 2013
Mitchell V: Best Helmet! Super quiet! Oct 31, 2013
Ken B: Love the yellow color. Oct 30, 2013
Gary L: New ventilation system and sun visor. Oct 28, 2013
James E: I've been looking for a new helmet for about 6 months and have read tons of reviews. I couldn't decide between the Shoei Neotec, Nolan N104 and the Schuberth C3 Pro. After watching your YouTube videos I decided on the Shoei Neotec. Your videos are why I choose to buy from you; I didn't even try shopping around for a better price. Oct 20, 2013
Michael O: Selected for touring. Liked the quiet, sun visor, venting and ability to easily incorporate SENA bluetooth comms. Oct 20, 2013
Jeffrey P: Shoei quality and it has tons of features that I like. Oct 15, 2013
John P: I knew that I wanted a modular helmet and I watched the videos. The Nolan looked interesting and it was less expensive so I ordered it first. It was a nice helmet but the chin strap was uncomfortable to me. I called Revzilla and spoke with one of the reps who was most helpful. I returned the N104 andI ended up buying the Neotec. It was more expensive but well worth it. I guess you get what you pay for. Oct 12, 2013
John C: I like the Shoei fit and wanted a modular to replace my RF1100. Very satisfied and like the retractable tinted shield so I no longer have to swap shields. It may have slightly more noise but has much better airflow. It's light and comfortable. I chose white for visibility (safety) because I commute. Oct 9, 2013
A s: Best helmet for my shape head. I'm sold on modulars. Sep 27, 2013
Reginald W: I like the flexibility of having a modular helmet and the fact that it has a built in sun visor; which means that I don't have to switch back and forth between my regular glasses and sun glasses. Sep 12, 2013
Steven P: I have been a life long Shoei guy. I've been riding since 1968 and have tried a LOT of different helmets throughout the years, but I always come back to Shoei. Fit and finish are second to none, and no helmet manufacture makes a helmet that works better with wearing glasses. I chose the Neotec because I like modular helmets, and I especially like the recessed area inside the helmet for the communication speaker placement. Sep 12, 2013
Michael G: Best helmet for the buck. Sep 11, 2013
John R: Features. Sep 9, 2013
Armona T: I chose this item because it has all the features I was looking for and the reviews were great. Sep 5, 2013
John J: I wanted a modular helmet. It came down to either the Neotec or the C3 Pro. The C3 Pro chin bar didn't clear my chin. From what I've read on this site, I should be happy the Neotec. Sep 5, 2013
Wayne R: I chose this helmet based on investigation and the information presented in your video Aug 24, 2013
Benneth K: High quality, good fit Aug 20, 2013
Troy B: I chose this item after carefully reviewing all of the videos offered by revzilla on the modular helmet line. It became a toss up between the neotec and the multi tech; however, from the start I wanted the neotec. The biggest feature for me honestly that turned the tide is the flip down sun visor. My eyes are super sensitive to light, and I am constantly taking my aviators off and on when driving. I think this helmet will resolve that problem. Aug 11, 2013
A shopper asked: Trying to find some numbers regarding the weight of the NEOTEC
Couldn't find it here.
anyone?
thanks.
Aug 13, 2013
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Jack D: Motorcycle Consumer News just did a comparison of 7 modular helmets. The Neotec was 4 lbs .2 oz. Note that is point 2 oz not 2 oz.
Nolan 104 4 lbs. 3.5 oz
Schuberth C3 Pro 3 lbs. 15.1 oz
AGV Miglia 2 3 lbs. 13.9 oz
Aug 13, 2013
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Chuck P: This Shoei Neotec in size large weighs 1812 grams (3 lbs., 15-7/8 oz.). Aug 13, 2013
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Shannon B: I do not know the exact weight of the helmet. But it is heavier than a "non modular" helmet...but still light enough to be extremely comfortable. I had a Schuberth C3 and I do not find a noticeable difference. Aug 13, 2013
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A s: I dont know the exact weight but I had a Shoei RF900 before and it does not seem any heavier. The noise damping is much better, it is much more comfortable, I love mine Aug 13, 2013
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Matt F: According to other sites the helmet weighs appox 3lb. 16oz. Aug 13, 2013
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Mark T asked: I am looking to add some speakers to my neotec. I tried to use the Apple ear buds that came with my iPod but when I put on my helmet on they pulled out. I gave up after many tries. If anyone has any info on some decent speakers to fit in the ear pockets of a neotec please let me know. I prefer the speakers but if anyone has had good luck wih a particular type of ear bud I would try that also. ?
Thanks,
Mark T in VT
Jul 14, 2014
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Joe K: I have used 2 things with my Neotec:

1. Shure sound isolating headphones - they work great as ear plugs (which you should always wear especially with a modular helmet which lets much more wind noise in than a standard full face - and they stay put in your ears.

2. I use a Sena SMH10 BT system on my helmet, and the included speakers work great. I use some nice ear plugs, and can still use my headset and speakers just fine with them even at speed.
Jul 14, 2014
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Mark T: What is the model of the shure sound isolating headphones? I looked at some but there are many different models. Jul 15, 2014
Colin S: Mark - I use the Interphone F5 system in my Neotec and find they work quite well for music, as well as connecting to my Garmin. On occasion I can feel one of the speakers against my ear, but reaching up there and pushing it back takes care of that.

Before installing the F5 I used some standard earbuds. While not ideal, it is possible. You just need to pull out the sides of the helmet a little as you pull it on.

Hope this helps.

-Colin
Jul 15, 2014
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Paul S: I use the Sena SMH10 with speakers installed. I wouldn't call it a high fidelity solution but GPS and Phone work fine. I'd recommend you try a different in ear type ear bud like the Etymotic Research MC5 with a helmet liner that covers your ears. I do use ear plugs on long trips and find the helmet liner helps to prevent the ear plugs from moving when I put the helmet on.
Hope this helps.
Jul 15, 2014
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Mark T: I will look at the etymotic buds. The helmet liner is a great idea. I just got one that seems to large and goes over my ears. Now I may have a good purpose for it.
Thanks. Jul 15, 2014
Michael D: I use the UClear HBC200 and their speakers fit just fine. I often use their earbuds on long trips too. You just have to be careful when putting on the helmet. Jul 15, 2014
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Ken B: I use the Cardo G9 system and link via bluetooth Jul 14, 2014
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Phillip H: Hello Mark,
I can't really tell you where to get just the speakers only. I use the Harley headset that comes with the new HD touring bikes, but it is a package deal with a mic and a harness that plugs into a six pin adapter made for those bikes.

This type of speaker works perfectly on the Neo and is thick enough to Velcro right into place once you take out the ear pads inside the helmet. The wiring from the speaker hides very well around the back of the helmet between the shell and the padding. The speaker itself is about 2 inches diameter with a foam protector that also filters out wind noise. Have a look at your local dealer. Perhaps they have the speaker set without the mic and just an 1/8 in pin for your player. Or maybe they know the supplier.

