The Shoei Neotec: a new Helmet Contender

The new Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet is expected to be one of the most versatile flip-up helmets for 2012.  Modular helmets have skyrocketed in popularity as a broadening number of riders seek more versatility from their lids. Shoei took what made the Multitec a huge hit, made some improvements, and designed a new helmet contender.

When fully closed the Neotec resembles a full face helmet by bearing a chin bar for absorbing face impacts.  The chin bar can be pivoted upwards allowing riders to eat or drink without unfastening the chinstrap or taking off the helmet. If you are looking for a hybrid between a full face and an open face helmet for street use, this is the way to go!

Key features of the Neotec include:

  • Flip-up chin bar & face shield
  • Noise-reduction design
  • Stainless steel components within pivot locking system
  • 3 Shell sizes
  • XS-XXL sizing
  • Internal sun shield (QSV-1)
  • New CNS-1 shield (wider and taller than the previous CX-1V shield)
  • Pinlock anti-fog shield & lens system (included)
  • Fully removable 3D interior liner
  • Interchangeable cheekpads to customize comfort & fit
  • Channeled dual-layer EPS liner enhances ventilation
  • Features EPS liner in chin bar
  • Breath guard and chin curtain (included)

On top of all the impressive features listed above, the Neotec comes with plenty of new upgrades and refinements over its predecessor, the Multitec:


Shell
As expected from a Shoei helmet, the Neotec is lightweight but has an extremely durable outer shell.  Shoei used its own shell structure: the Advanced Integrated Matrix (A.I.M). A balanced combination of rigid and pliant layers gives the wearer noteworthy safety performance by using strong fiberglass layers with organic fibers.  The Neotec is also DOT certified so, it meets strict safety standards that is expected from motorcycle helmets.

Interior and Fit
The interior fit has been redesigned in the Shoei Neotec Helmet, which allows for fine adjustments and easy maintenance.   Different fabrics are used in the interior to maximize comfort and breath-ability.  With the help of polyurethane foam layers, wearers receive a snug fit while staying comfortable throughout their ride.  Also, removing the interior parts for cleaning is made easier with the removable top center pad.

Ventilation
Shoei’s Dual-Layer EPS Liner is designed for maximum airflow by pulling warm air up and out of the interior as well as dispersing air evenly throughout the helmet.  Vents in the Neotec can be controlled with a three-position shutter which allows the rider to make easy adjustments, even with gloves on!

Conclusion
The Neotec Modular Helmet is perfect in every detail, as it ushers in the future of helmet technology with the type of quality that only Shoei is known for.

Want to know even more about the Neotec?  Check out the Neotec video from Shoei which provides even more feature details!

Scorpion Helmet Lineup: Fall 2011!

A high-quality name brand helmet makes a huge difference in terms of riding protection and style.  And we all know you will be judged by other bikers on your choice of helmet!

Let me ask you this, do you view your motorcycle helmet as an outlet to express yourself?

Scorpion street helmets are the most sought after designs and graphics out there.  You know how it feels to live and breathe motorcycles and so does Scorpion.  So, they know what riders want and need in a motorcycle helmet.  If you’re looking for a high-quality but affordable helmet, then check out these new Scorpion motorcycle helmets below.

Scorpion added new graphics to the EXO-900 Transformer Helmet.  If you steered away from Scorpion helmets because of their over-the-top flashy graphics, then the EXO-900 might make you reconsider.  The new Furtive graphic is not overly done which gives the EXO-900 helmet a uniqueness that sets it apart from other EXO series.  Show off your “inner biker” with the new Scorpion EXO-900 graphic helmet that conveys the hidden motives of a street rider.

EXO-900 Furtive Black

EXO-900 Furtive Black

On top of looking slick, the new Scorpion EXO-900 is a transforming helmet.  With some simple steps, you can transform your EXO-900 helmet to either a full face, flip front modular, or ¾ helmet. This makes the EXO-900 transformer helmet the king of versatility!

Features:

  • Full face helmet, a flip front modular and a 3/4 helmet all in one helmet
  • Quickly convert you EXO-900 from a full face helmet to an open face 3/4 helmet and peek sun visor is included
  • EverClear no fog faceshield and retractable Speed View sun visor
  • Optically correct, clear shield with state of the art fog free technology
  • Anti scratch, hardened coating, internal sun visor changes position with the simple flip of a switch.
  • Both faceshield and speedview sun visor feature tool less removal and installation for cleaning or replacement
  • KwikWick moisture wicking, breathable helmet liner and cheek pad
  • AirFit helmet pump air inflation system for a custom fit.
  • Cheek pad and neck roll adjustment system for improved fit and wind noise reduction
  • DOT and ECE certified

The Scorpion EXO-900 Motorcycle Helmets are available for pre-order onlyuntil late October.

