Shoei GT-Air Helmet; Why Is it Still Popular 4 Years Later?


The Shoei GT-Air Helmet was released in 2013. Even though it has been nearly 4 years since its release date, yet it’s considered to be one of the most popular premium helmets.

There’s no room for questioning the credibility of Shoei as a motorcycle helmet brand. But, is goodwill the only reason behind this model’s sustainability?

We decided to take you through a quick review of the Shoei GT-Air motorcycle helmet. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you shall decide yourself whether it deserves to be one of the top motorcycle helmets within its category.

Shoei GT-Air Helmet Material.

The Shoei GT-Air is engineered using an Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM) system. In English, the manufacturer combined high-performance fiber materials with elastic organic fibers. As a result, the shell’s most significant features are rigidity and ultra light-weight.

The Aerodynamics.

The helmet was tested under extreme conditions in Shoei’s wind tunnel in Japan. Yet, the engineers didn’t totally rely on numbers and machines when it comes to the aerodynamics design; professional riders’ feedbacks were taken into consideration too.

The Shoei GT-Air has a molded air spoiler that reduces the pressure on your neck in case you decided to go a little bit speedy (by a little bit we do mean insanely speeding ).

The Ventilation.

According to riders’ feedbacks, this helmet is one of the best options on the market when it comes to effective ventilation. The upper tunnel allows maximum volume of air flow and performance behind wind screens.

Moreover, the lower air intake vent reduces defrosting and fogging. Rear exhaust vents work like a charm, leaving no chance for heat to build up.

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The Interior.

If you own a Shoei-GT Air helmet, then you have already experienced the luxury of its “salon”.  A 3-D Max-Dry center pad, along with multi-layered polyurethane foam cheek pads (removable ones). The interior is Eyeglass compatible too.

Another great future that many riders underestimate its importance (including you of course) is the Emergency Quick Release System (E.Q.R.S). We all experience bad days while riding and don’t expect all medics to be helmet experts when it comes to its removal.

An Exceptional shoei gt air Sun Shield Visor.

If you are searching for an internal sun visor with HD image resolution that will both protect you and provide a clear image. Then, search no more. A Built-in QSV-1 sun shield that meets the ANSI Z80.3-2010 standard for non-prescription glasses.

Forget About the Lousy Noise.

Mix the distinctive aerodynamics, ventilation and interior features that were previously mentioned. What do you get? An extremely quite Shoei-GT Air motorcycle helmet.  Probably one of the quietest helmets you can ever have.

The chin curtains and the Dual-Ridge window bead contribute significantly to the noise reduction feature.

Why Popular 4 Years Later After Production?

Our evaluation is as follows:

-    Great inner sun visor quality.

-    Excellent noise reduction feature.

-    Rigid and ultra-lightweight shell (3.67 lbs).

What Are the Downsides?

Well, it’s only DOT certified. We can’t really tell why Shoei didn't go for the rest.

The Shoei GT Price.

Well, according to our grading system ($,$$,$$$), the Shoei GT helmet can take a $$$ (that’s an estimate at the time of publishing this article). Yes, it’s a little bit expensive. But, you can clearly tell the difference between a $200 and a Shoei Helmet.


Want to Check Further Shoei Options?

More options? No Problem!

Hopefully, our review answered the mystery behind this model's fame. If you are looking for a cheaper alternative to the Shoei GT- Air, take a look at the Scorpion EXO-1000.