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Shoei Qwest Ascend Helmet
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Shoei Qwest Ascend Helmet

The Shoei Qwest Motorcycle Helmet was built with a focus on minimizing helmet weight, optimizing fit for comfort and protection and lowering noise levels to bring a new level of comfort to touring helmets. Featuring a slightly round oval internal shape, the Qwest helmet is manufactured with 4 individual shell sizes to keep the helmet as low-profile as possible. The smaller the helmet shell, the lighter the helmet weight. The Shoei Qwest Helmet also uses the Shoei's CW-1 visor technology with the Q.R.S.A system. This system guarantees a tight seal at the faceshield  by pulling the shield back to contact the opening seal evenly. The Qwest also touts an extra-wide viewport for additional peripheral vision so you can more easily take in the world around you.

Aerodynamic Shell Design:

  • Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel and feedback from professional riders
  • Dual-Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation
  • Four shell and six EPS liner sizes increase fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes
  • Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift as well as diminishes weight pressure on the neck while riding at high speeds

Ventilation System:

  • Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior
  • Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance in high wind conditions
  • Easy to operate large lower intake vent
  • Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation
  • Rear/neck outlets allow for effective air exhaust
  • Breath guard and chin curtain are included

Lightweight Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus (AIM+):

  • High performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient


  • 3D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads
  • Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance
  • Eyeglass-compatible interior
  • Standard chin strap clip neatly secures chin strap

CW-1 Shield and Q.R.S.A. System:

  • Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation
  • Spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal
  • Scratch-resistant coating 
  • 99.9% protection from harmful UV A and B rays
  • Optional, CWF-1 two-dimensional Pinlock equipped racing shields with tear-off posts are available (sold separately)
  • Optional, CW-1 Pinlock prepared shields are available to accommodate Pinlock Fog Free Inserts (sold separately)
  • The CW-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces 
  • A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow 

Additional Features:

  • Construction: AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus Multi Fiber)
  • Weight: 3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium)
  • Standards: Snell-M2010, DOT

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

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Shoei Qwest Ascend Helmet 4.6 5 409 409
Well-Rounded Helmet - They did a good job of making a hi-viz product stylish. - I found that the visor fogs up easily in the cold, but there are many solutions to this such as using the visor lock to crack it open a little bit. - The shape is definitely a little rounder than my head, but this is as advertised. November 17, 2014
Really loud and only good for upright sitting for some reason its really loud and has alot of wind noise. if you ride a sport bike I don't suggest you buying especially in the tuck. its honestly not worth the price at all. I don't suggest you buy this helmet. I've been riding 4 years. good helmet for its comfort and safety but you can get so much more with a different helmet that costs less. November 12, 2014
best bang for your buck I have 2 shoei quests, also have a new rf1200, the quest is hands down a better deal. it is quieter, just about as light, it feels more aerodynamic at speed, not quite as good of venting , but still plenty for hot weather, face shield system is easier to use that the new system on the rf1200. November 10, 2014
excellent i was very happy with my purchase, great product and selection November 10, 2014
Well made Great all around. If you ride a US bike it's a statement. November 3, 2014
GoodLooking Protection I had a Shoei RF700 in the old days and more recntly was wearing a 3/4 HJC. I wanted to go back to a Shoei as I knew the fit, sound protection, visor system, and flat out protection are superior. I had an unfortunate get off while wearing my RF700 and it for sure saved by noggin and life. This helmet is no different. The fit is exactly what I had expected with it being snug but comfortable. The padding is also excellent at supressing the wind noise. It handles this better than my old RF700. The shield system is the best I've seen in the helmet market. With a simple push you can crack the bottom edge of the shield which will keep fogging at bay during cold temps. The shield also easily stays in place with each of the ratchet positions. Speaking of cold temps. On my ride this morning to work it was a cool 38F and this helmet kept my head comfortably warm. On the ride home it was raining and the helmet stayed nice and dry inside.. I am also pleased with the color. As I have gotten older standing out in traffic is a bit more important to me. Having experienced a pretty major get off makes it that much more important. The colors are really nice and tasteful, yet gets you noticed. When I opened the box for the first time I thought that it looked better than what you see in the online pictures. The yellow is very bright against the black but in a nice way. I was very glad that this was my choice in color patterns. Overall this has been better than expected in every way. I am looking forward to putting many thousands of miles on my bike while wearing this comfortable helmet. Great value for a great helmet. October 28, 2014
this is my first "full face" lid, so my review and experience are probably not as accurate as someone's who has more experience with full face helmets So, I really expected this helmet to be a tad bit quieter and it does fog up if I'm sitting at a light. All this is nothing that I can't live with, however! The helmet fits great and is super comfortable. I'm not sure I'm a full face kind of guy, I still like the wind in my face, so I ride with the visor up on good days with no bugs. The drawback to that is, the visor whistles in any position other than fully closed. What do I care though, I ride with drag pipes and can't hear anything anyways. October 27, 2014
Great Helmet with only one flaw I love this helmet, and have installed my SENA communicator on it with little issue, but I do notice that the helmet fogs almost continually requiring me to keep the shield raised ever so slightly for airflow. The helmet otherwise is great, i love the feel, the fit, the style, the price point for Snell rated, and just knowing I have a quality helmet on when riding. If there was a way to solve the fogging issue without going to the alternate shield, I would have rated it 5 stars all the way around. October 27, 2014
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Shoei Helmets

Size Hat Size Measurement (in)
2XS 6 3/8 - 6 1/2 20 1/8 - 20 1/2
XS 6 5/8 - 6 3/4 20 7/8 - 21 1/4
SM 6 7/8 - 7 21 5/8 - 22
MD 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 22 1/2 - 22 7/8
LG 7 3/8 - 7 1/2 23 1/4 - 23 5/8
XL 7 5/8 - 7 3/4 24 - 24 3/8
2XL 7 7/8 - 8 24 3/4 - 25 1/4
3XL 8 1/8 - 8 1/4 25 5/8 - 26

RF-1100 / X-12 Shell Size Breakdown

Helmet Size Shell EPS Liner
XS (RF1100)
XS (X-12) SM

X-12 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 optional
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 optional
41 optional

RF1200 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 2XL
35 SM-XL
39 XS
43 optional

RF1100 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 3XL
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 2XS
41 optional

GT-Air Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 2XL
35 SM-XL
39 XS

Qwest Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 optional
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 2XS
41 optional

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Silver/White / XS 850426 0115-1205-03 Out of Stock
Black/Silver/White / SM 850427 0115-1205-04 Out of Stock
Black/Silver/White / MD 850428 0115-1205-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver/White / LG 850429 0115-1205-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver/White / XL 850430 0115-1205-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver/White / 2XL 850431 0115-1205-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours