Shoei began to develop helmets in 1958 and manufactured their first helmet in 1960 at their Tokyo, Japan factory. Ever since then with over 50 years of design, development and manufacturing of helmets, they have been at the forefront of premium helmets and they still are to this day. Being intentionally renowned for producing premium quality products at reasonable prices. Making sure they cover most of the motorcycle market by offering premium open face, full face, flip front and off road helmets using very high quality materials and construction. All Shoei helmets are still made by hand in Japan with very strict quality control.