Why Arai?

So, we’ve told you a little bit about the Arai Corsair V Five, but what about the other Arai motorcycle helmets? Don’t worry, Helmet City has you covered. The top three (drum roll, please) Arai motorcycle helmets of the month are:

  1. Arai Quantum II
  2. Arai Profile
  3. Arai VX-Pro III

Helmet City blog is here to give you the ‘low down’ on why these three models top our list. Whether you love your graphics or you’re a stick to the basics solid kind of rider, we’ve got some great options of both.

Arai Quantum 2 Swirl Orange

1. Arai Quantum 2 Swirl Orange

One of the many Arai Quantum II graphics… Tell me you don’t look at that helmet and think to yourself, “Wow, that’s the best use of Orange I’ve seen on a helmet! Where can I get one of those?” In case, you’re thinking that Orange is a little on the wild side for you — the Arai Quantum II Swirl motorcycle helmet is also available in Blue and Red.

Some of the great features all of the Arai Quantum II motorcycle helmets offfer are:

  • Round-oval fit
  • Brow Vent Faceshield Ventilation System provides cooling air in upper face area without holes in critical forehead area of the shell or in the impact-absorbing liner material
  • Optically-correct pre-formed faceshields better vision, UV ray protection with less distortion
  • De-Mist Lock faceshield tab pushes forward to open the shield slightly help clear fogging
  • Shell incorporates smaller gap between shield and shell to reduce wind noise, same breathguard as found in the RX-7 Corsair
  • Shell is Super Complex Laminate Construction (Super CLC), redesigned aerodynamic shape with molded details to add character, increase shell strength, and enhance the performance of the upgraded side exhaust vents
  • Chin Spoiler
  • Top mounted (TD-4) vent design is recessed into the shell for a clean look
  • Uses SAJ shield side pod like RX-7 Corsair and Astral for easier operation, uses the single span, dual pivot hinge chin vent as found on the RX-7 Corsair
  • Fully removable washable interior, cheek pads are the same as RX-7-RR4, Astral and Astral-X
  • Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards

The Arai Quantum II includes other great graphics such as “Spike”, “Jungle” and the ever so popular “Hayes Jolly Roger”. The great Arai Quantum II Solid colors available are Aluminum Grey, Aluminum Silver, Black Frost, Grey Frost, Pearl Black, Silver Frost, Sport Blue, White, Sport Yellow and Race Red. All Solids available at Helmet City for $457.99-$467.99, graphics available from $524.99-$566.99.

Arai Profile - Sport Blue

2. Arai Profile - Sport Blue

The Arai Profile has the familiar Arai style with slightly different features from the Arai Quantum II motorcycle helmets. Check out the slight differences between the two helmets… you might find out that the long oval fit of the Arai Profile offers a better more custom fit for you.

  • Long-oval fit
  • Brow Vent Faceshield Ventilation System provides cooling air in upper face area without holes in critical forehead area of the shell or in the impact-absorbing liner material
  • Optically-correct pre-formed faceshields better vision, UV ray protection with less distortion
  • De-Mist Lock faceshield tab pushes forward to open the shield slightly help clear fogging
  • Removable Breathguard reduce fogging by deflecting breath away from faceshield
  • CLC (Complex Laminate Construction) shell fiberglass composite is stronger and lighter allows use of softer, less-dense liner materials inside for increased rider comfort
  • FFS (FreeFlow System) reduces wind turbulence while increasing the exhaust of hot air from the facial area
  • Dual Intake / Dual Exhaust Ventilation dual TDF-2 top intake vents and DDL-3 bridged exhaust vents designed to draw significant volume of air from helmet interior
  • Multiple-Foam Interiors for comfort
  • Rear Exhaust Channel and Vent adds a racy look while drawing hot air from helmet interior
  • Fully removable liner and cheek pads
  • New enhanced pull down chin spoiler, increases exhaust of hot breath to minimize shield fogging
  • Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards

The Arai Profile Solid motorcycle helmet is available in Aluminum Grey, Aluminum Silver, Grey Frost, Black Frost, Pearl Black, Race Red, Silver Frost, Sport Blue, Sport Yellow, White and Glass White from $457.99-$467.99. The Arai Profile graphics include “Sinister”, “Force”, “Hot Rod”, “Okada Dragon”, “Yuki Takayashi”, “Sensu”, UK and Italy “Flags”. All Arai Profile Graphics available for $566.99.

