Gear

J-CRUISE 2


The Ultimate Open-Faced Inner Sun Visor for Top-flight Functionality and Comfort

Along with the ease of use and freedom offered by an open-faced design, we’ve added the convenience of an inner sun visor to the J-Cruise, bringing about an evolution into the new J-Cruise II. With the latest technology that SHOEI has to offer, we’ve completely revamped all of the functions of this helmet, beginning of course with safety and striving for functionality in terms of a compact design with good ventilation. The newly evolved J-Cruise II creates a new kind of value for your riding experience.

Main Characteristics

Form

Form

Refined, advanced design

Starting from the handsome yet simple design of the previous model, the J-Cruise II offers an even more modern, refined shell style. We took a hard look at the details such as the operating mechanism of the sun visor and other parts, to create a more compact shell than the previous model.
We also redesigned the back of the helmet for better aerodynamic performance with a unique shape, transforming this helmet into an aero-device where the shell shape serves as a spoiler.

Ventilation system

Cool wearability proven by wind tunnel test results

The heat that a rider experiences has a direct effect on how exhausted they feel. The helmet’s ability keep things cool inside of the helmet through proper ventilation is a crucial factor that riders require from any helmet.
The J-Cruise II has undergone repeated tests at SHOEI’s own large-scale wind tunnel test facility, in the relentless pursuit of improving ventilation performance. Another intake hole has been added to the upper air intake for 30% more inflow of air into the helmet vs. the previous model.
We also studied many different shapes for the top air outlet, to provide the best shape for optimum air outflow efficiency. As a result, we increased the outflow air volume by 20% or more, while maintaining the same number of air outlet holes as the previous model.

(Reference value comparison measured using our in-house wind tunnel testing facilities)

We exposed the J-Cruise and J-Cruise II to wind velocities equivalent to 100 km/h, and measured their respective air intake volumes. The inflow on the J-Cruise II was around 1.3 times greater than that of our previous model.
*Reference value comparison measured using our in-house wind tunnel testing facilities

For the shape of the center part inside the top air outlet, we tested many different patterns at our large-scale wind tunnel facility, to find the best shape with the most effective ventilation. (patent pending)

Shield/Visor System

Maintains a clear field of view at all times, so you can enjoy the scenery

The J-Cruise II uses the CJ-2 shield/visor, with a minimum of distortion and a clear field of view. The rib on the bottom edge of the shield/visor has been designed for greater rigidity, and wind turbulence within the helmet has been kept to a bare minimum. The window beading was changed from the previous double-lipped shape to airtight-sealed window beading, which offers both excellent sealing performance and durability. This design offers a helmet with superior airtight performance.

A shield/visor lock is used on the bottom left edge of the shield/visor to prevent accidental opening. The locking mechanism is simple and accurate, allowing the shield/visor to lock when closed fully, and for the shield/visor to be opened just by pushing outwards on the inside of the bottom left edge of the shield/visor.

The J-Cruise II now offers a new slightly open position setting for the shield/visor base. Use the slightly open position to quickly defog and efficiently ventilate the inside of the helmet, if the shield/visor fogs up while you are riding. The slightly open position was designed so that the shield/visor can be kept open, at a position where the lower edge of the shield/visor or the silicone seal of the PINLOCK® EVO lens does not interfere with your field of vision.

The J-Cruise II comes standard-equipped with a PINLOCK® EVO lens that protects against shield/visor fogging. This lens ensures a clear field of vision, even when riding in high humidity or cold weather.
*Image shown is for purpose of illustration.

QSV-2 Sun Visor

New sun visor further reduces sunlight entering the helmet

Although the shields/visors on open-faced helmets that cover the rider’s entire face allow light to enter over a wider area, care needs to be taken to reduce glare.
The J-Cruise II uses a QSV-2 sun visor that is 5 mm longer than the previous model, to reduce the amount of sunlight that comes in through the lower part of the shield/visor. With a longer sun visor, the distance from the wearer’s nose when using the sun visor is closer than on the QSV-1, so the shape of the nose part has been cut deeper than the QSV-1 to avoid contact.

A high-precision sun visor, rivaling the EN-1836 standard set by European sunglasses.

The levers on both sides of the eye port can be pulled out to stabilize the sun visor base, so that you can attach and remove the sun visor more smoothly.
*Be sure that the lever is in the downward position and that the mechanism is unlocked when you are not attaching or removing the sun visor.

Interior

A highly comfortable design when taken off, put on or worn

The fabric used on the interior surface is a hybrid between moisture-absorbent, quick-drying material and soft raised fabric. Moisture-absorbent and quick-drying material is used on areas that cover the cheeks and brow where sweat tends to stick; and soft raised fabric is used on the parts where the skin tends to rub against when the rider wears/removes the helmet. This offers greater snugness and optimum comfort when wearing the helmet.
The bottom edge of the cheek pad uses leather-like material that is more durable than the previous model, with an added design pattern with attention to detail.

Micro-ratchet-type chinstrap

Micro-ratchet-type chinstrap

SHOEI’s unique chinstrap design: safe and easy to use

The J-Cruise II features a micro-ratchet-type chinstrap, which the rider can adjust even while wearing thick gloves. The chinstrap features SHOEI’s unique design, made for both convenience and safety, with the latches always hooking on in two places when locked. The lock opens if the buckle lever is lifted past a certain point.

Attachment mechanism for exclusively-designed communication system

Easy to wear with excellent design

Highly convenient communication systems are becoming a must-have feature for many riders. The J-Cruise II features an attachment mechanism for the SRL or SRL2 communication system, designed exclusively by SENA. Having an exclusive design allows the communication system to blend in well with the helmet when attached, and the system is easy to attach.

The SRL and SRL2 communication systems designed exclusively for our helmets are made by SENA. These systems are not included with the helmet. SENA sells the SRL/SRL2, and all related service and support is provided by SENA.

Source: Shoei.com

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