Helmets for a trackday

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Hi

Im looking at getting a decent helmet to do trackdays in.

I really like the look of the Arai GP5-X

http://www.phoenixnw.co.uk/arai_gp5x.html

Does anyone have any opinions on it? That dealer is very close to me, so obviously i'll pop up and have a try on, see how it feels and things.

Ive heard good things about Arai helmets, and although its one of the cheaper ones, Its surely gotta be a good one to go for?

Thanks for any advice one may offer.
 
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Had to laugh at you saying Arai is one of the cheaper ones :rolleyes: . Arai is a fantastic make of helmet. Personally I would go for a Shoei if I was spending that kind of money though. (N.B: I'm assuming they are the same as motorbike helmets).
 
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Get a replica Senna helmet :D

If not, Simpson Bandit/Super Bandit/Outlaw/Desperado as worn by the Stig :D

Sure Simpson used to do a really nice carbon fibre helmet as well, but i cant find it now...
 
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Arai, are very good helmets,get the best you can afford for using on Track days, one thing not to leave out, never go on track days without a back protector, best safety £50-70 you will ever buy.

Have a good time :)
 
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Troop said:
Arai, are very good helmets,get the best you can afford for using on Track days, one thing not to leave out, never go on track days without a back protector, best safety £50-70 you will ever buy.

Have a good time :)

He didnt make it clear, but he'll be doing it in a westfield, not on a bike.
 
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St0rmer66 said:
Had to laugh at you saying Arai is one of the cheaper ones :rolleyes: . Arai is a fantastic make of helmet. Personally I would go for a Shoei if I was spending that kind of money though. (N.B: I'm assuming they are the same as motorbike helmets).
He was saying it is one of the cheaper Arais..... :rolleyes:
 
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Burned_Alive said:
Get a replica Senna helmet :D

If not, Simpson Bandit/Super Bandit/Outlaw/Desperado as worn by the Stig :D

Sure Simpson used to do a really nice carbon fibre helmet as well, but i cant find it now...

Well it was a toss up between Simpson and Arai anyway :D

I'll be going to try on some Arai ones first, and if they dont quite suit, i'll look at the simpson ones ;)

djbenjo said:
He was saying it is one of the cheaper Arais..... :rolleyes:

Indeed. £300 is peanuts compared to the price of some Arai helmets, but still very good.
 
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