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post #1 of 7 Old Feb 15th, 2007, 9:47 am Thread Starter
 
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Shoei rf1000 vs. x11

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I've decided on a shoei full face, both the rf1000 and the x11 fit equally well. Besides the removable lining on the x11, what are the differences of both? I'm not racing. I ride all year, all temps. Do these better air flow helmets allow much rain water in thru these vents?
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post #2 of 7 Old Feb 18th, 2007, 6:30 am
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I answered you here, where you asked this question in the Ergonomics & Rider Comfort section.

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1. the RF vents about 80% of what the X-11 does, but is a LOT noisier.
2. The X-11 starts at about $100 more than the RF
3. The RF tends to fit rounder heads a little better than oval heads, the x-11 the opposite
4. BOTH have removable padding, the RF cheek pads only (well, ok, you can take the top lining out, but it's not recommended), the X-11 has a kinda' combined cheek pad and top liner deal...meaning that it's easier to remove and wash, but also more expensive to replace or swap out
5. Both have killer graphics if you're willing to spend 20-33% extra

Again, try them both on, leave it on your noggin for at least fifteen mins in the store even if you feel like a moron (you will feel like a bigger moron if you spend close to $400 for a helmet and decide a day later you made a non-returnable mistake), and you might want to think one last time about the multi-tec that still is eligible for the deal of a lifetime group purchase--see riders gear on the forum.

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If you wear glasses the rf1000 is the only full face I have ever owned that I can put on and get my glasses on without getting frustrated. I really like the x11 but glasses are hard to get on.

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How does the wind noise compare between the Multitec, RF-1000, and the
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post #6 of 7 Old Feb 20th, 2007, 6:49 pm
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How does the wind noise compare between the Multitec, RF-1000, and the
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RF is the quietest, Multitec second, the X-11 sounds like two hair dryers in your ears, but it vents like a mo-fo.

one other thing, the RF is considerably heavier as well.


go here: http://www.shoei-helmets.com/

then go to a local dealer, try them on

if you like the multitec, take advantage of the group purchase in this section, if not, hunt EBay, helmet harbor and the vendors on this site, but as for the rest, it's like "do you like asians, brunettes or blondes?" Some of us will say "I like them all, as long as they are pretty and fit nicely without taking all my money" while others have specific preferences.


nuff said?

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I love my X-11 in Axxis Yellow. Its light weight saves my neck for nice long rides. If I have to use earplugs so be it, but I usually do not, and it is half the weight and twice the crash protection of many other helmets. Mine is 2 years old or so.

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