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Arai are a high-end Japanese helmet manufacturer, creating hand-crafted helmets with excellent build quality. Originally formed in 1926 by Hirotake Arai as a hat maker, Arai is still run as a family concern by Michio 'Mitch' Arai and his grandson Akihito from Arai's HQ in Saitama, Japan. Nowadays, their helmets are used by some of the highest profile racers in motorcycle and car racing - including Maverick Vinales, Jonny Rea and Sebastian Vettel. On these pages, you'll find all our Arai motorcycle crash helmet reviews and articles.

Latest Arai Helmet Reviews & Previews

Here are our latest Arai helmet reviews in latest date order and includes full face, open face, adventure, sportsbike and touring helmets. Note: Arai doesn't make modular helmets so if you're looking, you won't find any!

Arai Classic V review: a premium quality, Snell certified open face...

Arai Classic V open face motorcycle helmet review. The Arai Classic V is a fiberglass open face helmet that uses similar helmet tech to Arai's range of full face helmets. It's what Arai calls SFL or Special Fiber Laminate which is a complex fiberglass composite. And it also features their...
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The big-bottomed helmet is here. Meet the Arai Regent X.

Arai Regent X motorcycle helmet review. The Arai Regent X (sold as the Profile V in Europeland) is Arai's entry level full face helmet in the US market. Which means it doesn't cost as much as most other Arais of course - but looking down the features list, it seems to...
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Review of the Arai Signet-X (Arai QV-Pro Europe): street/sports touring crash...

Review of the Arai Signet-X: the street/sports touring crash helmet from Arai. The Signet-X is the long awaited replacement to that stalwart of their helmet range, the Signet-Q (or Quantum ST as it's called in Europe). It's central to their range because it's a street helmet that's designed to work just...
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Review of the Arai Defiant X crash helmet for cruisers and...

Arai's fiberglass full face helmet designed for cruisers and naked bikes. Arai has made the Defiant X for riders of naked bikes - and specifically for riders of cruisers and cafe racers. It's a fiberglass composite helmet that's designed very much like the rest of the Arai family - which means...

Arai DT-X full face crash helmet review

Arai DT-X: Arai's mid-level all-rounder motorcycle helmet. Arai has just released it's new DT-X motorcycle helmet, designed to offer a more entry-level helmet that'll work on a range of sports-touring motorcycles and is suitable for everyone from commuters to tourers. It's a key helmet for Arai as it's a (relatively) cheap...

Arai XD4 adventure motorcycle crash helmet review

Arai XD4 Dual Sport Motorcycle Helmet review - Arai's most verstaile helmet ever? Arai has designed the Arai XD4 to be probably the most versatile helmet in their range. Out of the box, it looks like a regular adventure helmet, with sun/roost peak and large shield giving it the look of...

Full Face Arai Helmets

Arai particularly specializes in full face helmets in line with their founder's desire to produce the most protective helmets possible. Many are used in racing but they have an increasing range covering day to day riding as well as dirt and touring helmets. You'll find all their full face helmets below (click load more to uncover them all).

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The big-bottomed helmet is here. Meet the Arai Regent X.

Arai Regent X motorcycle helmet review. The Arai Regent X (sold as the Profile V in Europeland) is Arai's entry level full face helmet in the US market. Which means it doesn't cost as much as most other Arais of course - but looking down the features list, it seems to...
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Review of the Arai Signet-X (Arai QV-Pro Europe): street/sports touring crash...

Review of the Arai Signet-X: the street/sports touring crash helmet from Arai. The Signet-X is the long awaited replacement to that stalwart of their helmet range, the Signet-Q (or Quantum ST as it's called in Europe). It's central to their range because it's a street helmet that's designed to work just...
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Review of the Arai Defiant X crash helmet for cruisers and...

Arai's fiberglass full face helmet designed for cruisers and naked bikes. Arai has made the Defiant X for riders of naked bikes - and specifically for riders of cruisers and cafe racers. It's a fiberglass composite helmet that's designed very much like the rest of the Arai family - which means...

Arai DT-X full face crash helmet review

Arai DT-X: Arai's mid-level all-rounder motorcycle helmet. Arai has just released it's new DT-X motorcycle helmet, designed to offer a more entry-level helmet that'll work on a range of sports-touring motorcycles and is suitable for everyone from commuters to tourers. It's a key helmet for Arai as it's a (relatively) cheap...
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Review of the Arai Defiant full face crash helmet

Arai Defiant - a helmet designed for streetbikes and nakeds As we've found many a time, the performance of a crash helmet can change massively depending on the type of motorcycle you ride - ventilation, noise and buffeting are all altered depending on whether you're in the airflow or out of...
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Arai Corsair X – Review of Arai’s top of the range...

Arai Corsair X (RX-7V in Europe) - Arai's top of the range sportsbike helmet Arai have updated their range-topping Corsair V helmet - replacing it with the Corsair-X. But if you think it looks very similar to the old Corsair helmet, you'd be spot on. Because, as you can see from the...

Adventure, Dual Sport and Motocross Arai Helmets

Arai's focus is mainly on road riding helmets, but they do make helmets targeting other type of motorcycles too. If you're after a dual sport or adventure Arai helmet, you'll find them below.