Scorpion added a new helmet model for fall 2011, the EXO-1100 solid and graphic helmet.  The Scorpion EXO-1100 helmet is available in four outrageous graphic schemes: Kranium, Street Demon, Freedom, and Preciosa.  It’s fierce look speaks to the inner speed demon in us all!  If you’re a fan of loud graphic designs, then the Scorpion EXO-1100 motorcycle helmet is right for you.

EXO-1100 Street Demon

EXO-1100 Street Demon

Nothing beats the classic look of a solid color motorcycle helmet.  The Scorpion EXO-1100 is also available in solid colors: black, matte black, and hyper silver.  Life’s pleasures often lie in the simplest things.  So, keep it simple with the Scorpion EXO-1100 solid helmet.

EXO-1100 Matte Black

EXO-1100 Matte Black

Now, let’s get to the upgrades found on the new Scorpion EXO-1100 graphic and solid helmets. With an updated shell and ventilation system, the EXO-1100 improves airflow and stability for the upright or 3/4 riding position. The new KwikWick II system disperses sweat throughout the liner, letting the flow through ventilation do its job. These new upgrades will give you ideal comfort, aerodynamics, protection, and ventilation in all touring scenarios.

Features:

  • Fiberglass/Kevlar Matrix Shell: Quiet, aero-tuned design for wind-tunnel tested comfort. EPS-lined chin bar for additional protection.
  • AirFit permits a rider to personalize helmet fit through air adjustable cheek pads.
  • SpeedView an internal retractable light smoke sun visor that eases eye strain instantly in varying light conditions without changing face shields, plus an EverClear coating on both sides for a fog free ride.
  • SpeedShift quick-change shield system (patent pending): Easy, secure tool-less faceshield changes in ten seconds or less.
  • EverClear no-fog faceshield: Optically-correct shield with state-of-the art fog-free technology and anti-scratch hardened coating.
  • KwikWickII moisture-wicking helmet liner and cheek pads: Breathable, easily removable and washable.
  • Ventilation system: Adjustable, indexed front and rear vents with aero-tuned rear spoiler reduce lift, create vacuum and maximize airflow through helmet.
  • Breath-deflector: Enhanced fog-free performance.
  • ECE 22.05/DOT Certified rather than the DOT/Snell rating had by the EXO-1000.
  • ECE 22.05 provides an extreme degree of protection and is a fully track-legal safety standard in the States.

The EXO-1100 solid helmets are available now and the EXO-1100 graphic helmets are available for pre-oder only until October 5th!

Last but not least, the Scorpion VX-34 helmet is new for the off-road crew.  Due to the nature of riding off road, it is not a question of if a rider will crash, but when.  Factor in some mud, rocks, foot pegs, trees and other bikes and there are plenty of ways to get injured.

There aren’t many things to wear when riding a dirt bike that make you look “cool” other than maybe a flashy jersey with a lot of patches.  So, choose a stylish Scorpion VX-34 graphic helmet that will keep you safe on the track! With plenty of graphic and solid options, you should have no problem finding a Scorpion VX-34 helmet that suits you.

VX-34 Scream Red

VX-34 Scream Red

VX-34 Gloss Black

VX-34 Gloss Black

Scorpion VX-34 off-road helmets have been redesigned with loads of upgrades with an aggressive style.  An entirely revamped polycarbonate shell design makes the VX-34 substantially lighter.  The AirFit technology from Scorpion’s Street Helmets was used to give the rider that custom fit not found in other helmet brands.  Aggressive angles contribute to the shell’s Aero-Tuned ventilation allowing maximum airflow.  If you are serious about staying safe out on the track or trail, get a Scorpion VX-34 Helmet!

Features:

  • VX34 Hemet Succeeds VX-24
  • Premium Polycarbonate shell
  • Impact absorbing EPS
  • Cooling ventilation system
  • Tooless changeable Mouthvent with washable sponge filter
  • Replaceable and washable KwickWick2 Liner set (including crown piece and cheek pads
  • Removable and washable Mudguard protecting from injury
  • Air inflatable cheek pad with AIR PUMP → AirFit
  • Aerotuned design
  • Certified DOT / ECE R22-05

The Scorpion VX-34 graphic and solid helmets are available now!

