It’s starting to look a lot like the holidays everywhere you turn. From malls to online advertisements, the holidays are officially upon us. In order to celebrate this joyous occasion, we though it would be a great idea to give something back to our loyal fans. Starting now, or yesterday even, we officially launched our Holiday Helmet Giveaway on our Facebook page. We are giving away a Shoei RF-1100 to one lucky fan. All you have to do to enter the contest is “like” our Facebook page and fill out the submission form. If you are already one of our fans, simply go to this link and fill out the form.
Contest will end on December 25, 2011 at 11:59 pm and winners will be announced on January 1, 2012. We hope you take advantage of this great giveaway.
By far, one of the most important pieces of equipment one can own as a biker is a helmet. With so many options on the market, how do you know you aren’t just buying into hype? That’s where we come in.
When we got our hands on the Shoei RF-1100 we were instantly impressed with its superb build. Available both in solid colors and with eye-catching designs, we began to feel that if there were any one helmet to own, this one should be it. Here’s our breakdown:
Previously, there was some belief that Shoei would be changing the internal shape of the RF-1100, but we quickly realized otherwise. One change we did notice was the helmet’s shell; it’s a bit larger than the RF-1000. Per Shoei, the RF-1100 comes in five different shell sizes.
When testing the chin and top vents, the RF-1100 opened and closed with ease which made for all-around good air flow. Without a doubt, there is a noticeable difference in air circulation when the vents are open and closed. Great news considering many helmets we’ve tested don’t appear to offer much of a difference in this area. If ventilation is a key selling point for you, this helmet has you covered.
The face shield was also impressive, equipped with all things necessary for a proper fit, snug feel and a trouble-free removal mechanism.
Quality and Score
The RF-1100 comes with an first-rate five-year warranty, meets the Department of Transportation’s Safety Standards and is Snell approved. Buyers will certainly get some bang for their buck with this purchase, as it is just as impressive as its pricier counterparts. We rate the Shoei RF-1100 as “Excellent”.
If you love this helmet as much as we do and feel it’s a must have, check it out at Extrememoto.com.