Arai Corsair V Takahashi Helmet
AWESOME Arai ! Second to none just watch the pros.
Got the steal of the century off RevZilla on this helmet.
Super light for all the protection it offers. Super wide view. I cannot wear my old Shoei or Bell now because the restricted views in them compared to the Corsair V. I have a bad neck also and cannot turn easily so this wide view is now a must.
February 10, 2014
Spend on your lid
I had ridden in 2 consecutive Corsair's over 12 years. I saved money and went with an RF1100 last season only to realize I'd been spoiled by the Corsair's lightness, air flow, and fit. In comparison, the RF 1100 is a heavy head roaster that looks like a bubble. The Aoyama 3 I've just received is dramatic in person. In places color fades from grey to sliver to blue and back again. This adds something extra special to the overall hard to beat black and white scheme. I'm stoked. It's gnarly, fast looking and goes with pretty much any color bike. Especially my black STR. And nothing beats the snug sharp look of a "race fit". Cheers Aoyama, Arai, and ZLA.
December 18, 2013
First Race Helmet
By far it is the most comfortable helmets I have owned. Despite having the track in mind, it is also a great everyday riding helmet. I rode with it on 150 miles. It was comfortable the entire way and airflow was great. With living in Texas good air flow is a must. It is very expensive but it is a thing of beauty.
October 14, 2013
Just Ordered my Second
Great helmet! I've ridden this helmet on the street, on long tours, and on the track. It's light weight, great visibility, and comfortable. The shape of the helmet and the wing provides almost zero lift in the tuck at high speeds. Sitting upright, you do need to tuck your chin a bit at high speeds, but at normal cruising speeds it is very comfortable.
I mostly ride in Dubai where it is very hot and I sweat a lot. The lining usually dries out overnight without taking the cheek pads out and there isn't any lingering smell.
I recently came off my R6 at the track in about a 60MPH left hander landed on my left shoulder and left side of the head. I dislocated my clavicle, but no other damage.
September 26, 2013
5 out of 5 out of 5
This is my first Arai helmet that I have own. OUTSTANDING product. Pics, and even videos doesn't do the helmet ANY justice. Its a beautiful helmet. Thumbs up, Arai and Revzilla for carrying this product. I would rather put in a display case. Fit, is SPOT ON. I have an "Alien" shaped head, and a huge dome (XXL) to match. It is definetly a LONG OVAL shape. No cheek pads, or headliner were needed to be removed.
September 11, 2013
Excellent quality - great product
Light weight, solid fit. Extra viewing area is noticeable. Great air flow thru helmet in full tuck. Peace of mind your squash is in good hands.
July 28, 2013
Fits great, light weight, and well worth the money!
I have been an Arai fan since day one. I have owned four different Arai helmets first starting off with the Quantum, then moving to the RX-7 Corsair twice, and now the Corsair V. I have tried some other helmets, but none can hold up to the overall performance as this one. It's light, decently quiet, well designed for aerodynamics and if you happened to take a spill , it will definitely keep your yolk in tact. I use this bad boy on the track with my GSX-R, and I use it on my Night Rod for hard cruising. Very well rounded helmet if you're willing to spend the cash. In my honest opinion, spending a little more money to keep your head in tact is a small price to pay. If you're debating on money to value, IT'S NO CONTEST, DO IT!
September 3, 2013
Before this I had a Vector 2 so this review is pretty much a comparison to that. Before that I used way older helmets that aren't even comparable.
The first thing you notice about the Corsair V is that it fits really snugly. The cheek pads cover more of your face than the Vector 2 cheek pads. It's also lighter, and in the wind it feels easier to move your head around.
One big plus for me was that the chin part comes down a little lower and more forward than with the Vector 2, in which I could push my chin forward and easily push the helmet forward as well. The Corsair V doesn't have that much more room but it's noticeable.
I tried on the Shoei X-12 and AGV GP Tech as well. The Shoei was nice, honestly I forgot why I didn't go with that one, other than the exterior styling seemed a bit bulky. The AGV was too long front to back for my round Japanese head.
If you ride a sportbike or on the highway a lot you should get this helmet. It's super comfortable in the wind and it covers more of your neck than the Vector 2 in which I would often get hit in the adam's apple with bugs and stuff.
July 8, 2013