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Shoei NXR 2 - Prologue TC5

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

62 reviews
Consistently good
30 November 2023 by David H
This is my third NXR2 Shoei helmet. Love the way it fits perfectly. Very quiet. Lightweight. Top quality. Bought another so soon because I prefer the double d ring fastener, not the ratchet fastener. Sorted for helmets for quite awhile.

Style: White
Shoei NXR 2 - Matt Black
18 November 2023 by Matthew P
Getting back into biking after 20 years. I went with this helmet as had a 5 star sharp test. First I started with a medium and changed to small. Easy to arrange and tried in store. This helmet feels quality. Great service from Sportsbikeshop.
Good looking comfortable helmet
26 October 2023 by Andy H
Had a few Shoei helmets. They have all been a good fit and this one is no different. It's comfortable and I like the design. Plenty of vents, although it's been to cold to use them at the moment.
Nice helmet but not for a sportsbike
23 October 2023 by Nicholas E
The fit & finish of the helmet is good, the interior is soft though the skull cap is a little loose fitting, more so than previous Shoei helmets I've owned. In use it's quiet & stable however it's not really suitable for a sportsbike. At the back of the helmet there is a shaped lip which is fine on a upright bike but on a sportsbike in a prone position, this lip fouls on the neck collar of clothing forcing the helmet forward into a position which is not comfortable & good for vision.
So in summary great helmet but for more focussed bikes, get a track biased helmet.
So good I crashed in it
10 October 2023 by Chris E
After a lot of trying helmets on I settled on the NXR 2, fitting my massive noggin like a glove and give me many pleasurable miles over the next few months.

Then I recently crashed in it!
Thankfully slow speed but the helmet did exactly what you want it to, protected my noggin and I came away only with a slight bruise on my chin where I hit the helmet on the road primarily.

Wish I could afford to replace it with a second one tbh!
Great helmet, great design
12 September 2023 by CJ
Comfortable helmet, great design, feels secure when riding. Happy customer.
Lovely Helmet, really nice quality.
20 August 2023 by Alex S
Love this. Got a couple of Shoei open face and this is just so quiet, comfortable and light. Really pleased and won't disappoint.

Great services as always from SBS.
Excellent helmet
19 August 2023 by Ben J
Significantly quieter than my previous Glamster, comfortable and lightweight. Very good service from Sportsbikeshop sorting the correct size and inserts through the post. Very happy with the overall experience.
Style: Black
Quality Helmet - better than old NXR
10 August 2023 by Jonathan W
Owned the previous generation NXR helmet and can confirm this is an upgrade in comfort and I like the super simple vents and exhaust.

Might just be me but compared to the older model it feels colder on my baldy head on cool mornings.
Outstanding comfort
27 July 2023 by Barrie B
My first Shoei ... and I wish I bought one a lot sooner. Very light helmet, high build quality, superb comfort, excellent venting, plush lining, great aerodynamics. The visor ratchet is a little unrefined compared to similarly priced AGVs and Sharks (K6, Spartans) but the central lock on the NXR2 is way nicer to use than either of those 2. Overall an excellent, high quality helmet.
Shoei NXR 2
24 July 2023 by Konstantina S
Light, not that noisy, excellent performance up to now
Came from a Shchuberth c3
23 July 2023 by SvBiker
I'm comparing this to my older helmet...

Fits well, comfortable and visor is easy to swap out.

Venting is better, and generally feel cooler in this even though I don't get much direct air blowing it's more of a diffused air which I prefer. Even when closing all the vents the helmet feels comfortable.

Noise is hard to compare but I found I wasn't wearing my plugs as often which tells me it wasnt as loud but does resonate certain noises differently and it was a reminder to use plugs.....

Vision... The c3 had a wider fov imo... My life savers could easily give me a wide view of what's behind me. Not that this lid has a poor fov but it's something I've noticed.

Weight.... It feels lighter and stable at motorway speeds.

Rainy weather.... I found water made its way down the inside of my visor and the pin lock got a little overwhelmed. I just adjusted the inbuilt tension switch which tightened the seal between the visor and rubber seals and it seemed to fix the issue. I think shoei brand of pinlock is okay but I prefer the max vision pinlocks. They both done a good job of stopping the visor from foggin.
What Price Your Head
16 July 2023 by Edward G
Had a Shoei James Hayden replica a few years back as a birthday present. Quality Helmet that did the business when I crashed hard on a track day at Oulton Park. This NXR 2 is a quality product with a high standard of fit and finish that looks and feels superb. Rapid delivery and a good price mean I use Sportsbikeshop now for all my gear. Returns not a problem if something doesn't fit right. No brainer, quality products at good prices.
10 July 2023 by Andy R
Really wanted a Shoei for quite a while, I tried this against a similar AGV and it just felt right straight away. I'm really pleased with this helmet, it's comfortable, quiet and looks fantastic.
Comfortable and quiet
29 June 2023 by Jonathan S
By far the best helmet I've had.
It's quieter than my previous Arai and Scorpions.
It's also very comfortable for my head shape (Herman Munster).
I do wish it had an internal sun visor though.
20 June 2023 by Stefan B
Purchased a NXR2 online to replace a worn-out Shoei touring helmet - I didn't want the extra cost of drop down visors or intercoms so this more 'sporty' model seemed ideal.
Arrived next day and I was very pleased: it's comfortable, quiet, light and fits more snugly that my old Qwest. Also uses double D-rings which I find are best.
Thought I might have issues with the 'snap-down' visor but release button is fairly easy to operate even with gloved hand.
Ps. I later tried the GT Air2 in shop and really disliked the new bulky strap retention buckle so looks like I made the correct choice!
Style: White
So light
19 June 2023 by David I
Bought this helmet to replace my aging GT Air. Can't believe how light and comfortable it is. Fits like a glove and is so quiet.
Replacement Shoei
18 June 2023 by Chris
Bought this to replace my old NXR, comfort levels are pretty similar but the NXR2 is much quieter. New visor system is a bit fiddly compared to old but once you're used to it, it's much better
Style: White

Shoei NXR 2 - Prologue TC5

  • 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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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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  • Hi, is this helmet ACU gold sticker approved?

    March 28, 2023

    Hi, this helmet is ACU Gold Approved.

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