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Shoei GT Air - Matt Black

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Shoei's 1st full face helmet with an internal sun visor

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Customer Reviews for Shoei GT Air - Matt Black

Shoei GT Air - Matt Black
May 6, 2019

Shoei Gt Air Matt black

What a crash helmet no wind noise, very comfortable, this is the best crash helmet I have ever owned.

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Shoei GT Air - Matt Black
March 3, 2019

6 years down the line, still deafening

I have worn Shoei lids for 20 years, riding year round, 6 days a week. I expect a lot from my gear, so I buy quality. I bought one of these when they were first released, tempted by the smoked internal visor. I failed to shift a pressure point on the LHS temple and was irritated by the high level of noise at 60 mph plus. 6 years later I decided to give the lid another go. The comfort was improved and I can't fault the protection having survived a recent 60 mph spill, or the smoked visor which is still excellent; however on the rare occasions that I forget to wear earplugs, this lid is so loud that I get tinnitus at best, a thumping headache at worst. I have never worn such a loud lid and will not be buying another.

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Shoei GT Air - Matt Black
January 10, 2019

Great helmet

This was bought as a spare for when my current GT Air bites the dust - year round biking does tend to kill things quicker! Excellent quality and fit (for me anyway). SBS price matched another shop quickly and with no issues.

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Shoei GT Air - Matt Black
September 3, 2018

Don't buy

Helmet whistles at motorway speeds through the visor. It's been back to Shoei twice, and Sportsbikeshop have also looked at it and can't fix it. Problem is not covered by warranty.

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Shoei GT Air - Matt Black
May 2, 2018

Would buy one again

Bit heavier than my KBC. Bought this GT Air for France trip. Love the built in sun visor, so easy to flip up and down. Better than stopping to put sunglasses on and of. The ventilation is superb, cool air across the top of my thinning hair line and up the front of visor. A bit of wind noise but not to bad. The visor I found was a bit fiddle to remove but not sure because of it being new, all said and done would buy one again.

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Shoei GT Air - Matt Black
January 28, 2018

Best I've ever had

Bought this to replace my old Arai. This has to be the most comfortable helmet I've ever owned, fits like a glove, very sound proof, extremely well made and designed to take a communications system, came with Pinlock. The only thing I'm not sure about yet is the drop down sun visor, I don't think it comes down far enough, will test if and when we ever get another sunny day. 1st rate service from SBS as usual.

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Shoei GT Air - Matt Black
December 8, 2017

Couldn't be happier with this company

I had been keeping an eye on this item on a number of shops for the last few months and SPORTSBIKESHOP's price came in significantly cheaper. Their web site was easy to navigate and gave me all the information I could need. Shipping was free to Republic of Ireland when most UK shops only have free to great Britain. Shipping was exceptionally fast and item was packaged well. The item itself is as ordered and great quality. Overall very happy and I have and will recommend them to friends and use them again .

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Shoei GT Air - Matt Black
April 27, 2017


Coming from an Arai Quantum ST I'm blown away by the difference in quality. The visor mechanism has a good positive thunk to it where the Arai felt mushy. The vents are so big and easy to mash with your glove compared to the Arais teeny switches, but most of all I was shocked at how much quieter it was. How much of this is just down to it being a more snug fit I cant tell you but thumbs up from me. Also went for the built in Sena intercom for it, nice not having a massive lump hanging off the side to snag on my backpack. Really cant think of a reason to give it less than five stars.

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Shoei GT Air - Matt Black
March 3, 2017

Expensive but you get what you pay for

This is my 3rd GT Air in a row now. I've tried other branded helmets (cheaper and more expensive) but haven't been satisfied with the build quality, weight or fit. The Shoei design is typically a little rounder than other lids (like the narrow, tear-shaped Arai's), so are perfect for those with a rounder head - or carrying a little more weight, like myself! The visor insert is just dark enough to keep out the suns rays, but just light enough that you wont have to keep putting it up when riding through tunnels, city centers, etc. I ride an MT-09 with the Akrapovic sport exhaust, and the noise level is comfortable for normal/medium journeys. i pop in earplugs for longer journeys though, just to be safe. Overall, a fantastic lid, and even sweeter that Sportsbikeshop price-matched a deal i found, as i'd recommend their delivery service to anyone.

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Shoei GT Air - Matt Black
January 5, 2017

Comfortable, stylish helmet

The two features that I need in a helmet are Pinlock and internal visor. To have both of those but with the style and construction of a Shoei is fantastic. Not a cheap helmet but certainly worth the money! The fit is great, its quiet and the vision is fantastic! Love it!

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Press Reviews for Shoei GT Air - Matt Black


Shoei GT Air - Matt Black

  • AIM multi composite fibre construction
  • Mist resistant CNS-1 Pinlock system
  • Double D-Ring
  • Emergency quick release system
  • Anti-fog, anti-scratch inner sun visor
  • Detachable and washable centrepad and cheekpads
  • Noise reducing ear pads
  • Prepared for intercom installation
  • Multiple venting and extraction
  • Inlet vents on the brow and chin
  • Exhaust vents at rear of helmet
  • Integrated rear spoiler

The Shoei GT Air Helmet features a mix of style, sun protection and ventilation. Its unique style incorporates the flexibility of a drop down sun visor into the helmet without sacrificing safety or unnecessarily thinning the EPS liner. The Shoei GT Air is a welcomed addition to the sport, commuter and sport touring rider who likes a helmet which comes stock ready for day and night.

All helmets are supplied with a clear visor as standard

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Shoei manufacture all of their products using the keywords quality & value, and have used these criteria ever since they began manufacturing motorcycle helmets in January 1960. The Shoei helmet brand has always been at the forefront of motorcycle helmet technology since its creation, and continues to lead in terms of technical innovation, design, and safety. With over 50 years experience, they continue to manufacture the entire Shoei helmet range in Japan to this very day. Whilst the brand can undoubtedly be described as premium, Shoei helmets offer fantastic value for money when you consider the serious levels of comfort, build quality and technology that go into every helmet they produce. Shoei develop all of their bike helmets with a specific philosophy in mind which they call the Shoei Safety Concept. The thinking behind their philosophy is that crash helmets must be developed to ensure maximum head protection, whilst also providing unrivalled levels of comfort. Ultimately, Shoei believe that a relaxed ride provided through comfort makes a highly important contribution to the rider's safety. The safety elements of each bike helmet come under one of two headings, Passive or Active Safety. Passive safety includes focus on such elements as impact absorption and material rigidity whilst active safety refers to emphasis on ventilation, fit and noise reduction. Shoei are now, truly, one of the most popular and most highly rated helmet brands in the world.

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  • Do you know the weight of this helmet?

    February 5, 2013

    The Shoei GT Air weighs approximately 1450 grams.

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