Shoei GT-Air - Expanse (TC1)
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Shoei GT-Air - Expanse (TC1)
Shoei GT-Air Motorcycle Helmet
The GT-Air is Shoei’s jack-of-all-trades premium helmet, providing year-round performance, comfort and protection. Rigorously tested in their wind tunnel facility, Shoei engineers have refined the GT-Air’s design for their most aerodynamic without compromising your comfort.
The multi-composite and organic-fibre construction of the GT Air provides optimal shock absorption to the head; the EPS foam lining allows cool airflow while riding and padding for greater impact resistance, and in the event of an accident, the helmet can be removed quickly via the E.Q.R.S (Emergency Quick Release System).
Shoei’s ventilation system strikes a perfect balance between airflow and silence; strategically placed inlet and outlet vents provide optimal airflow without misting your visor, and the redesigned ear padding reduces wind and road noise for a quieter ride.
The GT-Air is full of innovative features including a convenient, internal flip-down sun visor, and a spoiler for reducing lift and drag, as well as a fully removable, and washable 3D Max-Dry interior system, internal cheek pads and chin strap. Adaptable to the challenges of the everyday rider; the Shoei combines the performance of a full-face helmet and the convenience of a helmet you can rely on every day.
- Organic, multi-composite and high-performance fibre layered outer shell for optimum impact absorption
- Comes in three different sized shells
- 3 Piece EPS foam liner system
- Emergency quick release system allows emergency services to remove the helmet quickly and safely in the event of an accident
- Ventilation system at strategically placed points intakes fresh air and exhausts warm air without fogging your pinlock
- Detachable and washable interior cheek pad, cheek pads and chin strap
Our stores are Shoei Assured, with trained staff and spare back up. All Shoei helmets sold by Infinity Motorcycles since January 1st, 2013 are covered by a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty.
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Shoei was founded in japan in 1958 and have been producing motorcycle helmets since. At the beginning the helmets produced were only for the racing sector, but then founder Eitaro Kamata made the decision to expand their horizons and in 1960 their factory in Tokyo began producing helmets which met the Japanese industrial standards allowing everyday riders to wear their helmets.
Shoei's GRV helmet was the first helmet to use carbon fibre and Kevlar. Shoei also created the first coverless shield system and the Dual Liner Ventilation system. The flagship X-Spirit was introduced in 2003 and was promoted by Shoei as the most advanced helmet in the world, winning MCN's Product of the Year 2003 award in the clothing category. It was followed by further development and the introduction of the RF-1000 (sold as the XR-1000 in Europe) in 2004, and the later introduction of the X-Eleven. These helmets paved the way for the current RF-1100 and X-Twelve models. In September 2010 the QWEST was released, the successor of the RAID II, a top of the line sport touring helmet.
The launch of the Neotec in 2012 was another milestone for Shoei - the addition of a built in sun visor , built into a second shell layer to remove the weakness inherent in adding an internal sun visor.
Shoei sponsors MotoGP riders such as Marc Marquez and Bradley Smith, and being adopted by Honda Motor Co, Shoei has gained respect from motorcycle industries. Although a very successful brand, Shoei still remains a relatively small with under 500 workers worldwide. The helmets are only produced in Japan, yet they are distributed and sold globally.
In 2013, Shoei introduced a 5 year warranty against material and manufacturing defects - all Shoei helmets sold by Infinity Motorcycles are supplied through the official channels and we're Shoei Assured dealers, so our staff are trained in fitting, maintenance and servicing of Shoei helmets and we stock a range of Shoei accessories, spares and visors in all stores.
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Free delivery over £25. Next day delivery if ordered before 3pm.
Orders to UK Mainland addresses over £25 (i.e. excluding Highlands and Islands) will be sent with free carriage.
Free Shippping to other destinations
- Orders will be shipped free of charge to areas other than the UK when the order total is over:
- UK Highlands and Islands: £100
- Europe Zone 1 - e.g. Eire, France, Germany £250
- Europe Zone 2 - e.g. Greece, Poland £400
- USA, Canada, Australia - £800
- Items Shipped outwith the EU will include a form which can be used to claim back approx 10% V.A.T. Unfortunately this excludes BFPO addresses. Please note, V.A.T. is not applied to crash helmets.
A great piece of kit
Very comfortable and quiet helmet that has a real quality feel to it, the inner tinted visor mechanism works very smoothly and is easy to find and operate with your left hand. The visor mechanism also works very well with well-defined indents as well as the ability to "lock" it in the closed position. It is also very easy to remove the lining so that you can fit the Sena 10u Bluetooth Communications kit that's specifically designed for this helmet. Very pleased with the complete package
Top quality helmet
Comfort and fit straight out the box is excellent. Air flow through the vents is superb. Keeps nice cool air flowing in this hot weather. Preformed areas for intercom is superb no messing about trying to fit padding around earpiece. Padding and liner all easy removal for cleaning and drying. Overall a top-notch product at a great price
First helmet. Took it out for a spin on the A47 yesterday, good Friday, tonnes of traffic about and plenty of swirling wind. First thing I noticed was how well the helmet keeps your head down at speed using it’s reported aerodynamics which was like a big hand gently keeping eyes up and on the road. Noise. Now I got up nearly 70mph and it was very quiet but still, let important beeps and revs in range. Field of vision was great too especially on the all-important lifesavers. All design features were fluid and easy to use but had sufficient rigidity in build quality if that makes sense. For me, a perfect helmet for touring and twisties. Great service from Lydia and staff in Norwich too by the way!!
Great fit and quiet
Used for about 2000 miles and can’t fault it, I must have a Shoei shaped head as it fits perfectly and is really quiet. I ride a naked so there is a lot of wind but it is clean air so the helmet works really well, it doesn’t try to lift at speed either. Drop down sun visor is a bonus as it saves me getting caught out using the wrong visor in the wrong conditions. All round really happy!
The helmet is, first of all, a great style, its fit is perfect. It works with all styles of riding. Well ventilated. Easy to fit intercom into. Its a must have a helmet for anyone
Excellent helmet, light and comfortable
I've had my gt air for a couple of years and it's fantastic. The drop down visor is easy to use, no problems with my glasses fitting in the helmet and its lightweight. When I need to replace my current lid I shall be purchasing another gt air.
I'm on a Street Triple R and I find this is a really quiet helmet in comparison to the NEXX helmet I had before. Started off really tight but soon bedded in. Love the drop down sun visor but feel that the vents could be better. Finish is flawless as expected with Shoei.
Really good helmet. Fits excellent, noise reduction and the internal sun visor is great. The chin curtain is really good in the cold but I had to take it off as it got hotter but it is easily removable. All in all a great lid that I'm very happy with!
Fantastic fitting helmet with internal visor
For me, the most important part of a helmet is the fit. I have had Schuberth, Arai, HJC helmets in the past which have all fitted really well. The Shoei GT Air surpasses them in every single way. Not only is the fit perfect but in my opinion, the soundproofing is the best I've ever had. The combination of the chin skirt and sleeving around the base of the helmet stops any dust or noise entering the helmet giving that total quietness that I really like in a helmet. The addition of the internal visor is also a plus as it allows for those after work rides that bring you back in the dark and don't require you to carry a clear visor. The helmet feels really light on my head and allows for easy over the shoulder viewing. It also comes with a pin lock which is a must for all year driving, this is an awesome helmet.
Fantastic bit of kit. Fits perfectly and feels a lot more premium than my last AGV helmet. Very pleased with it.
Stylish Well Designed
I am relatively new to motorcycling and I have used three different helmets previous to owning the GT-Air. Firstly it's really quiet. Ventilation is really good. The visor stays in position wherever you put it and with the thumb tag, it's really easy to operate. The internal sun visor works easily. I bought the helmet from infinity at the NEC show 18th November 2017 and since then have ridden in the early morning or late evening in the dark so I've not had a chance to check it in the sunlight but no doubt it will be just right. Got a good deal at the show so recommend looking out for infinity motorcycles at the Excel early next year
Excellent helmet with so many great features
I've had my GT Air for about eight months now. Completely happy with this excellent product. Very comfortable and not too heavy. The drop down sun visor is an excellent feature and is very easy to operate via the slide switch with gloved hands. To be honest, when the time comes to replace I'll be looking for another one of these.
I went into the Holborn branch looking at helmets and got fitting advice from the young lady assistant. She was really helpful and helped me try on lots before I decided on the Shoei. They didn't have the colour in that I wanted so I ordered online. Delivery was free and got a £50 voucher so although it wants a cheap helmet the value was good. Used the helmet once - very comfy but will need earplugs as its bit noisy.
Replaced my old shoei and I'm loving the new padding on this one. Wind noise has been cut down so dramatically and the vents work far better than my old helmets did. The pinlock screen is great too at avoiding the visor fogging up. The pattern on the sides looks really good in the sunlight too.
I recently bought this helmet from the Southampton store to replace my dated but much loved XR-1000. A great fit and very comfortable - just completed a 1000 mile trip through France with this. It wasn't quite as quiet as I had hoped for, but certainly not bad. I was suspicious of the internal sun visor as opposed to a tinted visor, but have been pleasantly surprised. The air vents work well and there is more space in front of your mouth in this lid than the XR-1000 (no more licking the inside of the mouthpiece!). Looks good too!