Can you hear that? That’s the call of the open road. Few things in life can match the unbridled thrill of mounting your steed and spending the day exploring your surroundings while Mother Nature’s elements rush by.
And though the unknown is often a welcomed part of the adventure, SHOEI’s all-new GT-Air makes it easier to adapt to the ever-changing conditions that lie ahead. Features like the convenient flip-down internal sun shield, free-flowing yet easily adjustable ventilation system, superior aerodynamics, and Pinlock Anti-Fog System ensure greater comfort and thus more time in the saddle than ever before. So what are you waiting for? Answer the call of the open road in SHOEI’s first internal sun shield-equipped full-face helmet—the progressively stylish GT-Air.
Internal Sun Shield :
The GT-Air comes equipped with a built-in QSV-1 sun shield, giving riders instant relief from sun glare in one quick motion.
A large, easily located switch activates the 3D injection-molded inner shield, and the distortion-free view blocks 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays just like the CNS-1 external shield that lies ahead.
Unique to SHOEI, the forehead area of the outer shell is raised slightly to accommodate the internal sun shield, allowing for the integrity of the helmet’s inner EPS liner to remain intact. The QSV-1 Sun Shield Exceeds the ANSI Z80.3-2010 Standard for Non-Prescription Eyewear.
CNS-1 Shield & QR-N Base Plate :
The GT-Air’s larger CNS-1 shield provides a wider and taller field of vision than its predecessor. Additionally, the CNS-1 protects against 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays, and SHOEI’s 3D injection-molding process ensures a distortion-free view throughout the entire field of vision. Coupled with the QR-N base plate system, shield changes and base plate function have never been smoother. The spring-loaded base plates pull the shield back against the dual-lip window beading to ensure a wind and waterproof seal with each and every closure.
Pinlock® Anti-Fog System :
The all-new GT-Air comes equipped with a Pinlock® Fog-Resistant System, offering the most effective anti-fog protection in existence.
Progressive Shell Design :
Few components of a motorcycle helmet are as critical as its first-layer of defense, which is precisely why the new GT-Air features the DOT-approved AIM shell construction. Combining fiberglass with organic fibers, the GT-Air’s shell is not only incredibly strong, it is extremely lightweight, and comes in an impressive three shell sizes to ensure a custom fit for heads between the sizes of XS-XXL. In addition, SHOEI’s exclusive, state-of-the-art shell forming technology incorporates the aerodynamic advantages of a spoiler right into the shell of the GT-Air, thereby eliminating the need for a traditional plastic spoiler. Reducing lift and drag during high-speed riding, the GT-Air’s shell-integrated spoiler yields a stable, less fatiguing ride.
Noise Reduction Design :
Thanks to time well spent in SHOEI’s in-house wind tunnel, GT-Air owners will enjoy a reduction of wind noise without blocking the road’s “informative sounds.” In addition to optimal shell aerodynamics and liner components designed to prevent unwanted road noises from entering through the bottom of the helmet, a dual-ridge window bead helps to reduce noise while providing a wind and waterproof seal.
Ventilation Performance :
Utilizing SHOEI’s wind tunnels to help reveal the optimal balance between airflow and silence, SHOEI engineers equipped the all-new GT-Air with a large lower vent shutter for ease of use with riding gloves, a strategically-placed, three position upper vent for optimal air intake, and uniquely-positioned upper exhaust outlet vents to take better advantage of negative pressure suction—all yielding dramatically-improved cool-air intake and hot-air expulsion.
Fully Removable Interior System :
The GT-Air is equipped with a fully removable, washable, and replaceable 3D Max-Dry interior system. The 3D center pad components are three-dimensionally shaped to match the contours of a rider’s head, allowing for an extremely comfortable fit while maintaining the firm hold necessary for distraction-free, high-speed riding. Additionally, the GT-Air’s 3D-shaped cheek pads are available in different thicknesses for a customizable fit. As if that wasn’t enough, SHOEI’s exclusive Max-Dry liner material absorbs and dissipates sweat and moisture twice as fast as traditional Nylon interiors.
Multi-Piece EPS Liner :
The GT-Air’s Multi-Piece EPS Liner not only provides enhanced impact absorption by utilizing varying densities of foam, it is designed to allow cooling air to travel unrestricted through tunnels created in the EPS, further enhancing the GT-Air’s unmatched ventilation characteristics.
3 Shell Sizes :
While some of our competitors rely on foam padding for fitting a wide range of customers, SHOEI offers an industry-leading three shell sizes in the new GT-Air to ensure a custom fit for heads between the sizes of XS-XXL.
Chin Curtain :
The chin curtain can be inserted into the lower edge of the chin bar to reduce wind turbulence and noise.
Breath Guard :
The breath guard can be inserted into the upper edge of the chin bar to help reduce fogging by diverted exhausted breath down out the bottom of the helmet.
Size Chart for the Shoei 2014 GT-Air Wanderer Helmet
The GT-AIR helmet from Shoei combines all of the safety features and build
quality you would expect from an ultra-premium helmet brand, with commuter and
tourer favorites like amazing ventilation and an injection molded internal sun
shield. This DOT approved helmet features an AIM shell, a Pinlock prepared
shield with insert, and a dual density multi piece EPS liner.
The GT-AIR gets 2 new graphics for this Fall including the Regalia, and the
Inertia, and two new color ways for the Wanderer graphic.
Let's take a closer look.
First, we have the new Regalia graphic. Regalia is defined as the emblems or
insignia of royalty. This graphic implies that your new GT-AIR is more than just
a helmet, it's your crown. I can't help but agree. The detail in this graphic
really is amazing. You have to see it in person to truly appreciate everything
that is going on here. You get the Italian bred podium feel from the red, white,
and green for sure. But, what's difficult to see on camera is the detail. All of
these gray areas have a subtly metallic silver finish with a digital striation
that looks like brushed aluminum, and the black areas have a light full spectrum
metal flake that pops like a collar in Jersey when the sun hits it. It's a thing
of beauty to be sure.
Next, we have the new Inertia graphic. Sir Isaac Newton taught us that an object
at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion. This inertia
graphic is doing its best to change the laws of classic physics. For all intents
and purposes, this helmet is at rest, but it sure doesn't look like it. The
flowing lines and terminating shapes make this helmet look like it is travelling
at blistering speeds, even when it isn't moving at all. This graphic is
available in three color ways; this red white and silver, a blue white and
silver, and a black and gray scale version. Like the Regalia, this graphic has
some amazing yet subtle detail. The silver portions have light silver metal
flake detail, and the colored portions have metal flake that is color matching.
Red has red, blue has blue, etc... This is a great looking graphic. Another one
you have to see in person to truly appreciate.
Lastly, we have two new color way choices for the Wanderer graphic. The wanderer
is already available in a flat black with a white rally stripe and a matt white
with a black rally stripe. Now, it is also available with this high viz yellow
accent or in red if you prefer. The special aspect of this graphic, which is yet
again one that is difficult to see on camera, is this chameleon area on each
side of the helmet. This honeycomb pattern reflects from reddish purple to green
depending on the angle from which it is viewed. That, combined with the rich
accent color, makes this helmet simultaneously subtle and striking in