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Old 25-09-09, 09:20 PM   #1
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looking into getting a new helmet, currently have an arai condor and went into hein gericke today and like the look of either the arai viper gt sinister (blue) 429 or the arai chaser samurai 369, they will price match any online prices and can give me i think 6 months (maybe 12) 0%,

now is the viper worth the extra 60?(maybe less if i can get a decent online price)


but then they did have a shoei xr1000 on sale but cant remember how much it was now but i did not have time to try any on just dropped in

anyone got any of the above helmets and can give some feedback or other ideas?

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Old 25-09-09, 09:41 PM   #2
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They have some more on the online section. Some of the Arai viper GT and chasers way cheaper than what you mention http://www.hein-gericke.co.uk/shop/i...sort/2a/page/1

I got a Shoei XR from J&S for 250 as opposed to 340. I do like the fit of the shoei, it seems to suffer a bit from wind noise, but ear plugs help, and I'll try a helemt skirt
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Old 25-09-09, 09:50 PM   #3
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I'd be wary of buying a Shoei from Hein Gericke.... they haven't stocked them for years, ever since they fell out with them... either very old stock or someone selling their own stuff through the shop...
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Old 25-09-09, 11:17 PM   #4
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looking into getting a new helmet, currently have an arai condor and went into hein gericke today and like the look of either the arai viper gt sinister (blue) 429 or the arai chaser samurai 369, they will price match any online prices and can give me i think 6 months (maybe 12) 0%,

now is the viper worth the extra 60?(maybe less if i can get a decent online price)


but then they did have a shoei xr1000 on sale but cant remember how much it was now but i did not have time to try any on just dropped in

anyone got any of the above helmets and can give some feedback or other ideas?

thanks
I have been looking at the Arai viper gt, i have seen them as low as 299 online, albeit i dont think that was with accessories, helmet bag etc
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Old 26-09-09, 01:27 AM   #5
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google cheap arai helmets will find good deals.. got my viper sinister for 300 and full uk helmet
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Old 26-09-09, 01:31 AM   #6
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b0llocks the price, which one fits you best?
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Old 26-09-09, 07:09 AM   #7
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Default Re: Arai helmets

George White are doing deals on Arais, Viper GT Sinister for 280.
http://www.georgewhite.co.uk/?catego..._sinister_blue_

but as Yorkie so eloquently says, probably best to try a few lids to see what fits best within your budget. My first lid was a 350 Arai and it wasn't the best fit, I now have a Shoei X-Spirit and its perfect for me.

The XR1000 is being replaced (with XR1100)soon so you should be seeing good discounts on them.
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Old 26-09-09, 07:49 AM   #8
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Default Re: Arai helmets

also a point to be aware of is the Viper is; although road legal, designed as a race lid so noise consideration is less than on the chaser which is primarily road.

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Old 26-09-09, 07:52 AM   #9
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Rigor - my local HG has the XR1100 in stock & that's a new model isn't it ?
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Old 26-09-09, 08:43 AM   #10
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Yep, the 1100 is the new one...

Going back to Arai, the chaser is a lovely lid, depending on size and design some are discounted on the hg website at the moment.

If you know your size www.helmetcity.co.uk also do some good offers sometimes, I got my chaser there over 100 cheaper than anywhere else
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