Matthias Walkner wins 2018 Dakar Rally
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Matthias Walkner entered the final timed special stage of the rally with a healthy 22-minute lead over his nearest competitor. Holding his nerve and completing the short 120km loop around the Argentinian city of Córdoba, the KTM 450 RALLY mounted rider did exactly what he needed to do to win the 2018 Dakar Rally. This victory, the first for an Austrian rider in the motorcycle class, is the 17th in a row for KTM, who have won each and every edition of the Dakar since the rally moved to South America in 2009.
Walkner wins Dakar Stage 10
Following a cancelled stage nine, the first day of racing in Argentina was a difficult one for all competitors. A 424km liaison brought riders to the beginning of today’s timed special – a 373km long route that twisted its way through the dunes and riverbeds of the Catamarca region before finding its destination at the city of Belén.
SRL Intercom for Neotec II
The SRL (SHOEI RIDER LINK) intercom system, jointly developed by SHOEI and SENA for the Neotec II, offers numerous functions and for the first time a complete integration of the communication system into the helmet shell.
Be part of the champion!
Last weekend Marc Márquez became MotoGP winner 2017 with six victories in the season earning him his sixth Worldchampionship title - all with a SHOEI helmet. Congratulations, champ! To celebrate the 24-year-old Catalan, SHOEI is currently offering four replica designs. Now everyone is able to get a little closer to the new champion - at least visually:
Big 6 - Marc Marquez wins 2017 MotoGP World Championship
Marc Marquez is the 2017 MotoGP World Champion after taking the third place in the final round of 2017 MotoGP season at Grand Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana.
The new NEOTEC II
The new NEOTEC II is the redesigned successor of the very successful NEOTEC. Every aspect of the helmet was improved, starting with the optimized visor system, over the ventilation to the integration of a communication system. All with the goal that you will be able to "merge with nature" even better.
The new VFX-WR
For almost a decade the Shoei VFX-W defined a new design language for off-road helmets. It became an icon of the sport and was copied by many companies. It was not easy to renew this exceptional helmet, but with the new VFX-WR Shoei set again a new benchmark for the functionality, the comfort and also the design of state of the art motor helmets.
The change - Interview Eugene Laverty (Milwaukee Aprilia)
2017 is not an easy season for Eugene. The 30-year-old irishman and former MotoGP racer is currently at 10th place of the Superbike World Championship. At the race in Assen/NL we had a little chat with him about the reasons and the differences between MotoGP and WorldSBK.
Overview of the available SHOEI visor tints
An important and interesting subject are the characteristics of the different visors and their tints. Based on the new SHOEI model „RYD“ we want to show the CWR-1 visors in his different versions.
All good things come in fours?
Marc Márquez faces his fifth season on the Repsol Honda team with the aim of retaining the MotoGP World Championship.
Interview Marc Márquez
Long time Shoei ambassador Alex Hofmann visited Marc Márquez in his museum to talk about his past season and the relationship to Shoei.
Smith dares to dream
Bradley Smith looks to Cal Crutchlow for inspiration for a maiden MotoGP win.
Who needs 9 lives?
If you follow the new custom movement that saw an incredible blast in the past years, chances are quite high that you have witnessed a strange looking motorcycle with a fairing that looks as if it comes directly from a 60s racetrack.
Out for the first time
Bradley Smith was out with his new KTM bike for the first time during the Valencia test. We asked him about his impression of the bike and the team.
Melero FMX World Champion 2016
On November 18th the last round of the FMX worlds was held in Gdansk/Poland. The new World Champion was already crowned with Spains Maikel Melero, who gained the 2016 title in front of Australias Rob Adelberg.
KTM goes MotoGP
In front of 80.000 fans the KTM testriders Mika Kallio and Alex Hofmann presented at the austrian Red-Bull-Ring in Spielberg the new RC16 racebike. We asked KTM motorsport captain Pit Beirer and testrider Alex Hofmann about the way of KTM into the MotoGP world.
X-Spirit III - Video tutorials
The new racing helmet ‚X-Spirit III‘ is the top-model of SHOEI and has plenty of innovative features and possibilities to make him fit perfectly. These five videos show all functions and explain them step by step.
Many of our fans requested it for years and finally here it is. The first clothing lineup from Shoei. Now you can express your feelings for the best helmets in the world even without wearing a helmet.
We’ve sent four J•O helmets to some of the best painters of the custom-scene to have their own idea of designing this great helmet. No special rules by SHOEI - just be creative. Now you can see the outcome and enjoy their work. Great job, ladies and gentlemen!
2 more years!
SHOEI Co., Ltd. announces the extension of the contracts with Marc Marquez for 2 years.
The living legend
For two weeks in June the world's focus is on a small island in the Irish Sea. The Isle of Man TT is the most incredible race that reduces riders and on lookers to their most basic instincts. It is a race that is regularly touched by tragedy where riders die in pursuit of going faster than most believe is possible. John McGuinness has seen both sides of the coin at the TT with 23 victories offering the highpoint in contrast to the number of friends and rivals that have met their end on the roads.
Shoei JO by El Solitario
This is what happens when the wolves lay their claws on the latest SHOEI J•O Helmet
Look behind the curtain
Shoei is well know for its racing activities. To give you a small insight on the work that goes into the MotoGP support, we followed our technician for a weekend in Jerez.
Interview Jeremy Seewer
The 21 year old swiss SUZUKI Factory MX2 rider has a great year so far and currently lays in a strong second place of the FIM Motocross World Championship behind KTM’s Jeffrey Herlings. So Seewer is „best of the rest“ after 7 of 18 races and while Jeffrey is hunting for records, Jeremy is always behind and keeps patient … waiting for his chance …