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Shoei RF-1200 Helmet

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Around every corner is a brand new adventure, and with that comes the uncontrollable desire to push the limits while exploring the exciting unknown. At SHOEI, they know that feeling quite well, which is precisely why they never stop pushing progression within their line of premium motorcycle helmets. Enter the all-new RF-1200. With a world-class team of designers and engineers leading the charge, SHOEI utilized its 55-year wealth of knowledge, state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility, proprietary materials, and the industry's most stringent quality assurance practices to develop the next-generation RF. A lighter, more compact, streamlined helmet with next-level functionality, SHOEI's RF-1200 has evolved the pursuit of perfection to an all-new level.

Compact - Lightweight - Aerodynamic Design:

  • The state-of-the-art wind tunnel facility at SHOEI's Ibaraki factory is an integral part of the helmet design process. Thanks to time well spent in the tunnel from its very beginning stages of development, the RF-1200 boasts a more compact and aerodynamic shell than its predecessor, earning praise and appeal as SHOEI's lightest Snell-certified full-face model to date.
  • Additionally, the RF-1200 offers a reduction in wind noise without blocking the road's "informative sounds" thanks to its optimal shell aerodynamics and liner components that have been designed to prevent unwanted road noises from entering through the bottom of the helmet.

Ventilation Performance:

  • Utilizing SHOEI's wind tunnels to help reveal the optimal balance between airflow and silence, SHOEI engineers equipped the all-new RF-1200 with a large, three-position lower vent shutter for ease of use with riding gloves, three upper air vents for optimal air intake, and four uniquely-positioned upper exhaust outlet vents to take better advantage of negative pressure suction - all yielding dramatically-improved cool-air intake and hot-air expulsion.

CWR-1 Shield:

  • The RF-1200's CWR-1 shield provides a vast field of vision that rivals helmetless peripheral. In addition to protecting against 99% of the sun's damaging UV rays, the CWR-1 shield offers a distortion-free view throughout the entire range thanks to SHOEI's 3D injection-molding process.
  • Additionally, innovative new ribs on the top and bottom edge of the shield improve rigidity and eliminate the bending that may occur from wind pressure and during the opening and closing process, and an improved shield locking mechanism rounds out SHOEI's most advanced shield system to date.

Q-RE Base Plate System:

  • Coupled with the CWR-1 shield, the RF-1200's all-new QR-E base plate system facilitates quicker shield changes than ever before. Once a shield is installed, the strengthened spring-loaded base plates pull the shield back against the dual-lip, dual-layered window beading to ensure a wind and waterproof seal with each and every closure.
  • Add to the mix an all-new five-stage rotating dial that allows fine-tuning the base plate's function more precisely than ever, and you're left with the most advanced base plate / shield combination on the market today.

Pinlock Anti-Fog System:

  • The all-new RF-1200 comes equipped with a Pinlock Fog-Resistant System, offering the most effective anti-fog protection in existence. A simple, one-step installation process makes every Pinlock lens easy to install.

Multi-Ply Matrix AIM+ Shell:

  • Few characteristics of a motorcycle helmet are as critical as its first-layer defense, which is precisely why the new RF-1200 features the SHOEI-exclusive Multi-Ply Matrix AIM+ Shell construction.
  • Combining fiberglass with organic fibers, the RF-1200's proprietary AIM+ Shell is not only incredibly strong, it is extremely lightweight and compact.

Four Shell Sizes:

  • While some of the competitors rely on foam padding for fitting a wide range of customers, SHOEI offers an industry-leading four shell sizes in the RF-1200 to ensure a custom fit for heads between the sizes of XS - XXL.


  • Borrowing technology developed for SHOEI's groundbreaking VFX-W and X-Twelve racing helmets, SHOEI equipped the RF-1200 with its exclusive Emergency Quick Release System that allows emergency medical personnel to easily remove the cheek pads from an injured rider's helmet. With the cheek pads removed, the helmet can be safely lifted from a rider's head without creating unnecessary strain in the neck area.

3D Max-Dry System II Interior:

  • The RF-1200 is equipped with a fully removable, washable, adjustable, and replaceable 3D Max-Dry System II interior. The 3D center pad components are three-dimensionally shaped to match the contours of a rider's head, allowing for an extremely comfortable fit while maintaining the firm hold necessary for distraction-free, high-speed riding. Additionally, the RF-1200's 3D-shaped cheek pads are available in multiple thicknesses for a customizable fit, and SHOEI's exclusive Max-Dry System II liner material absorbs and dissipates sweat and moisture twice as fast as traditional nylon interiors.

Dual-Layer / Multi-Density EPS Liner:

  • The RF-1200's Dual-Layer, Multi-Density EPS liner not only provides enhanced impact absorption by utilizing varying densities of foam in key areas around the rider's head, it is designed to allow cooling air to travel unrestricted through tunnels created in the EPS, further enhancing the RF-1200's superior ventilation characteristics. In addition to enhanced impact absorption and ventilation, the precise placement of multi-density EPS liner material yields a more compact, lightweight design.

