Help with Arai Helmet~
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: Help with Arai Helmet~

  1. #1
    Registered User Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Richmond
    Bike
    2007 Gs500F

    Help with Arai Helmet~

    Hello

    I am currently in the market of getting a new helmet. The two helmet i am interested in is Arai Profile and the Consair RX-7. Although the RX7 is like the best from Arai, i like the fitting of the profile more. However, I am just wondering beside the little bell and whistle, is the RX7 safer than the profile? If so, i am willing to sacrifice lil-discomfort and and get the RX7...

    The reason I want to ask this on a forum is because i know if i ask at a store...they will try to push me to get the RX7 because its more $$....

    Thank you everyone!!!

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BCSportBikes.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Wait for me, I'm SLOW Array Ape Man 2007's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Www....ichmond
    Bike
    They're all "Made in China"
    Which ever fits your head with the most comfort is what you need to buy. If you feel more comfortable with the Profile, get that one. Arai makes their helmets in different shapes (Round, Round/Oval etc.) I did fit all of the Arai models last year (Corsair, Profile, Quantum 2, Vector) and found the Corsair fit the best with the most comfort for my melon.



    Regarding the differences of both helmets check this out:

    http://www.araiamericas.com/helmets/rx-7_corsair.html

    http://www.araiamericas.com/helmets/profile.html


    Hope this helps.

    Cheers
    F**k STARBUCKS !!!! ..... I'm posing in front of Tim Hortons.


    Life's to SHORT, don't WASTE it.

    Recycle - SAVE the Planet !

  4. #3
    Ride Solo Array GSP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    The 'Wack
    Bike
    SV track, VFR road
    They're both good--choose the most comfortable. The best bet is to go to a motorcycle show. The Arai display usually has someone who actually knows what will work best for your needs and size of head. Seattle is coming up.
    "When in doubt accelerate.
    It may not help you avoid the problem,
    but it'll end the suspense."


    WMRC #96 (retired)

  5. #4
    Rain-or-shine commuter Array geobeck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    New Westminster
    Bike
    Honda 599
    Ditto for choosing the most comfortable.

    You might want to check out other manufacturers as well. As long as a helmet is DOT/Snell approved*, asking which one is safer than another isn't really a big deal. They all meet those safety standards; none will make you bullet proof.

    *Snell being the more rigorous standard
    "Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity." George Carlin

  6. #5
    Moderator Array Shovelhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Abbotsford
    Bike
    1098
    I wanted a Corsair but my head is a Quantum shape.
    I had my head sized and helmet fitted at the Arai booth at Laguna MotoGP last summer.
    My other arai that I fitted myself was an XL, they sold me a L, Much better fit.
    I guess they know my head better than me.
    They sold me the Quantum although it was $100 cheaper than the corsair.

    Check this link on how to fit an Arai helmet
    R.I.P #48 Shoya Tomizawa (December 10, 1990 – September 5, 2010)
    R.I.P. #58 Marco Simoncelli (January 20, 1987 – October 23, 2011)


  7. #6
    S2S anyone? Array aznbiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Vancouver
    Bike
    2002 CBR600F4i
    Fit is most important.
    A little bells and whistles on other models won't make up for a good fitting and comforatble helmet.

    I like the design and look of Arai, but my head fit a Shoei much better.
    I went for the fit, and haven't ever regretted it.
    Remember on a day ride you'll be wearing it a long time.

  8. #7
    Swivel on it Array SkydiveSonic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    BC
    Bike
    Chia
    Fit is the most vital thing. No point in having a higher spec or "better" helmet if it's either loose, or too tight causing pressure points. Speak with the accessories manager at JP Suzuki on kingsway - dude knows how to fit a helmet pretty well.
    If you wanna say something, speak into the mic. It's right above my balls.

  9. #8
    1st name basis with Death Array Ghost's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    I'm the one in front of you.... ZIPPERLIPS!!!
    Bike
    2014 BMW S1000RR in MF'n BLACK!!!
    Fit is all that matters... the biggest difference in most lids is the shield mount/hardware, the graphic, and if you can remove the liner and wash it!!! (straight from the mouth of a Parts Canada Rep)

    As far as protection goes... they all protect you pretty much the same!!!

    The truth is, the price of a helmet has no bearing on how well it will protect you!!!

    What the hell do I know though???

    ...all things being the same, I wear an RX7 Hayes Replica!!!
    i'M a BcSb PaGe 11 RoCkStAr...
    '08 1098S in NERO, of CORSE!!!

  10. #9
    Moderator Array Shovelhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Abbotsford
    Bike
    1098
    If you end up buying an Arai other than the RX7, upgrade the liner to the "dry fit' material.

    Hey Ghost, I have the Quantum 2 Hayes Replica, sweet looking design.
    R.I.P #48 Shoya Tomizawa (December 10, 1990 – September 5, 2010)
    R.I.P. #58 Marco Simoncelli (January 20, 1987 – October 23, 2011)


  11. #10
    Registered User Array
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Richmond
    Bike
    2007 Gs500F
    hey everybody!! thanks for all your input! I think I will go with the profile for sure now!!

    upgrade the liner to the "dry fit' material.
    what is that and what does it do? Thank you!!

    The best bet is to go to a motorcycle show.
    is this the one that you are talking about? if so...i cant go..dang...final exam during those times =(

    http://www.motorcycleshows.com/motor.../detail/358891
    Last edited by oskai; 11-27-2008 at 06:56 PM.

  12. #11
    Fuelled by rice Array racerboy88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    lower mainland
    Bike
    Derbi
    comfort is the utmost importance
    02 R1- stolen Nov 24/02

    Hang Thieves

  13. #12
    Moderator Array Shovelhead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Abbotsford
    Bike
    1098
    Quote Originally Posted by oskai View Post
    what is that and what does it do? Thank you!!



    http://www.motorcycleshows.com/motor.../detail/358891
    First, I was wrong, it is not called Dry Fit, It is Dry-Cool®
    Dry-Cool® liner promotes improved moisture and heat removal
    The difference is amazing.
    R.I.P #48 Shoya Tomizawa (December 10, 1990 – September 5, 2010)
    R.I.P. #58 Marco Simoncelli (January 20, 1987 – October 23, 2011)


  14. #13
    VANCOUVERCHICKENMAN.COM Array pike1181's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Vancouver
    Bike
    2003 Yamaha R6
    Go with the Arai Vector or the RX-7.
    The Vector saved my life last month!
    VERY comfortable helmet!
    2006 Yamaha R6 Raven
    2006 Porsche
    2002 Ford Mustang Convertible - sold
    2003 Yamaha R6
    - RIP

  15. #14
    Racing Red Array Rosso_Corsa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Vancouver
    Bike
    '07 Honda CBR 600RR
    If it's between two Arais and one is more comfortable than the other, GO FOR COMFORT. You don't realize how important that is until you've gone on a real ride with it on. If you feel discomfort during testing, then that discomfort will only be magnified over the course of a real ride.
    Sam
    pictureandcolor.com

  16. #15
    Meh... that's nice... Array Solar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    North Vancouver
    Bike
    1989 CBR250R (SOLD)
    Ditto to what all the riders have written here before me. In the end, an Arai is an Arai is an Arai... you HAVE to go with fit. I must have tried on 50 different helmets when I was looking to invest in one... different sizes, styles, brands, you name it... Arai Astral-X (now the name has changed) was what fit me best. With Arai's they're all made to the same standards and quality... it's just the inside shape that differs.

    Happy lid hunting
    RIP Julie
    July 10, 2005

    RIP Mikhail
    July 12, 2008

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •