Speaking of the shield, Shoe’s given the RF-1200 the CWR-1 faceshield. A quick-release design, the CWR-1 features standard Pinlock posts (and the helmet comes with one Pinlock insert in the box) and reinforcing ribs across the upper and lower edges. Shoei says these ribs lend stiffness to the shield, which keeps it from pulling away from the shell at high speed, in turn reducing wind noise and drafts. The CWR mounts on Shoei’s new quick-release backing plates, which feature a cam that draws the shield against the shell when closed. What’s more, the RF-1200 has new dual-lip “window beading” and dials on the base plates that help fine-tune the shield/shell fit to ensure a draft-free helmet.