Product Comparison: Scorpion EXO-R2000 vs Shoei Rf-1200


General Specifications
Brand
Scorpion
Shoei
Model
EXO-R2000
RF-1200
Origin
France
Japan
About the Product
Featuring Scorpion’s TCT® composite shell construction, the lightweight EXO-R2000 was engineered with input from MotoGP™ riders, tested both on the track and the lab. This is our Top of the Line helmet and includes the Ellip-Tec™ ratchet system that ensures a tight seal around the faceshield while the aero-tuned ventilation system enhances airflow throughout the helmet. The aerodynamic shell design minimizes high-speed buffeting, six EPS shell sizes and the AirFit® cheek pad system delivers a customizable snug fit. The EXO-R2000 is also equipped with Quick Release Cheek Pad System and an EverClear® No-fog coated face shield. Pinlock® MaxVision® flat shields with tear off posts are also available as an accessory for the track.
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
Type
Full Face
Full Face
Shape
Intermediate Oval
Narrow
Safety Rank
DOT, SNELL
DOT
Shell Material
Polycarbonate Composite
Fiberglass with organic fibers and resin
Interior Material
KwikWick II
3D Max-Dry
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Scorpion EXO-R2000 Fortis Full Face Helmet
  • This Helmet really impressed me the first time (I bought the R2000 Dispatch first) that I wanted to buy another one, and since I needed a solid black helmet, I went with Scorpion again.
  • I was originally going to get a Shoei RF-1200, but decided to gamble on the Scorpion EXO-R2000. And I'm glad I did. Fit and comfort are on par with the Shoei.
  • I am absolutely amazed by the fact that this helmet is so inexpensive. Professional racers use them. I like this helmet better than my RF-1200, and that's saying ALOT. Truly a great helmet.
  • This the best helmet for the price. If you are in between sizes like me get the larger size.
  • Louder and a little less comfortable than my shoei, but overall seems pretty decent.
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
Size
Large
X-Small
Weight
3.54 lbs.
6 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Scorpion EXO-R2000 Fortis Full Face Helmet
  • I love everything about this helmet, very stylish, comfortable, great airflow while being quiet as well, and the best part is that it comes with the Dark Smoke face shield.
  • I would say that weight is comparable as well.
  • The helmet is a snug, narrow fit. It feels great as long as your head isn't super wide. It's a bit of a squeeze as you first put it on, but it's well worth it to have the support on your neck and jaw.
  • Tight fit. A little too tight the first few times putting it on but after break in it fits really nice. Size chart right on point.
  • I originally had purchased a Scorpion EXO R410 - in a size 2XL. Fits perfectly. Very comfortable.
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
Features
Shield
EverClear no-fog face shield, Elip-Tec Ratchet System
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
Ventilation
Aero-tuned ventilation
Wind tunnel-optimized adjustment
Extras
Emergency Release System, Titanium Double D-rings, Includes Aero Skirt for increased aerodynamics and reduced wind noise, Ellip-tec™ ratchet system
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
Liner
13 mm
Cheek Pad
39 mm
What customers say about "Features"
Scorpion EXO-R2000 Fortis Full Face Helmet
  • There's enough space for your glasses, even big ones. There's lots of space between the eyes and the face shield, and the frames sit nicely atop your ears.
  • Visors are easy to change after a brief practice session, and the ones that come with the helmet are excellent. The 'cracked' setting on the visor lock prevents against all but the most aggressive visor fog.
  • The airflow is amazing as I thought my shield was open when it was actually closed.
  • The only issue I have had is every time I ride for more then 30 minutes, when I get home and take it off I can't hear anything really for about 45 minutes because of the droning noise.
  • Only complaint is their seems to be a lack of soft padding on the crown of your head, but it's not noticeable unless you're pushing down on the helmet.
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
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
485.99 $


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