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Shoei NXR - your thoughts on the brand

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VEXX

Hello everyone, last november I took a plunge and bought what I consider, a top brand helmet. 
The SHOEI NXR Recounter, light, confortable and so so different from my dual sport nexx xd1. 
 

Unfortunately after just barely half a year I had to send it back to be repaired, the chin strap started to unwind to a point that eventually my finger would poke through it. 
A lot of my friends have the same model as me and with greater use and theirs are mint. 
 

what’s your opinion on shoei as a brand? I contacted them and was replied very quickly that they would repair it if the defect was due to poor workmanship. 
just had to send it through the dealer that agreed to do it, but that took a turn for better.

they agreed to send the helmet to shoei but upon receiving it, gave me a refund and I’ll order a new one. 
 

A word of advice, don’t buy Shoei with matt finish. Bug splatter will stain permanently if not cleaned on the next day.

 

the next one will be a philosopher with gloss finish..

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Jerzee

Just replaced my ancient 15+ y.o. Shoei with an RF-1200 Beacon TC-3 and am pleased with fit and finish. I know the old one was made very well, excellent materials. The new one, will let you know... ;) Seems very well made to me (so far!).

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7fold

I've only ever had a Shoei RF1200, so I really have nothing to compare it to, but I've had no issues...other than the fact my transitions shield for it was so expensive haha.

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Pursuvant

IMO it's always been a toss up when I think about it between Shoei and Arai. And Shoei won the last few tosses, and because they last so long, I've had a Shoei lid on most of the time in the last 25 years.

I can say that the new version of the Shoei Cruise (Shoei Cruise II) is an fantastic helmet for an open face aggressive type posture - I picked one up for the XSR700 so I could have a bit of nostalgia retro look with that bike (the open helmet) but at the same time the design is so protective I feel almost as safe as with a full face Shoei.

This Shoei Cruise has a redesigned internal sun shield that is the cat's meow - ya I said that in a retro kind of slang way, strait out of the 1950's.... and the venting is so good I don't know how it could get any better, it's working for me on the Gulf Coast USA where temps and humidity soar...

Shoei use to be a kind of quiz answer you could spot even at a distance - you could tell who had a $7 head by their $7 helmet....

 

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rfmueller

I have a Philosopher.  It' the most comfortable helmet I've ever owned.  High speed wind resistance on the helmet is much better than the others I've owned as well, including with head turns.  It's easy to take off and put on.   No helmet is quiet, but the Philosopher is quieter than all of the previous models of helmets, including Shoei brand.

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DewMan
20 hours ago, rfmueller said:

I have a Philosopher. 

Do you keep him in the guest room or the basement? 😆

 

OH you were talking about a helmet model... nevermind. 

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DewMan
 
Just shut up and ride.

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klx678

I think the only negative that can be said about Shoei would be if you have a head like me - doesn't fit right.  Hardly their fault though...  

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Mr.Puss

Coming from a HJC Max modular I bought the Shoei Neotec modular and some smaller cheek pads because apparently my head isnt shaped like a pencil on a hunger strike. For 1200 I would hoped for extra cheek pads to be included but of course thats wishful thinking. I wore multiple brands at the shop for 5 min each and found the Shoei fits perfectly with no hotspots. Not sure how one would go about finding the right fit today with Covid though.

Love the build quality, glossy=easy cleaning, sound dampening is decent IMO, drop down visor, visibility is great, vents very well and I love the modular design for those grossly hot days when you just have to get some more circulation at a stop etc and removing your helmet all the time is a pain in the ass. Would buy Shoei again.


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