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Japan helmet manufacturer SHOEI manufactured GT-AIR series with 1.46 kg weight from fibreglass material. Precision scales 1.617 kg average from 3 size L helmets.
Image/Test Copyright Sharp | SHOEI GT-AIR @8.5m/s
This model is tested in Sharp laboratories and received 3 stars. Important factor other than stars is impact zone diagrams which is colours. Frontal bone, coronal suture, parietal bone, lambdoidal suture regions have passed this test with green while squamous suture and temporal bone regions passed the test with orange and red colour. SHOEI GT-AIR has ECE REG 22.05 safety certificate. Every helmet that passes Sharp test has this certificate.
SHOEI GT-AIR can relatively fit to developing technology with visor lock system. Instead of quick release strap system, double-d ring strap system would be more secure. If you’re in the UK or Oz, it comes with a double-d ring strap system but in some territories, it comes with Shoei’s quick release fastener.
If we generalise user reviews for SHOEI GT-AIR, we can rate isolation of this helmet as 5.9 over 15. You should not be surprised with different reviews. This is because we all have different hearing, riding style, motorcycle types. We all ride on motorcycle with different wind protection level and we all have different speeds. Wind tunnel test conducted by COAU at 100km/h identified noise level as 94.0 dBA and scores this helmet with 15.98 over 20. If noise level is an important criteria for helmet selection, we recommend taking dB levels of COAU as reference and see also: quietest motorcycle helmets
For air circulation, there are multi-channel single ventilation channel on chin side, two ventilation channels on the top, and three ventilation outlet channels on the back. Aerodynamic structure of this helmet is rated 6.69 over 10 by COAU and ventilation structure is rated as 7.08 over 15 by COAU.
SHOEI GT-AIR has pinlock. Therefore, visor fog will not be a problem. If we generalise user reviews for SHOEI GT-AIR, we can rate wide field of view of this helmet as 15 over 15. Wide field of view may be similar in most of the helmets but vertical field of view is rarely similar. Therefore, vertical field of view should be considered as this is an important element. When you take position especially on sport motorcycle, you need as much as vertical field of view to see in front of you clearly. We can say vertical field of view of SHOEI GT-AIR is at above average. Vertical field of view of this helmet is rated 3.58 over 5 by COAU and visor wind proof level is rated as 5 over 5 by COAU. Built-in sun visor can be opened and closed with latch on the left-hand side of the helmet. As in some helmets, you cannot keep this built-in sun visor at certain level.
We can say that SHOEI GT-AIR is designed for Intermediate Oval head structure and fitness of this helmet is at medium level. From outside, helmet will look neither larger nor smaller than your head.
Size chart on SHOEI website
SHOEI GT-AIR has emergency kit, breath deflector, glasses grove, internal sun visor, speaker pockets, chin wind curtain, removable and washable cheek pads.
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I hit a deer going 65-70mph wearing my GT Air and went tumbling. Destroyed the helmet but I had zero head trauma, not even a headache. It was a comfortable and quiet helmet and the built in visor is clutch. I had the visor down when I crashed and had no issues. Vertical viability wasn't great for me in a tuck but otherwise loved this helmet and will buy another Shoei.