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Shoei Tansition Phonocromatic Visor

So I was very undecided with what type of visor to buy to replace my stock clear visor on my new Shoei NXR (aka rf1200) helmet. I searched around and was leaning towards the light smoke visor but it seemed like the reviews said it was not dark enough. I then looked at the dark smoke visor and the reviews said it was too dark and some people said it was not dark enough.
I was confused to say the least with it all. I ride during the day and night and I wanted optimal sight for both. That brought me to looking at the transitional visor. The only draw back was the price. Everywhere was selling it for $169.00.
I thought it over and purchased it, even though reviews said it had a finite shelf life. Installation was a breeze, but I have not used it yet.
I am pretty excited over it and I am hoping it suites my needs. Anyone else have a transitional visor that can share their input?

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So I was very undecided with what type of visor to buy to replace my stock clear visor on my new Shoei NXR (aka rf1200) helmet. I searched around and was leaning towards the light smoke visor but it seemed like the reviews said it was not dark enough. I then looked at the dark smoke visor and the reviews said it was too dark and some people said it was not dark enough.
I was confused to say the least with it all. I ride during the day and night and I wanted optimal sight for both. That brought me to looking at the transitional visor. The only draw back was the price. Everywhere was selling it for $169.00.
I thought it over and purchased it, even though reviews said it had a finite shelf life. Installation was a breeze, but I have not used it yet.
I am pretty excited over it and I am hoping it suites my needs. Anyone else have a transitional visor that can share their input?

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It works well.
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You'll love it...

I've got the transition visor for my Shoei. It's AWESOME. There are three phases --> no tint, medium, and dark. All three seem to be pretty spot on regarding your tinting needs. It was one of the top 5 investments that I made in my gear so I would definitely do it again.

By the way, #1 was good gloves... BUY GOOD GLOVES. I was rear ended by an SUV on December 19, 2017 and were it not for my gloves... well, lets just say I probably wouldn't need to wear gloves any longer (the doctors said that I would almost certainly have lost both my hands).

Anyhow, congrats on the purchase. I love my Shoei and the transition visor is amazing.

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I have it as well on my RF-1200. Unless you have some kind of vision issue to need a darker visor, it is fine. I feel that it gets just a tad darker than the Bell photochromatic version. You are not going to be fvcking welding with it, right? People crack me up when they say it is not dark enough for them, they are just having a vanity issue, lol.
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Thanks for your responses!

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I have it as well on my RF-1200. Unless you have some kind of vision issue to need a darker visor, it is fine. I feel that it gets just a tad darker than the Bell photochromatic version. You are not going to be fvcking welding with it, right? <img src="https://www.triumph675.net/forum/images/Triumph675net_2015/smilies/tango_face_smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" /> People crack me up when they say it is not dark enough for them, they are just having a vanity issue, lol.
Lol no welding here. Yeah I just take the reviews for things in stride and try to see what stands out overall. Thanks for the info comparison to another brand visor.

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I've got the transition visor for my Shoei. It's AWESOME. There are three phases --> no tint, medium, and dark. All three seem to be pretty spot on regarding your tinting needs. It was one of the top 5 investments that I made in my gear so I would definitely do it again.

By the way, #1 was good gloves... BUY GOOD GLOVES. I was rear ended by an SUV on December 19, 2017 and were it not for my gloves... well, lets just say I probably wouldn't need to wear gloves any longer (the doctors said that I would almost certainly have lost both my hands).

Anyhow, congrats on the purchase. I love my Shoei and the transition visor is amazing.

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Yeah I thought about it that way too as an investment. I did not want to carry a second visor with me, either clear or dark. I will see how it is tomorrow as I finally have some time to test it.

As for gloves, I am glad to hear they saved you from what happened to you. I have some decent ones but they are aging quickly.

I am working on my next upgrade, a new jacket!

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I have it as well on my RF-1200. Unless you have some kind of vision issue to need a darker visor, it is fine. I feel that it gets just a tad darker than the Bell photochromatic version. You are not going to be fvcking welding with it, right? People crack me up when they say it is not dark enough for them, they are just having a vanity issue, lol.
No, but one of us has had LASIK surgery, and it caused his eyes to be VERY sensitive to sunlight. So much so, that he uses a dark Shoei shield AND his sunglasses.
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No, but one of us has had LASIK surgery, and it caused his eyes to be VERY sensitive to sunlight. So much so, that he uses a dark Shoei shield AND his sunglasses.
That qualifies as a medical issue and is understandable.
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I finally got to test out the visor yesterday. I must say it definitely fits my needs. I rode during direct sunlight time and then during nighttime.

It transitioned very quickly during the day, which was total sunlight. Item description said full transition takes approximately 2 minutes but I found it even quicker then that. It was not as dark as some visors that are advertised as ‘dark’, ‘smoked’, or visors that appear to be very dark. With a mirror in front of me, I could barely see my face inside the helmet. At the same time, my visibility was great! The visor also being UV protection, my eyes did not hurt as they kind of did with the stock clear visor non UV protected.

During the night it obviously transitioned back to clear within a very reasonable amount of time, with clear being as clear as a stock clear visor.

I was pretty impressed by this visor an am very happy with it. Hopefully this test helps anyone else wondering whether this type of visor is worth the $169 price tag. For me it was!

Thanks to the responses I got back as they were accurate regarding the description.

Ron

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