Good luck mate!
Jul 15, 2014
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Mark T: Thanks for the info. I have a honda nc700x, it has a compartment where the gas tank is normally, it will hold my extra large neotec, but there is not much room on the sides to add something like a Sena system and still fit the helmet. I love the helmet storage so now am just looking at speakers or earbuds. Down the road I may have to decide on some type of a blue tooth setup.
Thanks for your time and info.
Mark T in VT
Jul 15, 2014
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Joe K: The ones I used the most are the Shure SE210, but I don't think they make them anymore. The Shure SE215 is what I am using now, but I don't use them on the bike a whole lot given the speakers for my Sena SMH10 are good with my ear plugs. On long rides (week of riding 300 - 500mile days) I will use the Shure as overall they are nice for listening to music on those long days. Jul 15, 2014
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Hoyt R: I have use ear buds that go deeper into my ear canal and they worked fine with no discomfort and actually helped quieten my ride like ear plugs Jul 14, 2014
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Mark T: Any specific type of ear buds? There are so many out here.
Thanks, Jul 15, 2014
A shopper asked: I tried on a Large in the store and it felt tight and uncomfortable even though my fitted hats are 7 3/8. The XL felt good but I havent pulled the trigger and was wondering if I should go L or XL? Apr 6, 2014
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Thomas G: You can try different cheek pads to customize the fit a bit. In fact, that's the only difference in the L and XL, the cheek pads. Both utilize the same shell. So, I'd try that and see if you can't dial in a perfect fit. Also, the pads should wear in a bit, so they might not feel as tight down the road. Apr 6, 2014
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nikolaus h: @Thomas I just read a review saying there's 3 different shells. One for XL and up, one for L, and one for M and smaller. So L gets its own shell size. I'd go XL and get smaller cheek pads, but then I don't have this helmet yet so can't say for sure. May 21, 2014
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William W: Shoei makes different thickness cheek pads and head liners. If you go XL and it feels too big you could buy the thicker pads and liner. How does the shade visor work for you? I couldn't use it at all in the size large. Apr 6, 2014
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John M: I like a fairly tight fit and had previously worn showy. I went with the same size as before in a large. Has packed out a little bit but very slightly. Very comfortable helmet. Apr 6, 2014
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Matthew H: If the cheek pads is the only difference between the L and XL then I will go with the XL. The sun shade seemed perfect when I tried it on. Apr 6, 2014
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Ken S: I changed my cheek pads to 31mm to relieve some pressure. Head fits perfect cheeks a little snug not uncomfortable with the new pads. Apr 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: I know eyeglasses come in all shapes and sizes, but do they fit behind the sunvisor? The intro to the video makes the visor look awfully close to the the guy's face. Apr 23, 2012
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BigD1957: I wear eyeglasses with large lenses and have zero problems with sunvisor. I have a rather large nose and the sunvisor just brushes the end of it, not a problem, more like a tickle at times. Jun 21, 2012
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LeMoons: I wear eyeglasses (helmet size is large) behind the sunvisor without any problem. The frame of the glasses is rather slim but i am sure you can wear any kind of frames without problem. May 8, 2012
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RevZilla: Yes, smaller framed eyeglass's will fit behind the drop down sun shield, however, we can't guarantee that all sizes and styles of frames will fit beneath the shield. Apr 26, 2012
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DaveJ: I wear my sunvisor down over my eyeglasses everyday never a problem...The visor comes gown around the tip of your nose May 14, 2012
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CFRIII: I wear prescription glasses and the sun visor does not interfere in the least. May 4, 2013
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JohnS: I wear glasses and have had no problems with the visor. You should be fine. May 7, 2012
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LeonP: I wear aviator glasses nd this is not an issue for me. Apr 24, 2012
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A shopper asked: I have an S1 and ride a GSA, I can never feel any air with it, it gets so stuffy in warm weather I can not wear it. The C3 has the same vent on the front as my S1, so my question is can you actually feel the air from the chin vent and the top vent. Mar 28, 2012
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Stevan P: It definitely flows air very well! It can be tough with tall windscreens for any helmet, however, Shoei's newly designed vortex generators pull air through helmet much better than previous versions. Mar 29, 2012
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Mike W: I ride a GSA as well and the windshield is designed so well that the rider does not get much undesired air flow. I notice some flow in the chin vent a higher speeds but not so much at lower speeds, as for the top vent it works well for me! May 12, 2014
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DaveJ: The only problem i seen is when i come to a complete stop when the air stops being forced in which isnt a problem when i lift the visor..On the go the airflow is exceptional. Alot of air moving in the helm et even at 20 mph. May 14, 2012
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A S: I ride a BMW GSA, too. The Neotec ventilation works quite well, it even leave the chin curtain in unless it is really hot. Vents are much better than the Multitec I replaced. Dec 19, 2013
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FLYBYE: The venting on the Multitecis outstanding,
It is the only helmet I have owned where I can actually feel the air flow.
Apr 2, 2012
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BigD1957: Venting is excellent. I ride a KLR with the stock windscreen on a KLRdash riser and all the vents work great for me. Jun 21, 2012
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Charles W K: I use this helmet with a 1200 GS with a taller screen from Givi and it still flows a LOT of air. Jul 20, 2012
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A shopper asked: Vents forward or back to open? Oct 12, 2014
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Michael D: Chin vent opens down, or press on the lower half to open.

Main or intake vent is back to open, fwd to close.

And finally the exhaust or rear vent is a small tab that is pushed forward to open. Mine is labeled with a small arrow of my own doing to indicate the open mode so I can see it when I put the helmet on.
I have never actually closed the vent other than when I first opened the box it came in, to see which way it operated. It was confusing to me too hence the wee arrow to remind me.
Oct 12, 2014
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Glenn H: There are three vents. Press the chin vent down, the top front vent to the back, and the back vent to the front. Diagrams can be found on page 5 in the owner's manual (available for download from the manufacturer's website). Oct 12, 2014
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Donald S: I believe it is back to open. Easy way to tell is to blow into the vent and you will know if it is open or closed Oct 12, 2014
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Duane B: Hello, Top vents "back to open". Chin vent "front to open" Oct 12, 2014
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Gary K: Back to open. Oct 12, 2014
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Karen Elizabeth K asked: Will a Scala Rider G4 fit on this helmet? Jul 4, 2014
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Ken C: Hi Karen

I can't say for sure if the Scala Rider G4 will fit or not. I have the Interphone F5 system and it fits fine. I guess it depends on the mounting system and the size of the speakers. I am guessing it would work fine. Great helmet by the way.

Cheers
Jul 7, 2014
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Thomas B: Indeed, yes it will, Karen. Actually, I have the Scala 9x on mine, but my partner, Jean, has a G4, and the mounting system is identical.

