Released in 2013, as SHOEI's premium touring full-face helmet with an internal sun shield, the original SHOEI GT-Air established this type of helmet as a functional and stylish alternative appreciated by many riders, owing to its convenience and aggressive, refined design. SHOEI has now released the all-new GT-Air II, a helmet that evolves the GT-Air's functionality, performance, and design primarily for touring use to a new, higher level of experience.
The SHOEI GT-Air II integrates the optional SENA SRL 2 Bluetooth communication system seamlessly into the concept of this helmet. The GT-Air II is also equipped with a CNS-1 face shield and baseplate system; allowing the face shield to open slightly more in its "cracked open" position to reduce fogging of the shield at low speed. The GT-Air II also uses an all-new extended QSV-2 inner sun shield for improved coverage of the rider's face in bright sunny conditions. Inheriting the functionality, performance, and design of the GT-Air, the GT-Air II further enhances the performance of the internal sun shield, full-face helmet.
Aerodynamic Shell Design:
Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind-tunnel testing and professional riders' feedback.
Multi-piece, multi-density EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation.
Three shell and four EPS liner sizes provide increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes.
Shell integrated spoiler reduces drag and lift, as well as reduces fatigue to rider's neck while riding at high speed.
Sun Shield System:
Built-in QSV-2 sun shield gives riders instant relief from sun glare in one quick motion.
Sun shield meets ANSI Z80.3-2010 standard for non-prescription eyeglasses.
Large and easy-to-reach switch activates the 3D injection-molded inner sun shield.
Distortion-free shield blocks 99% of harmful UV rays.
New locking mechanism holds the visor firmly in place in the down position for easier removal / installation.
Redesigned upper air intake shutter draws in more fresh, cooling air.
Enlarged lower air intake opening allows greater airflow into the chin bar area.
Large lower and upper vent shutters for ease of use with riding gloves.
Three (3) intake and six (6) exhaust vents.
Wind-tunnel optimized to maximize airflow and improve negative air pressure exhaust suction.
Multi-Ply Matrix AIM Shell:
Proprietary technology integrates a multi-ply matrix specifically designed to meet DOT standards.
Hand-laid interwoven layers of fiberglass with organic fibers and resin.
Shell-integrated spoiler with consistent shell thickness ensures proper strength and weight.
3-D Max Dry Interior System:
Fully removable, washable, replaceable, and adjustable.
Exclusive Max-Dry material absorbs and dissipates sweat two times faster than traditional nylon.
Three-dimensionally shaped to match the contours of a rider's head.
Multi-layer cheek pads for improved comfort and helmet stabilization.
Optional interior components available in different sizes for a customizable fit.
The CNS-1, three-dimensionally curved shield offers a wider and taller field of vision.
Comes equipped with a Pinlock EVO fog-resistant system.
New airtight window beading drains / prevents water from entering helmet.
Scratch-resistant shield coating.
99.9% protection from harmful UV A and B rays.
SENA SRL2 Bluetooth Communication System Compatible (sold separately).
Five-Year Warranty: Five-year warranty from purchase date. Seven-year warranty from helmet manufacture date. Whichever comes first.
Weight: 3.64 pounds / 1649 grams (approximate, based on size medium solid color).
Standards: DOT Certified.
Note: Ships with a Clear face shield and a Smoke sun visor; the GT-Air II uses the SHOEI CNS-1 Face Shield and QSV-2 Sun Visor as replacements or upgrades.
AIM Shell Construction:
Light Weight and Optimum Rigidity. Utilizing a multilayered structure of strong glass fiber and organic fibers, SHOEI's AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) shell construction ensures a high-performance shell structure designed exclusively by SHOEI. AIM shell construction makes for a helmet that is lightweight, yet rigid in elasticity. The GT-Air II offers proprietary technology that integrates a multi-ply matrix specifically designed to meet DOT standards. SHOEI is uncompromising in their position to maintain a uniform level of safety with every one of their products, while pursuing optimum shell rigidity and lighter weight.
Updated CNS-1 Shield and QSV-2 Sun Shield:
Improved Performance. The GT-Air uses the proven SHOEI CNS-1 face shield. The base plates for this face shield have been redesigned for improved opening performance in the "cracked open" position. Based on SHOEI's landmark QR-N base plate, this updated design adds a new opening position for keeping the shield slightly more open in this first open (or "cracked open") position, thus giving a rider more ventilation options. The gear teeth of the base plate have been redesigned to make the face shield's first open position have a taller opening, improving ventilation to a rider's face in foggier, moist conditions.
The GT-Air II's redesigned base plate also moves the face shield's attachment point back on the shell, positioning the shield closer to the rear of the helmet. This new location adds a gap between the rear edge of the baseplate and the indentation on the attachment. This design change improves the shield's adjustment range, and makes opening and closing the face shield easier for the rider.
The GT-Air II includes a built-in sun shield, the QSV-2. The sun shield tucks neatly away beneath a non-intrusive shell built into the helmet's liner and can be lowered with the easy control of a sliding switch.
Pinlock Fog Resistant System:
A Pinlock EVO lens comes as standard equipment on the GT-Air II to help prevent shield fogging. This anti-fog lens system ensures a clear field of vision, even when riding in high humidity and/or cold weather.
Hybrid Interior Design:
The GT-Air II's interior uses a hybrid fabric construction offering both a moisture-absorbent, quick-drying material and soft-raised fabric. The moisture-absorbent, quick-drying material is located in area that contact a rider's cheeks and brow where sweat tends to stick while riding. Soft, raised fabric is located where a rider's skin tends to rub when wearing or removing the helmet. This design update offers improved rider comfort.
Red stitching is used on the leather areas on the bottom of the GT-Air II cheek pads. Red stitching is also used on the leather and mesh fabric areas on both sides of the eye port, accentuating the design. SHOEI's stainless steel Micro Ratchet Chinstrap offers quick and secure closure.
SENA SHOEI Rider Link (SRL2):
Bluetooth Communication System. Based on the exclusive SHOEI RIDER LINK (SRL) system designed for the SHOEI NEOTEC II by SENA, the new SRL2 Bluetooth communication system has been developed specifically to integrate with the GT-Air II. For the GT-Air II, a wired microphone is utilized for the communication system, which connects to the SRL2's connection socket. Similar to the original SRL system, the GT-Air II's system is equipped with an attachment base that integrates easily with the helmet's shell design and the GT-Air II integrated wire routing channels throughout the helmet. This design makes the SRL2 easy to install and to charge the unit. The SRL 2 offers long battery life and talk time, Bluetooth 4.1 technology, advanced noise control, and a built-in FM radio with 10 presets and automatic scanning for convenient connectivity while riding. SRL2 may also be controlled via a smartphone app available from the Apple App store or The Google Play Store.
Emergency Quick Release System (EQRS):
The GT-Air II also utilizes SHOEI's EQRS (Emergency Quick Release System) which allows emergency medical personnel to easily remove the cheek pads from the helmet of a rider involved in an accident, making the helmet more removable in emergencies.