Helmet review: Arai Atro-R

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What’s good: For the first time in my 20-year journalistic career I’m writing a review of a lid without having to comment on its ability to absorb impacts.

Hurrah for me. It’s as comfortable as the top-of-the-range RX-7, and the five vents work well in summer.

What’s not: Changing visors is a brutal process - I still feel like I’m going to break something. Like a finger. And it’s noisier than my old Shark

Contact: www.whyarai.co.uk
Rating: ****
Arai Astro-R, £329
Miles/time owned: 32,000/5 years

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John Westlake

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