Thursday, August 4

Arai Signet Q Review

The Arai Signet-Q Helmet will immediately make its presence felt in Fall 2011 as it marks the return of one of the most popular Arai Helmets that went away several years ago. The original Arai Signet Helmet left the motorcycling world in 2004, leaving a hole in the community for riders with an extremely pronounced long oval headshape. While the Profile has been the mainstay of the Arai lineup as their long oval lid, the Signet-Q is even more pronounced, with its 5mm additional length from front-to-back than what the RX-Q offers. For 2011, the clamoring of the community has been responded to, and the Arai Signet Q Helmet arrives with a feature set almost identical to the RX-Q; the difference only found in the exceptional added features and the new head shape.

The Arai Signet Q Helmet borrows the ventilation directly from the RX-Q, at the top and side vents, and uses the same SAI shield as the RX-Q. However, the Signet Q Helmet uses an SAI shield that is Pinlock-ready, and comes standard with an OEM Pinlock Max-Vision lens. Arai teamed with Pinlock in development of this system, and the Max-Vision lens is able to utilize the integrated shield-brow vents and offers the maximum top-to-bottom visibility of any lens in the Pinlock family for the Arai Signet-Q. Additionally, the cheek pads from Arai are brand new in the Signet Q, using the Facial Contour Support system which is a higher density foam along the jawline for a more snug fit and an even better seal.

Graphical versions of this helmet which we expect to see soon are the Arai Signet-Q Racer Helmet, the Arai Signet-Q Mask Helmet, and the Arai Signet-Q Super Star Helmet. Of course, a full run of Arai Signet-Q Solid Helmets will also be available, including a slick sapphire blue colorway.

Stay tuned for our video review of the Arai Signet-Q Helmet which will be coming very soon and breaks down all of the features and nuances of what is sure to be a homerun product for many years to come.

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