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Arai Vector 2 Blarney Irish Helmet

The Arai Vector 2 Motorcycle Helmet is the successor to Arai's hugely popular Vector model. New features for the Vector 2 Helmet include an SAI visor similar to RX-Q and Corsair V which provides wider field of vision. A replaceable interior liner has been modified to improve air flow around the head and to provide a more comfortable fit eliminating pressure points. The ventilation system has been revamped with a larger size switch and larger rear duct which will create 50% more vacuum..

  • Complex Laminate Construction (CLC) shell that combines excellent shell integrity with light weight
  • Arai's exclusive multi-density, single piece hybrid EPS liner
    • Arai's multi-density EPS liner is like no other, comprised of up to 5 different densities in some models which is molded into a single piece 
    • The single-piece hybrid liner and its unique benefit: the direct-fused contact area that each EPS call shares with its neighboring cells creates a mutual support - as one cell is crushed under impact, the surrounding cells assist with the energy absorption. (Liner pieces that are simply fitted or glued together cannot rely on such a high-level support bond.) 
  • New ACF-2 front intake vent has an oversized intake opening for better airflow, and a sliding-door mechanism to more completely close it
  • Brow Vent Faceshield Ventilation System provides cooling air in upper face area without holes in critical forehead area of the shell or in the impact-absorbing liner material
  • Exclusive removable 5 mm Peel - away Cheek and Temple Pad layer-provides additional level of customization and fitment
  • Extreme peripheral view - same wider field of side to side visibility as the top-of-the-line Corsair V racing helmet (an additional 5mm on each side when compared to to previous Vector model)
  • New tuned rear vent/wing - Air inlets provide improved interior ventilation and heat removal
  • Hyper-Ridge band - newly sculpted lower reinforcement band provides stability and lower center of gravity for a lightweight feeling.
  • Larger side exhaust ports to increase airflow and minimize noise
  • Dual pivot chin vent to direct air to the rider or the shield for de-misting
  • Reinforced shell ridges with integrated side exhaust vents
  • Larger bottom opening for easier on and off
  • Removable/replaceable cheek pads with 5mm peel-away layer
  • Micro-fitting:
    • 5mm peel away cheek pad layer first introduced on the RX-Q comes standard on the Vector 2.  
    • Gives you the option of a thinner cheek pad set for a custom fit without having to purchase additional cheek pads
    • Expanding on the 5mm peel-away cheek pads, the Arai Vector 2 is the first Arai model to offer 5mm peel away temple pads as well
  • Interior Shape:
    • Intermediate Oval - This shape is designed for the rider whose head has a front-to-back dimension that is longer than the side-to-side dimension. This is a neutral head-shape design which tends to fit most riders well.
  • Meets or exceeds Snell M2010 and D.O.T. standards
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Arai Vector 2 Blarney Helmet 4.8 5 91 91
Arai Vector 2 VS Shoei RF 1200 There is something called "confirmation bias" where a person positively will rate an item higher then it really is to justify their purchase. In my case I was absolutely hoping to prove to myself that my Shoei RF1200 was a superior helmet to the Arai Vector 2 because I was very satisfied with my Shoei, but I wanted to see what all fuss was about with Arai, so I gave it a go. I must say, I now know why everyone seems to love Arai helmets. It' hard to describe, but this helmet is greater then the sum of its parts. I look for some key ingredients when I purchase a helmet and those are: 1.) It needs to be light 2.) It needs to flow a ton of air (I live in the dessert and it's hot) 3.) It needs to not make my head look like I have a fish bowl on top of me. Large profile helmets look ridiculous 4.) It needs to have a very wide field of vision 5.) It needs to fit properly. I don't really care so much about a quiet helmet because I wear ear plugs, but the Arai is still pretty quiet, but the Shoei might edge it in quietness (very close IMO). The Arai meets all of the above criteria and right when you put it on you know there is something different about this lid. The fit is perfect for me. When you set the Arai next to my Shoei RF1200, the Arai looks to be a tiny tad larger, but when you put the Arai on my head, it actually "smaller" then the Shoei RF1200, and the only thing I can conclude is that the base of the Arai is wider at the neck preventing that "light bulb" shape look causing me to look like the Great