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Upcoming Sport-Touring Helmet Updates: Shoei Neotec 3 and GT-Air 3
Upcoming Sport-Touring Helmet Updates: Shoei Neotec 3 and GT-Air 3
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Shoei, the renowned Japanese helmet manufacturer, has revealed exciting enhancements for two of its highly sought-after helmets, the Neotec 3 and GT-Air 3. However, there's a small hitch – as of now, these helmets are not available for purchase in North America.

Neotec 3
89300564faff5b93df4.pngThe Neotec 3 takes the baton from its predecessor, the Neotec 2, as a flip-front helmet with the ability to securely lock in both the closed and open positions. Importantly, it complies with the latest European helmet homologation standards (ECE 22.06), regardless of its configuration. Beyond this, it builds upon the tried-and-true design principles that have made the Neotec series a hit among riders. Notably, it's Pinlock-ready, complete with a Pinlock EVO included, and features a visor notch system that allows for a slight opening to combat fogging—a functionality often overlooked by other helmet manufacturers.

Shoei has also introduced a convenient micro-click buckle for the strap, replacing the traditional D-ring system. While some riders may have a preference for the old-school approach, the buckle system proves invaluable for those frequently donning and doffing their helmets, especially when wearing gloves.

Additional refinements include redesigned cheek pads aimed at reducing in-helmet noise and enhancing comfort. The Neotec 3 is available in sizes ranging from XS to XXL, with three shell sizes to choose from. Anticipate its arrival in North America by spring 2024.

GT-Air 3
35378864fb00124711f.pngDespite being Shoei's top-tier sport-touring helmet, the GT-Air 3 shares several features with the Neotec series. It adopts the same convenient micro-click buckle closure and sports the CNS-1C visor with two locking positions. With a primary focus on minimizing weight and maximizing airflow, the GT-Air 3 boasts an improved ventilation system and an impressively light claimed weight of 3.75 lbs. Attention to detail shines through, with tweaks such as revised vents and a new placement for Shoei's proprietary communication system.

Unlike the modular Neotec lineup, the GT-Air series maintains its non-modular design, catering to the sportier side of sport-touring enthusiasts. It has also been revamped to meet the latest ECE 22.06 regulations. Similar to the Neotec 3, expect the GT-Air 3 to become available in North America by the upcoming spring season.
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  • I like those helmets now the upgraded is not available here n da state, that sux
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