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Shoei Neotec Helmet Safety

Shoei Neotec Helmet EPS

Review Summary

February 18, 2012 – I met one of the Shoei helmet designers at the show and he had a cutaway version of the new Shoei Neotec (review) that was recently reviewed on

This cutaway sample is very interesting because it illustrates why we discovered that the upper ventilation is so good on this helmet.

You can see the multiple channels through the EPS; they were painted blue for better visibility.

Also, the stainless steel “jaws” on the side of the helmet inside the chin bar that hold the rotating flip-up visor locked are visible.

And finally, you can see the EPS foam and cheek pad material installed in the helmet also. Very interesting, and not a view one typically sees on a helmet — especially a brand-new, flip-up model!

Shoei Neotec EPS Air Channels
Shoei Neotec EPS showing the upper ventilation air channels.
Shoei Neotec EPS Air Channels Close-up
Close-up of the air channels in the EPS liner.
Shoei Neotec EPS Air Channels Side View
Side view of the air channels in the EPS liner.
Shoei Neotec Metal Visor Lock
Metal lock for the rotating flip-up visor.
Shoei Neotec Cheek Pad
EPS and foam in the cheek pad and side of the helmet.

Publication Date:  February 18, 2012

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