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Shoei RF1200 Helmet Review: A Helmet that Does Not Disappoint

The Shoei Company is known for its upright reputation on creating reliable, well-crafted and feature-filled helmets that are suitable for all types of motorcycling and off-road adventures. Each of their products is made with finest quality having comfort, fashion and safety as the top priority.  Being in the industry for more than 50 years, the …

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The Shoei Company is known for its upright reputation on creating reliable, well-crafted and feature-filled helmets that are suitable for all types of motorcycling and off-road adventures. Each of their products is made with finest quality having comfort, fashion and safety as the top priority.  Being in the industry for more than 50 years, the shoei helmets have remained to be on top of the game and the company never stops producing premium helmets. Another addition to their bestseller lineup is the RF1200 helmet.

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The Shoei RF-1200 helmet is the all-new and superior upgraded version of the RF-1100 with an improved aerodynamics and noise-technology but keeping the same efficacy and fitness. Although it has the same fine quality and comfort of its predecessors, most of its features are upgraded for ultimate experience. It features a more compact and enhanced aerodynamic shell that is a product of the company’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility, intricate timely process and the multi-ply matrix blend of fiberglass and organic fibers. This optimum and super strong shell aerodynamics combined with the advanced noise-reduction technology tenders a vast reduction of wind noise but not completely blocking the useful road sounds.

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TheRF-1200 fits well and feels appropriately proportioned to the head thanks to its four shell sizes that supports each size tolerating the contraction of the shell and the liners. The RF-1200 flawlessly provides comfort and secure fit with its 3D Max-Dry System II that has pad components which are able to copy a rider’s head. The Max-dry liner pad absorbs and delaminate moisture and sweat faster and more effective than Nylon materials. These liners can be removed, replaced and washed.  There is also an available ready-to-purchase cheek pads if the noggin does not match the helmet’s template. These cheek pads and liners are easily removed by the Shoei’s Emergency Quick Release System in times of emergency situations.

The pad covering the speaker cutouts can also be easily removed to allow installation of communication systems. The RF-1200 has an Expanded Polysterene liner that features a dual-layer, multi-density construction that is allocated throughout the helmet to provide location-precise impact protection without sacrificing the lightweight and compact design. The double layers of the EPS liners allow fresh and cool air to enter the helmet through free-flowing tunnels. The ventilation performance of the RF-1200 does not only cater air-flow but also compromise with wind noise.  It features a large vent with three position shutter located at the chin bar that can be easily acted with a gloved hand; a center vent at the forehead area  and four exhaust ports under the molded spoilers, all of which are for providing efficient cooling but without allowing excessive noise.

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The RF-1200 CWR-1 shield offers a view angle that is more favorable than helmetless vision. The open space of the shield is made of optically clear plastic that is also responsible for protecting the eyes from UV radiation, wind, dust and rays. There are supporting ribs at the top and bottom of the shield for additional strength and flex-prevention. Moreover, the CWR-1 shield features the highly admirable Pinlock Fog-Resistant System. The RF-1200 also features a new QR-E base plate system that has ribbed shield mounts that tolerates quicker shield changes; five-position adjustable dial that fine-tunes the pressure for proper weather sealing and a double-layered bead that supplies a concrete seal between the shield and the helmet.

With the RF-1200’s amazing features and improved functionalities, no doubt that most riders will be seen flaunting the premium head gear. With everything reviewed and considered, there is no doubt that the Shoei Company has yet again proved that they are still victor in producing quality products that do not disappoint.

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