Arai Vector 2 Schwantz Helmet
Vector 2 medium
This helmet fit great. The sizing chart was spot on. The interred or lining is very comfortable. This helmet is definitely an oval shape. Lots of airflow, but also a fair amount of noise. This is a great helmet
April 3, 2013
Vector 2 is lightweight!
This is my first Arai helmet and by far the best purchase I've made so far. As soon as I put it on I was amazed at how light it was...it feels like the helmet isn't there. The interior is soft and fits firm with no pressure points...cheek pads are a bit on the tight side but will break in over time. Side to side vision is great making head checks a breeze. The ventilation is very good...even at a stand still I can feel the air flowing thru the nose/brow vents. The only complaint I have is that when the visor is closed it tends to fog up pretty quick. Overall I'd highly recommend this helmet to anyone...and big thanks to revzilla for a easy transaction!
April 1, 2013
Was between the Shoei RF1100 and the vector 2, ultimately I purchased the arai simply because it fit my head better when I sized them at the dealer. My head measured a little under 58cm/22.75in and that fell under the Medium using the arai size guide. Upon trying the helmets at the dealer, the medium fit a little too snug up top so I purchased the Large. After using for about a month, the helmet is breaking in - and it is too big. I should've gone with the size chart. It still fits well, but a medium would have been perfect. Better features on the RF1100, but better quality liner, fitment on the vector 2.
Overall - Very comfortable, looks real sweet and worth every penny.
April 1, 2013
Very comfortable, my 2nd Vector 2
Great helmet. My last one got scrapped and I bought the same helmet. I don't have much to compare it to, so I can't comment on wind noise and features too much. It does fog up a lot on very cold days at log speeds, but it's great on hot days, plenty of airflow. It's pretty quiet under 50mph or so, and is very light. I forget I'm wearing it! The padding is very plush and soft. Can't go wrong with this helmet, it's great!
March 18, 2013
Aria takes pride in their craftsman ship.
Revzilla has great product reviews to help you make informed decisions, the have great customer service, I buy allof my motorcycle gear from them and I recommend them to all the people in my riding club.
February 25, 2013
I love this helmet
I picked this up to replace my heavy and very loud Bell Vortex. I had tried on an Arai helmet in the past and it didn't fit well at all and had been told they generally were more for the round head shape whereas I'm an intermediate oval. I had been set on a Shoei RF1100 but decided to give the Vector 2 a try and absolutely loved the feel of it. It fit perfectly with a little bit of extra snugness around my head. I've had the helmet now for 5 months and it's still in great shape and has broken in nicely. For reference, my head circumference is 23" exactly and I went with the medium.
Air flow is above average considering the lower noise level (as compared to the Vortex anyway).The helmet feels much more aerodynamic as well. When riding at highway speeds I don't feel my head getting buffeted nearly as much.
I thought the lack of padding on the chin strap would be an issue but I have been pleasantly surprised to realize it is not an issue at all. The only 2 negatives I'd read about the helmet prior to purchasing were the miniscule chin skirt and a peculiar duck call noise that can come through the top vent when your head is tilted just the right way. The small chin skirt isn't an issue unless it's cold. The cold air easily gets directed up into my face keeping a breeze on me. The duck call noise through the top vent isn't a regular occurrence, it only happens when at highway speeds and tilting my head at just the right angle. When it happens though, it is pretty loud.
While I can't swear to be an Arai guy for life, this helmet has definitely made a believer out of me in how much more comfortable it is to ride when you have such a plush, comfy helmet on your head.
February 13, 2013
Best helmet purchase ever done
This is my first Arai helmet and I'm really pleased with the fit and comfort. No painful pressure points at all. This is the first helmet that fits snugly on my head without hurting after 45 minutes of having it on, it is lightweight, the quality is exceptional, the liners are super soft. If you're are thinking about buying a new helmet, get this one. I've tried several different brands, but this is by far the best in terms of fit. In terms of graphics, I have the Schwantz replica, and it's pretty cool :D
December 4, 2012
Great helmet. Jon helped me and went over and above by trying on helmets and directing me towards this helmet, so I could easily put on, and take off my glasses This should be part of Anthony's review on every helmet he reviews!! LOTS of riders wear glasses, but you never see the reviewer try to fit them thru the eye opening. The highest quality helmet I have ever owned. Great eye opening, great vision. Slightly heavier than expected. I would definitely recommend this helmet, and Revzilla for purchases! The customer service is second to NONE!
January 7, 2013