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Shoei Neotec Imminent Helmet

The Shoei Neotec Imminent Helmet was designed with long distance and ADV touring in mind. The innovative tri-composite shell has been designed to provide riders with a smooth and quiet ride while reducing, lift, weight and increasing overall safety. The shell of the Neotec has also been designed to house the internal drop-down sun visor, eliminating the need to reduce the thickness of the EPS liner and potentially compromise safety.

An integrated face shield shield and chinbar pivot point reduces the number of moving parts, mitigates wind noise and enables riders to close both the chinbar and face shield in the same motion. Shoei’s stainless steel 360° Pivot Locking System secures the chinbar when it is in the closed position and the dual-layer EPS liner provides enhance impact absorption and is channeled to facilitate ventilation.

From the shell to EPS to the 3D formed comfort liner, the Shoei Neotec is purpose built to provide unrivaled rider comfort and safety. Perfect for nearly any type of ride and rider, the Neotec is the ultimate in touring performance. 

Face Shield Features:

  • Easily operable lever mechanism
  • Anti-fog, anti-scratch, 99% UV blocking
  • Pinlock-ready CNS-1 faceshield
  • Wider and taller than the CX-1V that it replaces
  • Includes Pinlock insert
  • 3D injection molding process ensures a distortion-free view

Ventilation and Aerodynamics:

  • Vortex generator vents pull air through helmet
  • 276% more airflow than Multitec
  • Added inlets and outlets
  • Vents are flush against helmet to maintain aerodynamics

5-Ply Shock-Absorbing Fiber Shell:

  • 3 shell sizes
  • AIM Multi-Composite construction
  • Lightweight yet strong
  • Shell-integrated spoiler reduces lift and drag during high-speed riding

Dual EPS Liner:

  • Multi-density EPS for optimal protection
  • Two vents funnel fresh air through the EPS liner
  • Dual liner channels route and disperse air evenly throughout the helmet
  • EPS liner in chin bar

Interior:

  • Fully removable 3D interior liner
  • Top center pad is removable and washable
  • Improved cheekpad design allows better fit with eyeglasses
  • Included chin curtain can be inserted into the chin bar to reduce turbulence and noise
  • Double D-ring closure

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

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Shoei Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm) Head (in)
2XS 51 - 52 20 1/8 - 20 1/2
XS 53 - 54 20 7/8 - 21 1/4
SM 55 - 56 21 5/8 - 22
MD 57 - 58 22 1/2 - 22 7/8
LG 59 - 60 23 1/4 - 23 5/8
XL 61 - 62 24 - 24 3/8
2XL 63 - 64 24 3/4 - 25 1/8
3XL 65 - 66 25 5/8 - 26

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black/Silver / XS 1067889 0117120503 Out of Stock
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Saved my LIFE!!
Just got the new Imminent last March. I am a MSF Instructor and when I was leaving class one evening, I had someone take me out in an intersection.
The helmet hit the pavement so hard, I lost consciousness for about 20 minutes. The impact so bad, there were tears in both of my retinas. After surgery, I can still see perfectly today and use the helmet in my classroom as a constant reminder to my students. Thank-you Shoei for saving my LIFE!!!
I just ordered the exact same one. Would never own another brand.
October 10, 2016
Purchased
10 months ago
Ride:
2013 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
3 / 5
Style
4 / 5
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5 / 5
Shoei vs. Schuberth vs. HJC
My review is a comparison of the Shoei Neotech Imminent (ITEM# 1067891), the Schuberth C3 Pro Dark Classic (ITEM# 1008216), and the HJC RPHA Max Align (ITEM# 886476).
I've been riding my '08 Honda VFR800A with the HJC RPS-10 flat black for the past 6 years, and I'm very happy with the helmet's fit, light weight, and overall shape. But the RPS-10 is very noisy, and I have to always wear earplugs when riding the VFR. I'm switching to the Honda Goldwing to ride more long distances now, and want to have the option to take a sip of water without having to pull over.
I’ve already purchased the Schuberth C3 Pro Classic Women's Helmet (ITEM# 1008288) for my daughter for us to ride 2 up, and she’s keeping it. I was really hoping the C3 Pro Dark Classic would fit so we can sort of match.

