Arai Viper GT helmet review


ARAI-VIPER-GT

Reviewed by: Steve Rose for 80,000 miles

By rights, this helmet should have been retired a long time ago. Four years old and with somewhere around 80,000 miles covered, you can see by the scuffs and scrapes that it hasn’t had an easy life.

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But the thing is, I can’t stop wearing it. This Viper GT is the most comfortable helmet I own. So snug and cosseting that I forgive it the slightly fiddly vents and the fact that the visor clip no longer clicks shut properly. So comfy that I don’t care that the strap fastens so tightly I can barely get it undone on a cold morning with freezing fingers, so comfy that despite having four newer helmets on the shelf at home, this is the one I wear most. The washable lining means it still smells fresh inside and the three-year-old (but still working) Fog City Hyper Optiks visor insert – which goes darker in bright light – means I rarely have to take the visor off so the side pods are still intact too.

 

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