Chin Curtain:

  • The chin curtain can be inserted into the lower edge of the chin bar to reduce wind turbulence and noise.

Breath Guard:

  • The breath guard can be inserted into the upper edge of the chin bar to help reduce fogging by diverted exhausted breath down out the bottom of the helmet.

Ear Pads:

  • The RF-1200 is equipped with removable ear pads.

Five-Year Warranty:

  • Five-Year warranty from purchase date. Seven-year warranty from helmet manufacture date. Whichever comes first.

Snell M2010 and DOT Certified.

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Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Sizing - Fit true to size?
Verified Purchaser
Location: Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia
Shoei RF1200

I was pretty thorough when researching a new helmet purchase. Since I already have a Shoei TZ1, I'm familiar with Shoei quality, and naturally researched their line of helmets. After feeling confident of my selection, I purchased one from MotoSport.com. So this review is not only a helmet review, but one reflecting my experience with MotoSport as well, who promptly shipped this helmet at a very competitive price, with free shipping.

Other than the obviously apparent quality construction of the helmet, it's performance has to be first in it's price class.

The venting: This is the first helmet I've used in 35 + years of riding, that did not fog on cooler evening rides. And I haven't even attached the INCLUDED pinlock shield. The venting alone has eliminated fogging with the shield completely closed. And it makes riding in an enclosed helmet feel less confining.

The aerodynamics: This is also the first time I've actually seen debris and insects be directed AROUND my head. I have to conclude this is due to the aerodynamic design, because my TZ1 sure takes a lot of hits!

Sound: Since I always wear earplugs under a helmet, it may not seem this particular quality of the helmet would make a difference. But, for me, it does. The air flows so smoothly around the helmet, that not only is it quieter, but there is significantly less buffeting.

Engineering: It's superb! Removable liner, perfect fit and comfort, excellent visibility and an easy to remove adjustable shield.

Bottom line is this. If you're looking for a top quality DOT and SNELL approved helmet, the Shoei RF1200 should be on your list of considerations.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
Sizing - Fit true to size?
Verified Purchaser
Location: Walnut, CA
Great helmet

The helmet fits perfectly, very snug but with no pressure points. I've tried on the Arai RX-Q and Corsair in the same size, and my chin hits the front of those helmets.

The face shields seals with no leaks when closed, and clarity of the shield is great. Ventilation is good.

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Slack 1 month 13 days ago Location: Indiana, USA
Would this helmet be a good choice for an upright cruising rider?
MotoSport Staff Expert
1 month 12 days ago
Yes the Shoei RF-1200 is a great helmet for any street rider. Feel free to give us a call at 888-676-8853 and we would be happy to help you out with your order.
Stone Over 9 months ago Location: New Zealand
Do you ship Shoei helmets to New Zealand?
I would really like to get a Shoei RF-1200 Helmet - Beacon, but will need to confirm shipping availability first, thanks.
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 9 months ago
Yes we do. To better assist you with your international order, please use the international checkout option on our website as we require that ALL international orders be placed via our website. Just add items to your basket and click on the checkout button. BorderFree will calculate and display a guaranteed and lowest possible order total in your preferred currency, including all shipping costs from the U.S. to your selected international destination, as well as any applicable duties and taxes as determined by the destination customs and revenue authorities.
Jason 1 year ago Location: Australia
Does this helmet have a SAI Global (Standards Australia) Sticker?
Expert MotoSport Staff
1 year ago
No, this helmet comes with the Snell M2010 and DOT Certified sticker only. For the SAI sticker it would need to be purchased from a dealer in Australia.
Dean 1 year 7 months ago Location: Australia
Australian Standard Stickers?
Hi, if I purchase this product will it come with the Australian Standards sticker on it making it legal to use here? Cheers
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 11 months ago
No, Does not ship with SAI or SG certification stickers unless purchased in that country.
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SizeHead CircumferenceHat Size
2X-Small 20.125 - 20.5in (51.1 - 52.1cm) 6 3/8 - 6 1/2
X-Small 20.875 - 21.25in (53.0 - 54.0cm) 6 5/8 - 6 3/4
Small 21.625 - 22in (54.9 - 55.9cm) 6 7/8 - 7
Medium 22.5 - 22.875in (57.1 - 58.1cm) 7 1/8 - 7 1/4
Large 23.25 - 23.625in (59.1 - 60.0cm) 7 3/8 - 7 1/2
X-Large 24 - 24.375in (61.0 - 61.9cm) 7 5/8 - 7 3/4
2X-Large 24.75 - 25.125in (62.9 - 63.8cm) 7 7/8 - 8
3X-Large 25.625 - 26in (65.1 - 66.0cm) 8 1/8 - 8 1/4