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Cycle News 2020 Issue 13 March 31

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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P80 PRODUCT REVIEW I T he modular helmet game has been hot- ting up over the last few years. What's that you say? Hotting up? Yes, like the weekly game of backgammon at the old folks' home, the modular helmet genre is now ultra- competitive, and no longer seen as the style of helmet for, well, old folks. Shoei has been a leader in the modular market for longer than most, with its Neotec and now Neotec II dominating sales for the past decade. It's a luxurious helmet, if ever a helmet could be considered as such. The Neotec uses a Shoei-exclusive five-ply matrix AIM shell and multi-piece EPS liner and ratchet closure strap, with multi-layer SHOEI NEOTEC II ROAD HELMET cheek pads with inbuilt noise isolators to reduce wind and ambient noise. The shell uses a three-po- sition upper air intake with new exhaust extractors for better cooling than on the old Neotec, with the shape clearly following the aero- dynamic lines of touring- focused RF1200. The Neotec II runs a drop- down tinted inner shield but is not yet equipped to run the Shoei CNS-2 transition lens. It is, however, able to run the Sena SEL Bluetooth communications system, Shoei calls SRL (Shoei Rider Link). This particular Bluetooth system has been The Shoei Neotec II helmet features a number of improvements over the original Neotec, including improved aerodynamics and sportier looks. (Below) A new dual locking system improves holding power when fully opened.

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