Shoei's lastest model follows on from the success of the open-face J-O and motocross-style EX-Zero, bringing a road-style full-face lid to the collection.
The Shoei Glamster harks back to the 1980s with its narrow chinbar and mesh-backed vents, which go straight through to the interior without any option to close them.
There’s no new-school quick-release visor, instead relying on a screw-down mechanism to secure the all-new visor itself to the composite-fibre shell.
Modernity does get a look in with the opening and locking mechanism at the lower left edge of the visor, which is taken directly from Shoei’s NXR sports helmet.
And a Pinlock Evo anti-mist insert is included with the helmet, again taken from the NXR, to keep vision clear.
The new visor seals against a rubber strip around the visor aperture to keep out wind and rain, with Shoei promising the Glamster is a credible option for touring riding.
A vent below the retro Shoei logo does have a shutter to give the rider the option to block or allow air to flow through channels in the multiple-density EPS liner, which is backed by a brushed interior similar to its retro stablemates.
That interior includes modern essentials like emergency-release cheekpads and synthetic leather panels above the eyebrows and around the neckroll. The lid is secured by a D-ring strap to maintain the simplicity of the design.
The Glamster is due to arrive in spring 2020 in three shell sizes, one covering sizes XS-M, another for M-L and the largest shell covering XL and XXL.
Four plain paintschemes – off-white, basalt grey, gloss black and matt black – will be joined in the UK line-up by the Resurrection graphic in the three colour options in the photos above.
Prices at launch will be £409.99 for the plain colours and £499.99 for the graphics, which features a different Shoei logo that’s more reminiscent of the 1970s than the ʼ80s emblem used on the plain lids.