Arai Rapide Number - Blue
Customer Product Reviews
I liked it because its simple and goes with retro motorcycles. I got xl and it fits my 60cm head perfectly. Really comfy to wear all day, venting is good and visibility also excellent. It's not noisy either. No integrated sun visor though you can buy a pro shade that clips over visor so might get that.
This helmet has actually 'wowed' me! It's so quiet that for the first time ever my comms only need to be on half volume! Great vents on the chin and forehead areas, and exhausts low at the back. Great visibility and a pinlock already set up. My next buy will be the ProtecTINT pinlock insert. The visor has a lock system so no air can get in (and for the first time ever my eyes don't water on a ride) and a little glove-friendly catch to release it. I'm wearing sunglasses with it, which actually I forgot I had on yesterday as the helmet is perfectly set up for glasses wearers. I'm trying to find any negatives with this helmet but seriously can't think of any! The shape is retro, the colours are cool, and the comfort is 10/10...I had it on for 8hrs around the Yorkshire Dales last week in the boiling weather then of course it chucked it down, still no complaints! The cheek pads have an emergency removal system if ever needed. Arrived the next day as usual, thanks so much SBS! Top marks to you. :-)
Exceeded my expectations
Took a chance with this but it's better than I expected. Noticeably lighter than my Arai Rebel it replaces, quieter as we'll probably due to the lack of top vents protruding out. Once I got used to the new visor mechanism it's great. Tight seal when locked and good airflow when in de mist setting. Usual Arai comfort with removable lining. I've only been using it on my 45 mile round trip to work but I don't see any reason it won't be good for long long trips.