Below is a comparison between the Shoei Neotec 2 and the Schuberth C4. Both modular helmets are excellent options providing premium safety and comfort, but without knowing the features of each, it is not easy to decide which is right for you. So lets begin…
SHELL & WEIGHT
Both the Neotec 2 and C4 are made from fiberglass; the C4 is 100% fiberglass and the Neotec 2 is a fiber glass mixture called Advanced Interfrated Matrix (AIM). The Shoei weighs slightly less than the Schuberth. However the Schuberth comes with the speaker and mic built in whereas the Neotec does not so once you add the SENA communication system to the Shoei, weight is just about the same.
Schuberth helmets are known for their quiet aerodynamic design and the C4 conitnues this tradition. Both helmets are designed to prevent air flow through the lower area of the helmet. The Shoei is euipped with a Vortex Generator in the chin zone that not only prevents the entry of air but also reduces noise considerably. Plus, it has a double rear spoiler, wind tunnel tested, that minimizes turbulence at high speeds making it great for not only touring but also sport bike riders.
Both come with Pinlock anti-fog lense and anti-scratch treatment. Neither require special tools to remove the screen; both are easily removable. The Neotec 2 visor is not as high or wide as the C4 visor but the Neotec does have a carved edge that the C4 does not, allowing it to fit as tightly as possible agianst the helmet shell helping with soundproofing. One interesting side note is that the C4 does offer the possiblity of changing the sun visor depending on the type of light.
CHIN BAR OPENING SYSTEM & CLOSURE
The Shoei offers a 2-click system so that once the chin bar is lifted, it can be pushed back one more time for a second click providing a bit of a locking mechanism. Both incorporate a micrometric retention system making them very quick and easy to operate.
While both helmets have a sophisticated ventilation system, the Neotec 2 offers an extractor in the rear that the C4 does not. Both have air inlets in the upper zone and chin zone.
Interior padding in both helmets is removable and washable. The Schuberth interior is anitbacterial and fast drying and has been optmized for those that wear glasses. The Shoei was built with padding in the area of the ears which reduces external noise.
Both have 5 year warranties, however the Schuebrth you must register. Otherwise it is only a 2 year warranty.
PRICE & COLOR
Price is very reasonable for this style helmet especially considering the quality offered to protect your body’s most important part! Both come in a variety of colors, some of which will make the base price go up a bit.The Shoei Neotec 2 starts at $699.00 and the Schuberth C4 starts at $749. For a limited time only, call 301-497-8949 and ask about Bob’s exclusive offer on the Schuberth C4!
The reality is you cannot go wrong with either of these premium flip-up helmets! Questions about sizing? Call 301-497-8949 to speak with one of our apparel specialists TODAY!