Born in SHOEI’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel, the X-Fourteen’s aerodynamic profile has been meticulously crafted to enhance high-speed stability while reducing drag and the negative forces that can inhibit a rider’s performance on race day. Developed using rider input from the world’s top road racing athletes like Marc Marquez and Bradley Smith, careful consideration was given to every detail of the new X-Fourteen.
Racing environments can be extremely hot and fatiguing, which is precisely why next-level ventilation performance was a top priority when SHOEI engineers conceptualized the X-Fourteen. Boasting six (6) air intakes and six (6) exhaust outlets—all strategically shaped and located to maximize airflow and negative air pressure suction to the rear of the helmet—the X-Fourteen’s ventilating prowess is second to none. The X-Fourteen’s all-new cheek pad cooling system delivers refreshing air to the rider’s cheek area thanks to channels cut through the EPS liner and corresponding air holes located in the cheek pad foam.
CWR-F Race shield
The X-Fourteen’s CWR-F race shield provides a vast field of vision that today’s top racers demand. In addition to protecting against 99% of the sun’s damaging UV rays, the CWR-F shield offers a distortion-free view throughout the entire range thanks to SHOEI’s 3D injection-molding process. Additionally, innovative ribs on the top and bottom edge of the shield improve rigidity and eliminate the bending effect that may occur from wind pressure during high-speed riding, and the all-new double shield locking mechanism prevents potential unwanted shield openings in the event of an accident. The CWR-F race shield also features SHOEI’s exclusive, patent-pending Vortex Generators, which effectively reduce air friction and improve airflow around the helmet’s surface.
QR-E Base plate
Coupled with the CWR-F race shield, the X-Fourteen’s innovative QR-E base plate system facilitates quicker shield changes than ever before. Once a shield is installed, the strengthened spring-loaded base plates pull the shield back against the dual-lip, dual-layered window beading to ensure a wind and waterproof seal with each and every closure. Add to the mix an innovative five-stage adjustment dial that allows fine-tuning the base plate’s function more precisely than ever, and you’re left with the most advanced base plate/shield combination on the market today.