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Shoei RF-1200 Helmet - Solid

Item: P258906

Everything you want in a premium-quality helmet. Nothing you don’t need. The Snell-rated RF-1200 is compact and comfortable, quiet and lightweight. Read More

$485.99 - $498.99
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Shoei RF-1200 Helmet - Solid
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$449.09

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Product Details

Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.5 lbs.
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Shoei RF-1200 Helmet

The pinnacle of perfection, the Shoei RF-1200 Helmet represents the culmination of 56 years of helmet heritage. The RF1200 was designed from its inception to be an industry leader in comfort, performance and protection. The wind tunnel-tested shell is optimized to provide a compact and aerodynamic shape, reducing wind-noise, buffeting and weight. Shoei not only designed the RF-1200 to be one of the most comfortable helmets on the market, but also one of the safest, meeting both DOT and SNELL M2015 safety standards.

Whether you are a track day enthusiast or cross-country cruiser, the RF-1200 will allow you to ride with confidence, freeing you to concentrate on the road and, most importantly, enjoy the ride.

Slim And Light Weight Design

One of the most important features of a quality helmet is that you hardly know it’s there protecting your head. Shoei has reduced the weight of the RF-1200 by using a slimmer design and building a distinct line into the side of the helmet that also serves as an accent. As a result, the new Shoei RF-1200 is lighter than any other Snell certified helmet in the current Shoei lineup.

Shell Construction

The slim design of the Shoei RF-1200, with its distinct accent cut line, widens the bottom of the helmet to help ease the process of putting the RF-1200 on or taking it off. Further advancing the comfort of the AIM+ shell is the industry leading four shell sizes that the Shoei RF-1200 comes in. The impact-absorbing dual liner consists of two layers incorporating different densities, helping to effectively balance the potential impact applied to the more rigid shell.

Quietness

Through advancements in the aerodynamic shape, improved interior linings and a new and improved shield system the rider will experience a very quiet and comfortable riding experience. The interior of the RF-1200 has achieved a balance of a comfortably soft fit and a firm, stable hold. The design of the cheek pads also improves the motion of the neck, thus helping the rider to check traffic behind him/her for example.

Shield System

The CWR-1 Pinlock shield features ribs on top and bottom of the shield to improve rigidity and eliminate bending of the shield caused by wind pressure or the opening and closing of the shield. Independent beading in the top and sides of the Shoei RF-1200 help to keep the seal of the shield tight and eliminate any excess air. In addition to the CWR-1 shield, Shoei has developed a new base plate for the RF-1200. The Quick-Release Self-Adjusting base plate is spring-loaded and pulls the shield back onto the helmet, sealing it tightly against wind and rain. The addition of a five-stage rotating dial allows for fine tuning of the base plate for easy shield adjustments.

Ventilation

A large lower three position vent, three upper air vent intakes and four uniquely positioned upper exhaust outlet vents combine with the Dual Density EPS liner to allow cooling air to travel unrestricted through tunnels created in the EPS liner.

Features:

  • Four shell sizes
  • Dual density EPS liner
  • Superior ventilation
  • 3D Max-Dry System II Liner
  • E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) CWR-1 Shield System
  • Neatly secure chin strap
  • Includes Pinlock pins and lens insert
  • Includes breath guard and chin curtain
  • Snell M2015 and DOT Certified

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

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Everything you want in a premium-quality helmet. Nothing you don’t need. The Snell-rated RF-1200 is compact and comfortable, quiet and lightweight. Read More
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4.8 / 5.0
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Just saved my life
First and foremost, I'm 5 days out from a nasty highside coming out of turn 5 at Barber Motorsports Park... I don't remember it. I just remember waking up at UAB Hospital that night with literally every square inch of my body in pain. Witnesses say I landed on my back with the back of my head whipping onto the pavement. Well, I'm alive, and though I'm concussed, I don't think you can ask for more from a helmet. Protecting your brain in 80mph crashes when you practically land head first is a tall order, and this helmet delivered.

I didn't originally buy this for the track. My initial purchase decision was due to having to live with a cheap helmet beforehand. Like most things, helmets are more than just the sum of their parts. You can have less than perfect aerodynamics and you won't really notice the difference of a few more ounces of wind pressure with your head turned. Or, you may not notice the 5dB difference in wind noise... until you have to ride with it for months on end. This is why I looked toward the top shelf with this Shoei. Its easy to don and doff with the chinstrap through the loops, and with practice(though not recommended, blah blah blah) its pretty easy to use with headphones in.

