Arai, purveyors of fine quality helmets release this rather questionably coloured fluro-yellow Chaser
ARAI have released a new coluor scheme to their Chaser range. The new Fluro paintjob should put an end to any of those 'sorry mate I didn't see you' moments.
It features the Arai LRS visor system, removable cheek pads and large air ducts to aid cooling.
It cost £319.99 and is available in sizes from XS to XXL.
Posted: 14/07/2009 at 16:06
Posted: 14/07/2009 at 16:29
C3 wrote (see)
Great hats but so bleedin' expensive. I reckon if you buy this one they'll certainly have seen you coming!
Practical but uuuuuuuuuugly
Posted: 15/07/2009 at 09:01
Visordown News wrote
The new Fluro paintjob should put an end to any of those 'sorry mate I didn't see you' moments.
I reckon if you buy this one they'll certainly have seen you coming!
I doubt it.
Simply owing some crappy coloured helmet won't help. You'll have to be wearing it for a start.
Posted: 15/07/2009 at 09:10
Posted: 15/07/2009 at 09:11
I'm the last person to criticise VD News, obviously,
but really: "someone sells yellow helmets" as a news item?
Is it actually an advert? That would make some sense.
Posted: 15/07/2009 at 09:20
Nope not an ad, it's Product News and we don't do half enough of it. I'll try and dig out some more interesting stories.
Posted: 15/07/2009 at 09:30
Posted: 15/07/2009 at 09:32
It's not your fault- people aren't doing enough interesting things.
We need a motorbike mass-murderer.
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Posted: 15/07/2009 at 09:35
Posted: 15/07/2009 at 09:45
What, they wont see two xenon halogen bulbs glaring right into their eye-balls, but they'll see a yellow helmet?
Posted: 15/07/2009 at 10:44
You're not allowed two.
Someone once said as a smug get-out clause, having just killed a motorcyclist at a junction, it looked like a car from a distance ... so in [their] wisdom [they] decided to limit riders' night vision and restrict twin lamped bikes to just the one.
Posted: 15/07/2009 at 10:47
metalmorgan wrote (see)
With a day-glo Arai you can ride like a cunt and everyone will move out of your way .
If you have a day-glo head get a day-glo helmet.
Posted: 15/07/2009 at 10:49
Posted: 15/07/2009 at 10:56
I'm still not conviced by the use of hi-vis yellow on bright days - I think it gets lost easily.
Having said that, my lid is a luminous arai - it's uugggly!
A bike mag described the paint scheme as "technicolour vomit". Bang on the money with that one - but I still like it.
Posted: 15/07/2009 at 13:04
FJSRiDER. wrote (see)
Obviously. With a day-glo Arai you can ride like a cunt and everyone will move out of your way .
Posted: 15/07/2009 at 13:18
Posted: 15/07/2009 at 17:06
"lurid yellow Chaser"
Posted: 16/07/2009 at 08:37
Posted: 04/08/2009 at 12:57
Posted: 12/10/2009 at 20:58
Posted: 13/10/2009 at 09:10
I've never been keen on the Arai visor removal system -- it has way too many parts, it's too complicated (see first photo below) and the external "ears" that cover the sides of the clear visor are unnecessary on other helmet visor removal systems like the Shoei.
The shop sales person had a lot of difficulty when showing me how to remove and install the visor, and I've always felt that this process was a hit-or-miss affair. It sounds like something's definitely breaking when the visor is removed and I'm never quite sure whether it's been replaced correctly or not.
Well, my fears have been realized; one day as I was riding, I lifted the clear visor and heard a "pop". The pin holding the cover on the left-hand side broke.
I got off the bike and attempted to figure out what went wrong and how to replace the cover. I tried lifting the right-hand cover off to see if I could tell how it was installed and, wouldn't you know it, that one broke also. There are a couple of plastic pins that are way too easy to break off -- see the second photo below.
Now I have a helmet that's completely unusable, because the covers are the only thing that hold the visor on the helmet. So, you think you can visit Arai's website and find some contact info? Nope... There's no information about this problem, no help and a "Coming Soon" parts ordering system. I wonder if they'll have the correctly painted side covers?
Needless to say, I'm not pleased at all. Not only are the side covers an unnecessary complication, the dealers or somebody has to stock all these parts, driving up costs.
Posted: 04/01/2010 at 15:37
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