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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 4.9 5 19 19
Great product and even better service! After an exhausting week of poor customer service this month, it was wonderful to deal with a company that actually cares. The people at revzilla are patient and thorough. They actually talked me out of expedited shipping because the warehouse was so close that 2 day shipping would not be necessary. And as promised the helmet showed up on time. Honestly, if you shop online, this company is the only way to do it. Thanx Revzilla! May 5, 2015
Shoei hit a homer with this one Where do I begin? This helmet looks sharp, is dead quiet, flows air well, has passed just about every safety test there is, and fits my oddly-shaped dome like it was made for me. The fit and finish is exceptional, as you should expect with Shoei. It's quiet, especially with the chin curtain put in. The lining comes out, so you can wash it when it gets funky. It's lightweight, aerodynamic, and you almost forget you're wearing it with the wide field of vision. I love the Marquez graphic, it looks sharp in the flat black. Even nit-picking, I can't find anything I would change. Shoei, well done. You have created the helmet every other helmet dreams of being when it grows up. April 23, 2015
Helmet is comfy and has adequate air flow. Was got me hooked on this brand is my first purchase of the old rf-1000 back in 2002. That helmet was impressively designed for comfort and style. Now, this rf-1200 turns it up a notch ten-folds! Light, easy on the head, and most of all, stylish! Terrific! April 13, 2015
love it I brought one from my local store for the same price. I LOVE IT. It looks and feels amazing. I have had a rf1100 and rf1200 and I crashed in my rf1200 (solid Black) and it did what it was supposed to. I love Shoei Helmets April 7, 2015
EXCELLENT Helmet performs amazingly on the roads, especially at high speed. The rubbery finish is definitley a plus. i would say my only gripe would be that even though it fit well at times it felt kinda bulky but once you start gelling with it its a blast. Ride safe and enjoy February 10, 2015
My End All/Be All Helmet When I first got into riding, I never envisioned myself dropping this much on any piece of gear. Then again, how much is your head worth? The first thing that I noticed right out of the box was the finish. It evokes a feeling that it is a piece of art. Every graphic is perfectly aligned and the matte looks incredible. I'd imagine it catches a lot of attention with the black ant graphic (reminiscent of the spiderman symbiote). RF-1200s come in multiple shell sizes so this helmet was significantly narrower, lighter, and not nearly as cumbersome as the BELL it replaced which relied on different sized cheek pads for a good fit. Initially, I had a bit of difficulty sliding it on my head but after 2 months I can without a doubt say that it feels molded to my head and as if it was made specifically for me. When riding, it physically feels like it's an extension of you. The soft cheek pads wick away sweat extremely well, vents do an exceptional job of flowing in fresh air (in temperatures upwards of 90F), and in the grand scheme of things it is incredibly quiet with all of the vents open or shut. Your mileage with wind noise may vary as I wear foam earplugs (you should too as hearing loss from wind noise is very real). Every vent is easily accessible and has its own unique tactile feel. My previous helmet's controls sloppily loosened after a months' use but these still feel solid and I imagine they will after 5 years. The pinlock insert that comes with it has 100% eliminated fogging in every situation I've been in. I don't want a helmet without one now. Installation is literally a snap(I suggest watching Anthony's video about them). Speaking of snappy, the visor release mechanism has a small learning curve to it but is completely tool less which makes removal for cleaning or swapping a breeze. There are a number of different face shields to choose from. I personally run a chrome finished visor. The baseplate that attaches it is fully adjustable to make changes to the tightness of the seal between the visor and helmet. I'm still experimenting with this as I have a slight whistle that occurs at speeds over 60MPH and only when I turn my head to the right. Lastly, I think it's worth mentioning the upkeep of the matte finish as this may be a deterrent to some. I'm careful not to touch it when my hands are oily as it will stain the finish. The best way to care for the helmet is by using a spray bottle containing lukewarm water, a microfiber cloth, and a plain wet paper towel. I liberally spray the helmet down with the water and wipe right behind it with the wet towel. I let it sit for a minute or two and come right behind it with my cloth. If you let dead bugs sit too long, THEY WILL STAIN the white areas of the helmet. In summary, I think it's fairly clear that I love this helmet. I'd stockpile several of these if I had the space and could afford to. I see no reason not to buy this over similarly priced helmets with personal tastes in graphics withstanding. October 21, 2014
This Product Rocks! Fit is excellent,style and quality 5 star! Shoei makes great Helmets.And the videos at Revzilla made it an easy choice! September 8, 2014
Best so far. I love this helmet not only the art but also the protection and venting features. It does come with chin cover and extra tint film to apply to the clear shield. I often get compliments when I pull it out of the bag. July 14, 2014
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Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Black Ant Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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
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 thing.trust 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
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Matte Black/White/Red / XS 942724 0109-1605-03 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black/White/Red / SM 942725 0109-1605-04 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black/White/Red / MD 942726 0109-1605-05 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black/White/Red / LG 942727 0109-1605-06 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black/White/Red / XL 942728 0109-1605-07 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black/White/Red / 2XL 942729 0109-1605-08 In Stock: Ships next business day