That's an interesting helmet
Is it approved for the streets or just snow?
In the summer of '05 I wore it to Princeton MN, Sturgis SD, and all through Western Canada. Is it warmer than a 'skull cap' yes, but is it like wearing a skidoo suit in summer, no. As stated, the air vents worked well for me. Add to that the hail-storms that came out of no-where helped me out. And when it rains, well,,,, there's nothing better than a full-face for when it's raining.
Motorcycle rider for over 20 years here, I bought nothing but Arai helmets after buying one Shoei I thought I might like but didn't, and trying on a lot of others.
A full face is going to be a little warm if you are sitting still, the Arai tends to move a lot of air as long as you are moving.
Need to get the one that fits the shape of your head. I have a narrow/long melon, Arai fits, Shoei is for more of a round head.A perfect example of why it’s important to try helmets on for yourself. I’ve always wanted to try an Arai, I hear they’ve fantastic lids. But they don’t fit my melon nearly as well as Shoei do, so I’ve never taken the plunge as of yet!
Full face for protection in a crash, yes...if the crash is kills you, maybe an open casket. I ride a Harley Street Glide, don't get enough air when it's warm out, so I wear a half helmet, unless it's below 32ºF. Open casket be damned, enjoy the life insurance check.Don’t skimp on a helmet. I know some people do, but they’re your protection in a crash, your air circulation system, your head rest, your windshield, your hearing protection (I still wear plugs under mine), your sound system (if you use one), etc., etc. A good helmet is worth the investment if you’re gonna ride regularly!
Need to get the one that fits the shape of your head. I have a narrow/long melon, Arai fits, Shoei is for more of a round head.
I bought my first helmet after I wrecked a dirt bike and broke my elbow. I wrecked many times before that, but that one got my attention...and I was getting ready to enter my first motocross race...although delayed with healing, the helmet was required. Now I always wear a helmet, just like a seat belt...will it keep me from being a greasy spot on the asphalt? Maybe, maybe not.Shoei or Arai go try them on and get one that fits SNUG the foam will Loosen up and form to your head. Should pull your ears pretty good putting it in.
Learn the vent system and how to open them to get the best draw of air in and around your head.
I wore full face and a leather jacket at all times on my bike in the Texas heat. If you have ever slid down a concrete highway then you’ll know why. Dirt bike wreck taught me that lesson lol.
I made a mistake buying my first full face helmet, it felt fine in the shop I bought it from...but after being on a scooter for an hour or two, I got the same "hot spot" on my forehead, it SUCKS. Make sure the helmet fits your melon...speaking from experience.Helmet interior shapes vary by brand and model. Arai seems to be the only full face helmet brand that caters to someone like me with a long oval head shape. The Arai Signet model is my go to as its interior fit doesn't create a hot spot on my forehead like rounder interior shapes will. The Arai helmet line moves air inside better than other brands as well.
I ride a BMW R1200GS, so in the summer I leave the Arai Signet on the shelf and put my Suomy dirt helmet on with sunglasses. I still get full face protection, but the airflow is much more than any enclosed street helmet can ever provide. The Suomy caters to a long oval head shape like I have.
Agree. Yes, around the cheeks and jaw. The foam around the top of your head doesn't loosen up, the padding will, that still won't make it be comfortable on your head. That's where you need to make sure it is formed for the shape of your head to begin with. It doesn't matter if you like the design, if it's not comfortable, you will hate it.Arai may be better suited to you, but definitely go to a shop that has them all to try on. You want it super tight around the cheeks, it will loosen up.