These elements form the core of Arai’s ability to meet and surpass legal standards and provide our customers with the comfort and reassurance to fully enjoy their bikes or cars on roads or race tracks around the world. An Arai helmet is produced without the slightest compromise in quality. From the beginning we have been solely devoted to the art and science of designing and building one off the best helmets humanly possible. That is why every Arai is almost 100% handmade in Japan and every single helmet is individually inspected, not once, but at every step in the manufacturing process. We are even able to trace back each and every helmet ever made to the craftsman who built it, because each helmet carries their individual signature of approval.
Race developed technology
To this day innovation and race-developed technology are fundamental to Arai’s market leadership and the company is still family-owned, managed by Hirotake’s son Michio and his grandson Akihito Arai. Another continuing tradition is the hand making of each Arai helmet, being the only way to meet our stringent quality control systems and meticulous attention to detail. And Arai has gained an enormous amount of know-how and experience in Formula 1 racing since we started in 1984 with Keke Rossberg, soon followed by racing giant Nigel Mansell. And up to the present day, Arai is leading in Formula 1 racing with the majority of the F1 grid wearing an Arai GP-6 RC including the world champion.