Shoei Neotec Borealis Helmet
- Flip-up chin bar & face shield
- Noise-reduction design
- Stainless steel components within pivot locking system
- 3 Shell sizes
- Internal sun shield (QSV-1)
- New CNS-1 shield (wider and taller than the previous CX-1V shield)
- Pinlock anti-fog shield & lens system (included)
- Fully removable 3D interior liner
- Interchangeable cheekpads to customize comfort & fit
- Channeled dual-layer EPS liner enhances ventilation
- Features EPS liner in chin bar
- Breath guard and chin curtain included
This video provides an in-depth look at some of the features of the Neotec helmet and explains how to install and replace some of the components of the helmet such as the shield, sun visor, chin curtain and breath guard. Just hit your back button when you’re done watching.
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Our Two Cents
New from Shoei in the fall of 2012, the Borealis gives you a graphic option in this popular modular helmet.
MODULAR DESIGN: The Neotec’s flip up design offers the convenience and versatility of a full-face helmet that converts instantly into an open-face configuration. Utilizing an enlarged lock release button to facilitate easy handling with gloves on, the Neotec’s lightweight chin bar and face shield rotate with smooth precision on a single axis point, yielding the seamless versatility of a true two-in-one design.
360° PIVOT LOCKING SYSTEM: SHOEI’s proven 360° Pivot Locking System is road tested and made of high quality stainless steel components to ensure a safe and secure closure when the Neotec’s chin bar is in the down, locked position.
CNS-1 SHIELD: Wider and taller than the CX-1V that it replaces, the CNS-1 protects from 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays, and Shoei’s 3D injection-molding process ensures a distortion-free view throughout the entire field of vision. Coupled with the Neotec-exclusive QR-N base plate system, shield changes and base plate function have never been smoother.
PINLOCK® ANTI-FOG SYSTEM: The all-new Neotec comes equipped with a Pinlock® Fog-Resistant System, offering the most effective anti-fog protection in existence. A simple, one-step installation process makes every Pinlock® lens easy to install.
SUN SHIELD: The Neotec’s built-in QSV-1 sun shield gives riders instant relief from sun glare in one quick motion. A large, easily located switch activates the 3D injection-molded inner shield, and the distortion-free, anti-fog, scratch-resistant view blocks 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays just like the CNS-1 external shield that lies ahead. Unique to the Neotec, the forehead area of the outer shell is raised slightly to accommodate the internal sun shield, allowing for the integrity of the helmet’s inner EPS liner to remain intact.
VENTILATION: Utilizing Shoei’s wind tunnels to help reveal the optimal balance between airflow and silence, Shoei engineers equipped the all-new Neotec with a large lower vent shutter for ease of use with riding gloves, a strategically-placed, three position upper vent for optimal air intake, uniquely-positioned upper exhaust outlet vents to take better advantage of negative pressure suction, and a dual-layer EPS liner with cooling air channels… All yielding dramatically-improved cool-air intake and hot-air expulsion.
LINER SYSTEM: The Neotec is equipped with a fully removable, washable, and replaceable interior system. The 3D center pad components are three-dimensionally shaped to match the contours of a rider’s head, allowing for an extremely comfortable fit while maintaining the firm hold necessary for distraction-free, high-speed riding. The Neotec’s multi-layer cheek pads are available in different thicknesses for a customizable fit.
This video provides an in-depth view of some of the features of your Neotec helmet and explains how to install and replace some of the components of the helmet such as the shield, chin curtain and breath guard. Just hit your back button when you’re done watching.