Shoei nxr 2

shoei nxr 2

What is the Shoei NXR 2?

Shoei NXR 2 helmet review The Shoei NXR 2 is, as the name would suggest, a replacement for the outgoing NXR helmet. The new helmet is, in concept, very similar to its predecessor. It is an upgrade in a number of quite notable ways, but the greatest change is that this helmet is accredited to the new, higher ECE 22-06 safety standard.

What helmets will fit the NXR 2 in 2021?

This is the only other helmet that, in 2021, will match the NXR 2 from a safety perspective. The Arai is a little rounder in terms of its internal shape than the Shoei. Some will better fit the Shoei; others the Arai.

Why did Shoei Europe switch from aim+ to nxr2 helmets?

One possible reason is that AIM-shelled Shoei’s tend to be a bit lighter than AIM+ helmets, so it’s just possible that Shoei Europe wanted to prioritise lighter weight? Just a thought – US helmets seem to be weighing around 1.7Kg whereas Shoei Europe are advertising the NXR2 as averaging around 1.4Kg, depending on your helmet size.

What is the difference between the NXR and NXR 2?

In terms of overall weight, the NXR 2 will come in a little bit heavier and larger than the previous model. In medium, the helmet weighs 1400 grammes. The original NXR weighed 1350 grammes. The 50 grammes difference is two ounces in old money; not a lot really. Shoei are saying that the increased weight comes down to the extra demands of 22-06.

What is the Shoei NXR 2 helmet?

The new Shoei NXR 2 helmet is a helmet that follows the line begun by its predecessor, a helmet that is considered an icon. For several reasons: mainly because both the NXR 2 (and its previous generation), are extremely versatile motorcycle helmets.

Who are the Shoei NXR 2 competitors in 2021?

It is the most direct competitor to the Shoei NXR 2, and it will be available six months before the Shoei. The nearest competitor to the Shoei is the Arai, as we have mentioned. This is the only other helmet that, in 2021, will match the NXR 2 from a safety perspective.

What is inside the Shoei NXR?

Inside the NXR, you’ll find Shoei’s Max Dry II liner. That’s a comfortable liner that’s moisture wicking, washable and antimicrobial. It features removable ear pads, so you can pluck those out if you’re fitting speakers from a comms unit.

How many shell sizes does the NXR 2 have?

One of the standout features of the NXR 2 is that the shell comes in four different sizes; and that is quite exceptional. Most premium helmets only come in three shell sizes. Whilst Shark’s helmets, for example, only come in two. The more shell sizes a helmet comes in, the easier it is to create a good fit.

What is the Shoei NXR 2 helmet?

The Shoei NXR 2 helmet is, as the name would suggest, a replacement for the outgoing NXR helmet. The new helmet is, in concept, very similar to its predecessor. It is an upgrade in a number of quite notable ways, but the greatest change is that this helmet is accredited to the new, higher ECE 22-06 safety standard.

Who are the Shoei NXR 2 competitors in 2021?

It is the most direct competitor to the Shoei NXR 2, and it will be available six months before the Shoei. The nearest competitor to the Shoei is the Arai, as we have mentioned. This is the only other helmet that, in 2021, will match the NXR 2 from a safety perspective.

Why is the Shoei NXR so uncluttered?

But Shoei have made everything else aerodynamic. Gone are unnecessary spoilers and indents. The NXR looks uncluttered because any clutter causes turbulence and turbulence causes noise. They’ve also thickened up the padding on the side of the helmet and cheek guards to try and insulate us from the noise.

Are Shoei aim helmets any good?

That said, Shoei AIM helmets typically score around 4 stars when SHARP test them, so it’s still a quality piece of helmet tech. Layers used in Shoei AIM helmets. One possible reason is that AIM-shelled Shoei’s tend to be a bit lighter than AIM+ helmets, so it’s just possible that Shoei Europe wanted to prioritise lighter weight?

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