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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 5 414 414
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
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
Nice Helmet but the reviews were right! I just received this helmet today and went for a 55 mile ride to check it out. I live in New Jersey, and it was 48 degrees and sunny. First of all , Revzilla is fantastic. I ordered the helmet late Sunday and it was delivered this morning! Thanks Revzilla! I have an oval head with a wide jaw, and normally wear a large, and the large I bought fits great. I mention this because I just bought and returned to Revzilla a Scorpion EXO 900 that actually hurt my jaw because it was not wide enough. This helmet fits great and feels very comfortable out of the box. It is a high quality helmet with a very nice finish. I installed the chin curtain provided and it really kept my chin and lower face warm. But like many reviews I read, the helmet fogs up immediately when the shield is closed. If you use the setting to crack the shield open, the shield immediately clears but the whistling noise is unbearable. I normally ride with the shield up in warmer weather, which is fine. However, in this weather it would be nice to close the shield. It is warmer with the shield closed and it makes the helmet very quiet. It looks like I will also be buying a pin lock shield as others have. One final thing. The helmet was manufactured in October 2011. I would normally have a problem with this, but the SHOEI instructions say the helmet is good for five years from the date it is put in service. December 16, 2014
1st Shoei - a keeper Yet another 5 star review for Shoei? Well, yes. Very comfortable, very wide eye-port visibility, pretty quiet, Snell certified, understated hi-viz graphics, shield seals tight, pretty good airflow. Only issue is when shield is cracked for minimum ventilation it whistles (but may be my combo of windshield). Ears feel pinned back slightly, but may be break-in period. And Service: ordered on Tuesday night and received on Thursday... Nice. December 4, 2014
Nice Helmet I want bought this helmet in future! Nice design, and i know SHOEI, its they have 5 stars in protecting rating November 26, 2014
Learning As I Go Starting from scratch on a motorcycle has a very steep learning curve. All that staying upright, using one hand for clutch, the other to brake while the left foot changes gears while the right one is busy doing some braking, takes a while before it comes naturally. Signaling, counter steering, tight slow turns, loose gravel in tight turns at speed, and my favorite- wet, scored roadway under construction in a heavy crosswind. Then of course there are lots of other vehicles, most of which contain distracted drivers without a clue who, or what is around them. Then there is gear. What do I want? What is mandatory? How should it fit? How much does it cost? What level of protection am I comfortable with? Where should I buy it? How much does it cost? What size do I need? How much does it cost? I am leaving out completely what bike I shall I purchase, another whole paragraph. Turns out through trial and error, through my developing comfort level, that I am ATGATT. And I want good gear. That fits. Here is where I get to the Shoei Qwest helmet. I didn't know what size helmet to get. An XXL seemed to fit fine and the GMax I got was fine. Until I was told it was way too loose. I moved down in size and up in price to a Shoei Air in XL. Again seemed fine, until it wasn't. A State Trooper checked my fit and declared it too loose again. Bigger cheek pads didn't help. This Shoei Qwest uses four different shell sizes to allow a better fit. I got a size L and it fits great. Tight but not strangling. And the Qwest is light, quiet, and comfortable. Now I know what a motorcycle helmet is supposed to feel like with a proper fit. I feel secure with this helmet on. I recommend this helmet heartily. I recommend proper sizing even more. November 25, 2014
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
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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: 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 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours