Shoei Neotec 2 - Anthracite
Customer Product Reviews
This is the first high quality helmet I have purchased, the last two have been middle of the road quality. What I can say is this helmet is pricey but you can see why when you both wear it, and secondly fit blue tooth communication to the helmet. Easy to do and purpose made for this helmet. If you can afford one don't hesitate.
Ordered both the helmet and the sena bluetooth communicator. It took me a little bit of time to figure out how to fit the sena in the helmet but once done worked really well. I found the helmet a good fit for my shape of head and much quieter then my X-lite 802R. The ventilation is great and I can find the vents in my winter gloves no problem. Also love the flip up mechanism, and it can be used to about 50mph in its open position without any issues. Overall very happy with the helmet, and would recommend it to anyone looking for dual purpose helmet. Delivery as usual, super quick. A+++
Well worth the extra
I bought this having had a few Caberg lids over the years. I was always reluctant to spend such a lot on a helmet but I can say that it is definitely worth it. The difference in quality is self evident. It's quiet, much quieter than my flip front Caberg it replaces. The ventilation is excellent and you really notice it straight away. The pin lock visor system is great with anti fog insert. The flip action is smooth and light to use whilst on the move. I haven't got the comms system yet but that will be my next buy. The most expensive, but best helmet I've ever had
I keep telling my mates I have a big head (and they agree far too easily with this ...) and have struggled to find a comfortable fitting helmet. Having tried and returned many others, I finally looked at Shoei. While it costs a lot more than I was planning to spend, the features and the comfortable fit make it very much worth the money.
Nice helmet, but not as quiet as expected
After a lot of research, I opted for the Neotec 2 to replace my cheapo (£45) LS2 helmet. I wanted a flip front helmet with integrated sun visor, both features that the LS2 doesn't have. I had read a lot of reviews that the neotec 2 was one of the quietest helmets available, and as I'm intending to crunch some miles, I decided to splash out on the helmet for ultimate comfort. Upon first use, I was very disappointed as the Shoei is a lot noisier than el cheapo LS2, and a lot heavier at almost 2kg. However, it is very comfortable. I also cant find a way to install my Bluetooth headset / mic and controller, seems Shoei have designed the helmet to ensure you only use their intercom system, which is over £250! Nice helmet, but noisy and overpriced in my opinion.
This replaces my Shark Evo one then my Evo One/Two. Great idea by Shark just poor execution. This on the other hand just oozes quality in every way. It's not the quietest helmet I've owned and my only gripe is the usual one about the visor opening too much when you really only want to crack it open a tad. Ventilation is superb and sizing is spot on.
Great on many levels
First shoei, usually have Arai. I don't actually subscribe to this head shape and helmet fit debate. Really comfortable and is very quiet. Done over 1200 miles in it since I got it. Didn't let water in even in a five hour wet trip. Great quality and looks great but with the convenience of the flip. Expensive but worth the investment. As ever, Sportsbike shop were great. Quick delivery and packaged well.
Shoei shines through
Moved to Shoei from Schubert. Visor mechanism on the Schubert has worn after 5 years use. It flops down too easily.The Shoei mechanism has better engineerng and looks as if it will last. Overall fit for my narrow shape head is better . The Schubert fits a more rounded head shape and had a hard spot for me right on the forehead. Schubert closing mechanism is also giving bother...not clicking on both pins.The Shoei built in comms ports are well designed and unobtrusive. Both quality helmets in the higher price bracket but Shoei gets the vote from me . The above niggly issues which developed with the Schubert over time tempted me to Shoei. So far it is a better helmet.
I have had a Shoei Neotec for the past 5 years and it's been a fantastic helmet. I trust Shoei so when I seen the Neotec 2 - Excursion TC6 I wanted it. After making the mistake of purchasing a solid black helmet as a new rider I knew I would only ever purchase a helmet other road users could see easily in the future. The Neotec 2 TC6 is definitely more visible and a lot quiter than the original. It fitted like a glove from the first moment I put it on. It feels a little lighter. The venting is improved and the visor is easier to open and close on the move. It comes ready to use with Senna intercom system however I installed my own Interphone system easily enough. No issues attaching my camera in a good position either. I'm very impressed with this helmet, its clear some technical improvements have made it better than the original.
No1 rated flip lid
This is my first mod helmet and im extremely pleased with it. Trying all new helemts including the GT Air the Neotec 2 was the most comfortable and noticiable from the start. The designs are limited but I like the TC6. Is full of functions and includes the Sena compatability which hides all the workings of the sena device which is long awaited.
Best flip-up helmet ever
Helmet is amazing. Used to have Neotec I but this is so much better. Cosy, not very misty. Would be great if you could stop the flipping just before it normally stops so you could block the winter sun. Pretty quiet but wouldn't take my word for granted as I always ride without earplugs. Goes very well with the Sena system which can be heard even flipped up at high speeds. Don't order with DPD though :)
Shoei do it again
Definitely a step up from the Neotec 1, my previous helmet, a slightly plusher interior, a great fit for me and quieter, no problems with glasses either. I can't detect any difference in weight whilst wearing it, better ventilation and the pin lock fits a treat. Fit and finish excellent.