I considered the Shoei too when i was after a flip, in the end i got a caberg trip, similar polycarb construction and has an internal sun visor which is great.
The trip got 5 stars to the multitec's 3 and the flip mech scored better so it seems you dont always get value for money from a big name brand. I'm not bashing shoei as i have a full face and its great.
But its possibly quieter than the trip which is a but noisy at 70.
I love the convenience of the flip as a speccy wearer.
Update - picked up my Multitec last week and well pleased with it, mucho quieter and a better fit than the last lid.I've been looking into a replacement for my 'El Cheapo' current flip-up lid and the Multitec is on my shopping list But I'm going to take a trip to the dealerships up in Northern Ireland, our muppets in power charge 21.5% value added tax on helmets down south Safety equipment is zero 'vat' in the UK & Northern Ireland!