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Shoei GT Air 2 - Matt Black

Full face helmet with an enlarged internal sun visor and multiple ventilation points

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Get 16.66% off on any intercom when purchased with this helmet!

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RRP £499.99

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Verified Customer Reviews for Shoei GT Air 2

218 reviews
Fantastic helmet and service
25 November 2023 by Raymond C
Needed to replace my current shoei GT air, so I just got the next upgrade to GT air 2. Perfect fit and performance.
Excellent Shoei Helmet
22 November 2023 by Clive T
Shoei's are excellent helmets, this being the 3rd that I have purchased. They are very comfortable, with excellent crash protection. My partner has a GT Air II, while my road helmet is a Schuberth S2. I purchased this helmet for track use as it meets my requirements. The fit is snug and comfortable and I expect it to provide the same level of comfort and protection as the other two Shoei helmets have. I have the Sena SRL2 intercom system, which works well. The sound is very tinny however, compared to the custom made audio earplugs that I use with the Sena S20 on my Schuberth helmet. My previous Shoei helmet retained its fit and comfort over several years, which I expect this to also. Highly recommend Shoei helmets
5* Comfort
24 October 2023 by Mike
Comfortable and practical helmet for new rider.
Will be getting the compatible intercom soon!
Style: Black
Quietest helmet yet
17 October 2023 by Anonymous
First Shoei after years of Arais and most recently a Shark Spartan carbon. Bought this to reduce the wind noise on my new adventure sport bike and it is the quietest helmet I've ever owned.

Fitted a (non Senna) intercom and it's audible at all legal speeds. A bit of a faff to mount the unit but it's all secure now.

I'm happy with this helmet, although the peripheral vision is not quite as good as the Shark Spartan meaning I need to turn my head a little bit more to check behind me, also the internal sun visor leaves a slither of light at the bottom of my vision which the Shark didn't

SPORTSBIKESHOP were very helpful as always and fitted larger set of internal padding to get the perfect fit.
Good all rounder
02 October 2023 by Anonymous
Have a few helmets for different riding but this one is one is the best all rounder.

Pinlock perfectly prevents fogging on those cold mornings and there is good ventilation for hot days. Sun visor is easy to operate with gloves on and means you can quickly adjust when riding in and out of shaded areas. Main visor has a good seal from wind and rain.
Worn from sunrise to sunset and genuinely provides all day comfort. Have intercom fitted and don't notice the weight of that either.

Not so sure about the claim of "Anti-fog, anti-scratch inner sun visor" I find that the sun-visor material is very soft and makes cleaning it difficult, even a microfiber cloth can leave marks if you use too much pressure, so now I just remove the sun-visor rinse under water and leave to dry. Also had an issue with the outer visor mechanism on mine, however this was fixed under the excellent 5 year warranty.
Style: Black
Great quality and value
01 October 2023 by Anonymous
Had my GT Air for many years. Launch of the GT air 3 means the air 2 is now great value. Does not disappoint with the usual and expected quality for Shoei. Great helmet.
Really comfortable
21 September 2023 by Simon R
My husband bought this and says it is the most comfortable helmet he's bought. Good quality and perfect fit. Brilliant service from SPORTSBIKESHOP Birmingham
My third GT Air
12 September 2023 by Brian G
This is my third GT Air following on from my previous two MK 1 versions, which I obviously liked having had two of them! I've been wearing Shoei helmets for about 20 years now and have always found the quality, fit and comfort excellent.
As some of the reviews on the GT Air 2 have said the initial fit out of the box is less snug than usual, I have always had size Small and they have been very tight until bedded in, this feels less tight but still snug so I am trusting Shoei will have got it right and it will still be a good fit after I have been using it for a while. I haven't actually worn it on the bike yet so can't really comment on the vents etc but the front vents are pretty much the same as on the old GT and they were easy to use and worked well. The rear vent of the old GT has been replaced by two rear facing exhaust ports for the air that are always open so you don't have to worry about that. The new type chin strap fastener seems easy to use and I haven't had to adjust it as it feels right for me as it came, but as others have said "what was wrong with the old double D rings". One thing struck me with the new system, the metal "tongue" that inserts into the fastener is quite long and with the helmet off it seems to tend to want to hang out of the bottom of the helmet so I am going to get into the habit of putting the tongue back in the fastener after I take it off to avoid it catching on any delicate surfaces when I put it down, fuel tank for example - although that may be me being over cautious!
The sun visor on my previous GTs have been very good so this should be even better as it now comes down 5mm further in the lowered position. Looking forward to using it on the bike soon.
Great Helmet
08 September 2023 by Gary S
Fits like a glove, very quiet and love the style.
07 September 2023 by George P
Great item and value/service
Good helmet
28 August 2023 by Kamil D
Can only give 4 stars as had a similar helmet from HJC before i payed only £100 .. Quite high price but good quality.
Faultless Service
21 August 2023 by Phil D
I've had several Shoei helmets and they never disappoint. The GT Air2 is extremely light and very comfortable for me with no pressure points, but feels very secure on your head. The drop down sun visor seems better quality than previous too.
Style: Aperture TC-5
17 August 2023 by Ciaran
This lid has it all. The look, design, comfort, ventilation and low wind sound. Firstly trust your sizing. I'm a 60cm head and couldn't even fit the large on which is 59-60. I actually had to force it on with two hands from the top so I ordered the XL. Although the XL touched my face all over it wasn't as snug as it should have been so I sent that back. After 5 wears of the Large it now pulls on by pulling the straps apart and fits perfectly. Pinlock included and visual range is great.
It's a real head turner.
P.S the black rubber piece in the bag is a breath guard for the inside lower part of the helmet in front of your mouth. Took me a while to figure that out.
Quality crash helmet
07 August 2023 by Derek O
Purchased Shoei gt air 2, great quality and sportsbikeshop offered a great price, thanks
Style: White
Great helmet
05 August 2023 by Russ M
Bought the Shoei GT 2 Air. Service was superb as always and the helmet was reserved and available the same day. Helmet is superb, lovely fit, great quality and low noise. Bought with Sena srl mesh. The manager went above and beyond and expertly fitted this for me. It has proved to be a quality bit of kit. Easy to use, reliable, very clear sound and links seamlessly to my bike tft so I can fully use all its functions. Bristol outlet has become my go to place for all motorcycle kit as they have never let me down, the prices are very competitive, staff always friendly and service impeccable. Very pleased customer.
Style: Black
Amazing First Helmet
01 August 2023 by Javier A
New into motorbikes it took me ages to decide what helmet to go for in the first place. So happy I went this helmet, find it is quite, very light and the internal visor is great on sunny days. Based on the Shoei measurements table I was size M but also ordered a size S which felt a slightly tight to start with but after a day or two using it it settled and it fits perfectly now. I would recommend trying your size and a size smaller. As always, the return policy and customer service from sportsbikeshop was fantastic.
Style: White
29 July 2023 by Paul T
This replaces my 'daily' helmet, a 9 year old Shoei NXR, and sits alongside a Neotec 2 + intercom which I use predominately when out with my wife. I especially like the features the GT air carries over from the Neotec: ratchet chinstrap, 'vent' position for the visor and integration of the srl 2 intercom. Comfort and quality are excellent, wind noise little different to the aforementioned helmets although stability and air flow through the (very easy to use) vents does seem slightly better. Highly recommended.
Great Quality Helmet
27 July 2023 by Martin B
My primary reason for considering this helmet was to additionally purchase an integrated intercom so it was an additional benefit that it is also very comfortable, lighter and quieter than my previous non Shoei helmet. Also the vents and internal sun visor are easier to operate- it's clear that a lot of thought has gone into the design.
Style: White

Shoei GT Air 2 - Matt Black

  • AIM multi-composite fibre construction
  • Mist resistant CNS-1 Pinlock system (Pinlock insert included)
  • Stainless steel micro ratchet retention system
  • Emergency quick release system
  • Anti-fog, anti-scratch inner sun visor
  • Detachable and washable centre pad and cheek pads
  • Noise-reducing ear pads
  • Prepared for intercom installation (SENA SRL2)
  • Multiple venting and extraction
  • Inlet vents on the brow and chin
  • Exhaust vents at the rear of the helmet
  • Integrated rear spoiler

The Shoei GT Air II has the innovative and highly-acclaimed GT-Air as a baseline… the GT-Air II was destined for greatness from the very start. Advancements in design, functionality and performance have further evolved Shoei's premium full-face touring helmet, yielding even easier adaptation to the ever-changing conditions throughout your journeys. Featuring a lengthened internal sun visor for optimal sun-glare protection, all-new "first position" visor opening for advanced ventilation and defogging, enhanced aerodynamics and noise-reduction technology, and the ability to seamlessly integrate with the Sena SRL2 Communication System, the GT-Air II is equipped to accommodate your every need.

All helmets are supplied with a clear visor as standard

Product Specification Variants Intercoms Visors and Pinlock Insert


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.

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

  • Can you tell me if the interphone tour comma set will sit in the same place as sena please

    March 24, 2023

    In regards to the Sena system that is integrated into the helmet, the Interphone won't fit the same I'm afraid, however if you were to purchase a universal intercom (Non-helmet specific) then you would be able to fit it to the side of your helmet instead as usual.

  • Is the Pinlock insert included or does it need to be purchased separately?

    February 25, 2020

    We currently list this helmet as being supplied with a pinlock insert included.