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Hello

I've been a Nolan helmet wearing snob since 2007. I always admired and secretly wanted a Shoei helmet. I finally made the switch and I wonder why it took me this long. The comfort is luxurious compared to any Nolan I've worn. I bought the Neotec 2 on close out from my local Cycle Gear. I'm on my maiden voyage but I had to stop for some biscuits and gravy 1st.

Y'all have a great day and thanks for reading my quick story. Update after my relocation ride to South Carolina.
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I made the short relocation. The Shoei made the trip easier to endure. It's quiet and doesn't bob my head around.
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Nice! I had a Shoei in the early 90s when I had my first scooter at age 15 (Honda Elite 80). Fast forward to now and I got my second scooter after a 30 year hiatus and another Shoei helmet. It was creepy the memories it brought back - the smell, the feel, etc. They really make a great and safe product.
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I was a Nolan user forever as well. I swapped over to Schuberth helmets. Much quieter and lighter. I also owned a Shoei, non-modular, in the past and liked it. I tried a Neotech on but liked the fit of the Schuberth a bit better.

But you can't go wrong with the Neotec. Top everything, no compromise on anything.
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Congrats, a nice looking helmet!

If I hadn't a head shaped like the Alien, a long oval, I'd probably have a Shoei GT-Air. Very similar to Neotec, without the flip-up feature.

Arai's models have the best fit for me, and they are very nice hand-made quality too, but I could do a bit less, with a bit lesser price tag - Shoei would be just perfect, with very high quality too.
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I had to laugh when I was walking out of the Cycle Gear. Old guy asked me what I rode. I told him a Vespa and he said what? I said the Italian scooter company and his eyes lit up and said oh, that Vespa. He said I just bought a $600.00 helmet just to ride a Vespa? I told him that I have a 3 million dollar head and the store employee laughed as I walked away. Was I too snarky?
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Baudler wrote:
..... I just bought a $600.00 helmet just to ride a Vespa? I told him that I have a 3 million dollar head and the store employee laughed as I walked away. Was I too snarky?
You can never be too much of a Vespa snob.
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In the UK about 30 yrs ago Bell Helmets ran the ad. "If you have a £10 head buy a £10 helmet"

Another Shoei Neotec owner here, I find it a do it all lid. Mines a Neotec 1
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Baudler,

You Dixie guys really like your biscuits and gravey/bacon. Nice Helment, nice Vesa, great breakfast.

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Baudler,

You Dixie guys really like your biscuits and gravey/bacon. Nice Helment, nice Vesa, great breakfast.

Bob Copeland
Bob. I'm from Roseau, if you don't know, look along the MN/Canada border.

Dad got me hooked on the B&G train.
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I had a Shoei helmet way back in 1985. It fit well and was comfortable and light weight (for a full face helmet in 1985). Helmets were pretty basic in those days. Not many comfort features. My Shoei was the first helmet I owned with ventilation ducts that you could open/close. Pretty high tech! ROFL emoticon
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Geez. I value my noggin, but I think every helmet I've owned has been HJC. 'Spose I'll have to buy a new one once I get the Vespa running again; the old ones have aged out. Might have to try on a Shoei or two and see if I can find one to fit my XXL oval melon. Most helmets I find seem to be made for Charlie Brown shaped heads.
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i do also have a Schuebert Helmet World tour model at least 15 year old. Maybe its time to try Shoei or Arai but flip open is a must for me.
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dersan wrote:
flip open is a must for me.
Then you'll have to ignore Arai - they don't do helmets with flip-up mechanisms.
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Bob. I'm from Roseau, if you don't know, look along the MN/Canada border.

Dad got me hooked on the B&G train.
When we lived in Bemidji it was hard to find a place that didn't insist on putting chicken stock in their sausage gravy, I even went as far as sharing my MIL's southern recipe and they wouldn't budge, so I ate better at home the five years we were there lol!
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