Shoei NXR Helmet Review, Wonderfully Light !

This New Shoei NXR lid is wonderfully light – 1300g to be precise. It has a newly-designed shell, which is smaller in size compared to its predecessor, and there’s been plenty of testing done in a wind tunnel to ensure it’s aerodynamic. Why does it matter? If a helmet isn’t aerodynamic, it can put your neck under increased strain and the wind can make it wobble around at high speed. I’ve done numerous track days, motorway journeys and my regular commute, but the ACU Gold approved shell always feels great.

Three intakes at the front, and four outlets at the back work effectively, while closing them on cooler days is easy with gloves on. I don’t ride without ear plugs, but the Shoei NXR has large cheek and ear pads to help reduce noise – there’s a chin curtain too to stop the wind coming up inside the helmet. The removable and washable interior is made with moisture wicking and quick drying fabric. It fastens up using the double-D ring system for a snug and comfortable fit.

I really like the visor mechanism – not only is it very easy to remove and replace, it’s Pinlock compatible with a fog-free lens included in the box. As with all new Shoeis, the New Shoei NXR is equipped with its Emergency Quick Release System; in the event of an accident, pulling two red tabs at the bottom of the cheek pads pops them out, making it easier to remove the helmet.

Unlike the GT-Air, the Shoei NXR doesn’t have an integrated sun visor, but unless that’s a priority to you, I’d definitely recommend trying one on for size...