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Administrator 06-23-2010 01:30 PM

Shoei RF1100 Helmet Review
 

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Shoei RF1100 Helmet Review

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pushrod 06-23-2010 02:46 PM

Pete, though you don't say ( or I didn't note) what the 'advertised' shell shape is, the mention of your forehead hotspot makes me think that the Shoei is a Round shape, and you have either an Intermediate Oval or Long Oval noggin.

I have a definite Long Oval (and grossly misshapen and large, but I digress) melon, so I have an Arai Signet bucket.

Otherwise, a nice write-up! Thanks!

Pete_Brissette 06-23-2010 06:21 PM

Maybe a misunderstanding?
 
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Originally Posted by pushrod (Post 244301)
Pete, though you don't say ( or I didn't note) what the 'advertised' shell shape is, the mention of your forehead hotspot makes me think that the Shoei is a Round shape, and you have either an Intermediate Oval or Long Oval noggin.

I have a definite Long Oval (and grossly misshapen and large, but I digress) melon, so I have an Arai Signet bucket.

Otherwise, a nice write-up! Thanks!

First and foremost, thanks.

But if I understand your commentary, I think you might have misunderstood my remarks about the dreaded hotspot.

I likely do have an oval shape of one type or the other, but the RF series doesn't give my forehead the grief like other brands I've tried. Perhaps I wasn't clear in the review?

"...a lot of lids I’ve worn and sampled often leave me with an annoying hotspot on the upper part of my forehead. The RF was one of the first helmets to break the cruel cycle."

Also, Shoei, unlike Arai, doesn't stress a variety of shell shapes, rather that it now offers five shell sizes (largely a response to the 2010 Snell standard) to better fit more people. Shell or EPS liner shape isn't so much a part of Shoei's branding and feature set.

Arai on the other hand highlights "interior shape" as a key feature of its helmet line.

Ciao! :rolleyes:

Rforre 06-24-2010 10:31 AM

I recently upgraded from an RF800 to RF1100, and the new helmet is a dream. The outer shell seems larger, and it's not really quieter, but the decrease in buffeting is amazing, it feels like I have a larger fairing. Must be the aerodynamic design, but it just slips through the wind. Especially for riders without a large windscreens, I think this is an excellent choice.

Overload 06-24-2010 11:35 AM

Pinlock is not a Shoei technology. I have it on my Arai helmet. Works great at preventing fogging, but does create some light blurring at night.


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