Carmelo
 
 
 
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    August 6, 2010
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    November 5, 2012
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Arai SAI Max Vision Pin Lock-Ready Faceshield w/ Brow Vents The SAI Max Vision Pinlock Face Shield with brow vents will fit the following motorcycle helmet models Arai Corsair V , Arai RX-Q , Arai Vector 2 , Arai Signet-Q and Defiant . Pin Lock Inserts sold separately.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
That's More Like It...
PostedNovember 5, 2012
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Carmelo
From CROMWELL CT
State:CT
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
I love my Arai Corsair V helmets but they fog up like crazy (once on a hot humid summer evening). I bought the original Pinlock shield with a couple of inserts and it solved the fogging issues but the insert obscured part of the visible area. Indeed, even the packaging warned not to use it in the tuck position. In the tuck the insert gasket was directly in my sight-line.
Then along came the Max Vision Pinlock and I bought one with a couple of inserts. The first thing I noticed was that the shield is not flat like the old style. It has an outward bulge that is the shape of the insert. The inserts fit perfectly into this bulge and rather than having slots that fit into the pins, they have tabs that the pins hold down. The inside of the shield with insert is now flush (as opposed to the raised insert on the inside of the old style shield).
The new Max vision system is larger than the opening in the Corsair so it no longer obscures your vision, even in the tuck position. The insert is shaped around the brow vents too.
I completely forget that I am wearing a Pinlock shield. Fogging is no longer an issue and with the Max vision, I have the full use of that large Corsair opening. This is how it should have been from the start. It has all the advantages of a Pinlock but with a lot more visibility.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Arai Corsair V Aoyama Corsa Helmet
Arai Corsair V Aoyama Corsa Helmet
Arai Corsair V Aoyama Corsa Helmet Newly designed shell with Hyper-Ridge around the bottom enhances shell strength while providing a larger bottom opening Larger bottom opening promotes ease of putting on and taking off the helmet Peripheral belting across the forehead area of the shell enhances structural integrity while maintaining flexibility, low weight and shell size Larger upper vent tabs make operating the vents easier even with thick winter gloves New Arai SAI shield with Super AdSis shield system New SAI shield is 5mm longer in each side and provides a wider field of view New SAI shield and base plates are exclusive to Corsair V helmets Latest generation of Dry Cool line has a new silver-grey color Rear mounting straps are slightly re-positioned exclusively to the Corsair V Neckroll is removable and has additional exhaust channels to remove interior heat Cheek pads have the exclusive Emergency Release Tab feature Newly designed side exhaust cowls exhaust heat as well as add lateral stability at speed Enhanced air inlets of the new DF-9 diffuser increase airflow efficiency Brow vents now duct air into the temple area and out the side vents for maximum cooling Exclusive AirWing provides unprecedented aerodynamic performance with 5 distinct positions Snell M2010
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
My Best Helmet
PostedDecember 22, 2011
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Carmelo
From CROMWELL CT
State:CT
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
I finally decided to buy the Corsair V and am not disappointed.
First off pictures do not do this helmet justice. The graphics and subtleties of the paint are much nicer in person.
The fit is perfect for me and it is easy to put on a pair of sunglasses unlike some of my other helmets.
Arai put a lot of attention to the small details on every component on this helmet.
Next it was off to give it a test ride. It's colder at this time of year here (45F/7C) and the shield fogged much faster than any of my other helmets. Fortunately the shield lock is easy to use with gloves on and so I just lifted up the shield when stopped. After 10 minutes or so the temperature stabilizes and the shield stops fogging.
As soon as I got on the main road in front of my house I was reaching up to close the vents. This helmet flows a lot of air, much more than any helmet I've used. Even when I wasn't in the tuck position air flowed freely. I was skeptical about the temple vents in the shield but they work very well.
All the vents are very easy to use with gloves on and are simple and intuitive.
The visibility is excellent both with peripheral vision and forward when tucked. I immediately felt more confident in traffic and at extreme angle intersections due to the peripheral visibility.
The helmet cut through the air very well and was comfortable even on a long ride. It feels much lighter than what the scale may imply. It was also was surprisingly quiet for a race style helmet.
