Shoei GT Air - Fable
Customer Product Reviews
Great quality helmet
This was a replacement for an 8 year old Arai which has served me very well. The Shoei seems very well made and is a great fit. Slightly more wind noise than the Arai but much less engine noise due to the tight fitting skirts around the bottom. The flip down tinted inner visor is very good just the right tint to reduce glare but not too dark to need to flip up through trees etc. Also SBS swapped it for a larger size very quickly. Would recommend.
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.
Simply an excellent helmet
I didn't think I had a Shoei head until I tried the GT-Air. It fits like a glove and the design features are well thought out too; the sun visor is a major safety boost in changing light levels. Ventilation is adequate and the padding strips out easily to fit comms gear and the peripheral vision is very good too - much better than my old Arai. Very worthy of consideration.
Shoei, nothing but the best
As always, when the time comes to get a new helmet, it has to be Shoei for the perfect fit to my head. Fantastic premium quality helmet, with all the safety features you want to see in a helmet. As for styling and ventilation this is the helmet to have. Added bonus of a built in sun visor too. Comes with a Pinlock insert which is a must. Once I found the helmet for me, I wouldn't go anywhere else but Sportsbikeshop. Comes well packaged and any problems are sorted promptly. Cheers
Best all round
Excellent helmet. Fits perfectly, sun visor for when the sun decides to come out mid riding. Stylish, and great on the detail. Warn it for 3+ hours of riding and still could of kept on going. Didn't even notice the light trail of glitter following the red and white lines until a few days later.
I have worn Shoei helmets for as long as I can remember. For me the fit has always been just about perfect. The inclusion of the drop down sun visor just elevates a really good helmet to the level of a great one. On the bike comfort us very good and noise levels quite low in my opinion. I have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone.
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.
Worth every penny
Great service as always from Sportsbikeshop! Helmet is brilliant, light, quiet, and fits my head like a glove, leagues above my last helmet which was an AGV. Visor / Pinlock system is great as always. Would recommend this helmet to anyone and I wouldn't buy it from anywhere else! I commute every day in all weather and it's not let me down yet through December / January.
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!