Arai Debut - Gunmetal Frost
Customer Product Reviews
If it fits your head it's a great helmet
This is now my 3rd Arai helmet bought to replace an Arai Axces 3 I dropped. As soon as you take an Arai out of the box you can see and feel it's a quality helmet. It has a lovely paint finish and the interior is a soft and smooth material making it incredibly comfortable. I didn't find it needed any bedding in time it was lovely and comfortable from day one. I had an accident wearing an Arai and value the thinking behind the R75 shape - it's worth reading up on. I haven't noticed a huge difference between this newer Debut model and the Axces 3 except that it was much easier to fit my Cardo Scala speakers into it which I struggled to get comfortable in the Axces 3 I don't notice them at all in this helmet. I like the D ring strap which is easy to use and ensures the helmet is well secured. It doesn't have a drop down sun visor which some people like but sunglasses are comfortable to use with the helmet without having less protection in the front with an internal sun visor. Overall it's hard to fault apart from the visor removal and refitting which I find hard on nearly all Arais regardless of how many times I watch it done on YouTube. If this helmet is a good fit for you I highly recommend it.
What a Helmet!... No pun intended.
This is my first Arai helmet and I have to say that it doesn't disappoint. I have had various helmets in the past (Shoei, AGV, Nitro, HJC amongst others) and this is by far the best helmet I have had. The fit and quality of Arai is what you would expect, even though this is their entry level helmet. the only gripe that I have is that the visor is tricky to open until you learn the knack and replacing the visor but once again once you learn the knack this is easily changed. I would definitely recommend this helmet and the services of SportsBikeShop as I ordered my helmet on a Tuesday afternoon and received it within 24 Hours.Fantastic product and customer service!
I have an Arai "head" so when I was replacing my helmet it made perfect sense to go with what suits me. However, I did look around for something with an internal visor but found nothing comparable to the Arai. The debut is Arai's budget model and directly replaces the helmet I had. The "Debut" is lighter and has more ventilation points. Furthermore, you can fit the "Pro Shade" to add a drop down visor. Not quite as effective as an internal one but does a job. Delivery was speedy and came well packed. A great helmet that won't break the bank.
I really cannot thank Sue from your MK shop enough. My wife enjoys touring on our bike but has always hated full face lids. As time goes on I have become more and more concerned at her resistance. Sue spent as much time as we needed to discuss the options and to try from a fine selection. In the end we bought a matching pair and are delighted with them. The fit and comfort are exemplary and we have confidence in the protection offered, the pinlock is a new and welcome innovation for us too. The main contributor to our purchase though was the care and expertise of Sue at your shop. Thanks
Traditional Arai fitting
This was purchased as a replacement for my Chaser V and has the familiar flush lining and fit of Arai's of old. I tried numerous brands and models regardless of price to get the best most comfortable fit. Having tried the current chaser X and profile V, I found the shape and fit to have changed and consequently uncomfortable after a time. Quality is very good and typical Arai.
It's boringly perfect
It's a great helmet, but it's not an exciting helmet. If like me, you want people to take a second look wondering 'what on earth' then don't buy this. If you want to be safe in the knowledge that if you spill, your head will be protected - buy it! It's comfortable, quiet and easy to fit. But, again - boring! Love it
Great helmet at a reasonable price!
My last helmet was an Arai, and it lasted well - I have a feeling this one will be no different! The paint finish although solid Black is beautiful, with a metallic shine in the light. The max vision pinlock included in the box works perfectly so far, with no adjustment required (it just snaps in without eccentric screws which is different to my last pinlock). The vents work perfectly and you can lock the visor in a slightly open position which is great on the motorway. Very pleased overall and at under £300 for Arai quality you can't go wrong.
Love my new Arai Debut. Very comfortable. Looks amazing in Modern Grey, I have had a number of positive comments about it, seems to stand out. A little noisy at higher speeds but I wear ear plugs so not a problem. Great visor mech and comes with a pinlock insert as standard. Although the visor does not have a ratchet system like other makes, the visor does stay open in any position which was a welcome surprise as this function is a must for me.
Faultless service and great helmet!
Arai Debut Helmet- It might be the starting point of the Arai range but it doesn't show, anywhere. Lush lining, superb fit and peerless build quality. The pictures don't do justice to the gorgeous paint job. SportsBikeShop service exceptional as always!!!
Arai Debut Flag - UK
I love the styling and fit of this helmet. The only reason I did not give it a 5 is that I don't like the way the visor is attached to the helmet. It is quite tricky to remove and insert the visor, requiring force that feels close to breaking something. Maybe better instructions are needed here - or an instruction video.
Like putting your head in a sofa....
I bought this on impulse really as it matches my new bike, and wasn't disappointed. It's a perfect fit for my head, reasonably quiet and just oozes quality for a lid that is arai"s entry level model. The visor does mist up quickly and the chin vent isn't particularly effective, blowing air at your face rather than up onto the visor. However, this lid comes with a pinlock supplied so this isn't a problem once you've fitted it. Usual excellent service from both SBS and the courier service from DPD.