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Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Black Ant Helmet
  • Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Black Ant Helmet - Matte Black/White/Red
  • Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Black Ant Helmet - Matte Black/White/Red
  • Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Black Ant Helmet - Matte Black/White/Red
  • Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Black Ant Helmet - Matte Black/White/Red

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Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Black Ant Helmet

Celebrate the youngest MotoGP rookie-champion since Kenny Roberts with the Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Black Ant Helmet. Rock it like Marc.

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.

Please Note: Wearing the Shoei RF-1200 Maquez Black Ant Helmet does not guarantee pole position performance on the track.

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

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Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Black Ant Helmet 4.8 5 547 547
A+ with the included lens This is an excellent helmet. It fits comfortably and securely. The included Pinlock Lens is what takes it into the realm of awesome. I haven't had problems with the shield fogging up since I installed the extra lens pane. It's great to be able to keep your head warm and not have to worry about fog. October 6, 2015
Slick design This helmet is attractive and has a decent amount of features. I've got a lot of complements. The pinlock is an okay feature, not totally necessary for around town riding. Sunglasses and glasses fit nicely. The cheekpads are a little tight at first but wore in after a while. I tried a medium on and it was way too tight so I got the large and it fits perfectly. I'm usually a medium so I would suggest getting a size up from your normal. It fits fairly snug all around and even comes with a chin windscreen to keep air and some noise out. The visor can be adjusted to stay in place in any position which is very nice. I wish the back vents were a little more obvious when opened or closed. There's a lot of similar helmets out there for cheaper but it's all the little things on this one that made it worth the money. October 2, 2015
Beautiful and comfortable! I purchased this helmet for ATV riding, so my ratings are probably different than someone who's using it for the street. This helmet is light weight, comfortable and stylish! It is quiet and we use our Sena radios while riding without issue. It can tend to fog up a little at slow speeds - it was clearly built for speed! I wanted a comfortable lightweight helmet for ATV riding, and if I could change one thing it would be to get a bit more air flow through at lower speeds (trail riding). It wasn't cheap, but it was worth the price for me. October 1, 2015
Needle in a haystack. I can't leave a review for this product without first acknowledging the incredible support and customer service I received from Ethan and Jon @ RZ. I'm a new rider and first time helmet buyer, and they answered all of my questions, looked at photos of my head shape, and provided valuable input in the decision making process. I was considering a few helmets (Bell Star, Arai Signet-Q, among others) before choosing this RF-1200, and though it is still less than a month old - I have no regrets. But, I was overwhelmed at first with how many choices there were... I ordered the SM and MD because my head size is 56cm Intermediate Oval, and that puts me right in the middle of the two sizes. Out of the box, the MD was much more comfortable. But after watching several videos, reading many sizing guides, and asking a ton of questions, I realized that the SM was a better (read: safer) fit. My skin moved with the helmet when I moved it, I couldn't touch the chin bar to my chin, I couldn't slide the helmet off, etc. After a few days, the firmness of the liner and cheek pads has given a little, and the fit is comfortably snug. My ratings above may be skewed since I have no comparison, but here's my logic: BANG - Shoei is a top quality brand, and this is one of their top helmets. The quality and features are commensurate with helmets from other brands that go for hundreds more. STYLE - sporty without being aggressively race oriented and classic without looking like a bubble head. COMFORT - answered that above. It IS snug at first, but it is incredibly comfortable once the interior starts to break in a bit. PROTECTION - hopefully I never have to experience this firsthand, but again, everything I heard and read suggests it's top notch, SNELL 2015 and DOT-certified too. AIRFLOW - seems decent, but I haven't been on too many rides at speed yet. There are plenty of accessible vents though. FEATURES - I like the idea of the emergency cheekpad release system, but again, I hope I never have to use it. NOISE LEVEL - This is my first helmet and my first bike. I'm used to riding road cycles and hitting the drops at 40mph is loud. I have no benchmark, but the Shoei definitely makes it quieter than wearing nothing! September 29, 2015
