While it (thankfully) may not rank up there with a holiday sweater on the gift scale, nothing shows you care like wrapping up a stellar piece of safety gear and dropping it under the tree. Shoei's VFX-W helmet ($584.99 as shown) fits that bill nicely. Besides, you know it won't get regifted next year, or take up permanent residence in the back of a seldom-used closet.

This is the new Crosshair TC-2 colorway, and there are three other color options in this graphic, and with a total of six graphic options, and multiple colorways in each, the chance of ending up with the same helmet as the next to you on the line is pretty low.

But it's not all just good looks. The VFX-W has tons of state of the art features, including the strong and light shell that uses Shoei's very complex shell design along with their propietary AIM+ technology to substantially boost durability, while safely absorbing and distributing impact forces.

A Dual-Layer EPS Liner is used to enhance impact absorption by adjusting thickness and density in key areas, while also working with the external scoops and exhaust ports to flow air efficiently through the interior of the helmet. The EPS liner is also used along the entire interior of the chin bar.

One of our favorite features are the Emergency Quick Release System (EQRS) cheek pads that allow emergency medical personnel an easy way to remove them, which is awesome if the rider is unconscious or unable to assist in taking off the helmet. (Check the video below for more details.)

For added comfort, the interior uses a 3D Max-Dry Liner System with Polyurethane foam pads that have been three-dimensionally formed for a perfect fit, while the synthetic fiber material helps shed sweat twice as fast as conventional nylon liners. Of course, the liner is also adjustable for a custom fit, as well as removable and washable.

Still now sold? How about the V-430 "Sleek" visor that uses plastic hardware for easier breakaway during a crash (which means less wrenching on your neck). Or there's the "Sleek" mouthpiece with features designed to prevent intrusion, and a removable foam filter inside. There's even a five-year warranty. That's a solid feature list...and with plenty of race-bred history to back it up.

For even more details, you can check here: www.shoei-helmets.com.

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  • Short 43

    12/27/2010 3:03 PM

    Need a new helmet!

  • JamesOliver

    12/27/2010 8:19 AM

    These are so rare here in the UK, Theres nothing better than standing out from the crowd with a nice shiny Shoei!

  • pvg110

    12/26/2010 3:25 PM

    i need a new helmet

  • Zachh_Morris

    12/26/2010 1:21 PM

    The things I would do for this helmet..

  • mhpopp

    12/25/2010 5:42 PM

    Since Im sitting here on Christmas recovering from a concussion, I really do need this!!

  • turner97

    12/25/2010 5:36 PM

    this would make my christmas right...

  • applesauce973

    12/25/2010 1:32 PM


  • Lisa_Mason

    12/25/2010 11:58 AM

    need this one

  • scotte215

    12/25/2010 12:17 AM

    not bad...

  • fre043

    12/24/2010 8:12 PM

    Safety first right?

  • burrito913

    12/24/2010 7:59 AM

    how did you know I needed a new helmet ?

  • brettbouwer

    12/24/2010 7:37 AM

    I think that this so good. Just what I need. I real good helmet. At least I would know my head is protected.

  • gasnit

    12/24/2010 6:56 AM


  • Australia23

    12/22/2010 8:08 PM

    In the future, there will be no war- there will be motocross

  • RickReed

    12/22/2010 7:45 PM

    thats a mighty fancy dirt biking helmet ya got there.

  • suzukirm12594

    12/22/2010 4:22 PM

    cool helmet

  • dub161

    12/21/2010 4:28 PM


  • AshD92

    12/21/2010 1:54 PM


  • matte

    12/21/2010 12:55 PM

    nice looking helmet

  • kwhite199

    12/21/2010 11:57 AM

    Nice looking helmet for sure. It might even make me look fast.

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