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Arai RX-Q Helmet - Solid Colors Designed for the street without giving up the benefits of a racing helmet. Completely new helmet based on Corsair V shell Same wider eyeport opening as Corsair V Same face shield as the Corsair V Intermediate Oval Fit (same head shape as Quantum 2) Slightly different feel due to new cheek pads. New cheek pads come down further and cradle the head better. Made of a different density material which results in an extremely comfortable and quiet helmet Advanced ventilation Smaller, More Aerodynamic shell shape Hyper-Ridge circles lower shell to improve strength and aerodynamics Retractable chin spoiler Emergency Cheek Pad Removal system along with removable neck roll One piece bottom edge trim Race helmet for the street 5 unique size shells (XS, S, M/L, XL, XXL). Weight 1597 grams (3 lbs. 8-1/4 oz) Meets or exceeds SNELL M2010 and DOT specifications NOTES The Pearl Black color listed for this product has a very subtle metallic flake whereas the Diamond Black color has a more pronounced metallic. Also, helmet does not ship with the Pinlock face shield as shown. Pinlock face shield available as an accessory.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"Corsair for the Street" is right! Amazing helmet.
PostedOctober 22, 2012
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Tom0
From MIami
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:18-24
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
Very Light
Heavy
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
Corsair V or RX-Q?
This may be a question many of you ask yourselves when trying to select a helmet. Previously I was in a similar position. I ended up buying the Corsair V, partly due to wanting the best helmet I could buy (within reason), especially since I had just purchased my first ever motorcycle.
The Corsair had many things that appealed to me. It was light, protected well, fit my head, and least importantly it also came in green.
It was a great purchase (a bit pricey), but I didn't regret it. I found however, that the visor was a little higher up on the helmet than other helmets I had tried. This wasn't much of an issue, but I noticed it due to the fact that my Ninja 250r doesn't have a full leaning forward position as some other Superbikes may have.
Recently I was offered a new RX-Q for a good price locally, so I jumped on it. Having ridden with it for several weeks, I now feel that I can give a good comparison.
Both helmets are constructed wonderfully. The finish is identical, and the comfort is about the same. Based on what Revzilla explained in their review, and I have read on Arai’s website, safety is the same throughout the Arai line up, features such as vents and other design aspects account for the price difference.
I found that the RX-Q flows air much better than the Corsair. The chin vent appears to have two different open positions, whereas the Corsair only has one (which flows air best when leaning forward, rather than semi-upright.
If you find yourself in a full tuck 60% or more of the time you are on your bike, then Corsair may be your helmet, the same goes for track day riders.
If however, you commute a lot, and don't necessarily tuck very often, then save yourself some money and go with the RX-Q. Both are excellent helmets, and I don’t regret owning either. Be honest with yourself with regard to how you ride, your needs, and decide based on this. I hope this may help some of you out.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Air-Frame Textile Jacket Focus Continued comfort under changing weather conditions with excellent ventilation is hard to achieve in a ventilated jacket because whenever the temperature drops, the wearer immediately feels cold. In this case, the Air-Frame jacket offers the best solution by combining the ventilation achieved by ample inserts in mesh with protection against cold air offered by a remarkably lightweight windcheating insert. Provided with ample adjustment possibilities, jacket-pants fastening zip, homologated protectors and a pocket for a G-type back protector, this versatile jacket also comes in a ladies version. Features Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard Boomerang fabric Quick Dry fabric Mesh fabric. Neck adjustment Waist adjustment Wrist adjustment Sleeve volume adjustment Jacket-trousers fastening system Removable wind-breaker liner Sanitized lining Pocket for backspace G1 and G2 Reflective inserts 2 outside pockets Internal pocket
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great, stylish jacket.
PostedOctober 10, 2011
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Tom0
From MIami
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:18-24
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Fit
Small
Slightly Large
Large
This jacket is typical of what you'd expect from Dainese: great styling, and a very technical design. It allows a lot of air flow, which is perfect for summer riding.
The styling of this jacket is great, and the inclusion of the wind proof liner is a nice addition as well. The one thing I'd recommend though, is buying some form of back protection, since it is an important part, and is not included. I bought a wave pro jacket, removed the armor from this jacket and, I now wear it over the wave as a abrasion resistant layer. This combination offers a nice amount of safety, but it does get to be a pain to put on and off.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Arai Corsair V Crutchlow Helmet
Arai Corsair V Crutchlow Helmet
Arai Corsair V Crutchlow Helmet The Corsair is Arais flagship model. An Arai helmet is not the product of compromise, of a profit point, or a board of directors. An Arai helmet is the product of obsession, an ongoing obsession to design and build the best helmets possible. This year Arai took the Corsair V Replica helmets to a new level. With several new features, youll see why the worlds best wear the Arai Corsair V Helmet. Arais exclusive, adjustable new AirWing is designed to greatly reduce drag, turbulence and buffeting resulting in more comfort and additional top-speed. The new wider eyeport required a new, wider faceshield. Called the Series I faceshield, it is exclusive to the Corsair-V. The new shield fits even more flush against the shell than the previous Corsairs. Newly equipped with Air In Stabilizer, an additional air intake between the front and rear intake in the diffuser and large toggles. The Air-In ports help accelerate air out the back, increasing airflow without increasing the size of the holes in the shell. The biggest difference between the newest generation of Arais Hyper-Ridge feature and its predecessors sticks right out at you Whereas the previous ridge curved in, this one flares out. This results in a larger opening at the helmets bottom, making the helmet easier to get on and off. Both cheek pads and the neck roll can be removed in seconds thanks to the advanced Emergency Release System. Rescue and medical workers can easily remove the newly designed removable neck roll and the cheek pads by just pulling the pad release tabs. This offers extra room within the helmet, making removal of the helmet much easier and minimizing the risk of additional injury. The Corsair-Vs neckroll is now removable and replaceable, and adds an additional exhaust vent through its bottom via shallow channels in the EPS liner, adding yet another ventilation outlet for the removal of interior air. Snell M2010 Arai Corsair V Crutchlow Helmet RevZilla Opinion If you are a fan of our boy Cal Crutchlow or just a Monster Energy enthusiast, the Arai Corsair V Crutchlow helmet gives you the Monster sizzle to go with your steak. We have seen the Arai Corsair V perform at the highest level of race helmets over the last few years. The shape and profile of the Corsair V are pro level racing optimized and the weight savings and comfort features do well to keep the rider, racer or trackday enthusiast focused on his line. Bottom line, the Arai Corsair V is an amazing sport and race helmet, the Crutchlow replica graphic adds a nice stylistic touch.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Top of the line quality
PostedSeptember 23, 2011
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Tom0
From MIami
State:FL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Age:18-24
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 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Round Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
For many, this helmet may appear too expensive and not worth the high price tag. Though it may be true that this helmet is on the pricey side, you get what you pay for. Construction is great, and the attention to detail is superb.
Pros:
One of the Best, if not THE BEST helmet you can buy
Great Quality
Cons:
Pricey
Keep in mind: If you won't be riding in a tuck most of the time, the RXQ might suit you better. This helmet maximizes field of view when in the tuck position by extending the helmet cut a bit higher than most helmets.
Rides: 2011 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Yes, I recommend this product.
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