Re: Suomy vs. AGV (KingKobra)
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by KingKobra »
</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">While I agree on the importance of fit, a cheap helmet that fits the best doesn't necessarily make for the best choice. I think you have to look at everything. I have had some friends buy Scorpion helmets because they fit well, but then complained about how heavy it was and how hard it was to turn their heads during higher speeds. Thus, lightness and aerodynamics also play a factor.
While the Italian helmets are nice, I think I've found the Arai's to be the best protection possible. They're light, solid, offer great ventilation, and nice aerodynamics. Plus, they're innovative as well in that the facesheild won't pop off upon impact like most. It's definitely more pricey than the others, but we're talking about protection my noggin here so the money was definitely well spent.
As for the graphics, this is definitely up to the rider. Personally, I like graphics as they give more individuality. Remember, others can buy solid colors as well so it's not only the ones with graphics that others can also have.
Arai RX7 Corsair - Matsudo Cobra
I have owned Arai helmets and they are as good as a helmet gets, but a Spec 1R Suomy and a TiTech AGV are just as good. I will bet there is no Arai that is as light as a Spec 1R and I got to see the empty shell of a TiTech at the dealer expo and there was a huge amount of thought and design that went into that helmet. Arai makes a fine helmet, but it's not the end all.