And last on our list is the off road, open-face  Arai VX-Pro III motorcycle helmet.

Arai VX-Pro III Barbed Wire Silver

3. Arai VX-Pro III Barbed Wire Silver

The rough and rugged appearance of the Barbed Wire VX-Pro III graphic shows Arai’s helmet virsatility and goal to capture the personality of each rider that chooses to put an Arai helmet on their head. The Arai VX-Pro III features are the most from the Quantum and Profile:

  • Hypershark II peak with adjustable forced-air intakes
  • Fully Removable/Replaceable Dry-Cool® liner promotes improved moisture and heat removal Fully Removable/Replaceable cheek pads for a custom fit
  • Optional roost deflector
  • Chinbar area has a smooth radius to help reduce snagging or digging
  • Control ventilation system (delta duct toggle)–quick open/close control of forward intake and rear exhaust scoops
  • CLC (Complex Laminate Construction) shell–fiberglass composite is stronger and lighter–allows use of softer, less-dense liner materials inside for increased rider comfort
  • More efficient chinbar center vent shape
  • Large chinbar side exhaust vents
  • Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards

Other VX-Pro III graphics available are the “Wingflame, “Barbed Wire”, “Milsaps”, and the “Hayes Jolly Roger”. The graphics are available from $529.99-$569.99. The VX-Pro III solids available are Black Frost, Aluminum Silver and White from $455.99-$465.99.

Bottom Line: Arai motorcycle helmets top our list because of the versitality and great features each helmet has to offer!

Women’s Gear

Looking for the perfect gear just for you? Just because you’re a motorcycle rider doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in your feminine side. Helmet City has created a section just for women. Motorcycle Helmets, Motorcycle Jackets and more! No more ordering X-small jackets in Men sizes — Helmet City has jackets, helmets, boots, and gloves made just for you!

Shoei RF-1000 Flutter TC-2

Shoei RF-1000 Flutter TC-2

The Shoei RF-1000 Flutter motorcycle helmet is on the of the featured RF-1000 graphics designed specifically for women. The Flutter is also available in pink and brown. Interested in learning more about the Shoei RF-1000 helmets, read our blog below. Check out some of the other great motorcycle helmet designed just for women in Helmet City’s women’s apparel section.

Firstgear Vixen Jacket - Grey/Black

Firstgear Vixen Jacket - Grey/Black

The Firstgear Vixen motorcycle jacket is the female version of the Hammer. Made for ladies with a need for speed, the Vixen’s combination of premium-grade leather, perforated air vents in the front and exhaust vents in the rear and a perforated back pad for added airflow is perfect for women riding in the fast lane.

Tour Master HDX Ladies Gloves - Light Blue

Tour Master HDX Ladies Gloves - Light Blue

Tour Master’s HDX Motorcycle Gloves are available in Black, Light Blue, Pink, Silver and White. Tour Master’s HDX motorcycle gloves feature:

  • Molded, Pittards Digital Goatskin Leather knuckles provide increased protection.
  • Spandex 2-way stretch material in the thumb, fingers and top of hand.
  • Spandex thumb features a Pittards Digital Goatskin panel to minimize wear from grip flanges.
  • Goatskin leather palm with ergonomically designed palm patch is configured to increase grip comfort.
  • Airprene knuckle and wrist panels provide flexibility and increased comfort.
  • Stretch Cordura finger side panels increase finger dexterity.
  • Goatskin leather pull tab allows the glove to be easily placed onto the hand.
  • TPR molded finger panels provide additional protection.
  • TPR molded wrist cuff closure features a reliable, Velcro brand hook and loop closure.
Scorpion Haley Pants - Black

