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Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet


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Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Review and Sizing Info from STG

  • Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Weight The Shoei RF-1200 Helmet Weighed 3.5 lbs in a size Medium on our shipping scale.
  • Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Sizing We feel the Shoei RF-1200 Helmet has an Intermediate Oval Shape, while offering a sport / race fit with on / off effort similar to the Icon AirFrame Pro, Shoei RF-1100 and Bell Star (2016 and up) Helmets. Comparing the on / off effort to the Shoei X-12 and X-14 Helmets we find the RF-1200 is a bit easier. Using Van as the benchmark he measures 58cm with an Intermediate Oval Head Shape which per the Shoei Helmet Size Chart puts him in a medium. In his opinion The size Medium RF-1200 Helmet delivers a true sport / race fit that runs pretty consistent with the Icon AirFrame Pro, HJC RPHA 11 Pro, Shoei X-12, Shoei X-14, Shoei RF-1100, AGV Corsa / Pista (medium small) Bell Race Star and Bell Pro Star Helmets in the same size (medium). The HJC RPHA 11 Pro Helmet requires a little less on / off effort with a fit that feels just a touch looser than the RF-1200.
  • Shoei RF-1200 Helmet Performance Van's opinion: The Shoei RF-1200 Helmet is vents well in most any position which allows it to be effective on most any style of bike. Shoei’s wind tunnel development efforts are evident with the low noise levels (we always suggest wearing ear plugs) and stability at most any speed on the street or track. The field of vision is similar to the X-14 Helmet (without having made the adjustment to the interior) offering a wide open view in all directions. In a race tuck the field of view with the 1200 is close to more track focused helmets, making it one of the best if you are looking to use it on the street and track. Overall quality is class leading, others are close with Shoei maintaining a slight edge.
  • Who is this helmet right for? The Shoei RF-1200 Helmet is a great choice for street riders, track day riders and racers. By design this helmet delivers solid performance from race tuck positions to fully upright. Purpose built for motorcycle riders that demand premium performance and quality.
  • Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Certification Snell 2015 and DOT Approved.
  • Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Shell Sizes The Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet uses 4 Shell Sizes with 4 EPS Liner Sizes to reduce the size of the outer shell as well as deliver an optimal fit.
  • Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Included Accessories This helmet comes with a Clear Shoei CWR-1 Pinlock Ready Shield, a Chin Curtain, a Breath Guard, Pinlock EVO Clear Insert and a Shoei Helmet Bag (Transitions as well as tinted shields are optional and sold separately).
  • STG Factory Ride Guarantee The Shoei RF-1200 Helmet is a product we believe in and support with our STG Factory Ride Guarantee. This item includes FREE Shipping for Exchanges and enchanced product support from Team STG. Offer available for US Domestic Orders only. Click here for program details.

The Shoei RF Series Helmets began with the RF-105 (this dates back to 1985, I was in my sophomore year of high school - Van), to the RF-200, 700, 800, 900, 1000, 1100 and now the RF-1200. Each model in the series delivers significant improvements in helmet technology and of course safety. The Shoei RF-1200 Helmet is a true Premium Helmet that delivers a lot of bang for the buck and is really the back bone of the Shoei sales. We have found this helmet to deliver top shelf performance while riding most any street / road motorcycle on the street or the race track. With the RF-1200 Helmet you get comfort, plenty of ventilation, stable aerodynamics, low noise levels and quality. Quality of engineering, materials used and assembly is the category we feel Shoei leads everyone in (to be fair the other top level helmet brands offer excellent quality so the difference is not huge in most cases). The RF-1200 Helmet is an excellent choice for riders looking for a premium helmet with prices that start under $500.

Shoei RF-1200 Helmet Technical Features:

Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Ventilation

Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Ventilation

  • Optomized in the Shoei Wind Tunnel to deliver the best balance of ventilation, silence and aerodynamics
  • A 3 position lower shutter vent is designed to be used easily while wearing motorcycle gloves
  • For optimal air intake and flow three upper vents are used
  • Negative pressure suction through four upper exhaust vents for air exchange
  • Overall improvement of air intake and exhaust
Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet 3D Max-Dry Interior System II

Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet 3D Max-Dry Interior System II

  • The RF-1200 Interior is removable, washable, replaceable and adjustable
  • Shoei's Max-Dry System II liner material absorbs and dissipates sweat twice as fast as traditional nylon
  • Cheek pads are available in multiple sizes and can be used to customize the fit of the helmet
  • Shoei uses 3D Design matching the contours of a rider's head
Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet CWR-1 Shield

Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet CWR-1 Shield

  • Protects from 99% of the sun's damaging UV rays
  • 3D injection-molding ensures distortion-free view throughout the entire field of vision
  • Ribs on top and bottom edge improve rigidity and eliminate bending
  • Enhanced shield locking mechanism
  • Pinlock® EVO prepared shield and clear insert come standard
Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Multi-Ply Matrix AIM+ Shell

Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Multi-Ply Matrix AIM+ Shell

  • 4 Shell sizes and 4 EPS Liner sizes are used to dial in exterior size and internal fit of the RF-1200
  • Six-ply matrix proprietary technology employed
  • Hand-laid interwoven layers of fiberglass with organic fibers and resin
  • The net result is Shoei's strongest, lightest, most elastic shell
Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Dual-Layer EPS

Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Dual-Layer EPS

  • Provides enhanced impact absorption by utilizing varying densities of foam
  • Allows cooling air to travel unrestricted through tunnels created in the EPS
  • Precise placement of multi-density EPS material yields a more compact, lightweight design
Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Quick Release Cheek Pad System

Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Quick Release Cheek Pad System

  • Allows emergency medical personnel to easily and safely remove the cheek pads from an injured rider's helmet
  • Helmet can be gently removed from an injured rider's head with minimal load placed on rider's neck
Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet QR-E Base Plate

Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet QR-E Base Plate

  • Facilitates quick and smooth shield changes
  • Shoei's patented spring-loaded technology ensures a wind and waterproof seal
  • Strengthened springs for more precise functionality
  • Five-stage rotating dial for shield/base plate fine-tuning
Shoei RF-1200 Helmet Warranty

Shoei RF-1200 Helmet Warranty

  • Your Shoei helmet is covered under warranty for five years from purchase date or seven years from the date of manufacture, whichever comes first. The warranty covers all manufacturing defects. Please note that damage caused by the consumer, (i.e. dropping the helmet, etc., ) is not covered under warranty.


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Shoei RF-1200 Helmet Review from SportbikeTrackGear.com

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    Shoei RF-1200 Valkyrie Helmet Graphics Review from Sportbiketrackgear.com
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  1. Best Overall Helmet 5 Star Rating

    Posted by on 4th May 2017

    The colors and finish are superb - as others have said, it looks even better in person. The fit is snug yet comfortable, firm and pliable at the same time. The visibility is top-notch, providing a really wide view that doesn't leave me needing any more. I've only had the helmet on a few short rides so I can't speak to long-ride comfort, but it's not a touring helmet. That's why they have the Qwest. I love this RF-1200 so far, and it was a really tough decision between this and a Bell Star and Race, but the graphics were too much to pass up for me compared to the Star limited options. The sizing is pretty accurate, I measured at 22 3/4" and sizing chart said near larger end of Medium, so I went with the Large and for me it feels perfect. I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again, and even though it's not cheap - it protects your head. Save money in other areas, not head safety. Plus, STG bucks basically means I'm getting paid to buy something, and that can go towards a visor or other items.

  2. Didn't think one helmet could do it all, but the RF-1200 can. 5 Star Rating

    Posted by on 29th Mar 2016

    This was basically replacing my street helmet and my previous track helmet. I was a little worried it was be too middle of the road to do both well, but it's phenomenal. Super stable at speed doing head checks. A bit of wind noise, but I always ride with ear plugs. My X-12 was a very snug medium for the track. I got the RF-1200 in a medium and it's somehow more comfortable and more secure. This thing doesn't move at all at speed. I guess I just have a Shoei head.

    The Valkyrie graphic is much prettier in person and has a lot of metal flake in it.

  3. shoei rf1200 5 Star Rating

    Posted by on 29th Dec 2015

    Have been reading about upgrades from RF1100 to RF1200. Brought the Bell RS-1 due to the price. It's a very good helmet, but for me it's just not a Shoei. Just can't beat Shoei's graphics and technology. All the reviews are spot on in regards to the RF1200. The price is more, but well worth it. I got the Valkerie - awesome!. Evan at Sportbiketrackgear was a pleasure to work with.