Hope this helps,

Tom
Jul 4, 2014
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Gary K: Yes, I use it everyday. The ear piece need to be set in the Neotec helmet ear holes with the foam ear pieces removed . Jul 4, 2014
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Grant S: I don't use communicators anymore....They ruin the solo motorcycle riding experience for me...sorry. Jul 5, 2014
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Tommy D: Yes, It is very easy to install Jul 4, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does the U-Clear HBC 100 plus Bluetooth speakers fit into the cutouts without having to modify the cutout by cutting away material to fit the speakers? Aug 12, 2013
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Andrew H: I installed the Sena SMH10-11 speakers in my Neotek and they fit without modification. Just pull out the foam insert that fills the slot for the speakers and press the speaker in. I'm not sure on the relative size of the u-clear speaker so I can't say for certain they will fit. In my opinion the Neotek design does a good job of anticipating headset speaker installation. I hope this helps. Aug 12, 2013
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Bruce B: The Neotec already has space for speakers, you just need to pull out the padding from the ear space. I use the Sena SMH10 and have plenty of space for the speakers. Aug 13, 2013
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David H: Never heard of U-Clear, but I can tell you that the Sena SMH10 system works fine. Helps that the helmet is so quiet as well. Aug 13, 2013
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Richard P: I'm sorry I don't use that system I used cardo systems which fits in the helmet perfectly with no alterations Aug 12, 2013
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Keith M: There is a fair amount of room. The sena works for me. Aug 12, 2013
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A shopper asked: Has anyone installed a Sena SMH10? Aug 5, 2012
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Joel S: I installed the SMH-10 on the Schuberth C3 Pro. The C3 is a very tightly built helmet regarding tolerences. I takes some effort to bury the wires under the rubber flange and then reinsert the flange into the grooves. You won't be able to do that directly under the Sena helmet clamp. I would only do this once. The more you take it apart and put it back together, the worse it fits. Sep 16, 2013
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FerD: I have and installation was fairly simple but the boom mic was problematic opening and closing the face mask, the speakers are a tight fit and the sound quality is poorer that other helments I've used. May 10, 2013
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RevZilla: You can use the SMH-10 with the Neotec. It might need to sit back a little further to accommodate the modular system but will work just fine. Aug 8, 2012
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redricky: I installed one 2 weeks ago, it was easy to install and so far have had no trouble with the set up. Sep 10, 2012
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Craig R: The SMH-10 was a drama-free install and works perfectly in the Neotec. No issues whatsoever. Sep 19, 2012
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A shopper asked: Is the Shoei NeoTec in Antracite a flat or gloss finish? Jun 19, 2012
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jimmyK: It's a gloss finish and a very cool color if you get a chance to see it in person. Oct 22, 2012
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RevZilla: The Anthracite Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet has a Gloss finish. Jun 19, 2012
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Oakpowered: The anthracite is a gloss color. It looks great. Jul 27, 2012
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Charles W K: It is VERY Glossy! Very rich looking. Jul 20, 2012
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BigD1957: Gloss Jun 21, 2012
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A shopper asked: What is the weight of the Shoei Neotec modular?

Thanks
Todd
Aug 7, 2014
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Kenneth N: Going to depend on size, of course. But Webbikeworld has a size large listed at 1812 grams.

I wear one during the winter months and I do not think that it's weight is an issue.

Cheers Ken
Aug 7, 2014
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Stanley H: 3 pounds 15.4 ounces in a large.

After two X-11s I'm very happy with my Neotec. The X-11 is the quietest helmet I've ever owned and the Neotec is even quieter.
Aug 7, 2014
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Stellario D: I don't know the exact weight but I can tell youth at it is extremely comfortable and I never wished it was lighter Aug 7, 2014
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Douglas Y: Size large (what I wear) is 1812 grams (3 lbs., 15-7/8 oz.), or about average for a flip-up. Aug 7, 2014
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Ron W asked: I have a question about the ratchet on this helmet. I have never used a ratchet for this application. It seems like having a solid non-flexible "strap" at your neck would be uncomfortable or cause damage in a crash. Does anyone have issues based on body type with this closure system? Jul 10, 2014
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Steven S: Hi Ron, not sure exactly what you mean. The front does pivot up but it is not a ratchet mechanism and the strap is the traditional Shoei soft (nylon) strap with a D ring closure. The only ratchet mechanism is the one for the shield. I have had mine since December, and living in San Diego I ride 3-4 days a week and the occasional weekend ride. I started riding in the late 60's and have been a life long 3/4 helmet guy. I still have a Shoei RJ Air but after using the Neotec all winter Infound the wind roar from the 3/4 helmet too much, even on my 11 mile commute. I may spring for a new Shoei 3/4 for the hottest months but for now the Neotec is perfect for everyday riding. Very quiet, but I ride a Honda ST 1100 with a 17" screen and Laminar Lip. The addition of the lip really quieted things down. All in all I love the Neotec and the ability to lift the front for gas stops, quick conversations and parking lot maneuvers where I need to watch for gas/oil/gravel etc. Hope this helps. Jul 10, 2014
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John M: Sorry, my helmet has a traditional D ring set up and is very comfortable. I was not aware of the ratchet on the Neotec, may be a feature on models newer than mine. I tend to wear mine fairly tight and only after very long hours do I feel any discomfort. Hope this helps. Jul 10, 2014
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Craig S: The Neotec uses a standard double D-ring closure not a ratchet. The straps are padded and do not rub against your neck. Jul 10, 2014
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Ted B: This helmet uses the standard D-ring strap to secure the helmet to head. Jul 10, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am torn between the Neotec and the C3 Pro. How is the best way to insure that I buy the one that is the best fit for my head, other than just raw size.
I also wear prescription sunglasses, will the flip down sun insert go over normal glasses?
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Jun 19, 2014
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David C: I would always say measure your head to get the best fit, a lot of people buy helmets a size to big and don't take in to account break-in. I wear glasses and don't have a problem with clearance at all. Jul 19, 2014
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Sergey I: Hey. I wear C3 (not Pro), and the wife is Neotec. Both of these helmets are great! So it is necessary to myself to try and which is more like it - that and buy! Jun 20, 2014
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Thomas B: I, too, wear prescription glasses. Mine are tri-focals and not small in size. The Neotec sun visor slides neatly over them with no obstruction issues. Jul 4, 2014
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Velvet B: I can answer the second part of your question. I wear aviator style sun glasses with my Shoei Neotec and the sun insert works great with them. Jun 22, 2014
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A shopper asked: Fitment about the same as the Shoei Quest? I wear a med in the Quest, could I expect the Neotec to be a med also. What safety standards are they rated to - DOT, SNELL, CE??? Jun 17, 2014
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Chris H: I don't know about the Quest,haven't worn that one.I wear a large in Shoei helmets.I have a Multitec that was a great fit except not enough room for my chin.The Neotec has plenty of room for my chin but has a slimmer fit in the cheek area so I got the xl cheek pads to swap out and it is much better.
try a medium ,you can exchange if needed.The Neotec is DOT rated.
It is a very nice helmet.Enjoy the ride!
Jun 24, 2014
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Thomas B: Not sure about the size comparison, but the Neotec is DOT rated (the sticker is on the back), and also has a FMVSS No.218 certification (but don't ask me what that is). Jul 4, 2014
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William D: No experience with the quest so can't compare fit. Safety cert. is DOTdue modular design and internal sun shield. Jun 18, 2014
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H Ross R: Sorry no experience with the quest

Jun 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: If possible, could you compare the Shoei with the Schubert modular helmet?
I'm picking up my new BMW K1600 GTL Exclusive this weekend. I'll need to 2 helmets, my wife & I, so I'd like to get the best available helmet with a Comm device between them.
I don't want price to be a factor. It's about the quality & performance of the products.

