The Japanese brand Arai, by far one of the best helmet brands in the world, needs no further introduction - but we'll do it anyway. Arai Helmet Ltd. was been founded in 1926 by Hirotake Arai, who started as a hat maker. After developing safety helmets for construction, Arai started producing Arai helmets for motorcycle racing in the 50’s. The family business is run by three generations Arai, who all share the same objective: to make the best possible helmet. Take any Arai helmet and you will immediately feel the craftsmanship of the completely handmade helmet. Fun fact: on the inside of the outer shell of each Arai helmet you can find the handwritten autograph of the craftsman who crafted the helmet. MotoGP and other top motor classes have embraced Arai for years. Riders like Dani Pedrosa, Nicky Hayden, Colin Edwards and John Hopkins found the quality they were looking for in Arai. In addition to the MotoGP, Formula 1 drivers like Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton made good use of Arai helmets. When you go for Arai, you know you are buying a helmet which has been developed and crafted by hand with the utmost care. Your helmet is super safe, very comfortable and exceeds any standard set by other manufacturers. The range of Arai motorcycle helmets consists of:
Why an Arai helmet is different from the rest
An Arai helmet is completely handmade from the finest materials to produce the safest and most comfortable helmet. The base of the circular outer shell is made up of super fibre material (supplemented with Kevlar, Nylon, and carbon), of which the fibers are sprayed on a mold. This way the fibres will stick randomly on top of each other, making a much more rigid and harder scale than woven fibers, which is used by most other manufacturers. Although many helmets on the market today are equipped with angular lines in the outer shell, the shell of Arai helmets are actually always round. Those angular outer shells look cool and may add to the aerodynamics of the helmet, but the round shells of Arai have a reason: a smooth and round helmet has a much smaller chance to remain caught on something during a crash or when sliding on the road after falling. Arai's mission is to create the safest and most comfortable helmet. For this reason they see the safety standard of ECE 22.05 and SNELL M2010 as a minimum and not as a goal. Such standards have been developed to ensure a helmet meets the minimum safety requirements, this is not enough for Arai.
Authorized Arai dealer
At Fortamoto.com we are proud to be an authorized dealer for the complete range of Arai helmets. Honour is very important to Arai, so the Japanese family took firm commitments to preserve its good name and provide excellent service on their high quality products. Therefore, as an official Arai dealer, we are invited annually by Arai Europe for a comprehensive product training. At Fortamoto.com we can offer the full Arai service and aftersales. Order your Arai helmet online, 100% safe and with full service. And you can always return your order if you are not satisfied.