The last piece of bad news is the MSRP of $170. I understand that it’s amazing technology, and that it takes the place of two shields, but nearly two hundred bones for a shield is mighty steep. Standard CWR-1 shields (in your choice of dark smoke, light smoke, or clear) are $60, so it seems like charging much over $120 is a bit of a gouge. It’s freakin’ magic, though, I have to say. Plus it’s Pinlock ready, and considering it’s perfect for winter months when the days are short, you’re one insert away from keeping fog at bay. It’s also worth noting that the photochromic shield’s optics are better than having both a clear outer shield and an inner sun visor, as on, say, Shoei’s own Neotec or GT-Air.