Thank you in advance.

Kosta
Jun 6, 2014
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Geoffrey M: I faced the same dilemma a year ago. My advice: buy the helmet that fits. The Schuberth is more if an Arai fit, the Shoei seems both longer and fuller to me. I ended up with the Shoei. As far as coms are concerned the Schuberth system will only ever work with another Schuberth. If a Schuberth does not fit your passenger as well you will have to compromise. My advice, if you buy a Schuberth helmet still use a third party intercom so you can talk to people in other helmets. I bought a Shoei and a Sena intercom. No complaints. Jun 6, 2014
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Richard P: All I can say that most of my friends that have bmw's all use schuberth helmets but me but at the end of a long ride when they take them off it looks like there heads were in compression chamber with a big red bruise on the top of there forehead,they fit so snug good made helmet though not witrh the punishment, my shoei is perfect I could ride all day and not even think twice that I hade a helmet on,I ride BMW GSA Jun 17, 2014
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Ronald L: I have both and really like both. The Schuberth is more costly but over all worth it. The schuberth also allows the instalation of the BMW com system or the Schuberth neck roll set up. As far as the helmets themselves thay are both outstanding. Jun 6, 2014
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Thomas B: Both Schubert and Shoei modular helmets are excellent. If you are at the BMW dealer and your wallet is too heavy for you to carry in your wheelbarrow, just get the Schubert and you will be quite happy. Jul 4, 2014
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Anthony B asked: Is this helmet SNELL Certified or just DOT? May 24, 2014
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Don M: DOT only. Flip fronts and Snell testing don't ever seem to be in the same sentence. May 24, 2014
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Eric P: My understanding is that no modular helmets are Snell rated. The neotec is DOT. May 25, 2014
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Anthony E: DOT only.

Snell will not certify a modular helmet
May 25, 2014
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kevin h: Just DOT May 27, 2014
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Chris H asked: Does the Neotec have any more chin room than the Multitec?I have a large Multitec and my chin touches the front of the helmet on the inside. May 14, 2014
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George G: I have both helmets in 2X. The Multitec does touch my chin while the Neotec does not touch my chin.

I have more time with the Multitec and it is my day to day helmet. (actually I have 2 Multitecs - one in silver and one in yellow) They both fit the same.

I bought the Neotec for the convenience of the built-in visor. It fits a bit looser than the Multitec but it seems to work well with the Scala G4 communications system installed. (my wife and I ride individual bikes and communicators are a must.) It is my cross-country go to helmets!

If possible I suggest you try the Neotec in your size. With Revzilla you know that if there is any problem they will honor a return and do everything in their power to see that you are properly fitted.

Best regards,

George
May 15, 2014
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edward b: Yes, the Neotec has quite a bit more chin room than the Multitec. I have used Bluetooth radios mounted on both helmets, and the microphone is always pressed up against my lips on the Multitec, but on the Neotec they have pushed the chin bar out, and also recessed the inside center portion of the chin bar, to make room for a microphone and for more clearance around the chin. May 21, 2014
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Richard P: Yes much better helmet I have them both I won't even use the multilevel anymore Jun 17, 2014
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Ed B: I never owned a Multitec. My large Neotec provides adequate chin room. Jun 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a multitec that fits great except my chin touches the inside of the helmet.Does the Noetec have more chin room? May 14, 2014
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Yuval N: My friends call me "Bigman". I am 6'5'' and have a 3XL head, 4XL gloves.
No issues with chin touching inside of the Neotec helmet.
It is a great helmet, top quality.

Get the yellow, it makes the bike go faster.
May 14, 2014
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David K: Never owning the Multitech helmet I really can't compare the two, however my chin doesn't touch the helmet on the neotech. I guess it depends largely on the shape of your face/head. May 14, 2014
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David M: The Neotec is comfortable as it should be. I added netting as those great flowing vents will I accept wasps, and bees. Jun 15, 2014
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Mark H: Yes! Much more room than the multitec. May 14, 2014
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Carroll B asked: I have a Scala intercomm system, I think the G2 or G3. Will this fit the Neotec without having to use the doublesided tape to mount the transceiver? Do you know if this helmet will take the Harley Davidson CB intercomm headset? Apr 16, 2014
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Bruce B: I use the Scala G3 on my Neotec with no problem. It mounts the same as on my standard helmet, behind the open area. I just have to be careful to move the boom mike out of the way when I bring down the front of the helmet. Love the helmet...and the Scala! Apr 16, 2014
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Brian Y: This a awesome helmet. I have the Sena SMH-10 mounted using the clip/screwed down mount. Running wires was easy and wells for speakers are great. My guess is that the scala would work fine - same as sena mount I did. Apr 16, 2014
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Steven S: Sorry Carroll, awesome helmet but I have not installed an intercom system.

Steve
Apr 16, 2014
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Keith M: my scala rider fits the neotec without adhesive tape. May 28, 2014
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Mike C asked: I recently purchased the JCruise in a size XL. Fit seems pretty good. Haven't had it out on the road yet but I am just getting into being more safe on the road and am coming from not wearing a helmet at all. As i think about it more and the LONG upcoming cross country trip, I think i would like to have a little more protection in the front and so I am looking at the Neotec.
Now the question. My head size is RIGHT on the edge of the XL, 24 3/8" and i am wondering if now going to a fully enclosed helmet would make it fit any different? Based on everyone's experience, should i keep with the XL or go for the 2XL? I know they have different cheek pads but the cheeks seem to be fine for me with the XL. I am more worried about clearance for the chin. Thanks in advance!
Apr 6, 2014
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Joseph A: I found this helmet to have (more) room for the chin than two other brands of modular helmet that I have owned. My experience is that most new users do not get a new helmet that is snug enough. When I purchased the Neotec, I purchased a medium; not my usual choice which is large. The helmet was very snug when first worn, but soon fit right and is the most quiet and comfortable helmet I have owned (5 in the last 7 years). Apr 16, 2014
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Walter B: Based on my experience, the size chart for the Shoei Neotec is right on target for a normal oval shape head. The overall fit is snug and the fit of the cheek pads at first seems snug as well. During the break in period the cheek pads are notably snug but after a few long rides, the wearer becomes totally unaware of the snug fit, it is comfortable. The chin clearance has not been an issue, not a great deal of it, but ample and that is good enough. Over time the fit loosens a bit and therefore caution should be exercised against getting a size that is not a bit snug initially. Overall, a great helmet. Plenty of top of the the head ventilation, great practical modularity, good looking and most of all, its feels safe. Only downside is a bit of fogging, which I have never been able to solve in any full face helmet and its a bit heavier than the common Harley half helmet. On long trips however, especially in highway traffic and on country roads, the full face coverage has been a literal life saver against debris and bugs. The flip down sun visor is terrific, cool to boot. No doubt, I would not hesitate to buy this helmet again. Apr 15, 2014
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kevin h: Mike,

Most people make the mistake of having a helmet that isn't fitted properly. I've been riding for over fifty years and until only a few years ago I was making the same mistake. I finally ran across someone who really knew how to fit a motorcycle helmet and went from an XL or 2XL to a large. I always made the mistake of wearing a helmet that was too big and moved around a lot because I thought that was the way it was supposed to fit.

