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Shoei RF-1200 Duchess Helmet
  • Shoei RF-1200 Duchess Helmet - Black/Purple

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Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.50 lbs

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Shoei RF-1200 Duchess Helmet

The pinnacle of perfection, the RF-1200 has been designed, from its inception, to be an industry leader in comfort, performance and protection. The wind tunnel tested shell has been optimized to provide a compact and aerodynamic shape, reducing wind-noise, buffeting and weight. Shoei has not only designed the RF-1200 to be one of the most comfortable helmets on the market, but also one of the safest, meeting both DOT and SNELL M2010 safety standards.

Whether you are a track day enthusiast or cross-country cruiser, the RF-1200 will allow you to ride with confidence, freeing you to concentrate on the road and most importantly....enjoy the ride.

Slim And Light Weight Design

One of the most important features of a quality helmet is that you hardly know it’s there protecting your head. Shoei has reduced the weight of the RF-1200 by using a slimmer design and building a distinct line into the side of the helmet that also serves as an accent. As a result, the new Shoei RF-1200 is lighter than any other Snell certified helmet in the current Shoei lineup.

Shell Construction

The new slim design of the Shoei RF-1200, with its distinct accent cut line, widens the bottom of the helmet to help ease the process of putting the helmet on or taking it off. Further advancing the comfort of the AIM+ shell is the industry leading four shell sizes that the Shoei RF-1200 comes in. The impact-absorbing dual liner consists of two layers incorporating different densities, helping to effectively balance the potential impact applied to the more rigid shell.


Through advancements in the aerodynamic shape, improved interior linings and a new and improved shield system the rider will experience a very quiet and comfortable riding experience. The interior of the RF-1200 has achieved a balance of a comfortably soft fit and a firm, stable hold. The new design of the cheek pads also improves the motion of the neck, thus helping the rider to check traffic behind him/her for example.

Shield System

The new CWR-1 Pinlock shield features ribs on top and bottom of the shield to improve rigidity and eliminate bending of the shield caused by wind pressure or the opening and closing of the shield. Independent beading in the top and sides of the helmet help to keep the seal of the shield tight and eliminate any excess air. In addition to the CWR-1 shield, Shoei has developed a new base plate for the RF-1200. The Quick-Release Self-Adjusting base plate is spring-loaded and pulls the shield back onto the helmet, sealing it tightly against wind and rain. The addition of a new five-stage rotating dial allows for fine tuning of the base place for easy shield adjustments.


A large lower three position vent, three upper air vent intakes and four uniquely positioned upper exhaust outlet vents combine with the Dual Density EPS liner to allow cooling air to travel unrestricted through tunnels created in the EPS liner.


  • Four shell sizes
  • Dual density EPS liner
  • Superior ventilation
  • 3D Max-Dry System II Liner
  • E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) CWR-1 Shield System
  • Neatly secure chin strap
  • Includes Pinlock pins and lens insert
  • Includes breath guard and chin curtain
  • Snell M2010 and DOT Certified

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

Shoei Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm) Head (in)
2XS 51 - 52 20 1/8 - 20 1/2
XS 53 - 54 20 7/8 - 21 1/4
SM 55 - 56 21 5/8 - 22
MD 57 - 58 22 1/2 - 22 7/8
LG 59 - 60 23 1/4 - 23 5/8
XL 61 - 62 24 - 24 3/8
2XL 63 - 64 24 3/4 - 25 1/8
3XL 65 - 66 25 5/8 - 26

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

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Purple / XS 933893 0109-1205-03 Only 2 Left: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Purple / SM 933894 0109-1205-04 Out of Stock
Black/Purple / MD 933895 0109-1205-05 Out of Stock
Black/Purple / LG 933896 0109-1205-06 Out of Stock
Black/Purple / XL 933897 0109-1205-07 Out of Stock


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Great features and looks. This helmet has great visability. I worry with a full face that my vision will be restricted but I haven't noticed this issue at all. It is very comfortable and well made and all riders I've spoken to highly recommend Shoei. I'm very happy with my purchase. May 24, 2016
Exceptionally light and comfortable I have to preface my review with stating that this is my first helmet ever and the only other helmet I can compare this to is the MSF helmet I was wearing during class. Helmet comes in a nice storage bag, optional neck curtain, breath guard, and pin-lock shield. I've tried on a dozen helmets of various calibers at a store, however I've kept coming back to SHOEI RF-1200, and finally decided to buy it. Medium size helmet fit me perfectly - I'm about 6'1'' 175lbs and of european origin (not sure if this makes a difference). After riding with a helmet for a few minutes, I forget that it's even on me - ventilation is great and I can feel the wind moving around my head; over-shoulder head checks are easy as the helmet doesn't interfere and feels very light. Unfortunately I cannot really compare this to other helmets, but this was a great buy nevertheless. May 25, 2016
I really like this helmet! The blue Valkyrie is beautiful in person. I don't know why they keep showing the grey one as the main view. It's a Shoei RF-1200. Watch the videos. It's reasonably quiet on the interstate although the angle does make a difference. If I drop my chin about 1/2 inch it does get noticeably quieter on the highway. I'm on a FZ-09 which sits a bit more upright. But most of the time I'm running all the vents wide open and wear ear plugs. SAVE YOUR HEARING NOW! My only real complaint is that I seem to exhale and fog my glasses more than I really think it should when stopped or getting ready to ride. Any airflow makes it go away though. May 24, 2016
Excellent helmet !! This is a great helmet. Styling and size is perfect, just follow the sizing guidelines. I was between sizes and went with the larger. The visor works nicely with good incremental clicks and positive lock. It seals out the rain with no leaking. I will be buying the Transitions visor when it comes back in stock. May 24, 2016
Outstanding I've been wearing the RF-1200 for a few months now and its held up very well. It is very light and comfortable and the field of view is excellent with the new shield design. Installing the pinlock into the shield makes it fog free and on the hotter days it flows a decent amount of air. I was looking for a higher quality helmet with longevity and I believe I've found it. May 24, 2016
This product has phenomenal features I would definitely recommend this product to anyone. Shoei makes great product and this RF-1200 is a bang for your buck. May 24, 2016
same great Shoei quality with updated design features I've only owned Shoei's over the last 20 years and have been through several different models: the RF1200 is the latest generation in a very versatile helmet that does a lot of things well. I'm impressed with its slightly lighter weight, greater visibility, and overall design/fit. A great all around helmet for all kinds of bikes and riding styles. May 24, 2016
loving it excellent craftsmanship. the helmet is stylish but you get a sense of safety when you put it on. great air flow and vis.. all in all i love love love this helmet. May 23, 2016
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