Sometimes when you see something you really do need to splurge. I was probably going to replace my helmet in the next 10-12 months, next June it will have been 5 years since my RF1100 was purchased. I wear my helmet a lot, probably more than the average seasonal rider. Teaching takes it toll with lots of wear, sweating, etc. Even with washing the headliner it still degrades the foam core. So the research process began, fullface versus modular. I am still concerned about modular helmets in a crash and worry about chinbar failure, I prefer a homogenous piece around my chin.
My RF1100 Helmet - Sylvain design
A few months back I did see this helmet in white, but was indecisive and waited too long - Boo! Some other lucky rider snatched it up.
This has a beautiful paisley inspired desigh with silver and purple and a touch of blue. Its not very reflective, going to remedy that with a bit of thin pin striping reflective tape around the base I think. I fell in love with it and it ticked all the boxes for safety and features, light weight, great shield, perfect venting, quiet, and comfortable.
This is an upgrade over my RF1100, they've changed the design, made it a bit sleeker, lighter, and changed the venting a bit. They have also added quick release emergency pull tabs for the cheek pads.Shoei has also included a pinlock visor, which was an added bonus.
Love this helmet!