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New Shoei VFX-EVO Helmet

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The VFX-EVO is Shoei’s latest and greatest helmet. Although receiving many updates from ventilation to the all-new M.E.D.S. (Motion Energy Distribution System), the EVO still has many characteristics of the previous VFX-W model, such as the sharp and sleek looks for which Shoei is known.

When we got the new helmet, I noticed it has great looks and design. When you receive the helmet, you must install the visor and nose/mouth guard. Instantly I found the nose/mouth guard fit perfectly, and the visor had a locking spot for the screw to slip into and keep the visor in place, which are two nice features.

The first time I tried on the helmet I noticed its great fit and comfort. I felt the padding was soft yet still offered a tight fit which added to comfort. The first thing I noticed while taking the EVO on the track for the first time was how well it vented. Shoei gave much thought into ventilation performance, and it’s a noticeable difference compared to the VFX-W model. When I would put on other helmets they would feel instantly cold on the helmet liner and cheek pads from sweat during earlier motos. Due to the EVO’s 16 intake and exhaust vent ports, every time I strapped on the new helmet, I wouldn’t notice any sweat from prior motos. This is a delightful change; not having to put on a wet and cold-feeling helmet throughout a day of riding.

The newest update is the M.E.D.S. technology. Motion Energy Distribution System features a dual-layer, multi-density EPS liner that is claimed to reduce rotational acceleration energy to the head in an event of an accident. M.E.D.S. is anchored by a large center column. The inner layer of the dual-layer system is designed to swing during impact and allow three surrounding columns to absorb the energy of an impact. The result of M.E.D.S., according to Shoei, is a significant reduction of rotational forces to the head.

Another new feature of the VFX-EVO is the EQRS (Emergency Quick Release System) that allows safe and easy helmet removal. The two cheek pads have little red straps on the bottom; pull the red strap for quick and easy cheek pad removal, then safely remove the helmet from a rider’s head in the event of an accident.

Shoei’s helmet pads are fully removable and washable. The EVO also contains a 3D max-dry interior system that absorbs and dissipates sweat two times faster than traditional nylon interiors.