Noise Reduction Technology - Optimal shell aerodynamics, and liner components designed to prevent unwanted road noises from entering through the bottom of the helmet. The result: A maximum 2.2dB* reduction in sound energy. *Noise levels vary based on motorcycle type, riding position, environmental sounds, etc.
SHOEI's Quick Release Self-Adjusting (QRSA) base plate system includes a locking mechanism that allows you to do just that in a snap - no tools, no hassle, no problems!
The all-new CW-1 shield is both wider and taller than the CX-IV that it replaces. In addition, the CW-1 shield protects SHOEI riders from 99% of the sun's damaging UVA and UVB rays, and the three-dimensional injection-molding process ensures distortion free vision. Another advantage of the CW-1 shield is its ability to work in conjunction with SHOEI's optional Pinlock® system to deliver fog-free vision in even the most challenging conditions. The new CW-1 Pinlock® lens is larger, and offers fog-free viewing to the very top of the helmet's larger eye port.
AIM+ Shell Construction (Snell M2010-Approved) - SHOEI's proprietary AIM+ technology combines fiberglass with organic fibers that are so strong they can only be cut with a laser. The end result is a stronger, lighter shell that will absorb and distribute the force of an impact safely and efficiently.
Five Shell Sizes - While some competitors rely on foam padding for fitting a wide range of customers, SHOEI offers an industry-leading five shell sizes in the new QWEST to ensure a custom fit for heads between the sizes of XXS-XXL.
Shell-Integrated Spoiler - New shell forming technology created during the development of SHOEI's groundbreaking VFX-W motocross helmet has allowed SHOEI to eliminate the need for a plastic spoiler on the all-new QWEST. This new technology has allowed SHOEI to incorporate the aerodynamic advantages of a spoiler into the shell of the helmet, while maintaining consistent shell thickness to guarantee proper strength and weight. This shell-integrated spoiler works to reduce lift during high-speed riding, just like the spoiler on a sports car.
Ventilation Performance - Utilizing SHOEI's wind tunnel to help reveal the optimal balance between airflow and silence, SHOEI engineers equipped the all-new QWEST with a larger Lower Vent Shutter for easier use with riding gloves; a strategically-positioned Upper Vent for optimal air intake, and uniquely-positioned Upper Exhaust Vents to take better advantage of negative pressure suction - all yielding dramatically-improved cool-air intake and hot-air expulsion.
Dual-Layer EPS Liner - Dual-layer liner yields enhanced impact absorption by adjusting thickness and density in key areas. Inner liner features air channels for efficient cooling. Impact-absorbing EPS liner throughout the entire chinbar.
Interior Comfort System - The all-new QWEST is equipped with a 3D center pad, fully removable, washable, and replaceable multi-layer cheek pads, and removable chinstrap covers. The 3D center pad components are three-dimensionally shaped to match the contours of a rider's head. This 3D fitment allows SHOEI to provide a helmet with an extremely comfortable fit, while maintaining the firm hold that is necessary for distraction-free, high-speed riding. The QWEST's multi-layer cheek pads are available in six different thicknesses to allow riders to customize the fit of their new helmet. In addition, the liner features eyeglass channels and an integrated neck pad.
Chin curtain can be inserted into the lower edge of the chinbar to reduce wind turbulence and noise.
Breath guard can be inserted into the upper edge of the chinbar to help reduce fogging by diverted exhausted breath down out the bottom of the helmet.
Standards: Snell M2010, DOT.
Five-Year Warranty From Purchase Date. Seven-Year Warranty From Helmet Manufacture Date. Whichever comes first.
These are extremely safe and highly regarded helmets. They surpass the highest safety ratings from SNELL and DOT. Shoei's quality and standards are some of the best, we definitely would recommend one of their helmets.