First Look: Shoei Marquez Black Ant RF-1200

Win A New Shoei RF-1200 Marquez Black Ant Helmet in the Motorcyclist Photo Hashtag Challenge!

The newest colorway in the Shoei helmet line is the Marquez Black Ant. You might recall Marquez wearing this graphic on an X-Twelve model during his 2012 winter testing with HRC Honda just prior to his championship season. For 2014, Shoei has released the signature design on the RF-1200, a recently introduced full-face helmet that features significant change from its RF-1100 precursor.  The RF-1200 has a smaller, more aerodynamic shell than the 1100 making it Shoei's lightest Snell-certified full-face model to date. The RF-1200 is said to have less wind noise without blocking out "informative sounds" of the road thanks to its Multi-Ply Matrix Aim+ shell design and dual-layer, multi-density liner materials. The RF-1200 is available in sizes ranging from XS to XXL and carries an MSRP of $498.99. The new Marquez Black Ant will have an MSRP of $626.99. Specs on the RF-1200 model can be found on the Shoei website, however the Black Ant graphic is not yet listed.

The recently announced _Motorcyclist Magazine _Photo Hashtag Challenge will begin soon and one lucky grand prize winner will receive a new Shoei Marquez Black Ant RF-1200 in the size of their choice. The Challenge will be held monthly throughout 2014 with Motorcyclist editors choosing a hashtag theme of the month. For a chance to win, follow Motorcyclist on Facebook and Instagram to enter the Challenge and be ready for the first hashtag theme to be announced.