Helmets of choice
After 35 years of riding bikes 200,000 miles plus on street, 3 years on track, 25 years of riding dirt. I have worn helmets over the years. 2 major bike accidents, one with an Arai and one without brand X. My brand X name brand helmet back in 1984 left me in a Head Trauma and had two head surgeries removing cranial pressure from my brain. Now I only wear Arai, period.
My last major get off was on my Honda Goldwing, a truck turned in front of me and I had no where to go. See it doesn't matter who's fault, you loose. My helmet hit the ground, "2 weeks old" then front bumper of the Truck of an F150 pickup when I was ejected. Mirror abrasions and distal radial fracture of my right wrist. I had no face, or head trauma but the helmet took a beating, mush worse than in 1984.
My personal believe don't save pennies / dollars when your head is involved. Aria doesn't make a modular helmet for a safety reason, Why?
I wear gear all the time now, yeah its hot, its bulky, and wear a full face Aria, period. Its not if you get off, its when.
There are lots of advancements made in helmets, Aria's statement, we don't make helmets, we make Aria's.
I wear these Aria Helmets Comair V street, Signet Q Street, XD4 adventure / Dirt.
When buying a helmet, it needs to fit the shape of your head. Cheek pads can be changed, Arias have pull away features to custom fit you face once your head is fitted.
When the EMS arrived on scene at my Goldwing Wreck, they used the Emergency Cheek Pad removal and removed my helmet without moving my neck. I was back boarded to the hospital where a CT scan was done along with X rays. My Helmet was toast... But no inures to my face or head. Yeah, It totaled my Goldwing.
I have scene some wrecks riding at the tracks. Lots more speeds, and witnessed a biker hit another and took the other riders foot off, and both bikes waded up, careflight carried victims off. The guy lost his foot is back riding again, yes he wears an Aria. He has an artificial leg and foot beneath the knee, but still rides.
Just some things to think about, and my personal experiences.