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Shoei J-Cruise Helmet

Item: P236462

¾ coverage, full Shoei features & quality. The J-Cruise is for riders seeking a premium helmet with open face construction for maximum touring comfort Read More

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Shoei J-Cruise Helmet
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Product Details

Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.75 lbs.
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Shoei J Cruise Helmet

The Shoei J-Cruise is the Cadillac of open-face helmets. The classic ¾ design has been upgraded with features that make the J-Cruise a world class touring helmet. An internal drop-down sun visor, distortion-free Pinlock-ready face shield, adjustable ventilation system and 3D Max-Dry liner provide all day riding comfort. The face shield even has an integrated air dam that helps stabilize the helmet at speed and mitigate buffeting. If you like the freedom of a ¾ helmet, the Shoei J-Cruise is your ticket to ride.

Features:

  • Lightweight, AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) shell
  • Adjustable top and rear exhaust vents
  • Multi-Piece EPS liner allows for smooth passage of air, improving cooling performance
  • Easily removable shield secured by the shield stopper to prevent unexpected opening at speed
  • Five layer construction in cheek pad
  • 3D Max-Dry removable and washable interior liner
  • Padded chin strap

Sun Shield Visor System:

  • Built-in QSV-1 sun shield gives riders instant relief from sun glare in one quick motion
  • Visor meets ANSI Z80.3-2010 standard for non-prescription eyeglasses
  • Large and easy to reach switch activates the 3D injection-molded inner sun shield
  • Distortion-free shield blocks 99% of harmful UV rays
  • Forehead area of the outer shell is raised slightly to accommodate the internal sun shield, helping allow for the integrity of the helmet’s inner EPS liner to remain intact

CJ-2 Face Shield System:

  • QRSA allows tool-less shield removal and eliminates side covers for a flush, quiet fit
  • Wide, three dimensionally curved shield offers increased peripheral vision and optical clarity
  • Scratch-resistant coating
  • 99% protection from harmful UV A & B rays
  • One-piece injection-molded for consistent fit
  • 10mm longer than the CJ-1 it replaces
  • Pinlock-ready face shield

Safety Certification:

  • DOT

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

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4.7 / 5.0
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Excellent Cruiser Helmet
I received my Shoei J-Cruise helmet yesterday from Revzilla (excellent service and fast shipping by the way) and wanted to give a small update (or so I thought before I started). A little of my back ground first. When I initially began riding (a very long time ago) I only used full face helmets. Gradually throughout the years, I ended up just wearing a skid lid, non DOT half helmet with good eye protection. I enjoyed the openness and wind on my face. I mostly rode on the week-ends because my job in the military just didn’t allow for motorcycles and wearing a non DOT was very much frowned upon and against policy.

Since retiring, I ride almost every day now with my daily commute being 100+ miles. I’m used to riding in the rain; the summer months in Florida with the heat and humidity make rain gear pointless. I get to my destination in the morning when it’s usually dry, and arrive home wet to change clothes. No big deal. Except for the fact that riding in the rain on the interstate and turnpike where speeds are 70+ mph kind of blows. I’ve also aged a little bit and admittedly abused my exposure to the sun over the years.

Well, I wanted protection again but I haven’t been able to find anything that provided that level of comfort. While riding through TN I got tired of being worried about getting pulled over with my non DOT so I bought a HD half helmet with shield on sale. It was alright but the shield didn’t provide much protection from the sun and gave little protection from the rain. The rain would drip down the shield and blow up in my face. Later I bought a modular HJC helmet with a one touch integrated tinted sun shield, this helmet was a disaster and the worst $200 I ever spent. Feeling like my search was for nothing, I went back to my skid lid.

After a couple of bouts of skin cancer I read the reviews of the Shoei J-Cruise and took the plunge ($477 at Revzilla). I’m glad I did.

