The new Shoei XR1100

The new Shoei XR1100


New Shoei XR1100 launched

By Rob Hull -


 30 June 2009 10:16

Shoei has today launched their new XR1100 to members of the world press in Barcelona, Spain.

Highlighted below are a few of the new features of the lid.

A brand new visor mechanism

The XR1100 has a suction seal concept to guarantee it is completely draft free. The visor, in comparison with the XR1000, has been enlarged to give a broader field of vision  and to allow for a larger pin lock visor.

New ventilation system

It incorporates a negative pressure system with a special extraction technology to guarantee the effective and continuous discharge of warm air, even at very low speeds. 

Adjustable inlet vents on the chin (with defroster), on the brow (2 vents) and on the back (4 outlet vents) make optimum climate control child's play. A special ventilation duct layout minimizes ventilation noise.

Remodeled aerodynamics

The aerodynamics were perfected in numerous laboratory and road tests. Sophisticated spoilers are integrated in the shell to optimise air flows, making the helmet extremely stable even at high speeds.

The helmet has a low-drag design plus a compact profile that considerably reduces wind noise.

New interior

All interior features have been redesigned to enhance XR-1100 wearer comfort. The helmet offers a 3D centre pad which comfortably encases the head. The centre pad, cheek pads and chin strap are all detachable and washable.

It will be available in several plain colours and a range of decors and graphics. It will be priced around the same as the current Shoei XR1000, the helmet it will replace.

For the full launch report, pick up a copy of the July 8 issue of MCN.