By Wade Thiel
We reported on the Shoei GT-Air II a while back and now it’s officially coming to dealers in North America. Shoei recently sent us the press materials and announced the arrival of the new GT-Air II to dealers, so now we’re passing that info along to you.
As you likely know, the Shoei GT-Air II. It’s been around a little while now. The GT-Air II is a notable step forward. Shoei calls it “form and function refined.” In other words, the company took the GT-Air and made it better and added the roman numerals for two behind the name.
Make no mistake, though. Shoei didn’t just spruce up the helmet and come out with some fancy new marketing materials. The GT-Air II looks like it’s legitimately better than it was before. Among the improvements are a longer internal sun shield, a brand new “first position” for the visor to help ventilate the helmet, even better shielding from noise, improved aerodynamics, and prep for a Sena SRL2 communication system.
In addition to all that the helmet features three large intake vents and five exhaust vents for superb ventilation. The shell is a blend of fiberglass and organic resins. With all of the updates, I’d assume it will be one of the better helmets out there. We should get our hands on one of these at some point in the future for a full review.
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