Gazzoo. The air flow in insane. Seriously, this is where it blows my Shoei out of the water. I ride in 100 degree temps and when I am going down the road at 65 mph, I literally can feel my lips blowing due to the amour of air coming in, it's that good! If I get up to speed (over 85mph), my eyes will water from the wind coming in through the eye ports! Which bring me to the next huge thing is the visor on the Arai has these little air vents that click open and pipe a good amount of air right at my eyebrow location. This must be some sort of patent for Arai, because why every helmet manufacturer doesn't do this is beyond me? At speed in full tuck, I give the edge to the Shoei for buffeting less then the Vector 2, but at the 3/4 or upright position i give the edge to Arai Vector 2. When side checking to change lanes, I give the edge to Arai. On fit and finish, I give the win to Arai. I got the Vector 2 Crutchlow lid so it's fairly high viz and has a matte finish to it. My Shoei RF1200 is very nice and it's a shiny finish so it's not really an apples to apples comparison on exterior finish. But I like the vents and buckle better on the Arai. One area that the Shoei seems to excel is the changing of the visor. The Arai gets some getting used to and I know this operator error on my part, but I had a heck of time changing out my shield to dark smoke on my Vector 2. I have seem guys at the track change out their shields in 3 seconds so I just have to get the hang of it. But the Arai has a wider field of vision then my Shoei RF1200. It's tough to cough up 5 bills for a lid, but I'm kind of a gear nut so I put money into helmets and don't feel one bit bad about it, because in an "OFF" I think this lid will pay me back in spades. May 13, 2015
Awesome ventilation This is my first helmet, so I don't have a whole lot of other helmet experience to compare to, but I am really pleased with it. I actually bought it from the dealer the day I bought my bike, so I had the chance to try on a lot of other helmets and the Arai fit my roundish oval head the best. The air flow is utterly amazing. Whoever designed the brow vents is a genius. The brow vents are so awesome I don't think I ever want a helmet without them. It feels like you're riding around with the visor up. I will definitely buy an Arai again May 3, 2015
Excellent helmet, quality and style package, user configurable and accepts blue tooth speakers well I really love this helmet, the colors and style are outstanding as is the finish. I also give it high marks for quality in materials and construction. It is my best helmet decision by far. I was a little worried about the fit as normally I am an XL, but selected an L as the only choice being available at the time I ordered. Thanks to the top notch customer service at Revzilla and a personal conversation with Ethan I took the plunge and ordered the L. To my surprise the helmet arrived within 2 days! Trying it on I found the fit on the tight side (no surprise) but with the modifiable nature of Arai's excellent construction was able to arrive at a cheek pad configuration that fit me snugly and safely. For insurance I've ordered a second set of cheek pads as back up to my personal modifications. The ear cavities are generously cut so I've been able to fit my Bluetooth speakers easily. The multiple air intakes work quite well here in SoCal, and flow fresh air at speed. One small constructive criticism is that the shield lift point can be difficult to push past the detent. Once closed the shield seals very well and helps the overall noise level to stay down....however as new it is pretty snugly cinched down and one glove handed shield push ups can be finicky as you coast to a light or stop. Really if you can afford this helmet, buy it! February 16, 2015
Great helmet, good price Great style, good fit. More expensive than other brands, but worth it for the protection. March 16, 2015
Adjustable shape for nonstandard heads I've got a very odd head shape, and was directed to the Vector-2. With the tear out 5mm pads inside I was able to get it perfectly into shape for me. It's quiet and it fits well, and the visibility and airflow are great. March 1, 2015
Best Helmet I've Ever Worn Lightweight, great fit, comfortable, excellent wind protection. Highly recommended. Been riding for a year and searching for the right fit during that time. This is hands down the best I've come across or tried. February 27, 2015
Great Helmet! I bought this to replace my 6 year old Vector 1. Love the helmet! It fit a little different than my Vector 1. But with the adjustable cheek pads, I had it fitting perfect in minutes. Got the High Viz and glad I did. My riding partners say the color hurts their eyes.....Its working! February 23, 2015
