Shoei X-12 Helmet - Solid
Its no x11, but its pretty good
Good solid fit, and light.
Had it for a year now and cant get over the fact that It whistles like a banshee no matter what I do.
Required smaller cheek pads out of the box as well.
Maybe the x11 spoiled me, no whistling and fit perfect with stock pads.
August 31, 2014
Pretty much perfect!!!
I bought a shoei x12 because i wanted the best track helmet money could buy and im positive i got it. I take a size L and its a snug, firm fit without being over tight, and the linings are super comfortable. The field of vision is amazing, i can see pretty much everything that i can see without a helmet on.
The weight is also really good, not too heavy but not light either which i think is a testament to the quality and durability. I also was told by the lads where i bought it that Shoei wind tunnel test them to 300kmh. The x12 is a little bit louder than my GT-Air as far as wind noise goes, but in my opinion thats a part of the thrill of going fast is hearing that wind screaming by your head. The ventilation is also pretty good, not as good as some but it will still keep your head at a good temp and your visor fog free.
I was a little bit spooked by the price tag at first, but after using one i believe they are worth every cent, every time i ride im completely confident my head has the best of the best protection on the market.
Overall I honestly can't speak highly enough about the x12. If you have the coin, get one....
August 13, 2014
Nice and cool.
I only bought it because I had the money and it was so cool looking. Revzilla didn't have my model so I'm writing this review under the solid model. I've only had Shoe helmets so I don't know any better. I owned the RF-1100 as my first helmet. They didn't have one in stock so I bought the X-12. I thought there was something wrong with it at first because it is so noisy. It sucks because I can hardly hear my iPod over all of the noise. In Albuquerque it's all about air flow. I always recommend shoe. They feel good. They look good.
July 22, 2014
I got this helmet at a great price under clearance
This is one of the best helmet I've ever owned. I got a MEDIUM size. The helmet is a bit loose on the forehead. It tilts down when I'm in a full tuck position. I think i need to get a Small inferior. Overall, I'm extremely happy with it.
July 8, 2014
got the helmet yesterday and hit the roads this morning after mounting a spectra mirrored shield. Love the air flow! Slightly more wind noise than my GT Air
June 14, 2014
Love this helmet. Fits perfect in all aspects and who doesn't love the American paint job. Winner!
May 27, 2014
NOT TO IMPRESSED
Well here is the deal, i think shoei had it right with the X11 helmet, this helmet weighs more and is louder imo. I have owned both so i believe i would be able to tell, if i had to do over might have bought Arai or Icon. Just was not to impressed, maybe im hard to please...
April 1, 2014
I drove 2hrs to get to revzilla simply bc I wanted to make sure I got the best helmet for my shape and size. and with there selection I was able to try on every one in my shape and size. And for me it was the x-12. No other helmet could compare to the perfect shape and fit of this helmet. The x-12 is pricey but for very good reason. The very way that this helmet encompasses my head with its internal shape and size, for me, is unparalleled to any other. the material of the inner liner is phenomenal. I was advised to start wearing ear plugs and it makes a world of difference. I cant imagine ever riding with out them. I forgot to put them in one day and pulled over immediately to put them in so I honestly cant say for sure if the helmet is loud or not bc I love wearing ear plugs. DOT SNELL approved great look fit and feel. An awesome helmet. a must buy if its in your price range.
March 30, 2014