Hot off the assembly line, we are excited to announce all new eye-catching graphics for the Shoei Sport and Race helmet line-up! We welcome two new additions to the heralded Shoei X-12 family, while the Shoei RF-1100 receives five more options into the fold.
Expected in early 2013, the X-12 now pays homage to provisional Moto2 World Champion, Marc Marquez, with the Shoei X-12 Marquez Helmet. Marquez quickly rose through the 125cc class and won the championship there in 2010. This year, he is expected to take the gold for Moto2. Next year, Marquez has a seat warmed for him on a MotoGP bike by retiring World Champion, Casey Stoner. However, regardless of your opinion of these awesome racer dudes, the Marquez helmet looks sweet in an angular red/white/blue colorway.
(see also: Shoei X-12 Marquez Motegi Helmet)
Next up, the Shoei X-12 B-Boz offers a similar theme in a more patriotic style. The B-Boz also comes in red/white/blue, but is less angular and adorned with stars and stripes. Born from a racing heritage, either of these helmets will keep you safe, fast, and noticed on the track.
If you can't wait until 2013, hone your 'want-o-meter' on the new RF-1100 helmets, which will be available much sooner. Following a recent trend in High-Viz colors and patterns, the Shoei RF-1100 Glacier Helmet comes in a classic striping reminiscent of the cafe racer regime. Set on a matte-black body, this high contrast and stylish graphic will also keep you seen on the roadways.
For the more fiendish rider, check out the Shoei RF-1100 Diabolic Feud Helmet. Bold, black and white designs in a gothic vogue will make this a popular choice for the murdered-out street and sport riders of 2013.
Also in black and white, the Shoei RF-1100 Elektro paints a different scene with high-tech tidbits that seem to reference the audiophile in all of us. While you should always wear ear-plugs, now onlookers and bystanders will be forced to do the same!
Moving back the the cafe racer genre, the Shoei RF-1100 Rollin helmet takes classic striping and combines a checkered flag edging to the design. Also laid on matte-black, this high-contrast colorway promises to keep you rollin' -- get it?
Following a recent branding theme in the major manufactures, the Shoei RF-1100 Transmission helmet proudly displays the "SHOEI" brand name in bold capital lettering across the side and back of the helmet. Others, like Bell and HJC, have incorporated this idea into their helmets, however, Shoei seems to do a better job of weaving their name into this beautifully designed graphic.
If you like what you see, keep browsing our entire Shoei 2013 line-up at RevZilla.com.