The Shoei Neotec II flip front helmet is one of the best lids we’ve had a chance to try in the last couple of years. And now there are a handful of new colour schemes for the top specification lid for 2019.

For the uninitiated, the Neotec II is jam packed with innovative new technology – with various improvements in safety, ventilation, isolation, visor mechanism, visibility and comfort from the previous generation Neotec. More specifically, the new Neotec II is made from Shoei’s extremely strong AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) material, and features a shock absorption liner. The inner shell of Double Density EPS is engineered to absorb different impact scenarios, helping the Neotec II to offer unrivalled protection.

Another major change is the new Neotec’s completely renewed acoustics. The Shoei “Noise Isolators” which sit in the cheek pads of the helmet help to offer a big improvement, plus all air flow through the sun- visor mechanism has been eliminated too – helping to offer a very quiet riding experience (according to Shoei).


The air intakes have been redesigned too, with renewed air inlets on the chin, forehead and backside. The front ventilation on the Neotec II is operated by a glove-friendly panel on the inside, while the top is operated with a smart slider. Shoei’s new patented CNS-3 visor is another new addition to the Neotec. The clever system ensures that the UV-resistant anti-condense Pinlock visor – when closing – fully connects with visor mechanism and is completely air-tight. Plus, the helmet also features an integrated sun-visor that is easily operated with a slider on the left.

For more information on the new lids, visit:

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