I was trying on helmets yesterday. I tried the HJC CS-12 and CL-14 current production in my size. Then I tried on a discontinued Shoei. The fit was much different and the contour more closely fit the shape of my head.
So the question is two part. Is the Shoei a superior helmet or are you paying for the name? The price is $200. Can I do better? It's plain white and I think that it's the RF-1000 model. The back vents look a little different. Probably last year's model.