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Shoei RF-1200 Dedicated TC-5
A premium full-face motorcycle helmet, Shoei’s RF-1200 combines a myriad of features specifically aimed at the road-going and trackday rider. It’s lighter, more compact (to the eye at least), better ventilated and yet, more protective than all other RF series helmets to come before. Its evolutionary design is worth your attention, especially if your current helmet is a little long in the tooth.
Ventilation is addressed with a wind-tunnel shell; four intakes and four exhaust vents draw air through the helmet and straight to the scalp. Enhancing exhaust flow is an integrated wing on the back of the helmet that creates a low-pressure area right behind the helmet, but in a way that doesn’t cause buffeting or whistling. The result is a passively enhanced cooling action that you’ll be happy with on hot days.
The RF-1200’s shell uses Shoei’s AIM+ six-layer design that’s of a proprietary configuration. The material is hand-laid by skilled Japanese craftsmen before being molded into shape. Four different shell sizes are used to accommodate the entire size range. This is done to insure that these DOT and Snell-approved helmets are as safe and light as possible. The safety aspect of each helmet is aided by two separate, multi-density EPS liners that fit between the comfort liner and the outer shell. The foam itself absorbs energy in the event of an impact but also, aids in ventilation with carefully engineered ports that allow air to pass through to the rider and back out of the exhausts.
That brings us to the 3D Max-Dry interior liner. This fully-removable and washable liner works with all of the ventilation channels to keep you comfy. When correctly sized (TJ is an expert at this!), the helmet fits just-right snug. And with that, keeping the helmet properly positioned on your head, sees to it that maximum safety is achieved.
With the RF-1200, you get a light, safe and comfortable helmet suitable for a wide range of riding conditions. Each helmet ships with extras: a lower chin curtain, Pinlock Evo visor cover, breath guard and helmet bag. All workmanship is backed by a 5 year manufacturer warranty.
For expert sizing guidance and lightning-fast shipping, call TJ on 866.931.6644 ext. 817, send a note to [email protected], or just shoot us a PM and we’ll get back to you right away.