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I just bought a Shoei RF-1200, and was wondering if it was a good one. It reviews well, and I am favoring protection, above all else. I think it will be a good one for me, but wanted to get your thoughts.
 

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I’m sure it’ll be good as Shoei is a premium brand. I just bought my first Shoei a couple months ago (Neotec II) because I wanted a drop down tinted visor, modular helmet with an integrated communication system. That being said...my Arai Vector II fits my head much better. So as long as your helmet fits, I’m sure you’ll be happy.

 

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Shoei RF1200 is a good lid. Several shell sizes and carries good safety ratings. Arai's are a better fit for me but I wouldn't say they are any better than Shoei.

AGV Veloce are a street version of their race lid, Pista. Pretty good lid on Sharp rating, decent weight and on compact.
 

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Like Gadgetech said, Shoei is a premium brand, and the RF-1200 is a great lid. It's kind of a go-to for people for people breaking into the premium helmet market and want a good all-around Snell-rated helmet. I just picked up a Shoei GT Air, similar to the RF-1200 but with a drop down visor. Love it!
 

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GMax modular. Wearing glasses, the flip up chin bar is a big plus for me. Passes stiffer Euro standards too.
 

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I’m sure it’ll be good as Shoei is a premium brand. I just bought my first Shoei a couple months ago (Neotec II) because I wanted a drop down tinted visor, modular helmet with an integrated communication system. That being said...my Arai Vector II fits my head much better. So as long as your helmet fits, I’m sure you’ll be happy.

Sharp looking lids! I was torn between it, and the Arai. I figured I couldn't go wrong, either way. Thanks foe the advice!

Like Gadgetech said, Shoei is a premium brand, and the RF-1200 is a great lid. It's kind of a go-to for people for people breaking into the premium helmet market and want a good all-around Snell-rated helmet. I just picked up a Shoei GT Air, similar to the RF-1200 but with a drop down visor. Love it!
I was strongly considering the GT Air, but went with the RF-1200, because it adds a fourth layer of shell, for extra protection. Not gonna lie, though, the drop-down visor was a huge draw. That would really be nice in mid to late day rides.
 

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I have a Bell RS series, about 5 years old.
Coming time for a new one. Iirc was about $300 back 5 years.
Will see what the new ones cost, I have been happy with it. 0:)
 

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I have a Bell RS series, about 5 years old.
Coming time for a new one. Iirc was about $300 back 5 years.
Will see what the new ones cost, I have been happy with it. <img src="http://www.ducati.ms/forums/images/Ducati_ms_2015/smilies/tango_face_angel.png" border="0" alt="" title="Angel" class="inlineimg" />
Just a heads up, but I got my RF-1200 Valkyrie for $379.00, shipped (on clearance). I can drop the info, if interested. I also noticed a satin black RF-1200 on Ebay for $299.99, with $15.00 shipping (new). Didn't know if that was a helmet you would be interested in, or not.
 

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I have a Nolan n104 EVO
Great Helmet with a fantastic FOV and a handy drop down visor.
My only complaint is that it is quite noisy compared to my old non flip top HJC helmet.

 

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I just purchased an HJC RPHA11, and I love it. Previous helmet was a CL17. The RPHA11 is superlight, comfortable, and has a great FOV. I highly recommend it after wearing it for a few hundred miles. Here is mine:
 

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Currently I have a Vega RS1 (which is just a good enough relatively cheap helmet) while I wait for my carbon fiber Skully Fenix AR (https://skullytechnologies.com/fenix-ar/) to arrive.
When are they supposed to ship those and have you seen any working versions?

If they're not complete vaporware (like the original Skully) and function properly, I would be interested in getting one.
 

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When are they supposed to ship those and have you seen any working versions?

If they're not complete vaporware (like the original Skully) and function properly, I would be interested in getting one.
The official shipping date is "Summer 2018". Unfortunately that is not precise but assuming it happens, it will be soon enough I guess.

A bit of background: I actually bought the original Skully AR-1 helmet a few years ago but I never received it (the company went down the drain before mine was shipped, which might turn out to be a good thing in the end). Skully Technologies, the new company, decided to honor the original AR-1 sales so, in a way, I will get it for "free" (I did pay 1.4k for the original one but after the company ceased to exist, I simply accepted the loss and was not counting on ever recouping that money).
 

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The official shipping date is "Summer 2018". Unfortunately that is not precise but assuming it happens, it will be soon enough I guess.

A bit of background: I actually bought the original Skully AR-1 helmet a few years ago but I never received it (the company went down the drain before mine was shipped, which might turn out to be a good thing in the end). Skully Technologies, the new company, decided to honor the original AR-1 sales so, in a way, I will get it for "free" (I did pay 1.4k for the original one but after the company ceased to exist, I simply accepted the loss and was not counting on ever recouping that money).
Well, I hope that you get this new one and it does everything it's supposed to. Let us know. I would be interesting in getting one, as I said. Hoping it comes though as promised this time.
 

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Arai Quantum and a new Arai Signet X that the Mrs. got me recently for my birthday. Also had an AGV K3 in the mix. Never had one, but have always heard mostly good things about the RF-1200. Personally, love the shape and fit of Arai. The Shoei RF always felt like less of a helmet and smaller. But it could all be in/on my head.... hahaha
 

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I've used Shoei for decades. Been through many RF models, last being an 1100. I've always like them, they fit me great. Last time shopping, the GT Air really pulled me in. The drop down internal visor is so convenient. On extremely hot days I can ride with the main up for fresh air to cool me off a bunch. It is also made for coms, so the Sena 10s install was extremely easy and the extra ear space makes speakers perfectly comfortable.
 

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I used to wear Shark helmets but then it seemed like they dried up in the US so for my last helmet I tried most of the big brands, AGV, Arai, Shoei, Bell, and ended up with the Shoei X14. Fits excellent, feels great, vents OK, super lightweight. I'm pretty happy with it and will probably end up with another Shoei once this one is too old (or I crash it, which hopefully won't be necessary!).
 
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