‘The Essence of Riding’. Normally we don’t like these kind of ‘pay-offs’, however with the Shoei NXR we dare to get behind it. The NXR is best described as a very pure full face helmet. There’s no sun visor, so the helmet has a compact outer shell. Sporty design with a large field of view. Thanks to the extra room around the should you can turn your head more easily.
The Shoei NXR doesn’t have a sun visor, which many see as a disadvantage. The absence of a sun visor can have advantages! This has allowed Shoei to produce a very compact shell. The big advantage of a compact shell is a strong decrease in air pressure on the helmet. The pressure the air puts on the helmet is more exhausting to the muscles than the weight of the helmet. Tired neck muscles provide lower concentration, this makes for a more unsafe ride.