Scorpion Haley Pants - Black

The Scorpion Haley Motorcycle Pants designed specifically for women are also available in white and include the following features:

  • Designed and manufactured to literally save your butt.
  • Heavy duty perforated drum-dyed leather to provide maximum cooling in hot weather.
  • Outer thigh adjuster and bootstraps provide a snug, aerodynamic fit.
  • Double leather in high impact areas for extra protection.
  • These fashion-forward low-rise pants will never be mistaken for men’s pants.
Oxtar TCX Women's Sunray Boots

Oxtar TCX Women's Boots

Oxtar TCX Women’s Motorcycle Boots are available in women’s sizes 4.5-9 with these features:

  • The female foot is very different in shape to the male foot, especially around the instep, heel and metatarsal zones. For a woman, simply picking any boot in a small size is not enough. The model must be properly designed around a last that reproduces the female anatomy. The women’s fitting concept is rounded off by a fashion sole combining attractive looks with technical attributes and comfort.
  • The uppers of the TCX Touring range are made using full grain leather. This is the most valuable part of the leather, which is specially treated and rendered waterproof. The result is an upper in a natural material that gives exceptional performance in terms of protection from atmospheric agents, breathability and fit.
  • The protective parts of the boots have been designed and positioned to shield the most delicate points of the foot and shin-bone. Different materials are used and selected especially according to the type of protection required: preformed rigid shell plus shock-absorbent material for the ankle protector, anti wear rubber for the brake lever guard, semi rigid plastic for the shin plate.

HJC Symax II Motorcycle Helmet

Join the Flip-up Helmet craze — Check out the featured Symax II motorcycle helmet. Looking for a full face helmet with the perks of an open face helmet? Why not have the comfort and protection of a full face helmet but enjoy the breath-ability and openness of a open face helmet? In case you haven’t heard… you can enjoy both the features of a full face and an open face all in one motorcycle helmet.
Symax II Helmets are a great way to get a motorcycle helmet with great versatility. With one quick push of a button your full face helmet can change offer the convenience of an open face helmet. Perfect for the street rider who wants to chat with a friend without taking off his/her helmet. Don’t want to change to an open face? Just flip up the shield. Whatever your style or mood, Symax II is the perfect motorcycle helmet for any riding situation.
HJC Symax II Helmet - Anthracite

HJC Symax II Helmet - Anthracite

The Symax II Helmets are available in solid colors from Helmet City including: Anthracite, Black, Candy Red, Pearl White, Silver, White, and Wine Berry.

Symax II motorcycle helmets feature:

  • Advanced Fiberglass Shell with Adjustable Polycarbonate Chin Bar: Lightweight, superior fit and comfort using advanced CAD technology.
  • One-Touch Patent Pending Integrated SunShield: Smoke-tinted SunShield deploys quickly and easily.
  • Single-button Chin Bar/Faceshield Release: Open with one hand even with gloves on*.
  • “ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System: Full front to back airflow flushes heat and humidity up and out.
  • SilverCool™ Interior: Moisture-wicking and odor-free interior with advanced silver anti-bacterial fabric. Crown and cheek pads are removable and washable.
  • Optically Superior Faceshield: 95% UV protection.
  • Shield Replacement System: Quick, secure, tool-less removal and installation.
  • DOT Approved
HJC Symax II Helmet - White

HJC Symax II Helmet - White

Symax II Motorcycle Helmets include a sun visor to provide sun protection in the open face position as well as the full face position. HJC also makes the CL-Max helmet that features a flip-up option of changing between open and full face position.

Intrested in other helmets that feature flip-up capability? Check out the Shoei Multitec, Nolan N-103, HJC Snowmobile CL-Max, and the HJC CL-Max motorcycle helmet.

Shoei RF-1000 Motorcycle Helmets

When all you want is a Shoei Motorcycle Helmet, Helmet City is the place to be. Helmet City features many of Shoei’s great motorcycle helmets including Shoei Multitec, Shoei Hornet DS, Shoei XEleven, Shoei TZ-R, Shoei J-Wing, Shoei RJ Platinum-R, Shoei ST-Cruz, Shoei VFX-DT, Shoei V-MT, and last but certainly not least the Shoei RF-1000.

