Shoei has a long successful history of building strong modular helmets. The Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet also designed for long distance motorcycle riding, road trips, and ADV touring purpose. Basically, it is an all-around helmet which suits every occasion. Since Shoei Neotec came in the market, it is 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!
This Shoei’s Neotec Helmet has a strong shell, an internal sun shield, removable and washable cheek pads, Anti-UV and Anti-fog system with a lot of other features. So, without wasting any more time, let’s take a look at the Shoei Neotec Helmet Review. All features and functionality of Shoei Neotec are described here.
Shoei Neotec Helmet Review 2019
Shell Design & Protection
Shoei Neotec Helmet comes in 3 shell sizes which are AIM Multi-Composite constructed along with Dual EPS Liner feature for maximum protection. A five-ply matrix technology which gives will reduce head injuries in an accident. And it’s thicker shell-integrated spoiler gives proper strength and weight. Means, the chances of lift and drag during high-speed riding will reduce. Shoei’s Neotec quality of the materials and the way the liner is assembled is on the next level as compared to other modular helmets.
On top of that Shoei Neotec is DOT Approved helmet. Now, you don’t need to worry about safety. Because it already went through harsh test conditions to become the toughest and lightest helmet you can ever get.
Ventilation System & Aerodynamics
Ventilation System of Neotec’s is what I like most in this Shoei helmet. It is excellent and very simple too. Truth is, Shoei Neotec’s ventilation system is much better as compared to other flip-ups and full-face helmets available in the market. In Neotec’s there are two different locations for airflow.
First, let’s talk about the “Lower Vent”. There is a shutter on chin vent with wide flap. Once the chin vent is opened, air will come through the vent into the top of the chin bar into the helmet. And press it close, the air flow stops. It is that simple, yet works so well.
But, there is a disadvantage of no airflow inside a helmet once chin vent is closed.
And the second one is “Top Vent”. The top vent of Shoei Neotec’s is also very simple. Unlike the chin vent, there is no button system at the top vent. But, a simple slider to push. Three positions upper vent is for optimal air intake. Shoei Neotec has wind-tunnel tested aerodynamics which improved cool air intake and hot air expulsion.
Shoei featured new CNS-1 Shield design which is claimed to be taller and wider than the CX-1V shield and provides 99% UV blocking facility. It is also comes equipped with a Pinlock EVO fog-resistant system. This system will prevent you from fogging but also consume your time for extra caution during installation.
Built-in QSV-1 Internal sun shield(Sun Visor) is another facility providing Shoei in Neotec. As we all know that 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 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 distortion
Interior is another strong feature offering in Neotec helmet. It has a fully removable, washable, and replaceable 3D interior liner. Moreover, Multi-layer cheek pads allow the rider to wear eyeglasses inside the helmet. These cheek pads are for comfort and more stabilization. And last, it also included chin curtain which can be inserted into the 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 Shoei Neotec 2 modular motorcycle helmet, the Shoei Neotec is still a masterpiece that has already served its purpose from years and the way it is popular among youngsters it seems it continues to do so. The standout design of Shoei Neotec made it a distinct choice. Furthermore, this modular helmet is not as noisy as other modular motorcycle helmets available in the market.
The helmet succeeds in offering safety, comfort, and fit that received the positive feedbacks from many PRO motorcyclists across the globe.
Shoei Neotec Helmet excels in every department. One of the unique features offered by the helmet includes its attractive design. Shoei has been giving a lot of attention towards the design of their helmets. They carry forward the similar tradition with Shoei Neotec Helmet. Not only the helmet is designed well, but also the features of the helmet are on the mark. The dual layer of protection guarantees totals safety to bikers. Also, its AIM Multi-Composite Shock Absorbing Shell with Dual EPS Liner feature gives extra protection to the wearer.
Shoei Neotec Helmet’s ventilation system is the best any helmet can offer. Air flow from the upper and lower vent is sufficient. The helmet is aerodynamically stable as well. The face shield has built-in QSV-1 Internal Sun Shield to provide 99% protection from UV rays. The shield is wider, taller and comes with a Pinlock EVO Fog-Resistant System which makes the helmet an anti-fog helmet.
The interior has multi-layer cheek pads which allow the biker to wear eyeglasses during riding. The helmet contains a removable, washable and replaceable 3D liner as well. To sum it up, Shoei Neotec Helmet has everything that a biker wants in a helmet.
However, some believe that it is too pricey but I would say, “If you are serious about motorcycling and give the overall quality and functionality of Shoei Neotec modular motorcycle helmet, I believe it is a long-time investment that would be no different than investing in some health insurance.”