Shoei never stops pushing innovation and progress with their line of premium motorcycle helmets. The Shoei RF-1200 helmet, created by a world-class team of engineers and designers from Shoei, they utilized their 55 years' worth of knowledge and expertise, their wind tunnel facility which is state-of-the-art, proprietary materials, and the motorcycle helmet safety industry’s most stringent QA best practices to design and develop the next-generation Shoei RF Helmet. The Shoei RF-1200 is a lighter, more compact, aerodynamic helmet with advanced functionality.
Design of the Shoei RF-1200 Helmet
When Shoei designs a helmet, their state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility is an extremely important part of the process. From the very beginning stages of development a lot of time is spent in their wind tunnel, and as a result the RF-1200 has been designed with a more compact and streamlined shell than ever before, earning its place as Shoei’s lightest Snell full-face helmet in their lineup to date. As a result of the helmet's aerodynamic qualities combined with new design elements, the Shoei RF-1200 helmet sees a reduction in wind noise without blocking the road’s “feedback sounds”. The helmet aerodynamics and interior helmet liner components that have been also been designed to prevent undesirable road noises from making their way through the bottom of the helmet.
Shoei RF-1200 Ventilation and Airflow Performance
Shoei technical and design engineers have equipped the RF-1200 helmet with a large, three-position lower vent mechanism specifically designed to be used with motorcycle gloves, three upper air vents for maximum air intake, and four upper exhaust vents to utilize the negative pressure suction. These features all combined create a incredibly effective cool-air intake and hot-air expulsion, all the while maintaining the optimal balance between airflow and silence.
The Shoei CWR-1 Face Shield
The RF-1200’s CWR-1 face shield features an improved field of vision. The Shoei CWR-1 face shield features a distortion-free view due to the 3D injection-molding process, and the shield also protects the rider against 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays. Another innovative feature is the ribs on the top and bottom edge of the CWR-1 shield which improves the rigidity of the shield and eliminates the bending from high-speed wind pressure and also any bending during the opening and closing process. Coupled with the Shoei CWR-1 face shield is the Shoei QR-E base plate system which allows for quicker shield changes than ever before. The strengthened spring-loaded base plate pulls the installed shield back against the lip, dual-layered window beading to provide a waterproof and windproof seal each and every time. Additionally, the all new rotating dial that features five-stages allows the precise fine tuning of the base plate’s function. This is the most advanced base plate and face shield combination on the market to date.
Anti-Fog system from PINLOCK® Included
The Shoei RF-1200 helmet comes with a Pinlock® Fog-Resistant System, offering the most effective anti-fog protection for motorcycle helmets.
Exterior Shell - Multi-Ply Matrix AIM+ Shell
The first layer of defense is a motorcycle helmet's outer shell, and there are few features which are as important. This is why the new Shoei RF-1200 features the Multi-Ply Matrix AIM+ Shell construction exclusively from Shoei. The combination of fiberglass and organic fibers makes the RF-1200’s proprietary AIM+ Shell not only extremely lightweight, but also unbelievably strong. The shell comes in four shell sizes to ensure a custom fit for head sizes between X-Small to XX-Large.
Dual-Layer / Multi-Density EPS Foam Liner
The Shoei RF-1200’s Dual-Layer, Multi-Density EPS foam liner is designed to facilitate cooling air to travel unrestricted through tunnels created in the EPS, while continuing to feature enhanced impact absorption provided by the varying densities of foam in key areas around the head. These design features further enhances the Shoei RF-1200’s superior protection and ventilation performance. Additionally, the precise placement of dual-layer multi-density EPS foam liner creates a more lightweight and compact design.
Comfort - 3D Max-Dry System II Interior Helmet Liner
The Shoei RF-1200 helmet features a fully removable, washable, adjustable, and replaceable, Shoei 3D Max-Dry System II interior helmet liner which wicks away and dissipates moisture and sweat faster than traditional Nylon helmet liners. The liner's center pad is three-dimensionally shaped in order to best match the specific contours of a motorcycle rider’s head, creating an extremely comfortable fit while at the same time continuing to maintain the firm hold required for high speed motorcycle riding or racing. The RF-1200’s cheek pads are available in multiple size and thicknesses for a highly customized fit. The Shoei RF-1200 helmets also include a removable breath guard and chin curtain which completes the helmet's comfort package.
Safety - Shoei Emergency Quick Release System (E.Q.R.S.)
The Shoei RF-1200 helmet is equipped with the exclusive Emergency Quick Release System that gives emergency medical personnel the ability to easily remove the helmet's cheek pads from an injured rider’s helmet. When the cheek pads are removed from the helmet, the helmet can then be easily and safely lifted from a rider’s head without creating unnecessary strain in the rider's neck.
Shoei Helmet 5 Year Warranty
All Shoei helmets are backed by a five-year limited warranty, and also backed by Shoei’s excellent customer service to ensure their customers experience the feeling of complete satisfaction.