This helmet is perfect, for me at least. Before purchasing this helmet, I was riding with a generic brand helmet, GMax. There are no comparisons here. I have the Hi-Viz red helmet. All my friends spot me via the helmet, I'm hoping all the other drivers on the road do as well ('tis why I bought it). It also fits perfectly. I don't have anything negative to say about the helmet. Great air flow, fits perfect, very wide view, looks awesome and can be easily spotted. Was a great purchase. Haven't rode on the interstate with it yet, just use it for commuting at the moment. September 29, 2015
Good Helmet!! Love it This is my first helmet. My head is round, but with flat forehead, so it is not too tight for my forehead. But it is tight on my cheek.(Like I have to stretch my interior cheek muscle slightly against the pad, so I don't bite it with my teeth) It is easy to put on my glass, and the noise level is quiet (I have a loud motorcycle, because pre-owner had a shorty pipe on) I strongly recommend it. September 28, 2015
Phantasm graphics are awesome This helmet fits very comfortably. Air flow is not that noticeable but does work. Air flow might be different for me because of +100*F temps. With all vents open this helmet is somewhat noisy. No worse then any other helmet I have owned. Not sure if something like a Sena bluetooth would have good sound with the wind noise. I wear ear plugs so does this really matter? Field of view is really good. I like the thick shield and the mechanism is solid. I have the Phantasm graphic and it looks really trick. Great helmet besides the wind noise but with ear plugs no problems. September 27, 2015
I love Shoei Coming from an year old RF-1000, this is a great successor. I expected nothing less from this manufacturer. Although, have ONLY tried my brother's Bell helmet for the cheaper alternatives, I will never stray away from a Shoei. The RF-1200 is definitely quieter than my older 1000, but that may be because the padding isn't as tight anymore (gigiddy). Airflow is great if not better. I'm waiting for it to get colder to test out the pinlock system. The older RF-1000 was very good at defogging when moving and I suspect this new helmet will do the same since I can feel the airflow from having the lower front very open as opposed to being closed. September 27, 2015
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Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Black Ant Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Arman A: Great fit feels great. And Marquez is a beast. Build quality +++ Sep 29, 2015
zachari b: I chose this helmet because of the design on it and the fact that id not seen anyone with it May 13, 2015
Robert C: My wife is a Marquez fangirl, and she's gonna s**t bricks when she sees this next to her Repsol. May 4, 2015
Francis R: "Again: Quality, quality, quality. Second is fit (me). And, thirdly, looks. Awww-yeah!, one more time!" Mar 30, 2015
WESTON G: Love the design and had tried on a Shoe before which fit me well Mar 21, 2015
Osmund Sushanth D: Have a few lids in my collection - Dani Pedrosa Arai; Norick Abe Shoei; Maverick Airoh; Capirossi Suomy, wanted this for my collection. I was extremely happy with the lid when it arrived. Feb 8, 2015
William S: I really wanted a matte finished helmet with awesome graphics, and this is exactly what I was looking for Feb 6, 2015
Scott F: Currently using an RF-1000 and its time for a new Shoei helmet and liked the RF-1200 and the graphics on the Marquez Black Ant. Jul 21, 2014
Leonard P: I needed a new helmet after a fender bender wearing my Arai RX-Q. I've been a Marquez fan since Moto2 and I wanted to try Arai's competitor. Jul 4, 2014
Bradley F: I bought this helmet, because it looks awesome, it will look great with my 2012 red cbr 1000, it might help me get a gorgeous girl to ride with me...maybe marry me. Never the less, it covers my ugly mug. Haha! Jun 30, 2014
shane c: because its awesome! and revzilla beats any local businesses!! Apr 17, 2014
Jairo M: Purchased this item because of how popular and well received the RF 1100 was and how the RF 1200, its successor, is better. Between that and the styling, fit and it's ability to customize the fit with different pad, felt this was the helmet for me. Apr 16, 2014
O R: I love the design and the uniqueness of it. Something you don't see around everyday. Gotta love the race numbers and how large they are plastered on the sides! Above all it's a SHOEI! Mar 19, 2014
Charles J V asked: Does this helmet have speaker cut outs?
Jul 20, 2015
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Chalmer B: Yes it does, but I haven't used them yet, so don't know what'll fit..... Sep 7, 2015
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Chitrang A asked: This question is to Revzilla,
I bought this helmet recently after trying M versus L size on the same helmet at another store and my size is L.
Initially the week it was nice but now this helmet started to give me constant headache on my forehead as soon as I take it off.
Can you please help me out on this because this is an expensive helmet and cannot afford to ride with headaches? Thanks.
Jun 3, 2015
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Mike R: Hi,
I would get the large one. I like the medium one coz that fits my head well enough. Now it is slightly a lil tight on the medium size.. If your looking to be in the middle you might wanna look into AGV helmets coz they have ML(medium large). Hope that helps! Thanks!
