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Shoei Qwest Prestige Helmet
  • Shoei Qwest Prestige Helmet - Black/Red/White
  • Shoei Qwest Prestige Helmet - Black/Red/White
  • Shoei Qwest Prestige Helmet - Black/Red/White

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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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best for helmet for the price it's a no brainer, better than a 700 dollar helmet. April 20, 2015
Very nice helmet Just got this the other day on closeout. My last helmet was a Bell and the first things I noticed right away was the added comfort and field of vision this has. Pictures do not give the graphics much justice! Much better to see in person! Very quite at highway speeds. Anyone that says it's loud or whistles, probably has the wrong size helmet. I got a medium and it fits nice and snug like it should. I will, however, have to order thinner cheek pads because the stock 35mm smashes my cheeks too much. I probably couldn't chew gum with this on without biting the inside of my cheeks. I feel very well protected with this helmet on. April 3, 2015
Over all this is a great helmet. There are two reasons why I got this helmet. First is flat out I needed a new one. The second reason was I read just how quite this one was. When I got it I was so excited to see just how nice it would ride. The comfort was great but wow was it loud. March 16, 2015
So far best helmet! I really enjoy this helmet. It looks awesone and feels great. It is a little bigger than I would have liked but if I went one size smaller it would have been way too tight. Air flow is pretty good. I really only ride to commute and haven't been out in the dead of summer yet but I am sure it is great. March 9, 2015
Great value and awesomely quiet. I just love my Shoei Qwest helmet. It's light, comfortable and quiet. Ideal for long rides and short ones. This is a great helmet overall. I give it my seal of approval. March 9, 2015
A good helmet with room to improve this was a good price point for Shoei quality. The Revzilla sizing chart was right on so no issues with sizing. The fit and finish was very good. I am coming from a ten year old helmet so the changes in weight and components was noticeable. The comfort of this helmet was very good and it is quiet, especially with the chin curtain installed. There are pockets for headset speakers that made installation easier. Downsides consists of a non-removable liner, in a helmet at this price that is an issue. The airflow is good through the vents once in motion. The face shield fogs quickly at a standstill but also clears fast once you get moving again. Overall, I would recommend this helmet if you didn't want to move up to the GT-Air. April 22, 2015
Light and Comfortable This helmet has nice features including vents to customize the air flow. The visibility of the helmet is a plus and the lightweight design adds comfort. I recommend this product. April 13, 2015
LOVE THIS HELMET I have owned several helmets, but decided to go with a full face this time. The Shoei Qwest fits great, is very quiet, and is just what I wanted. Should have known, I had a Shoei 3/4 helmet a while back which was also great. April 13, 2015
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Shoei Qwest Prestige Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Keith A: Price, safety, quiet Apr 19, 2015
Gary R: I purchased my first Shoei helmet about 6 years ago. It has served me well over thousands of miles in all kinds of weather and riding conditions. Apr 6, 2015
Rico R: I really like the artwork on the helmet, especially because it is patriotic. I also like eagles a lot. Another reason I chose this helmet is that I know Shoei makes good quality helmets. Apr 5, 2015
Charles B: best, lightest full face I could find for my 4 year old... Apr 1, 2015
Brian L: Nice graphics plus Shoei is one of the best helmets you can buy. Mar 29, 2015
Tracy P: Shoei quality, great price. Have had Shoei helmets in the past and been happy with them. Mar 25, 2015
DAVID L: great helmet at a great price Mar 18, 2015
Wayne S: Best deal I found on a Shoei touring helmet. I don't mind being a generation behind, love the patriotic graphics and Shoei build quality, my third Shoei for my Shoei head. Mar 13, 2015
Lauras D: sales price - high quality brand at lowest price Mar 13, 2015
Thomas L B: Thought it looked real good, high quality and fantastic price. Mar 6, 2015
blaine r: In this time that we live in, I thought the helmet would give thanks to the brave ones that have sacrificed so much. I love what this country was fought for. Feb 28, 2015
Michael B: I like the graphics and I wanted a Shoei helmet. Feb 21, 2015
Adam M: I am part of a non-profit group called Racing4Vets and this will look great out on the track. Feb 17, 2015
Daniel M: Snell 2010 certified, affordable and cool, patriotic graphics. Feb 16, 2015
Joe L: brand, reviews, graphics, price Feb 11, 2015
Paul T: Sweet helmet at a great price. Feb 10, 2015
Zackery S: Great product at a fantastic price! Feb 1, 2015
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: Am considering the Prestige or Overt, primarily because of pretty good prices on close-outs for a high quality helmet. My concern/question though is HOW OLD are the actual helmets on close-out? If my reading/research is right, five years is the safety cutoff, past which point it's possible (probable?) some of the materials can begin to delaminate or degrade in some way, compromising protection levels. Overt was new in 2011; Prestige in 2012. If the Overts are actually four years old or the Prestiges three years, not sure they're much of a value regardless of discounts. Thx in advance for any info ... Feb 5, 2015
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Michael S: I bought the quest prestige helmet in December 2014. I can't speak as to the safety or degradation in the materials used, but as far as the finish is concerned, there is no delimitation and the helmet looks like it just came off the assembly line. Maybe the folks at Revzilla should take one of these older helmets and put it through a crash test for us to find out! That would be a good video. Feb 9, 2015
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Dennis M: You have a good point. This is one reason why stores will blow certain products such as helmets out, because of this supposed shelf life. On my Qwest Prestige I found a sticker that indicated a manufacture date of 09/12. But I did not hesitate to buy this helmet. The materials are flawless, the finish is flawless and I have no doubt that it will protect me if it ever came down to that. I would take this SNELL 2010 Shoei over a made in 2015 LS2 or HJC any day!

Frankly I think this 5 year shelf life thing is more marketing than anything. I think if well cared for an excellent helmet like this Shoei Qwest can last for 7 years. Having said that, if I were to drop it from a height of 4 feet or higher I would be replacing it. But the same could be said for a helmet made in 2015!

Bottom line, I am so glad I bought this lid! I have a RF-1100, a Neotech and this Qwest Prestige and the Qwest is my favorite by far. Hope this helps.
Feb 12, 2015
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CHRISTOPHER G: i purchased the Prestige , the manufacturing date was 2013 so it is well within the warranty period .
It is a beautiful helmet the graphics are awesome .
if you have any doubt you could always contact Shoei directly
hope this helps
Chris Galloway
Feb 9, 2015
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Michael H: I am happy with the helmet both in its looks and comfort. However, this is a good question which I would like to also know the answer. I would assume the best manner to find the answer is to reach out to the manufacturer. Feb 9, 2015
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Demetrios V: Mine was 2 years old and if you average it out it's about $100 a year. So if you buy a new one at $500 for 5 years it's the same. Buy what fits you perfectly first then what you like, then what you can afford. Feb 10, 2015
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Clayton C: The helmet I received is in primo condition. Would not believe deterioration of components probable with most merchandise in a climate control area. Feb 11, 2015
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Vince S: I purchase a quest xl in Nov of 2014 from rev. It was tagged inside as. 11/2012love the helmet!! Feb 10, 2015
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Vince S: I purchase a quest xl in Nov of 2014 from rev. It was tagged inside as. 11/2012 Feb 10, 2015
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JOHN L: Forgot to mention I have the Qwest Prestige. Feb 9, 2015
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JOHN L: Mine is dated 4/13. Love it Feb 9, 2015
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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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CHRISTOPHER G: that is a tough question to answer , each helmet fits differently , my best answer would be to try them on to see which one fits the best. I have the Arai Signet Q in an xl and i have the Shoei in an extra large they fit me fine Feb 9, 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: I love the look of this helmet but I plan to put a Sena 20S Bluetooth headset in it. How well will this helmet accommodate a headset? Mar 24, 2015
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Bartley M: I have the sena 10s and it fits the helmet fine. Plenty of room for head set and boom mic. Mar 24, 2015
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Joshua L: I use a SMH 10 on my helmet and have zero issues. Mar 24, 2015
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Derek M: I use a uclear headset and it works fine. Mar 24, 2015
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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.

Click here to see the full Shoei Helmets Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Red/White / XS 850432 0115-1102-03 Out of Stock
Black/Red/White / SM 850433 0115-1102-04 Out of Stock
Black/Red/White / MD 850434 0115-1102-05 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Red/White / LG 850435 0115-1102-06 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Red/White / XL 850436 0115-1102-07 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Red/White / 2XL 850437 0115-1102-08 Out of Stock