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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

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 within 24 hours
Matte Black/White/Red / SM 942725 0109-1605-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
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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


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Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Black Ant Helmet 4.8 5 570 570
Upgraded from a previous generation Great Helmet. Upgraded from an older generation of this helmet and love the features. November 25, 2015
Great helmet - helped me survive a crash First time I'd bought a Shoei and now it certainly won't be the last. It helped me survive an accident with very little issues on my head. Had no neck problems, a sore jaw for a couple of days, and a light concussion. It would've been a whole lot worse if I were wearing a lower grade helmet like I used to have. Rode a little over 14k miles with this and loved this helmet. Removable padding so you can clean it, spots for speakers for a bluetooth headset, and very comfortable, especially after you break it in. November 25, 2015
Quiet, high quality helmet Purchased primarily for my wife who is new to motorcycling. She does not like wind noise and this helmet is very quiet. I like the styling, color quality (metallic silver) and safety rating. November 23, 2015
Love this helmet I ride mostly sport touring on a BMW R1200RT and wear a Shoei Neotec, but I also have a K1200S and the Neotec just wasn't cutting it on that bike. Bought the RF1200 and it was just what I needed for more sporty riding. Initially I wanted a lighter helmet than the RF1200, but that meant spending pretty big bucks. I was surprised though when I put on this helmet; it is balanced so well that it feels lighter than it is, and it isn't a real heavy helmet to begin with. Great field of view and air flow. November 23, 2015
Bought a second helmet after the first saved a life! Over a year ago, I bought this helmet for my boyfriend for his birthday. We went on vacation and only a couple of days of wearing the helmet, the day after his birthday, he crashed. His helmet left a 20'-30' white streak in the pavement. The helmet didn't crack and it took a good hit. The forks on his 1000rr had an issue and he lost control going through a turn, the bike went into the woods through the trees and he bounced off of the guard rail and slid down the road. The helmet saved his life. This was his first real accident in his 10 years of riding and I thank God he had this helmet. The paramedics were surprised he was up walking around when they arrived. Road rash from his jacket riding up while sliding and a broken ankle because he wasn't wearing boots. It was an awful crash. He was so upset that his new helmet was ruined, but glad it saved his life. So, this year for his birthday, I bought him another red, white, and blue RF-1200 dominance helmet to replace his other one. He REALLY loved his helmet, so obviously I had to get the same exact one. No one could believe I spent so much on another helmet only a year later, but when you love someone and you think about where you would be without them, then the price tag seems so miniscule. The paramedic at the accident told him he owed me a ring, but I think he made sure to "forget" that part. ;) No ladies, this helmet won't help you get a ring even if it does it's job! He answered the questions above for this review and raves about it to everyone he talks to. "I never get really hot in this helmet, there's no noise on the highway, it doesn't shake like my previous helmet (not shoei), and it fits perfectly. Oh, and it saved my life last time by taking a brutal fall and sliding for a 'few' feet!" Now we both have Shoei helmets! November 16, 2015
Very good helmet I have been wearing Scorpion for the last 5 years and I thought they were pretty good. Then I tried this Shoei. It's another class. It feels like I am not wearing a helmet. The pinlock works like a charm. No fogging whatsoever. It felt a bit snug but after only 3 rides it already starts to feel better. It's as quiet as the scorpion. I cannot rate durability but it looks well made (that's why the rsting given). Plus it has 5 years warranty. I would highly recommend. Worth every penny and then some November 16, 2015
Great Helmet for the Money. I searched for hours on finding a helmet that would fit me right. I did think this helmet would be a little less loud than it is but the airflow is second to none. Cleaning is a breeze and the fit was just right. Give it to Shoei for crafting an awesome lid protector! November 16, 2015
Great helmet - Stylish and Quiet I have always had Shoei helmets as I love the quality, features, and looks. I had to buy a new helmet as I crashed on the race track and had to replace my old Shoei. I cannot say enough about Shoei's helmet check service as they are quick to scan the helmet and get it back to you after a crash. The first time it happened they checked it and everything was okay so it did not have to be replaced, however that was not the case with the latest one. Each time my head was well protected so it was no doubt that I was going to go with a Shoei again. The only issue I had with fit was the cheek pads were too tight. I bought the thinner cheek pads and made the fit perfect all the way around. This helmet replaced my old RF-1100 and really enjoy how much quieter this helmet is as I use it for both track and commuting purposes. It also has much better air flow so overall I am happy with this upgrade. I also use a communicator on my helmet and was able to install with little trouble. The chin bar is closer than the RF-1100 so the mic is so close that if you move your mouth around you may rub up against it. It is not a big deal, but something to be aware of. November 16, 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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A shopper asked: Good afternoon, can you tell me if the sena 20s speakers fit in the helmets speaker cut outs?

Darren Bryans
Oct 21, 2015
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Stephen H: They fit perfect... In fact it's as if the helmet was made for them... Was easy to install and works great... As far as I'm concerned this is the best helmet on the market... Oct 21, 2015
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John H: I wished I could tell you one way or the other but I don't know. I usually just use ear buds under my helmet. Oct 21, 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 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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