I've always appreciated this helmet for its features and felt that it was worth the price, but after last Saturday I'm a Shoei guy for life! I'm ordering another one right now!
April 22, 2016
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Best helmet in this price range
If you want to protect your head and do it right dont look to cut corners on your helmet. Bargain helmets for $100 or so are made with the minimum standards to get through Snell and DOT. This company has never been in the business of making bargain helmets as they are concerned with product design functionality, user friendly features and maximum protection to your head, which is what you use a helmet for in the first place. Bike parts are replaceable and upgradeable, your head isnt so expect that this quality will be reflected in the price, which I feel is quite reasonable for what the RF-1200 delivers.

PROS:
-Maximum air flow from numerous well placed vents around the helmet decrease heat in summer and block cold air in cold weather. These vents are easy to use while riding and are sturdy so there is no concern of breaking them, unlike an old helmet I used which the vents constantly broke because they were poorly made.
- Sealed and insulated helmet creates quiet riding atmosphere. I had no idea what I was missing til I wore this helmet. With the vents closed and my ear protection in the wind noise is noticeable but not bothersome by any means. You can never fully eliminate wind noise especially if you plan to ride hard, but this helmet does about as best you could.
- Lightweight design substantially decreases rider fatigue and allows for easier rear checks when changing lanes, turning etc. My neck often hurt after long days of riding with my the other helmet which was about 6 lbs or more, the RF-1200 is half of that and it makes a difference.
-Snug fit and increased padding placement makes for greater protective environment and more comfortable wear. I was right on the border of a medium and a small. I contacted Revzilla customer service who suggested to go with a medium and that I could buy small sized padding if I needed to reduce space. Glad I did because the medium fits me great but good to know that is an option.
- Pin lock feature is awesome for anti-fog use especially when I ride in cold weather below 60*

CONS:
- Minimal designs for the helmet appearance limit customization. This is unfortunately typical for this company because they focus more on the quality of the product they seem to consider appearance as an afterthought. I love to see awesome art on other helmets and wish this company would offer this feature on future helmets. Looking cool and being safe dont have to be mutually exclusive.
- That "new helmet" smell still lingers months after I bought it and put thousands of riding miles in it. Its probably unavoidable but the nasty toxin smell I could do without.
October 1, 2014
Ride:
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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5 / 5
Great upgrade from the hjc cl-17
I'm a new-ish rider and decided to pick up a new helmet so I could have one for myself and one for a passenger. It was a bit on the expensive end for me (coming from an HJC CL-17) but the reviews were so awesome I couldn't pass it up - in the end, I'd say it's well worth the price.
Compared to the HJC this helmet is a huge improvement. When I originally helmet shopped in person in stores the employees at multiple locations told me there was no big improvement over the CL-17 and this Shoe, that it was basically a brand name thing and some added functionality. They must not have ever tried this helmet on because there is a massive difference in weight (much lighter), size (smaller), vision (much wider) and ventilation (better and more options). Plus, there is an included pin lock shield for anti-fogging (I'd have to crack the hjc if it was a bit chilly). Perhaps the biggest difference was the noise level, I hadn't realized how much my ears were dealing with in the HJC until I switched. Now it's nice a quiet (at least relatively).
As I said, I'm a new rider and haven't worn many helmets. However, I do know that this helmet is well worth the price as an upgrade if you're looking to replace something in the $150 range.
December 14, 2015
Ride:
2015 Yamaha FZ-07
Awesome helmet
This is my first helmet so unfortunately I can't compare it to anything else but I love the helmet. It's exactly what I was waiting for after weeks of research and watching the awesome videos here on all the different helmets.

I'm not a big guy and on the skinny side so helmet shell size was very important to me. The rf1200 shell makes everything else on the market look huge and doesn't give you that goofy looking bobble-head look.

The inside is plush and soft and is VERY warm. I wore it around the house for 30 mins to make sure it fit my head right and my whole body was sweating from the warmth of the helmet. Then I opened the vents and just by walking at a fast pace cooled my head down. I'm an intermediate to long oval and it hugs my head perfectly in all areas. That leads me to believe that it might be too narrow or long for an even slightly rounder head. If you have a round head, this helmet isn't for you.

