Shoei Neotec - Matt Black
Customer Product Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Because its worth it...
Being a spectacles wearer I've owned all sorts of helmets in the past. Its a real faff feeding your specs into the opening of a full face every time and open faced helmets are draughty, noisy and very few are suitable for Pinlock so you then have to suffer with fogging. I'd been looking at a modular helmet for some time and read the review of this one. Yes its not cheap, but its a Shoei. This means reliability, quality and durability. From the second I put it on I was in love with it. The fit is exactly as advertised, a little tight feeling to start with until it beds in but the most secure feeling I've ever felt in a helmet. There is very little noise, all the parts work well and best of all, with some dexterity I can put it on and take it off with my specs still on!! The included sun visor works very well and doesn't catch on my specs. The ventilation system look brilliant although as its November I haven't tried it out yet! As ever, I got a great deal from Sportsbikeshop and the helmet arrived the day after I ordered it. Worth every penny!
Best flip front money can buy
Finally bit the bullet and raided the piggy bank to buy a Shoei. Have previously had helmets from most of the other popular manufacturers and I can say without hesitation that the Shoei Neotec is the best helmet I've ever worn. The build quality is obvious straight out of the box, the linings, the sun visor, the ratchet fastener, the paint finish, all superb. The helmet is really comfortable and very quiet for a flip front. As the saying goes,' buy quality, buy once', Shoei all the way for me now. Praise also for the staff at Sportsbikeshop, they price matched this helmet within 30 minutes of me pointing out a lower price on a competitor website and as usual super quick delivery. The customer service is second to none and I will always go to them first, well done!
Simply the best
Having a Mid life crisis and back to biking at 50. Simply the best helmet I've ever purchased. The quality design and comfort is SIMPLY the BEST and worth every penny spent. As for the quality of service from Sportsbikeshop, obviously as the review infers, SIMPLY the BEST!!
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.