Shoei introduces its latest helmet

Helmet manufacturer Shoei has introduced its latest product, called the Qwest, claiming it to be one of the quietest helmets on the market.

The Qwest generates 60% less wind noise than the firm's Raid-II model, that's the equivalent of 2.2db.

This effect is obtained with the help of better aerodynamics as well as long hours testing different shell shapes in its wind tunnel, according to the company.

Weighing just about 1.4kg, the new helmet sports four shell sizes with seven different helmet sizes. Also, the spoiler included in the shell helps to ease strain on the neck at speed.

The ventilation system of the lightweight lid is a completely new development, with larger top and lower air intakes being repositioned.

The Qwest is scheduled to reach dealers in September, with prices starting from £259.99 for plain and £339.99 for graphic version.

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