Since 1959, Shoei has offered premium-built motorcycle helmets designed from the latest technology, most advanced materials and consumer feedback. The Shoei brand has been battle tested on the world racing stage and everyday on the streets. Here is a quick intro to the 2019 lineup offered at J&P Cycles.

FULL FACE

  • X- Fourteen

The Flagship model X-Fourteen is the latest in the" X" pedigree of race helmets offered by Shoei. The X-fourteen was designed with direct input from today's current MotoGP riders (ever heard of Marc Marquez?) and is designed to be one of the most aerodynamic, well-ventilated and safest helmets on the market.

Aerodynamics: The X-Fourteen has a huge spoiler on the rear of the helmet which creates a negative pressure behind the rider and prevents wind buffeting at higher speed. The visor even has fins on it to help you slice through the wind.

Ventilation: Vents on the X-Fourteen are massive and plenty. Six intakes and six exhaust outlets will keep your head cool with maximum airflow. The internal padding is even designed to help flow air, including the cheek pads.

Safety: Shoei uses their proprietary six-ply matrix of hand-laid interwoven layers of fiberglass and organic fibers, to make this Shoei's lightest, strongest and most elastic shell. A dual-density EPS liner allows for better energy absorption and creates channels for increased airflow.

Comfort: Although a race helmet, the X-Fourteen is designed to fit right providing riders with increased performance, comfort and safety. The 3D Max-Dry interior is completely adjustable to allow a custom fit and is great at keeping your face cool and dry. Emergency release tabs allow for easy access if the helmet needs to be gently removed and to prevent load on a fallen riders' neck. Finally, with the Pin-lock shield system, the X-Fourteen will leave you fog-free.

  • RF-1200

Is this the best street helmet available? Shoei and those who ride with an RF model sure think so.  The RF-1200 is another Shoei helmet that comes from long lineage, with the 1200 being the latest form. The RF-1200 is a lightweight, streamlined, next-level helmet that rules every aspect of the road.

Ventilation: Developed in Shoei's wind tunnel to give riders the perfect balance of air flow and silence, the RF-1200 comes with four air intakes and four exhaust to keep your head cool. The intakes are shaped and positioned to maximize airflow and create a negative pressure to draw hot air out.

Safety: Shoei uses its proprietary multi-ply matrix AIM+shell and a dual-density EPS liner which allows for better energy absorption and creates channels for increased airflow.

Comfort: The 3D Max-Dry interior is completely adjustable to allow a custom fit and is great at keeping your face cool and dry. The liner interior is capable of dissipating sweat 2x faster than traditional nylon materials. The Pin-lock shield gives you a fog-free experience while riding.

  • RF-SR

Calling the RF-SR "entry level" is a big understatement. Although priced competitively, this helmet boasts aggressive styling with a lightweight, compact shell, awesome airflow, Pin-lock shield and fully removable liner.

Ventilation: Developed in Shoei's wind tunnel to give the rider the perfect balance of air flow and silence. The RF-SR comes with three adjustable air intakes and two exhaust to customize ventilation in any condition.

Safety: Shoei uses its proprietary multi-ply matrix AIM+ shell and a dual density EPS liner which allows for better energy absorption and creates channels for increased airflow.

Comfort: The RF-SR comes with a fully removable liner that is washable and adjustable. The Pin-lock shield keeps things fog-free for all you heavy breathers out there.

  • GT-Air II

The Shoei GT-Air II is as high tech as you can get while maintaining a premium helmet standard. This full-face touring helmet is packed with features such as: Internal sun shield, advanced ventilation and defogging, enhanced aerodynamics, noise-reduction tech and can seamlessly integrate with the SENA SRL2 Communication System. The Shoei GT-Air II can accommodate your every need.

Aerodynamics: Not just a pretty face, the Shoei GT-Air II has a shell designed to reduce drag and eliminate wind noise.

Ventilation: Three intakes and five exhaust outlets are shaped and positioned for improved cooling and hot air expulsion. The internal padding is even designed to help flow air, including the cheek pads.

Safety: Shoei uses its proprietary multi-ply matrix AIM+ shell and a dual density EPS liner allows for better energy absorption and creates channels for increased airflow.

Comfort: The GT-Air II is equipped with a fully removable, washable, adjustable, and replaceable  Max-Dry Interior System capable of dissipating sweat 2x faster than traditional nylon interiors. Inside are multi-layer cheek pads for comfort and helmet stabilization along with the ability to adjust. The Pin-lock shield grants you a fog-free experience while riding. Let's not forget the coolest part, this helmet pairs seamlessly with the SENA SRL2 Communication System for the sleek and practical rider you are.

MODULAR

  • Neotec II

Flip-up chin bar, drop-down sun shade, massive vents, seamless technology and total comfort. You're welcome. The Shoei Neotec II is the epitome of modular helmets in design, tech, and comfort. The Neotec II is a great option for touring types or those looking for the practicality of a modular helmet. I mean, its a great excuse to put a cup holder on your bike and sip that hot java at a stoplight.