Pros: It has a full face shield that protects you from 99% of the sun’s UV rays. The shield locks firmly in place when closed and nothing rattles going down the road at 80 mph. The face shield moves up and down amazingly smooth. It locks in place when fully closed but I have no problems unlocking it and moving it up. I was amazed how cool I was riding home this afternoon in the 97 degree Florida sun, the ventilation works great with no noise at all. Usually when I arrive home wearing my skid lid, I’m sweating under the helmet. Very little sweat with the J-Cruise. I love the drop down sun visor too. It’s cable driven to sliding lever, no springs or anything. The sun visor stays well clear of my nose and provides great relief. Wind buffeting?? None. Absolutely no wind buffeting. I’m able to ride with the face shield open up to 45 mph where I begin to feel buffeting but it all goes away when you close the face shield. Funny thing is, I’m actually cooler to close the face shield at 35 mph so it pretty much just stayed closed. I have as much visibility as when I wear my skid lid. I don’t hear any wind noise or road noise to mention.

Cons: I can’t leave my helmet on top of my mirror any more. Guess I have to start securing it in my Tour Pak. I do hear the engine resonating in my helmet but not to the point it’s bothersome. I don’t hear the surrounding traffic any more until I’m right up on them. That includes tractor trailers on the interstate, so you have to pay more attention to what’s coming up behind you. I’m worried about scratching my face shield and sun shield (but at least they’re exchangeable).

Love the helmet and zero regrets. In case you need a comparison, I ride a 2015 Ultra Limited, V&H Dresser Duals with Monster Ovals, 7” windshield, hammock seat, I’m 6’ tall with a standard upper body length.
August 6, 2015
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited CVO/SE FLHTKSE
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Saved my life
I was wearing this helmet when I had my motorcycle accident back in March of 2014. As a result of the accident, I was thrown through the air 25 feet, hit the roadway and rolled numerous times prior to coming to a stop. I was hospitalized for three months with major body injuries but I had no head injuries other than a few stitches in my chin thanks to this helmet. I still have the helmet to remind me how lucky I was on that day. After 10 months I back riding. Thanks again Shoei for helping to save my life.
July 30, 2015
Ride:
2014 Can-Am Spyder RT-S
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
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5 / 5
Great helmet - sizing is unique compared to other Shoei helmets
1200GSA, 90% slab

A few things to consider with the J-Cruise.

Size/fit: different from the RF-1000/1200. Large has been a perfect fit for me but a LG J-Cruise was unbearable. Pressure points at the frontal and high temples. This was not going to go away with a 10% break-in. I had to go with an XL and of-course, its a bit loose; not floppy or dangerous, but not track-helmet snug. I'd suggest measuring and if you are in the gray zone, go with the next size up. That said, Revzilla is awesome to work with if you need to return things.

Features: As good as it gets save for a bluetooth system like N-Com. The optics on the shield and visor are stellar. Even with the pinlock insert I can look through all 3 layers and not have much distortion. Ventilation is good. Comfort of the liner and chin strap are top-notch. Easy to install a com-system. The sun visor is cable operated and very smooth.

Balance: Not as balanced on the head as most Ar**s but pretty good. Its hard to judge with a slightly larger fit than I need so I'll leave this for others. COG feels a touch high.

Finish: Brilliant paint, good plastics on the vent construction, double rubber bead for the visor seal, no imperfections that I could find. Vent movement is solid. Shield snaps into place in the lower left corner with a pin/hole latch. Top notch.

Use: Compared to Arai removing/replacing a Shoei shield is a snap. Autocom earphones fit well into the recesses WITH 1/4" pad insert from Autocom. Otherwise they are likely to be too far from your ears. Not sure what speakers Shoei had in mind with these cut-out recesses. And detents...Shoei come on!!! All the way up or all the way down?