The Shoei RF-1000 motorcycle helmet is the current motorcycle helmet craze. Why is this helmet so great? Well, we’re here to tell you why the Shoei Rf-1000 is flying off the shelves and the helmet that everyone and their motorcycle mother is wearing.

Shoei brings you the Rf-1000 solid and graphic motorcycle helmets:

Shoei RF-1000 Wine

Shoei RF-1000 Wine

Shoei RF-1000 Motorcycle Helmets are available in Anthracite, Black Metallic, Light Silver, Matte Black, Axis Yellow, Matte Deep Grey, Pearl Grey, Royal Blue, Wine, Black, White and Monza Red.

Shell Construction: AIM+ (Advanced Integrated Matrix Plus) materials
Shield & Visor: CX-1V w/ Quick-Release Base Plate (QRBP) System
Weight: 3.24 lbs/1470 grams (approx)
Standard: DOT-218, Snell-M2005

Shoei helmets have always been known for their high quality, safety, comfort, and style. The Shoei RF-1000 is no exception. Out of all Shoei helmets, the RF-1000 is one of the top selling because it is comfortable, quiet, and stylish. The Shoei RF-1000 was designed to replace the RF-900 which was very popular in its day. After looking at wind tunnel tests and rider feedback, the Shoei RF-1000 was created to remedy some of the weaknesses of its predecessor.

Shoei RF-1000 Breakthrough

Shoei RF-1000 Breakthrough

Shoei RF-1000 Graphic Helmets are available in the following models: Breakthrough, Caster, Camino, Diabolic, Flutter, Strife, Sever, Picotte, Szoke, and Voyager. Color availability varies depending on the graphic.

The brand new Shoei RF-1000 was designed for the rider who demands exceptional quality, function and features. The cheek pads are completely removable and washable. This Shoei helmet has less wind drag and a larger eye-port. After extended research and testing, Shoei motorcycle helmets increased the ventilation and fine-tuned the exhaust ports.

Snowmobile Gear is Here!

Helmet City recently updated their inventory to include snowmobile helmets and snowmobile accessories. We offer a variety of different snowmobile helmets, modeled after their successful street motorcycle helmet models and several new designs of snowmobile helmets as well.

The HJC Snow CL-15 is helmet modeled after the ever so popular HJC CL-15 motorcycle helmet which received much success and acceptance from the rider community.

HJC CL-15 Snow Cyclone, MC-2

HJC CL-15 Snow Cyclone, MC-2

HJC CL-15 Cyclone MC-2

HJC CL-15 Cyclone MC-2

At first glance we see two very similar helmets, and there are definite similarities. But we’re more interested in the differences these two helmets offer. HJC has brought you the graphics you know and love but made them snow ready. If you own a motorcycle and currently are sporting a CL-15 motorcycle helmet and you’re saying to yourself… “I’m really interested in becoming an intense snowmobile rider, but I don’t really want to give up my motorcycle helmet.” Well, you don’t have to. You can have the same exact style and brand but the comfort of a snowmobile helmet. Don’t settle for using your motorcycle helmet when you can have the custom comfort of a helmet designed specifically for snowmobile riders.

Here’s some of the HJC CL-15 Cyclonce motorcycle helmet features:

**Injection-Molded Polycarbonate Composite Shell Construction

**Flow-Through “ACVS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System

**Anti-Fog System

**Next Generation, 2 Stage Compression Shield Closure System

**Removable / Washable Nylex Interior

**Nylon strap retention snap


Now, let’s check out some of the HJC CL-15 Cyclonce Snowmobile Helmet features:

**Advanced Polycarbonate Composite Shell

**AccuSight Anti-fog Faceshield

**RapidFire Double Lens Shield Replacement System

**2-stage Shield Closure Mechanism

**“ACS” Advanced Channeling Ventilation System

**Plush, Nylex Interior

**SNELL/DOT Approved

So don’t let us catch you with a motorcycle helmet in the snow. Not only does it not work the same, it’s not nearly the kind of comfort and warmth you deserve from your helmet!