When I purchased my Neotec I went from a 2XL Nolan flip to a large Neotec. At first I thought it was too tight from my previous experience of wearing a helmet that was too big. It fits perfect for me but everyone's head is a little different and the different makes all seem to fit a little different. I can say that the Neotec is the best helmet I have ever had. It fits me perfectly, the quality is great and its quiet. I have always worn a flip up from as long as I can remember. You can't go wrong with a Neotic. Good Luck.

Kevin
Apr 15, 2014
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John W. W: Go a little tighter, helmets break in, so if you start loose it will always be loose. Your head bouncing around inside a helmet is almost as bad as not having one on. It could even snap your neck if it can spin around. I'm Glad you decided to wear a helmet, you only have one head!! Apr 26, 2014
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Matthew H asked: I tried on a Large and it felt tight and uncomfortable even though my head size and fitted hats are 7 3/8th. Should I get an XL or deal with the uncomfortableness?? Apr 6, 2014
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Rick S: Mine was a bit uncomfortably snug at first but when it broke in it was perfect. That doesn't entirely answer your question - every head is different and a helmet right for one person might not work for another - but they will loosen with a bit of wear. You're better off with one that's snug than one that your head is rattling around in. Apr 6, 2014
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Gary Z: I have a medium and it was snug when I bought it and it is still snug. It is not uncomfortable but it "fits like a glove" I have though about getting thinner cheek pads but have not done so - since I am hoping that eventually it will loosen up. Remember snug is good, you do not want the helmut to move around on you. Apr 18, 2014
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Keith M: Don't deal with an uncomfortable helmet. Shoei has different thicknesses in the lining and cheek pads I think so you should try that and/or work with someone experienced in fitting helmets. I love my Neotec though I would have a Schubert if it fit my head even though it costs $. Apr 9, 2014
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John W: Mine was very uncomfortable. I called Shoei in Calif. They said the problem was how far down the helmet sat. The sent me some foam to put into the top and raise the helmet. After several adjustments, I love the helmet. Apr 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: how does this helmet compared to the schuberth c3 helmet Mar 4, 2012
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Keith M.: I love the Schuberth C3 but it just does not fit my head. I thought about 'modification' with a spoon but could not bring myself to take an expensive helmet and make it fit. The Neotec is nearly as good in terms of features and comfort AND fits my head right out of the box. Shoei makes great products and it is a bit less expensive than the Schuberth. Mar 26, 2012
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RevZilla: The Schuberth C3 and the Shoei Neotec both offer a neutral fit. The Schuberth is lighter and also less noisy. It is also compatible with the Schuberth SRC communication system. On the other hand, the Shoei Neotec offer greater venting properties and includes a pinlock insert. Apart from those differences, these helmets offer very similar features. May 2, 2012
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Gman58: Better ventilation. You can feel the air, not perceive that you are getting air.
Better fit with no pressure points.
Easier to install aftermarket Bluetooth of your choice.
Easy to open the front face but extremely secure.
Easier on the wallet with better design execution
Mar 22, 2012
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CFRIII: I purchased the C3 Pro, 2Xl. Within minutes of putting it on my head felt it was in a vise. Upon recommendation of the staff, based on the shape of my head (slightly oval, 62 cms), I switched to the Neotec 2XL and I'm 100% happy and saved $190 to boot! May 4, 2013
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A shopper asked: I currently own a Shoei RF100 in a 2X. With the Neotec would I order the same size? Feb 6, 2012
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RevZilla: The Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet should offer a similar fit as your RF 1000, though it is shaped a bit more round. As far as sizing a XXL should fit as well as your old RF 1000.
If there is any problem regarding sizing, we will be happy to exchange the helmet for you.
Apr 13, 2012
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Skidrow: I ordered the same size (medium) in the neo-tec as my RF1000 and Multi-tec. It fits perfectly. Mar 13, 2012
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CFRIII: I went from the RF-1100 to the Neotec 2XL and the Neotec fits like a glove. May 4, 2013
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OmahaTenere: I own an X12 and ordered the same size Neotec - fits perfectly. Mar 12, 2012
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A shopper asked: I own a Multitec helmet and considering replacing it with a Neotec.Is it reasonable to assume that if I order the same size Neotec that I use with the Multitec, that the fit will be similar? Feb 1, 2012
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Chris K: Personally, I feel that the Neotec fits better than the Multitec. I owned a Multitec for three years, but it was always a bit round on my head. The Neotec feels less round, but you should be able to still order the same size you were used to in the Multitec. Feb 2, 2012
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Skidrow: I had a medium multi-tec and I ordered a medium neo-tec. The fit is perfect. The neo-tec is a little more snug in the cheeks and neck-roll but I think that is beacuse it is new. Mar 13, 2012
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MaytagRepairman: I have the XXL Multitec but the XXL Neotec doesn't fit. May 15, 2013
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MaytagRepairman: I have a XXL Multitec but the XXL Neotec doesn't fit. May 14, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does the Shoei Neotec come with a Pinlock insert? Or is it just "Pnlock ready"? Jan 13, 2012
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Chris K: The Shoei Neotec will come with a Pinlock faceshield and clear insert. Feb 1, 2012
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Charles W K: It comes packed with the pinlock sheild. Jul 20, 2012
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Skidrow: Comes with the insert in the box. Mar 13, 2012
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Quicksnow: Mine came with 1 Pinlock shield. Mar 13, 2012
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James O asked: Before I spend $600 on a Shoei Neotec, I want to make sure it will be compatible with the Sena SMH-10 helmet clamp and boom mike. Does anyone have this configuration? I don't see how the boom would be routed...under the chinbar? Nov 15, 2014
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Gary K: I do not have Sena but Scala with clamp and boom. Fits easily under chin bar and right up to mouth level. Recommend keeping the microphone as small as possible. Do not add the large foam ball for wind protection. Also, use a bit of care closing helmet first day then push microphone into place. Sorry, not sure about Sena. Nov 18, 2014
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Travis R: Yes, I use it on mine, works very well. I used the internal boom mic. Nov 18, 2014
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John M: It is compatible. Mine is set up that way Nov 25, 2014
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thomas m asked: i recently purchased the Shoei Neotec Modular. The cheekpads are to tight. Can you replace the cheek pads? If so how do you measure the size for replacementpads. Oct 18, 2014
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Robert H: I have this helmet and got the smaller cheek pads to replace standard ones. Not really a "measure" situation - just get the smaller size - thinner and not as tight. But still snug Oct 18, 2014
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Paul S: Yes you can replace the cheek pad . Go to the Shoei website under accessories. No way to really measure, just get the next smaller size. Its really trial and error. Oct 18, 2014
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Ben R: Well, hard to explain this all.. What I should have done was created a youtube video to better demonstrate it.
What you can do for a fraction of the cost (FREE) of ordering the "smaller" set @40, carefully remove the cheek pads (foam inserts) get yourself a new single edge razor and cut one layer (follow the glue line carefully). IF memory serves me this gives you 10mills on each cheek (20mils total) and let me tell you you'll be chewing bubble gum again! a bonus, I also toyed around and with success "snaked" the mic of the Interphone com device into the left cheek pad! no boom, no exposed wires!! clean install!! Caution, the cheek pad (white) buttons are NOT snap type, they actually push and "SLIDE", so be real careful not to PULL them apart. well worth the effort!! good luck "rider"!!!
Oct 19, 2014
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A shopper asked: I know it comes with a DOT sticker on the back (not a permanent painted one), which tend to come off over time in my experience. Is there any tag or label on the inside of the helmet that proves the DOT certification? I ask because it's a big deal in CA if you can't prove to a police officer the helmet is at least DOT approved. Oct 4, 2014
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Garry V: I've removed the liner and can not find anything inside the Neotec to indicate the DOT rating. The sticker on the back of the helmet is very durable and would not 'come off over time' unless it were pealed off intentionally. I have over 100,000 miles on my Neotec and it is showing a few scratches and wear but the sticker is in perfect condition. Oct 4, 2014
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James H: I check under the lining and have not found anything about the DOT number anywhere. This is a good point. I've had my helmet going on two years and the sticker is holding up fine. How long has the customer had the helmet? If over 5 years, I've just read a article saying that helmet should be replaced every 5 to 6 years because of the advancement in technology. How true is that, I don't know but if it's anything like computer technology, I would say it's a good point for your own safety. Oct 8, 2014
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Michael B: You raise an interesting point. I checked the inside of mine and could NOT find anything to substantiate the DOT certification. There are a number of internal stickers but nothing useful. Although I read them all, the font size is so small on most of them that I cannot envisage a police officer checking them! Oct 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Neotec same fitment in size as the Quest (both Shoei products) I own a Quest size med - would Neotec med be the same fit?? What safety standards is it rated to - Snell, DOT, CE? Thanks Jun 17, 2014
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Haroon R: This is my first Shoei, so I am not sure on the size fitting across the range. However, when I tried on a regular Shoei full face RF helmet, it was the same size that fit me as this modular that I bought. Its DOT approved. BTW, its one of the the quitest flip up helmet I have ever used (others being Nolans & HJC) and the quality is top notch. Also the ventilation is very good. Just that my personal preference is the click type chin strap (in Nolan) as against the double D ring on the Shoei. Jun 21, 2014
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Richard P: It should fit the same, I have all models of shoei helmets and all fit true to size, very happy with shoei Jun 17, 2014
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MANAN B: I know for a fact that it is DOT rated. It can't have a SNELL rating because it is modular. Jun 25, 2014
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A shopper asked: I had a Multitec and if fit me pretty well. Is there any difference in the fit of the Neotec vs the Multitec? Jan 30, 2014
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Michael H: I also owned a Multitec prior to a Neotec. The Neotec seems to fit much snugger that the Multitec. At first it was almost uncomfortable, but as I got used to it, it is very much a safer helmet. The cheek pads are larger and protect your face better. If I had to make a choice between the two, I would purchase the Neotec. Jan 30, 2014
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Douglas F: I had a multitec as well and would say they fit exactly the same.
Jan 30, 2014
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Alfredo S: I have had both and my feeling is that they fit the same. Jan 30, 2014
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C Palmer B asked: Is the "Brillant Yellow" collor Hi-Viz? I have this helment in another color and like it a lot - but am looking for a Hi-Viz helment for solo rides/commuting.

