Arai Vector 2 Helmet Pearl Black / LG [Blemished - Very Good]

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Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.53 lbs

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Note: This is a new item that has light cosmetic damage which may include, but is not limited to scuffs, scratches, stains, chips or dings. The damage affects the aesthetics but not the function of the item. The original packaging may or may not be present. There is microscratching on all sides of the shell.

Arai Vector 2 Helmet

The Arai Vector 2 Helmet is the successor to Arai's hugely popular Vector model. Features for the Arai Vector 2 Helmet include an SAI face shield which provides a 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. The Arai Vector 2  has been created for the rider who doesn't need bells and whistles, but still demands a finely crafted and protective helmet.


  • 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.) 
  • 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 Face Shield 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
  • Extreme peripheral view - same wider field of side to side visibility as the Corsair V racing helmet (an additional 5mm on each side when compared to to previous Vector model)
  • 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
  • 5mm peel away temple pads
  • Meets or exceeds Snell M2015 and DOT standards

Note: Frost indicates a Matte finish while Diamond refers to a metallic finish with metal flake.

4.6 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
5 / 5
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
Noise Level

Arai Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
2XS 51 - 52
XS 53 - 54
SM 55 - 56
MD 57 - 58
LG 59 - 60
XL 61 - 62
2XL 63 - 64
3XL 65 - 66

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

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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Why did you choose this?
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its the helmet I already use and it fits well
Rachel G on Aug 29, 2017
Excellent all around helmet. Comfort and quality are top notch!
Branden L on Apr 20, 2017
its the helmet I already use and it fits well
Rachel G on Aug 29, 2017
I'm hard to fit and this helmet is really adjustable. Going to give it a try.
Steven B on Jul 6, 2017
Excellent all around helmet. Comfort and quality are top notch!
Branden L on Apr 20, 2017
Quality and fit are excellent!
mark s on Feb 25, 2017
Arai continues to live up to its well-earned reputation for excellence
John B on Feb 14, 2017
For safety reasons.
Jim H on Sep 17, 2016
previous helmet was an Arai Vector... happy with the fit and function... hope for the same with a Vector 2
Robert H on Jul 20, 2016
crashed needed new helmet to race
E A on May 16, 2016
Best fit and features for the money.
Steven S on Apr 29, 2016
Replace my 7 year old Vector. They changed the shape on the Vector 2... a little rounder and shorter front to back it seems.
john s on Apr 16, 2016
Great helmet. Good air flow for the summer time.
sccstu7 on Mar 24, 2016
Quality of product. I've owned Arai helmets before and love them.
Robert S on Feb 27, 2016
I trust Arai and have had several of their helmets. Very happy with it.
REBECCA RADER R on Feb 26, 2016
Replacing current Vector helmet.
marcus r on Feb 21, 2016
I was replacing a previous model of the Arai Vector helmet. I chose the solid white for extra visibility.
Ninja Guy on Feb 5, 2016
Owned an Arai before. Saved my head once, in motobike acident. Need to replaced it and was satisfied with the reviews and info at revzilla.
ANDRE N on Aug 16, 2015
My brother is an expert rider, he recommended it.
Rich M on Jul 22, 2015
Arai quality, and good looks never hurts.
Jack J on Jun 8, 2015
Fits my long oval head really well. Have had this helmet for a couple of years now. It's quiet and all-day, every day comfortable. Worth the extra $$ for an Arai.
J U on Jun 1, 2015
I had an Arai helmet before - an Astral-x. I was impressed with the overall quality, and it's very comfortable.Now its time for a replacement, going with another Arai was a no brainer. The vector 2 has great features, gets great reviews, and the price seems reasonable considering the quality and features.
Stephen H on May 9, 2015
Replaced identical crash-tested helmet (I'm fine, bike's fixed, no worries).
Paul S on Mar 1, 2015
I have been riding since 1974 and have never had a high quality proper fitting helmet. With all of the texting drivers I have become more concerned for my safety. I began researching helmets and thought I had decided on a Shoei RF1200. After trying one on I wasn't sold on the fit so I decided to look at Arai helmets based on all the positive reviews. Once I pur the Vector 2 on my head I was amazed at the comfortable snug fit plus my prescription glasses fit. I just completed my order,can't wait.
Chuck L on Aug 27, 2014
replacement for previous Arai Vector - quiet and fits great!
Paul S on Aug 12, 2014
"Arai fits my head better than any other helmet I have tried. Had the factory reps at Americade for most of the other majors give up and tell me that I could not use their helmet. The Arai is perfect."
Glen J on Jun 16, 2014
I'm an Asian woman with big round head with chubby cheeks. When I tried an RX-Q for the first time, it was a whole new world. I tired many other brands but none of them weren't even close to the Arai quality. RX-Q was too expensive for a beginner rider like myself, so I was happy to find out about Vector 2 which is cheaper but still provide comfort and safety. Not sure how its weight will be a problem in the future, but so far I'm super excited to own this helmet very soon.
Yuki T on Apr 17, 2014
High quality helmet. Excellent guidance from Anthony and the Revzilla team!
Guy R on Apr 4, 2014
Best reviews and after trying it on at a NYC Bike Show it was the one that I felt most comfortable with.
Kurt V on Mar 21, 2014
Just rode with the Arai Hi-Viz today, 31deg F, venting works really good, bought the solid white for my son at his request, the helmet is comfortable a lot lighter than previous helmet well balanced..... :)
Walter S on Feb 23, 2014
Arai's reputation for quality and comfort.
Chris F on Dec 5, 2013
I got five years use out of an Arai Corsair, a great helmet, but out of my price range now. This helmet looks like it will be a similar fit...I'm hoping it is.
Jan S on Oct 3, 2013
I know nothing about helmet, just for safety....
Zhuoheng L on Sep 24, 2013
I like Arai helmets
Red Jack on Sep 4, 2013
I chose the Vector 2 because it fits my head wonderfully and has really great reviews. The video review on your site also helped in my decision. After watching the video, I spoke with an Arai rep at a dealer event and he gave me an up close demo of the features of the helmet. Plus I know I'm super safe w/ an Arai! It's the only helmet brand I've owned since I started riding 10 years ago.
Cheri G on Aug 13, 2013
I'm hard to fit and this helmet is really adjustable. Going to give it a try.
Steven B on Jul 6, 2017
Quality and fit are excellent!
mark s on Feb 25, 2017
Does this helmet have a speaker cutout/hole to fit speakers ? I'm using a sena 20s and their speakers are a tad large and current helmet can't fit my head in with the speakers

