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Offline Snox

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Arai helmet best for out bikes
« on: May 12, 2019, 10:38:41 PM »
Can get good deals on arai , just wondering if any one wears one and if they are fairly quiet .

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Re: Arai helmet best for out bikes
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2019, 09:51:11 AM »
I have had a few Aria's, and I love the helmet, but quiet they are not. Wearing ear plugs is must with them IMHO

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Re: Arai helmet best for out bikes
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2019, 10:46:55 AM »
Doesn't matter what helmet you wear you should always wear ear plugs. I find that Arai's while good helmets are not that quiet, Shoei (NXR currently) work best for me but as always with helmets the fit is what matters and a proper fit will be quieter as there will be lees gaps around your head and ears.

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Re: Arai helmet best for out bikes
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2019, 11:26:45 AM »
I would concur, great lids but not quiet, I wear a RX7v on track and a Schuberth C3 pro on the road. The C3 is way quieter.


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Re: Arai helmet best for out bikes
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2019, 12:04:51 PM »
 :461: Fit is always most important. Personally, I find that Arai lids do not suit my head shape. They always feel like they're sitting "ON" my head rather than my head being snug in the helmet  :027:

IMO, for what it's worth, if you want quiet then it's Shoei (GT Air).

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Re: Arai helmet best for out bikes
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2019, 12:18:54 PM »
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Re: Arai helmet best for out bikes
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 07:39:52 PM »
I'm on my second Arai QV-Pro. This obviously my own personal opinion.

Pros
Top safety ratings
Exterior sun visor is a good design feature (you can use it as a sun shade whilst not in the down position, good for low sun evenings)
Plenty of ventilation
Good aerodynamics - very little buffeting even on a naked bike
Pinlock visor with good field of view
Built in removable foam cut outs for communicator headset speakers

Cons
Very draughty - pretty cold in the winter
Loud
Visor opening and locking down fiddly (you might have to adjust the visor fit several times to get it right)

Either pro nor con depending on you
Narrow width ways in relation to overall size
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Re: Arai helmet best for out bikes
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 10:36:16 AM »
Another vote for the Shoei GT Air, but make sure the chin curtain is fitted (even in Summer) as it makes a real difference to wind noise. I only discovered this last year after 30 years of motorcycling and swapping bikes looking for a quieter ride. I'd previously thought the curtain was for Winter use to keep cold air out (and I don't ride in the Winter, generally).

I've tried a Shuberth and it was really bad (considering all the hype around how quiet it is supposed to be), but maybe that was down to my head shape. It's said that people who find Shoeis a good fit will not be comfortable in Arais and my experience certainly bears that out.

Another good thing about the GT Air is it has a high quality optically correct internal sun visor. Once you start using this you will wonder how you managed previously.
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Re: Arai helmet best for out bikes
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 07:25:40 PM »
Agree. I've got 2 GT Airs and rate them. Quiet with the chin curtain and ear pads in place. Becomes noisier if you fit an intercom (unless you pack out the speakers with headphone foam covers).

The only gripe with the old model GT Air is that the 'just open one click' position on the visor is wrong, either no airflow or a blast in the eye. I've heard that the new version has addressed this but I've not seen one yet.

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Re: Arai helmet best for out bikes
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 08:15:00 PM »
Cheers for the replies . Must get out n try again on n see if they fit me .

 


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