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Old 26-Apr-2017, 03:47 PM
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Question Helmet Dilemma - Arai Race Reps

I'm due a new helmet...

I've always worn Arai because they fit, are good quality and last long enough. I've tested them on track (like, *really* tested them!) and the after-sales service is second to none; they replaced a chin vent at WDW during a service free of charge without even asking. So I am definitely having another Arai...

My dilemma is that all the paint schemes at the moment are a bit ... dull!

My previous two have been the John Reynolds / Union Flag design because I really liked it. Before that I had a Simon Crafar rep because that too had the Union Flag on it as part of the NZ flag design. Call me patriotic...

But there's nothing in the current range that I like. The nearest thing that looks any good to me is the Arai Chaser V "flag" like this...



This is now discontinued so I'm looking at old stock through ebay or being lucky to find one in store. I've not got a problem with this.

I do like the Lorenzo reps, especially now he's at Ducati, or maybe even a Dovi rep, but I just can't convince myself to move away from Arai.

Am I right?


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Old 26-Apr-2017, 04:45 PM
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gotta be a good DUcati colour:



Chaser-X Tough Red

Dont Ducati themselves also sell Arai helmets?


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Does that finish date (Dec 2016) still stand or have they extended it??
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Old 26-Apr-2017, 08:24 PM
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Buy a plain white version of your choice and have it painted in a rep of your choice, probably will cost less than buying an overpriced Ducati logo'd version.
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You're not convincing me on the other designs, and I don't want to get 100 off a helmet that's already 300 more because it has "Ducati" on it

I think I'm just going to go with the Chaser V "flag" design...


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I'm due a new helmet...

I've always worn Arai because they fit, are good quality and last long enough. I've tested them on track (like, *really* tested them!) and the after-sales service is second to none; they replaced a chin vent at WDW during a service free of charge without even asking. So I am definitely having another Arai...

My dilemma is that all the paint schemes at the moment are a bit ... dull!

My previous two have been the John Reynolds / Union Flag design because I really liked it. Before that I had a Simon Crafar rep because that too had the Union Flag on it as part of the NZ flag design. Call me patriotic...

But there's nothing in the current range that I like. The nearest thing that looks any good to me is the Arai Chaser V "flag" like this...



This is now discontinued so I'm looking at old stock through ebay or being lucky to find one in store. I've not got a problem with this.

I do like the Lorenzo reps, especially now he's at Ducati, or maybe even a Dovi rep, but I just can't convince myself to move away from Arai.

Am I right?

It's this for me. Classy..
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Old 28-Apr-2017, 07:25 PM
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But there's nothing in the current range that I like. The nearest thing that looks any good to me is the Arai Chaser V "flag" like this...



d:


I also have this helmet, bought it from Chris Walkers just over a year ago, thought it apropriate as I was retiring my Chris Walker rep Arai.
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Old 19-May-2017, 09:34 AM
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My new helmet has arrived and I'm actually really pleased with it!

Although I've always had Arai, the quality has improved again since my last one (an Astro-R) and justifies the expense, even though I managed to get it for just 249

Already fitted my DSC sticker too!
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Old 19-May-2017, 11:19 AM
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Good choice... and a bargain!
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