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Shoei RF-1200 Mystify Helmet
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Shoei RF-1200 Mystify Helmet

It’s not a mystery as to why the Shoei RF 1200 Mystify helmet shines. 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, the RF-1200 Mystify and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States

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Shoei RF-1200 Mystify 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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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
oscar r: shoei quality, reviews, i like the way it looks Aug 24, 2015
John G: DOT and Snell approved, great air-flow, and slightly narrow head fit Aug 2, 2015
Michael L: top quality for a good price. cool design Jul 8, 2015
Billy C: I wanted to upgrade into a premium helmet. Jun 27, 2015
Steve S: Friend has one and I was able to try it out. Much quieter and lighter than my Arai Profile and more comfortable on my long oval head May 25, 2015
A S: I chose this helmet because of how it looks. I love the color red and black. I like Kamen Rider (japanese live action hero show) and this helmet makes me look like one(my favorite ones use this brand of helmet). I viewed the video for this one and it's exactly what I'm looking for sine I am getting a Ninja Apr 28, 2015
Tim S: I needed to upgrade my HJC and I tried the RF-1200 at the store and it seemed to fit. Has good reviews so I thought I might try this instead of the Arai or Scorpion Exo Apr 13, 2015
James M: wear this helmet every day!! Apr 5, 2015
Michael F: Fits my head perfectly! Mar 20, 2015
G A: I read great reviews and really like the style. Mar 17, 2015
Josh W: I currently have a RF-1100 Feb 14, 2015
Thomas K: 1) Shoei brand 2) RF-1200/1100 reputation 3) matches my new motegi leathers :-) Jan 29, 2015
Scott V: I've been wearing Shoei RF series for 15 years and have always liked their fit, ventilation, minimum wind noise and comfort on long trips. This will be my 3rd RF, liked the style and thought I would step up from the solid colors I usually buy. Jan 5, 2015
david b: It caught my eye; the colors match my bike when I saw it at the local shop so, I tried it on and it fit perfectly. Very happy w/ it 7 months later. . Dec 18, 2014
Michael J: had a shoei gt air, cracked it, had to get another shoei, heard a lot of good things about the RF1200 Dec 14, 2014
Dave S: Why did I choose this item? Are you kidding? This Intergalactic shield protects my melon from Quantum Foam/Schrodinger's Cat occurrences. I also love the color sue me, or...not....ha! Jul 11, 2014
J O: the style light wieght airdinamics Jun 14, 2014
Davide G: I love the design and safety features of this helmet. The reviews on this product have been very positive. Jun 9, 2014
Gerral S: What can you not say about shoei. Lighter and smaller than my rf1100. Looks awesome too. Love it. Apr 26, 2014
Richard B: I wanted a good, higher end, helmet that will last. Apr 5, 2014
Miro C: Your helmet is a very important part of your ride. A good, safe, and enjoyable helmet transfers your ride into a better one. And Shoei is the brand which knows how to make a really good helmet. Mar 1, 2014
Ralph P: After talking to one of your staff members she was very helpful in my pick of helmet. Feb 26, 2014
Aaron V: shoei quality. upgrade from crashed rf-1100 Oct 22, 2013
Parker F asked: The size chart shows only for the Shoei RF-1100, not the 1200. Are the shell sizes identical as the 1100? In short does a size small helmet get a size medium shell? Nov 30, 2013
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Jamie S: I don't know about the RF-1100 sizes and how they changed for the RF-1200. I did find this chart on Web Bike Worlds web site. Very good unbiased reviews. I read those then buy from Revzilla.

The RF-1200 shell sizes...
Head Size Uses this Shell Size
I know for a fact the RF-1200 runs a little small. Based on my head measurement I should be a XL but it was too small. XXL fits me fine.

