Shoei RF-1400 vs. Shoei RF-SR (Which Is Better?)

Unable to decide between the RF-1400 vs Shoei RF-SR?

I’m here to help and make it easier for you to decide which one would work best for you of these two helmets, and why.

Let’s dig in!

Shoei RF-1400 vs. Shoei RF-SR

Shoei RF-1400 Wins!

We feel that the Shoei RF 1400 is a better choice. Since it is lighter, it should be easier on your shoulders, give you less fatigue, and make you feel more comfortable. Other than that, they both look similar and are designed similarly. The prices aren’t much different either.

Shoei RF-1400

With slight improvements over the old RF-1200, the RF-1400 is an excellent all-rounder helmet.

It has both DOT and Snell certifications when it comes to protection. The shield system looks great, works well, and came with a pin-lock inside the box.

Because you have few options for heads that are rounded or neutrally shaped, it’s especially comfortable for you. Furthermore, it has excellent aerodynamics as well as good noise control.

This helmet can accommodate a comms unit, but it isn’t the lightest you will ever wear.

The Shoei RF-1400 helmet fulfilled its promise. In addition to being a great all-rounder, it is a great evolution of the old 1200 helmet. Although it isn’t cheap, we think that it’s worth the investment, so if you do decide to invest, you won’t regret it.

Shoei RF-SR

Shoei’s AIM+ technology (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus) powers the RF-SR. The helmet is made up of five layers of fiberglass and organic fiber that Shoei claims are tough, strong, and elastic.

Using hand-laid fiberglass/organic-fiber composite multi-ply Shell Shoei called Matrix AIM+, this wallet-friendly Shoei is built with an affordable price tag. 

Despite its resiliency and energy-absorbing properties, fiberglass composites are still favored by most manufacturers when it comes to making shells. 

EPS liner (the “foam”) is a primary impact energy absorber combining multi-density layers to reduce weight and make the overall helmet smaller while providing high levels of protection.

Designed for perfect optics from every angle, Shoei’s 3-D injection-molded shield is manufactured in the United States by the same company that manufactures pilot visors for military applications. 

Using the same CWR-1 insert (Pinlock EVO antifog insert included), this model makes use of the same chassis as the X-Fourteen chassis, which is ribbed at its edges to maintain structural integrity. 

As a result, the helmet can also accept the racing-oriented CWR-F, which has posts and is vertically flat, allowing it to be used as a tear-off. It doesn’t matter what bike I’m riding, even my ratty Norton, which is so un-jet-like.