Lance (Denver )
I've been riding sport bikes for over 40 years (yikes!). I've tried them all; Shoei, Bell (early years, yuk!), Nolan, HJC, AGV, etc. Arai simply makes the most comfortable, well-made helmet out there. The fit, finish, and functionality are exemplary. Someone mentioned they were surprised at the price (even though they still liked the helmet). I look at it this way, there is no price I can put on a traumatic brain injury. If you're lucky you'll get most of your cognitive functioning back (that's if you're wearing a helmet at all). Most of the time you won't ever have a complete recovery (I know, because I work with brain injured patients all the time, including those riding 'donor cycles'; i.e., no helmet). If you don't think your brain is worth $500+, then stay off your motorcycle and drive your age.
Ted (Milton )
I the have a "long-oval" head and the Arai Profile/Signet Q series helmets are the only ones I have found to consistently fit my head. Any other brand I try I have to go to at least 2XL for the front-back fit, and then they are too big on sides and I look like a "Bubblehead" doll. I just checked recently and my current helmets were 5 and 11 years old respectively, with numerous dings, so I started looking at closeouts and deals. I really likes the graphics on this limited-edition model. I got an XL, and had to take the first thin layer off the cheek pads for a perfect fit. Came with a pinlock visor, which is nice. Typical great Arai finish. I'm good for another 5 years....
Josh (Redmond )
The dark smoke is perfect for the mountain rides when the sun is super bright. It also limits some glare.
Don (Sacramento )
I'm a 35 year Arai user. Quality is top-notch as always. Fit is exceptional. It's a great concept they've come up with; 3/4 open face with extra protection. The cheek area protrudes forward for extra protection and the way the shield closes there is great face and chin protection, as the shield is super strong. The peripheral view on this helmet is more than any other I've ever worn and the visor is very useful for my application. A++
Michael (Bad Axe )
I waited a year to post my review. I ride a Victory Hammer without a windshield. This helmet provides amazing air flow in the heat. When vents are closed up it does great in the rain and cold. I gave the fit 4 stars only because the fit chart put me in a small and I needed a medium. I wasn't to sure on the sun visor, I absolutely love it now! I ride when it's pretty cold out and the Pin lock anti fog lens is amazing as well. This was the most I have ever spent on a helmet, and I would do it again!
Warren (scottsville )
Although a bit pricey The Arai Vector 2 is the best helmet I've ever owned. After 2 years it still fits and works like new with only minor cleaning and maintenance. Vision Excellent !Air flow Excellent. Finish Excellent ! well worth the money !