Shoei Qwest Motorcycle Helmet Review

For those of you who have read the massive blog on my big disappointment with the Schuberth C3 (and it does not seem like I am alone) I am pleased to report that the Shoei Qwest is nowhere near as daft as its name.

It is now my absolute lid of choice, and takes an autocom brilliantly, is at least as quiet as the C3 and my visor is happily up at 3 figure speeds. It is not a cheap helmet but a good value lid. I am very careful about my crash helmets, and look for certain design parts as I have seen too many cases were helmets come off with the rider havng done the strap up. Women seem especially vulnerable to this as the jaw on a female rider is usually smaller than her male counterpart. Long hair also seems to be a factor. I look for a strap that sits close to the throat.

My only minor gripe about the Qwest is that I have to do a slightly deeper over shoulder “life saver” than some other lids. As for noise and comfort this is a good lid. However it does need its pinlock visor as it does mist up without one. And the Raid 2 visor and Pinlock does not fit.

Posted by Andrew Prendergast. Posted on: March 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

Andrew has been riding motorcycles since he was 10 years old and currently rides a GSX1400 as his daily commuter whether it is sunny or snowing. In addition, he is currently restoring an old Honda CB750 K1. Andrew practices across all areas of motorcycle law, with his practice involving both civil claims and motoring defence work.