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Old 09-01-2011, 01:37 AM   #1
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Question Arai Corsair V?

as most of you know i wrecked a lil over a week ago and because of it i need a new helmet and i want to buy an arai corsair v i just wanted to know if its worth the money, i usually wear shoei helmets but i though it might be nice for a change. so what your opinion on this helmet is it worth the money
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:57 AM   #2
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I like my Shoei RF1000 WAY better then my RX-V Arai

The helmet it'self is super comfy but it's super noisy I hardly ever wear it without ear plugs.

That being said.. a Shark helmet was just as comfy if not more and I got one at Two wheel toys "a site sponsor" for about 200 bucks on sale. Dunno if they still have any though.
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I say try the helmet on before you make a decision. Helmets are going to fit you mug different. Try them on and which ever fits you best, that the one i would go with. I tried allot of helmets on and SHARK fit my pumpkin primo. Ill be posting it in the for sale this weekend with a few more items.
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If you are going high end, I have heard really good things about this:

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/n...-carbon-helmet
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arai and shoei helmets fit different. I wanted an arai but had to go with a shoei because of the different shape.
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I think it's a great helmet. I like how they now have the quick release on the cheeck pads in case your helmet needs to be removed by the parametics. I've crashed three corsairs now & what hurt the most was knowing what they'd cost me


one thing that always scares me is how things sound like they are breaking when changing out the visor. Not sure if other helmets are the same.
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arai and shoei helmets fit different. I wanted an arai but had to go with a shoei because of the different shape.
they both fit the same on me both are xl strangely enough, i juat wanted to know if the corsair v is a good helmet with all the vents and its light weight

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I like my Shoei RF1000 WAY better then my RX-V Arai

The helmet it'self is super comfy but it's super noisy I hardly ever wear it without ear plugs.

That being said.. a Shark helmet was just as comfy if not more and I got one at Two wheel toys "a site sponsor" for about 200 bucks on sale. Dunno if they still have any though.
i had that helmet and i loved it i had it 3 yrs and it finally came apart , i just recently used the rf 1100 it was good to, i can get the rf 1000 still for 300 bucks thats cheaper than when i first got it
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I like my Shoei RF1000 WAY better then my RX-V Arai

The helmet it'self is super comfy but it's super noisy I hardly ever wear it without ear plugs.

That being said.. a Shark helmet was just as comfy if not more and I got one at Two wheel toys "a site sponsor" for about 200 bucks on sale. Dunno if they still have any though.
+1 I wore an RF-1000 and switch to arai and its hella noisy with the visor up . It whistles if the visor isn't in the right position but over all its a nice helmet , comfortable light weight and pretty much wears like a shoei
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one thing that always scares me is how things sound like they are breaking when changing out the visor. Not sure if other helmets are the same.
I try to minimize visor changes, largely for that reason.

Is the helmet worth the money? if I can say. I like mine*. But they certainly aren't cheap.

I read comments about wind noise and earplugs, but I tried riding with earplugs and couldn't stand not being able to hear stuff around me. I rather like the "noise" factor.

*What do I like about it? It fits well enough I'm largely not aware it's even there. And it's ventilated well enough that even though mine is black my head doesn't get hot.
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I try to minimize visor changes, largely for that reason.

Is the helmet worth the money? if I can say. I like mine*. But they certainly aren't cheap.

I read comments about wind noise and earplugs, but I tried riding with earplugs and couldn't stand not being able to hear stuff around me. I rather like the "noise" factor.

*What do I like about it? It fits well enough I'm largely not aware it's even there. And it's ventilated well enough that even though mine is black my head doesn't get hot.
i use one visor its always a dark smoke one even at night i use one, so that dont bother me, road noise id have to say id rather hear whats around me instead of silence cuz you cant hear whats behind your or coming up on either side, i tried a corsair v on it fit nicely, i just wanna know if its worth the 600 to 1000 bucks to spend, my shoeis i spend and average of 400 bucks on them cuz i usually get them on sale from cycle gear
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Competition Accessories is having a closeout on 2005 snell approved Arai helmets. I bought my Arai Corsair V a couple months back from them for $499.99. It doesn't matter to me about the 2010 snell rating so that might factor into your decision. I made the switch from Shoei. I really like Shoei but the ventilation on my Arai is far superior to my old Shoei. I'm an XL too and they both fit fine.

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Competition Accessories is having a closeout on 2005 snell approved Arai helmets. I bought my Arai Corsair V a couple months back from them for $499.99. It doesn't matter to me about the 2010 snell rating so that might factor into your decision. I made the switch from Shoei. I really like Shoei but the ventilation on my Arai is far superior to my old Shoei. I'm an XL too and they both fit fine.
i really like that arai took the time to add all the vents that makes me want it more cuz of that reason
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Try the HJC carbon fiber....i love mine
i had hjc and i did not like it at all, the padding was and very uncomfortable
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i had hjc and i did not like it at all, the padding was and very uncomfortable
Which model did you have?
The new RPS10 is an awesome helmet and is actually lighter than the Arai. I especially like the price point, typically almost half of what an Arai retails for.
That said, the Corsair V is a great helmet, but I'd recommend the RXQ instead for a number of reasons.
I keep a couple in stock and we can size your head if need be to guarantee proper fitment.
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i have a rf1000 and a corsair v i like the corsair v alot more fits alot better and the venting is great ive also rode with the shoei x-11 and thats a great helmet also but if i still had to pick the corsair v is still my #1 choice
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if your like me get both lolz
i have the rf-1000 and corsair v but i still want a x-12 maybe evening a nice graphic x-11 i even thought about getting the rf-1100
either helmet would be nice you really can't go wrong with a shoei or arai
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Which model did you have?
The new RPS10 is an awesome helmet and is actually lighter than the Arai. I especially like the price point, typically almost half of what an Arai retails for.
That said, the Corsair V is a great helmet, but I'd recommend the RXQ instead for a number of reasons.
I keep a couple in stock and we can size your head if need be to guarantee proper fitment.
i had a cl 15, i def got what i paid for, only a 100 bucks for a junk helmet
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