Question: How Long Do Arai Helmets Last?

Do helmets really expire?

All helmets made after 1974 have a production date stamp on them.

If your helmet doesn’t have a stamp, it’s well past its expiration date.

Aside from the fact that all helmets lose efficiency over time, older helmets were made with polycarbonate material on the inside..

Which is better Shoei or Arai?

However, when it comes to range of different helmet fits, Arai is the unquestionable winner. … Both have an extensive range in their products, but you’ll find more innovative products in Shoei’s range, while Arai takes a more (some would say, too) conservative approach.

Why are Arai helmets so expensive?

Their prototypes are put through a series of strict tests to ensure that they’re road-ready, which contributes to the extra cost of the helmet. Additionally, Arai believes that the best way to protect the head during an impact is with the design of a smooth, rounded shell.

Does dropping a helmet ruin it?

The manufacturer refuses any liability if it’s ever been dropped once because the impact sets up tiny hairline cracks in the plastic, so the helmet won’t ever quite be as good as it was before it was dropped. Most likely, your helmet is fine—especially if it was dropped from a very short distance.

What do you do with old helmets?

For helmets that aren’t old or damaged, you can simply donate them to other motorcyclists, helmet collecting organizations, schools, and your local emergency services centers. You can also recycle your helmet if you are concerned with keeping the environment clean.

Do Shoei helmets expire?

A: According to Shoei, its helmets should be replaced five years after the purchase date, or seven years after the production date. The production date is on a sticker inside the helmet under the padding near the ear.

Are more expensive helmets safer?

The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute did a impact test of two sets of helmets. One of them cheap (US$20.00) the other expensive (US$200.00). The results are clear: there’s no difference.

How often should you replace your helmet?

every 3-5 yearsThe general rule of thumb is to consider replacing your helmet every 3-5 years barring that the helmet has not experienced any accidents or significant impact. Most manufacturers and safety organizations recommend this especially if you wear your helmet consistently.

Why are Shoei helmets better?

Shoei helmets are among the best because they take the time and resources to design, construct and test their helmets using the latest and greatest technologies to ensure that every helmet meets their own high standards. Every piece of a Shoei motorcycle helmet is constructed with precision and care.

What is the lifespan of a motorcycle helmet?

five yearsYes, your helmet does have a lifespan, and a fairly short one at that. The industry standard states that the lifespan of a motorcycle helmet is five years. That is as long as you have not cut its life short by an accident or impact to it.

Is Shoei worth the money?

Long story short, no you don’t need to spend a lot to get a good helmet. That being said, sizing and comfort are major safety factors. Shoei helmets come in more sizes, and are more likely to fit. Still, you can find cheaper options that fit and might even be more protective.

Are Arai helmets worth the money?

Arai makes a quality lid and once upon a time was arguably the best out there. Now they have serious competition. If you have the money and buy an Arai, you will end up with a fine helmet. However if you live on a budget, dropping $500 plus on a new Arai and skimping elsewhere is not something I would recommend.