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Arai Tour x Review
Arai Tour x Review
Arai Tour x Review

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Brand Name Arai
Price 100
Year Purchased 2010


I bought this helmet an Arai Tour X from Hein Gericke in Doncaster in 2010 for £100. They are normaly areound £400, but it was a small in the previous years coulors, so it was on special offer. I bought this helment beore i even had a bike although it did get frequent use on the back of my dads bike. Since then it has served me extremely well, through very roughly about 12,000 miles.

The peak on this helemt is excellent at blocking out low winter sun, this couple with a dark visor makes a gret set up for those propperly bright summer days. Another option with this helemt is to wear motocross style goggles. Again adding to the versatility, of being able to have a dark visor on permanently and just slipping the clear goggles on when it starts to get dark.

I have since bought an Arai Chaser V, although this is only for big days out and my trips away on the bike. So the Tour Xis still used for shorter trips and commuting. It is slightly heavier than other Arais, although in no way is this a heavy helmet, aspecially compared to some of the budget alternatives.

When i bought my second helmet, i send the Tour X off to Arai for a service (free of charge), just to give it a good coat of looking at, and to get the chin bar vent fixed after it had broken due to repeated ramming into lockers at college.

It is a very comfy helmet, although that is almost garaunteed being an Arai, mine is slightly loose now, but is still safe. You really can wear this helmet all day. It is not the quietest around, mainly becuase of the large gap between your chin and the chin bar. But again there are much louder helmets and i have not had any issues with the loudness of the helmet.

So, overall a great helmet that is very versatile and comfy, i fully intend my next helmet to be another Arai Tour X.

Cheers
Toblerone

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Average user rating from: 2 user(s)

Overall rating: 
 
8.9
Performance:
 
9.5   (2)
Protection:
 
8.0   (2)
Reliability:
 
9.5   (2)
Value For Money:
 
9.0   (2)
Looks:
 
8.5   (2)
 
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Overall rating: 
 
9.0
Performance:
 
10.0
Protection:
 
6.0
Reliability:
 
10.0
Value For Money:
 
10.0
Looks:
 
9.0
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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful

Had this for 3 months now and love it, the fit comfort. this is my first peaked helmet and for the early morning. sun its great.
Very comfortable with my speaker ears in and general fit and i love the colors. Hopefully never test the protection but i feel it would keep the grey matter together


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Arai Tour X

Overall rating: 
 
8.8
Performance:
 
9.0
Protection:
 
10.0
Reliability:
 
9.0
Value For Money:
 
8.0
Looks:
 
8.0
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A great helmet that is versatile, looks good, is comfy, and relatively quiet.

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