Shoei has been able to offer some of the quietest helmets on the market. They have achieved this with an onsite wind tunnel for testing all their innovations in-house. The RF-1200 wind tunnel testing started at its earliest design stages to assure its streamlined design from the very beginning. Shoei was able to utilize this information and tweak the design to provide a flexible and compact shell. The RF-1200 has even become Shoei’s lightest Snell-certified full-face helmet.
The new shell’s reduction in wind noise allows the rider to listen better to the environment and also blocks out unwanted road noise from entering through the bottom with a new design to the helmet liner.
Key Features of the Shoei RF-1200 Solid Helmet
Aerodynamic, lightweight and compact design:
(Image depicting RF-1200 placed over RF-1100)
Incorporated into the new design of the Rf-1200 shell is a remarkable set of vents. These vents have been tested in Shoei’s onsite wind tunnel facility and placed in all the prime locations to provide excellent airflow while keeping in the noise level to a minimum.
The larger chin vent offers three positions to moderate airflow and is easily adjusted even while wearing gloves. A total of three upper air vents and four rear exhaust vents that are strategically placed near the top to allow the negative air flow behind the helmet to pull air through the helmets EPS liner at a higher rate providing a vast improvement to airflow for those hotter days.
Four Shell Sizes
One of the great features of the RF-1200 is the four shell sizes that vary in use from XSmall to XXLarge. This allows Shoei to provide a much more custom fit per size instead of solely relying on thinner or thicker foam pads to make up the difference.
Dual-Layer / Multi-Density EPS Liner
The EPS liner in the RF-1200 is a dual layer liner that is comprised of varying densities which provides protection in different degrees to specific points on your head.
The dual layer design has individual air channels integrated inside the liner, providing uncompromised airflow throughout the helmet. These channels are also crucial in assisting with the crumple zones during impact. Using a varying density EPS liner, Shoei was able to cut down on even more weight, making the helmet not only compact but lightweight as well.
The newly designed CWR-1 face shield offers the rider a greater field of vision and their 3D injection-molding ensures an optically correct viewpoint in all directions and incorporates a 99% deflection of UV rays.
With the integration of a new rib design on the upper and lower edge, Shoei has provided more strength to the shield for instances such as opening and closing the shield; this improvement also eliminates bending due to wind forces at higher speeds.
An internal bead on the upper edge and sides prevents air and water from bleeding into the helmet creating a perfect seal for those rainy days. Assisting the RF-1200 in the fight against the wind is the improved base plate with included features like spring load to pull the shield securely to the helmet while in the closed position. The base plate offers manual adjustment with a 5 point adjusting dial.
Included with the CWR-1 Shield is a Pinlock® EVO Fog-Resistant System that is without a doubt one of the most effective methods in the fight against fog. The Pinlock® system installs with a one-step procedure for easy installation and replacement.
(Pinlock® systems are not intended for use while riding at night due to glare)
After the RF-1200 does its job in protecting you in the event of an accident. One implemented feature that makes removing the helmet easier is the integration of the Emergency Quick Release System made famous by the VFX-W and X-Twelve models.
This system allows the cheek pads to be removed with ease making the opening wider for emergency personnel or first responders to remove the helmet without causing any undue stress or further injury to the neck.
3D Max-Dry System II Interior
The 3D Max-Dry System II Interior that comes in the RF-1200 is washable, adjustable and fully removable for replacement. The comfort of this liner is due to the 3D technology Shoei uses to manufacturer them. The liner is designed for a fitment shaped for a riders head and has multiple cheek pad size options available for that perfect fit. This perfect fit system provides an ideal level of comfort while remaining secure for an interference-free riding experience at higher speeds.
The material used in the liners are specially designed to dissipate sweat twice as fast as conventional nylon liners.
The included breath guard is a feature that can assist in preventing fog from building up on the shield. It is installed by inserting the clips into the upper edge of the chin bar. Once installed the breath guard assists in directing the wearers breath down away from the shield and towards to bottom of the helmet.
Note: If used in conjunction with Chin Curtain, the effect is not as noticeable since your breath has nowhere to escape.
The RF-1200 offers, even more, wind noise and air reduction inside the helmet by attaching a chin curtain to the lower front end of the chin bar.
Q-RE Base Plate System
The RF-1200 comes equipped with an updated Q-RE Base Plate System that offers a strengthened spring for a tighter seal against the windows dual-lip, dual layer bead further assisting the RF-1200’s air and water tight design every time you close the visor.
The new design provides expedited shield changes for ease of use. Much faster than previous models. A new enhancement is the all-new five position dialer that can be rotated into position for a tighter or looser fit based on your preferences.
Multi-Ply Matrix AIM+ Shell
The construction of the RF-1200 shell uses a very lightweight combination of fiberglass and other organic fibers. This blend not only makes the RF-1200 very lightweight, but it is also a concoction that provides extreme overall strength with minimum materials allowing for a compact design. This shell has been Snell M2010 and DOT approved. All of these features provide a solid first defense for your noggin.
A great feature built into the RF-1200 is the inclusion of removable ear pads. So if you use a com system, installation is made easy and will fit your speakers with ease.
Shoei RF-1200 Warranty
5-Year Warranty From Purchase Date. 7-Year Warranty From Helmet Manufacture Date. Whichever comes first.
Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.
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