I just used my TeamZilla cash to get a Pinlock shield and insert which should take care of the shield fogging. I watched Anthony's demonstration video so I changed the shield very quickly with no problems.
Overall, this is an expensive helmet but well worth it. It's by far the best helmet I have.
Rides: 1997 Ducati 748 Monoposto
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Racing Pelle Jacket This product has been replaced by the Dainese Racing C2 Jacket . The updated version has no meaningful changes outside of being CE approved. Protection Composite protectors certified to EN 1621.197 Co-injected shoulder with aluminum insert Abrasion and Tear Resistance Cowhide leather S1 fabric Comfort Ergonomics Jacket-trousers fastening system Waist adjustment Inserts in elasticated fabric Elasticated inserts Collar with elasticated inserts Temperature Regulation Air inlets on the chest and sides Sanitized lining Other Pocket for Wave G1 and G2 Reflective inserts Internal pocket 2 outside pockets
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Leather, Excellent Details
PostedSeptember 26, 2011
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Carmelo
From CROMWELL CT
State:CT
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
This is my second Dainese jacket; the first one is the Newsan New.
The Newsan has more pockets, D-Skin, and the bubble liner, but is more expensive.
That said, the Racing jacket is extremely nice. All the details (logos etc) are cut and sewn leather. I got a white, white, red one, and it looks great with black leather pants and a carbon Vemar helmet.
It's the end of summer here and quite warm but the Racing jacket is very comfortable.
It has great elbow and forearm armor, maybe even better than the Newsan. The extra forearm armor made it a little tougher to put on my Held Titan gauntlet gloves but it was not a big deal.
It zips up to my Dainese pants nicely and the jacket fits great in the riding position with it's shape (I have a Ducati 748).
I was surprised when I got it to see that it has reflective inserts on the elbows just under the red expansion panels.
Overall, this is a great jacket. It's not inexpensive but it's worth the money and looks fantastic.
Rides: 1997 Ducati 748 Monoposto
Yes, I recommend this product.
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AGV Sport Solare Jacket Features 100 polyester textile and mesh jacket for durability and comfort Full mesh lining Removable waterproof and breathable liner CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors 8mm thick memory foam back pad Full mesh chest, belly, back and front of arms for maximum cooling on hot days Moisture wicking material is used in the collar for maximum rider comfort Reflective piping is used on the front and rear of the jacket for safety Heavy duty seam construction for maximum tear resistance World famous YKK zippers Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers Sleeve gather straps are used on each arm for maximum comfort Two front hand warmer pockets Inside horizontal and vertical pockets one of which is designed to be a media pocket Adjustable Velcro waist tabs Two position cuff snaps Accepts Forcefield Back Protector Insert Size 001 (sold separately)
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great Sumer Jacket!
PostedAugust 6, 2010
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Carmelo
From CROMWELL CT
I got the "day glow" yellow. I tried it on for size then jumped back on the Duc to try it out.
The mesh is very tight and it doesn't look like a mesh jacket but he air-flow is excellent. It's very comfortable as far as fit and keeping you cool. It's very high quality especially for the price.
When my brother saw me he said "nobody can miss you with that on". The safety yellow color is extremely visible and the black accents look great.
With the high airflow and lack of a removable liner this is definitely a summer only jacket.
The elbow armor goes way down the forearm, right down to my Held Titan gauntlets, which is impressive.
It's also a true European cut. I'm Italian with the typical European frame. The sleeves are nice without a lot of excess material and much smaller wrists than my Tour Master Draft (again, it's a true Euro cut). If you have a larger frame or plan to wear layers later in the season I suggest going up a size.
The reflective piping runs along both sides of the black arm/shoulder trim but is minimal but very visible.
All that said I'm thrilled with this jacket. It looks fantastic and is a great summer jacket. I ride a lot at dawn and dusk and you can't miss the "safety yellow" color. For my frame the fit is perfect (I got a Medium and have a 41 inch chest).
As always, Revzilla flat out rocks. I ordered this yesterday afternoon and wore it today.
Pros Fashionable, Rugged, Great Value, Comfortable
Cons Summer Only
Yes, I recommend this product.
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