The fit and finish are top notch and you can just feel that it's a high quality helmet. The buckles are beefy and I don't see them ever breaking over time. The only con I noticed when wearing it was the bottom strap digging into my neck/chin area. I see that it has two soft pieces to guard against that but they aren't long enough or wide enough to work. That really annoyed me. It wasn't the irritating abrasive sensation that annoyed me- it was the fact that they thought of everything and couldn't think of a better design to keep that rough chin strap off of people's skin(which is crazy sensitive after a close shave). I've noticed that this seems to be the common design amongst different helmet brands but I can't help but think they'd be much more effective if the padding was more like a sleeve where it was sleeved over the strap vs flaps that never stay in place. Or simply thicker, wider and longer cushioning in that area might do the trick. That way you wouldn't have soft and plush around the head and cheeks to rough and abrasive under the chin(which really is distracting. Maybe it's just something I need to get used to or something that will soften up over time. But to not beat a dead horse, there's no reason why such an elementary design for that strap should still be on these modern helmets after all the cutting edge technology and calculated design that went into this(and other modern higher end helmets).

With the above complaint said, I feel like the helmet was literally molded for my head. THATS how comfortable it is. It's light, doesn't have a bobble-head effect, soft, warm, looks aggressive and badass, DOT and SNELL approved for under $450....what more could you ask for? Oh ya, a better chin strap protector! Haha...but that's the only thing.
November 13, 2013
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Awesome helmet, but best to try on in store
ABOUT HELMET:<br>This is a great helmet and the quality is top notch. I've bough $400-$600 helmets before and Shoei blew my mind at the quality. Shoei is going to be my go to helmet brand from now on.<br><br>I got the matte black (size large) and white (size medium). The matte black is such a great color, but it got fingerprints really easily and it was hard to wash off. The white is a clean and fresh color, more visible, and looks awesome (IMHO). I'm sure lots of other colors in the line look amazing too, Shoei knows what's up.<br><br>The only thing I do not like is the strap pads, the pieces of fabric that are supposed to protect your jaw from the strap. They feel cheap and do not cover the strap well. My last helmet had much higher quality and it felt nicer. I may try sewing them into position, which may or may not be worth the effort. The helmet still feels comfortable.<br><br>ABOUT SIZING:<br>I bought this helmet in large after contacting Revzilla and watching/reading tons on media on the internet. It seemed a size large would be best for me.<br><br>I got it and it fit snug. By most accounts, it fit me well enough to use. Nonetheless, I had a sneaking suspicion that it wasn't snug enough. If my helmet needs to protect my head (hopefully not), I want it to do so in the best possible way. Getting the size right is critical.<br><br>I went to my local shop and tried on the same helmet. Sure enough, a medium was a better fit for me. I ordered the M and returned the L.<br><br>I encourage everyone to watch LOTS of videos about sizing (I put a good one in the video section of this review) and try on helmets in person before buying, even if you think your head clearly fits into a size chart (I fit in the lower end of large, but got a medium). You are not a size chart. Actually go try on helmets. It could save your life.
October 27, 2014
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5 / 5
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Easy to live with
I've been enjoying hair by Shoei for more than two decades now. I have a round head and a size large Shoei fits perfectly. My last three helmets were X-12s. I opted for the RF-1200 over the X-14 because my riding has changed from track days and higher speeds to more sport touring. The X series are racing helmets and sacrifice ease of off and on and a little quietness for more stability at high speeds. The RF is much easier to put on and take off...your ears can actually stay in place. It is also slightly less noisy but flows a little less air than the X-12. Like the X series, the RF is plush and comfortable and can be custom sized by changing cheek pads. The eye opening is cut a bit higher than the X-12 and I added some tape on the shield as a sun visor. Unfortunately my spare CW-1 face shields will not fit the RF-1200...same issue with the X-14. I'm happy with my chose and looking forward to some years of easy living with the RF-1200.
April 22, 2016
Ride:
2012 Suzuki GSX-R750
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Love Shoei and love the new RF-1200
I replaced my Shoei RF-1100 with the new RF-1200 (after getting hit by a 19-year old who flipped an illegal u-turn across six lanes of LA road).

The RF-1200 is quieter than its father. Great fit, nice features, great helmet, especially for the price point.
February 19, 2014
Ride:
2005 Suzuki SV650S
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Shoei shows why it's top rated
Obviously, the Shoei brand is one of the top names in the industry, and for good reason. As the owner also of the rf1100, I tried the Reevu and the Shark evoline Hakka, just to see how the competition stacked up.