All around great helmet In the middle of winter here so I've been wearing it around the house to break it in. Yes, my wife is afraid. I've owned a Vector 2 before so my ratings are based on previous experience. I expect this one to be no different. Watch the Arai video on how to change the shield. It's much easier than some people think. Takes about 20 seconds, including the Pro Sun Shield. Excellent finish inside and out. I've owned many different brands, but I keep coming back to Arai. To me, they really do look and feel better. February 9, 2015
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Arai Vector 2 Blarney Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Robert P: Arai makes the best helmet. Love the graphics. Mar 4, 2015
Garey C: I love the graphics on this helmet! Being of Irish descent the shamrock is a perfect touch. And being an Arai the quality will be the best so an easy choice. Mar 3, 2015
Carl A: Because I'm a sweet talking Irishman Apr 25, 2014
Kevin M: Gift for my son! Much better hamlet than what he currently has. Dec 17, 2013
A shopper asked: with the medium and large, do they share the same shell size? is it just the removable padding that is different thicknesses?
if i buy a medium can i change the padding to make it a large or vice-versa.
Apr 13, 2015
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Garey C: Sorry I can't answer the shell size question. I'd call Revzilla and ask. I can say all of the cheek pads are interchangeable across the range. I changed cheek pads and was downsizing from an XL to an L.
Look up the cheek pad sizes for the Arai under the helmet accessories section. I hope this helps!
Apr 14, 2015
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Nicolae B: You should check the Arai website to get a definite answer. As far as I know the M size is same as S but less padding. The padding can indeed be changed to make it a titter/looser fit. Apr 13, 2015
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David H: Sorry I do not know the answer to that question. I am pleased with my purchase. I did get sized by the Araicrep at the Seattle Motircycle show. Apr 13, 2015
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Garey C asked: I would really like to get this helmet. However I am usually an Extra Large on the helmet side......but a "small" extra large if that makes sense. I note that the XL size is out on this helmet. Therefore two questions:
1. Do you have an XL hiding around on a back shelf there at Revzilla someplace by any chance?
2. Do you think this helmet may run a trifle large and that trying the regular large is worth the time and trouble?
Jan 27, 2015
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Andrew M: The Arai is a PERFECT fit for my head which is normal in shape, so if you take a XL in an Arai you need an XL a smaller size will be too tight and a larger size too loose, you may be able to downsize your cheek pads but like I said its a perfect fit, its the best helmet I have ever worn in 25yrs of motorcycling, my only tiny tiny criticism is it is slightly on the heavy side, but last track day I did I really didn't notice it, it also has awesome peripheral vision and very efficient venting to keep the cranium cool as a cucumber. BUY one NOW, plus if you are of Irish descent like myself you will also look super COOL !!! And of course the wee man on the back with his tankard full of speed and rainbows will bring you luck haha Andy McGee New Zealand. Jan 27, 2015
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David H: I usually wear a large helmet. At the Seattle Motorcycle Show the Arai display guys....both of them measured me as a medium.....but close to a large. They said I could go with either size. I went with large and it fits fine. I suspect that the medium would have fit well after a few uses. Hope this helps. Love the helmet. Jan 27, 2015
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Arai Helmet Sizing:

Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows. Pull the tape comfortably snug, and read the length.

Size Head (in) Head (cm)
2XS 20 - 20 1/2 51 - 52
XS 20 7/8 - 21 1/4 53 - 54
SM 21 5/8 - 22 55 - 56
MD 22 1/2 - 22 7/8 57 - 58
LG 23 1/4 - 23 5/8 59 - 60
XL 24 - 24 3/8 61 - 62
2XL 24 3/4 - 25 1/8 63 - 64
3XL 25 1/2 - 26 65 - 66

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Green/White/Orange / XS 814790 817710 In Stock: Ships next business day
Green/White/Orange / SM 814791 817711 In Stock: Ships next business day
Green/White/Orange / MD 814792 817712 In Stock: Ships next business day
Green/White/Orange / LG 814793 817713 In Stock: Ships next business day
Green/White/Orange / XL 814794 817714 In Stock: Ships next business day
Green/White/Orange / 2XL 814795 817715 In Stock: Ships next business day