Over the last couple of years, SHOEI research and development has been focused mainly mainly on sports-oriented helmets.
The results are well known and leaders in their categories: VFX-W, one of the most popular popular professional motocross helmets that truly changed the shapes to come.
XR-1100, introduced 2009 as the new benchmark in sporty touring helmets. The same year SHOEI came up with X-Spirit II, the top-of-the-line racing helmet trusted by professional racers from MotoGP to World Super Bike.
In 2010 SHOEI made the decision to concentrate on the development of a new and ground-breaking touring helmet, a new concept that would keep the best balance of light weight and noise reduction for maximum comfort plus experience and knowledge from over 50 years development of quality motorcycle helmets for the highest level of safety while touring the road.