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Old 09-28-2012, 11:01 AM   #21
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Re: What's your Opinion on the new ARAI & SHOEI 2013 HELMET LINE-UP

Ok so keeping with this theme, How important is GRAPHICS, to you. Would that cause, you NOT to buy it, or... just not make you Jump the Gun, until your current helmet has expired ?


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Old 09-28-2012, 11:53 AM   #22
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Ok so keeping with this theme, How important is GRAPHICS, to you. Would that cause, you NOT to buy it, or... just not make you Jump the Gun, until your current helmet has expired ? .
My wife wants a new helmet, my wife is almost due for a new helmet, my wife does not see a design graphic (from a quality mfg - shoei, arai, bell - my requirement) that she likes. So she stays with this lid until she sees one she likes.

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:15 PM   #23
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Re: What's your Opinion on the new ARAI & SHOEI 2013 HELMET LINE-UP

Josh Hayes rep.....they need to make it


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Old 09-28-2012, 12:27 PM   #24
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Ok so keeping with this theme, How important is GRAPHICS, to you. Would that cause, you NOT to buy it, or... just not make you Jump the Gun, until your current helmet has expired ?


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Graphics would certainly cause me not to buy a helmet.. Too many options out there for me to not find one I like that meets my requirements.. Light, safe, and good looking.
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Old 09-28-2012, 02:44 PM   #25
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All those Shoei's are RF-1100's.

I'll be replacing my old RF-1000 in a couple months. I'm just going to buy the cheapest 2012 leftover solid color RF-1100 I can find.
+1 this is what I did when I bought my RF-1000 so seems natural to do it with the RF-1100 too.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:55 PM   #26
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Quality is priority , then it's graphics. Gotta have both. My bike is white and blue , so i like to find a helmet that matches. Btw shoei is my personal favorite helmet manufacturer.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:23 PM   #27
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Im still waiting for a new model to come out from either company...
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:13 AM   #28
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Re: What's your Opinion on the new ARAI & SHOEI 2013 HELMET LINE-UP

I have a scorpion exo 700 Hollywood graphic that I am using right now and love it. I will be picking up the Shoei Rf-1100 in one of these, cant decide which color to go with. The Shoei Rf-1000's had a better selection of graphics to choose from IMO. My favorite was the Caster Tc-5 (with the Star)

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Old 10-23-2012, 06:36 AM   #29
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Ok so keeping with this theme, How important is GRAPHICS, to you. Would that cause, you NOT to buy it, or... just not make you Jump the Gun, until your current helmet has expired ?


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Having Monster energy or Rockstar all over the helmet kills it. I can't even stand to look at them.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:51 AM   #30
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Ok so keeping with this theme, How important is GRAPHICS, to you. Would that cause, you NOT to buy it, or... just not make you Jump the Gun, until your current helmet has expired ?


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uhhh i'd think this is pretty obvious. but it's very important.

my priorities:
cost
fitment
amenities
graphics

but even if all of the top 3 match, n i don't like the graphics, i won't buy it.
i would expect that the only criterion to change for some people would be the placement of the cost
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:27 PM   #31
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I have a scorpion exo 700 Hollywood graphic that I am using right now and love it. I will be picking up the Shoei Rf-1100 in one of these, cant decide which color to go with. The Shoei Rf-1000's had a better selection of graphics to choose from IMO. My favorite was the Caster Tc-5 (with the Star)

If you havent already purchased it, I'd probably go with the more white one with black accents. Still looks sweet with dark leathers, while being a bit more visible to cagers!
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Josh Hayes rep.....they need to make it




Damn that looks so good!
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Old 11-21-2012, 03:12 PM   #33
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Re: What's your Opinion on the new ARAI & SHOEI 2013 HELMET LINE-UP

Whatcha think about a flat white Russell replica if Arai brings it ?

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Old 11-27-2012, 01:53 PM   #34
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Ok so keeping with this theme, How important is GRAPHICS, to you. Would that cause, you NOT to buy it, or... just not make you Jump the Gun, until your current helmet has expired ?


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Graphics are important and I still find Shoei got a good appearance compared to other high end helmets. For me it has to look sleek, nice design that flows with the lines of the helmet. I don't like multi colored helmets or having a character going across it since for example with the dragon you either see a wing and tail or the head on the other side.
Should have some symmetry to it and not have a chocolate side and the other one less stunning.

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Whatcha think about a flat white Russell replica if Arai brings it ?

Never been a fan on multiple colors. I'd only wear that on the race track. On the street I like it more simple, too many details ruin it for me unless I wanna put it in a display case or hold it all day long to look at it.


I got a real big (small) issue! I need a XXS helmet. Tried on AGV, Scorpion, Arai and other brands but can't find anything that fits me as good as Shoei. So price wise I gotta wait for deals.
And if a brand carries that small of a size, they usually don't have the small shell sizes like Shoei does. They already look big on me, I don't need to look like an astronaut.
Then there are other brands with great helmets but they don't have the right certifications like SNELL 2010.

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Old 11-27-2012, 05:36 PM   #35
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Re: What's your Opinion on the new ARAI & SHOEI 2013 HELMET LINE-UP

Send me one to test and I'll let you know.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:57 PM   #36
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Re: What's your Opinion on the new ARAI & SHOEI 2013 HELMET LINE-UP

I just picked up the new Arai Signet Q. I was always buying lids with that matte black finish, I guess I thought it looked the best. I couldnt get one with that flat black at the time but the sales girl showed me one in a "diamond black" finish. It looks really good and the quality of the finish is outstanding.

I havent had a chance to wear the new Q riding yet cause im still under 3 feet of snow, but the fit of it just wearing it around the house (cant help it Im starting to jones for clear roads and tight twisties) is awsome. I was always buying mediums but thr Arai rep yelled at me and told me I was a small. Tried it on and threw my old lids at the neighbors yappy dogs!!!!

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Old 01-22-2013, 10:06 PM   #37
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Ditto.... our guys are still jones'in for that Chaz Davies replica...







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is this still available?
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:56 PM   #38
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2013 Shoei and Arai lineup is pretty lackluster...
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:57 PM   #39
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Ok so keeping with this theme, How important is GRAPHICS, to you. Would that cause, you NOT to buy it, or... just not make you Jump the Gun, until your current helmet has expired ?


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if arai released a new Nakano helmet i'd buy it the day its released. I wanted the last version of the corsair v with his graphic but didnt get my hands on one and i won't buy a used helmet
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:16 PM   #40
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Re: What's your Opinion on the new ARAI & SHOEI 2013 HELMET LINE-UP

You're right, they are all a bit boring honestly.

Last Arai, OK but only OK. Last helmet I thought 'Wow' was the Tomizawa rep Shoei around the time of his death and since then...yawn.

Matte OK and a bit different in theory but not practical, wont look good quickly and should be cheaper with less clear coating. The twin fat stripes are OK but then they were OK on the non matte finish too.

Eugene Laverty rep perhaps?
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