Simple really; an Arai helmet is made by people who believe that excellence is everything and every helmet should be made to the highest possible standard.
Each Arai is hand made, with a unique 'birth certificate' and a record kept of every step involved in its manufacturing process, from the outer shell formation to the final test tweak of its air vents.
Along the way every Arai is subjected to incredibly rigorous testing, which goes way beyond the ECE 22.05 European Union standards for motorcycle helmets and Snell for GP and Karting helmets.
Arai's motorcycle helmets exceed the ECE 22.05 Europe-wide safety standards on impact absorption. Arai choose nine separate points on the helmet shell and subject each of those areas to up to four impact tests, some 36 impacts in total. Arai don't have to test each shell so rigorously to meet the regulations, but they test way beyond the accepted industry standard because they believe every Arai helmet must offer the highest level of crash protection. Arai's car helmets again are subjected to Arai's own in-house standards which far exceed all global standards.
The unique Arai helmet Penetration test. Arai drop a 3kg heavy metal spike onto each Arai motorcycle shell to test its penetration resistance. Again, this is NOT required for the EU 22.05 helmet standard - but Arai do it anyway.
Arai's shells are made from unique and exclusive materials. This combination of 'Superfibre' and resins produces a very strong outer shell, which is highly impact-resistant. The unique shape of an Arai helmet offers excellent periphiral vision, plus they offer five different outer shell sizes, with three different inner shell options, for maximum comfort and best possible fit.
The helmet's inner layer of Multiple Density Foam is manufactured as a one-piece item, for greater strength.
It takes up to 18 man-hours of work, by highly skilled operatives, to produce each Arai and every single Arai helmet is made to the same standards.
Information on every Arai made in the last 20 years is filed on disk, so the history of every helmet made - including the names of those who have worked on it - is completely traceable.
MotoDirect Ltd, the UK importer of Arai helmets, operate the Arai Race Service at over 30 events each year where official, UK Arai dealer purchased helmets may be inspected and serviced by factory trained technical staff.
The Arai helmet you see being worn by racers in all forms of motorsport around the world is made in exactly the same way, from exactly the same materials, as the Arai on sale in your local dealership. There is only one Arai manufacturing process, one incredibly high standard.
It's vital that you wear a correctly sized helmet, so check out our dealer section to get details of your local recommended dealer who will have fully trained staff to assist you.
Each full face Arai offers a distinctive ventilation system, and various features include adjustable visor brow ducts, chinbar vents, exhaust ports etc. The majority of Arai's motorcycle helmet range also features the Free Flow System to reduce wind noise and protect the rider's hearing on the move.
Arai believe that the double 'D ring' type chinstrap is the safest, and most comfortable helmet fastening you can have. Other methods of helmet fastening may wear over time, become loose, or allow dirt to enter the fastening mechanism. Your life can depend on wearing a helmet that fits you correctly, so consider one fact; in MotoGP the regulations specify the D ring chinstrap fastening - for all riders. If the D ring fastening is mandatory for GP racers, travelling at speeds of 200mph, it must be worth considering the same for your motorcycle helmet.
The unique - LRS – lever release visor removal system available on the motorcycle range of helmets allows visor replacement within a matter of seconds, even whilst wearing the helmet.
You have a choice, so invest in the very best motorsport helmet available - Arai.