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Arai is leading in innovative helmet technology. If you’re looking for a new helmet, you might be asking yourself: can there really be that much difference between one brand and another these days? And if so, haven’t any differences that do exist become pretty slim? The answers are Yes. And No. The simple truth is, while there are indeed a lot of helmets out there, there is still only one Arai. Our technology, but also our philosophy and our passion is what makes us truly different. Here you find a selection of the background of not only our technology, but also the philosophy and the passion that drives us in making the best helmet possible.

WHAT IS IT THAT MAKES ARAI SUCH AN OUTSTANDING HELMET?

Is it the three generations of family driven to producing the best helmet possible? Or maybe the fact that every Arai helmet is almost 100% handmade, the pride of our craftsmen or our own ”in-house” test standard? It can take up to five years to earn the right to create an Arai shell. Each shell can take up to 27 steps and each step must be perfect. That is what separates us from other helmet makers: the pride and care we bring to what we do. Maybe you have still some questions left, we offer you the answers here.

FAMILY OWNED FOR THREE GENERATIONS

We are a true family owned and managed company since 1937. Three generations of riders focused on developing the best possible helmet without compromising for more profits or cheaper production costs. We are proud to have our family name on our products.

HANDMADE BY DEDICATED CRAFTSMEN

To build one Arai helmet will take about 18 man-hours. Each and every Arai helmet is made by hand. We say “almost 100% handmade“. The “almost” restriction is for an automatic laser beam cutting out e.g. the visor aperture. But from the bare outer shell to the finished helmet, including the advanced design applications, the hands of skilled craftsmen perform everything.

SMOOTH SHAPE FOR BETTER PROTECTION

Arai sticks to smooth outer shells with a very good reason. Edgy or square designs may be very fashionable, but when your head hits the ground during an accident you don’t want to decelerate your helmet more than necessary causing harmful rotational forces that may cause additional brain damage. The smooth outer shell of Arai helmets is designed to glide without unnecessary resistance. That’s why all Arai vents and ducts are designed to break off during an impact.

5 TIMES INSPECTED

Yes. Not once, but in total five times every Arai helmet is inspected by different quality inspectors. Besides, from the shell moulding to the paint area, from shell inspection to the final inspection, each time a craftsman works on a helmet he inspects it in detail to ensure that the customer gets a perfect finished product. In every Arai shell you will find the signature of the man who made it.

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WHY DOES ARAI CHOOSE TO BE PRESENT IN THE HIGH-END PRICE SEGMENT?

Arai quality, performance, comfort, fit and finish are not compromised to fit a pre-determined retail price. The price of an Arai helmet derives from its quality and we strive to make the best possible helmet. Because of this quality we can offer a 5-year limited warranty on every Arai helmet, making it at the same time one of the most attractive premium helmets available. And remember that you enjoy the comfort and fit of an Arai at every ride. Day after day.

60% OF MOTORCYCLE RIDERS USE A (MUCH) TOO LARGE HELMET

According to British research a helmet will only perform optimally when the right size is worn. Therefore, Arai strongly advises you to try on the actual model and size you are considering buying. Due to the different shaped shells of different Arai models, one model might fit you better than another. Make sure when fitting a helmet you focus on your crown fit first, Arai’s optional cheek pad thicknesses can fine-tune your personal fit. Arai offers up to six different outer shells in the size range XXXS-XXXL.

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