Shoei –
Overall Rating – I ruled out the Schuberth because of the chin buckle issue, and it was down to the HJC and the Shoei. It’s not the lightest or most compact helmet. I like the overall shape, graphics, and quality. The internal visor mechanism is smooth, quiet, and the placement of the switch mechanism and built in headphone speakers cutout makes it possible to add on a third party Bluetooth communication system. The internal paddings is the easiest out of the 3 to take out and put back.
Style –I liked the graphics, and is growing on me. I rank the graphic and overall shape #2 out of the 3.
Comfort – The helmet is comfortable and no pressure points. I rode in 90 degrees plus temperatures on the Goldwing, and the helmet venting works well if I sit up straight to the point where I can feel the air dumping down the top of my head. When I slouch the air can’t get to my helmet, and my sweat starts to get uncomfortable on the cheeks and brow line.
Noise Level – With the Goldwing’s full fairing, I have no noise issues. I can hear the audio system pretty well 0 to 80+ mph, and at the same time no wind buffeting.
Weight – Not the lightest amongst the 3 helmets, but feels about the same as the HJC. Considering this is a modular helmet, I really can’t complain. Time will tell how this helmet feels after those 700 mile days.
Shape – The opening is wide enough to comfortably put on the helmet. The outer shape is pleasant but when I wear it makes me look like a lollypop. The internal shape is very comfortable, and has headphone speaker cutouts built into the EPS.
Vision – All 3 helmets provide very good visibility/clarity, and the flexibility offered by the built-in internal visor is another reason I’m switching to a modular helmet. The visor’s darkness is dark enough to ride head on toward sunrise and sunset.

Schuberth –
Overall Rating – I was really rooting for the Schuberth. I like the overall shape and it appears to be the smallest of the 3. It feels lighter than the Shoei and the HJC. The visor slider mechanism has some sharp plastic edges that I don’t like. I like the idea of an integrated Bluetooth option, but at $399 a set, I’d go with something like the Sena 20s. But the visor slider mechanism would interfere with the Sena 20S. The internal paddings is the hardest out of the 3 to take out and put back. In the end, I just can’t make the chin strap/buckle work for me.
Style – The shape is the best out of the 3. I liked the graphics, and the matte finish. I personally rank the graphic and overall shape higher than the Shoei and HJC.
Comfort – This is where things fall apart for me. The chin strap/buckle chokes my throat right at the adam’s apple, and I tried different adjustments without success. With the buckle unbuckled, the rest of the helmet was very comfortable, and no pressure points.
Noise Level – I can’t test the noise level since I plan on returning this helmet.
Weight – Lightest amongst the 3 helmets. Considering this is a modular helmet, I’m impressed by how light it feels.
Shape – The opening feels the narrowest among the 3 helmets, and is the hardest to put on. Once on, there are no pressure points anywhere.
Vision – All 3 helmets provide very good visibility/clarity, and the flexibility offered by the built-in internal visor is another reason I’m switching to a modular helmet.

HJC –
Overall Rating – I like idea of HJC’s visor slider mechanism the most, but the execution falls short. The mechanism doesn’t feel smooth, and is awkward to reach high above the head to pull the visor down. The middle position is also tricky to click into. The overall shape is close to my old HJC, and I do like it. I think Anthony complained about the change to how you remove the outer visor, but I actually think its an improvement. The release mechanism pops the visor off with confidence and certainty, and clicks back in with no fuss. The RPS-10 was a bit more fussy. The internal padding is similar to the RPS-10 with minor differences, but still easy to take out and put back in. The plastic tabs of the cheek pads that wedge into the shell was a little too fussy and vague for my liking. There isn’t a clear cut out for headphone speaker like the Shoei, but does leave a bit of space. No sure it’s enough though.
Style – The graphics is my least favorite among the 3. Paint quality is good, but just not interesting or striking. The paint scheme just seems unnecessarily busy with no clear statement.
Comfort – The overall comfort reminds me of the RPS-10, which is a good thing. Plus the benefit of features afforded by the modular helmet. Just like the RPS-10, there are no pressure points.
Noise Level – I can’t test the noise level since I plan on returning this helmet.
Weight – No the lightest amongst the 3 helmets, but on par with the Shoei.
Shape – The opening is on par with the Shoei as well. Once seated on my head, it feels snug and the cheek pads squish my cheeks a bit more than the Shoei. I think my RPS-10 did the same when new, but relaxed comfortably after a full season.
Vision – All 3 helmets provide very good visibility/clarity, but the tint of the HJC internal visor is the lightest among the 3 helmets. I prefer a darker tint. HJC likes to tell you their 3 position slider mechanism is better, but in reality the Schuberth and Shoei have infinite positions since their mechanisms are not spring loaded.
August 5, 2016
Ride:
2008 Honda VFR800A Interceptor 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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4 / 5
I love this helmet!
Chris Leese1 second ago
I love this helmet. I have been wearing a Shoei Quest for the last 5 years and got really tired of taking off the helmet everytime I wanted to talk to someone, drink water, or just get a cool breeze (I live in Arizona). You know the drill, stop, take off the gloves, the glasses, d-rings, have a drink of water, then revrese. Yeah. So, I knew that I wanted a good quality, good fitting, high end helmet. So I spent a few months doing research and no surprise, Shoei won. Shoei fits me better than any other helmet I have owned and the quality is superb. There was no doubt that I was going to upgrade to a modular helmet, and after a lot of searching, trying on helmets, and comparing comfort, I was convinced that Shoei was for me. I ordered my new Imminent hi viz from Revzilla because they have equal prices to others dealers, but the customer service is so far superior that I likely would have ordered from Zilla even if they were a few dollars more! $677.00 is a lot of money, but the question you have to ask yourself is....how much is your head worth?
The Imminent is great because, to be honest, the solid colors are boring. My Quest was great, but boring! The Imminent not only had attractive graphics, but it also contained neon yellow/green. Besides, Revzilla gave me $30.00 in Revzilla bucks which I used to purchase a pair of Hi Viz mesh gloves for $29.95. The results? I paid $7.40 for shipping and $0.00 for the gloves! Way cool.? Now, I ride a BMW R1200RT, which pretty much conceals the driver from the front, so anything I can do to draw the attention of the cagers is a plus.
February 23, 2016
Ride:
2009 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Love at 1st Wear
I received this helmet (in Hi-Viz) as a birthday gift a week ago as all my family pitched in for the expense. The very next day my father and I headed out for 3 days and 1100 mile trip. Not once, did I have any discomfort or that new helmet break in headache. On this trip, we had it all too. Beautiful sunshine and blue skies to the foggy, misty and rain of the Oregon coast. I stayed dry and cool at all times!

As my first modular helmet, I feel in love with it immediately, All the features this Neotec provides are useful and very easy. I never once need my sunglasses because of what I call the "blast shield" visor that comes down. It works well in the bright sunlight and I like the fact that I am able to lift it up as I ride in and out of the shady spots.

The visor has more positions than I'm used to and really enjoyed having it open 1, 2 and 3 clicks. The modular part is fantastic esp at stop lights while chatting. Opens and closes very easy.

The airflow thru the vents works very well. The design of the back vent to suck the air from the top vents over your head is extremely noticeable. I thought this may possibly be a gimmick. But def not the case! It kept me very cool in the mid to upper 80 degree weather.

To sum up this helmet: BUY IT!
The fit is great and comfortable
Airflow is a 10
I love the "Blast Shield"
Looks are awesome!
July 29, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Expensive...but you get what you pay for.
This is of course the Shoei NeoTec with design work as far as the finish goes. With nicer design work comes a bit more in terms of price. I have gotten several compliments on the helmet. This is one of the few helmets I have found that will take the Harley Davidson Boom headset, almost like it was designed for it. Ventilation is a strong point...extremely good in this regard. Vision is excellent.

The only "complaints" I have is that I needed to buy a set of 31mm cheek pads to replace the standard 35mm pads that came with the helmet for fitment reasons. That is the first issue. The second is that Shoei does not permit colored visors for the Neotec (model # CNS-1) to be imported to dealers in the United States. I guess this is because of the drop down sunshade in this helmet...but my eyes are a bit light sensitive and being able to put in a light smoke visor in makes a difference. Well Amazon to the rescue...I ordered one directly from Japan...and as you can guess you pay mafia prime plus pricing for it. Wish Shoei would reconsider their not allowing them into the USA.
November 16, 2015
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited CVO/SE FLHTKSE
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Exactly what you expect
My priority when searching for a helmet was that I wanted something safe, quiet and comfortable (i'm commuting in it). I started looking at the Schuberth C3Pro, but found it was extremely tight on my head and didn't allow for glasses. The next size up was too loose. That is when I tried the Shoei and it fit great with plenty of room for glasses.
The cheek pads have taken a few weeks to soften up a bit (they squished my face a little at first), but they are getting a little better every day.
Overall, the helmet looks and feels like the quality you expect from Shoei, is comfortable, is reasonably quiet.
I'm very happy with my purchase.
Revilla was great, the helmet arrived 48hrs after I ordered it.
September 18, 2016
Purchased
11 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Sena SMH10 Compatible
After much research and a couple returned helmets I settled on the Neotech. I cannot say that price was a factor as there were less expensive Neotech helmets available (solid colors).

