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Owning an Arai is a dream for many. Their exclusivity and quality have turned models like the RX-7GP into true motorcycling symbols. The fact that they have been ridden by the best riders of every era, from Spencer to Pedrosa via Doohan and Schwantz, is a testament to the legendary quality of this brand.
Arai has always been rated among the top brands in customer satisfaction surveys. It is a global brand, a benchmark in the sector, but the most surprising thing is that it is still a family company. Founded in the 1920s by Hirotake Arai as a hat and other headwear company, after the war it began creating off-road helmets for Japanese motocross riders. From then on, the brand grew to offer a range of sports helmets including models for competition and also for touring and city use up to the present day, always looking for the maximum in performance, whether in full-face or jet versions.
An Arai helmet is characterised by the fact that it complies with the American Snell and European ECE standards, the most demanding in the world, whatever the model. In addition, the brand has set technological milestones in the sector, such as being the first brand to introduce an emergency extraction system, to offer a five-year warranty and also the first to market a carbon fibre helmet approved for road use.
Arai is still a family-owned company that still does some of the assembly by hand at its factory in Saitama, Japan, with workers who are also motorbike riders... helmets made by bikers for bikers.
Moreover, Arai does not only shine in motorcycling: its helmets are also a reference in motorsport, worn in all competitions, from Formula 1 to the world of rallies.
Today, the Arai is still handmade in the Arai factory in Japan, where the Arai family takes care of every detail to perfection. And perhaps this is the secret of their success: one family, three different generations and the same goal, to create the best possible helmet.
What types of helmets does Arai make?
Arai motorbike helmets are one of the main references in the market, with a historical legacy linked to the world of racing. These helmets are characterised by the high quality of their materials, with carefully studied safety systems and an extensive catalogue where we can find Racing motorbike helmets (RX-7V Evo), touring and Adventure motorbike helmets (Arai Tour X-4).
The first thing that strikes you when you look at all the Arai helmets is... they all look alike! This is because they share the same shell construction. This is the R75 design pattern. This refers to the fact that the angle of the shell of all Arai helmets always has a constant curvature of 75 degrees. It is a solution that, according to the brand, reduces in many cases the energy generated by an impact, since with an angle of 75 degrees the helmet slides along surfaces, avoiding obstacles, unlike other more angular designs that can cause the helmet to be held back by an obstacle and the energy to be absorbed by the helmet to be much greater. It should be noted that all Arai helmets have double buckle fasteners and have side covers that cover the visor mechanisms in the case of the full-face models.
Thanks to its lightness, comfort and ventilation system, the Penta has been the reference helmet for Trial enthusiasts and professionals. The new Pro version adds extra security to this popular model. The Penta Pro offers a lightweight chin guard for added protection.
Arai also manufactures high-end jet type helmets ideal for maxiscooter users. Like the other helmets in the Arai catalogue, the jet helmets are equipped with first-class features and premium finishes.
Top models and colours of the Arai brand
Arai RX-7V Evo helmet: The sportiest motorbike helmet This is the jewel in the crown. You have seen it, in previous models, in races protecting mythical riders like Schwantz, Spencer, Mamola, Doohan and also in its current model more recently Maverick Viñales, Jonathan Rea, Dani Pedrosa and a lot more. The new RX-7V Evo is homologated according to the new ECE 22.06 standard. Arai has applied its most advanced technologies such as the VAS screen, an advanced ventilation system and FCS inner padding.
Arai Chaser-X helmet: a very versatile helmet If you're off the track and looking for sporty road performance, this is the helmet for you. It is a design intended for the sport segment, perfect in sporting performance, but with a touch more comfort than the RX-7V. It offers a laminated fibre shell, the same screen as the RX-7V (called VAS) and with the same type of closure, but there are differences in the ventilation system, more modest in its inlets, since if we are not going to practice extreme riding (i.e. enter the track) it is not necessary to have so much ventilation.
Arai Concept-X helmet: a retro helmet This is a helmet with a very retro design, ideal for a custom bike, café racer or scrambler. It is a helmet that merges the past and the present because, although it has this 80's design, it still has the Arai seal of quality. It incorporates the latest technologies from the Japanese. The outer shell is made of a laminated fibre composite.
What is the price range of Arai helmets?
First of all. What comes to mind when you think of Arai? You're thinking of high-end, quality motorbike helmets with a touch of exclusivity. All Arai helmets are made of fibre. You won't find any thermoplastic ones. Arai helmets range in price from €500 to €1000 for premium models such as the RX-7V Racing.
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