Good choice! I have to say that while I wish my Shoei RF1200 was more of a retro style, going from my Bell Bullitt (loved the looks but, the noise, not so much) was a major improvement. Not only is it much quieter but, there’s no helmet lift at highway speed. And as far the the comms, my Sena does stick out but it’s easy to use and the sound quality is great, probably partially owing to the Shoei keeping down the wind noise. Anyway, congrats on the new lid. Sounds like it was a journey to get there but, worth it.