Customer Reviews for Shoei Neotec - Matt Black
My first helmet was a Shoei Raid II - perfect fit. When it came to replace the Raid II I went for the XR1100 - very similar fit to Raid II. I though both helmets were excellent. The time came to replace the XR1100 and I thought I was going to struggle as NXR and GT Air felt quite noticeably tighter. The I tried Neotec - absolutely perfect - better that my previous two Shoei helmets. I tell you that so that you have an idea on how its fits. Re performance - amazing. I don't know what Shoei have done, but this helmet is better in every way. It's extremely comfortable, very quiet and has brilliant ventilation. Buy with confidence. SBS - very quick delivery as always.Read more
Very good crash helmet
This is the first Shoei crash helmet I have owned, had AGV in the past, This is a very well built helmet, noisier than my old helmet but that is the price you pay for a flip front helmet I suppose but it feels good on. Vision is good too, it just feels a good well built helmet. All in all very happy with it, Seeing as I only commute into London with it I can handle the noise, not sure about it if I was going at speed for any distance though.Read more
Good but very noisy
I start with bad things...over 30mph is VERY NOISY, wind noise is massive and I believe this is due to these big air vents on the top pf the helmet ( I can compare to Nolan 100-5) which was actually very quiet. VISIBILITY...PINLOCK edges disturb vision (again not like in Nolan). These two are bad things, Good things are very COMFY, EASY to OPERATE.Read more
Great lid fantastic service
The most comfortable helmet I have ever owned, comfortable and very well made. Everything feels and in fact is of the highest quality.Read more
Top notch for my top nut
Great product and even better service, Sportsbikeshop fast service, well done guys.Read more
I visited the shop for this purchase. I spent well over an hour trying on (and re-trying on) several flip front helmets from Schuberth to Carberg to Shark. It was a close choice between the Neotec and a Schuberth, but the Shoei Neotec won out (just) because it felt to me to be that little bit better built. It's very comfortable on. The visor system oozes quality in the way it operates to the ease of its removal and fitting. The flip front system is smooth and positive to operate and the internal visor is also high quality (dark enough unlike some others) and fits well so it doesn't hit your nose! So far, the helmet seems pretty quiet on the bike and certainly comfortable. As ever with Shoei, the finish is high quality and really there is nothing I can find to criticise. It's a top quality lid.Read more
In the Black
I have owned the excellent Shoei Multitech helmet in the past. So it was a no brainer to get the Neotech when I needed a replacement, unfortunately the first one I bought about four and a half years ago fell and was damaged, so I decided to get a new one. I have always in the past had the red option, but this time I opted for the matt black, a great decision on my part as it will be a match for almost any motorcycle when I upgrade my BMW R1200ST in a year or two time. The 'SPORTSBIKESHOP' were a delight to deal with. I would heartily recommend Shoei and Sportsbikeshop to anyone wanting a new helmet.Read more
A helmet for people that wear glasses
I brought this helmet to replace my old Schuberth C3 that I've had for over 6 years. I have found that the Schuberth and glasses don't get on well as my glasses kept misting up in the winter. The Pinlock device worked well, but that doesn't help with my glasses. I ride to work throughout the year ( about 40 minutes each way - mostly motorway) and usually kept the visor slightly open to improve ventilation, this would occasionally allow rain to get inside the visor!. Having now used my new Neotec for approximately 2 weeks I can say that I no longer have this problem. The ventilation is absolutely fabulous, I can keep the visor closed without any misting. The fit is comfortable and feels secure. The flip front is easier to use compared to the C3 and likewise the various ventilation flaps. The Neotec feels lighter than the C3, although I think there is only 100-200 grams difference (I've not checked). Down sides? Bit too soon to say really, however I do prefer the extra length of chin protection on the C3 along with the Velcro fastening used to hold it in place. But this is just a minor point. Now hurry up summer and lets find out what it is like when its warm..Read more
The best made helmet in the market
This is my first helmet as I have recently started on bikes. It was recommended by a good friend and honestly there is not a fault with this helmet. Ventilation is good so on the occasional hot day there is no chance of sweating. Weight wise its very light compared to some other helmet I have tried/borrowed. The Pinlock visor system is great addition, only been out once in pouring rain and it works a treat. The noise reduction is superb even with the chin curtain off. My most important reason for buying was the seamless integration with the Senna 10U comms. They fit in very nicely and is purpose built for this helmet. If you can afford it there is no other better helmet around. Also no more taking off the helmet at a fuel stop.Read more
A good bit of kit! Effective ventilation - the sun visor will be really handy if ever the sun shows itself - light - great fit - and like me, really good looking! Excellent service from Sportsbikeshop. I'll be back!Read more
Press Reviews for Shoei Neotec - Matt Black
Shoei Neotec - Matt Black
- AIM Multi-Composite fibre layered shell
- 3 light weight shell sizes
- Dual density EPS liner
- Integral anti-fog anti-scratch drop down sun visor
- Mist resistant CNS-1 Pinlock system increasing peripheral vision
- Stainless steel micro ratchet retention system
- Fully removable and washable interior
- Prepared for intercom installation
- Multiple venting and extraction points
- 276% improved ventilation compared with Multitec
- Flush surface for less turbulence
- Vortex integrator for active noise cancelling
- Breathguard included
- Chincurtain included
After listening to their wide user base for the Multitec, already a benchmark helmet, Shoei have developed the Neotec. High on the wish list was an integral sun visor to cope with varying light conditions, but how to include a sun visor without compromising safety? Shoei came up with the unique solution of creating additional space within the shell so as not to compromise the shock absorbing liner. In addition, the anti-fog anti-scratch inner visor is injection moulded resulting in practically non visible distortion while 99% of UV-light is filtered. The double-D retention system of the Multitec is replaced by a micro ratchet quick release system made from stainless steel for increased durability and reliability. Comfort is enhanced by the now fully removable and washable interior and much improved ventilation - 276% improvement in performance over the Multitec - and reduced overall weight thanks to the 5-ply composite shell construction. All in all, the Neotec maintains Shoei's reputation as manufacturer of the flip up helmet for the discerning biker.
Shoei Neotec - Matt BlackAIM SHELL CONSTRUCTION - Organic fibre and multi-composite fibre constructed in various layers for a shock absorbent shell with optimum rigidity.
FULL METAL RATCHET SYSTEM - Features a 100% stainless steel retention system, no safety sacrifice by the use of plastic. Easily adjustable and handy to open and close.
360 DEGREE PIVOT LOCKING SYSTEM - 100% stainless steel locking system with 360 degree enclosed pivot for maximum safety on a flip front helmet.
INNER SUN VISOR - An anti-fog and anti-scratch coated sun visor that blocks 99% of UV light. There is no sacrifice in safety of the front absorption layer and there is a special lever for ease of handling with gloves on.
3 SHELL SIZES - Different shell sizes are used to provide a perfect fit with compact dimensions, also helps reduce neck muscle fatigue.
FULLY REMOVABLE INTERIORS - Fully removable, washable and replaceable cheek pads and liners made of soft touch, ultra wicking, quick drying fabric.
VENTILATION & AERODYNAMICS - Flush surfaces for less wind turbulence and multiple air inlets and outlets make the Neotec's ventilation 267% better than its predecessor the Shoei Multitec.
VORTEX GENERATOR - The front chin bar is equipped with a vortex generator to create areas of small turbulence around the front to avoid air leaking into the helmet and creating wind noise.
EAR PADS - To avoid excessive noise inside the helmet Shoei have equipped the Neotec with ear pads to add even more comfort and noise cancellation.
|Chin Strap||Quick Release|
|Removable Interior||Fully Removable|
|Sharp Rating||4 Star|
|Visors||Integral Sun Visor, Pinned Insert Ready, Pinlock Ready|
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.See all Shoei products…
Questions and Answers
Does it comes with pinlock insert or need to buy separately? Thank youMay 3, 2018
We can confirm the Neotec comes with a Pinlock insert included.
What is the weight of the neotec?April 18, 2012
The weight of the Shoei Neotec is approximately 1780 grams.