Shoei Releases Graffiti, Terminus, Brigand & Cruise Designs for the RF-1200 Helmet

Today we stand in awe of Shoei helmets who once again has amazed us with their incredible new graphic designs. Whether you crave forbidding skeletons or a classic throw back to 1950′s style, there is something here for everyone. And the best part is that these awesome graphics are sitting on one of Shoei’s all-time best helmets, the RF-1200. Pre-order yours today!

Shoei RF-1200 Brigand – TC-5

With a matte finish that feels smooth to the touch and a perfectly cryptic skeletal design, the RF-1200 Brigand will add some toughness to your ride.

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Shoei RF-1200 Cruise – TC-1

A gorgeous nod to Shoei’s inception in 1959, the cruise represents the era of taking the time to enjoy the ride. With classic lines and incredible detail and color, the RF-1200 Cruise is perfect for those who love classic looks from the past.

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Shoei RF-1200 Graffiti – TC-6

Make your mark with this one! The RF-1200 Graffiti is an amazing representation of tagging in brilliant colors and realistic sprays and drips.

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Shoei RF-1200 Terminus – TC-9

Shoei has mastered the art of covering a matte finish with texturized design that will blow your mind! The RF-1200 Terminus is no exception. WIth checkered sections and gold tone fade, this lid will spice up any ride!

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New Shoei RF-1200 Released Today!

With a thinned down design, a lighter and more compact shell and amazingly increased performance, the new Shoei RF-1200 may sounds like an iPhone 5. But this helmet’s technology is more than smart, it’s a completely brilliant redesign. The Shoei RF-1200 carries with it all the knowledge Shoei has built up over the years.

Shoei is calling the RF-1200 the “next generation of technology.” The first update to the model since 2009, Shoei has completely redesigned the RF 1200 with a focus on aerodynamics, shell structure and the EPS liner.

The shell has a completely new shape and size that is lighter than the RF-1100 (3.46lbs for the RF-1200 compared to the RF-1100 at 3.54lbs.) This makes the RF-1200 Shoei’s lightest full face helmet with Snell approval. (The GT-Air is lighter and includes an internal sunshield, but is not Snell certified.)

The shell has a more compact, aggressive, streamlined design. The unique contoured lines along the bottom of the shell are not just elegant, they’re functional. The Shoei RF-1200 is designed to accommodate an Alpinestars neck brace.

The shell itself is a Multi-Ply Matrix AIM+ shell that is hand laid with six layers of organic fibers, making it incredibly tough and light.

The Dual layer EPS has varying density in the foam in key areas and work in conjunction with 14 total vent points. The Shoei RF-1200 will be quieter than its predecessor and will vent better. (Get ready for a new level of riding comfort!)

There will be four shell sizes and all the cheek pads will be interchangeable. This will make it possible to get the ultimate custom fit in the RF1200. The liner is completely removable and washable, of course, and has a new, improved 3D Max liner that will wick moisture twice as fast. (Get ready to ride dry!)

The Shoei RF 1200 will have a new improved base plate system called the QR-E that will allow you to change the shield faster than ever before. The spring mechanism is stronger and the detents are no longer on the shield, they are now part of the base plate system. The new 5 stage dial rotates so you can get the proper seal and  better fit on the gasket.

The RF-1200 comes with a Max Vision Pinlock Anti-Fog shield that boasts zero distortion! The shield technology on the CRW-1 shield (unique to the RF-1200) was first seen on the Neotec and then the GT-Air. The tab on the left makes for easy one-handed operation. This simpler, more stream-lined locking shield system has “ribs” on the top and bottom edge to make the shield strong and resistant to bending from pressure.

With so many improvements to what has already been a strong seller for Shoei, the RF-1200 is truly a revolution in helmet technology. We think you’ll be more impressed than you were with your friend’s iPhone 5. And no phone, no matter how smart, can help you experience the freedom of the open road like a revolutionary new lid. So hang up and hit the road in the new Shoei RF-1200!