Shoei X-12 Helmet - Solid
After about 20k miles, this helmet has been great. I just replaced the pads and visor for the first time. It fits great, the visor mechanism is terrific. the only thing I would change is it should have come with the pin lock vision and insert from Shoei especially with the price.
January 27, 2014
The best of the best
I know it's cliche to say something like that about Shoei, but there is a reason why you see so many of them riding around. When the only nitpicky complaint I can possibly come up with is that there are like a billion vents and vent toggles on this thing, you KNOW it's a great helmet. Super comfortable, decently quiet, RIDICULOUS airflow, super stable even during headchecks, and it is the pinnacle of the phrase, "compliment getter!"
February 7, 2014
Great visibility and light weight but slightly loud
Great visibility better than my corsair V
and light weight as well can barely feel it after long ride.
Bad point is it is loud and whistles on road riding at high speed.
Also visor fogs up a lot much more so than my Arai corsair V.
Also fit is large in both but shoei is slightly tighter on cheek pads and forehead .
Looks amazing especially with the high viz and it's a real head turner
Love this helmet
February 3, 2014
Very awesome, but might have gone for the RF-1200
This thing is a huge improvement over my AGV helmet. It looks amazing too, man is it cool. The cheek pads fit firmly so my head is squeezed in all the right places. I feel VERY safe in the helmet. It is not as quiet as I had hoped. It whistles in the wind. The vents are small, and I cant tell if they are open or closed. When they are all closed I still have a breeze on my eyes which can be annoying. One other complaint is I bought this in 2014 and it has the 2008 sticker inside it. I am sure there have been some design improvements since 2008, so I should have got a RF-1200 so I know I am getting the newest design.
January 22, 2014
Great Track Helmet
This helmet excels at the track. The air flow is immense whenever you are at speed. On the street however, you don't notice the airflow as much when you aren't in a full tuck, but flow is still pretty good. The fit was true to size and very comfortable. The construction on the helmet is top notch, light and well worth the asking price. Would have been nice to include a pinlock shield, especially this is there flagship helmet, but not really needed. Oh, and this helmet is crazy sexy. Major compliment-getter.
November 30, 2013
Money well spent!
What can I say that has already been said about this helmet? This helmet is nothing short if awesome!! Everything you read in the reviews is correct and the new style latching system of the face shield creates a perfect seal so no water leaks in the visor when it rains!
November 11, 2013
I've recently had a scorpion 1100 and this was a major upgrade for me. it is like wearing earplugs in comparison with the noise level and it is unbelievably comfortable. Also another major feature is the increased peripheral vision and it handles way better at higher speeds.
October 31, 2013
Very good combination of features
Having tried many helmets on this is by far the most comfortable. Little tight in the cheek areas but will probably loosen up with more use. The ventilation is amazing you can really feel the air flow over the top of your head at even moderate speeds. This helmet is also extremely light with a very wide viewing area. Little high in the price but a very good value for the features.
October 28, 2013