This is my 4th Shoei helmet and I’ve purchased two more after this one. I went down in my Shoei helmets twice with little to no injuries. The helmets took the impact as they should have and my shields never even came off.
Shoei RF-1200 Duchess Helmet.
The SHOEI RF-1200 Duchess is a helmet that SHOEI designed with the sophisticated Lady in mind. In this RF1200 design you will see an elegant paisley design that is put together in such a way that it makes the statement “I’m a lady and I mean business!” This SHOEI helmet comes in two color options, TC-5 (black/fuchsia/silver) and the TC-6 (white/silver).
By far one of the BEST helmets in the industry. The RF-1200 comes from a long line of good fitting, well ventilated, and just plain safe pedigree of motorcycle helmets known as the RF series. This SHOEI has a redesigned shell that enables the rider to easily put the helmet on and take it off. The superior fit and finish of the helmet reduces road noise when riding while allowing the maximum amount of airflow to keep your head cool while cruising down the highway or long country road. With the light weight, well-balanced design of this helmet you will be able to ride longer distances and enjoy more time on two wheels.
Shoei RF-1200 Helmet Features
SHOEI RF-1200 OVERVIEW :
Since its introduction with the RF-105, SHOEI'S RF series has evolved through significant changes as a leading sport model helmet. Years of development, wind tunnel testing and on-track rider feedback have contributed greatly to this modelâ€™s growth, and it is with great pride and confidence that we present the SHOEI RF-1200.
SLIM AND LIGHT :
One of the most important features of a quality helmet is that you hardly know itâ€™s there protecting your head. SHOEI has reduced the weight of the RF-1200 by using a slimmer design and building a distinct line into the side of the helmet that also serves as an accent. As a result, the new SHOEI RF-1200 is lighter than any other Snell certified helmet in the current SHOEI lineup.
SHELL CONSTRUCTION :
The new slim design of the SHOEI RF-1200, with its distinct accent cut line, widens the bottom of the helmet to help ease the process of putting the helmet on or taking it off. Further advancing the comfort of the AIM+ shell is the industry leading four shell sizes that the SHOEI RF-1200 comes in. Extensive wind-tunnel testing has helped SHOEI to realize a practical aerodynamic shape that limits the lift and shake that high speeds commonly create while riding. The slim, aerodynamic design made through wind-tunnel testing will lessen the load on the riderâ€™s neck and create a more comfortable riding experience. The impact-absorbing dual liner consists of two layers incorporating different densities, helping to effectively balance the potential impact applied to the more rigid shell.
The new SHOEI RF-1200 has achieved a new level in the reduction of wind noise. Through advancements in the aerodynamic shape, improved interior linings and a new and improved shield system the rider will experience a very quiet and comfortable riding experience. The interior of the RF-1200 has achieved a balance of a comfortably soft fit and a firm, stable hold. The removable cheek pads utilize soft polyurethane foam, covering six layers of hard polyurethane to reduce shaking. The bottom of the cheek pads feature a high volume design, filling in the distinct and aggressive accent line of the shell of the helmet, comfortably forming to the riders neck and blocking wind from entering the helmet. The new design of the cheek pads also improves the motion of the neck, thus helping the rider to check traffic behind him/her for example.
SHIELD SYSTEM :
The RF-1200 features a new shield system that continues to offer the rider the best in optical performance. The new CWR-1 Pinlock shield features ribs on top and bottom of the shield to improve rigidity and eliminate bending of the shield caused by wind pressure or the opening and closing of the shield. Independent beading in the top and sides of the helmet help to keep the seal of the shield tight and eliminate any excess air. In addition to the CWR-1 shield, SHOEI has developed a new base plate for the RF-1200. The Quick-Release Self-Adjusting base plate is spring-loaded and pulls the shield back onto the helmet, sealing it tightly against wind and rain. The addition of a new five-stage rotating dial allows for fine tuning of the base place for easy shield adjustments.
Rigorous wind tunnel testing has resulted in the improved ventilation of the RF-1200. A large lower three position vent, three upper air vent intakes and four uniquely positioned upper exhaust outlet vents combine with the Dual Density EPS liner to allow cooling air to travel unrestricted through tunnels created in the EPS liner.
Shoei RF-1200 Helmet Sizing
To find the correct size helmet for a person's head:
1. Measure the head circumference one-inch above the eyebrows and ears
2. Using the circumference measured, use the size chart below to find the approximate size
3. Once you have tried on the helmet it should feel snug equally around the head. The helmet should not feel too tight or too loose at any point around head.
***Please remember that all head shapes vary slightly and that this sizing chart is to be used as a starting guide, not an exact guide.
|XS||6 5/8-6 3/4||53-54||20 7/8-21 1/4|
|S||6 7/8-7||55-56||21 5/8-22|
|M||7 1/8-7 1/4||57-58||22 1/2-22 7/8|
|L||7 3/8-7 1/2||59-60||23 1/4-23 5/8|
|XL||7 5/8-73/4||61-62||24-24 3/8|
|XXL||7 7/8-8||63-64||24 3/4-25 1/8|