S.H.I.E.L.D. Tech has taken the concept of transition lenses to its next logical step, tint transitioning helmet visors. For the rider that’s had to pack a clear shield when going out on a long ride, or for the time you wore sunglasses under your clear visor, now there’s a helmet visor the eliminates the need pack multiple shields for changing light conditions (and to comply with Johnny Law).

Having to just recently brave a late night ride while only having a tinted visor on our helmets, we’re very excited about this product from S.H.I.E.L.D. Tech. We like a dark tint here in our office, and S.H.I.E.L.D. Tech claims their visors will get as dark as normal sunglasses. Since mileage can vary in that department, we’re not sure what the really means, but from the pictures a “light tint” is easily achievable.

S.H.I.E.L.D. Tech initally plans to have replacement visors available for Shoei (RF1000, TZ-R, X-Eleven, Multitec), Arai  (Quantum, Profile, Corsair, Vector), and Akuma (Phantom) helmets by the Spring of 2010, with other manufacturers being added later down the line this year. Orders can be made from their website, pricing doesn’t seem set yet but appears to be in the $99 range.

Source: S.H.I.E.L.D. Tech via Two Wheels Blog

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  • Johndo

    Finally a transition visor for the X-eleven. Halleluya!

  • Jake Fox

    O.k. you reference Cyclops and S.H.I.E.L.D. on the front page of your site now. Be careful or Disney/Marvel might come after you for some royalties!

  • Charles Rutherford

    It’s unfortunate that SHIELD Tech is demolishing the strong brand that is Transitions. Frustrated at no returned phone calls, constant delay of the Arai release date, no updates when signing up for at their site, and no returned emails, I bought an Akuma Phantom II. In addition to being an obnoxiously cheap helmet, the shield didn’t get very dark. I returned it. The next day I found a Transitions SOLFX shield for Bell (which isn’t even listed on SHIELD Tech’s site) in a local bike shop, and it got very dark, very quick. It’s too bad Transitions gave the exclusive to someone unable to execute.

  • Johndo

    @Tyler Roary

    Even if you could view their website, there’s nothing new. In their FAQ it says that visors should be available starting summer 2010. We’re in 2011 and the visors are still nowhere to be found. I guess they need investors or something to get the wheel turning…cause I can’t think of any other reason why they wouldn’t produce these sooner, as I’m sure they’d sell by the bucket. I know I’d order one today for my Shoei.