What does it take to build the best helmets on the planet? How about building a state-of-the-art wind tunnel that can generate rain? Why not, right?
That’s what Shoei did when they built their new wind tunnel. The helmet industry has changed dramatically over the last few years. With more brands popping up and advancements in safety technology making helmets smarter than ever before.
Aerodynamics are less critical for street helmets. But more than just looking great. What riders also want is comfortable airflow.
And this is why Shoei developed a low-temperature wind tunnel that recreates. The typical wind conditions you’d experience during cool months on the road.
The RF-1400/NXR-2 and the Neotec II are both dual-sport lids featuring a chin curtain. And breath guard, as well as a built-in rain shield.
The GT-Air II provides the most comprehensive weather protection of Shoei’s full-face helmets.With a unique brow vent designed to provide enough airflow to prevent fogging.
Replicate various weather conditions
The RF-1400/NXR-2 and the Neotec II are both dual-sport lids featuring a chin curtain and breath guard. As well as a built-in rain shield.
The GT-Air II provides the most comprehensive weather protection of Shoei’s full-face helmets, with a unique brow vent designed to provide enough airflow to prevent fogging.
Today, Shoei moved to further cater to these riders by installing their new wind tunnel. The wind tunnel is designed to replicate various weather conditions while keeping test subjects comfortable at -5 degrees C (23 degrees F).
The test tunnel consists of two main parts: a good high room where the test subjects are secured onto saddles on a platform and an adjoining control room.
The engineers can then provide accurate data about ventilation and cooling performance.
In this new wind tunnel, Shoei can simulate all kinds of road conditions to make sure each product comes to work best for a rider in a wide range of weather and conditions.
Shoei is innovative and always looking to improve and come off the update of the RF-1400 in December. And is getting ready for its latest development – the Shoei Low Temp Wind tunnel.