Hope this helps.
Dec 1, 2013
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A shopper asked: The Shoei RF-1100 specifications indicate five (5) shell sizes and the Revzilla table indicates six shell sizes, with helmet size - shell size as follows: xxs-xs, xs-xs, s-m, m-m, l-l, xl-xl, 2xl-2xl and 3xl-2xl. The Shoei RF-1200 specifications indicate four (4) shell sizes but Revzilla only includes the old table. What helmet sizes go with what shell sizes for the Shoei RF-1200, and, specifically, what is the shell size for an XL helmet size (hopefully the XL helmet size continues to have its own XL shell size as opposed to using the same shell as the 2XL)? May 2, 2014
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Brandon R asked: Is the Shoei RF-1200 good for glasses wearers? Mar 30, 2015
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Mark L: That depends on the type of glasses. There is a channel in the pads that allows the arms of the glasses to settle into. I almost always wear sunglasses with the helmet, but some styles are more comfortable than others as the pads can put extra pressure on the glasses if they are too large. Mar 30, 2015
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George D: Perfect No. Acceptable Yes. I wear bifocals and progressives and have no issues with the helmet. I do need to adjust the glasses after the helmet is on however. Awesome helmet,I love it. Mar 30, 2015
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Randall H: I wear sunglasses with reading lenses with my RF1200. Works just fine and is comfortable. There is adequate room around the temples and the earpieces of the glasses do not cause pressure spots. I also have a wireless communicator installed in mine, and the speakers do not cause any discomfort with glasses. It's a great helmet. Mar 30, 2015
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Kyler H: It makes my glasses sit a little high on my face. But you wont know until you try it on with the glasses. Try going to a shop and test fitting Mar 30, 2015
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Marlene M: I tried wearing a sunglass and the fit along the sides wasn't there plus the glasses got in the way of the faceshield. Mar 30, 2015
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Shun Tin T: For me yes, it fits with no problem at all. Mar 30, 2015
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A shopper asked: I wear size M[edium] in a Shoei Neotec. When I tried the RF1200, i could barely get my head in it and found size L[arge] to be the right size for me in this model. Has anyone had similar experience with different model sizing? aka. Does the RF1200 run a size small? Thanks in advance :) May 11, 2014
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Marty B: I found it to be very consistent with mediums. I couldn't wear older Shoei's becaus I have a elongated head. I found that both the Arai and the the Shoei to be close. I chose the Shoei because it's smaller and quieter
I really like it and as I said the medium was spot on, at least for me
Hopefully that helps.
May 11, 2014
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MARK S: I was replacing an RF1100 size large with a new RF1200 size large. I found it either runs smaller or less oval than the 1100. I returned it and exploring other options. May 11, 2014
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Fred M: I wore a large in my old RF900, when I tried a large in the RF1200 my head barely fit. XL fits perfectly. May 12, 2014
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Trevon B: I wore a small in the rf-1100 and rf-1200 fits the same. May 11, 2014
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Dw R asked: Hey I own a shoei gt air, is size small. Will this Helmet fit the same size small ? Oct 4, 2015
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Robert A: The RF1200 is the only helmet I own, so I can say if it will fit the same as what you currently have. But since you're current helmet is also a Shoei, I would imagine it will fit very similar. My helmet is also a small, and it fit a little tight around the head, so I ordered the thinner foam liner and it fits perfect now! They also sell thinner cheek foam liner, so I'm sure you'll be able to get exactly what you're looking. Great helmet, by the way, never ever fogs up and is comfortable to wear all day long. Oct 4, 2015
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Paul C: It should fit the same. If not then you can always just swap out the cheek pads to the medium or large size. Oct 4, 2015
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David A: yes! I had to buy smaller cheek pads, overall 5 star helemt Oct 5, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hey I own a shoei gt air, size small. Will the size small fit for this as well? Oct 4, 2015
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Rob R: Gt air and RF1200 are different shells all together!! but following there size guide will get you real close to proper fitment!! Plus RZ Is great to deal with they'll help with selecting the size for you as well!! I really like my RF1200 best helmet I've ever owned !!!!!!! Oct 4, 2015
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Randall H: My wife wears small in several previous Shoeis and this helmet in small fit perfect. Oct 4, 2015
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Marty B: Children Oct 4, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does all RF-1200 models comes with reflective coating line? Feb 6, 2014
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Parker F: If I recall correctly after watching all the product video's by Anthony on the RF1200 I'm pretty sure all of them had some sort of reflective striping on them to some degree. Some were more subtle, and others had a more pronounced stripe that reflects. What was interesting was the way Shoei incorporated the reflective material into the design without it being noticeable until light was shinned on it. Feb 6, 2014
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Kyler H: Watch the review video. Yes it does Feb 6, 2014
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet have a matte option? Positive on the RF1200, but deciding between the style of this and the beacon. Apr 15, 2015
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balaji r: I have a red and black and it's awesome. I am not aware of a matte but I bought this s year ago and haven't checked since. It looks very modern. I did not consider matte since scratches show badly. Apr 15, 2015
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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
Black/Silver / XS 933887 0109-1105-03 Out of Stock
Black/Silver / SM 933888 0109-1105-04 Out of Stock
Black/Silver / MD 933889 0109-1105-05 Out of Stock
Black/Silver / LG 933890 0109-1105-06 Out of Stock
Black/Silver / XL 933891 0109-1105-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Silver / 2XL 933892 0109-1105-08 Out of Stock
Black/Red / XS 933875 0109-1101-03 Out of Stock
Black/Red / SM 933876 0109-1101-04 Out of Stock
Black/Red / MD 933877 0109-1101-05 Out of Stock
Black/Red / LG 933878 0109-1101-06 Out of Stock
Black/Red / XL 933879 0109-1101-07 Out of Stock
Black/Red / 2XL 933880 0109-1101-08 Out of Stock
White/Red/Green / XS 933881 0109-1104-03 Out of Stock
White/Red/Green / SM 933882 0109-1104-04 Out of Stock
White/Red/Green / MD 933883 0109-1104-05 Out of Stock
White/Red/Green / LG 933884 0109-1104-06 Out of Stock
White/Red/Green / XL 933885 0109-1104-07 Out of Stock
White/Red/Green / 2XL 933886 0109-1104-08 Out of Stock