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Old 10-31-2001, 11:41 AM   #11
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Default Re: Arai announces new Astral

Yeah, it takes 2 million dollars to do reasearch on a helmet that uses the same materials as last year and fits a little better. Slight cosmetic changes and maybe better venting but nothing out of the ordinary. As for promotional, they sponsor riders and pay for ads, but so do other helmet companies.
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Old 10-31-2001, 12:17 PM   #12
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Default Re: Have you tried SHOEI RF800/900?

RE: "I don't know if it's overpriced, but I know that you only buy a helmet once"





Helmets do have an expiry date. Most companies recommend you change them around 5 years after purchase or before 7 years since it was manufactured, per Snell specifications, due to deterioration in the shell and interior materials. Better safe then sorry, no?
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Old 10-31-2001, 12:24 PM   #13
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I'm sure they had to research it at one time or another.

Oh, and I almost forgot one of the largest parts of the cost, dealer markup!
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Old 11-01-2001, 04:36 AM   #14
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Default Re to Jack R750: Have you tried SHOEI RF800/900?

Jack R750

Thanks for the comments. Didn't want to give the impression that I thought the Quantum/F was over priced. I liked the helmet. FrankS1 comment on noise made me think twice. Agreed with all on getting the best lid to protect my grape. What the heck, I'll get one this weekend. Thanks.
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Old 11-06-2001, 05:46 AM   #15
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Default Re: Arai announces new Astral

Go to www.parts411.com. They have great prices on helmets and accessories!
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