Shoei Qwest Universal Touring Helmet Unveiled [Video]
Also, Shoei has used a larger Lower Vent shutter for easier use with riding gloves; a strategically-positioned Upper Vent for optimal air intake, and uniquely-positioned Upper Exhaust Vents to take better advantage of negative pressure suction.
In addition to offering enhanced impact absorption by adjusting thickness and density in key areas, Shoei’s Dual-Layer EPS Liner allows cooling air to travel unrestricted through tunnels created in the EPS, further enhancing ventilation.
Interior comfort highlights include a 3D center pad, fully removable, washable, replaceable multi-layer cheek pads, and removable chinstrap covers. The 3D center pad components are three-dimensionally shaped to match the contours of a rider’s head. The helmet’s multi-layer cheek pads are available in six different thicknesses to allow riders to customize the fit of their new helmet.
Equipped with the innovative Quick Release Self-Adjusting (QRSA) base plate system, the Qwest features Shoei’s patented spring-loaded technology. The shield preset lever allows a rider to lock down his or her shield or crack the shield open just slightly to allow for additional airflow while on the go.
Speaking of, like the X-Twelve and RF-1100 models, the all-new Qwest comes equipped with the innovative CW-1 shield.
“Revolutionary noise-reduction technology, unsurpassed long-distance comfort, advanced ventilation performance, a light weight, balanced fit and feel, and over 50 years of helmet-building experience have combined to deliver the finest touring helmet known to man,” Shoei describes its latest helmet.
MSRPs for the Qwest are detailed below:
- Solid Colors: $349.99
- Metallic Colors: $369.99
- Graphics: $469.99