Needless to say, they both went back within days. Why? The Shark helmet is huge, even the size M I wear was gigantic. Yes, I looked like I was taking one giant leap for mankind when I put it on. I won't lie. It's more suited for the space shuttle than a sport bike. Then we have the Reevu, which is the only brand to have a built in rear view mirror. Now, in principle, this seems a fantastic idea, and indeed would have been, if only the mirror want so tiny. That, and the stock rear window is tinted, which means you'll have to buy the clear one if you can find it anywhere, because the tint really results in much worse visibility. Everywhere I checked was out of stock.

The rf1200 is everything the 1100 is, plus more. And by more I mean less. Less shell size means you don't have a bobblehead, yet retain the same level of protection as the previous model. Rf1200 also comes with a pinlock anti fog shield for your visor. An optional upgrade for the rf1200 is the transitions shield that automatically changes from light to dark, depending on how bright the environment is. It's like $152 but cool as it gets, plus then there's no need for blacked out face shields, glasses, or internal drop down sun visors, which means this bad boy not only looks awesome, but it's both DOT and SNELL 2015 certified.

Compared side by side with most brands, it's instantly apparent that the Shoei line is superior. The thing has a superior look and build quality whereas a lot of others just seem cheap and poorly constructed in comparison. Shoei helmets aren't so long front to back, either, so you escape that alien/lollipop appearance which we riders hate so much. Here, then, is the solution, instead of opting for a 3/4 face or open face helmet for that looking cool factor- which might not leave you with much face left if you crash and slide at 85 mph some day.
April 14, 2015
Ride:
2013 Triumph Street Triple R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
Saved me Will be buying another one!
This Helmet saved me from getting banged up. I am 4 days out of an accident being airlifted. I have lots of bums and bruises. Thankfully no broken bones. This helmet saved my head and face no concussion. I will be buying a new one as soon as I get the insurance money to replace it. I highly recommend it!!
May 1, 2016
Ride:
1993 Honda CBR600F F2
Glad I upgraded
So I have used a RF700 for years and got tired of everyone telling me to upgrade. My old helmet was so comfortable but after realizing I was five generations behind, I knew I couldn't leave it any longer. The 1200 is way superior in terms of ventilation. Almost too good in fact. I left the little vent open at front and rode in Nov. My head was chilly. I also realized there was a draft over my eyes went I leaned over in a corner. Both were easily solved by closing all the vents and adjusting the face shield (two clicks on small screw). The latter brings the shield closer to the shell. I also installed the optional chin screen. Now everything is toasty.

The 1200 has much better aerodynamics. The 700 would get pushed back into my face at speed, and move around if I looked over my shoulder. The 1200 is planted.