Wearing a helmet shows that motorcyclists are responsible people: we take ourselves and motorcycling seriously.  Whether you’re learning to ride, teaching others, or if you still have trouble with ‘whiskey throttle’ then these helmets will provide the protection you need!

 

Brand New Offerings from HJC

If you’re searching for a high quality, comfortable and reasonably priced HJC Helmet, you came to the right Blog! The HJC CS-R2 and Symax III are brand new helmets for fall 2011.  Here is your chance to check out the new and improved CS-R2 and Symax III.  Available in a variety of solids and graphics.

The CS-R2 Helmet is available in multiple color and graphic combinations.  The brightly colored Scarr and Thunder graphics offer visibility to motorists keeping you safe on the road.  You’ll probably notice the riders wearing brightly colored helmets usually catch your eye long before those wearing dark colors.

The HJC CS-R2 is also available in the following solid colors: black, white, candy red, silver, and wine.  If you’re looking for a classic look that isn’t flashy, try a CS-R2 solid motorcycle helmet.

The new CS-R2 full face helmet is feature-packed!

Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell:

  • Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology
  • Aerodynamic shell with large eyeport opening for greater visibility

Advanced Ventilation System:

  • Adjustable forehead and chin vents
  • Two rear exhaust vents
  • Chin bar helps to diminish shield fogging

Comfortable Interior:

  • Plush, brushed Nylex interior lining
  • Removable and washable

Rapid Fire Shield Replacement System:

  • Quick, secure, tool-less shield removal and installation system
  • Aerodynamic, flush-mounted shield fit for reduced turbulence

HJ-09 Anit-Fog Face Shield:

  • Anti-fog, scratch-resistant hard coating
  • Optically correct 3D design
  • Rated to block 75% of harmful UV radiation

The HJC Symax III is a brand new modular helmet available for pre-order only until November 30th.  The Symax III modular helmet provides the benefits of an open-face helmet with the protection of a full face helmet.  Known for being one of the nicer modular helmets there is no reason not to go with the Symax III.  The HJC Symax III is available in solid colors including black, matte black, and silver.

The HJC Symax III comes complete with all the features motorcyclists love:

  • Advanced Fiberglass Spectra Composite Weave Shell with Injection Molded Lightweight Polycarbonate Chinbar
  • Single-Button One Handed Chin Bar/Face Shield Release
  • Superior Fit & Comfort Using Advanced CAD Technology
  • “ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System
  • Full Front to Back Airflow Flushes Heat and Humidity Up and Out
  • One-Touch Patent Pending* Integrated Smoke-tinted
  • SunShield Deploys Quickly and Easily (HJ-V5)
  • Three Stage Multiple Postions with Locking Mechanism
  • BlueTooth Ready with Integrated Recess and Interior Speaker Cavities (Bluetooth unit sold separately)
  • Optically Superior PinLock Faceshield Provides 95% U.V. Protection (HJ-17) Pinlock Insert Sold Seperately
  • QuickSlide Tool-less Shield Replacement System
  • Multiple Optional Face shields and SunShields Available
  • SilverCool Removable and Washable Interior
  • Moisture-wicking and Odor-Free Interior with Advanced Silver Anti-bacterial Fabric.
  • Meets or Exceeds D.O.T. Standards
  • * SunShield System ( US Patent No. 7,540,033 )

Show off your motorcycle passion in a solid or graphic HJC Motorcycle Helmet today!

New HJC Models now available!

Exciting News! HJC has just released THREE brand new helmet models to ring in the new year! Brand spanking new to the motorcycle scene. We’ve got the IS-33 solids, IS-16 solids, IS-16 graphics, and the IS-Max as well as some new helmets added to some our our favorite HJC models. The wonderful people at HJC have brought a little bit of everything to the table, just when you thought they couldn’t possibly make any more great helmets for such a great price, they did.

Introducing the IS-Max: The ever so lovely modular helmet. Modular helmets are the craze for a reason — HJC has some great new solid modular helmets with an even more slick appearance then that of it’s predecessors.

