Shoei has a long, successful history of building durable modular helmets. The Shoei Neotec Modular helmet was also designed for long-distance motorcycle riding, road trips, and ADV touring purposes. Basically, it is an all-around helmet that is suitable for every occasion. Since Shoei Neotec became available on the market, it has been considered as an evolution in modular or flip-up helmets. It is a modular helmet but still, you can’t put it in the category with other modular or flip-up helmets.
If you are wondering, why? You are about to find out!
The Shoei Neotec helmet has a strong shell, an internal sun shield, removable and washable cheek pads, Anti-UV and Anti-fog system, in addition to a lot of other features. So, without wasting any more time, let’s take a look at the Shoei Neotec Helmet Review. All the features and functionality of the Shoei Neotec helmet are described here.
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Shoei Neotec Motorcycle Helmet Review
Shell Design & Protection
The Shoei Neotec helmet is available in 3 shell sizes that are constructed of AIM Multi-Composite material and includes the Dual EPS Liner feature for maximum protection. A five-ply matrix technology composition that provides significant protection to reduce severe head injuries in an accident. And its thick shell-integrated spoiler provides excellent strength and proper weight distribution. This means the chances of lift and drag during high-speed riding are considerably reduced. Shoei’s Neotec quality of materials and the way the liner is assembled is on the next level as compared to other modular helmets.
On top of that, the Shoei Neotec is a DOT Approved helmet. Now, you don’t need to worry about safety because it has already gone through harsh test conditions to become one of the lightest and most durable helmets you can get.
This Shoei helmet features the new CNS-1 Shield design, which is claimed to be taller and wider than the CX-1V shield and blocks 99% of the sun’s UV rays. It also comes equipped with a Pinlock EVO fog-resistant system. This system will prevent the shield from fogging but also will take some extra time during installation.
The Built-in QSV-1 Internal sun shield (Sun Visor) is another feature that Shoei provides in the Neotec helmet. And, as we all know, this Sun Visor is very functional on hot, sunny days. This internally rotating sun visor can be operated by a slider on the left-hand side of the helmet. The Shoei Sun Visor is a piece of art you know! And it is not some ordinary sun visor but it is the QSV-1 internal sun shield, which enables you to actually focus on riding no matter how long your trip is. The shield offers UV-protection and a wide field of vision without any distortions.
Ventilation System & Aerodynamics
The ventilation system of the Neotec helmet is what I like most about this Shoei helmet. It is excellent and very simple too. The truth is, Shoei’s ventilation system is much better compared to other flip-ups and full-face helmets available on the market. There are two different locations for intake airflow on the Neotec helmet.
First, let’s talk about the “Lower Vent.” There is a shutter on chin vent with a wide flap. Once the chin vent is opened, air will come through the vent into the top of the chin bar and into the helmet. And when you press it closed, the airflow stops. It is that simple yet works so well.
But there is a disadvantage of no airflow inside a helmet once the chin vent is closed.
The second intake vent is the “Top Vent.” The top vent in the Shoei Neotec helmet is also very simple. Unlike the chin vent, there is no shutter system in the top vent; only a simple slider to push. Three adjustable positions of the slider in the upper vent allows for optimal air intake. The Shoei Neotec has wind-tunnel tested aerodynamics, which improved cool air intake and the removal of hot air.
The interior is another strong feature offered in the Neotec helmet. It has a fully removable, washable, and replaceable 3D interior liner. Moreover, the Multi-layer cheek pads allow the rider to wear eyeglasses inside the helmet. These cheek pads provide more comfort and additional stability. And lastly, it also included a chin curtain that can be inserted into the chin bar to reduce turbulence and noise level.
What We Learned
Notable Features: Everything related to the helmet is top class
Best Suited For: Everyday Use
Shoei Neotec Helmet: Video Review
Despite the launch of the Shoei Neotec 2 modular motorcycle helmet, the Shoei Neotec is still a masterpiece that has served its purpose for many years and because it is so popular among youngsters, it seems it will continue to do so. The standout design of the Shoei Neotec has made it a distinct and inevitable choice. Furthermore, this modular helmet is not as noisy as other modular motorcycle helmets available on the market.
The helmet succeeds in offering safety, comfort, and fit that has received positive feedback from many PRO motorcyclists across the globe.
The Shoei Neotec helmet excels in every department. One of the unique features offered by the helmet includes its attractive design. Traditionally, Shoei has put a lot of effort and attention into the design of their helmets. They carry forward this tradition with the Shoei Neotec helmet. Not only is the helmet designed well, but also the features of the helmet are exactly perfect. The dual-layer of protection with its AIM Multi-Composite Shock Absorbing Shell with Dual EPS Liner feature provides extra protection to the wearer that will guarantee total safety for bikers.
The ventilation system of the Shoei Neotec helmet is the best any motorcycle helmet can offer. Airflow from the upper and lower vent is sufficient. The helmet is aerodynamically stable as well. The face shield has a built-in QSV-1 Internal Sun Shield that provides 99% protection from UV rays. The face shield is wider, taller, and includes the Pinlock EVO Fog-Resistant System that prevents the face shield fog-resistant.
The interior has multi-layer cheek pads that allow the biker to wear eyeglasses while riding. The helmet contains a removable, washable, and replaceable 3D liner as well. To sum it up, the Shoei Neotec helmet has everything that a biker wants and needs in a helmet.
However, some believe that it is too costly, but I would say, “If you are serious about motorcycling and given the overall quality, features, and functionality of the Shoei Neotec modular motorcycle helmet, I believe it is a long-term investment that would be no different than investing in some health insurance.”
Shoei Neotec Helmet
Pros: Dual layer of protection, Shock-Absorbing Fiber Shell, Anti-fog, Anti-scratch, and 99% UV blocking, 3D Interior Liner
Cons: A little Heavy
Shoei Neotec 2 Helmet
Pros: Advanced integrated matrix plus technology (AIM+), Multi-density EPS liner, QSV-1 inner sun shield, CNS-3 base plate system
Cons: A little expensive