Product Comparison: AGV Corsa R vs Shoei Rf-1200

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General Specifications
Corsa R
About the Product
Exceptional Italian hardware for the serious sport rider and track day enthusiast, the AGV Corsa R Helmet is a professional-level piece of equipment. Engineered to the same exacting standard as AGV’s flagship Pista GP R Carbon, the Corsa R benefits from the Moto-GP-level Pista’s research and development process, inheriting many of the same features.
The latest generation in the most prestigious pedigree of premium full-face motorcycle helmets, the RF-1200, like its many RF predecessors before it, is the new pinnacle of helmet performance and technology. A lighter, more compact and streamlined helmet with next-level functionality, SHOEI's RF-1200 rules every aspect of the road, and then some. But don’t just take the critics' rave reviews for face value; it’s your turn to experience the excitement of riding in an RF-1200.
Key Specs
Full Face
Full Face
Slightly Narrow
Safety Rank
Shell Material
CAAF shell (carbon/aramidic/fiberglass)
Fiberglass with organic fibers and resin
Interior Material
Breathable Lycra micro-porous lining and Dry-comfort fabric
3D Max-Dry
What customers say about "Key Specs"
AGV Corsa R Adult Helmet - Black
  • The Corsa saved my life few months ago when I T-boned a car going 80 miles. I landed on my head and I cant believe I'm here able to tell this story.
  • This helmet is much nicer in build quality compared to the original Corsa(being made in Italy helped). It is quieter, however I recommend earplugs for extended highway runs.
  • This helmet is comfortable durability I ride my bike everyday and wear corsa r helmet the price is expensive for a helmet but it worth it.
  • Plenty of airflow and your head will feel cool. It does fog up as you put your helmet on but as soon as you start riding the fog immediately disappears.
Shoei Rf-1200 White Full Face Motorcycle Helmet
  • Love this helmet!!! Got it in white for the summer heat.. also added a ponytail because why not?
  • Bought this for my husband for fathers day and he loves it, says with all the vents it is so much nicer then his old 1974 Bell . This was well worth the money invested in it
  • Great helmet. Everything I expected it to be. Much less wind noise compared to my HJC helmet. Very pleased and would recommend this helmet.
  • This is my first helmet so unfortunately I can't compare it to anything else but I love the helmet. It's exactly what I was waiting for after weeks of research and watching the awesome videos here on all the different helmets.
  • This helmet is light, comfortable, has good vents, and finish! Break in period is quick and you do not experience fatigue after a couple hours of riding.
Size & Weight
3.63 lbs.
6 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
AGV Corsa R Adult Helmet - Black
  • This is by far the easiest helmet I've ever owned to get sunglasses on underneath.
  • The size small in the Corsa R, is the smallest shell size AGV currently makes, and is the most compact low profile helmet I've ever owned.
  • It's nothing special in terms of lightness, but it's so compact it feels like you really don't have any additional mass on your head, which is great.
  • ery light and i was able to install my SENA Bluetooth without issues.
Shoei Rf-1200 White Full Face Motorcycle Helmet
  • Purchased this RF-1200 to replace my old X-11. The fit is perfect for me ( just a tad more snug than the X-11 when new ).
  • Lightweight design substantially decreases rider fatigue and allows for easier rear checks when changing lanes, turning etc. My neck often hurt after long days of riding with my the other helmet which was about 6 lbs or more, the RF-1200 is half of that and it makes a difference.
  • The fit and finish are top notch and you can just feel that it's a high quality helmet.
  • The fit to my head (which is right between oval and round on the helmet scale) is superb, with no hot spots. I can wear this helmet for hours.
  • Extremely comfortable and with a great range of colors and designs
Optical class 1 face shield, up to 5mm thick, Anti-scratch, UV protection
Protects from 99% of the sun's damaging UV rays, 3D injection-molding ensures a distortion-free view throughout entire field of vision, Improved shield locking mechanism, Integrated/Removable, Comes equipped with Pinlock® EVO fog-resistant system
IVS (Integrated Ventilation System) with channels hollowed directly in the shell
Wind tunnel-optimized adjustment
12 mm
13 mm
Cheek Pad
35 mm
39 mm
Optical class 1 face shield, up to 5mm thick, Dual purpose face shield locking system, XQRS (Extra Quick Release System) metal face shield mechanism, Central air vent for optimal air flow, Adjustable vents, Includes Max Vision Pinlock Insert Lens, Reversible helmet liner allows selection of a warmer or cooler side, Safety release system to remove cheek pads in case of accident, Double-D ring chin strap
Smaller,lighter yet stronger shell design, Dual density EPS liner accommodates more compact design without compromising ventilation flow, Includes breath guard and chin curtain Ventilation System, Large lower 3-position vent,3 upper vent intakes and four uniquely positioned upper exhaust outlet vents, 3D Max-Dry System II Interior
What customers say about "Features"
AGV Corsa R Adult Helmet - Black
  • The R version is the natural evolution: same look but it seems like AGV paid more attention to the details: great interiors and the stock wide Pinlock really makes a big difference - No more fogging. I love it!
  • Air flow is simply amazing, if you open the center vent it actually feels like you have a huge hole right over your forehead.
  • Air flow is pretty good. I still think my Arai Vector 2 beats it, but not by much. So good air flow if you live in hot climates this will be acceptable.
  • Does not move on my head at all. The hot cold sides work great.
  • My only gripe with the helmet is it doesn't come with an antifog visor, but instead a pinlock. Which I wouldn't mind but the pinlock is slightly blue tinted. I ride with sunglasses on don't want to have tint beyond what my sunglasses already provide.
  • I really expected this to be a huge wide view like my AGV AX-8 naked....but it's not. In fact I'd say it's narrow on side to side, but top to bottom it's got plenty of view.
Shoei Rf-1200 White Full Face Motorcycle Helmet
  • Wind noise is minimal compared to the X-11. The chin mounted wind buffer/screen really helps when installed.
  • I've always appreciated this helmet for its features and felt that it was worth the price, but after last Saturday I'm a Shoei guy for life! I'm ordering another one right now!
  • Maximum air flow from numerous well placed vents around the helmet decrease heat in summer and block cold air in cold weather.
  • Sealed and insulated helmet creates quiet riding atmosphere. I had no idea what I was missing til I wore this helmet. With the vents closed and my ear protection in the wind noise is noticeable but not bothersome by any means.
  • Ordered this as a step up from the Shoei Qwest. I really liked the Qwest but had significant wind noise (no whistle, just wind noise). The RF-1200 is much quieter and I get no buffeting when turning my head at speed.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
485.99 $

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