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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-24-2009, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Suggestion: Arai RX7 or Shoei XR1000

Which one do you suggest?
.....or even something else......
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-24-2009, 06:36 PM
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Those two are not quite in sync.... The XR1000 is not the top of the line shoei, instead check the X-11 I think it is called, X-Spirit in the UK.


I've got all three of those actually. And the Arai Astro J or something as well, which is more about the same level as the XR1000.


None are bad. The RX7 and X11 have better ventilation. I like the X-11 the best as far as comfort goes. At the moment, the RX7 has a dark visor, so I use it for short day rides. Prefer the Shoei visor system, but that is very subjective. I always wear ear plugs, so can't tell you which ones are louder than the others, but I seem to think the Arai's are a bit louder. They also seem to whistle a bit when the visor is up.


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check out Arai RX-V (new version of rx-7 ) this one has the spoiler. LOVE mine
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I've got two X11's, and one RX7. The RX7 is noticeably lighter, and quite a bit noisier than the Shoei. Both are very high quality helmets. Fit and finish are similar. The Shoei face shield is easier to change. I'm pretty sure that the street price on the Shoei is a few dollars less than the Arai. Finally, pick the helmet that fits your noggin best.

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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-24-2009, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys for the feedback. What i don't like much about the x11 is the front side; seems like a bit too thick (the side in the front of mouth). Instead i like more the shape of the xr1000.
But aesthetics aside, what i like is a very silent helmet.........Randarosa you say that Arai is a bit noisier.......hope not much. I had in past a quantum and i was sorrounded by whispers!
Any other comments about noise?

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I got yesterday, after a decade of Arai RX7, my AGV Ti-Tech Agostini. Phantastic helmet, quiter than all my Arai's. Very comfy, excelent fit. I'm really thrilled.
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Riki...usually the better the vent system=more noise. If keeping your head cool is important, buy the X11 or RX7 and a set of ear plugs.

For me an X11 is a perfect fit which I can not even get close to in an RX7.

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i also have a pair of X-11s. great helmet. personally, the Arai doesn't fit on my head and the Shoei is very comfortable. It's also pretty quiet and it keeps my dome nice and cool. but like Randy said, get the one that fits YOU the best.

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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 04-25-2009, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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Seems like the Shoei is the one.....yes, i will try both and decide as for what you say they have a very similar standard.
About AGV: they used to make great helmets but a few years ago they moved their plants to China and for some users product lost a lot of quality. I really don't know if it's true but sure that a top line AGV costs as a good Shoei/Arai produced in Japan.......
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