A shopper on Apr 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No it doesnt
What is dirrerence btwn. Black, Pearl black & Diamond black appearance. I don't won't any metal flake appearance in the paint finish?.

I was told Diamond black has this, please clarify thanks.
A shopper on Nov 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Black is matte black, pearl black is glossy, and diamond has the metal appearance you're talking about.
what is difference between aria's diamond black and pearl black?
A shopper on Jul 14, 2012
BEST ANSWER: Both colors options will have a metallic flake, however the Diamond Black will have a larger flake whereas the Pearl Black will have a finer/smaller flake.
I have a naked bike (Monster 696) and rides my bike all year round. I currently have a HJC FG17 helmet which i'm looking to replace, because of the large amount of wind blowing at my eyes & face through the Chin curtain. Since I easily get dried eyes, that actually bothers me alot.

I'm looking into Arai range of helmets but kinda curious about their wind protection from the chin area. I tried the fitting of a Corsair at a local store which fitted me very well. I'm not that concern about wind noise but just the wind not blowing at my face (okay for the eye brows and above). Which model from Arai fits the best? Any other recommended helmets?
A shopper on Nov 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Bell include a standard removable chin curtain with their Star helmets (at least in Australia perhaps check box contents in US) that is quite effective. I have a Bell Star Carbon and an Arai Vector 2. The bell is light but very noisy in comparison to the Arai. Different design brief though...
Is the Arai logo removable on this helmet?
A shopper on Oct 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes but it will be difficult. The sticker is adhered pretty well.
White or diamond white? What does the diamond white look like in real life?
jaesoon l on Sep 29, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I purchased the black diamond, it has a sparkle to it.
I have heard that this finish smudges easily, what is the best way to clean (or keep clean) this finish?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2011
BEST ANSWER: I've been wearing a black frost Quantum II for about a year now, and find it stays much cleaner than my gloss coat Quantum ever did, mostly because dead bug guts don't adhere to the surface as easily. When it needs some cleaning, about two minutes with a paper towel and Windex is all it takes.

On other thing to note - if you're like me and peel the stickers off, you'll find the matte finish will be and remain slightly less, um...matte-y (for lack of a better term) underneath.
Does the Arai Vector 2 work with pin lock visor inserts?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2011

I have the Arai Vector 2 and I just purchased the Arai SAI Max Vision Pinlock Shield and Inserts with brow vents. They are compatible and work very well with each other. I highly recommend the Arai Max Vision Shields and Inserts if you haven't picked them up already.

Hope this helps.


Is the Arai Vector 2 helmet ECE 22-05 certified?
david w on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The back of my helmet says. Vector-2. DOT. FMVSS No. 218 Certified. SNELL.
I've tried an xxs in this and quite a few other helmets (even in the kids range). To me this one felt the best but the guy that was fitting me said they were all too big. When he moved the helmet up and down apparently it moved too much. Is there any way I can make it fit better?
A C on Apr 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. You need to keep trying helmets from different manufacturers and see which one fits your head shape the closest.