July 5 2010.

A new Shoei helmet on the market always means a few more innovations in the world. With the Qwest, Shoei brings a new generation of helmets to the market. This premium helmet is the logical further development and takes the needs of touring bikers into consideration: light weight, comfortable fit and minimal noise level.

The Qwest is 60.3% quieter than the Shoei Raid-II model (equivalent to 2.2db).
This effect is obtained by aerodynamic optimisation - in order to obtain an optimal shell shape, Shoei built a new state of the art wind tunnel. The complex shape of the helmet ensures ideal aerodynamics because the noise level is reduced to a surprising minimum.

By using four shell sizes for seven helmet sizes, Shoei make an optimal fit for every head size possible. The Qwest has a weight of just 1400g (+/- 50) at size "M". and the spoiler integrated into the shell eases strain on the neck and ensures long lasting comfort. The ventilation system of the Qwest is a completely new development - larger top and lower air intakes have been repositioned. The two rear ventilation holes are also new: warm used air is not just exhausted but sucked out by low pressure. One important thing must not be forgotten: the world outside the helmet. Shoei newly developed CW-1 visor technology with its Q.R.S.A. system guarantees automatic sealing and an extra wide field of vision: a plus in safety and specially panorama friendly for touring bikers.

The Qwest will be available at a suggested retail price starting at £259.99, raising to £339.99 for the graphic models. This means that riders now have another entry point into the Shoei helmet brand in these worsening economic times - allowing them to appreciate the technology, fit and safety features employed in Shoei helmets.

The Qwest features the Shoei AIM+ structure, which is made up of 6 layers of fibres to ensure maximum strength and flexibility. The Qwest visor system is the revolutionary, now standard, CW-1 visor system that was first debuted on both the rated XR-1100 and X-Spirit-II models and which gives 30% more vision. The visor comes with a Pinlock fog-free lens.

The Qwest will be available in Black, Light Silver, Matt Black, Gloss White as well as two graphic models in sizes XXS-XXL.

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The Shoei Assured Service Centre network, launched in 2009, has been a fantastic success - with 137 stores throughout the UK now offering the best service by fully trained technical staff offering assistance and advice when choosing a Shoei Premium Helmet and ensure the best fitting and most suitable helmet available.

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