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Arashi 888 Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmet @ £39.99 (Save 60%) at GhostBikes

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I thought this was an awesome deal for a bluetooth helmet, Arashi's not well known but are manufactured by Motrax and they have had some excellent Sharp Safety ratings on some of their helmets that ha…
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7y, 3m agoFound 7 years, 3 months ago
I thought this was an awesome deal for a bluetooth helmet, Arashi's not well known but are manufactured by Motrax and they have had some excellent Sharp Safety ratings on some of their helmets that have been tested.

There is a 5% off code "BT5" that was in Biketrader magazine so will bring it down by a couple of quid. P&P is £6.99 but can be picked up from their store in Preston

Specification:
Lightweight Polycarbonate construction
Flip-front
Adjustable upper & lower air vents
Interior moulded air channels
European safety approval ECE2205 standard
Anti-scratch visor
Fully removable comfort linning
Quick release seat belt strap
Dual density EPS
Bluetooth® 1.2 technology insures cell phone compatibility
Interference free communications
Lithuim-Ion Battery
Battery life: 4 hours continuous talk time and 100 hours standby
Complete recharge in 6 hours
User replaceable battery
Noise cancelling mic
Full duple communication with DSP filter
Self adjusting volume
Waterproof controls
30' intercom and communication distance
Music streaming
Glove friendly controls
Multifunctions LED indicators
110V/220V charger
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#1
cracking price. would have snapped this up double time if i was still zipping around on 2 wheels. hot
#2
A great price for this, i'm only a fair weather biker so unsure if i should jump in and get one but it's a great price for a bluetooth helmet.
#3
I reckon Motrax purposely tried to call it a brand name that was similer to Arai..... and that makes it naff as hell. Looks naff as well.
I wouldn't embarass myself by wearing this.
#4
Not everyone can afford an Arai but I think for a bluetooth helmet this is a great deal :)
#5
GRS
Not everyone can afford an Arai but I think for a bluetooth helmet this is a great deal :)


I dont wear an Arai either... i think they are overpriced, although good quality.
But neither would i wear a polycarb lid branded with the hidious name of Arashi... thats made by Motrax, a company thats known for selling cheap motorcycle accessories.
#6
I often look at the Sharp Safety rating before buyng a lid and Arashi have faired very well http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/search/results/?sort=manufacturer&dir=asc&manufacturer=5& so I think its actually a decent but unknown brand.
#7
GRS
I often look at the Sharp Safety rating before buyng a lid and Arashi have faired very well http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/search/results/?sort=manufacturer&dir=asc&manufacturer=5& so I think its actually a decent but unknown brand.


Yes well, sharp ratings are not an exact science and many people in the motorcycle industry are highly critical of them.
#8
I would never pay only £40 for a crash helmet.... and the fact that they have incorporated the cost of a bluetooth system into this lids price makes me even more suspicious of its quality.
#9
That's fair enough, but Its a £100 helmet that's been reduced greatly so its hot from me.
[helper]#10
Biker Jeff
Yes well, sharp ratings are not an exact science and many people in the motorcycle industry are highly critical of them.


I think they are a good thing, at the very least perhaps the manufacturers will spend more time and effort on safety and how it performs and less time on how it looks. Sure some manufacturers will say that less scrupulous manufacturers will design specifically to perform well in Sharp but maybe less well in reall life but at least Sharp is a start. I'd like to see a noise level test built into sharp........

If this helmet had a good Sharp rating (even if its only £40) I'd have no qualms about buying but it doesn't appear to be listed. Voting it hot btw
#11
GRS
That's fair enough, but Its a £100 helmet that's been reduced greatly so its hot from me.


Do you honestly believe that this lid has ever been sold for £100 ?? This is the price range of mid quality lids like Suomy and Shark. No biker in their right mind would pay £100 for this.
The only people that i can see buying this are young lads on peds that dont know any better.
#12
I think its a good thing too, the only people that probably don't like the Sharp Safety results are the names that a well established as they probably haven't had the high ratings on their helmets that they were expecting. For example looking at Arai's ratings http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/search/results/?sort=manufacturer&dir=asc&manufacturer=4&model=0&type=0&rating=0&size=0&price=0&x=42&y=4 they have only received 5 stars on 1 of the helmets and at their prices I would expect them to have top marks on all their lids.
#13
If you have a £50 head, get a £50 helmet......
#14
GRS
I think its a good thing too, the only people that probably don't like the Sharp Safety results are the names that a well established as they probably haven't had the high ratings on their helmets that they were expecting. For example looking at Arai's ratings http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/search/results/?sort=manufacturer&dir=asc&manufacturer=4&model=0&type=0&rating=0&size=0&price=0&x=42&y=4 they have only received 5 stars on 1 of the helmets and at their prices I would expect them to have top marks on all their lids.


This guy has a point you dont always get what you pay for, brand name snobbery is what you pay for at times.

But the idea of bluetooth and motorbikes does not mix for me, the level of concentration needed today on a bike far outweighs the need for this luxury. If you want to die to the tune of Bat Out of Hell then if thats your wish buy this helmet.
#15
Tripletrouble
If you have a £50 head, get a £50 helmet......

That use to be my attitude too before Sharp Safety appeared, I wouldn't be without my top branded helmets. These days I get the cheapest helmet with the highest sharp rating currently that is the N1700 http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/GhostBikes.com-Brands-Nitro-Racing/1220-Nitro-Racing-N1700-VF-Motorcycle-Helmet.html which got a 5 star rating and is £49.99 - If that means I have a £50 head so be it, Id rather have this helmet on my head than a top branded one costing 4 x's more and only achieving 2 stars.
#16
I've just purchased one, can't wait to listen to bat out of hell!!!!!!!
#17
Tripletrouble
If you have a £50 head, get a £50 helmet......


This attitude always makes me laugh...

So Triple, exactly how much is YOUR head worth?

Can I sell you a 1 million pound helmet?:thumbsup:
#18
Biker Jeff
I would never pay only £40 for a crash helmet.... and the fact that they have incorporated the cost of a bluetooth system into this lids price makes me even more suspicious of its quality.

I've got one and you can have it for £350 if it makes you feel better?

The Sharp ratings have finally brought some objectivity to the helment market and shown up all the 'premium' brands for what they are: OK helmets at a silly price.

Just bought a 5 star Caberg flip for £90 - great fit too. Mate just paid £350 for his Schuberth only to find it got 3 stars!
#19
sedj
This guy has a point you dont always get what you pay for, brand name snobbery is what you pay for at times.

But the idea of bluetooth and motorbikes does not mix for me, the level of concentration needed today on a bike far outweighs the need for this luxury. If you want to die to the tune of Bat Out of Hell then if thats your wish buy this helmet.


I am with you on this mate, why on earth do you want to speak to someone on the phone or listen to music while having to contend with other drivers out there that don't even try to look for bikes let alone care about bikers, I ride a Firestorm and although I am a fair weather rider most of the time I still cannot believe anyone would actually use this feature let alone pay for it.

Taz
banned#20
Any idea of how these are size wise. I generally need an X-large. Problem with distance buying is you cannot try before ordering.
#21
Aww hah! You guys got me excited! I thought this helmet had a transparent bluetooth screen like in the movies but looked further and its just an damn sticker on the front of the helmet! LOL!
#22
good deal gets my vote,,,,,

and what about rider training they use telepathy i supose, ! :w00t:

If you use it sensibly then i think bluetooth in the helmet is great, i know alot of experienced riders that use it, its great for traveling in groups/pairs,,,,,

at the end of the day ur taking ur life in your hands riding/driving any motorised vehicle, if your not sensible then your asking for trouble,,,
#23
Taz69
having to contend with other drivers out there that don't even try to look for bikes
This attitude in bikers always makes me laugh. Do you think drivers have selective vision? Do you think they can blot out parts of their vision?

Yes you get drivers who are very unobservant, the kind that wouldn't see a car or a truck in their mirrors. Hell I even saw a woman who had made it to the middle lane of the M4 without noticing her motorised mirrors were still folded in.

Do you really think that drivers are blind to bikes, and if so, do you also think that sitting 6 inches from their NSR light, weaving in and out of the mirror field of view with your high beams on, is the smartest thing to do? Just because you can go faster, doesn't give you carte blanche to ride like a cockend.
#24
good price for someone on a budget :thumbsup:
#25
Taz69
I am with you on this mate, why on earth do you want to speak to someone on the phone or listen to music while having to contend with other drivers out there that don't even try to look for bikes let alone care about bikers, I ride a Firestorm and although I am a fair weather rider most of the time I still cannot believe anyone would actually use this feature let alone pay for it.

Taz


They should stop car drivers from listening to music, talking to their passengers, smoking in their vehicles too, right?
#26
This standard (ECE 22-05) would seem to be not a very good test of a helmet.
I'm not interested in the cost argument, you don't have to spend £100's to get a safe helmet - I'm more interested in what is going to protect me properly if I was in a crash, that after all being the idea of a helmet.
Take the cost of the bluetooth bits out of it and you are using a £20 (imagine how much it cost to make £5 maybe) helmet tested to a standard which is less than I would be willing to put on my head. I want a totally safe helmet, not one that is just strengthened in specific points just to slip past the most basic standard to be sold in the EU.

I got this from the web -

European helmet crash protection standards (ECE 22-05), which came into force from the year 2000, have come in for some serious flak. It is being said that ‘Due to the way the standard is written, it is easy for manufacturers to build helmets to pass the test by applying additional strength in the specific test areas, rather than building a totally safe helmet.’
1 Like #27
joylove;7126197
This attitude in bikers always makes me laugh. Do you think drivers have selective vision? Do you think they can blot out parts of their vision?

Do you really think that drivers are blind to bikes,


YES

You would be amazed at the number of times that cars pull out of side roads in front of bikes. It has been explained that people have a tendency to see only things that they are expecting to see - and they are expecting cars.
banned#28
i ordered this about last week as my misses wanted to buy me a new one, came early this week, cracking helmet, earpiece takes some getting used to, bluetooth works fine with my satio, music streams well and nice and loud for calls, cracking helmet, comes in a little bag as well :D
1 Like #29
martint123
YES

You would be amazed at the number of times that cars pull out of side roads in front of bikes. It has been explained that people have a tendency to see only things that they are expecting to see - and they are expecting cars.



