Shoei’s GT-Air has been a number one choice for sport-touring riders who favor a classic full-face helmet over a modular helmet.
GT-Air base module debuted in 2012 and since then, the popularity of “built-in” or integrated Bluetooth communication systems has grown.
Thus, Shoei has upgraded the GT-Air II for 2019 with an optional Sena SRL2 communication system, as well as a few other minor adjustments.
The GT-Air II is the perfect helmet for any condition because of its amazingly enhanced aerodynamics, noise-reduction technology, and its ability to perfectly integrate with the SENA® SRL2 communication system.
Whatever sort of conditions you face during your journey, GT-Air II adapts to the conditions much easier due to the advancements in its design and functionality.
Let us find out more about it in the article below.
GT-Air II Features
- QSV-2 Visor
The GT-Air II has an internal sun shield for protection from the glare of sun rays. The shading area has also been increased. Consequently, there is less light distraction.
It has a shock-absorbent shell in AIM. The stainless steel micro ratchet system also adds to the safety. The Emergency Quick Release System is a special advancement by which the helmet can be removed without causing injury to the rider’s neck and spine. The first and second defense layers are made of a Multi-ply Matrix AIM shell and Multi-piece EPS Liner which ensures less damage in case of an accident.
Increased comfort from cheek pads and ear pads. All the pads are washable and detachable. It also has a 3-D center pad. The GT-Air II is equipped with a 3-D Max-Dry Interior System which is easily adjustable, washable, and replaceable. It dissipates the sweat two times quicker than the traditional nylon interiors.
There are three inlets and six outlets for ventilation and defogging. The visor has been positioned so as to allow ventilation. It intakes cool air and expels hot air.
Its wind tunnel design and uniquely streamlined shape help in the reduction of air drag and improve the airflow. The airtight window beading reduces the wind noise.
It weighs 1.5 kg.
- Colors and Graphics
It is available in a wide variety of colors and graphics which especially give it a sporty look.
Is the Shoei GT-Air 2 quiet?
With new, thicker face shield beading those seals firmly against wind and water and a compact, aerodynamic shell, Shoei focuses on making the GT-Air II as quiet as possible ( size weighs in at 3 lbs., 9.8 oz. ).
The GT-Air II is quiet when the vents are closed, but when they are opened, the noise level rises dramatically.
The CNS-1 face shield is the same as on the original GT-Air, and it comes with a fog-resistant Pinlock EVO insert. The redesigned baseplate of the GT-Air II, on the other hand, allows the shield to be slightly opened for venting and defogging.
What is the Shoei RF 1200 made of?
Shoei released the RF-1200 crash helmet in 2014 as a successor for the RF-1100, which was well-liked and well-bought. The RF-1100 is one of our top-rated helmets of all time, but it was recently phased out.
However, there are still bargains to be acquired at several outlets. As a result, the RF-1200 has a lot to live up to.
The shell is made of Shoei’s proprietary Multi-Ply Matrix AIM, which consists of hand-laid interwoven layers of fiberglass, organic fibers, and resin.
It is also backed by a new EPS liner that now incorporates varying foam densities within each piece for a compact, lightweight design that still protects your head.
With its top and bottom supporting ribs, the redesigned visor helped to strengthen the plastic’s stiffness when raising or lowering the shield. The strong detents in the opening range, on the other hand, caused the visor to flex and refuse to spin on occasion.
The flex is prevented by applying straight up and downforce to the visor rather than side force. The visor-covered eye-port is large and does not restrict the rider’s vision.
Fine-tuning the visor’s seal is easy thanks to the adjustable screws on the face shield’s mounting hardware (or a distinct lack of it). Shoei’s visor swapping is as simple as we’ve come to expect.
How much does the Shoei GT-Air 2 weigh?
Shoei GT-Air 2 medium size has an item weight of 5.8 pounds, a little heavier than the baseline product. For product dimensions, the pf medium helmet is 14.5 * 11 * 11.5 inches.
Overall, the GT-Air II is a significant improvement over the prior model, with enough new features and improvements to justify the $50 price increase. It costs $599 (solids) or $699 (shells) in sizes XS-2XL and three shell sizes (graphics).