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You can rely on Arai to keep you safe when riding - they’re the original motorcycle helmet brand from Japan! With exacting standards and impeccable style, Arai helmets are seen on the heads of riders all over the world. With a range that extends from open-faced city helmets to racing helmets for cars, this brand is hard to beat!
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Arai’s motto is that ‘experience makes the difference’, and since their products protect your head when you’re riding a bike at high speeds, their experience is exactly what you want! With dozens of different motorcycle helmet designs, a slew of awards and famous endorsements from the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Arai are one of the top helmet brands in the world - who else are you going to trust?
Arai’s story begins in Japan with the brand’s founder, Yuichiro Arai. In 1900, Arai was a fairly renowned producer of formal hats based on the French Kepi (the short brimmed cylindrical hat made famous by Charles de Gaulle and other French Army officers). So how does a formal hat company transform itself into a racing helmet brand?
The answer was the tenor of Yuichiro Arai’s son, Hirotake. During the American occupation of Japan after World War Two, the Arai company produced safety helmets for Japanese construction workers. Hirotake was a keen motorcyclist and saw no better way of advertising his firm’s products than wearing them when he was out riding. In 1950 Arai started producing helmets specifically for motorcyclists. Made from a combination of resin and fibreglass, with a layer of polystyrene padding, Arai helmets practically launched the motorcycle helmets industry in Japan, and they’ve remained in pole position ever since.
Arai in the modern day
The Arai of today is not too dissimilar to the Arai of the past. In an age where most products are made entirely from machines, Arai insists on producing almost all of their helmets by hand (the only robots in Arai’s four factories are a set of laser cutters used to trim newly formed helmet shells). This perfectionism extends to their safety stands, too. All of their helmets, from the cheapest to the most expensive, conform to the exact same high quality standard.
Arai helmets serve the needs of all motorcyclists. Their range includes full-face helmets that are ideal for cruising along motorways at high speeds and open-faced helmets that keep your peripheral vision intact - perfect for winding around busy city streets! They also make a series of off-road motorcycle helmets specifically for dirt-biking.
As well as motorcycle helmets, Arai also makes racing helmets for four-wheeled vehicles. All of their car helmets are race tested and suitable for a wide range of motorsports. Whether you’re a hopeful rally driver or regularly whizz around a go-kart track, an Arai helmet will serve you well.