The double glazed shield takes some getting used to, but it is nice to have the option. I am waiting to see the photochromic option out later this year.
November 25, 2013
Ride:
2006 Ducati Sportclassic PaulSmart 1000 LE
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Pinlock transitions shield option, bluetooth comms option, trusted name & model.
Ryan M on Nov 3, 2017
The RF1100 was a solid helmet. In being in an accident, Shoei has my business for life. So, I tried the newer line out, and the rf1200 fits my style....and its bright bright red.
zhuuka on Oct 30, 2017
Pinlock transitions shield option, bluetooth comms option, trusted name & model.
Ryan M on Nov 3, 2017
safety
franck s on Oct 31, 2017
The RF1100 was a solid helmet. In being in an accident, Shoei has my business for life. So, I tried the newer line out, and the rf1200 fits my style....and its bright bright red.
zhuuka on Oct 30, 2017
i chose this helmet because of the rating and reviews from the comments section on this website, other websites reviews, and family suggestions.
Bill S on Oct 28, 2017
Extremely comfortable helmet especially with more sensitive skin/dry skin.
Miguel j on Oct 24, 2017
Can't put a price on your head. I like the premium fit and finish, comfortable to wear while still looking nice and offering that SNELL rating I need for the track.
HeroDanny on Oct 20, 2017
Quiet, lightweight helmet with great reviews!
Jennifer F on Oct 20, 2017
known helmet
kevin B on Oct 19, 2017
I wanted a quality full face helmet for the cooler weather. My older full face needed to be replaced.
TIMOTHY C E on Oct 13, 2017
Great reviews and wanted a step up in the quiet level from my HJC
Sean C on Oct 12, 2017
Quality, comfort and reviews. Color Red
Prabhu K on Oct 10, 2017
Air flow, comfort and quietness. Was considering the Signa-X but went with the Shoei for lesser price, the visor and seemingly less flukiness reported by others with regard to the Arai. Seems like the gold standard of helmets.
J A on Oct 3, 2017
Shoei quality.
Ryan D on Oct 2, 2017
Need one.
Arty M on Sep 30, 2017
Shoei has the quality of Arai, without the fussiness of sidepods and "close to the face" fit issues. Also quieter and less expensive.
David G on Sep 26, 2017
Went to a local shop and tried this helmet on for fitment. It is very comfortable.
Matthew G on Sep 16, 2017
I've owned two Shoei helmets before this one, and they have performed well.
WAYNE A on Sep 13, 2017
to protect my head from birds
Brendan F C on Sep 12, 2017
Reviews as a great all around helmet
John J on Sep 5, 2017
I have worn Shoei for years, most recently an RF1100. It was time for a new helmet, this is the 1100's successor and research was favorable.
Charles C on Sep 5, 2017
Quality, safety reputation and quietness rating.
Michael G on Sep 2, 2017
Revzilla recommended and user reviews
norman g on Aug 29, 2017
Comfort and previously had helmets by shoei
james h on Aug 29, 2017
have tried this on and like it. very popular and highly rated
Tim W on Aug 28, 2017
SHOEI RF-1200 is the best street motorcycle helmet in the market. It feels very comfortable and lightweight.
A C on Aug 28, 2017
wanted a premium comfortable helmet
Gregory I on Aug 27, 2017
Love the helmet, tried a friends
Kevin K on Aug 21, 2017
So much more comfortable than the 99 dollar helmet a bought to use on my MSR course... Love it...You actually can forget its on your head.
William P on Aug 14, 2017
I have a RF-1000 and love it. Love the fit and comfort, and especially the safety ratings. Seems like the most helmet for the money. Time to upgrade and Shoei has earned my trust.
David P on Aug 7, 2017
safety and comfort
Brian B on Aug 7, 2017
Simply needed a new helmet and this fit, a big deal!
Neil M on Aug 6, 2017
I wanted highly visible (I got brilliant yellow) and well-rated helmet for safety. Looking at the reviews, in particular, one reviewer said the helmet saved his life in 80MPH crash and I was sold.
Ram B on Aug 5, 2017
I wanted a comfortable full face helmet to go with my Super Tenere I got it in silver Awesome helmet!
Blake S on Aug 3, 2017
TRON made this helmet look awesome and its very comfy
Conner L on Aug 1, 2017
Protection
Yongjae P on Aug 1, 2017
safety
Richard V on Jul 30, 2017
Because Shoei.
Clifford T on Jul 30, 2017
.IT SEEMED LIKE IT WAS EVERYTHING I WANTED AND THE VIDEO REVIEW ON REVZILLA SEALED IT. I HAVE HAD IT FOR ALMOST TWO YEARS NOW AND I AM EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH IT. COMFY, QUIET AND GREAT AIRFLOW
ADDY T on Jul 28, 2017
Best quality and features I could find for the price and that fit my head.
Akjblizz on Jul 27, 2017
Excellent Helmet, a little quieter than the GT-Air (really depends on your head shape). I'm a long-oval head shape, the GT-Air is snug & the RF-1200 is a little more spacious. The air flow on the RF1200 is much better than the GT-Air. Overall, the RF-1200 is the best helmet I've owned. The vents are excellent & for my 2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black, the airflow around the helmet is good. I'm 5'10, a Large fits like a Large. Get out there and Ride!
Tyler S on Jul 26, 2017
Multiple good reviews
richardson r on Jul 24, 2017
I've bought two of these helmets and I love them. I've also worn Bell and Arai - which are also really solid helmets - but this one just fits and feels a bit better than my other ones. I wear it on long, cross-country rides and the fit and comfort and visibility is great.
uberblond on Jul 24, 2017
Great helmet! First one kept me alive when I went down. Gladly purchased a replacement knowing what it is good for!
Christopher C on Jul 16, 2017
Comfiest sexiest helmet on the market.
A S on Jul 15, 2017
reviews. previously owned one before crash.
benjamin b on Jul 10, 2017
Based upon extensive reviews and safety ratings I picked Shoei RF-1200 for my very first motorcycle helmet.
Jennifer S on Jul 10, 2017
