But, the main question I will answer in this review will be: Is this the best full face motorcycle helmet for you? Let’s find out!
Shoei NXR 2 Features
Design and Features
The Shoei NXR 2 is an evolution of the existing NXR helmet and comes with several significant improvements.
The most noticeable changes are in the visor and ventilation. The CWR-F2 visor is all-new and comes with a central lifting tab.
The new mounting base plates for the visor allow for a small amount of air to flow in, making it an improvement over the current NXR.
Additionally, the visor has Vortex Generators on each side, which are designed to smoothen the flow of air and make the ride quieter.
The helmet meets a new safety standard, ECE 22.06, which will replace the existing standard in Europe. The NXR 2 is slightly bigger than the outgoing NXR, likely due to the extra protection material required to meet the new test standards.
The weight is also increased by a small margin. The medium-sized NXR 2 weighs in at 1423 grams, which is approximately 110 grams more than the outgoing helmet in the same size.
The Pinlock Max Vision insert protects the visor from misting, and it’s a Pinlock Evo, the highest grade of insert in terms of moisture protection, supplied in the box with the helmet.
Shoei’s work in the wind tunnel has paid off with the ventilation system on the NXR 2. It has four vents – the one at the front and center pulls in a massive amount of air, and the two sliders either side of it are also good.
The effect of the vents isn’t quite as noticeable as the front vent, but they work in tandem to pull in cooling air.
The vent on the original NXR is excellent, but the NXR 2 is even better, with a new chin vent that is easy to operate and brings in a lot of air.
Once the air enters the helmet, it moves through channels in the impact liner and exits through the extractors in the rear spoiler, which are permanently open. This is a change from the outgoing NXR, which had switches to allow riders to close the exhaust vents.
The Shoei NXR 2 meets the new ECE 22.06 safety standard, which will replace the existing standard in Europe.
The helmet’s shell is made from the same Advanced Integrated Matrix, a series of different fibers that balance light weight and impact protection.
This full-face helmet has four shell sizes, the smallest covering XXS to S, and the largest covering XL to XXL.
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What I Liked and Didn’t Like
I liked the helmet’s fit and field of view, as well as the effectiveness of the transitions shield. However, I found the cheek pads to be too tight, which may have caused the wind noise I was getting.
I do have a sort of round, oval head, so maybe that’s what caused the noise.
I would have preferred a tinted visor to come with the helmet and that it was compatible with other comm units.
Despite being expensive, I think this helmet is worth the investment. The ideal customer for the NXR 2 is someone who prioritizes comfort, fit, and ventilation in a motorcycle helmet and is willing to invest in a high-quality product.
Features and Benefits
|CWR-F2 Visor with central lifting tab
|Improved airflow and smoother ride, easier to use visor
|Vortex Generators on visor
|ECE 22.06 safety standard
|Improved safety and protection
|Pinlock Max Vision insert
|Improved airflow and smoother ride, easier-to-use visor
|Improved ventilation and airflow
|Increased airflow and cooling
|Advanced Integrated Matrix shell
|Lightweight and impact protection
|Four shell sizes
|Provides a better fit for a wide range of head sizes
|Permanently open rear spoiler extractors
|Efficient airflow and ventilation, no need to adjust vents
The Shoei NXR 2 helmet is an excellent sports helmet that builds on the existing NXR’s design and features.
The improvements in ventilation, visor, and safety standards make it a compelling option for riders looking for a top-quality helmet.
Although the price is higher than many other helmets on the market, the Shoei NXR 2 is worth the investment, and riders will appreciate the added protection, comfort, and convenience features that come with it.
How Quite Is The Shoei NXR 2?
Is the NXR2 the same as the RF-1400?
The RF-1400 uses Shoei’s AIM+ shell, whereas the NXR2 does not. Despite this difference, both helmets are high-quality and score around 4 stars when tested by SHARP.
Is the Shoei NXR the same as a RF-1200?
How much does a Shoei NXR2 medium weigh?
Does the Shoei NXR 2 have a built in intercom?
What is the SHARP rating for the Shoei NXR 2?
Does the Shoei NXR 2 have a Photochromic Visor?
Yes, the Shoei NXR 2 helmet has a photochromic visor option called the CWR-F2PN. The CWR-F2PN visor is Pinlock ready and easy to install.
What Sizes Are Available In The Shoei NXR 2?
The Shoei NXR 2 helmet is available in different sizes depending on the outer shell and inner shell. The outer shell comes in 4 or 5 sizes, depending on the source, while the inner shell is available in 7 sizes . The specific sizes available are XXS-S, M, L, XL-XXL, and XXXL.
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