Shoei Multitec - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 2007, 12:04 am Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posts: 74
Shoei Multitec

hey all... i'm thinking about getting the new shoei multitec and was wondering if anyone else has one and what they think about it.

thanks!
cornelius is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 2007, 2:49 am
Sooper Dooper Moderator
 
chuckwilmot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
Posts: 1,025
I don't have one (I have the Syncrotec it replaces), but here's a pretty thorough review:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/shoei/multitec/
chuckwilmot is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 2007, 3:38 pm
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: , ,
Posts: 2,680
GMack is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 10th, 2007, 11:22 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: North Coast, OH, USA
Posts: 129
Love my Multitec....I came from Nolan to Shoei via Petes GP on them a few months ago...it is quite light, easy on/off and the venting is outstanding. Road noise is less than the Nolan and fit/finish is top notch.


F

05LT
07GT
Florian is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 14th, 2007, 9:39 am
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New York City, NY, USA
Posts: 58
Question $$

Has anyone found a "decent" deal online? I haven't found it lower than $434+shipping.
jack12 is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 2007, 6:36 pm
Noob
 
azk1200gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: PHOENIX, AZ, USA
Posts: 14
Thumbs up a definite thumbs up on the Multitec

I'm a big Shoei fan and have had four to date. I have an X11 which is a really good helmet and was my favorite until I got the Multitec. This helmet really fits my head, has good airflow (a must here in Phoenix, AZ) and is QUIET. I like the way you can wear sunglasses without them getting pinched in to my head and the flip up thing is nice when gassing up or stopping to talk to a fellow rider at a light. If you get one make sure you use the chin piece as that really cuts down on the noise and the buffeting from air getting in under the helmet at higher speeds. Overall I have nothing but good things to say about this helmet (got mine on EBay) for $425 and already have one of the guys I ride with making the move to the Mutlitec.

gary b
azk1200gt is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 16th, 2007, 3:25 pm
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by cornelius
hey all... i'm thinking about getting the new shoei multitec and was wondering if anyone else has one and what they think about it.

thanks!
I have a Multitec and an X-11. My wife and I each have one. We purchased them to facilitate two-up communication. The Multitec is a great helmet. I haven't been able to give it a good daylong test in the saddle, but it's more quiet than I expected. It's lighter than I expected. It's basically everything you'd expect to find in a Shoei, but with a flip-up face. The ventilation seems adequate (it's difficult to judge with an X-11, which is outstanding). The fit and finish is top notch and the hinging mechanism is super easy to use--especially with gloved hands. If you want to install an Autocom, it is very easy to do with the Multitech. In fact, there is room for the Autocom speakers and the in-ear monitors that I wear.

A couple of things I noticed is there seems to be less space between my face and the chin area of the Multitec (I have a small head for an adult). If you're purchasing online, be sure to try one on at a dealer because the Multitec fits differently than other Shoeis. My X-11 is size M and fits the same as a Multitec size small.

It's a great helmet. I bought mine from our dealer and paid $470 for each of them. I'm anxious to wear it in warm weather (if we ever get it in PA). I tend to get hot when wearing hats/helmets--so the jury is still out on the ventilation quality.
Ben_Ricci is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 2007, 10:28 am
Noob
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: atlanta, georgia, usa
Posts: 20
A couple of months ago (January or February of 07) a post was made by PeteVanDyke on the BMWLT.com site about a vendor in Chicago, selling the new Multitec at a great price of $389.00 shipped. This price was supposedly part of a pre-arranged group buy for the "LT" riders. As far as I know, the offer is still in effect. For best results, you should probably mention your knowledge and connection with that site.

The vendor was Chicago Performance and the contact there was Ken. Their phone number is 708-562-2500.

Their link is http://www.chicagoperformance.com
sportourista is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
From Shoei to Arai to Shoei mser Apparel 10 Apr 27th, 2009 4:30 am
Shoei Syncrotec on sale Oregon_Rider Accessories 1 Mar 29th, 2007 2:57 pm
Shoei Mutlitec helmet GMack Apparel 0 Dec 23rd, 2006 7:45 pm
Shoei X11 or RF1000? Larry Apparel 7 Oct 4th, 2006 7:31 am
Tires and Helmet HawaiiBeemer K1200RS/GT (Classic) 14 Dec 10th, 2005 4:07 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome