Super helmets from Arai


What is the first thing a motorbike fanatic would ensure that he has with him or her when they ride their bike. Their helmet.

Now, what is a motorbike helmet?

A motorcycle or motorbike helmet is a type of protective headgear used by motorcycle riders. The primary goal of a motorcycle helmet is motorcycle safety - to protect the rider's head during impact, thus preventing or reducing head injury or saving the rider's life. Some helmets provide additional conveniences, such as ventilation, face shields, ear protection, intercom etc. Motorcycle helmets greatly reduce injuries and fatalities in motorcycle accidents, thus many countries have laws requiring acceptable helmets to be worn by motorcycle riders.

Modern helmets are constructed from plastics. The conventional motorcycle helmet has two principal protective components: a thin, hard, outer shell typically made from polycarbonate plastic, fiberglass, or Kevlar and a soft, thick, inner liner usually made of expanded polystyrene or polypropylene "EPS" foam. The purpose of the hard outer shell is to prevent penetration of the helmet by a pointed object that might otherwise puncture the skull, and to provide structure to the inner liner so it does not disintegrate upon abrasive contact with pavement. This is important because the foams used have very little resistance to penetration and abrasion.

I hope in the coming months to review a whole range of some of the more popular motorcycle helmets such as HJC, Shoei, KBC, Nolan, AGV, Suomy, Joe Rocket, Davida, Bell Helmets, Icon Helmets, and more.

Arai, is ranked number One in customer satisfaction in all eight J.D. Power And Associates Motorcycle Helmet Satisfaction Studies. An unprecedented achievement, Arai helmets earned this distinction in every J.D. Power Study to date - in voting done by thousands of riders themselves. Every Arai helmet is virtually 100% handmade. Each craftsman signs the helmet shell along the way. And every helmet is hand inspected at least three times during construction. Not every hundredth helmet or every tenth one — every single helmet.

Mr. Hirotake Arai, a hat maker by trade, started his company over 65 years ago. He was an artisan, a craftsman - and a motorcycle rider. Today, Michio "Mitch" Arai, another lifelong rider, runs the company. And his son, Akihito, is now the third generation. If your family name was on your product, how well would you make it? They have approached the care of riders with a singular obsession for quality and innovation since the beginning. Simply said, Arai's primary goal is not to be the world's biggest helmet company, but the world's best.

Give them a try as I am sure you will like them.


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