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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2008, 9:07 pm Thread Starter
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new 2009 Arai RX-7 Corsair V

So while picking up my bike from the dealer today, I was browsing around and saw some pretty nice looking new helmets. I always though people either had a Shoei head or an Arai head... so I never really paid attention to Arai's. However, since I had some time, I decided to try one on... picked up a large rx-7 Corsair-V and slipped it on. rather snug at first, but new helmets are supposed to be snug.

Conclusion... WOW, this is one comfortable helmet... there's room around the temples to put my glasses on w/o forcing them in (which means my Oakley M-Frames will also fit in here), and it seems like the noise will be rather low since it's well padded throughout the neck area. So after thinking about how nice it felt... it dawned on me that Arai's are usually really expensive as well... took it off and YUP... $750 for solid colors...

time to save up.... :-)

Anyone happen to have this helmet? any reviews on the noise levels at speed??

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 2008, 5:16 am
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Originally Posted by aznatama
Anyone happen to have this helmet? any reviews on the noise levels at speed??
I've always been an Arai man, and I happen to have three RX-7s, from the first XX, through the RR4 up to my Randy Evolution Corsair. It's the best helmet in the world for sport riding: stable, comfortable, balanced and well "aired".

I wouldn't recommend it for touring, though: it's pretty noisy. As in most cases, sport/racing stuff doesn't really perform is everyday/touring use. So be advised, if you spend a lot of time on the saddle, it's either earplugs or a different helmet, like a Viper GT or a Chaser...


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I agree with fasteddie thoughts, I replaced my rx7 this year - quality & workmanship is NOT the quality as a few years ago in the rx7. I can not justified the price increase - next helmet will not be a rx7.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 2008, 10:29 am
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check the internet sites, ie, helmet harbor, etc. I think you can get a better price than that.

I buy a lot of stuff from the dealer, sometimes helmets too, but these hi-ender's seem to have high markups so I resort to the web. I love my corsair, toured with it all over for years, but noisy is correct, gotta have ear plugs.

Its old and I switched to a mutitec...took some getting used to but the flip up option is great for gassing up, coffee on the fly, etc.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jun 28th, 2009, 10:28 am
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I bought mine about three weeks ago from helmet harbor. Great price better service. WOW what a helmet. I've had them all this is without a doubt the most comfortable helmet I ever put on my head. No pressure spots even after a eight hour ride. Great venting. I'ts not the most quite but for me that's ok I like to listen to that high end screem my k1200gt makes
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