Thanks!
Dec 23, 2013
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A s: It is not the Hi-Viz yellow green color normally associated as Hi-Viz. It is a very bright Yellow! This has been the best helmet I have ever owned! Jan 4, 2014
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Geoffrey M: No it is not H-Viz. It is more of a canary yellow. It is very visible but it does not match the Hi-Viz striping on my Olympia suit. Dec 23, 2013
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Ken S: I have the white helmet with a black jacket which makes me stand out.

Ken
Dec 23, 2013
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A shopper asked: The Neotec has 3 shell sizes...what shell size with what size helmet ?? Aug 14, 2013
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Robert P: Shoei's website supplies a sizing chart, this chart is also probably available on most online retailer's sites as well, I wear a medium, it was tight at the beginning but within 3 weeks of wear it molded to my heads shape and is now incredibly comfortable, best helmet I have owned in 40 years of biking.

I believe that the small shell is for XS and S, medium shell is for medium and large and the large shell fits XL & XXl, something along those lines.

Bob
Aug 22, 2013
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Brian B: I've had this helmet for almost a year and really like it. Shell size is going to be driven by your head size. I take an XL which is a snug fit and it is the second largest shell size. You might want to go to a physical store that has these and try it on before you order, to get the right fit. Aug 15, 2013
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A s: It all depends on what size you need. I was personaly fitted in the store. I am a size 71/4, which the rep gave me a Medium. It was TIGHT, but has since loosened up. Aug 15, 2013
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A shopper asked: Will the Shoei Neotec allow the use of a SENA SMH10 with the internal clip? Feb 27, 2012
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Stevan P: You can use the SMH-10 with the Neotec. It might need to sit back a little further to accommodate the modular system but will work just fine. Feb 28, 2012
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Charles W K: It sure will, I had no trouble mounting my Sena at all, I did use the detached boom mike and it worked out really well! Jul 20, 2012
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TCTC: Yes...just installed mine the other day...no problems! Mar 5, 2012
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A shopper asked: Does the sun visor adjust or is there just one setting? Feb 6, 2012
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Bikeanon: The sun visor has a constant tension all the way through it's movement and I believe it's plenty to hold it at any place between fully open and closed. Feb 23, 2012
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CantonLimited: The sun visor has a really smooth deployment detent. You can put it as far up or down as you would like. Its very solid and stays wherever you set it. Feb 26, 2012
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LeonP: The nice thing about the sun visor is that it comes down with a smooth positive action to any position down to below the bridge of the nose. Apr 24, 2012
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A shopper asked: How does this compare to the Schuberth C3? Feb 6, 2012
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JSquared: I have used both.
Things I like better about the C3 are:

1) It’s noticeably lighter and the shell size is a lot smaller. This is the ONLY thing I really miss now that I used the Neotec full time.
2) It is designed for (a very expensive, additional cost) Bluetooth comms system that keeps everything inside the helmet.
3) (to me) is it slightly more quite with wind noise then the Neotec
4) I was able to get in and out of the helmet faster with the ratchet closure

Things I liked better about the Neotec:

1) It’s more then $200 cheape
2) The flip face modular part opens and closes A LOT easier yet feels more secure when locked then the C3
3) It vents a lot more air then the c3. Of this I’m 100% sure.
4) It’s more comfortable for a longer period of time. Better padding on top and sides of head.
5) The Sun Viser works slightly better. I have unlimited adjustment options.
6) I can crack my face shield in the first open position for more air and it stays open at any reasonable speed.

