Written on: 07/03/2012
I've had this for a few years now, but the day I bought it I rode home wearing it, and thought, "This is loud!" It's the wind-rush around the outside which is noisy, and adding the "whisper kit" does little to make things quieter. I'm a musician and ex-bike racer, my hearing was either ruined by noisy drummers, or from following full-race exhausts, but this helmet is still loud! Having said that, I love the convenience of the flip-up when fuelling up or paying tolls. The Multitec is a bit... (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2008 by bigmikeonabigbike (1 review written)
I've got one now. I've had a NOLAN N-102 as well. Now I'm searching for a full face best protection for long distance fast speed drives. (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2008 by ssahu (1 review written)
When trying on a motorcycle helmet wear it at least 5 minutes and then take it off. Concentrate on places which start to bother you. If possible look in a mirror after to see if you have any red marks on your face. Try to avoid placing your helmet to high off the ground. So often have I seen a helmet go crashing to the ground because they were left hanging on the mirror, placed on the saddle or on top of a wall. A simple fall can bust your expensive motorcycle helmet and that's just a... (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2008
I've had the HJC Symax triple X for years, the only helmet I could ever find to fit. I'd had to sandpaper a bit of the styro to fit the point on my head. This double X Shoei fit right from the get go, except around the nose seal. And you got to spend money at a rally, right?
Came home with the HJC Symax bungeed on the back. The woweee Shoei is so much quieter, stable. I got a quick connect added to the strap, same set up as the old HJC which I'll use around town and keep the Shoei for what... (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2008 by ronbaker (1 review written)
Bought by availability of size on hand. The old HJC Symax was triple X and I'd had to sandpaper away a wee bit of styrofoam to fit the point on my head. This new Shoei is a double X and fits well except for the nose coverage issue. The chin cover curtain seems to help by keeping turbulence out of the helmet, and its' easy to get used to. I rode from the BMW rally in Wyoming, 2 days and 950 miles with the old HJC Symax bungeed on the back. Rode home much faster than a few weeks earlier, thus... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2008 by brantwoodsteve
Just got a Shoei Multitec last week. Must agree with previous review, its NOISY. On the plus side, it seems well put together. It locks down with a convincing 'click' The spare clear visor is handy and the anti mist system works great. Ventilation is good, (as if we need it in the uk). Maybe I should have stuck with the BMW system helmets. (read more)
Written on: 20/05/2008 by boewolf
Overall the Shoei Multitec helmet is fantastic. You will get used to it being heaver than a normal helmet, and you will see for yourself the quality in contruction.
The helmet is very well contructed and is one of the best flip full face helments on the market today. I read somewhere that 97% of police forces use this helmet, and that says a lot.
It is very quiet and if the extra "wind kit" that comes with it is installed properly you can't hear anything. (read more)
Written on: 24/03/2008 by durchy
The Shoei Multitec is very noisy and extremely draughty at speed.
Tried adjusting visor according to handbook, but made no difference as seals etc are mainly useless. Would expect much better quality of construction and more comfort from noise and cold air.
My old HJC Symax is far quieter and warmer to wear. (read more)
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