Overall: Great helmet. Just ordered one for my girlfriend tonight. Get the size right and most people will love this helmet. And for the record...look at the data (PubMed or Goggle Scholar) - open face vs full-face has very little effect on craniofacial injury or severity of TBI. If this helmet fits you properly, protection should be on par with most full-face helmets, unless you slide on your face with the shield open. Just saying...
November 10, 2013
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
Comfortable, Quiet Touring Lid
I would have given this helmet 5 stars if it wasn't so pricey. This is my first helmet over $200, but I decided to take the leap and see if the Shoei name lived up to its price and hype. I've had 2 3/4 helmets and several full-featured helmets in the past and this is by far the most comfortable helmet I've ever owned (as it should be - I paid more than twice what I've ever paid for a previous helmet).
I've always worn an XL, so that's what I ordered for this helmet. Comparing it to my last 3/4, the shell seems slightly larger comparing them side by side. This may be partially due to the added "bump" on the front of the shell where the sun-visor retracts. When I put it on, it feels roomier inside, but still snug and secure. I don't feel any pressure points at all and can ride for hours without any hot spots. It just cradles my head securely without squeezing it. The cheek pads are the tightest part, but after a couple long rides I can tell already that they've broken in a little and fit better.
The ear pockets are great with plenty of room for my J&M speakers and nothing at all pressing against my ears. I can also hear my speakers so much better and clearer in this helmet than in the previous 2 I've had them mounted in.
The air flow in this helmet is incredible. I have a shaved head and can feel the air hitting my forehead and flowing all the way over my head to the back of my neck. With my previous helmets the airflow was so light that I almost never closed the vents. In this helmet I have to close the front chimney vent when it's cool out. The interior liner material is incredibly soft and comfortable, and does a great job of keeping me comfy on hot rides.
The visor system is great, easy to operate and solid feeling. I can definitely tell a difference between my last 3/4 visor and this one with the little spoiler lip on the bottom. The spoiler helps smooth air flow at the bottom of the visor and chin area, and I've noticed it helps keep bugs and rain from being sucked up into the face area.
All in all, this is a fantastic touring helmet. I feel safe with it on my dome, and can enjoy my tunes and CB radio so much more than ever before. The price is pretty high, but if you tour a lot and have the cash I highly recommend the Shoei J-Cruise.
September 14, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2003 Honda VTX1800C
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
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Cream of the crop in 3/4 open-faced helmets
If you've got a Shoei-shaped head (you know who you are) and if you're looking for a 3/4 open-faced helmet, this is the one for you. I wanted an open face helmet that would, 1) fit me, 2) provide a clear shield for those inevitable rain showers, and 3) provide an internal shaded eye shield. The J-Cruise has all three.

• The Shoei fit is legendary and this helmet is no exception. Removable interior lining is typically Shoei-plush too.
• The vents on this helmet REALLY flow some air! The only downside to this is that, with the front vent open there is noticeably more noise.
• The oversized clear shield can be used open or closed. The seems to come down a bit lower than most open-face shields and terminates at the bottom with a spoiler lip, which does an excellent job of keeping rain at bay. The shield is also a compact, streamlined design, which doesn't protrude outward from the helmet. It is designed to accommodate a Pinlock inner shield to combat fogging, but I doubt this open face helmet will ever present a fogging issue. My only complaint is that I wish it had multiple intermediate position detents, but alas, it's there's only full open or full closed.
• Fitting a J&M Elite 629 headset was a bit of a chore, as the molded-in pockets were not deep enough to accommodate the speakers without some judicious trimming. Once installed however they sounded marvelous. CAUTION: J&M offers two different 629 speaker designs; one utilizes hollow rubber stalks that surround the wires that come out of the speaker, which are actually supposed to enhance the bass sound. The other has vents in the back of the speaker and no stalks. On this particular helmet, the version with the stalks will NOT work properly. They will sound completely void of bass response. A call to J&M sorted this out and now they sound great with the vented models.

Overall, this is a premium open-faced helmet (at a premium price). Although it will not provide the protection of a full-face helmet, it is as good as it gets in an open face, and light years ahead of any other open-face on the market in my opinion. If you're looking for the freedom that comes with an open face then look no further. I use it for touring on the Goldwing and don't believe I could have made a better choice.
July 2, 2013
Ride:
2012 Honda GL1800HPNA Gold Wing Audio/Comfort/Navi/ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Exceptionally well made, comfortable, functional, & quiet.
Finally found a helmet I actually look forward to wearing. I have tried several but rarely end up wearing any of them for a variety of reasons; however, the J-Cruise may change all that. It fit true to size. I wear a 7 1/4 New Era fitted hat and my bean measured 22 7/8; right at the top end of the Medium. So I ordered the medium. Helmet fit great right out of the box. I love the optical clarity, wide field of vision & functionality of both shields. The strap is very comfortable. There were no pressure points to worry about. Fit is snug but not uncomfortable. I really almost forgot I had it on most of the time. The fit and finish is what you would expect from a high end brain bucket. I chose the matte black and I'm very happy with that choice. I took it right out of the box and went for a 2.5 hour spin out of town. Felt like I had been wearing it for years. Same experience on the 2.5 hours back the next day. I was most impressed with the aerodynamics of the J-Cruise. There is absolutely no wind buffeting with this helmet. It really is like no other helmet I have ever worn. Highly recommend this product.

