Shoei X-Spirit III

Shoei’s new top-of-the-range X-Spirit III helmet has just been through the government introduced SHARP testing, and received a five-star rating.

Not only did the helmet receive five stars, which is the highest SHARP rating that can be awarded to a crash helmet, it also scored the highest marks (very good) in every single impact test area on the helmet.


If you want to know more about the helmet, have a look at our video review of Shoei X-Spirit III.

The Shoei X-Spirit III is the latest racing helmet from Shoei which was launched and introduced at the beginning of 2016. The helmet is used by some of the best riders across the globe such as John McGuinness, Bradley Smith, Eugene Laverty and Shakey Byrne.

The SHARP rating tests the main impact areas of the helmet. The Shoei X-Spirit III 3 gained the highest marks on every single impact area, The helmets are dropped from varying heights at different speeds to record the impact resistance.


Shoei X-Spirit III SHARP test

A dummy head inside the helmet records the details of impact as the helmet is tested from every angle.

Shoei X-Spirit III SHARP crash test


The test also drops the helmets on a sloped area to record how much frictional impact each helmet gets on each side. The X-Spirit III detailed minimum friction which means that your head is securely protected on impact.

The X-Spirit III retails from £549.99 and for graphics and replicas it’s £649.99.

For more information about the X-Spirit III, visit

To learn about the SHARP testing, visit


Tony Carter

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