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Shoei RF-1200 Duchess Helmet

Elegant and refined, the Shoei RF 1200 Duchess Helmet represents years of development and evolution of the Shoei RF Helmet series, distilled into one of the most advanced sport helmets available. The RF1200 has evolved through both wind tunnel testing and on-track rider feedback into a helmet that is light-weight, quiet and most of all extremely safe.

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.

Quietness

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.

Ventilation

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.

Features:

  • 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

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Love love love this helmet! Unfortunate to say that I have crash tested this helmet. It performed wonderfully as I am still here to write this review. So I replaced it with the same. I have been wearing shoei helmets for over 20 years and they have perfected comfort and safety in this reasonably priced helmet. It's not "cheap", but it is well worth every penny! September 15, 2014
love this helmet bought this about a month ago and I absolutely love it!!! It fits nice and snug and I have a great range of view. The graphics on this helmet are very pretty which was what I was looking for in the look. The safety aspect of this helmet is amazing. I would recommend this to anyone. Hands down one of the best helmets I have ever owned. July 19, 2014
Comfortable This is my first helmet in 20 years. It is lightweight and easy to wear. I like the graphics. I can't speak about durability, loudness since I never had vents before. I would buy this again. June 11, 2014
RF-1200: Glad I didn't wait any longer. If you have even been slightly thinking of buying a new helmet or upgrading, I would definitely recommend considering this helmet. I replaced an RF-1000. The only reason I didn't purchase this helmet sooner is because I was not crazy about the graphics and the solid color selection. Obviously that is not top priority but I admit it is part of the decision... I've had it about a month now and the white/silver Duchess graphics are growing on me. The new version comes with a Pinlock lens which I have never used before, but now that I know about how useful it can be, I see it as a major plus. The helmet has really deep ear pockets which is a HUGE improvement over my old one. (I think maybe the RF-1100 has the deep pockets too though). I can fit my Sena speakers in there and they don't touch or rub or bend my ears when I take my helmet on and off as in my RF-1000. As a side note, I was able to hide all of the wires completely... it took a while to get them hidden away just right but they will stay put. The fit seems much better also because of the ear pockets and I feel much better knowing that the cheek pads have an emergency release. The RF-1200 is also much more quiet!!! I use earplugs for longer rides too, so combined with that I am totally satisfied in that respect. It's still chilly so I haven't used the vents too much. The shape is much better for use in a tuck position also (no issues with nape of neck and jacket). The liner materials are all removable and the material seems much improved. I definitely see value in this product for the price.. not just paying for a name. I would skip the previous model closeouts. April 12, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
S E: Best (name brand) helmet for the money. Also, perfect for the Mrs. Best scheme I've seen on a female Shoei helmet. Sep 25, 2014
Owen R: New helmet for my darling wife Jun 25, 2014
Miguel L: My wife is long and narrow in the face and was very comfortable with the fit and extremely happy with the look. Feb 26, 2014
A shopper asked: Hi, I am a newbie rider who is totally overwhelmed by the amount of gear that is available, especially to us women. I was wondering if it is truly worth to go all out and buy this helmet, or buy the rf 1100 because it is a little cheaper and I happen to like the blue and white Corazon graphics better? I guess i'm asking if the rf 1200 is worth splurging on vs the 1100 which seems to be in closeout. Thanks so much for your time!

-Amanda
Oct 11, 2014
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John W: Great question. I bought this for my bride, but your query is general in nature, so I'm comfortable answering.

Essentially the level of protection you receive from a "snell" approved helmet is about the same across the board. So the difference becomes more about fit, features, venting, weight, etc. (starting to sound like a salesman).
Anyway, the primary focus I recommend is finding one that fits properly. That is the helmet that will give you the greatest comfort and protection. Then, features and colors, and all that jazz.

This was a Christmas present for my bride. But she had test fit one at a dealer and didn't want to spend the $$$ on it. She lived the look too. So, Santa has a plan....

Hope whatever helmet you choose serves you well, and that you never "need" it.
Oct 20, 2014
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Alysa R: It can be ridiculously overwhelming! But on the flip side, I'm glad to have gotten the riding bug at a time when women can actually access a lot of great gear tailored to our needs :-)

I had the 1100 and was very happy with it--I only traded up after damaging it and figuring I'd try the new fixins. I love the 1200 just as much--although the external bluetooth set-up was slightly more awkward to install on the 1200--and maybe the venting is a bit better in hotter riding. But I can't say it's made such a difference that I would recommend spending the extra. I'll swear by Shoei helmets in general, though, for quality, and a great fit with my head shape!
Oct 19, 2014
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Glenn L: Both are excellent choices. My wife had the rf1100 for several years and loved it. She was looking to replace it, and the graphics on the new rf1200 went great with her new bike. If you like the graphics on one and can save some coin, great! You can't go wrong with either choice. Oct 20, 2014
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Gretchen A: At one time, I asked the exact same question and went with a closeout. It was a great decision for me. Really, the RF-1100 is an awesome helmet too. You will learn over time the features and bells and whistles that you like and dislike... and then you can upgrade. :) Oct 19, 2014
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Owen R: Without a shadow of a doubt this is the best helmet my wife has owned. She has quit complaining about buffeting and noise - the biggest factor is just how light this helmet is on her head. Money very well spent!! Oct 19, 2014
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Matthew S: Overall they are very similar helmets and the 1200 is mostly just an updated model and could arguably be quieter. Overall if you like the 1100 I would say go for it. It is an excellent helmet. Oct 19, 2014
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Edward F: They are both fine helmets. I have owned both. The RF 1200 is a bit quieter and more areody amic. Oct 19, 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
XXS XS XS
XS (RF1100)
XS (X-12) SM
SM MD SM
MD MD
LG LG LG
XL XL XL
2XL 2XL 2XL
3XL

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/Purple / XS 933893 0109-1205-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Purple / SM 933894 0109-1205-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Purple / MD 933895 0109-1205-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Purple / LG 933896 0109-1205-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Purple / XL 933897 0109-1205-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Purple / 2XL 933898 0109-1205-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/White / XS 933899 0109-1206-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/White / SM 933900 0109-1206-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/White / MD 933901 0109-1206-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/White / LG 933902 0109-1206-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/White / XL 933903 0109-1206-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Silver/White / 2XL 933904 0109-1206-08 Out of Stock