Arai Corsair V Edwards Helmet
AraI Excellence... BUT
I love this helmet. The quality, protection, fit, and finish are second to none.
My only gripe is one of aesthetics- in that I normally remove any and all brand stickers from everything I own. With the high end Arai Custom Graphics helmets, the stickers are affixed before the clear-coat gets sprayed on! GRRR. Here's an amazing 900.00 helmet with a fabulous graphics scheme, wonderfully finished.... with THREE brand stickers detracting from its overall beauty. I really am not one to wave my brands around at people everywhere I go. I am 100% peeved that I paid this much just to be a rolling billboard for Arai. I am stunned. Come on, Arai. Give us a break. Give me a loose sticker and I'll put it on my TRUCK.
PS: note I still gave the helmet all-star ratings across the board. It really is amazing. If you want 1st class, best-ever protection for your head... go Arai.
January 12, 2016
Worth the money for a limited edition top-end helmet
Realy nice helmet!
I already start smiling when I think of her ;-).
Finish of the helmet is better thgan can be seen on the pictures. There's a bit more shinyness on the finish. Even on the black air inlet at the chin.
Excellent fit and comfortable weight.
Airwing actually helps in stabalizing/fine tuning the helmet.
October 5, 2015
Top of the line Arai, need to say more ?
Top model Arai made for the track but I just wear it for everyday commute. Yes it's better and more stable in full tuck. But I got used to it in 3/4 and somewhat upright on my GS and multistrada . Work great for me..... My head is round oval and perfect for me after 4hour trip. No hotspots anywhere.. 59cm head size, I went with a large in Corsair V vs my RxQ in medium.... Both fit perfect and no drag at 135mph...
September 29, 2015
Great fit, look & great price.
Saw this helmet at the 2015 Isle of Man TT. Great graphics. I was looking for more of a racing helmet to use on track day, along of reminding me of the TT. I ordered a medium, which is the same size as my other Aria helmet. The fit is snug while still fitting comfortable. The price I paid was considerably lower than offered at the TT. No regrets in my purchase.
September 14, 2015
Excellent airflow, comfort and gorgeous design/paint
I've never had an Arai before. I have had a couple Shoei helmets including the GT Air which I really like, and a Ruby Belvedere. The Arai is a very comfortable helmet that flows a ton of air and is surprisingly quiet. It's a little heavier than I would have thought, but it doesn't feel heavy on your head and it's very stable at speed.
I also just love the design. I'm a fan of the IOM race and think this helmet looks cool as all get out. The paint quality is fantastic; I got it with the gold mirror shield and the tint is nice for sunny days.
August 24, 2015
Excellent product i used many times during my trips.
August 4, 2015
I've spent the past 4 years in a vector, the fit was never quite right. This corsair not only fits better, but the wind noise is less & it feels great from the moment I put it on, until I take it off. Weight feel a bit lighter from what I can tell. This is also a beautiful looking helmet, so I suppose if you're a collector of the limited editions there's that. I'll be wearing mine!
July 13, 2015
Russell Frost Graphic
I originally bought the Arai Corsair V Russell Frost Graphic to use as a track helmet. Since I live 3+ hours from the closest track, and I do not go to track days as often as I thought I would, I ended up wearing this helmet for streets as well to get more use out of it.
I'm not going to talk about the fit because everyone's head is different and you really should try the helmet of your liking and feel for yourself, rather than read how the helmet fits other reviewers' head shapes.
But to give you a slightly better insight, I have a weirdly shaped head. If you were to look down to my head from top, it would look like an acorn. Intermediate oval (whatever that means) with wider rear. I have tried on numerous types of helmets to get the right, comfortable fit (Schuberth, HJC, Arai, Shoei, Bell, AGV, Shark). The most comfortable helmet for me was Shark from 15 years ago (I forgot the model#), and I should probably buy another Shark but no offline stores in NYC has Shark helmets to try on. But I digress.
Arai Corsair V fits my head. I've gone on a few 2-3 hr rides and (some longer) without any comfort issue. Bit loud as any race helmet would be, but nothing ear plugs can't amend. Superb air flow.
Kids love this graphic. I get tons of compliments, two thumbs up as well as waving from children who normally would be timid to make an eye contact with a man in black leather. Ladies love the graphic too. But most importantly, I'm absolutely in love with this graphic. Thanks for reading.
July 11, 2015