Aerodynamics: Streamlined shape to include an innovative top air outlet and a chin "Aero deflector" & "Vortex Generator" to keep this helmet rock solid and reduce noise while in the wind.

Ventilation: Large upper and lower vents are easy to manipulate with a gloved hand and have a 3-position feature to allow the rider to customize ventilation. The internal padding is even designed to help flow air, including the cheek pads.

Safety: Once again, Shoei uses its proprietary multi-ply matrix AIM+ shell and a dual-density EPS liner which allows for better energy absorption and creates channels for increased airflow. The Neotec II includes a stainless steel ratcheting chinstrap for increased comfort and ease of use.

Comfort: The Neotec II is equipped with a fully removable, washable, adjustable, and replaceable Max-Dry Interior System capable of dissipating sweat 2x faster than traditional nylon interiors. It features multi-layer "noise isolator" cheek pads for comfort and helmet stabilization along with the ability to adjust. A supplied Pin-lock shield gives you a fog-free experience while riding. The Neotec II  pairs seamlessly with the SENA SRL2 Communication System. Can you hear me now?

OPEN-FACE

  • J-Cruise

One of the most feature-packed open-face helmets on the market, the J-Cruise is for those who like more of a one-with-the-road experience, but are not willing to sacrifice features or quality.

Aerodynamics: Wind tunnel born, the Shoei J-Cruise features an advanced shell design that fights road noise and unwanted wind turbulence.

Ventilation: The J-Cruise has a large upper vent that is easily manipulated and two uniquely placed exhausts for proper venting and heat reduction.

Safety: Multi-ply matrix AIM+ shell and a dual-density EPS liner allows for better energy absorption and creates channels for increased airflow.

Comfort: The J-Cruise is equipped with a fully removable, washable, adjustable, and replaceable Max-Dry Interior System capable of dissipating sweat 2x faster than traditional nylon interiors. It has a drop-down sun shade for those perfect riding days and a distortion-free face shield to ensure you have the maximum vision available.

  • J-O

Shoei pays homage to traditional styling with the Shoei J-O open-face helmet. Simple design, retro graphics, high quality feel and hidden features make the J-O an awesome choice for those looking to race from cafe to cafe.

Design: A retro design inspired by rich heritage, the J-O has a compact shell profile that features a '50's styled "ducktail" creating a sleek, classy and performance-driven helmet.

Safety: Multi-ply matrix AIM+ shell and a dual-density EPS liner allows for better energy absorption and creates channels for increased airflow. The Shoei J-O is available in six sizes from XS-XXL (3 shells/4 liners) to ensure a custom fit.  

Comfort: The J-O is equipped with a fully removable, washable, adjustable, and replaceable liner providing a comfortable, secure fit and providing unmatched quality and attention to detail.

  • RJ Platinum-R

Shoei's RJ Platinum-R is remarkably quiet, with a high-end fit and finish. This is the premier open-face helmet.

Ventilation: The RJ Platinum-R is complete with two upper air intakes and two top exhausts you can close if so desired.

Safety: A multi-ply matrix AIM+ shell and a dual-density EPS liner allows for better energy absorption and creates channels for increased airflow.

Comfort: The RJ Platinum-R features a fully removable, washable, and replaceable interior system that's been enhanced for a comfortable fit and maximum helmet stabilization during high-speed riding. The three-snap visor is great for touring behind a windshield and is replaceable with many aftermarket three-snap shields for a different look and more wind protection.

Adventure

  • Hornet X2

Balancing performance for off-road and on-road riders, the Shoei Hornet X2 offers serious performance to tackle all corners of your journey. This is the true all road, all weather, all world helmet.

Visor System: Wind tunnel perfected, the Shoei Hornet X2's  visor boasts an innovative "wedge" shape with perfectly placed louvers. This helmet is the perfect balance between aerodynamics and traditional visor functionality.

Ventilation: Airflow is important for strenuous on- or off-road riding and the Hornet X2 has achieved the perfect balance of airflow, silence and functionality. Four intakes and (freaking) seven exhaust vents give you the perfect balance in any weather.

Safety: Shoei uses its proprietary six-ply matrix of hand-laid interwoven layers of fiberglass and organic fibers to make this Shoei's lightest, strongest and most elastic shell. A dual-density EPS liner allows for better energy absorption and creates channels for increased airflow. Four shell sizes of Shoei's lightest, strongest, and most elastic shell.

Comfort: The Hornet X2 is equipped with a fully removable, washable, adjustable, and replaceable 3D Max-Dry System II interior capable of dissipating sweat 2x faster than traditional nylon interiors. The added Pinlock system keeps your visor fog-free and emergency release tabs allow for easy removal of the helmet in emergency situations.

Well, if you haven't figured it out yet, Shoei makes one hell of a helmet in any style for any riding needs. Shoei offers top-tier performance, quality, warranty, comfort and technology. If you're due for a new lid, or want to step your game up, J&P Cycles has the whole line up, so check us out.