Shoei CW-1 Spectra Face Shield
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Shoei CW-1 Spectra Faceshield

The Shoei Spectra CW-1 Face Shield fits Shoei Qwest, Shoei RF1100 and Shoei X-12 Helmets. Q.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installation. The spring-loaded base plate pulls the shield back to contact the window beading evenly and ensures a proper seal.

Features:

  • Three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces
  • Scratch-resistant coating
  • 99.9% protection from harmful UV A and B rays
  • Pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow

Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States.

4.6 / 5
Bang For The Buck
3.6 / 5
Protection & Durability
4.4 / 5
Features
4.3 / 5
Comfort
4.8 / 5
Style
4.8 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Chrome Mirrored 535803 0213-9207-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Gold 535804 0213-9213-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Blue 535802 0213-9202-00 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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4.6 / 5.0
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3.6 / 5
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Comfort
4.8 / 5
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4.8 / 5
Ease Of Install
5.0 / 5
Air Flow
4.4 / 5
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Not Completely Opaque
In direct sunlight, your face will be slightly visible. I'm sure that's how it is for all mirror visors but for the amount of money I paid, it felt like it should be totally impossible to see through. Most of the time it's good, and I would definitely recommend it if you want the look. I included a comparison photo, one in direct sun and one normal, so you can see what I'm talking about.
November 11, 2013
Ride:
2009 Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Super Hero Look, All Star Performance
Location: Texas = Hot & Sunny

I bought the Gold Spectra CW-1 for my Shoei RF1100 flat black helmet. The reason I bought this particular one was two fold: first, the spectra reflective coating will keep my face cooler, and secondly, because of the looks... it's just flat out awesome looking! Plus, my bike is a deep yellow, so it compliments it nicely.

This is more expensive than a regular smoke lens, but you have to justify the difference yourself. For me, it was the looks... not because of being vain, but it's just different, and different gets you noticed, and being noticed keeps you alive!!

Performance: The tint level is similar to my Ray-Ban sunglasses but not as dark as my dark Oakley's. In Texas, the sun can be intense. While I haven't had to wear sunglasses underneath, I do end up squinting a bit, but not uncomfortably. On occasion because of the intensity, there is a bit of glare back on the inside of the lens... again, not horribly noticeable. The fit onto my helmet required two tries. The first time I didn't read the instructions, but did the job. On my first ride I had a bit of a whistle, so before I adjusted the tension, I read the instructions and did the install again and it worked perfectly. Perfect seal!

Day vs Night Time Riding: This is the big issue for most visors... do I need to carry two visors? For me... No. The tint on this Gold Spectra is dark enough to keep me comfortable during the day, absolutely perfect on a slightly cloudy day, and not dark enough to hinder my riding at night. Now, keep in mind, I'm riding in city / suburban areas, so there is typically ambient light to help illuminate the road, but the visor is perfectly fine. In fact, the day I wrote this review I rode to work on a dark overcast morning and it was absolutely fine... no concerns what so ever.

Issues: Fogging... not a big issue, but I have noticed on cool mornings, it tends to fog quickly when stopped. I may try some divers anti-fog spray, but in reality, this isn't a show-stopper. Yes, I'd love for it not to fog, but I'd also love for it to automatically transition to clear also, but the technology isn't quite there yet. Yes, I know there is a transitions lens coming out for the CW-1, which is what I was waiting on, but they keep delaying it... it's been delayed for over a year, so I decided to get this one and stop waiting. Now, the only other issue is the tint level. I'm even debating as I write this to whether it is really an issue. Because, the tint level right now is perfect for daytime riding and can accommodate night time riding. But, I'd like it a bit darker for daytime, but then that would probably mean I'd need a clear lens for night... so you decide.

Cleaning: One original concern I read about was durability... people say the iridium finish scratches. I don't know about that yet... I store my helmet in the Shoei helmet bag and am not rough with it. It's taken many bugs to the face and cleanings, but looks brand new. I clean it using the Honda Pro Spray & Wax Cleaner that I use on my bike. It lifts the dirt and buffs to a perfect reflective shine.

Verdict: This is a great shield. The gold spectra is just awesome. It keeps it dark enough for day and light enough for night. And the other thing... it's noticeable. Not just noticeable but super hero noticeable... like an astronaut!! I ride a Can Am Spyder so people already think it's a Transformer, but adding this visor just completes the package of awesomeness!!
June 23, 2014
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Everything I could ask for!
Chrome mirrored shield looks perfect on my helmet! Great sun protection and it keeps my face really cool on those sunny days, not too dark when looking through it as a rider but nobody can see your face which I think is a pretty cool feature.
Didn't use it at night and probably wouldn't recommend unless you have some superpowers or something because I had it on my helmet on a rainy day and it doesn't repel water like the original clear shield so my vision was limited, other than that great shield and does't scratch but you CAN'T use dry paper towel to clean it. wet cotton towel works best
September 6, 2014
Ride:
2006 Suzuki SV650S
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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An Excellent Product!
This is the 3rd Visor for my Shoei after the stock and 1 replacement. Both earlier ones were clear visors. I would use sunglasses inside the helmet when riding during the day and though was always concerned about safety if I had a fall, but just could not take the glare during day riding. I was waiting for the Photo-chromatic Transition Visor to be launched but finally got tired of waiting for over a year and decided to go for the Spectra Faceshield in Gold tint.
I have a Black and Hi-Viz yellow Helmet and this compliments it perfectly giving it a very Stylish look.
I have ridden long and short distances in all sorts of weather and light conditions including rain, direct sunlight, night time riding (city as well as highway).