HJC IS-Max Helmet - Silver

HJC IS-Max Helmet - Silver

Helmet City is officially dubbing the IS-Max motorcycle helmet the “double-take” helmet! It’s just hard to take your eyes off this one. The IS-Max helmet features include:

Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell

  • Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology
  • Aerodynamic shell with large eyeport for greater visibility
  • Impact absorbing, multiple density EPS liner
    Flip-up Chin Bar and Face Shield
  • Single-button release allows chin bar/face shield to be easily opened or closed with either hand
  • Flip-up chin bar makes communicating with with your helmet on easier and wearing glasses more comfortable
    “ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System
  • Multi stage intake vents combine with rear exit vents to provide flow-through ventilation
  • Chin bar intake vent provides airflow across the shield interior to help eliminate shield fogging
    SilverCool Removable/Washable Interior Lining
  • Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced SilverCool anti-bacterial fabric
  • Comfortable, removable and washable
    SunShield Visor System
  • One-touch integrated smoke-tinted SunShield deploys and retracts quickly and easily
  • Adjustable to three positions
    HJ-17 Shield and Quickslide Shield Replacement System
  • QuickSlide shield replacement system allows for quick, secure and tool-less shield removal and installation
  • Optically correct face shield offers 95% UV protection
    Nylon Strap-Retention Band
  • Neatly secures chin strap
  • Dot-218

The IS-Max motorcycle helmet is available in solid colors — including Silver, Anthracite, Black, White, and Wine.

And, what about those IS-16 Helmets that everyone’s talking about? These motorcycle helmets are available in both solids and graphics (Scratch and Arkanium).

HJC IS-16 Helmet, Scratch MC-1

HJC IS-16 Helmet, Scratch MC-1

The Scratch is available in Red, Blue, Yellow and Black. The other IS-16 graphic, Arkanium, is available in Pink and Black. The IS-16 features include:

Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell

  • Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology
  • Aerodynamic shell with large eyeport for greater visibility
  • Impact absorbing, multi-density EPS liner
    “ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System
  • ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System provides flow-through ventilation
  • Multi-stage intake vents and exhaust vents allow full front to back fresh airflow that flushes heat and humidity out of the helmet
    SilverCool Interior
  • Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced SilverCool antibacterial fabric
  • Comfortable, removable and washable
    Rapidfire Shield Replacement System
  • Quick, secure, tool-less shield removal/installation system
  • Aerodynamic, flush-mounted shield fit for reduced turbulence
    SunShield Visor System
  • One-touch integrated smoke-tinted SunShield deploys and retracts quickly and easily
  • Adjustable to three positions
    HJ-09 Accusight Anti-Fog Shield
  • Anti-fog, scratch-resistant hard coating
  • Optically correct 3D design
  • Rated to block 95% of harmful UV radiation
    Nylon Strap Retention System
  • Neatly secures chin strap
    Built-In Communication with Speaker Pockets
  • Standards: DOT-218

Finally, we have the HJC IS-33 helmets. HJC’s new contribution to open-face helmets: The IS-33. The IS-33 solid motorcycle helmets are available in Anthracite, Black, White, Matte Black, Silver, and Wine.

HJC IS-33 Helmet, Black

HJC IS-33 Helmet, Black

The IS-33 motorcycle helmets include the following features:

Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell

  • Lightweight,superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology
  • Aerodynamic shell with large eyeport for greater visibility
  • Impact absorbing,multi-density EPS liner
    SunShield Visor System
  • One-touch integrated smoke-tinted SunShield (PP #111/3335,855) deploys and retracts quickly and easily
    ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System
  • ACS Advanced Channeling Ventilation System provides flow-through ventilation
  • Multi-stage intake vents and exhaust vents allow full front to back fresh airflow that flushes heat and humidity out of the helmet
    SilverCool™ Interior
  • Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced SilverCool™ antibacterial fabric
  • Comfortable,removable and washable
    HJ-117J Shield and QuickSlide Shield Replacement System
  • QuickSlide shield replacement system allows for quick,secure and tool-less shield removal and installation
  • Optically correct face shield offers 95% UV protection
    Nylon Strap Retention System
  • Neatly secures chin strap
    Standards
  • DOT-218
    Stop by and check out these brand new additions to the already impressive inventory of HJC motorcycle helmets. New additions to the HJC family excluding the IS-33, IS-16 or IS-Max models are the CL-X5N Solids, CL-X5N Graphics Matrix and Royale, FS-15 Carbon which are now available in different colors.

The New Shark Evoline

Shark Evoline – The name on everybody’s lips. With all the great features Shark’s new modular helmet has to offer, why shouldn’t it be? Shark’s new line of Evoline motorcycle helmets were featured in the March 2009 issue of the well known Rider Magazine.

The Evoline's progression from a full face to an open face helmet.

Helmet City is now glad to be offering the Shark Evoline. Check out the Evoline Solids available for $359.95 and the Evoline Absolute Graphic for $404.95.

