Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
|Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more|
Share This Thread:
|Subscribe to this Thread||Thread Tools|
|09-04-2015, 12:00 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Shoei Transitions CWR-1 Adaptive Face Shield | SR Tested
Carrying a dark or clear shield with you for differing daylight conditions is a hassle for many riders, but the new Transitions adaptive optics face shields are looking to make that a thing of the past. The latest Transitions shield is now being sold by Shoei for its best-selling RF-1200 helmet, and we got the chance to try it out. Utilizing photochromic technology that features a layer inside the shield containing trillions of photochromic molecules, the Transitions face shield actually darkens according to the amount of UV (ultraviolet) light in the environment. This means its tinting actually adapts to the amount of available light, so it’s not just all clear or all dark; and that adaptation adjusts continuously as available light changes.
We had the opportunity to test an early prototype of the Transitions shield about 15 years ago, and while it worked well for the most part, it never really got dark enough during bright daylight for our tastes. It appears that development since then has taken big steps forward, as the Transitions face shield for the RF-1200 worked very well, getting dark enough during daylight hours to keep out the glare while adapting just enough during overcast days to maintain good contrast that allowed our depth perception to be at its best. The only drawback is that the change from tint to clear on colder days is slower, so if you ride into a dark tunnel on a bright day, things can be a bit dark for a few seconds. Otherwise we were extremely satisfied with the Transition face shield’s performance, though it is a bit on the pricey side.
More sportbike gear and accessories articles.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Shoei RF 1000 clear face shield???||CraigRR||Gear Talk||22||02-08-2013 10:05 AM|
|They need to come up with transitions shield!!!||K_tracho_r6||General Discussion (Moto Related)||40||10-09-2011 07:06 PM|