Harley Davidson 2015 Road Glide
March 27, 2016
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide FLTRX
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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This helmet is second to none.
This helmet is a great fit for those that need a little more forehead room. My head measured a tad over 22in. so I ordered the medium and it was true to size. It has that true intermediate oval shape. This is the only helmet that doesnt feel like a vice on my forehead, but is still narrow enough on the sides. It is a bit pricey, but the quality speaks for itself. The face shield is fantastic with no distortion at all. The drop down sun shield is awesome. Again.. No distortion at all. Vents in the helmet even keep my head comfortable down in 98+ high humidity South GA heat. The interior is very comfortable and removable for washing. The anthracite color is beautiful. Picture doesn't do it justice. Already has ear pockets for speakers if you want to install bluetooth headset.
August 19, 2013
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
1 / 5
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4 / 5
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I wish it didn't hurt the top corners of my head after an hour
I should have worn it around the house for at least a little over an hour, so I could have realized there were pressure points that after an hour were only going to grow in intensity until all I can think about is how I can't wait to take off my helmet.

It's an intermediate oval M, but so is my full face Arai RX Q. But the Arai never hurts. It's a very comfortable fit, for the short or long ride. So going by the designations of oval, round, or intermediate isn't enough.

I can only wear my J-Cruise for short rides around town running errands. But for the long outings where we'll be riding for more than an hour, forgetaboutit. I experience a throbbing pressure on the top sides of my head, as if I had a pair of pliers gripping my head at a point on each side. I try to ignore it, but the pain grows more and more intense until I have to giggle the helmet as much as I can, just to get a moment's relief from the pressure points.

I love the shield. It's clear and has excellent visibility. I wear it almost all the way down, and can vary the drop, depending on the speed I'm riding at, and the weather. When I'm stop and go, and it's warm, i pull it up at the stops, and wear it 3/4s down. When I'm on the freeway, I pull it down further. I rarely lock it down, because I have to raise it often, to adjust my glasses, but that's a different matter.

I love the ventilation. I love the retractable visor.. It's perfect for when you don't want to wear your sunglasses non stop.
Nearing sunset, it depends on the direction your riding, you might find yourself in shadows of hills or ranges, or you may be heading straight into the sun where you must wear shades. It's very cool then.
It's noisiest when the shield is all the way down, and gets less noisy accordingly. I wear protective earplugs when I ride highways or freeways, to avoid the damage of long term wind noise--"the silent killer (of your hearing).
I bought mine in a matte black, which I like, but it does smudge easily and is not as easy to clean up like a gloss finished helmet.

I wish it didn't hurt my head! I love this helmet for so many reasons, but I am going to try to sell it. I wish Arai still made their Arai XC in the Ram model, with the removable lingers. That would be my replacement helmet. I love the way my Arai RX Q fits, and know Arai fits me great.

I'm going to sell my J-Cruise for as much as I can get, and shop for its replacement.
I ride a 2011 HD Sportster 1200 Custom.
April 15, 2015
Ride:
2011 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X
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5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Best 3/4 helmet
After using it, great air flow through the helmet vents. Larger than normal clear shield, comes down to chin, acts like a full face helmet. I like the small sun shield. Helmet works great with glasses too.
Dislike: the large Shoei decal in the front. I wish these things were easier to remove.
April 8, 2013
Ride:
1982 Harley Davidson FLHC Electra Glide Classic
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Now I understand the benefits of a QUALITY helmet
In 30 years of riding I had never spent more than $160 on a helmet. I also never wore a helmet much because the ones I had were either uncomfortable, noisy, etc. This helmet is great, and I now understand what the difference is between a $160 and $500 helmet. I have no regrets, and where it all the time. I especially like the function of the flip down sun visor and that I don't have to take multiple pairs of goggles with me. I have multiple options with how I use the shield and visor, along with the venting. Very, very happy!
June 12, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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For all around wear.
Robert A on Oct 24, 2017
Familiar with the Shoei Line. I wanted a 3/4 open helmet to wear on my Sport Tourer
Frank D on Oct 12, 2017
For all around wear.
Robert A on Oct 24, 2017
revzilla review
Toby W on Oct 23, 2017
Familiar with the Shoei Line. I wanted a 3/4 open helmet to wear on my Sport Tourer
Frank D on Oct 12, 2017
Shoei quality. Helmet is lightweight and immediately comfortable. Great buy!
Vincent C on Sep 11, 2017
Mainly I chose this for internal visor, but the aerodynamic shield and venting make this a winner ! Fits perfect too :-)
VickyBun on Aug 23, 2017
Best fit, well thought out.
LAWRENCE L on Aug 9, 2017
Past Shoei owner and needed a new helmet.
C A on Aug 7, 2017
Safety
Michael M on Aug 4, 2017
finish and fit is great
Pat F on Jul 23, 2017
I have been using a full Shoei helmet for many years and really like the quality. When I moved to Florida it became a priority to get a helmet that is more open in the front for air circulation. After watching several videos and recommendations, I settled on the J-Cruise because it has the nice features.
Julio C on Jul 15, 2017
Features
Otto D on Jul 7, 2017
I wanted and open face and I am familiar with Shoei fit and finish. This will be my third Shoei helmet.
Kenneth T on Jun 16, 2017
Riding passenger wanted an open face helmet. J-Cruise looked to be the highest quality option.
KinekPoint A on Jun 6, 2017
For a commuting use in a hot country
Charles L on May 27, 2017
I was looking to replace a full face helmet with something a little less restrictive that still provides protection from the elements. Have to say so far I feel I've made the right choice.
Kevin F on May 11, 2017
Brand reputation and quality
Greg T. on May 9, 2017
I ride in Arizona. I prefer Shoei products, price was right for the features I wanted.
Chris L on May 6, 2017
Top quality well built helmet. Currently own a Shoei Neotec helmet
Ralph P on Apr 21, 2017
Wanted a great helmet for my wife and this one fit the bill. Great fit, optical grade internal visor and the pin lock is awesome.
David M on Apr 8, 2017
For quality protection, high visibility and recessed speaker pockets for my Sena 10C
Tim M on Mar 27, 2017
Great helmet, very comfortable.
BillHff on Mar 18, 2017
I am ab-damn-solutely tired of comparing with the M1 Schuberth. Have owned 3 three Shoei helments in past years with never an issue. Hoping this is a good decision.!!!!!!!!!
Robert E on Mar 6, 2017
great reviews
Robert D on Mar 2, 2017
Wanted a quality 3/4 helmet
Stanley S on Feb 4, 2017
Style and safety features.
Francisco C on Jan 23, 2017
Bought this helmet for my wife last Christmas . She likes it and the shield works well for on the back of my GS.
Jeff B on Jan 1, 2017
I like the look. A friend has this helmet and loves it. Quiet. Lower face shield.
Jim B on Dec 15, 2016
I purchased this because my full face helmet was too hot for summer city riding This helmet has excellent air circulation to keep you cool. Do call revzilla's gear geek to check if it's the right shape for your head shape and size.
Lillian Q on Dec 7, 2016
Excellent build quality. Great reviews. Had a Shoei before and liked it. Wanted the HI VIZ color for safety.
Eileen E on Dec 6, 2016
After watching your video and considering Shoei's reputation I chose this helmet. It arrived today and the fit is fine. Thanks
Douglas C P on Oct 29, 2016
Previous SHOEI owner. It is EXCEPTIONAL! Love the fit and function! I HIGHLY recommend!
Abqjfc on Oct 17, 2016
Great reviews and Shoei Reputation
Michael M on Sep 21, 2016
Tinted face shield.
Arlene Q on Sep 2, 2016
Replacing my wife's 5 yo Nolan N44 and for our longer rides I use a Neotech with the Sena 10u.
Jpihb on Aug 12, 2016
Best in the business!
Richard B on Aug 10, 2016
lots of research and I didn't want a full face helmit
Hugo L on Aug 8, 2016
I wanted a better air flowing Helmet
Michael R on Aug 1, 2016
Quality, comfort, sun visor. Have not had a Shoei, but tried this on eon and the fit was very good.
Gary B on Jul 30, 2016
Cooler in the summer, quieter than most full face helmets Iv'e owned. Very light too, easier on the neck.
Leny on Jul 30, 2016
Needed a quality open feel helmet. This delivers, the shield lives up to the hype, clear viewing very, very nice. Vents work well. With the pin-lock system, fogged shield is no longer an issue, not as clear, but no fog. This completed our rain gear set-up. Riding in rain is no longer an issue, longer road trips are planned and taken.
William A on Jul 18, 2016
Like the style and finish
Ron B on Jul 5, 2016
Great sound insulation for an open face helmet
JOASH R on Jul 3, 2016
I like the fit and quality of Shoei helmets. I got this helmet for my dad on fathers day, I installed a Sena SMH5 in it, and he loves it! He's old school, but now we're talking when we ride and he's even making phone calls hahaha
Craig M on Jun 24, 2016
Quality helmet with pin lock capability.
Robert (Bob) M on Jun 2, 2016
I bought a c3 pro and was really impressed but the headset for my new Harley wouldn't fit it, so this appeared to be the best option. Seemed like a premium helmet but not loaded with things i wouldn't use. We'll see how it works.
Stewart C on May 29, 2016
Wife didnt want a full face or modular. Had great reviews. I have a Shoei Neotech and love their products
Robert T on May 22, 2016
I have a Shoei full face and a Shoei half helmet and love them both. I also have helmets from other manufacturers, while I like them, the quality of the Shoei is far better. So when I decided to buy another open face helmet I went with Shoei, just got it yesterday.
JimC123 on May 7, 2016
quality
Virgil T on May 5, 2016
I wear Shoei GT Air full face and love it. Wife will not wear full face so got her the open face.
Homer G on Apr 29, 2016
better visibility and sun visor
Michael S on Apr 26, 2016
revzilla review
Toby W on Oct 23, 2017
Shoei quality. Helmet is lightweight and immediately comfortable. Great buy!
Vincent C on Sep 11, 2017
Very interested in the JCruise but i want to make sure that it will accommodate the headset speaker system that comes with my HD motorcycle. I have seen an number of conflicting comments about whether or not the Harley headset speakers will fit into the recesses in the JCruise helmet?
Roger C on Feb 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The answer to this question appears to be both yes and no. Did my Harley headset speakers fit into my JCruise helmet speaker recesses as provided, No. Did the speakers fit after an easy modification, Yes.

