The Shoei VFX-W: An Aggressive Helmet, for Aggresive Riders

If you are an off-road rider the Shoei VFX-W is the helmet for you. Whether you’re involved in dual sport, aggressive off road trail riding, enduros, or motor/super/arena cross, this helmet is going to be a great product for you. The shell of the VFX-W has been made using Shoei’s AIM+ (advanced integrated matrix) technology.  It is a combination of fiberglass, Kevlar, and carbon composite materials for an overall strong, lightweight shell. The helmet has a low center of gravity, making it stable, and it won’t weigh your head down. The VFX-W is manufactured in four unique shell sizes, and five different interior sizes. Typically, lesser helmets will make only one or two shell sizes and will try to compensate the size with the interior lining, but Shoei has provided an opportunity for a safer, more customized fit.

The Shoei VFX-W has a very aggressive shape with aerodynamic features. There are two ridges on the back of the helmet that create the goggle strap area. These ridges are also helpful in the event of an impact. If the back of the helmet is hit, the ridge will spread the force of the blow to a larger area.  The visor has a very aerodynamic shape that causes air to flow cleanly over the helmet. If air is coming up from underneath the visor, there are vents on the top for the air to flow through so that it doesn’t get caught. The VFX-W has Shoei’s “Flow Through” ventilation system which includes various intake vents. There are a few at the top of the eye port that will draw air directly into the helmet. The mouth-guard also brings in plenty of air, and it’s removable; making it easy to clean. And, there are small, steel mesh vents at the side and the top of the helmet.

Other helmets tend to put their friction screws underneath the visor, making it hard to reach, but Shoei puts them at the top for easy access. There is one screw on the top center and two on each side of the visor. This makes it simple to remove and clean.

The VFX-W has what Shoei calls a 3D Max dry liner. It’s called a 3D liner because of its various built-in levels that work together with the “Flow Through” ventilation system to allow air to circulate through and around the liner. It’s made from a breathable mesh material, creating even more optimum air flow. The EPS liner has air ducts that channel air throughout the helmet, and push warm air out at the base. The liner is very easy to remove. Both cheek pads have a red tab that if pulled, will effortlessly remove the pad. This would be very helpful in case of an emergency, if you needed to get the helmet off with little strain on your neck.  The cheek pads are contoured, and manage moisture well.

  Another unique feature about the Shoei VFXW is its fully lined chin bar. Most helmets will have little to no chin bar protection, but the VFX-W is lined with an energy absorbing material for extra protection. It comes in various graphics and solid colors. For white VFX-W models, there is an anti-glare sticker included that will keep reflected light from bothering you while you ride. Ultimately this helmet not only looks great, but it will definitely give you the protection and comfort you need for off-road riding.

 

Be sure to check out all the Shoei VFX-W Graphics and colors below!

Shoei Neotec In Depth Cut Away View!

The New Shoei Neotec Helmet has just been released in Europe. As with all modular helmets the Neotec will be a DOT certified helmet and come with some great upgrades over the multitec it is replacing. Considering the the upgrades we expect the Shoei Neotec to come in slightly above the multitec in pricing.

We get a unique look inside the Shoei Neotec at Indy Dealer Expo 2012. To our knowledge there are only one of these cutaway models in existence, so we took advantage to give you a peek inside while we were at the dealer show.

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 was 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.

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Here’s a Customer Review From: User qorray

“I just got my Shoei Neotec 2/24.  For comparison the only other modular helmet I’ve owned is the Nolan N102 for the last 3 years.  Great first ride today, probably 50 miles city/highway.  The Neotec is a lot lighter than the N102.  Wind noise is also greatly reduced, this helmet is quiet.  Medium fit my head like a glove. The US version will come with the D-ring, which is what I got.  I’m indifferent as to the buckle or D-ring.  I did get used to the micro lock on the N102.  One word for ventilation on the Neotec… Awesome, no comparison to the N102.  Finish for both helmets is excellent.  Price is expensive but you get what you pay for.  I would have tried the Nolan N104 before the Neotec except Nolan put the internal visor switch on the bottom of the helmet were I would put my scala rider G4, mic wont reach.  Neotec was about 200 more.  Well worth the money in my opinion.  5 stars in my opinion for my first Shoei, would buy again.”

Shoei Neotec Helmet Video Review

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. The long awaited Shoei Neotec Helmet is an all new modular helmet from the popular Japanese manufacturer. The Shoei Neotec features an internal sun visor system, a first for Shoei. Rather than compromise the thickness of the EPS liner, the Shoei Neotec actually has a special cavity built into the shell, keeping the helmet as safe as possible.

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 our Shoei Neotec Helmet Video Review below!

Here are several images of the new Shoei Neotec.
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Check out our Shoei Neotec vs Multitec Helmet Comparison Video!

Here’s a Customer Review From: User qorray

“I just got my Shoei Neotec 2/24.  For comparison the only other modular helmet I’ve owned is the Nolan N102 for the last 3 years.  Great first ride today, probably 50 miles city/highway.  The Neotec is a lot lighter than the N102.  Wind noise is also greatly reduced, this helmet is quiet.  Medium fit my head like a glove. The US version will come with the D-ring, which is what I got.  I’m indifferent as to the buckle or D-ring.  I did get used to the micro lock on the N102.  One word for ventilation on the Neotec… Awesome, no comparison to the N102.  Finish for both helmets is excellent.  Price is expensive but you get what you pay for.  I would have tried the Nolan N104 before the Neotec except Nolan put the internal visor switch on the bottom of the helmet were I would put my scala rider G4, mic wont reach.  Neotec was about 200 more.  Well worth the money in my opinion.  5 stars in my opinion for my first Shoei, would buy again.”

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!

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