Helmet City also offers several great snowmobile accesories to keep you warm and safe in the snow: Jacket, Gloves, Boots and Heated Apparel. It may be below zero outside but there is no reason it has to feel like it!

The New Arai Corsair V Five Helmet

The Brand new arrival of the Arai Corsair V Five Motorcycle Helmet has been long anticipated.
You might be asking yourself… what makes this motorcycle helmet so special? Why is it so great?
Some of the new features in Arai’s new motorcycle helmet will help put your mind at ease. Essentially, Arai kept the great features and took the good stuff and made it exceptional. You won’t be disappointed by this motorcycle helmet.
The Corsair V Five Shell Features:
  • Peripheral Belting — enhances shell strength and durability
  • Wider Eyeport — keeping the riders needs first
  • Series “I” Faceshield — a wider faceshield to protect the wider eyeport
  • Airwing — used to reduce drag and turbulence
  • Outward Flaring Hyper Ridge — helps rider take helmet on and off with more ease
The Corsair V Five Ventilation Features:
  • DF-10 Diffuser — increases airflow
  • Side-Vent Exhaust Ports — helps exhaust heat
  • New Brow-Vent Channeling — incoming air is no longer directed straight towards face
The Corsair Five V Interior Features:
  • Emergency Cheekpad Release System — easier access to injured rider, as seen in the VX-Pro III
  • Removable/Replaceable Vented Neckroll — creates another outlet of ventilation
  • Latest Dry-Cool Liner — allows for a more secure fit
Arai Corsair V Five Platinum Grey

Arai Corsair V Five Platinum Grey

The Arai Corsair V Five Helmet is available in Solid and Graphic Helmets.
Solid Colors Available are Black, White, Aluminum Silver, Black Frost, Silver Frost, Grey Frost, Diamond White, Diamond Black, Sport Blue, Platinum Grey and Racing Red.
Graphics available are Randy Red, Randy Blue, Randy Silver, Hopkins Monster, Dani, Nakano Sakura, Jolly Rogers Matte, Okada Ryu Matte, and Nicky-2.
Arai Corsair V Five - Randy Blue

Arai Corsair V Five - Randy Blue

Arai Corsair V Five Features:

  • Wider visor aperture offers more view through the bends
  • First motorcycle helmet offering the Peripherally Belted SNC outer shell construction
  • Emergency Release cheek pads offer increased personal safety in case of an accident
  • Famous SNC net material has become stronger to keep the shell shape intact even under extremely heavy loads and impacts.
  • Improved ventilation/Side Exhausts
  • MotoGP tested and developed Air Wing is easily adjustable, even with gloves on, in five different angles of attack positions to suit every riding position. The Air Wing reduces drag, turbulence and buffeting resulting in more comfort and additional top-speed.
  • New airflow spoiler directs the airflow around the bottom edge. Together with the new Power Intake Shutter chin vent and the FFS (Free Flow System) aerodynamics around the bottom are optimized.
  • The now famous anatomical shape of the helmet gives a clean and aerodynamical look and the actual width of the helmet opening is enlarged for easier putting on and taking off without sacrificing stability and low noise levels at high speeds.
  • Completely removable Dry-Cool interior lining and neckroll

Introducing Helmet City’s Blog

Helmet City is “the world capital of helmets.” Helmet City offers over 700 different types of motorcycle helmets, 12 different brands and seven different styles, with inventory that is constantly being updated! Helmet City doesn’t just provide motorcycle helmets to the public; they provide gear and accessories to go along with every helmet.

Not so long ago Helmet City was only offering Simpson Automotive Helmets to the online world. With the help of our dedicated customers and motorcyclists, Helmet City has been able to provide 12 great years of service. Helmet City is constantly striving to offer the lowest prices and the best customer service around. If you’re looking for a helmet, a jacket, a pair of gloves, or even some luggage — Helmet City is your ideal destination.