I had the V1 but after my stack on the ZRX it kinda wasn't in a road going shape any more.
At the price point ( MCAS ) had a sale on the day I went in. I couldn't say no. I know I know they have an inbuilt sun visor which I like when I get stuck and don't have a tinted visor handy. But they irritate me a little.
I like the weight and comfort of these so I thought I'd stick with what I know haha.
I have an early 90s Arai that looks like that. After a low side I put in back into it's original cloth sack and retired it to the back of my wardrobe in disgust. I'll have to dig it out sometime and post it up. Funnily enough it was, then, a mint condition helmet with a genuine Arai dark visor. I only ever used it with the dark visor and so the original clear visor still sits on top on my cupboard in it's original protective plastic ! Never Used ! I don't recall the model, I think maybe a midrange helmet that was a nice deep cosmos type metallic black. I wasn't into graphic helmets then cos I didn't like much of the styling and hence went plain. I have since though..
Dragged this out of the back of the wardrobe. Not even the moths would go near it. It predates AS1698. Just the ticket if you have a ratty Z1 and don't want to look out of place with The Toecutter and the boys:
I'm a bit of a collector, either keeping my old helmets or buying used ones cheap to throw on display. Excuse the crap photos, just some quick shots on the phone tonight.
Just bought a new Arai Nakasuga 1 this week, patiently waiting for it to arrive.
Arai Takuma Aoki, display only
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Shoei Ueda 1, the first nice helmet I bought. Trashed it at EC, but lucked on this one in perfect nick on Gumtree as a freebie for display
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My little Suzuka 8-Hour shrine: Arai Slight bought off ebay, Shoei Katoh 2 that I mangled at PI, both obviously display only.
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These are all the usable ones, although I'm thinking that a couple of them are getting on a bit and need to be retired. From the top: Shoei Ueda 3, Arai Aoyama 1, Arai Okada 1, Arai Numata and Arai Fujiwara 2
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