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Shoei Multitec?

Hey guys...

Been a while since I posted. I'm deployed to Qatar right now. I'm having an awesome time, and only miss three things. My bike, my dog, and gettin' some.

So I'm looking at upgrading my riding gear. I'm currently using a flat black Icon Mainframe, which...is ok but I'm not too thrilled with it. Now that I'm making a bit more money in the desert, I'm looking at getting a silky white or just plain white Shoei Multitec helmet. Anyone have any idea if it's a good helmet or not?

I live in hot ass Arkansas, and my current helmet is WAY too hot during the summer. I'm thinking a white helmet and one that is a flip up would probably be more comfortable.

Whattya think?

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-15-2007, 10:57 PM
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I trust Shoei products without reservation, partially due to the fact that they fit me like they were custom made, but have no desire for a flip up type. My RF 1000 has the most effective ventilation of any helmet I've worn, in fact unless the temperature is over 95 or so, I leave the vents at least partially shut. It's very quiet as well.

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I've tested a couple of flip-ups including the Multitec and came away unimpressed with all of them. They are heavier, usually don't provide as much peripheral vision, and I'm just not as confident in a flip up helmet in a getoff. I'm also a huge fan of Shoei, own both a black and a white RF-1000, and won't consider other brands at this point. But with the current offerings, I won't be looking for a flip up when it's time to replace a lid.

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I'm due for a new lid and 'cos I wear glasses for riding, the flip-ups have a practical appeal.

This thread is getting a bit old now, so I want to revive it. The Multitec appears so far to be the pick of the crop. With the metal catches (compared to rival's plastic catches), I've been told the Shoei is quite effective.


Any further input or experiences will be appreciated.

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I've tested a couple of flip-ups including the Multitec and came away unimpressed with all of them. They are heavier, usually don't provide as much peripheral vision, and I'm just not as confident in a flip up helmet in a getoff. I'm also a huge fan of Shoei, own both a black and a white RF-1000, and won't consider other brands at this point. But with the current offerings, I won't be looking for a flip up when it's time to replace a lid.
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A friend was nearly strangled after his bad get-off and the flip-up's extra have-open room allowed it to partially twist on his head. He was purple when another driver (not the over center line driver that hit him) stopped and loosened his helmet to save his life. The flipups have improved since the accident, but structurally it's a compromise over a rigid full face.

Have fun and ride safe!

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While I haven't look at them in a while ,All the flip-ups I looked at say not to ride with the lid up.Kinda takes away the venting bonus,still great for us with glasses though.I had a Nolen flip-up and while it was nice for talking at stop lights and ease of glasses I went back to a solid face.

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