Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet Released In The US!

The New Shoei Neotec Helmet has just been released in the US. As with all modular helmets the Neotec will be a DOT certified helmet and come with some great upgrades over the Multitec. We will have a complete Shoei Neotec Helmet review and will do an in-depth comparison of the Shoei Neotec vs. Shoei Multitec once we have them in our hands. The Neotec will not be a replacement for the Multitec, just another option along side it.

Features include:

  • New Internal Sun visor with no sacrifice in safety
  • 276% improved ventilation compared to the Multitec
  • 100% stainless steel Micro Ratched System (replaces d-ring)
  • Stainless steel components within pivot locking system
  • AIM 5-ply shock absorbent fiber shell
  • Multi-Density EPS liner
  • New Fully Removable interior (multitec is not)
  • New optimized vent design to increase noise-reduction
  • Smart Flip Chin bar, that shuts flush and is easy opening
  • New CNS-1 Shield is wider and taller than previous shield
  • 3 different size shells
  • 3 D comfort liner provides a better fit vs. the multitec
  • Ear pads to reduce the internal noise
  • Includes a breath guard and a chin curtain
  • Integrated spoiler
  • Integrated “Vortex Generator” provides active noise cancelling

 

Check out the Shoei Neotec Helmet video from Shoei below!

Here are several images of the new Shoei Neotec.
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Shoei Neotec Helmet: The Most Versatile Flip Up Helmet!

The New Shoei Neotec Helmet has just been released in Europe. The Shoei Neotec is not officially announced for US sale yet, but we think it will be available in early 2012. As with all modular helmets the Neotec will be a DOT certified helmet and come with some great upgrades over the multitec. Considering the the upgrades we expect the Shoei Neotec to come in slightly above the multitec in pricing. We will have a complete Shoei Neotec Helmet review to be coming soon and we will do an indepth comparison of the Shoei Neotec vs. Shoei Multitec once we have them in our hands. The Neotec will not be a replacement for the Multitec, just another option along side it.

Features include:

  • New Internal Sun visor with no sacrifice in safety
  • 270% improved ventilation compared to the Multitec
  • 100% stainless steel Micro Ratched System ( replaces d-ring )
  • AIM 5-ply shock absorbent fiber shell
  • Multi-Density EPS liner
  • New Fully Removable interior ( multitec is not )
  • New optimized vent design for the Neotec Helmet
  • Smart Flip Chin bar, that shuts flush and is easy opening
  • 3 different size shells
  • 3 D comfort liner provides a better fit vs. the multitec
  • Ear pads to reduce the internal noise
  • Includes a breath guard and a chin curtain
  • Integrated spoiler
  • Integrated “Vortex Generator” provides active noise cancelling

 

Check out the Shoei Neotec Helmet video from Shoei below!

Enjoy the images we have found for you! Just click the images to make them large.
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HJC SyMax III Helmet Video Review

Whats New…. The New HJC Symax 3 Helmets of course! It comes equipped with a PinLock® face shield for the ultimate fog resistant system (inserts are sold separately). Quick Slide HJ-17 tool-less shield replacement and installation system which offers a wide range of optional face shields. BlueTooth® Ready with integrated recess & interior speaker cavities for optional XBi2-H ChatterBox! Check out our HJC SyMax III Helmet Video Review!

Nolan N104 Helmets – Preview the New Nolan Modular Helmet at Compacc

The Nolan N104 Helmet is the next generation of modular helmets offered by Nolan Helmets.  The N103 had been popular for riders who wanted a flip up helmet design, and the new N104 has some new features that will make it an even better choice.  The new Nolan N104 features a new chinbar design which leaves the helmet with a narrower shell, meaning less bulk on top of your head.  The Centromatic chin bar lock on the Nolan N104 requires two simultaneous actions to open, meaning less chance of the chinbar opening in an accident.  The Airbooster ventilation system in the Nolan N104 modular helmet is designed for maximum airflow with minimum wind noise.  The eyeport has also been substantially widened for excellent visibility out of the helmet, and there is a new internal sun visor system as well.  The new VPS sun visor is anti-fog and anti-scratch coated to keep your vision clear, and it also has an all new mechanism.  A slider at the base of the helmet easily deploys the tinted shield, while a push button quickly and easily retracts it.  A Pinlock shield is also included with the Nolan N104, further enhancing your ability to see – even in challenging conditions.  Lastly, the new Nolan N104 is also factory ready for installation of the new Nolan B4 N-Com system.  If you ride in groups or with a passenger the N-Com system is a great way to stay in touch and further enjoy the ride.  Check out the new Nolan N104 Modular Helmet today!

Here is a customers first impression:

I was able to test fit this helmet at the International Motorcycle Show.
Initial response was this thing is light in comparison to my N102. Significantly lighter.
Fit was amazing in a large, absolutely no hot spots, fit my head perfectly.
The chin bar felt 100 smoother in operation, both swing up and down and latching and unlatching.
New features, you can lock the chin bar up for 3/4 helmet riding, and the sunvisor now locks down, and has a 1 button retraction feature. This one is on my list for replacing the N102!

 

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Just Announced! HJC Sy-Max III Modular Helmets – Available Fall 2011!

The HJC Sy-Max II Helmet has been one of the best selling modular helmets in recent years, and for good reason.  Now, HJC has announced the successor to the popular helmet, the HJC Sy Max III.  The new Sy Max III comes complete with all of the features that we loved about the II, along with some nice improvements as well.  Following their latest trend, the new HJC Sy-Max 3 helmet now comes Bluetooth ready.  A detachable panel on the left side of the helmet is made specifically to fit the Chatterbox XBi2-H, the same unit that is already available for use with the IS-Max BT and CL-Max II helmets.  The Xbi2-H clips nicely into the left side of the helmet, and recesses for the speakers and wire routing make for a nice, clean installation.

 

So what does the HJC Sy Max 3 do better than its little brother the IS-Max BT?  Firstly, the Sy-Max III has an Advanced Fiberglass Spectra Composite Weave Shell, whereas the IS-Max is Polycarbonate.  This translates into a stiffer, more lightweight shell, both important factors when considering a modular helmet.  The Sy-Max 2 also had this shell though, so what else has HJC improved besides the Chatterbox compatibility?  The HJC Sy-Max 3 still contains the much loved, HJ-V5 internal sun-shield, which is easily deployed and retracted while riding – allowing you to adjust to lighting conditions on the fly.  The HJC Sy Max III also uses the HJ-17 faceshield, however, the helmet will now ship with a Pinlock ready clear shield, so you can easily add a Pinlock insert to combat fog.  The Pinlock insert installs on the inside of the shield between the two posts that are present on the new Sy-Max III’s faceshield, effectively eliminating any fogging issues.  This is obviously a very welcome feature for anyone, but especially the touring rider or commuter who is riding through all sorts of weather conditions.  Lastly, hot weather comfort should be improved with the Sy-Max III.  The ventilation on the HJC SyMax III has been updated, with internal channeling you receive full front to back airflow.  The interior is lined with HJC’s SilverCool fabric.  This material is moisture wicking and anti-bacterial, and is fully removable and washable as well.

 

We are excited to see this new addition to the HJC lineup, as the Sy-Max II was in our eyes one of the nicer modular helmets available at this price point.Now, with the HJC Sy-Max III, there is even more reason to go for this model. These helmets are becoming available this fall, but you can pre-order your HJC Sy-Max III Helmet at Competition Accessories today!