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Another rendition of Shoei’s top-of-the-line helmet; the Motegi 2 TC-1 Marquez Replica helmet is the same design as that worn by the World Champion when he clinched his fifth title at the Japanese circuit back in 2016.

It’s a helmet for lucky cats, or cat lovers, or Marquez fans as the helmet features a prominent Maneki-neko cat on its aft side. The cat itself represent luck , which some of us might need more than others! And, like all Shoei helmets, the colors are so perfectly placed that it’s rather difficult to tell that they’re actually decals, not painted on. The craftsmanship that goes into each of these lids is exceptional. It’s almost as though the Japanese technicians that assemble these helmets do so in a loving way. And it starts when you get the box, a sturdy one at that – and open it to find all spare parts, instructions, Pinlock shield and the helmet itself, perfectly placed within.

Then you hit the road for the first time and the care in which the helmet is packaged manifests itself in exceptional comfort and security. The chin vent is carefully engineered to deliver air straight to the cheeks via channels molded into the helmet’s multi-density EPS liner. Of course, this required that chin pads themselves a means of accommodating this new capacity, so now they’re carefully perforated to aid in this type of cooling.

For anyone that spends time wide open in sixth gear, or any speed up to that range – you’ll appreciate the fact that Shoei contracted aerospace engineers to shape the helmet carefully for stability at speed. This is subtly obvious, not only in the helmet’s shape, but by the strakes you’ll find on the faceshield at its pivot points. And the easy-to-swap shield itself uses a UV-reflective material to eliminate strange sunburns around the eyes.

This helmet has a lot going for it, and anyone that dons an X-14 will quickly appreciate the aforementioned features every time you go for a ride.

Each helmet ships with extras: a lower air spoiler, Pinlock EVO visor cover, breathe guard, chin curtain and helmet back.

MSRP $889.99

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