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#1 JamesW

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:03 PM

Look nice on the shelf, and seem to fit my noggin well, undecided about the sun visor aspect, who is wearing one out there and observations?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:40 PM

I'd like to try one but have not seen one on the shelf yet. I'm interested. I am using a Scorpion EXO 1100 now, it has the flip down sun visor and I really like it. I think it will be a good accessory for the Neotec.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:53 PM

I have a Schubreth with the visor and LOVE IT! I may replace it with the Neotech soon within a year or so. Get it, you will like it.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:21 PM

I have a Scorpion EXO 1000 with the visor and I think its mostly a gimmick. It would be good if I forgot my glasses or couldn't wear them, but there's not enough coverage, and the tint isn't dark enough.

My brother has a the Shoei RF1100 with a shield and he likes it as far as I know. I guess I'm saying I wouldn't buy or not buy a helmet based on the presence or absence of one of those shields.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:40 PM

I have tried them on at the store, and really like the visor actually comes down in front of my nose instead of crashing into it. Great fit, but the price of admission is a barrier. Using a RF1100 for now.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:03 PM

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:58 PM

Look nice on the shelf, and seem to fit my noggin well, undecided about the sun visor aspect, who is wearing one out there and observations?


I wouldn't buy a helmet that didn't have an internal sun visor as I find it such a useful facility.

Unfortunately Shoei didn't release the Neotech until after I recently bought a C3 otherwise I'd have been seriously looking at it as I like Shoei lids. Like you I'd be very interested in hearing what it's like in use.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:05 AM

I'm on my second Multitec and I'll be eyeballing the Neotech as soon as the current one gets tired. That'll be a while. It's brand new. Shoei is perfect for my head. :ph34r:
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:17 AM

Just got my Neotech and its cooler,quieter and more comfortable than the 1100.I love the flip down visor and there is plenty of room for glasses.
I'm doing the Kyle Petty cross country Charity ride next month so it will get a good test .It's a great "big group" ride, it's fast and no stop lights with the police escorts.The ride raises $1.5 M for 2 summer camps that serve severely handicapped kids. NASCAR celeb riders draw big crowds who donate @ gas and lunch stops. Great feeling!

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:26 AM

Just got my Neotech and its cooler,quieter and more comfortable than the 1100.I love the flip down visor and there is plenty of room for glasses.
I'm doing the Kyle Petty cross country Charity ride next month so it will get a good test .It's a great "big group" ride, it's fast and no stop lights with the police escorts.The ride raises $1.5 M for 2 summer camps that serve severely handicapped kids. NASCAR celeb riders draw big crowds who donate @ gas and lunch stops. Great feeling!

Cool Beans, That sounds like a lot of Fun. I have a Scorpion EXO 100 Half Helmet and I'm digging the shit out of the Visor. So, a visor on a Full Face Shoei Flip Up is going to be Awesome! :ph34r:
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 05:38 AM

Look nice on the shelf, and seem to fit my noggin well, undecided about the sun visor aspect, who is wearing one out there and observations?



Neotec was just delivered. I will be wearing it today for the first time.

I will be glad to post a review when I get back home.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:00 AM

I have a 8 year old Rf 1000 and pulled the triger on the neotec. Good fit and even with my metro prescription glasses the sun visor works like a charm. Best helmet I have had! whistles a bit with the windshield in one spot, easy fix, looking forward to wiring it up.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:12 AM

Where's the best prices?

A week or so ago I got an email from Iron Pony advertising them at $530-$540 (or thereabouts), depending on color. Now their price is $50 higher like most others.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:30 AM

Where's the best prices?

A week or so ago I got an email from Iron Pony advertising them at $530-$540 (or thereabouts), depending on color. Now their price is $50 higher like most others.


A couple vendors at the International bike show were selling the neotech for 25% off. I was not really looking for a new helmet but was curious about
the new shoei flip-up. Now I'm thinking I should have bought at that price. Nice helmet feels well made.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:39 AM

That's a lot of money for a DOT only helmet (yes I'm aware that there are (apparently) no modular helmets that are Snell rated).

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:43 AM

That's a lot of money for a DOT only helmet (yes I'm aware that there are (apparently) no modular helmets that are Snell rated).


That's a LOT of money for ANY helmet. Especially when I can get an HJC modular for $165. I love the Shoei X-11 and Multitec helmets I have, but won't be buying any more their product at the prices they are going for. Yikes!
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Posted 22 March 2012 - 10:07 AM

I tried it on at a local shop. XL fits well, just like the Multitec I've worn for 5 years. For my melon head, I'll need to buy a set of thinner cheek pads, same as I had to do with the Multitec. For the Multi, I needed 2 sizes thinner on the pads. The XXL helmet was too big overall, the XL molded to my head well with exception of the cheek pads. And the sun visor cleared my eye glasses with room to spare. The chin curtain may not be the best fit for me, but I've never used a helmet with the chin curtain installed anyway.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:56 AM

I tried out the Multitec yesterday and I am very happy with it.

It is a relatively quiet helmet, top ventilation is outstanding, the lower ventilation did not have the flow as the top, but very good all around. I have never experienced as much ventilation with any other helmet.
The fit for me was excellent, no hot spots and very well balanced.
The flip down visor gets an excellent rating from me as well.

In summation the Multitec is a very comfortable helmet, the the balance and the ventilation system along with the flip down visor will make the long excursions very comfortable especially in hot weather.

I am glad I made this purchase even though my wallet isn't.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:27 PM

I tried out the Multitec yesterday and I am very happy with it.

It is a relatively quiet helmet, top ventilation is outstanding, the lower ventilation did not have the flow as the top, but very good all around. I have never experienced as much ventilation with any other helmet.
The fit for me was excellent, no hot spots and very well balanced.
The flip down visor gets an excellent rating from me as well.

In summation the Multitec is a very comfortable helmet, the the balance and the ventilation system along with the flip down visor will make the long excursions very comfortable especially in hot weather.

I am glad I made this purchase even though my wallet isn't.


I bought a Neotech last month. I am very happy with it. It is the only quality modular helmet I have found that has room for a boom mic (without windsock) between my face and the chinbar. The sun shield is nice. It comes with an antifog pinlock faceshield. It is light and quiet compared to my cheaper modular helmets. Mine is bright yellow, not much style but very visible.
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Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:43 AM

I just got the Neotec but haven't had much of an opportunity to use it, but what I have I like it much more then the MultiTec. I just seems to fit better and tighter in the cheeks and the ventilation is noticeably better. The Neotec is a a bit quieter then the Multitec and I love the flip down visor. How did I go so long without one. I bought mine at Revzilla in Silver.

Had anyone mounted a headset in it? The Neotec has the dished out ear pocket for speakers (I presume) but the speakers with a J&M Elite headset are too big in circumference to fit into that recess. The speakers want to stay just on the outer rim but not enough to really stick them down. This sucks. I thought this helmet would resolve me Shoei/J&M Headset incompatibilities. Any help/thoughts appreciated.
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