Shark Evoline Helmet - Silver

Shark Evoline Helmet - Silver

The Shark Evoline Helmet features include:

  • 2-in-1 helmet converts from a full-face
    to an open-face and back again
  • Retractible, interior anti-scratch sun visor
  • External high safety toric anti-scratch/anti-fog visor
  • External visor, easy to dismantle without tools
  • Chin strap with an exclusive and patented
    Tech Move System guide
  • Can be opened with one hand
  • Stainless steel closing system
  • Inset vents
  • Hermetic watertight edging
  • Anti-backwash deflector
  • Meryl interior can be fully dismantled and is washable and adjustable
  • Precise Lock chin strap with click closing device
  • 5-year manufacturer’s warranty

The Shark Evoline motorcycle helmet is the talk of the ‘biz’ — one of the best modular helmets now available. Shark has used all the great features of their succesful RSR2 model and improved many of the helmets features to bring you the Shark Evoline. So, what are you waiting for? Check out the Shark Evoline modular helmets!

The Modular Snow Helmet you’ve been waiting for!

You’ve read about our snowmobile helmets; you’ve read about our flip-up modular helmets, but you haven’t read about our snowmobile modular helmets. You get the great features of having a motorcycle helmet designed for harsh, cold snowy conditions as well as the modular ease of a flip-up motorcycle helmet. No more tossing and turning at night thinking about whether an above satisfactory modular snowmobile helmet exists! Have no fear, the motorcycle connoisseurs are here!

The most popular helmet that Helmet City has to offer with these great features is the HJC CL-MAX Snowmobile Helmet. You might be wondering what makes this snowmobile any better than a regular snowmobile helmet? Well, are you in for a treat. The biggest attractions to the HJC CL-Max Snowmobile Helmet is the dual paned shield, the breath box and of course the ease of the modular design.

HJC CL-Max Snowmobile Helmet - Black

HJC CL-Max Snowmobile Helmet - Black

The HJC CL-Max Snowmobile Helmet features include:

  • Lightweight injection molded thermoplastic shell design
  • Flip-up chin bar and face shield
  • Flow-through ventilation system
  • Anti-fog system
  • Removable / washable interior
  • Nylon strap retention band
  • 2-stage compression shield closure system

Construction: Injection-molded thermoplastic shell with ABS/Polycarbonate Alloy chin bar
Weight: Adult: 3.63 lbs/1650 grams (approx)
Standard: Dot-218

Note: This model is also available with an electric shield. So, if you want you face to have the extra coziness of being inside while still in the snow the HJC CL-Max Snowmobile Helmet with Electric Sheild is the way to go.

HJC Symax II Motorcycle Helmet

Join the Flip-up Helmet craze — Check out the featured Symax II motorcycle helmet. Looking for a full face helmet with the perks of an open face helmet? Why not have the comfort and protection of a full face helmet but enjoy the breath-ability and openness of a open face helmet? In case you haven’t heard… you can enjoy both the features of a full face and an open face all in one motorcycle helmet.
Symax II Helmets are a great way to get a motorcycle helmet with great versatility. With one quick push of a button your full face helmet can change offer the convenience of an open face helmet. Perfect for the street rider who wants to chat with a friend without taking off his/her helmet. Don’t want to change to an open face? Just flip up the shield. Whatever your style or mood, Symax II is the perfect motorcycle helmet for any riding situation.
HJC Symax II Helmet - Anthracite

HJC Symax II Helmet - Anthracite

The Symax II Helmets are available in solid colors from Helmet City including: Anthracite, Black, Candy Red, Pearl White, Silver, White, and Wine Berry.

Symax II motorcycle helmets feature:

  • Advanced Fiberglass Shell with Adjustable Polycarbonate Chin Bar: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
  • One-Touch Patent Pending Integrated SunShield: Smoke-tinted SunShield deploys quickly and easily.
  • Single-button Chin Bar/Faceshield Release: Open with one hand even with gloves on*.
  • “ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out.
  • SilverCool™ Interior: Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced silver anti-bacterial fabric. Crown and cheek pads are removable and washable.
  • Optically Superior Faceshield: 95% UV protection.
  • Shield Replacement System: Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation.
  • DOT Approved
  • SIZES: XS-XXL
HJC Symax II Helmet - White

HJC Symax II Helmet - White

Symax II Motorcycle Helmets include a sun visor to provide sun protection in the open face position as well as the full face position. HJC also makes the CL-Max helmet that features a flip-up option of changing between open and full face position.

Intrested in other helmets that feature flip-up capability? Check out the Shoei Multitec, Nolan N-103, HJC Snowmobile CL-Max, and the HJC CL-Max motorcycle helmet.