Shoei has released a new version of its open-face helmet
The new J-Cruise II ($549) features a lengthened internal sun shield for optimal sun-glare protection, all-new “first position” shield opening for advanced ventilation and defogging, enhanced aerodynamics, ventilation and noise-reduction technology, and the open-face helmet has the ability to seamlessly integrate with the SENA SRL/SRL2 Communication Systems.
The all-new J-Cruise II has been designed to seamlessly integrate with the optional SENA SRL/SRL2 Communication Systems* with ease and precision. The SRL and SRL2 communication systems are sold exclusively by SENA, but were jointly designed by SENA and Shoei. With a simple three-button control, riders can pair to their smartphones to listen to music, hear GPS directions, talk on the phone and more. The intelligent Audio Multitasking feature allows you to simultaneously listen to music and talk to other riders via intercom, and the Universal Intercom technology makes the SRL/SRL2 compatible with other non-SENA Bluetooth systems.
Developed and refined in Shoei’s in-house wind tunnel, the J-Cruise II was optimized to reduce the load placed on a rider’s head. The new helmet has a more compact, aerodynamic shell shape that includes an integrated spoiler, along with strategically-shaped air intake and exhaust vent covers that help streamline the helmet’s overall profile. New window beading was added to create a wind and waterproof seal, and the shield’s integrated air dam now reduces wind turbulence inside the shell.
CJ-2 Shield and QSV-2 Internal Sun Shield
Shoei improved the CJ-2 base plate gear and also added an all-new “first position” shield opening that allows riders to enjoy enhanced venting and defogging without excess wind distractions. There is also an internal drop-down sun shield that is 5mm longer than the older version.
There’s an extra intake hole to the three-position upper air ventilation system that Shoei says increases the volume of air entering the helmet by approximately 30%, while rear exhaust vents have been revised to let out 20% more hot air.
Shell, EPS Liner, Comfort liner
The shell of the J-Cruise II is the Shoei-exclusive Multi-Ply Matrix AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) that is a combination of fiberglass with lightweight organic and high-performance fibers. The J-Cruise II’s Multi-Piece/Multi-Density EPS liner provides impact absorption by utilizing varying densities of foam in strategic locations, and it has tunnels to allow air to flow unrestricted. The comfort liner is removable, washable, adjustable, and replaceable, and it includes a synthetic leather piece along the lower edge of the cheek pad for durability and an extra touch of style.
Micro Ratchet Chinstrap
The J-Cruise II secures on the head with Shoei’s Micro Ratchet Chinstrap system that is also equipped with a D-ring.
The helmet is expected in dealers this December for an MSRP of $549, in solid and metallic colors.
For more information, visit www.shoei-helmets.com