I see a number of hoods have some sort of ~noggin knot~ thing on the back ... a type of aero gadget? Looks like an aero mini-wing or something. What's that all about?
Having put some more thought into it I dont think the helmet loudness is entirely due to the helmet. But wind turbulence is much higher. .I currently wear Arai Vector X, which I think is Japanese market only model. It fits my Japanese size melon well. I'm a bit surprised to read Arai helmet being noisy, because based on my experience, Arai seems to be the quieter one in general, but it must have something to with the way it fits certain shape of the head. I tried Shoei RF1100 which turned out to be super noisy, but I was told RF1200 is much quieter. I was once told that if I want quiet, I should look at Schuberth, so I tried it. It was indeed very quiet, but the fit was so bad that it was causing me headache within 15-20 minutes, so I had to give up. There are a lot of helmets, but it was pounded into me when I started riding back when that helmet should have Snell certification, that kind of limits my choice...
Curious to know how it works for you
Personally, Id take a helmet with more safety features/ratings over a more expensive helmet. Id rather have a MIPs Bell helmet over the Corsair-X"Got a ten dollar head? ... Wear a ten dollar helmet."
If you want another GT-Air, get one while you can. Now that I've spent some time with the 2, I'd rather have the original. The chin strap (with quick release (which I love)) has a wider buckle and is attached too far back in the shell, it rubs both my wife and I wrong in the neck area. If it were 10mm forward there wouldn't be an issue. Definitely try one on before you buy.I use an Arai Vector-2 on the street and a Shoei GT-Air on the track. My GT-Air is MUCH quieter and it makes me want one for the street because I tour quite often.
This thread reinforces my want for another GT-Air but I'm also looking at BELL helmets.
I love the Arai Corsair X for track work or high-speed-low distance rides. Super noisy helmet, though. The Schuberth is the quietest helmet I've ever experienced.I have the Arai Corsair X and I really like it. Really comfortable, good visibility and well made with a quality liner. I like the amount of air flow this helmet offers. If you buy a new one they stay pretty quiet for a few years before getting worn out. I ride with earplugs and haven't noticed more noise than my past Corsair V, RX7 or Quantum.
Try shopping ebay...I have two Signet Qs both of which came from ebay, the newest was $450 shipped, the other $400. There is a Ducati themed Signet Q on ebay at this moment for $350 shipped, new in box with tags.This is an interesting thread as I am due for a new helmet this winter and can’t afford a new Arai either .
I have a Pikes Peak and yes it's a cleaner airflow than the regular screen. However, I've never complained about the clear OEM screen either.Well I’ve been doing some reading and it seems that the helmet may not be the problem, but rather the windscreen. I’m gonna put in the PP screen and see how it goes.
MAKE SURE that yr helmet comes from an actual dealer in helmets. Full Stop. There are now for quite some years now, Chinese knock offs of all the best helmets and leathers gear, but has zero actual protection. Dainese, Alpinestars, Arai, u name it. eBay and CraigsList are now FULL if this lethal crap. Do NOT support it, and do NOT put your life and limb in harms way for these bastards.Try shopping ebay...I have two Signet Qs both of which came from ebay, the newest was $450 shipped, the other $400. There is a Ducati themed Signet Q on ebay at this moment for $350 shipped, new in box with tags.
This.exactly.MAKE SURE that yr helmet comes from an actual dealer in helmets. Full Stop. There are now for quite some years now, Chinese knock offs of all the best helmets and leathers gear, but has zero actual protection. Dainese, Alpinestars, Arai, u name it. eBay and CraigsList are now FULL if this lethal crap. Do NOT support it, and do NOT put your life and limb in harms way for these bastards.
last few weeks, a seller on this site posts Italian-branded leathers with pix of labels stating "made in Italy" when in in fact the REAL factory says their goods are "made in ___" but definitely NOT made in Italy. I only then asked where he bought them - he replied "...hey, they're legit!" a bit Defensive id say.. THIS WAS ON THIS SITE!!!
caveat emptor = freeze the fraudULENT FOOKERS out with your closed wallet. DO NOT support these a-holes with yr currency!