SHOEI’S most recent entry into the modular helmet realm offers protection, comfort and versatility with a redesigned shape and improved features that place the Neotec® ahead of the rest. Be it standard touring, sport-touring or cruising, here is a helmet that will suit your style with the premium quality SHOEI is well established for.
Evolving on previous designs, SHOEI has revamped its modular helmet style with a streamlined and attractively sculpted shape that conveys the feel of freely moving through the outdoors. All ventilation mechanisms are shaped and positioned in such a way as to reduce any possible drag. The chin bar’s “Vortex Generators” reduce turbulence, noise, and manage airflow around the helmet. A redesigned aerodynamic spoiler also helps to cut lift, reducing neck strain on long, cross country rides. All these features combine to create a premium helmet that excels in appearance, protection, comfort and performance.
FACE COVER, SHIELD AND SUN SHIELD
The Neotec®’s face cover is connected to the same axis point and mechanism as its shield, minimizing extra parts. This also enables simultaneous closing of the shield with the face cover, which is then held in place with an easy-open lock release button. SHOEI’s 360º Pivot Locking System is made of high quality stainless steel components to ensure a safe and secure closure when the Neotec’s chin bar is in the down, locked position.
With the Neotec®, SHOEI now includes a built-in sun shield, the QSV-1. The visor tucks neatly away beneath a non-intrusive shell built into the helmet’s liner, and can be lowered with the easy control of a sliding button. The use of a new “Dual Ridge Window Bead” results in a quiet and tightly sealed face shield closure.
PINLOCK® FOG-RESISTANT SYSTEM
The CNS-1 shield includes built-in pins for Pinlock® anti-fog lenses, which transform single shields into dual shields which resist fog buildup. The lens has been newly designed to cover a larger area on the shield, increasing peripheral vision in the event of fog buildup.
SHELL AND INTERIOR FITTINGS
The interior fittings of the Neotec® have been newly redesigned for fine adjustment and easy maintenance. The top center pad is removable, in turn making it easier to remove all other interior parts. A variety of fabrics are utilized to maximize comfort and perspiration absorption. A firm, even fit is accomplished with the help of polyurethane foam layers of varying hardness. Hold can be further optimized through a choice of three shell sizes. Improved design in the shape of cheek pads now allow for better fit around the earpieces for eyeglasses, reducing the gaps in order to cut invasive exterior noise.
AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) is SHOEI’s own shell structure, lightweight but rigid and elastic, combining layers of strong fiberglass with organic fibers. A balanced combination of both rigid and pliant layers provides superior safety performance and fulfills strict standards expected of protective motorcycle headwear.
The Dual-Layer EPS Liner of the Neotec® is engineered to minimize heat and humidity as well as significantly cut excessive wind noise. Two three-position adjustable intake vents allow for fine tuning of the air inlet charge. Incoming air also enters through a mouth vent in the lower section of the face cover, also controlled by a shutter just under the face shield. Hot air is then exhausted through the top outlet. The dual liner routes and disperses air evenly throughout the helmet.
Aerodynamic Shell Design
-Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel testing
-Dual-Layer EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation
-Industry-leading three shell sizes and five liners present increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes from XS through XXL
-SHOEI’S exclusive, state-of-the-art shell forming technology incorporates the aerodynamic advantages of a spoiler right into the shell of the Neotec®
-Vortex Generator on the chin bar works to reduce noise and manage air flow around the helmet
Flip-Up Chin Bar and Face Shield
-SHOEI’S proven 360º Pivot Locking System, made of high quality stainlees steel components, ensures a safe and secure closure
-Enlarged single-button release allows chin bar/face shield for ease of use with riding gloves
-Increased space inside the chin bar was added by adjusting the shape of the area to create a smart and light design
-Opening the chin bar up will automatically close the face shield if it is open Sun Shield Visor System
-Built-in QSV-1 sun shield gives riders instant relief from sun glare in one quick motion
-Large and easy to reach switch activates the 3D injection-molded inner sun shield
-Distortion-free shield blocks 99% of harmful UV rays
-Forehead area of the outer shell is raised slightly to accommodate the internal sun shield, helping allow for the integrity of the helmet’s inner EPS liner to remain intact
-SHOEI’S wind tunnels helped to reveal the optimal balance between airflow and silence
-Large lower vent shutter for ease of use with riding gloves optimizes air flow in the riding position
-Strategically-placed, three-position upper vent increases air intake, making it easier for touring riders behind a windscreen to get air flow
-Upper exhaust vents are uniquely positioned to take better advantage of negative air pressure to create cool air intake and warm air exhaust
3D Interior Liner System
-The entire interior liner (cheek pads, upper liner and chin strap covers) is easily removed for cleaning or replacement
-Each component of the inner liner is ergonomically designed to offer the ultimate in safety, fit and comfort
-Comfortable, 3D Max-Dry helmet liner material quickly dissipates moisture within the helmet interior
-Eyeglass compatible interior is optimized for many different sizes of eyeglasses, while still minimizing gaps that can cause excess interior noise
CNS-1 Shield and QR-N Base Plate System
-Exclusive QR-N base plate system ensures base plate function and shield changes are easy
-The CNS-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces
-Includes new redesigned Pinlock® Anti-Fog Lens for more coverage of the CNS-1 shield
-Dual-Ridge window bead increases contact with the shield to reduce wind noise
-Scratch-resistant shield coating
-99.9% protection from harmful UV A&B rays
-A pre-set lever can easily lock the shield in place to prevent the shield from opening unexpectedly, as well as prop the shield open to increase airflow
-Standard: DOT 218
-Construction: AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) materials
-Weight: 3.92 lbs / 1780 grams (approx. for Size Medium Solid Color)
5 Year Warranty - 5 Year Warranty From Purchase Date. 7 Year Warranty From Helmet Manufacture Date. Whichever comes first.
Shoei Neotec Black Helmet
Produced by Shoei of Japan