I would agree, it' even has a name, SMIDSY (Sorry Mate I Didn't See You), and makes up a pretty high proportion of bike-car incidents.
#30
gsettle24
i ordered this about last week as my misses wanted to buy me a new one, came early this week, cracking helmet, earpiece takes some getting used to, bluetooth works fine with my satio, music streams well and nice and loud for calls, cracking helmet, comes in a little bag as well :D


Does the bluetooth module come off? (ie can I transfer it to my existing helmet?)
#31
UKseagull
They should stop car drivers from listening to music, talking to their passengers, smoking in their vehicles too, right?

:roll: Who mentioned that? Just that when on a bike, it's silly to be distracted.
1 Like #32
A friend of mine was seriously injured using the 5 star Arai the other day.
And I barely escaped injury in the same incident.

Though I probably should add, neither one of us actually ride motorcycles.
We were holding up the Barclays down Essex road, bloody idiot got shot by a police marksman.

This particular model is great for casual hold ups when working as a team, or "gang". As you can communicate wirelessly.

It also has the advantage of suggesting you might escape by bike, not in the Astra estate parked two roads down.
#33
:w00t:
#34
Adamo
:roll: Who mentioned that? Just that when on a bike, it's silly to be distracted.


Absolute bo**ocks! Why are bikers any different to other road users?

The majority of bike riders are just as capable as car drivers, more so I'd say. Most bikers ride defensively, constantly on the look out for the next potential hazard, a little music doesn't make the task any harder believe me.

I've covered around 30,000 on my bike over the last 3 years, mostly UK miles but some in France & Holland too, sometimes with music playing, a lot of time with the autocom on so I can talk with my wife who rides pillion, it's not difficult to ride and listen.
#35
First post so be kind!!

i race motorcycles at a fairly high level, arashi entered the markets a few years ago and i was sponsored to wear one...... well i did for about 5 minutes i personally wouldn't wear one in a custard pie fight, but if ur after a cheap bluetooth helmet go ahead and buy this one (if you think your head is worth a fiver).
i suppose you'd call me a snob for wearing "quality brands" but iv crashed plenty of times and hit mt head on a number of occasions and iv never had a head injury!
#36
So can anyone suggest a reasonably priced alternative?
#37
joylove
Just because you can go faster, doesn't give you carte blanche to ride like a cockend.


Sorry, I thought this sentence deserved another airing, made me laugh so hard I spilt me coffee on my trousers. :p
#38
The best helment for you isn't the cheapest or most expensive... it's quite simply the one that fits best. You could be wearing a top of the range ARAI or SHOEI but that won't help in the slightest if it doesn't fit.

All helmets sold in the UK must must either:
- comply with British Standard BS 6658:1985 and carry the BSI kitemark or
- comply with UNECE Regulation 22.05 or
- comply with any standard accepted by a member of the European Economic Area which offers a level of safety and protection equivalent to BS 6658:1985 and carry a mark equivalent to the BSI kitemark

For that reason alone no matter what the price or helmet, unless you can try it for size and comfort beforehand it's not worth risking it.

Oh and me, I wear a HJC CL-ST which I paid £120 for over a year ago. You can now get them for £50. Would I buy another? Of course, as a medium in that helment fits my head perfectly. I spent about 4 hours trying on various helments, not thinking about price, and this was the one that fitted me best. If the one that fitted me best was £300 I'd have paid that instead... it's a small price overall when you think it could quite easily save your life should the worst happen.
#39
sedj
This guy has a point you dont always get what you pay for, brand name snobbery is what you pay for at times.

But the idea of bluetooth and motorbikes does not mix for me, the level of concentration needed today on a bike far outweighs the need for this luxury. If you want to die to the tune of Bat Out of Hell then if thats your wish buy this helmet.



Thats very true. Was going to get myself a bluetooth helmet but I am glad I didnt as I wouldnt use it. Nearly every day I get some cagers pulling in front of me, not giving away or forgeting to use their indicators. :x

I got myself cheap £100 Caberg R2V helmet (5 stars in sharp test) http://www.dhautos.co.uk/caberg-v2r-helmet-gloss-black-146-p.asp
Its cracking helmet with double visor system, looks alright but feels kind of cheap, is very noisy above 40mph.
Fited my head like a glove for first month,now its loose. I think I will have to upgrade soon.

Anyway I may buy the £40 bluetooth helmet for my gf. (sometimes I give her a ride home which is only 1 mile away)
#40
Yeah they are pretty sweet my mate has the one with the graphics http://www.ghostbikes.com/itemlist.html?searchquery=V2R and another has the Caberg Trip which is also a 5 star helmet at 90 quid http://www.ghostbikes.com/products/1265-Caberg-Trip-Motorcycle-Flip-Up-Helmet.html

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