I was initially concerned that night riding would be disadvantageous with this visor for obvious reasons, but my doubts were unfounded. I have now ridden many times at night with this Face Shield and can vouch that as long as you have a decent headlight on your bike to light your way, this face shield does not hamper driving at night.
It gives you very decent protection from harsh glare during summer riding also and unless you are riding with sun shining directly into your eyes, this product is perfect for all times.

I am going to make sure that I buy this tinted face-shield every time I change my helmet. Full marks for this product
June 22, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Pricey but well worth it
I use this shield during sunny afternoons with no need for sunglasses, which was the main reason for getting it. The mirror looks amazing, night visibility is not terrible believe it or not. Although I did change to a hi-viz yellow pinlock shield for the dark just to be safe (and well worth the anti-fog). Great thing about these CW-1's is that taking the extra shield to work and swapping them out for the proper visability conditions is a breeze.
September 15, 2014
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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blue spectra
Matches the blue in my helmet, bonus.
Tint is great. Near the darkest tint. I have no fatigue or pain from the light. Can see through perfectly and the blue tint looks more like a dark grey.
Have tried the smoke and dark tint and like the dark tint and spectra better. Though like spectra better because does the same but easier to see through (brighter view).
Always loved spectra on my sunglasses and it is just as good for the visor.
December 8, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
I wish they had this shade in the pinlock model
I went back and forth and back and forth on whether to get the pinlock model of visor, which is meant to eliminate fogging issues, or the plain visor in chrome color, which is reported to transition reasonably well day to night. So I purchased both, to do the experiment. Bottom line--the chrome grey color is perfect for driving on sunny days (which are especially painful in western Oregeon since we're not accustomed to seeing that round yellow orb) and still being able to see at night. But the pinlock does a fabulous job against fogging. So I still waver. What I want is a chrome pinlock visor, with a clear insert. What I have now is more visors than I need, but none of them perfect.
September 9, 2013
Ride:
2003 BMW F650CS
Gold Shield: Fantastic Optical Quality, Cuts down on glare/low sun well, You look like an astronaut and kids think you're cool lol
Review for the gold shield:

I love my new shield. I was a bit worried that it might be too dark but it works well even near twilight. (Haven't attempted to ride at night yet with it on, though I'd be hesitant.) Also, there is zero optical distortion.

I get headaches often from light and this helps very well for me and I don't have to worry about sunglasses moving around on my face or digging into my temples. Even does well when the sun is low on the horizon and glaring into your face.

*Tips for cleaning*
I always carry disposable glasses cleaner wipes. They work well on bugs if you wipe them off right after the ride.
Sometimes they streak or you may have trouble getting the visor back to that mirror shine. In this case use a gentle dish soap and water on a soft microfiber cloth. Only has to be damp. Then wipe dry.

No fit/finish issues.

A little on the expensive side but you do get what you pay for. If you're on the fence just buy it.
June 11, 2014
Ride:
2009 Suzuki SV650S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Noise Level
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5 / 5
1000 Miles Not a Scratch!
I ride a naked bike with no windscreen, so bugs, rocks, and other debris has hitting me relentlessly, especially in the Spring before the roads are cleaned. I use Original Bike Spirits to clean once a day and a little spit with a cotton facecloth when on the road. It is still like new after 1000 miles. No more squished face for everyone to see, now my X12 is truly a knight's helmet. Also, if you get a whistle, gently press down on the face of the shield when it is closed, it quickly makes the seal and stops the noise. Try to keep the helmets rubber seal clean too, there is a groove there.
June 1, 2015
Ride:
2015 Yamaha FZ-07
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Wish you were in Daft Punk? Wanna be the Stig? Buy this
This face shield was recommended to me by a friend. I dislike wearing sunglasses with a helmet because of the uncomfortable pressure on my temples. This visor keeps glare and squinting at bay in bright sunlight, and more importantly makes me look incredibly badass. A few small negative points: it's tinted well for daytime, but is a bit too dark for use at night. This is not unexpected, but it is a bit annoying to have to carry both face shields if I'm riding near dusk. Also, it's pretty expensive for what it is, and there are cheaper knock-offs available (though they probably don't fit the helmet as well.) But aside from the price being steep, I'm really pleased with it.
March 23, 2016
Ride:
2000 Suzuki SV650
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