Shoei X-Twelve

There’s no shortage of choices when it comes to racing helmets, and it can be a daunting task to choose the right helmet for the right application. That’s why we’re creating a guide to help you understand what’s available on the market. Our upcoming helmet overviews from manufacturers like Shoei, Bell, Zamp, Racequip and Pyrotect will breakdown the different safety ratings, visibility, fit, and styles so you can find a helmet that works for your particular needs.

First in the series is the X-Twelve from Shoei. I took this glossy, Union Jack adorned helmet to the local karting track on Sunday to see how well it would perform under racing conditions.

Don’t let the gentleman paint job fool you; the X-Twelve was born to race! Stay tuned to find out how Shoei’s X-Twelve meets the demands of world class racers.