My search was based on a few "wants". I wanted a drop-down sun visor, I wanted a graphic helmet, I wanted to be sure I could get my Sena into the helmet. I tried to get an adventure helmet that did these but failed. (Watching for the Scorpion EXO-AT950 to be in stock soon.)

I'm one of those guys that has a fat head. I know it and if you met me you'd say it too. I am always nervous to purchase over the internet for this reason but the calls and service to/from Revzilla cinched my decision to go with them. I did try a friends Neotech on so I knew about how it would fit. I was able to comfortably purchase an XL. The helmet fits my fat head perfect.

The reason I'm writing a review is:
1- To show anyone doing research for anything really should put Revzilla high on their go-to list.
2- The Hi-Vis yellow graphic is not overwhelming and looks quite nice.
3- To let everyone know that they can get a Sena SMH-A0302 headset clamp kit into this helmet and nicely, I might add. The install was pretty easy, and it seems that this helmet was made for the Sena to mount into.
June 8, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2011 Triumph Tiger 1050
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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Best Modular Available!
Been wanting a modular for 6mo. and went shopping for a Schuberth C3 Pro. I really wanted this helmet, but for some reason, it would not fit me correctly. I "settled" for the Shoei Neotec Borealis. I tried to order but Revzilla said "Out of Stock" in my size. I then ordered the Imminent and glad I did. I think it has a cooler graphic design than the Borealis.
When I tried it on, the cheek pads were squishing my face and the inner band was slightly loose. I ordered the 31mm cheek pads and the thicker helmet liner. It's a perfect fit now. The coolest part is there is no more fogging of my face shield that has plagued me the past few years without a pin lock. I've gotten so many compliments and I also use it for display in my motorcycle safety classes that I teach. Revzilla was fast to ship, even with the accessories. Shoei has hit it out of the park again! Congrats!!
November 18, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2013 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Good helmet, but not for the price
I found this helmet on a little bit of a sale, so I thought I'd splurge for a spendy helmet. I don't think it was worth it. Its a fine helmet, but there are cheaper helmets just as good. It doesn't seem any quieter than any other helmet. I was wearing a Scorpion previously. The Scorpion was just as good for half the price. One thing I HATE about the Shoei is that there is fabric exposed along the bottom of the liner. It soakes up water in the rain which wicks up the cheek pads to your face. Also, the velcro on your jacket sticks to this fabric. I also do not like the release. Its a little difficult to find and works backwards: You push DOWN on the release to get the chinbar UP. On the Scorpion you put your thumb under the chinbar and push up to get it up. Make sense, easy to find.
One other small issue: Chin bar doesn't CLICK when it latches so you always have to check to be sure it has latched.
Lastly, for some stupid reason, they only have a finger tab on the left side of the face shield. I don't know what they saved there, but its stupid. IF you are sitting at a light with you hand on the clutch you have to reach across with your right hand to raise the face shield.
Its a fine helmet, but disappointing for the price.
August 30, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2003 Honda VTX1800C
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
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Worth the investment.
Bought this to replace a modular Harley helmet I got 2 years ago and there is no comparison between the two. I did a lot of research and watched many videos (mainly on Rez's site) on all the top makes and decided on the Shoei Neotech after trying on all of the models I was interested in in the store. The salespeople at Rez were very knowledgeable and patient making sure my purchase was right for me...very impressed. As for the helmet I've only used it on a couple 1 hour rides so far both on and off the highway. The venting is a huge improvement over what I had even with the Road King windshield in front of me and the noise level has dropped dramatically. I read where many riders had to change the cheek pads to a thinner version, but I had no problem. Also no hot spots in the forehead area...the padding is very plush. Definitely on the pricey side, but feel much safer and more comfortable than before. Bought the Sena SMH5 Bluetooth along with this for when "The General" rides with me like our upcoming trip to Laconia. I'm no high tech wizard so felt a little intimidated about installing it in the helmets, but had no problems...took less than an hour to do both. I'm not one for a lot of bells and whistles so opted for this less expensive unit. Very easy to use and decent sound quality though we're mainly using it for the intercom and GPS voice features.
April 15, 2016
Ride:
2014 Harley Davidson Road King FLHR/I
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