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!

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!