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.
Sharp looking lids! I was torn between it, and the Arai. I figured I couldn't go wrong, either way. Thanks foe the advice!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.
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.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!
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.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" />
When are they supposed to ship those and have you seen any working versions?
The official shipping date is "Summer 2018". Unfortunately that is not precise but assuming it happens, it will be soon enough I guess.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.
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.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).