Helmet review: Arai Tour X

Best thing about it: Versatility is the key – you can choose whether to have the full-on off-road look with goggles or fit a visor.

Really quick and easy to adapt between the two.

Worst thing about it: I got it to use primarily as a road lid with the visor to wear on a supermoto for 2008.

This was at my own risk, however. Anytime you raised your head about the racing crouch, the peak catches the wind and flips your head back in a neck-jarring manner.

Perfect for off-road or if you’ve got a GS with a fuck-off touring screen to protect you.

Stars (out of five): **
Product name:
Arai Tour X helmet
Cost: £299
Still available: Superseded by the Tour X3 (£389.99). www.whyarai.co.uk
Miles covered: 1000
Time owned: One year