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Old 02-13-2012, 12:36 PM   #31
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I am wanting to buy a neotec to replace my 5 year old multitec. I really like the multitec and it fits great. My concern is fit. Does the neotec fit the same as my multitec. Web bike review indicates that the shape could be different.
I also want to replace my Multitec with the Neotec, and had that same concern. I wear an XXL multitec that fits me perfectly. I tried on the XXL Neotec at the Chicago motorcycle show yesterday, and it fits perfect as well. The Neo felt a TINY bit more snug, but I believe that's simply because it was new. Also, there IS more room at the chin bar. I'm now confident that I can order the Neotec, and get the same fit as my Multitec.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:55 PM   #32
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Just the answer I was hoping for. The closest dealer that might have one ( when they come out) is 200 miles away. And the closest International show is 600 miles. So trying one on is hard to work out. Thanks!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2012, 03:33 PM   #33
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Well, the production models just came in and I can confirm that it fits a little tighter than the Multitec in the cheeks, but very close overall - does not work with my Schuberth head at all
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:19 PM   #34
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I also had a chance to compare recently

I just happened to stop by the local shop and a rep was there with the new NeoTech. I took both the C3 and NT out for a 15 minute ride. I placed my order for the NT. Both were very good. Both were a huge step up from my current gear. The NT got the edge in sound (at least for my size and bike characteristics), fit, easy of operation, venting, price, and glasses channel (for us visually challenged). The C3 had the edge due to the ratchet closure (which I prefer) and better drop down visor optics. I really was planning on buying the C3 with my gift card, even had it with me, but had to go with the NT which I am confident will keep me smiling as I ride for years to come. You won't go wrong with either, but be sure to try both if you can.
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Old 02-22-2012, 09:31 PM   #35
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Revzilla said they'd be shipping my Neotec TODAY!!!

A seemingly l-o-n-g wait will hopefully be ending next week.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:56 PM   #36
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Reducing wind noise was my maine reason for purchasing

Just got my Neotech from Revzilla today. Looks nice. I bought this solely on quieting my ride. I use earplugs but the wind noise is still there and getting unbearable. Hoping Neotech helps. Considered the C3 but the fit for me was not great. I'm coming off of a Shoei RF1100. I consider that a loud, not so great helmet. The Neotech has padding in the ear cavity, the RF1100 did not.
Quality of the Neotech looks good as it should. I was a large in the RF1100 and the Neotech large fit well. If this lid doesn't silence things, my next step is custom ear plugs for about $250 usd.
I'll update my review after I ride this weekend...crossing my fingers.
(I also need to figure out how to reduce the buffeting on my r1150r with sport screen which is the main culprit)
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:28 PM   #37
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The moto cop's here, Finland, chose Nolan n 104 as their helmet. I've got a shoei hornet, and it's nothing to write home about, i mean over 400 euro, i think Schubert is even more, i saw the n 104 for sale on a italian web site for 250e, might just take that on.
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:42 PM   #38
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I have a N-104 on pre-order. $349 USD shipped. Looking forward to receiving it. I considered the Neo-tec as I wear a Shoei Multi-tec now, but to be honest they priced themselves out of my market.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:07 PM   #39
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You absolutely cannot compare Schuberth or Shoei with products like Nolan. N102, N90 and N103 helmets are stamped plastic - good for car bumpers but not for your head's protection. There is a reason they are so much cheaper. You always get what you pay for.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:30 AM   #40
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I know one thing for sure, i'll never pay over 400 euros for a lid again. Testing helmets for impacts, they found the cheaper lids are just as strong. The only thing expensive helmets might be better at, is the comfort. The 400+ euro Shoei Hornet i have, has the sun visor in such a position that its absolutely useless, you cant bring it forward enough to give any shade from the sun, had to modify it myself. It's not quiet either, all the accessories like the cheek pads and the visor cost an arm and a leg, bloody ridicilous. I just bought a AFX 39 DS, and it feels just as good on my nogging, as the 4 times more expensive Shoei, but its a free world, buy what you please.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:24 AM   #41
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You absolutely cannot compare Schuberth or Shoei with products like Nolan. N102, N90 and N103 helmets are stamped plastic - good for car bumpers but not for your head's protection. There is a reason they are so much cheaper. You always get what you pay for.
I agree. Arai, Shoei, Schuberth build quality products with good features and fit, quality materials. Unfortunately, their higher prices create an umbrella under which other manufacturers raise their prices to near premium levels, creating an illusion of quality that may not be justified.

Testing seems to indicate that many inexpensive helmets will protect you quite well, but what good if it hurts your head or falls apart in your closet?

Since I have fallen off too many times I tend to spend a lot and get what seems to be well made gear, and that makes me feel good. Others may choose a different route.
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Old 02-25-2012, 11:14 AM   #42
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It seems every helmet thread devolves into a cheap v expensive helmet thread.


How about we keep this one to discussions of the Neotec v the C3? M'kay?
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:05 PM   #43
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If I have a Shoei head, does that mean the C3 is likely to be a little less comfortable for extended riding?

How does a C3 head differ from a Shoei Neotec head?
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:26 PM   #44
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It's all about trying both on. I actually met a guy this morning that found both comfortable.

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If I have a Shoei head, does that mean the C3 is likely to be a little less comfortable for extended riding?

How does a C3 head differ from a Shoei Neotec head?
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:36 PM   #45
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Do you have link for that comparison video ?



This is all I could find
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