My Harley headset speakers came mounted in an approximate 2.25” OD plastic housing. This housing would not fit in the recesses of the helmet, but with a bit of care, the actual speaker (approximately .75” OD) were easily removed from their housings and then fit easily.

I’ve been using my HD headset with my JCruise helmet for approximately a year now and have had no issues. And by the way, love the helmet.
In the video Anthony mentions he likes another open face better but does not mention the brand. Can you tell me which helmet he is referring to? Would like to have his opinion before I decide. Thanks.
A shopper on Feb 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Im not sure if I'm the one you want to reach . But the J Cruse helmet is the best helmet I've ever own. Fits well as all Shoei helmets do, the vent system is outstanding but you can only expect so much there. But much better air flow than any other I have tried. Im a Harley rider so the high cut up the back of the helmet is not something I'm crazy about. But by no means would trade it for another for that design. It is very quite and comfortable to wear. You can fill a little cold Air in the winter time but very little. I ride 20-25 thousand miles a year so this isn't a review after two trips around the block. For what it worth I have about dozen helmets on the shelve in my garage. I think its money well spent, and your dealing with a quality Company so you get it and it doesn't fit they will exchange it. I wear an extra large in all Shoei Helmets , the same in the J Cruise and it fits great. I probably road about 1800 mile with it since purchase . it mid last last last year. Hope this helps you. Great Helmet by a great Company and sold by a great Company!
how does the face shied perform in lite rain, heavy rain etc ? does the rain get on the inside of the shield ? Does it leak ? I have ear speakers and a mike, are the pockets for the speakers large enough that they do n ot press hard on your ears Thanx Chet
A shopper on Jun 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Works good in rain, no leaks. I also have speakers in mine doesn't press to hard against ears but I do have to reach in and adjust my ears after putting helmet on the tops seem to fold down. Over all my favorite 3/4 helmet!
face shield colors available?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2017
I so want to purchase the glass black Shoei J-cruise as a perfect match to my bike, but before I choose white over black because of preconceived thoughts about heat related discomfort, has anyone experienced a noticeably different comfort level in terms of internal temperature of the J-cruise white vs. black helmets when out riding in the sun? Thanks
A shopper on Nov 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I used to buy gloss black helmets to match my gloss black bike paint. They are noticeably hotter to wear comparing to matte black or gray/carbon. So the white one you are considering would be significantly more comfortable; temperature wise. I ride in So. Florida year round and I can't tolerate gloss black anymore. I stopped wearing the Gloss Black J-Cruise just for that reason after a hand full of ride. Matte black is better.
I wear eyeglasses and sunglasses - I'll be cruising on a HD Softail (not a racer or speed demon) - will this helmet work for me?
A shopper on Jan 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. the sun visor will not be a problem with glasses.
I'm curious just how 'quiet' this is? Via a recent trip using a 3/4 helmet, my ears were killing me at the end of the trip as I heard nothing but my pipes from the trip.
A shopper on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is a quiet helmet, but of course that is a personal opinion. I just completed an 8,500 mile trip up into Canada on my Honda Goldwing with TorqMaster pipes...not as loud as a Harley, but much louder than a stock Honda Goldwing. I had no hearing problems, and listed to music and CB every day. You might also consider wearing foam earplugs...which I did not do on this trip...but in my experience, they really reduce the noise level and make for a more relaxing ride. This is the second Shoei J-Cruise I have owned, also have the Neotec. You can pay more for a helmet, but I don't think you will find a better one.
Even with a 3/4 helmet I like to ride with the face shield raised slightly. In hot humid weather it helps with air flow. I currently have an Arai CT-Z and unless the shield is fully closed it vibrates just enought to make it annoying. I ride a fully faired bike but the wind screen is short enough that I look over it, just the way I like it. I think the issue is the CT-Z shield is so long top to bottom that hard to keep it rigid.

I'm wondering how the new J-Cruise is in that regard. The shield looks to be shorter and with that compound lip at the bottom maybe it's more rigid? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Douglas F on Jun 23, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Douglas, you should find that you can open the face shield slightly to clear any fogging, or even completely open with no vibration at all. I have many thousands of miles on J-Cruise helmets and have never experienced vibration, even at highway speeds. I was out yesterday and it was so hot that I opened the shield all the way several times at speeds up to 60 mph. On the slab at 80 I'm going to have it down, mainly for protection and noise reduction. I also have a short sport windshield (Klockwerks Flare) and I can tell you vibration is not an issue with this helmet.
Where does this helmet sit on the shape scale of 1 (narrow) to 5 (round)?
A shopper on May 1, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The Shoei J-Cruise helmet has an intermediate oval internal shape that is slightly round. If I had to put it on a scale of 1 (narrow) to 5 (round), intermediate oval would be a 3 and the J-Cruise would be slightly less than a 4.
What Bluetooth systems have been tried with the J Cruse, and are any better than others with this helmet?
A shopper on Jul 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: i went with a corded J&M headset to use with my factory Gold Wing system. I also had to use the slimline J&M speakers in the ear pockets so they did not cause discomfort. i did not want to cut holes in the helmet to accomodate larger speakers. You loose some fidelity with these compared to the larger ones, but still have pretty good sound.
Would like to see Shoei make the speaker pockets deeper, and offer a pass thru port for a bluetooth or corded system as I am not overly thrilled with clamp on systems.
The helmet itself is well made, about average in terms of noise levels at speeds above 65.
Ventilation is pretty good.
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