Shoei has just unveiled the latest incarnation of its touring helmet; the GT-Air II.

An evolution of its hugely successful GT-Air, the new second generation lid is constructed by layering organic and multi-composite fibres to create a strong, shock absorbent shell which contains an EPS liner system.

It comes equipped with a CNS-1 Pinlock Visor with a wider field of vision, which Shoei claim is fast and easy to change – and a built-in QSV-2 sun visor. For ventilation and airflow, there are inlets on the helmets chin and forehead, in addition to four outlets at the rear to remove warm air. There’s also an integrated spoiler to help aero-dynamic performance.

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It comes with a completely detachable and washable lining, ear pads to reduce wind and engine noise – and it’s also ready and waiting to take SENA’s SRL2 Communication system. To fix it in place, you’ll make use of the straightforward stainless steel micro-ratchet system.

Available in three different shell sizes across a range of helmet sizes, the new Shoei GT-Air II will set you back £449.99 for a plain colourway, and £549.99 for one of the funky graphic models. You can learn more about the Complete Shoei Range, including the new GT-Air II helmet at www.shoeiassured.co.uk

Tony Carter

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