Shoei NXR 2 - Matt Black

Lightweight ECE 2206 certified multi-composite sports touring helmet with quick-release cheek pads

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Verified Customer Reviews for Shoei NXR 2

118 reviews
Lovely and Amazing
04 June 2024 by Mohammed S
I moved from HJC to Shoei after a long time, previously was using HJC RPHA10 plus and the moved to HJC RPHA 11 pro and now finally migrated myself to Shoei NXR 2, love it so far. little challenges to mount my Cardo Slim, rest I am loving it, and Sportsbikeshop gave it to me in amazing price, love there service. Definitely coming back here to shop more
Lightweight helmet.
29 May 2024 by Steve W
I tend to fall between small and medium in helmet sizing but this was definitely a medium for me. I tried on the helmet in store and ordered the colour I wanted, I was concerned when the new helmet arrived because it was much, much tighter on the cheek pads but these bedded in after a few uses. I wear earplugs and if they're not pushed in fully the helmet tends to dislodge them slightly when donning it, making it seem noisy. Fitting them correctly and the hlemet is quiet. It seems a draughty helmet - almost like the vents are open which they aren't. Great for summer, winter? We'll see. Would I buy it again knowing what I know now? Yes.
Shoe NCR 2
22 May 2024 by Kevin S
Great looking helmet. Understated looks with top quality finish. Good fit and quiet in use. Bargain price from SPORTSBIKESHOP.
Style: Nocturne TC4
Shoei NXR2
20 May 2024 by Sam F
Superb helmet, really quiet and very comfortable, top class finish, excellent service as always with Sportsbikeshop, fast delivery.
Excellent product
18 May 2024 by Clifton F
Fits a bit small compared to other brands in 'small'
Very quiet, visor can be finicky
05 May 2024 by Angelo
Good quality helmet with excellent finish. Ventilation is effective.

Only comment is that sometimes the visor needs some encouragement to lock down properly or it will whistle. I'm sure some silicone lube would solve it though.

Would probably only pay sale price for it, £499 is a bit too much considering Arai's offerings.
Full circle
05 May 2024 by Joel E
I always liked my Shoei helmets, even though after the previous one I decided I wouldn't buy another. The plastic vent at the front, falling off on 2 consecutive models around the 2 yr mark, kinda disappointed me.

I tried a couple of HJC and bits started falling off way earlier. After my 3rd RPHA70 visor failure (amazing helmet, awful visor), I went for a new helmet, though I told myself I wouldn't buy another Shoei, I tried on an NXR2 last time I was in Leeds. Soon as it was on my head, it felt great. Got home, and wished I'd bought it... Only to find an *amazing* deal on the website (early colour scheme)

Quiet (top vents closed) and comfy. Feels light on the head when riding, very stable at speed and good visibility. My only gripe is that the visor doesn't have a good airgap position. It's either 1mm or ~45mm. @1mm my glasses fog up, at 45mm the bottom of the visor is in my eyeline and very distracting. The vents work pretty well, but increase noise quite a bit, especially when checking blind spots. Would be easy 5stars with better visor mounting.

Came delivered by DPD, a day earlier than expected, nice. SBS Box had cleared been wanged in transit, one corner/edge badly stoved in, and small damage transferred to the Shoei box, thought I might send it back but on closer inspection I felt the inner box and extra packing by SBS had done it's job and protected the helmet.
Style: Prologue TC1
Quality Helmet
03 May 2024 by Ivor M
Upgrade from the previous version. High quality. Great fit. Lovely colours.
Style: Nocturne TC4
Excellent Helmet.
02 May 2024 by Dawn M
This looks great and fits great.
Very happy with this helmet.
Style: Mural TC10
Shoei NXR 2
02 May 2024 by Debbie C
Lovely helmet, bit of a tight squeeze at first but once settled it fits lovely. I've always had modular helmets but I'm really glad that I chose this one. I chose to put the dark tint visor on, which works really well. (Pillion).
Great helmet!
29 April 2024 by Anonymous
I spent a few hours in Sportsbikeshop at Boston trying on various makes of helmets. The staff there were very helpful and friendly - thanks to all! Having had a Shoe GT-3 Air Swayer helmet before in M size I eventually landed up deciding to go with a Shoei NXR2 also in size M. The Shoei NXR2 is a slightly neater fitting helmet than my old 7 year old Shoei GT-3 Air Swayer and I was a bit worried that it was too tight - however, after a few hours of wearing it, it is now the perfect fit. My head size is 58cm and a bit 'oblong', so the upper range of the size M fit. The NXR2 is a really quiet helmet compared to my previous Shoei. Also, the Nocturne TC4 version is a great looking helmet, the red/green pops out at you, and the predominant white makes you a bit more visible on the road. Very happy with this purchase!
Style: Nocturne TC4
Comfortable and a perfect fit
27 April 2024 by Ross M
This is the second Shoei that I have bought from SBS, used their fitting guide and fits perfectly.. Only slight problem is the visor is a bit fiddly to open, other than that a brilliant helmet, highly recommended.
Style: Prologue TC5
Great helmet for great price
26 April 2024 by Stuart M
As always from the Milton Keynes branch amazing service. Pete helped to sort out the right fit helmet and Dylan sorted out the comms for me.
Both a credit to the store where all the staff will help out with anything they can
Style: Prologue TC5
Excellent service and helmet
26 April 2024 by Peter L
Very patient in Reading branch letting me try on multiple helmets/sizes.
Very pleased with purchase
Style: Nocturne TC4
Superb All Round Helmet
24 April 2024 by Gordon L
Returning to Biking after a 30 year break it is amazing to find such good safety, air flow (through helmet) and the lightness. quality product and was such a good price - superb delivery service (basically next day).
Style: Prologue TC5
Love this thing
24 April 2024 by Andy M
My last two helmets have been Shoei, and I'm a bit of a self confessed brand snob, so I had to have another one. I did consider an Arai, but they don't tend to fit my head very well.
Within 5 mins of pulling the Shoei over my head it was comfortable, - It's also very light. Initially it was slightly tight, but not for long, it moulded to my head shape very quickly. I wear specs and I can easily slide them into place without the arms getting too squeezed.
I had initially ordered the black and red Prologue TC1 design, but I swapped it for the White/red/green Nocturne TC4.
The return was really easy to sort,- and I had the new one within a couple of days.
As well as being light, it's quiet and stable,- I've just to experience any wobbly turbulence, the visor operates easily and stays clear (so far)
I can't think of anything I dislike about this lid, although I have yet to try and fit an intercom into it. I done about 250 miles since I bought it a couple of weeks ago and so far it's all good.
The service at the MK store is amazing every time I go in there, (if only all retail outlets could be as friendly and efficient). A great crash helmet, although hopefully none of us will have to ever test its credentials.
Style: Nocturne TC4
20 April 2024 by Chris M
Cannot rate this helmet highly enough, very good quality. Comfortable, relatively quiet. The vents actually work unlike other helmets I've owned. And at the price it's on sale for, it's a bargain
18 April 2024 by Chris B
Had a few rides in it now. Coming from a Bell Race. The fit is spot on snug with out being uncomfortable. 59cm head. Less wind noise marginal. Visor is clear and field of view is excellent. Strap release is nice. The fastener is not. Magnetic one on Bell is superior. Bought because I prefer a d-ring. That said it glides thorough at 70 a lot better, less buffeting. Ventilation is good. Miss having a mouth vent as I find if does steam up quick relying on the pin lock or actual movement to clear! Visor has a multitude of opening/hold. Find the button release in gloves abit to small. For £289 it is superb. You can't go wrong with this one.
Style: Prologue TC5

Shoei NXR 2 - Matt Black

  • Confirms to the latest ECE 2206 certification
  • Mixed organic fibre and multi-composite shell construction
  • Lightweight and aerodynamic lines prevent buffeting
  • Multi-density EPS liner system, with two separate layers
  • Emergency quick-release cheek pads for crash incidents
  • Pinlock EVO ready CWR-F2 wide visor (Insert included)
  • Visor now prevents view distortion for a clearer view
  • Front locking mechanism prevents accidental opening
  • Strong double-D chin strap retention for added safety
  • Wind-tunnel test contoured shapes help with stability
  • Four independent shell sizes for an optimal fit
  • Aero shape and airtight visor helps reduce wind noise
  • Moisture absorbing Quick-Dry interior for added comfort
  • Removable and washable cheek pads, liner and strap cover
  • Large forehead vents, with air intakes at the chin
  • Multiple rear exhausts for optimal airflow
  • Includes a removable breath guard and chin curtain

All helmets are supplied with a clear visor as standard
Pure premium performance full-face helmet developed to meet the latest ECE 2206 certification.

With a world-class team of designers and engineers, Shoei has pushed resources and technologies to the brink, utilizing state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility, an extensive array of proprietary materials and the industry's most stringent quality assurance practices to develop the NXR 2. Shoei's lightest and most compact full-face helmet model.

All helmets require high safety performance - Shoei helmets not only offer outstanding shock absorption, but also class-leading aerodynamics, outstanding visibility, optimised ventilation, and soft comfort liner, all within a compact lightweight shell.

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