Arai XD4 adventure motorcycle crash helmet review

Arai XD4 Dual Sport Motorcycle Helmet review - Arai's most verstaile helmet ever? Arai has designed the Arai XD4 to be probably the most versatile helmet in their range. Out of the box, it looks like a regular adventure helmet, with sun/roost peak and large shield giving it the look of...

Arai XD3 crash helmet review

Summary: comfortable, average wind noise, good visibility, typical Arai high quality. Good buy. DOT and Snell certified Double-D ring strap Good Quality  Dual purpose lid - kinda Bargains to be had Expect to pay around $450-630 The Arai XD3 is potentially a great buy now it's been replaced by the XD4. It's a dual purpose off-road helmet...

Sportsbike and Track Arai Helmets

AGV has made helmets for some of the biggest MotoGP stars out there including Valentino Rossi, Giacomo Agostini and Joan Mir. Their sportsbike helmets have been developed on the track and include FIM homologated racing helmets.

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Arai Corsair X – Review of Arai’s top of the range...

Arai Corsair X (RX-7V in Europe) - Arai's top of the range sportsbike helmet Arai have updated their range-topping Corsair V helmet - replacing it with the Corsair-X. But if you think it looks very similar to the old Corsair helmet, you'd be spot on. Because, as you can see from the...

Review of the Arai Signet-Q full face crash helmet

Arai describe it as ‘race-tested’ and it’s based on RX technology, but it really seems to be made for the all-rounder who takes long trips. Positive comments are that it works well when you wear it all day; it deals with speed once you get to the interstates, but it...

Arai RX-7 GP: Motorcycle Helmet Reviews

Summary Top quality construction, vents that really work, quiet and good peripheral vision. Worth the price (if you can afford it!) Snell certified and Sharp 4 Star Safety Rating All-day-long comfortable 1.6kg/3.5lbs weight Quiet Good ventilation Great build quality Price range - $510-700 depending on model Overall The Arai RX-7 is a...

Best Protecting Arai Helmets

Arai tends to get pretty well all their helmets tested by the US Snell test labs. So, where a DOT Arai helmet has been tested and approved by Snell, you'll find it listed below. Grab yourself one of these and you should be wearing some of the best helmet protection around.

Arai Classic V review: a premium quality, Snell certified open face...

Arai Classic V open face motorcycle helmet review. The Arai Classic V is a fiberglass open face helmet that uses similar helmet tech to Arai's range of full face helmets. It's what Arai calls SFL or Special Fiber Laminate which is a complex fiberglass composite. And it also features their...
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The big-bottomed helmet is here. Meet the Arai Regent X.

Arai Regent X motorcycle helmet review. The Arai Regent X (sold as the Profile V in Europeland) is Arai's entry level full face helmet in the US market. Which means it doesn't cost as much as most other Arais of course - but looking down the features list, it seems to...
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Review of the Arai Signet-X (Arai QV-Pro Europe): street/sports touring crash...

Review of the Arai Signet-X: the street/sports touring crash helmet from Arai. The Signet-X is the long awaited replacement to that stalwart of their helmet range, the Signet-Q (or Quantum ST as it's called in Europe). It's central to their range because it's a street helmet that's designed to work just...
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Review of the Arai Defiant X crash helmet for cruisers and...

Arai's fiberglass full face helmet designed for cruisers and naked bikes. Arai has made the Defiant X for riders of naked bikes - and specifically for riders of cruisers and cafe racers. It's a fiberglass composite helmet that's designed very much like the rest of the Arai family - which means...

Arai DT-X full face crash helmet review

Arai DT-X: Arai's mid-level all-rounder motorcycle helmet. Arai has just released it's new DT-X motorcycle helmet, designed to offer a more entry-level helmet that'll work on a range of sports-touring motorcycles and is suitable for everyone from commuters to tourers. It's a key helmet for Arai as it's a (relatively) cheap...

Arai XD4 adventure motorcycle crash helmet review

Arai XD4 Dual Sport Motorcycle Helmet review - Arai's most verstaile helmet ever? Arai has designed the Arai XD4 to be probably the most versatile helmet in their range. Out of the box, it looks like a regular adventure helmet, with sun/roost peak and large shield giving it the look of...
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Arai Corsair X – Review of Arai’s top of the range...

Arai Corsair X (RX-7V in Europe) - Arai's top of the range sportsbike helmet Arai have updated their range-topping Corsair V helmet - replacing it with the Corsair-X. But if you think it looks very similar to the old Corsair helmet, you'd be spot on. Because, as you can see from the...
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Arai Vector 2 Review (aka Chaser V in the EU)

Arai Vector 2 review. For other motorcycle crash helmet reviews, visit our All Crash Helmet Reviews section or our Only SHARP 4 or 5 Star Helmet Reviews section. Summary: A middle of the range (though still pretty expensive) Arai with a fiberglass shell, fully removable lining and wider than average shield aperture. A great all rounder...

Open Face Arai Helmets

Arai tends to be best known for their full face lids, but they do produce a range of high quality open face helmets too. You'll find all our open face Arai helmet reviews below.

Arai Classic V review: a premium quality, Snell certified open face...

Arai Classic V open face motorcycle helmet review. The Arai Classic V is a fiberglass open face helmet that uses similar helmet tech to Arai's range of full face helmets. It's what Arai calls SFL or Special Fiber Laminate which is a complex fiberglass composite. And it also features their...