In the end I like the Neotec a lot better. The one thing I don’t like is, I feel like a popsicle head. The Neotec just feels so big and heavy. But to be fair, I’m coming FROM the lightest and smallest shell size (full face modular) helmet that has ever been made. For those comparing to any other helmets I’m sure it won’t be a big deal.
Jul 13, 2012
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Matt K: The C3 is still significantly lighter at 3lbs 8oz vs the Neotec at 3lbs 14oz. This would be noticeable while riding. The Schuberth shell is also more compact (although the Neotec is a big improvement over the Multitec in this regard).

The Schuberth uses a ratcheting chin strap vs a double d-ring on the Shoei. Which one is better will come down to personal taste.

For ventilation I think the Shoei will have a slight edge.

Overall they are close, the Shoei is quite a bit cheaper. The key difference will probably come down to fit.
Feb 21, 2012
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Doc63: I just replaced my C3 with the Neotech. I found the C3 very uncomfortable and Noisy..for the big $$ you pay I expected much more. I feel The Neotech is better in all areas comfort fit and design. I just wish the Neotech was available 12 mths ago, when I purchaced the C3.
Mind you the C3 saved my head 4 weeks ago after a major accident, do it did its job.

Regards
Doc
Apr 4, 2012
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A shopper asked: I know it won't have Snell, but does it have any European ratings. Feb 5, 2012
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FJRCommuter: For now, and to the best of my knowledge, the American market is only getting a DOT only rated helmet. Mar 23, 2012
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RevZilla: The Shoei modular helmets (Neotec and Multitec) are only DOT rated and carry no other certifications. May 3, 2012
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Millsan1: No modular has a SNELL rating, as the chin bar can not pass. Apr 3, 2012
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R.C. E asked: Does the size Large utilize 35mm cheek pads? Oct 22, 2014
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Bernie M: I would contact shoei direct but I believe the large neotec comes as mine did with 35mm pads. I needed to replace the 35mm with 31mm as it was to tight of a fit on my cheeks. Once you get the fit right you will love it good luck! Oct 23, 2014
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Ernesto P: Yes! Oct 23, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will A Scala Rider G4 fit on the side of the Shoie Neotech? Jul 4, 2014
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Enrique G: Yes. BUT, install it with some double sided glued tape or industrial strength Velcro. The factory clip on the base does not make a good fit. Jul 4, 2014
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Michael N: The Scala Rider G9x fits the side of the Neotec with the clamp just fine. I would think the G4 would fit also. Aug 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: How much does the Shoei Noeotec Modular helmet weigh in size large? Feb 17, 2014
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Kenneth N: Directly from webBike world website.

Helmet Weight
This Shoei Neotec in size large weighs 1812 grams (3 lbs., 15-7/8 oz.). This puts it just about in the middle of the range of the 56 flip-up helmets we've reviewed to date on the wBW Motorcycle Helmet Weights page.

Cheers,

Ken
Feb 18, 2014
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Robert L: The Neotec in size large weighs in at 3lbs-15 3/4 ounces.
It is well balanced and without a doubt the most comfortable helmet I have ever purchased. I have worn this helmet on 500-700 mile days in comfort.

I hope this helps you.

Robert
Feb 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: What is the best method of cleaning the interior liner components? Apr 17, 2013
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John R: If you're referring to textile liners: Machine wash cold, gentle cycle, mild detergent, air dry or gentle/low heat in a dryer, then fluff. Do not use fabric softener.

If you're referring to helmet liners: Remove from helmet and place in a zippered mesh bag specific to laundering (can be found at a dollar store). Machine wash cold, gentle cycle, mild detergent, air dry. Do not use fabric softener. These tend to dry fairly slowly due to the foam's density. If you're in a hurry put it in the sun in low humidity. Otherwise, wait it out.
Apr 22, 2013
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flycbr1000: I would say hand wash, mild soap, hang/air dry. Or if machine wash, gentle cycle, same routine... Apr 22, 2013
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A shopper asked: I am seriously looking @ the Shoei Neotec, but am unsure if the slide for the flip down sun shades will be in the way of my chatterbox which sits on the left side of the helmet. I use the GMRS X1 bluetooth chatterbox. Has anyone got this and knows if it will fit?? May 25, 2012
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atvtinker: I have a Scala G-4 that I just put on mine and they are big and mine fits with no problems. Only problem I've found is with the mic. The chin curtain fits very closely to your chin and it makes it difficult for the mic to stay in place everytime you lift open the front modular part. If you have the wired mic you won't have this problem. It's just a minor inconvenience. Jun 4, 2012
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JackB: The flipdown sun shade does get in the way of my chatterbox. Slide sits well above the space required for the chatterbox. May 31, 2012
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A shopper asked: I've noticed that the Shoei Noetec's sold in the US only come with the D-Ring closures for the helmet, whereas overseas they come with the rachet-style closure. I prefer the rachet-style closure as they are much easier to operate, especially with one hand. Is there any chance they will be shipping the rachet-style closures in the near future? May 24, 2012
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RevZilla: All Neotec's sold in the US will have the double "D" ring style chinstraps. You cannot replace the chinstrap itself, however you can add the Echo Helmet Quick Release Buckle (http://www.revzilla.com/product/echo-helmet-quick-release-buckle) which will aid in speedy operation. Jun 1, 2012
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RioRider: And if not, can i order the rachet system separately? May 24, 2012
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A shopper asked: Has anyone installed a Cardo Scala G4 Audio & Microphone Kit? Which microphone type did you use, boom or corded? How easy or difficult was the overall installation? Are there any tips or tricks learned that would make the installation easier for others?
Thanks in advance!
Apr 1, 2012
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Angoch77: Yes I just installed a Cardo G4 on my Neotech, I used the standard boom base and first tried with the base clap but then changed it for the sticky pad due small space between the shell and the EPS. Due to the placement of the sun visor you don’t have any problems using it. Apr 9, 2012
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RevZilla: The Cardo Scala G4 was designed to be compatible with every helmet. You will have no trouble installing it on the Shoei Neotec whether you use the boom or corded microphone. Apr 5, 2012
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A shopper asked: I'm curious how much the Large of this helmet weighs? Mar 18, 2012
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Rowebote: Per webbikeworld: 1812 grams 3 lbs. 15-7/8 oz
Per one of the answers below: 3 lbs 14 oz
Mar 19, 2012
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RevZilla: A size Large Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet weighs approximately 3 pounds 14.6 ounces. Mar 23, 2012
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A shopper asked: Would there be any custom design for the Neotec helmet? By custom, I mean a Suzuki GSX-R design? Feb 13, 2012
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RevZilla: Shoei, at this time, only has plans to make the Neotec in solid colors. May 3, 2012
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Tango: Not at this time. And colors are limited. Apr 23, 2012
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A shopper asked: I am looking to retire my yellow Multitec (not "brilliant yellow") to passenger only duties, and would like to replace it with the Neotec of the same color. The image on the site for the "Brilliant Yellow" shows a helmet the same color as the Multitec "yellow"... and the European Shoei site doesn't even list a yellow option! Will the helmet be available in the same color as the standard yellow Multitec? Jan 27, 2012
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Joel P: The Brilliant Yellow available on the Neotec is best described as a bright lemon yellow. Unfortunately, the Axis Yellow that was available on the Multitec and other models is no longer in production and will not be making a reappearance on the Neotec. Jan 31, 2012
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Stilletto1: My Multitec yellow is definitely not the same as the Neotec brilliant yellow. The brilliant yellow is a brighter shade and looks very nice. The Multitec yellow is a bit darker with an orangish cast. Hope this helps! Aug 18, 2012
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A shopper asked: Double D ring or micro ratchet system? from video i see its double d ring but why? Jan 27, 2012
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JackB: My helmet from Revzilla came with D-ring. Operation manual shows examples of (1) quick release retention system and (2) micro rachet system Mar 26, 2012
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Chris K: There was some talk over the ratchet system, but in the end Shoei settled on the double d ring for all Neotec models in the US. Jan 31, 2012
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A shopper asked: When do you expect to start shipping the helmets? Jan 25, 2012
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Chris K: We hope to see this released in early March. Feel free to add your e-mail to the notification list by selecting your size and color and then entering your e-mail in the yellow box over the picture. Jan 31, 2012
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Tango: They are shipping right now if your size is in stock. Apr 23, 2012
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A shopper asked: How does the Neotec helmet fit compared to a Shoei Hornet DS helmet. I have an XL hornet that fits well. Will this helmet fit well? I hate to order it and then have to pay to ship it back if its not a great fit. Oct 19, 2014
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greg a: I happen to own both models of Shoei. The fit is very similar, enough so that you can wear the same size in both. I have a slightly oval head and I can wear these helmets with proper fit. Nov 2, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have a 2008 BMW R1200GS in Dark Anthracite. The finish has somewhat of a matte look to it. Would the Anthracite or the Dark Matte Grey match the bike better? Sep 18, 2014
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Brett G: Dark matte grey Sep 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: I´d like to compare the weigh of Shoei Neotec e Nolan 104. Which would be the best cost-benefit? May 4, 2014
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Kenneth N: I ordered the Nolan first and it was a nice helmet. It did not fit me comfortably at all. The Shoei fits like a glove. (I wear an XL) I did not notice a significant weight difference. Would definitely come down to what fits best. My noggin runs in the neutral to slightly round arena. May 7, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is the Black color really "glossy" on this helmet? It looks like it is more "flat" in color than "shiny". Is this correct? Apr 18, 2014
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John O: They come in Flat black or gloss black. You need to make sure you pick the right color in the drop down bar. I have the matt black one and its like flat black primer. May 3, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this fit similar to the c3pro? Is it about as quiet? May 2, 2013
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CFRIII: The fit is not similar at all for my head shape. The C3 Pro was very tight on the forehead. It is made for a rounder head than mine. I'm a big guy with a round face, but, my head, from stem to stern, is slightly oval. The C3 Pro 2XL was so tight on my forehead it actually gave me a slight headache in minutes. I could have switched to the 3XL, but the staff suggested I try the Neotec first based on the shape of my head, and they were right on the money with their advice. The Neotec 2XL is not only better shaped for my slightly oval shaped head, but it is about 2 cms larger. Additionally, it is $190 less expensive, a nice bonus for my wallet. I cannot address the quietness of the C3 Pro since I did not ride with it. The Neotec is a quantum leap quieter than my RF-1100 helmet. Very satisfied with the noise level. I ride a 2006 Ultra Classic Electra Glide with Rinehart exhaust, and I feel the noise level is extremely satisfactory. May 4, 2013
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A shopper asked: Can you get a tinted or smoked Pinlock Lens for the Neotech? Mar 29, 2013
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RevZilla: Shoei does not currently produce a tinted faceshield for the Neotec. The only replacements available are clear. Apr 1, 2013
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A shopper asked: http://www.liquidimageco.com/products/model-367-impact-series-hd1080p Nov 16, 2012
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RevZilla: Technically, yes. The Liquid Image Model 367 Impact series HD video camera goggle will (barely) fit the eye port of the Shoei Neotec with the faceshield in the up position if the Outrigger Locks are fully extended on the goggles.

The fit is somewhat awkward as the goggles are slightly larger that the eyeport opening of the Neotec, and therefore will most likely not be able to sit flush against the riders face. Truthfully, the Neotec is not designed to be worn with goggles and as such, it is not in one's best interest to do so.

Bottom line: Yes, it is possible. But no, it is not really recommended.
Nov 19, 2012
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A shopper asked: I understand Shoei is using three shell sizes for the Neotec. What shell sizes correspond with what helmet sizes? Aug 10, 2012
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RevZilla: The first shell size will be for XS and Small, the second shell size will be for Medium and Large, and finally the third shell size will be for XL and 2XL. Aug 10, 2012
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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 Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / XS 818103 0117-0105-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / SM 818104 0117-0105-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / MD 818105 0117-0105-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / LG 818106 0117-0105-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / XL 818107 0117-0105-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 2XL 818108 0117-0105-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / XS 818078 0117-0135-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / SM 818079 0117-0135-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / MD 818080 0117-0135-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / LG 818081 0117-0135-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / XL 818082 0117-0135-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / 2XL 818083 0117-0135-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / XS 818054 0117-0109-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / SM 818055 0117-0109-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / MD 818056 0117-0109-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / LG 818057 0117-0109-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / XL 818058 0117-0109-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / 2XL 818059 0117-0109-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Light Silver / XS 818109 0117-0107-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Light Silver / SM 818110 0117-0107-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Light Silver / MD 818111 0117-0107-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Light Silver / LG 818112 0117-0107-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Light Silver / XL 818113 0117-0107-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Light Silver / 2XL 818053 0117-0107-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Deep Matte Grey / XS 850453 0117-0137-03 Out of Stock
Deep Matte Grey / SM 850454 0117-0137-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Deep Matte Grey / MD 850455 0117-0137-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Deep Matte Grey / LG 850456 0117-0137-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Deep Matte Grey / XL 850457 0117-0137-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Deep Matte Grey / 2XL 850452 0117-0137-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Anthracite / XS 818066 0117-0117-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Anthracite / SM 818067 0117-0117-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Anthracite / MD 818068 0117-0117-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Anthracite / LG 818069 0117-0117-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Anthracite / XL 818070 0117-0117-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Anthracite / 2XL 818071 0117-0117-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Wine / XS 818060 0117-0111-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Wine / SM 818061 0117-0111-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Wine / MD 818062 0117-0111-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Wine / LG 818063 0117-0111-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Wine / XL 818064 0117-0111-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Wine / 2XL 818065 0117-0111-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Brilliant Yellow / XS 818072 0117-0123-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Brilliant Yellow / SM 818073 0117-0123-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Brilliant Yellow / MD 818074 0117-0123-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Brilliant Yellow / LG 818075 0117-0123-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Brilliant Yellow / XL 818076 0117-0123-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Brilliant Yellow / 2XL 818077 0117-0123-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours