Shoei Neotec 2 - White
Customer Product Reviews
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.
This is my third Shoei flip front helmet and was purchased for a long trip round France and Spain in the summer It is blissfully comfortable, stable at speed and handsome. The communications system operates flawlessly if a tad fiddly to install. I've had problems with the Pinlock fitting and misting up. The largest drawback is the chin bar venting, compared to its predecessor which vented brilliantly this one appears to not be as effective?? To the point at which I have gone back to wearing the old one in inclement weather, this may be exacerbated by the fact I'm a spectacle wearer. But in all a wonderful lid if you're traveling daily or especially touring.
Top quality costs
After 35+ years of riding and numerous Shoei helmets, this is far the best yet - had the Multitec and Neotec previously (+ other models) and this evolution confirms Shoei continues to push the tech and quality boundaries further each time. For me Shoei gives the best fit and quality, yes expensive but considering what its job is, then cost is a minor consideration - Well done Shoei !
Wind noise bad, comfort good
Incredibly comfortable - padding feels really high quality as you'd expect. Looks aggressive and "cool". Fit is the same as other Shoei's, or one size down from HJC. Ventilation is good at high speeds through the top vent, but non-existent at low speeds, which is pretty standard I guess. Only complaint is the noise - the wind noise is so loud, even at 35mph. Even worse is that once you shut the visor, it almost mutes all traffic noise, which is bad, but you still get the wind noise, which is double bad. I've never tried another flip front though so maybe this is just par for the course. Compared to my cheapo HJC IS-17, the wind is much louder and the traffic noise is much quieter.