5.0 out of 5 stars | Amazing quality helmet!!!
Color: MATTE BLACK
I absolutely love my new RF-1400. I’ve got 3 other helmets and this one is, by far, the best in all aspects. Shoei definitely displays their experience and expertise when it comes to R&D. Extremely quiet at speeds up to 60 and still can clearly hear my Bluetooth speakers all the way to 100. Didn’t go faster, but no need. This is largely due to the perfect speaker pockets easily accessed by removing the factory (quality) foam plugs. The speaker pockets even have a notch for the wire to fit. The visor is crystal clear and despite the reviews I read prior to my purchase, I have very minimal difficulty opening it via the lock button even while wearing my very thick winter riding gloves. This revised version of the RF-1200 is nothing short of flawless in my personal opinion. BTW: I would like to make it very clear that I am a real customer, and I am not being paid (unfortunately) by anyone for this review. $500 is nothing to scoff at, however I feel that for what I received, it is absolutely worth the money.
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2021 by Century
5.0 out of 5 stars | A great helmet. Allow it some time to break in.
Color: MATTE BLACK
I'm just getting back to motorcycles after 40 years. I decided if I splurged on any gear at all, it would be the helmet. I did a ton of research and finally decided on this helmet. Shoei's reputation precedes itself, so I know the product itself was already great. I ordered a medium, and when I first slid -- CRAMMED-- it onto my noggin, I thought my skull would cave it after my eyes popped out. I ordered a medium, as my head is small (and, as my skull throbbed, it was evidence of a lack of brains as well) but I took few breaths and the pounding eased a bit. About ten minutes later I couldn't fee a single pressure point-- and, no, it's not because my head was numb. So, it needed a little break in time. After walking around the house with it on for half and hour at a time for a few days-- driving my wife nuts and scaring the cat-- it became quite comfortable. If I'd sent it back after the first try on, it would have been a huge mistake. It's still snug, but by no means uncomfortable. Grabbing the jaw and pulling from side to side, it doesn't budge an inch, but it doesn't pinch either. A sharp shake of the head, nodding like a headbanger, and the helmet doesn't shift an inch. Not even a quarter inch. The helmet is light, about three and a half pounds (I guess it's heavier than the RF 1200), and when it's on my head it by no means feels bulky and, now, not constrictive. My first impulse was to send it right back-- if I could ever get it off-- and order a large. I'm glad I didn't. It would have been a huge mistake. Now, I hope I never have to find out how well it works. But, if that event occurs, I'm very confident I made the right choice.
Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2021 by Tom
5.0 out of 5 stars | Premium lid
I got a medium and at first I thought it was too small. After a couple rides the cheek pads are getting broken in and it’s starting to fit perfect. I might get thinner cheek pads when they come out but I’m happy with my medium choice. I also have a Simpson outlaw bandit I still wear, just wanted to have another option. My first shoei and it’s lived up to the hype.
Reviewed in the United States on March 4, 2021 by DeRock
5.0 out of 5 stars | actually fits a large head
Color: MATTE BLACK
This was my third try for a helmet that fits. The helmet actually is XXlarge I have 7 3/4 inch hat size and finding hats that fit is hard enough but finding a helmet is beyond impossible. The fitting is snug but not compressing like others. I like the vent brings in the right amount of air to prevent sweating out. I wear sunglasses and vision is good. Also wear airbuds and only problem is when taking helmet off they tend to pop lose and fall to the ground.
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2021 by Grips by Larry
5.0 out of 5 stars | Great Helmet!
There have many reviews of this helmet so I am going to stick to what things I found. I wear a large in each of the Shoei helmets I have. This one is no exception though as my first full face, I found the fit to be really snug. Not uncomfortable mind you, but SNUG. It's a bit of a process to get it on, again, not problematic in any way, but nonetheless a process. I find the field of vision to be no less than any of the open face Shoeis I have owned. The visor when down, cuts noise noticeably, but in warm/hot weather as in above 80 degrees, makes the helmet warmer. I generally wear a skull cap under the helmet to wick away perspiration and that helps. Ventilation is certainly adequate, but it's not like the thing is going to be air conditioned. I tried the chin screen and found that it wanted to hang up on my nose when removing the helmet so I removed it completely. Others may have different experiences. Mounting my intercom headset presented come challenges. I have a GL 1800 and use the bike's existing intercom system. The cutouts in the helmet seem a bit small for the speakers which came with the IMC Motocom intercom system I use. When I first mounted the speakers into the cutouts they pushed against my ears and I think this stems from the snug fit of the helmet. I skirted that issue by cutting up the round selfsticking velcro mounts for the speakers and making smaller pieces which I was able to put down into the cutouts and pressed the speakers down into the cutouts. That maneuver helped and essentially resolved the problem of the speakers pressing against my ears. The newer bluetooth communication setups may have smaller speaker which may fit into those helmet cutouts so you may not have the issue I had. A Pinlock antifog panel comes with the helmet and will eliminate any cold weather fogging. The Shoei RF-1400 is pricey, but I feel safer in a full face and the comfort, fit, and finish is there. Good buy and no regrets!
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2021 by Christopher M. Chappelle