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Old Feb 6th 2013, 09:16 AM   #11
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I for one dont like any of the ducati logo helmets. i dont like the ducati symbol all over me i feel like a moving bill board and ducati doesnt pay me. I have the bike thats all i need. i wear a suomy spec 1 r extreme, a bell rs1, and a bell star carbon. for what i paid for them you could get 1 ducati helmet (approximation). I had an arai and a shoei, and i must say the bell and the suomy in my opinion is just as good if not better. I know graphics are subjective but the graphics on the suomy is second to none and the bell star black beauty is beautiful. Here they are
I'm with you. But I really wanted the Corsair V. So between plastering Ducati in me, or a replica, seemed the better of two evils. I do love Suomy graphics, just always had confidence in my Arais and hard to branch out. Do you have any direct comparison experience to Suomy and the Corsair V?
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I for one dont like any of the ducati logo helmets. i dont like the ducati symbol all over me i feel like a moving bill board and ducati doesnt pay me. I have the bike thats all i need. i wear a suomy spec 1 r extreme, a bell rs1, and a bell star carbon. for what i paid for them you could get 1 ducati helmet (approximation). I had an arai and a shoei, and i must say the bell and the suomy in my opinion is just as good if not better. I know graphics are subjective but the graphics on the suomy is second to none and the bell star black beauty is beautiful. Here they are
And for some reason Revzilla doesn't carry Suomy, which sucks.
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I'm with you. But I really wanted the Corsair V. So between plastering Ducati in me, or a replica, seemed the better of two evils. I do love Suomy graphics, just always had confidence in my Arais and hard to branch out. Do you have any direct comparison experience to Suomy and the Corsair V?
i had the rx7 corsair which was the model before the V. from what i read the v has a slightly bigger visor. Hands down the suomy for me is a better helmet and thats cause it fits like it was custom made for me. they run small so i am a large in suomy compared to a medium in everything else. the inside is alcantera helmet is great. Im not saying arai isnt a great helmet cause it is but for me i will only wear a bell star or the suomy spec 1 r. the bell rs1 i bought cause of the graphics and it fits different then the star.
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Old Feb 6th 2013, 03:13 PM   #15
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For pure Ducati Helmets only ..

I recently ordered the cash up front, no-return Arai Ducati Corse RXV Carbon Helmet. It has a 2 month lead time and due to DOT regulations in the USA I am not permitted to have the custom names, logo, etc put on the back. This will be my first Arai and based on what I heard it should be a very good helmet.
the RXV Carbon is a really sweet helmet i have never seen one.

I have a Aria Corsair V which is a nice lid but can be noisy when on the road for a long time but has great ventilation during the summer
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Thumbs up Arai

When I bought my 1198 Corse they had this sweet matching helmet which was thrown in for buying such a limited bike (I probably paid for it in buying extras and service over the time I owned it)

Arai Corsair V is known as one hell of a hit with so many across the country by far! Loved the Ducati valve on it and matching scheme, and it is a sure sng fitting lid as far as helmets go. Sitting next to it is my Bell Star Cerwinske which I usually wear over the Arai due to its superior ventilation and feel.
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Corsair V or RX-7 RR5

Arai has different model name here in Asia, Corsair V is called RX-7 RR5.
I have had it since when it came out on the market.
I like it a lot compare to other brands I have previously owned HJC, Suomy, AGV.
It cost me $1,700 to own one from Ducati Korea.

I have seen Arai's carbon model (Corsair V) without any Ducati logos on it, and they look pretty good too.
I think the cost is down to somewhere around $3,000...
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the RXV Carbon is a really sweet helmet i have never seen one.

I have a Aria Corsair V which is a nice lid but can be noisy when on the road for a long time but has great ventilation during the summer
I will post pictures and a review of the RXV Carbon if folks are interested.
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Originally Posted by CaliDuc View Post
For pure Ducati Helmets only ..

I have the Ducati AGV Dark Rider helmet along with the Ducati TWINNS Bluetooth Intercom headset. I really like the built in visor and design of this helmet.

I recently ordered the cash up front, no-return Arai Ducati Corse RXV Carbon Helmet. It has a 2 month lead time and due to DOT regulations in the USA I am not permitted to have the custom names, logo, etc put on the back. This will be my first Arai and based on what I heard it should be a very good helmet.
isnt the one on the right the 4k helmet?? what makes it worth 4k??? and you cant even have all the logo on it?
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Old Feb 6th 2013, 06:13 PM   #20
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isnt the one on the right the 4k helmet?? what makes it worth 4k??? and you cant even have all the logo on it?
Yes it is indeed.

The manufacturer can not put the custom logo (as advertised) on the back of the it for $65 bucks due to USA DOT regulations. In essence you can not have a logo on the back that is over the USA DOT label. This of cause means that I can and will have a skillful artist put a logo on it - especially for track use and above the DOT label for road use. It is what it is, the helmet still looks the same as in the picture I posted.

I believe it is the helmet that some professional GP riders wear and it is the only pure carbon helmet out there other than the stock Arai Carbon helmet (source: Revzilla review, Ducati and Arai). There are not many of them available and I have been advised that the ones that have been produced are also used by folks intending to participate in the Isle of Man TT.

I should have it shortly and as I said if folks are interested in pictures and a review then I will share.

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