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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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Incredible Helmet I have been on the fence about the Qwest for a year or more now. I have been told I have a classic Shoei head. And the Qwest is a classic Shoei shell shape. I would call it a slightly longer Oval shape. In simpler terms, if you like the way the RF-1100 feels (which I do and have one), you are going to love this one. My head is 58cm and the medium is a perfect fit. It's a little tight at first, but it broke in quickly and now it's incredible. I also have a Neotec, and it's a very good lid, but it doesn't fit as well as the Qwest. The Neotec is a more roundish shape and even though the Neotec has a great feature set, the fit is a bit of a disappointment. As such I am finding that I am not wearing it as much any more now that I have the Qwest. It flows enough air to be comfortable, and the vents are positioned nicely for a tour/commute posture. it is more quiet than the Neotec. I also put a pinlock visor on and now there is zero fogging problems. The Neotec would sometimes fog even with the pinlock. The graphic on the Qwest is just sick. Perfectly done and simply beautiful. I don't like the fact that the headliner isn't removable, which frankly is why I didn't buy it sooner. But when I found out Revzilla was blowing out this lid, I didn't hesitate to pull the trigger and buy it. A Shoei lid, light, SNELL certified and that good looking that fits perfectly for less than $300.00 ? It was a no brainer. I am completely satisfied with this helmet. January 14, 2015
fantastic I love this helmet. the graphics are amazing, the helmet fit as expected however i did try one on at a local store so that i knew it was the right size. This is so much better than any other that i have ever owned, mind you i have had the cheap helmets. It is well worth the cost. I also got the Shoei CW-1 Pinlock-Ready Face Shield and pinlock lens. it is an fantastic product. try as i may i could not get it to fog up. I can not imagine how i survived without it. The one thing i do have to say about it is that i am disappointed that it did not come with a sleeve to store it in. I use a dark smoke shield. so i do change out the shield on occasion. you would think you spend 80$ on everything they could give you a 2 dollar bag to keep it in. Overall a good buy. January 3, 2015
comfort and quiet This is a good fitting quiet helmet. It is warm and early morning it does tend to fog up, but i would recommend it. I ended up buying a half helmet because in Florida this helmet does get pretty warm. January 19, 2015
Great Helmet for the buck (and more)... Had various Shoei's, but bought this one specifically for touring...love the fit, quietness, and airflow for long rides...I ride with a hi-vis jacket and this helmet totally matches it... January 19, 2015
Nice helmet. This helmet is light weight and doesnt hurt while driving. Though fog forms up at standstill, but the moment I get back in motion, it fades off. Fit has been excellent and the view is better. December 3, 2014
Great Helmet for the upright tourer and commuter SHOEI is an amazing brand for the cost I had serious trouble finding a better fit as an upright commuter. If you're more of a super sport, got for the 1200! January 5, 2015
Very well designed for in-helmet speakers/comm system Price was the best and shipping very fast. Very well designed for in-helmet speakers/comm system. I had to turn the volume down in my SENA because the helmet was more efficient at getting the sound to my ears. Plenty if room to mount cables anb microphone. Ventilation was very good for clearing fog from my glasses as well. January 5, 2015
Good fit and great graphics This helmet was a comfortable fit, may need thinner cheek pads. Love the graphics and style. December 22, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
JOHN L: Graphics, quality, and smokin price. Jan 12, 2015
CHRISTOPHER G: i think that the graphics are awesome Jan 10, 2015
scott g: shoei makes a great helmet revzilla made it real easy to order Dec 9, 2014
Sue S: My husband liked the graphic and the fit. Dec 5, 2014
leonard r: great price Nov 13, 2014
Steven K: The Qwest is the safest helmet that properly fits my head. And this graphic is great. Nov 3, 2014
Tj G: Had an older Shoei, but it was time to upgrade. Do a lot of long distance touring and I liked the new airflow design. Oct 28, 2014
keith o: replacing a Shoei rf-1000 was a toss up between the Quest and the rf-1100 love the graphics, I am retired US Navy! Oct 25, 2014
Derek M: Revzilla beat Cycle Gear by almost $100.00 for this helmet. Plus this helmet looks awesome! Oct 16, 2014
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: I have an Arai Signet Q in XL that's fits like a glove. It appears I have a long oval shaped head. Would this Shoei helmet fit good for me? Jan 10, 2015
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Ventura G: Probable, but i can't tell you yes or no, my recommendation to you is to buy the helmet and tried, that's the only way my friend if it's not comfortable or it didn't fit you, you can always returned, but not only that thy have a size chart so you can size your self and it's pretty accurate. good luck Jan 11, 2015
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Derek M: I have more of a round head and this helmet fits great. Do what I did. I drove to the local Cycle Gear and tried it on there. Then I bought it from Revzilla. Good luck. Jan 10, 2015
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JOHN L: Thanks Derek, great advice. Jan 10, 2015
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 Item # 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 Out of Stock