2004 - Introduction of XR-1000 the model for the sports oriented touring rider
On our top range helmets, the shock absorbing liner is made of several parts.
Between them, there is a system of ventilation channels which can very effectively carry fresh air to the rider´s head, and vent out warm humid air.
You can replace it in seconds, and you can choose between different cheek pad sizes - what you get is a tailor-fit helmet, taking comfort to the maximum!
2003 - Introduction of Shoei's flagship helmet, the X-Spirit - the most advanced helmet in the world. Born, bred, and thoroughly tested on the racetrack, the X-Spirit combines more than 40 years of Shoei quality and craftsmanship with cutting edge technology to create a championship-quality helmet
2001 - Perfecting the line
2000 - Most advanced helmet ever made (fit, shell, vents)
1998 - Continued improvement in ventilation design introduction of removable and custom fit interior
1995 - New aerodynamic design and further improvements in ventilation
1992 - 1st and still only true Dual Liner Ventilation system
1991 - 1st coverless shield system defines ease of use and silence
1989 - State of the art Iwate factory built
1986 & 1987 - GRV is awarded for excellence in Design, first helmet to use carbon fiber and Kevlar.
1971 - Ibaraki factory became an authorized manufacturer of Japanese Industrial Standard J.I.S.
1968 - Shoei Safety Helmet Corp is established
1967 - Ibaraki factory was built
1965 - Honda Motor Co. 1st decided to adopt Shoei safety helmets as their genuine helmets
1960 - Tokyo factory commenced to manufacture 1st motorcycle helmets approved per JIS
1959 - 1st factory built in Arakawa-ku, primary products were construction helmets
1954 - Kamata Polyester Co. Founded