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Shoei Qwest Prestige 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 Prestige Helmet 4.6 5 388 388
Worth Every Penny No wind noise around the face shield. No wind from under the helmet, nor does it bobble on my head. There are lil slots for my glasses that work perfectly. They go back on my face easy & they are. on my head not hooked by the helmet so if I adjust the helmet, my glasses don't move too. Our factory Harley speakers fit perfectly into the factory recessed area around the ear &don't even touch our ears. Sizing is true. My gf wears XS and the XS fits perfect. I'm always on the edge between L & XL. I bought XL & am very pleased,not too tight, &just enuff room for my balaclava. Bottom Line; if ur a dedicated rider ull luv this helmet. For reference; we ride 2up,sitting upright, on a Geezer Glider abt 15K/ yr. August 10, 2014
Good but expected more This helmet fits good, looks good, and is light. This helmet is not as quiet as I expected. The fit is good but not as comfortable as the RF1000. Also looks rather large. I would not order again. I just expected more. September 8, 2014
A nice helmet despite a little bit of noise I like this helmet. It looks great and is very well made. I do experience a little bit of high-pitched noise if I'm not wearing my earplugs. September 8, 2014
Helmet seems very solid all around, fits well, quality construction. Planned to buy a less expensive helmet, but after trying on many makes and models, decided there was no comparison to Shoei quality. Was willing to pay more for a more solid feeling and comfortable helmet. September 8, 2014
Good helmet for the Average Rider I have been wearing this helmet for 2 months. Overall, this helmet is a good all-around helmet when it comes to being in the positions of upright, 3/4, and tucked. I made the mistake of not wearing the helmet to see if the fitting is correct for my noggin and settled for the large which is a size to big for my head. I tried the medium sized helmet at my local bike shop and was pleased with the fit and comfort of the helmet. I do however wish that the helmet came with a pin-lock visor instead of having to purchase one in addition. September 2, 2014
Fantastic helmet I'm very happy with this helmet. I switched from Icon Airframe to the Qwest Passage and couldn't be much more pleased. I have read conflicting reports on how loud or how quiet the Qwest is and for me riding upright on my cruiser, the helmet is very quiet, no wistle or wind noise other than what you would expect. Maybe I just have the right shaped head? The helmet is quite lite and extremely comfortable. I can feel the air being vented through the helmet when the vents are open, especially at the crown of my head. My only complaint is that the visor it comes with and other Shoei shields don't have any anti-fog treatment, if you want anti-fog you need to shell out some more cash and get the pinlock shield AND insert. The helmet should at least come with the pinlock ready shield. Overall, great value for money, great comfort, and great styling. August 28, 2014
Good product Was really quiet, and lighter then my other helmet. The airflow was good, and love the matte black look. August 25, 2014
Perfect, basic helmet 6'0", 170lbs, 59cm head, Large fits great. Very quiet and controlled at freeway speed on my V-Strom. Comfortable, light enough. My only gripe is there's no drop down visor, which I wouldn't mind EXCEPT neiter of the sunglasses I wear regurarly fit well inside the helmet. Sooo, I used my zillacash from the helmet purchase to buy a dark smoke visor. Now I'll have to carry an extra visor in case I'm out late but that beats uncomfortable smashed glasses. To be fair, the smaller pair fits okay and the foam may settle in. August 20, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Dewan C: quality, style, best protection May 24, 2014
Thomas K: I chose this Shoei Qwest because of its reviews for fit, comfort,visibility, and most of all protection. This helmet was also designed more for the cruiser type rider and ventilation is set up for that posture. As a Harley guy these graphics stand for allot of what I believe in and that was a bonus for me. Jan 31, 2014
William W: AWSOME graphics and comfort. Jan 29, 2014
James M W: I like the graphics. Patriotic! Jan 25, 2014
Joshua L: The graphics are amazing. The comfort is extremely comfortable due to the material used. Aug 29, 2013
A shopper asked: is the quest blue tooth compatible i.e. Sena 20's bt headset? May 18, 2014
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Rocke K: I have a smh10 mounted to mine. Went on easy and the speakers fit well without pinching my ears. The boom mic fits inside the chin piece well also.
I have had no issues with the setup for over a year now.
May 20, 2014
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Robert A: I mounted Sena SMH 10's on two Qwest that I bought. About 15 minutes each. Works great, microphone tucks nicely in front. May 18, 2014
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Jeff J: Do not know. May 18, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does the helmet fit like the Rf-1200? May 4, 2014
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Kevin B: Similar fit but the shell of the Qwest is a hair larger or bigger around in the front jaw and chin area. It's just enough that my communicator mic sits in the helmet but out of my mouth. The RF1200 is just enough different that a mic doesn't fit in there correctly. Also, the vents on the RF1200 are for riding in a more "aggressive" position. I ride a geeser glider and sit upright. The vents work great!

One more thing: Stock Harley MoCo communicator speakers DO FIT into the lil hollowed out speaker hole (I read about another rider on here that had problems w/ it). Both me and my gf use the quest and our MoCo speakers fit perfect.

Comfortable. Quiet. & Light. GREAT HELMET!!!
May 8, 2014
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James M W: Don't know about the 1200 but I really like this Qwest. Light weight, fits great, and I get a lot of compliments on it. May 4, 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 SKU ID Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Red/White / XS 850432 0115-1102-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red/White / SM 850433 0115-1102-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red/White / MD 850434 0115-1102-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red/White / LG 850435 0115-1102-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red/White / XL 850436 0115-1102-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red/White / 2XL 850437 0115-1102-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours