I've been wearing Shoei helmets since the early 80'sand the quality just keeps ascending to levels that impress me every new helmet. This is not just a few minor changes to the RF-1200, this FEELS like a brand new design. I'm not a fan of the of the new center button to get the shield up,, the button could be raised a bit more to feel it a little easier but other than that I absolutely this helmet. The ventilation is great compared to ALL previous Shoei's I've owned, I can honestly tell you I've had to close them on cooler days in Santa Cruz. Build quality is superb! I love this Lid and already dread the day it expires.