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Shoei RF-1200 Vessel Helmet

Item: P315925

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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Product Details

Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.5 lbs.
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Shoei RF-1200 Vessel Helmet

The pinnacle of perfection, the RF-1200 represents the culmination of 56 years of helmet heritage and has been designed, from its inception, to be an industry leader in comfort, performance and protection. The wind tunnel tested shell has been optimized to provide a compact and aerodynamic shape, reducing wind-noise, buffeting and weight. Shoei has 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 new 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 place 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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Lighter but noisier than the Shoei RF-1100
First off this product fits true to size and is perfect for the North American head type. There is plenty of space in the mouth/chin area and it accommodates my big round head.

Also I have the benefit of owning the previous model, the Shoei RF-1100. Both the new and old are XL for me and fit exactly the same. The new RF-1200 has better quality padding on the inside for a sturdier fit that is still comfortable. Plenty of room for my ears to wiggle around and it doesn't give me a headache.

The accessories (breath and wind blockers) are identical to the RF-1100. As well the new RF-1200 is lighter. Unfortunately the RF-1200 is noisier but this is not a problem for me. Just don't plan on using a Bluetooth headset above 70mph. Also the rear vent on the RF-1200 is useless. The RF-1100 has excellent rear ventilation and I lament not having it in the new helmet.

Where the RF-1200 Vessel truly shines is in its graphics and finish. It actually is a matte finish and not gloss, making the helmet look way more expensive than it actually is. As well the graphics are hot, like head turning-ly good looking. This is exactly what you want to stay safe on the street, everybody will see those red and yellow graphics. Even if you don't have a red bike I would recommend this helmet simply for it's style and visibility among traffic.
November 17, 2015
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over 2 years ago
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2014 Suzuki GSX-R750
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3 / 5
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You won't regret it
I did a lot of research before spending a ton of money on this helmet. Everyone told me I wouldn't regret and I don't. I hated wearing helmets until I bought this. Very light, very comfortable and very aerodynamic. Field of vision is very wide which is the biggest selling point for me. I didn't buy the Icon so I can't tell if it's worth the extra money but I can tell you that you won't be disappointed.
February 19, 2016
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2014 BMW S1000R
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4 / 5
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Great Helmet
Extremely pleased with this helmet. Visibility is great. Extremely comfortable and light. Extremely well ventilated. Actually fairly quiet once all the vents are closed. Can't recommend this enough.
August 17, 2016
Ride:
2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R
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4 / 5
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coming from rf-1000 to rf-1200 big difference
I like the helmet, noise level a bit on a high side, but after 1K+ miles in this helmet in 2.5 days I still can hear great.

It's light, it's aerodynamic, I really have no bad things to say about it, love it.
July 26, 2016
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New look is awesome.
This new paint scheme is amazing. Would ya just look at it!?! I just got mine today. I was reading through the guide and it said something about florescent paint. So I went and grabbed a UV light and lo and behold it POPS! It looks amazing. Nuff said.
October 28, 2015
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2016 BMW S1000RR
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Looks awesome, super comfortable. Little more rounded fit than I expected but overall great helm. Steep price but I can see why, well worth it.
April 28, 2017
Purchased
8 months ago
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All around good reviews, both on Revzilla and Youtube. I like the graphics, and I tried the fit on in-store and it was comfortable.
Nicholas B on Mar 19, 2017
It's a Shoei.. Wind noise and aerodynamics for the most part. Cutout for bluetooth earbud.
J S on Feb 16, 2016
All around good reviews, both on Revzilla and Youtube. I like the graphics, and I tried the fit on in-store and it was comfortable.
Nicholas B on Mar 19, 2017
I've heard guide things about the RF-1200 helmet, and it fits my head shape. The fact that it's kinda Hi-viz, but with a great graphic helped too.
Thomas H on Oct 6, 2016
It's a Shoei.. Wind noise and aerodynamics for the most part. Cutout for bluetooth earbud.
J S on Feb 16, 2016
New 2016 model and needed a new helmet.
Jake F on Nov 18, 2015
Excellent protection, unique style, outstanding quality, perfect fit.
brownwa on Nov 5, 2015
Look at that graphic, I believe this question answers itself.
Jonathan P on Sep 25, 2015
I've heard guide things about the RF-1200 helmet, and it fits my head shape. The fact that it's kinda Hi-viz, but with a great graphic helped too.
Thomas H on Oct 6, 2016
New 2016 model and needed a new helmet.
Jake F on Nov 18, 2015
Anyone wear this with regular eye glasses?
Ajit C on Oct 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I wear it with prescription eyeglasses/sunglasses. Only issue I ever have is the glasses fog up but that is to be expected.
Is rf 1200 white vessel matte?
A C on Apr 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It is a matte finish.
Does anyone use these with prescription glasses?
Ajit C on Sep 1, 2017
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