Shoei is a company that surpasses the norm and brings you a helmet like the VFX-W Scimitar to represent their commitment of providing superior safety and features, wrapped in a stylish shell. Shoei acknowledge the need for protection that matches the ever progressing sport of off road riding. The VFX-W Scimitar shell is constructed out of their AIM+ technology that combines fiberglass and organic fibers that require a laser to cut. This process ensures proper impact distribution. The Shoei VFX-W Scimitar helmet uses a dual-layer EPS liner that not only increases protection, it also produces a ventilation system to keep you cool. The dual-layer EPS liner varies in thickness and density to provide correct impact absorption. The EPS liner runs through the chin bar to increase impact absorption.The built in air channels on the inner liner keep fresh air moving through the VFX-W Scimitar. The countless hours spent on the Shoei VFX-W Scimitar helmet have allowed for the development of their unique Emergency Quick Release System (EQRS). The EQRS disconnects the cheek pads from the helmet to allow for the removal of the helmet during emergency situation, reducing any pressure to the rider. The interior of the Shoei VFX-W Scimitar helmet features the 3D Max-Dry liner system to keep the comfort level high. The padding has been produced out of polyurethane foam pads that have been formed for a perfect fit. Shoei uses a proprietary synthetic fiber which increases the movement of sweat over conventional nylon two times faster. The liner can easily be removed to wash and is also adjustable. Ventilation ports have been placed throughout the helmet to maximize air-flow. Intake ports have been placed in the mouthpiece, forehead and channels directly in the EPS liner. The seven exhaust ports allow for plenty of air to exit through the back of the helmet. Shoei installed wire mesh on the ventilation ports of the VFX-W Scimitar helmet to keep the dirt out. The "Sleek" mouthpiece on the Shoei VFX-W Scimitar maintains the reputation of high level durability. Wire mesh covers the ventilation opening to keep roost from entering the helmet which has been backed by a removable and washable foam filter. Shoei uses a strip of the AIM+ shell material in the mouthpiece to make sure nothing gets through. Shoei is confident in there product and offer a 5 year warranty on the VFX-W helmet line. The Shoei VFX-W Scimitar helmet comes with a soft nylon drawsting helmet bag.
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Can you put a price on your own head?
January 24, 2011
"This is by far the best helmet I've ever worn.
Great fit, light weight, super strong and breathes well.
I never understood what all the hype was about when it came to getting a high quality helmet. I figured they were all pretty much the same, that is until I put this one on. Now I realize that i should have listened to my friends earlier when they told me "All helmets are not created equal".
You can wear this helmet all day long and not get that head and neck fatigue that always seems to show up after a few hours of riding with the average helmet. My HJC would start bothering me after about 3 hours and my Scorpion would start at about 4. I've worn this one on all day rides that were well over 8 hours and never had a problem.
This helmet is fiberglass as opposed to the polycarbonate that cheaper helmets are made of. This translates into much lighter weight and also makes this helmet much stronger. Wanna see what I mean? Go to your local dealer and lift one up, you'll instantly feel the weight difference, then try squeezing the two sides of the mouth guard together. They barely move, try that with your $140 HJC and you'll see how much weaker it is, they just flex in and out easily.
Just my opinion but getting up from a nasty fall without a concussion is priceless... Those of us that have had that great experience know how bad it sucks!
I got the black and silver M/M graphics because it looks sick but you can get the plain black for about $150 less. Hope this helps.
Replacement spark arrestor for FMF Factory 4.1 and 4C exhaust. Note: If purchasing a Spark Arrestor Insert for CRF250R FMF Factory 4.1 Dual Exhaust, you must purchase the FMF Titanium Powercore S/A Insert. The Factory 4.1 Spark Arrestor will not work with the Factory 4.1 Dual Exhaust without that part. Note: NOT compatible with FMF Mini Factory 4.1 Exhaust.