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post #1 of 6 Old Feb 11th, 2007, 11:57 am Thread Starter
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Shoei Multitec shape question

I need a new helmet to replaced my damaged RF-1000, which fits great. I tried on the X-11 and it doesn't fit as well as the RF-1000. The local stores don't have Shoei Multitec helmets, so I'm asking:
Is the Multitec fit the same as the RF-1000?

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I remember reading one motorcyclists report that the X-11 is much like the Multitec. I wouldn't buy a Multitec unless you are certain or you are able to return it. Have you read these reviews? http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/shoei/x-eleven/ and http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/shoei/multitec/ and http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/shoei/rf-1000/
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Agreed...

I found the X-11 to be more OVAL shaped than the RF-1000, and the Multi-tec to be more round, but you're really gambling with big bucks if you don't try it on before purchasing...

and when you do, look at the thread in this group here and buy it via group purchase, save yerself $100...

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I remember reading one motorcyclists report that the X-11 is much like the Multitec. I wouldn't buy a Multitec unless you are certain or you are able to return it. Have you read these reviews? http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/shoei/x-eleven/ and http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/shoei/multitec/ and http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/shoei/rf-1000/
Yes, I read the reviews. I want second opinions before asking the group buy vendor whether they'd take it back if it doesn't fit.

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I found the X-11 to be more OVAL shaped than the RF-1000, and the Multi-tec to be more round, but you're really gambling with big bucks if you don't try it on before purchasing...

and when you do, look at the thread in this group here and buy it via group purchase, save yerself $100...

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Pete, thanks for arranging the group buy; it's the reason for my question. I found the RF-1000 to more round than the X-11, but significantly more oval than my Z1-R (which is so round it hurts my oval head).

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I've been an Arai Signet wearer for many years, but now that I live in a hotter climate, I decided I wanted a flip-up. Previously, every Shoei I'd tried on was too "round" and put pressure on my forehead. Not so with the Multitec. I was pleasantly surprised...the XL actually fit me better than my Arai Signet. Go figure. Haven't had a chance to spend much time on the road with it yet, since it just showed up the other day, but I plan to this week.

Since nobody within 100 miles of here has much stock of helmets, I decided to order three helmets from helmetcity.com, with the intention of returning the ones that didn't fit. Free shipping and no restocking fees on the returns. I've got the other two in the garage ready to ship back on Monday. I ordered the Multitec, Nolan N102 Ncom, and HJC Symax.

Here's my completely subjective rating of the three helmets. Understand I've been wearing fullface helmets for 28 years and Arai for probably twenty of those.

Comfort/fit:
1. Shoei
2. HJC
3. Nolan

Weight:
1. HJC 1667 grams
2. Shoei 1786 grams
3. Nolan 1855 grams

Ease of operation:
1. HJC
2. Shoei
3. Nolan (two buttons)

Apparent ventilation properties (pretty lame...put it on and stand in front of a fan):
1. Nolan
2. Shoei
3. HJC

Sense of quality (does it make weird noises when opening/closing and does it "feel" like it will protect well):
1. Shoei
2. Nolan
3. HJC -makes really cheap spring noises when closing and you have to push to make sure both sides are latched.

Style:
Tie...they're all good-looking hats.


Bottom line: they're all fine helmets, but I could definitely tell the difference between the HJC and the Shoei (which costs twice as much). Nolan is firmly in the middle. I really liked the nolan's quick-release chinstrap, but the liner contacted my ears and I just know it would irritate me after a few hours. The shoei felt the most like a solid full-face helmet.

YMMV

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