Shoei VFX-W Maelstrom Helmet

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***Video Reviews***

Shoei Safety Helmet Corporation prides itself in producing the best helmets that technology will allow, and never before has that been more evident than with the all-new VFX-W. The absolute pinnacle of all off-road helmets, the VFX-W is the result of countless hours of conceptualization, R&D, and testing with the most hard-nosed critics of all our professional racing team. Drenched with state of the art new features, no stone was left unturned during its development. With safety, performance, comfort, and styling all critical factors, the VFX-W is perfect in every detail, as it ushers in the future of helmet technology with the type of quality that only Shoei is known for.

ADVANCED INTEGRATED MATRIX PLUS (AIM+) SHELL

  • Aggressive new design with incredible styling
  • Fiberglass and organic fibers combine to create the perfect balance of lightweight and optimal rigidity
  • Brand new forming technology utilized to achieve aggressive angles with consistent shell thicknesses
  • Larger eye port to facilitate today's larger-framed goggles
  • Aggressive new design with incredible styling
  • Fiberglass and organic fibers combine to create the perfect balance of lightweight and optimal rigidity
  • Brand new forming technology utilized to achieve aggressive angles with consistent shell thicknesses
  • Designed to exceed stringent demands of Snell and DOT
  • Four shell sizes ensure the perfect fit

DUAL LAYER EPS LINER

  • Dual layer liner yields enhanced impact absorption by adjusting thickness and density in key areas
  • Inner liner features air channels for efficient cooling
  • Impact-absorbing EPS liner throughout the entire chin bar

V-430 "SLEEK" VISOR

  • Developed by Shoei's sponsored riders
  • Lengthened for additional protection from sun and roost
  • Adjustment slot lengthened for greater versatility
  • Plastic hardware is utilized for easier visor breakaway during impact
  • Includes a matte black strip to reduce glare
  • Channels cooling air into the dual-layer EPS liner for supeior ventilation

3-D MAX LINER SYSTEM

  • Polyurethane foam pads are three dimensionally formed for a perfect fit
  • Proprietary synthetic fiber absorbs and exhausts sweat 2X faster than conventional nylon
  • Liner is removable, adjustable, and washable

EMERGENCY QUICK RELEASE SYSTEM (EQRS)

  • Mechanical tabs disengage cheek pads for easy removal by emergency medical personnel
  • Helmet can be removed with minimum load to rider in emergency situations

VENTILATION SYSTEM

Developed in SHOEI’s in-house wind tunnel to realize optimal vent port shapes, sizes and locations, the VFX-W’s advanced ventilation performance has been optimized to excel in the demanding confines of off-road and motocross environments.

  • Improved air intakes are located in mouthpiece, forehead, and through scoops directing air into EPS liner
  • Seven exhaust ports dispel hot air from the rear of the helmet
  • Vent openings are covered by wire mesh to prevent dirt from entering liner
  • Wind tunnel-tested for optimal vent port shapes, sizes, and locations
  • Vent ports maximize airflow and improve negative air pressure exhaust suction for dramtically-improved cool-air intake and hot-air expulsion
  • Optimized to excel in the demanding confines of off-road and motocross environments

SHELL INTEGRATED AERODYNAMICS

Through a state-of-the-art shell forming technology exclusive to SHOEI, the VFX-W incorporates the aerodynamic advantages of a spoiler into its shell, and consistent shell thickness guarantees the proper strength and weight of each and every helmet.

  • Exclusive, state-of-the-art shell forming technology
  • Incorporates the aerodynamic advantages of a spoiler into the shell
  • Consistent shell thickness guarantees proper strength and weight

"SLEEK" MOUTHPIECE

  • Wind tunnel-refined to pull cooling air in through the cin bar
  • Wire mesh screen helps prevent roost from entering the mouthpiece
  • A strip of AIM+ shell material reinforces mesh screen and helps to reduce chances of larger intrusions
  • Sleek mouthpiece directs cooling air through a removable and washable foam filter
  • Removable, washable faom filter prevents roost, rocks, mud, and dust from entering the helmet

LARGE EYEPORT

  • Greater peripheral field of vision
  • Larger eyeport facilitates oversized goggles
  • Optimized to form a perfect goggle retention system

STANDARDS

  • Snell-M2010
  • DOT