Replacement helmet and upgrade to current Shoei. Like the Shoei helmet products.
gerald S on Jul 7, 2017
reviews, reviews, reviews...
Brad B on Jul 6, 2017
I bought one before and it saved my life in an accident. So why not. Its an awesome helmet.
Son N on Jun 29, 2017
Shoei is known as the best by many. the RF-1200 is touted as their best. Don't skimp when it comes to your helmet.
R Y on Jun 28, 2017
safety
franck s on Oct 31, 2017
i chose this helmet because of the rating and reviews from the comments section on this website, other websites reviews, and family suggestions.
Bill S on Oct 28, 2017
How would this compare to the GT-Air?
Operator7G on Oct 15, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure I would necessarily agree. Both the RF-1200 and GT-Air are new helmets and both feature multiple shell sizes. Granted, the RF-1200 has 4 to the GT-Air's 3. The obvious difference is the internal visor, but I wonder how they compare in terms of fit (shape of head), weight, air flow, riding position (i.e. is it for a tucked sporty position, an upright adv touring, or any range), noise, etc. They seem to be aimed at the same target for the most part. The GT-Air costs about $65 more (comparing white to white), which could be the cost of the internal visor. I'm just wondering why you would choose one over the other.
Will my sena smh10 clamp on or would it have to stick on?
A shopper on Jan 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am answering my own question. Yes the SMH10 will clamp to the helmet. I bought the large so I can only attest to that particular size.
Is this helmet "eyeglass" friendly? I have a Shark RSI and CANNOT get my glasses on with it.
A shopper on Dec 9, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I wear rectangular lens wire-framed glasses that look like these:
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and they fit in the RF1200 eyeport better than they used to in the RF1000 that I wore before - there's a bit more room above the glasses frame's top bar.
Mine is a two part question, I have been looking at the Schuberth line and the rants about how quiet they are and I am wondering what is the db ratng for the rf 1200 also I have found that the Shoei rf 1200 is lighter but no specific weight can anyone help me ??
Ross N on Oct 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is a light helmet, feels very light compared to my GT Air shoei.. As for the quiet , from my experience id say choose a different helmet. I bought a large that was Super loud 5 months later . Changed the cheek pads to smaller ones it's still loud . Now looking into other helmet brands . Unbelievable how loud it is around 65+mph
I currently wear a size Small Arai RXQ. How does the RF1200 compare to the RXQ as far as internal shape and sizing?
Thanks.
Jamal J on Oct 23, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The rxq fits more "round" than the rf1200. The rxq will feel shorter front to back, with the rf1200 giving a little bit more room in that area. I wear the same size rxq as i do rf1200
I'm a first time rider, buying my safety gear, signing up for the safety course, etc. I know a good helmet is a good investment seeing as it protects the most important part of my body. my question is this: is this helmet a good choice for my first helmet, the one I'm going to learn in? my only concern is that if I make a mistake or something of the nature I don't want to ruin an expensive helmet. thanks in advance. sorry if this is a dumb question.
A shopper on Mar 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: this is a great first or 1 of many helmet because it is light unobtrusive and will not interfere with vision or weigh your head down . i personally cannot even tell i'am wearing the thing. the only giveaway is lack of wind blast and noise. the visor is just as clear as not wearing a visor at all. also fairly quiet and will not fog up on you as long as you are rolling. or there is a breeze. the helmet bag can be used to clean the helmet while in the bag so everytime you pull it out its like throwing on a new looking helmet with a print free visor everytime.
a friend of mine bought the RF1100 and he was suffering from whistling noise at the top of the helmet. Does this newer version have the same problem?
Faisal A. on Jan 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The RF-1200 does not have any kind of whistling that I have noticed at double digit speeds.

While I am very satisfied with my new Shoei, I will say that I expected it to be less noisy. Regardless, it's still the best deal for the $$$ in my opinion.
RF 1200 or HJC RPHA 11 Pro? Ride = Super Duke 1290.
Gary L on Mar 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I got the RF 1200 and I highly reccomrnd it.
I already own this helmet. It's great, I'm happy. I'm just curious if anyone knows any other visors/face shields that will fit it. I thought it might be interesting to look into a tinted visor, or a reflective one. The only replacements I see on Revzilla are for regular ones.

Does anyone know of any other visors for it?
A C on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a black tinted and two clear shields, both from Shoei that fit perfectly.
I bought this helmet in June and love it. I notice the cut-outs for speakers covered by removable padding. Is there a sound system/intercom compatible with it? Speakers that fit into those rounded out spots? Or bluetooth unit specifically built to fit in this helmet? Thanks!
Chuck L on Aug 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Just about all the intercom sets will fit. I have the scala rider g9x in mine for two years and love it... phone, mp3 music, and intercom between riders.. there are lots of good equipment out there.. you get what you pay for though..
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