Arai Vector 2 Schwantz Helmet
Well pleased with product, light weight, vents work.
Only been able to get one ride in so far, temperature was in low 30'sF, now in single digits and snowing. Helmet was light and vents took care of any fogging, side vision seemed improved over last brand. Look forward to warmer weather.
March 3, 2014
I picked one up on SALE , still expensive ( relatively)
Love the fit for my (big) head, Small complaint is the SHORT chin strap ,Which does have the advantage of not flapping when riding , and there is a SLIGHT wind noise at a certain angle , one has to search to find the noisy position. and it is a SMALL noise and VERY easy to cancel , a SLIGHT head adjustment and it is GONE.
I bought cheek pads so it was a much better fit.
Mine is not a solid color , and I get a smile looking at the Ducati inspired design.
And I bought 2 different tints, so it is perfect for night and Bright sunlight rides, all around sun protection.
I have a hard to fit head , and this one fits me nicely. Fit is Most important for me ,
This helmet has lots of USEFUL features , Great ventilation , quiet all around I like it , my favorite.
You have to buy a helmet that Fits your head and some just won't fit your head shape. I tried the next level up of ARAI and it didn't fit my head shape.
well designed and the lens change is simple to do once you see the proper way to do it.
Near perfect as expected for the premium price paid. YES there are Much more expensive helmets out there AND much more less expensive ones too.
February 3, 2014
I bought this to replace my old Vector helmet. The design and color are fabulous. After wearing it for several hours I have a pinch over my right forehead I never had with my old helmet and will fiddle with the liner to see if I can get some better comfort there. I'd say its more round than oval. The pain stopped me riding several times this weekend to relieve the pressure. There is not as much fog control as I am used to and am having to put the visor up when coming to a road junction - it's in the 50's outside? It's noisier than expected but I have a mid-size fairing so not sure if it could have been better. I hope it breaks in before my headache does. It looks fabulous - the video does not do it justice. The glow of the white stripe is gold.
December 2, 2013
Excellent product as expected from Arai
Been an Arai customer for years, love their helmets but very expensive in my opinion. Quality, fit and finish is outstanding!
November 18, 2013
This helmet is light. It has the best air flow of any helmet I've ever used. It is loud, but not too bad considering it keeps your head from sweating. Amazing visibility.
October 28, 2013
Great helmet just...
I am just getting into riding now so this is my first helmet. Protection wise definitely feels safe. Only thing is I wish it came with multiple cheek pad sizes couse mine are a little tight. Other then that definitely would recommend the helmet.
October 21, 2013
I didn't expect that helmets can be so much better when you spend a little extra on them. This Arai helmet has amazing build quality to it, and they think of the little things. From not messing with the shell to how the foam fits around your cheeks head. The only problem I noticed is, I ride a Bonneville and since its more upright the top ventilation hole will whistle every now and then. All I have to do is close it and its quiet as it can possibly be.
October 14, 2013
Very happy in every way except to minor points to note:
1 the visor takes a bit of fiddling to get out. This would be nice to be a bit easier or obvious to do
2 in near freezing temps the back of my neck was a bit chilled and there was no way to stop the airflow although I had a scarf to block any airflow under the helmet. Our trip took us from 106F (37C) to near freezing and in all other conditions the helmet was great.
October 7, 2013