Shoei RJ Platinum-R Helmet
I want the best helmet for my money. Read a lot about shoei quality. It is a very nice helmet, well finished, and true to size. I used the size chart provided, and it fit perfectly. It is also the lightest helmet I have ever purchased. The only con is the visor. It has a very bad tendency to lift the helmet, at speeds over 50 mph. I purchased this helmet because my full face helmets are hot in this 95 degree weather in Virginia. The three quarter design helped with that, and visibility is very good. I will try the helmet today, without the visor. As well made as the helmet is, I will definitely buy another, but in a different style. As always, Revzilla delivered promptly. Great service!
August 23, 2016
Great cruiser helmet for hot weather.
I have a Shoei GT Air, but found it too hot for Florida summers. I needed something with great protection and air flow. This helmet met all of my expectations and the air flow was so good it surprised me. I rode for hours in 95 degree heat, and didn't sweat in the helmet. That's a big deal for us here in Florida. Very comfortable - like all Shoei helmets - with great protection. I highly recommend this helmet.
August 4, 2016
Does what i wanted
I started in the late 60's with a 3/4 helmet but went to a 1/2 shell in the mid 70's. This is the first 3/4 helmet since then. I am getting a little more safety oriented these days. Tried a full face and just did not like so i went with the Shoei 3/4 and glad i did, the helmet fits very well is nicely padded and gives me the feeling of safety over the 1/2 shell. It does flow air you can fell it over your head. You will sweat in 95% temps that's for sure if you are in traffic but on the open road it works very well. I also like that it cut down on the noise level but not so much that i can't hear the stereo. i would recommend this helmet.
August 3, 2016
real good helmet
went from A Bell with built in sena to the Shoei. got the mounting bracket to put the sena to the Shoei. Volume increased greatly. Had problems hearing with the Bell. xxl Bell was on the tight side. XL in Shoei was perfect and comfortable. I love this helmet!
June 21, 2016
Nicely built but bulky
I have this helmet for a couple of months now. Decided to get it an upgrade to my half helmet and get more ear protection while riding in a colder weather and on the long distance.
The helmet is very well built. No doubts about quality of the construction and materials. The comfort of the helmet is great. I have an oval shape head and it fit's me perfectly. Matter of fact, while I had to get my other helmet in XXL size to fit me right, I'm very comfortable in size L in this helmet. Keep in mind however, that it has a fairly large shell. It is much larger in overall size than amy half helmet.
The visor on this helmet is not helping me either. I have a windshield on a bike that is properly set up to end right below my eye level. The wind that is coming over the windowsill is getting caught in the visor and is trying to push your head back or sideways. Not such a great design idea. I'm gonna take the visor away, but it will impact the look of it.
The noise protection is somewhat interesting. I have Rush pipes that are modestly loud. They sound way muffed trough the helmet. To the extend that the sound is not exiting anymore. That may be a feature of good noise cancellation. However, helmet adds some whispering wind noise on top of it that I totally did not expect.
To conclude. Would I return the helmet? No. I'm going to use it as it does the job on most parts.
Will I by it again? Most likely no. I would be looking for something of a smaller form factor and with more exiting design.
June 21, 2016
very nice helmet.
Riding without a helmet is for some folks but not for me. A good helmet will save your life. I know that from experience.
I have had all types of helmets over the years but I have aged to a more full helmet that seems to fit the bill. This Shoei helmet fits well, provides coverage over the ears and good ventilation for hot Florida days.
I think I am going to like it for a good while..
April 12, 2016
Nice open face helmet for the non-racer
I bought this helmet for the Quality of Shoei and the advantages of the 5 snaps.
I added an $11 flat 5 snap shield to it to keep the bugs out. This is a much better value to me than the $40-60 proprietary face shields of the full face helmets. I can afford to replace it often when it gets scratched with in\expensive face shields.
I use this helmet on my Honda Wave in Thailand where the speed limit is 90 (KPH). I can buy at every motorcycle store in Thailand a 3 snap flip up replacement shield for less than $5. At that price I can afford to replace the shield when it gets a few scratches.
I am old school at 65 years of age, and all of my first helmets were 5 snap open face models. I have only owned one Full Face Helmet and that a Shoei in Wineberry to match my 83 Honda CX-650. It was a great helmet, but is way too hot for the weather in Thailand.
April 9, 2016
Best helmet I ever owned!
This helmet was everything you guys said it would be in your video demonstration. The helmet arrived quickly and was not only beautifully packaged, but well packaged. My ride got even better with this great helmet.
February 1, 2016