Main concept in development of new generation touring full-face was a unity of performance including firm safety and stylish design.
While an inner visor which opens and closes makes it possible to correspond to various circumstances, a shell is designed not to compromise thickness of an impact absorption liner, essential factor for an impact absorption performance, and at the same time, not to be unnecessarily large. A lines streaming from side to rear head works as an integrated spoiler and improves aerodynamic performance.
GT-Air creates a new standard of touring full-face.
QSV-1, inner sun visor injection molded and made of polycarbonate, may open and close and is adopted to SHOEI full-face helmet for the first time. This sun visor with minimum distortion has such a high performance as conforming to EN1836, European standard for sunglasses. To avoid a sudden unexpected closing of the sun visor, handling lever is held at the housing location of the sun visor.
A rider encounters various circumstances such as a tunnel, glaring sunlight in summer, afternoon sun in winter and nighttime. A sun visor which opens and closes corresponds to such varying circumstances instantly.
Uncomfortable noise is not created and also is blocked to invade inside.
Quietness is assured by repeated experiments in in-house wind tunnel facility. In order to restrain fatigue caused especially by noise in a long time riding, attention was paid to all of such factors as a shell in superior aerodynamics, interiors fitting to a head properly without unnecessary gap, ventilation which doesn’t create noise, etc. And also, enclosed chin curtain blocks a wind for further quietness.
CNS-1 shield with minimum distortion is injection molded and contacts closely and firmly to a helmet by 2 step actions of “Down” & “Press”. Window beading in double lip structure blocks invasion of uncomfortable wind or rainwater. Very favored easiness of fixing and removing is, of course, maintained. No tool is necessary at all. Fixing and removing of a shield can be made easily by one touch. You can clean dirt during tour with no stress.
PINLOCK® fog-free system is standardized to secure a good vision restraining fogging of a shield under bad weather like rain or low temperature. An air chamber between a shield and anti-fog sheet avoids fogging together with moisture absorption nature of the sheet itself. The sheet larger than its predecessor covers up to top end of a shield and is used for CW-1 which is equipped to X-TWELVE, SHOEI’s flagship racing model, also. A sheet which can be easily fixed and removed is easy in maintenance also same as a shield.
A chinstrap is also an important component for safety. GT-Air is equipped with micro ratchet type chinstrap buckle whose main parts are made of high quality stainless steel to secure firm strength. Fixing and removing can be made easily even by gloved hand. And fine tuning is also easy.
Claws hang on latch in 2 points to hold firmly. A buckle can be released only when release lever is pulled to a certain extent to avoid an unintentional release. These are realized by SHOEI’s ideas for safety.
A proper assembling of 3-D formed polyurethane foams in various hardness realized comfortable and firm fitting. Use of HYGRA®, high performance moisture absorption and quick dry fiber and raised fiber in comfortable texture promises comfortable feeling.
An ear pad may be removed to secure a space around an ear. A cheek pad is designed considering use of glasses. A rider with glasses may feel more comfortable due to proper allocation of soft polyurethane foam where temples may go through easily. Quietness is not sacrificed because unnecessary gap is eliminated. All of these interior parts can be removed easily as well as other interiors. Interior parts in different thickness are also available as options for fine tuning of fitting.
Furthermore, a cheek pas is equipped with “E.Q.R.S.”, a helmet removing system in an emergency. (Refer to other column.)
A wind may be felt firmly even inside a helmet.
Ventilation can be opened and closed easily by gloved hand by moving large shutter cover. A large front ventilation absorbs an air effectively and, at the same time, exhausts a hot air around a shield. Rear outlet is designed considering riding positions and angles also. It is independent from a spoiler purely for ventilation effect.