Transitions Photochromic technology allows this visor to automatically change from clear to dark depending on ambient light conditions. The process works when photochromic dyes embedded into the lens or shield react to UV light, changing levels of darkness with the sun. Partly cloudy means it'll be partly tinted. Full sun means it'll go fully tinted and at night it'll remain clear.
What's the catch? There is none, except the price, which is justified by not having to lug another shield with you or stuff sunglasses into your helmet. The only real downside is the first minute after leaving the noonday sun and entereing a tunnel, at which point you can either open the shield and activate your "safety squint," or just deal with it, and for every other instance enjoy the automatically adapting tint of the best upgrade shield money can buy.
- Compatible with the Shoei RF-1200 and Shoei X-14
- 100% UV Protection
- Fades to 50% transmission in two minutes
- Anti-reflective Coating
- Pinlock ready
- Manufactured by Transitions, the leading manufacturer of photochromatic lenses world-wide
- Pinlock Lens Insert sold separately
*Pre Order Details: These shields (combined with pinlock inserts and the stellar build quality of the RF-1200) are the best thing since sliced bread, but they've been back-ordered since they were released. We have had a slew of them on back-order for over a year and Shoei will trickle out 3 or 4 at a time. Order now, we'll ship free as soon as they arrive.