Jun 3, 2015
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Chitrang A: Thanks Mike. I have the large one and trying to adjust into that. I think any smaller than that is not going to work for me. thanks again. Jun 3, 2015
domingo o: Hey try adjusting your straps, also try removing some of the padding inside the helmet or just rearranging the padding to your comfort. If that fails the maybe check to see if you can find different padding for the lid online. Hope this helps Jun 3, 2015
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Robert V: I had a similar issue. To correct this, I had to purchase the reduced size (over stock) cheek pads and head liner. This gave me just enough room and the helmet was comfortable. Jun 3, 2015
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Chitrang A: Thanks Robert. I'm trying with Shoei to get me a reduced size.
Did you mean Head liner by center pads or head liner for heat out?
After you installed reduced size pads did you have little room in your helmet and did it move a bit on higher speed while doing head check?
I really appreciate your help. Jun 3, 2015
Chitrang A: Thanks Domingo for your input. I will get smaller pads and see how they fit. Jun 3, 2015
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Alexander A asked: I recently purchased this helmet and planning on mounting my 3M Helmet mount for my HD Ghost-S Drift Camera and down the road i decide to take it off (with proper procedure - heat gun or hair blower) will it peel the matte finish off the helmet? thank you Jun 17, 2015
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Aaron B: I would contact shoei and ask them. U could possibly look up what kind of finish they use and google how heat effects it. Jun 17, 2015
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clint k: I don't have anything like that on my helmet . But in my opinion I would say yes that you could damage this helmet Jun 17, 2015
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clint k: Yes I think it would damage the helmet Jun 17, 2015
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Roshan P asked: Hi guys,
I just want to know: has anyone has experienced problems with paint peeling off this helmet? I love the graphic and i really want to buy it, but i wanna know if the paint peels easy and is very delicate.
Nov 22, 2014
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GABRIEL G: I could tell you this, I bought a new sport bike in July and also bought this helmet.rain,wind cold ,speed and what ever Mother Nature threw at me has not done any harm to my helmet. It still looks like it just came out of the box but like anything else you have to take care of you're equipment.imput 1900 miles on my bike with this helmet and I'm still riding here in NYC. Nov 22, 2014
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Roshan P: Thanks Gabriel, that really helps :) Nov 22, 2014
Mamdouh S: Where did you hear that ? I can't even imagine that happening. The paint is so embeded into the surface of the helmet that you would think it was molded from these colors .. No seems or separation between the colors.. Just what you would expect from a top quality Japanese product Nov 22, 2014
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Roshan P: Thanks for taking the time to answer the question Mamdouh, ?? I really appreciate it Nov 25, 2014
A shopper asked: I have GT Air helmet size L, in this model the fit is equal to or is a bit tighter, knowing that I can buy the same size or the Air GT or more size? Oct 28, 2014
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michael a: If u got the large size get the same me the fit on your head once u put it on it feels so perfect. Oct 31, 2014
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A shopper asked: I really like the helmet. Marquez is a great rider. my question is what face shield for this helmet, i want to get a smoke shield,
whats the part #?
Apr 12, 2014
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A s: You can certainly get a smoked shield, but if you wait a little while, you'll be able to purchase a photochromic shield for this helmet. It is rumored to be available this summer. May 1, 2014
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Nafisah C asked: Is this helmet matte or flat black ? Mar 24, 2014
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Chris O: matte and flat share the same characteristics. with that said, color scheme says matte black.. Mar 26, 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
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Matte Black/White/Red / XS 942724 0109-1605-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black/White/Red / SM 942725 0109-1605-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black/White/Red / MD 942726 0109-1605-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black/White/Red / LG 942727 0109-1605-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black/White/Red / XL 942728 0109-1605-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black/White/Red / 2XL 942729 0109-1605-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours