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Shoei RF-1200 Review

The RF-1200 is officially announced to the today (October 14) and you’re the world’s first review!

The Shoei RF-1200 is the latest of the very popular and venerable

It’s an all-around sport, and streetbike helmet that in lots of different colors and and it spans 4 shell sizes in an XS to XXL size range.

The DOT version of the is also Snell 2010 and the fit, finish, overall and feel of this helmet are to none.

The shell feels and combined with the close for the vents (and the metallic finish on ours), the RF-1200 for all the world like it was carved a solid block of metal.

but. the RF-1200 now competes the fabulous Shoei GT Air (review). has superb ventilation and very low levels, plus an internal sun

Granted, the GT Air has a list price $65.00 more than the however, the added features may be the extra dosh.

The RF-1200 generate more noise I’d hoped it would in circumstances, however, and the ventilation doesn’t seem to match the GT Shoei RF fans are sure to be with the new design, however, is a definite improvement over the

Shoei RF-Series Helmet (Click Photo).


has been on a tear in 2013 and the is just the latest example.

The has been Shoei’s bread and helmets, with a lineage all the way back to the RF-102 in 1983.

I’m not sure if there RF-200 to RF-700 helmets, but I do the RF-800 and one of my favorites, the Shoei (review) of 2003.

More in 2009, the Shoei RF-1100 was introduced, and although a nice I didn’t quite mind with it. It seemed big and heavy and the were a bit clumsy.

While I say that Shoei listened to my particularly, they did listen to customers and the result is the 2014 RF-1200. It’s lighter, and has a an outstanding build quality, very close tolerances on all of the bits and pieces.

The Shoei Paint, Graphics and Overall

Being the bread and butter for Shoei, the RF-1200 has to satisfy different customer requirements and One of those is the variety of color

I opted for plain ol’ silver for my RF-1200, which I would better capture the and lines in our photographs. Motorcycle photography is tricky at best, so solid colors usually best.

While a silver paint color may seem a bit when compared to the other and graphics available for the RF-1200, has a stunning finish, with sparkling metallic points and flaws in the deep paint and

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The paint on our helmet is noticeably than any other silver helmet we’ve featured in webBikeWorld reviews. It’s to believe that silver paint can be so different, but it is — the difference between a custom shop and, well, a can.

Don’t like No problem! The RF-1200 comes in a range of graphics and colors, the popular yellow and Shine both of which are highly Here’s a look at the current taken from the Shoei press announcement:

As soon as I lifted the RF-1200 the box, I noticed that it like it’s carved a bloom of aluminum. The chin the rear exhaust vent and the around the bottom of the helmet all very tight contact where they are attached or to the helmet shell.

This gives the helmet a modern and look, despite the fact there’s nothing too unusual the shell shape.

The chin top vent and the newly added vent snap open and with a precise feel and it just demonstrates that is the goodness you pay for when you fork around five C-notes for a helmet.

The liner and padding doesn’t either; it’s plush and in typical Shoei fashion. A chin curtain is included in the along with a Pinlock insert.

The RF-1200 helmet comes in a very generous sizes for the relatively small size range of XS to XXL, means that owners be able to have a much proportional fit between their size and the helmet shell avoiding that space look.

The shell is the Shoei composite and this one meets the DOT standard in the U.S. and it’s Snell certified to M2010, the Shoei GT Air (review). which is DOT This makes the shell very stiff; in fact, it has zero flex, which is good or not, depending on views of the Snell standard.

But one thing’s for sure: the fit, and that seemingly no-flex — along with the aluminum color on ours all give the Shoei RF-1200 carved-from-billet feel.

Score: The RF-1200 gets an Outstanding from us for paint and overall See the Summary Table at the bottom of the for a description of our rating system.

The RF-1200 with the optional very dark) tinted

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