J.D. Power Associate Motorcycle Helmet Study

I always look into the latest J.D. Power Associates study for helmets and other items. They have a very clear criteria when it comes to motorcycle helmets, its based on a 1000 point system and owners of these helmets are surveyed. 11 key areas which affect helmet scoring:

  • quietness
  • ventilation/air flow
  • de-fogging
  • face shield ability to keep wind out
  • face shield ability to resist scratching
  • ease of replacing face shield
  • scratch resistance of shell
  • color/graphic design
  • weight
  • ease of fastening the strap
  • comfort/fit.

Arai has been the number one for the past 10 years in a row. I have to say that I am one of there very satisfied customers. Arai comes in first at 819 points, and Shoei in second with 816 points. I always recommend both Arai and Shoei, and I also recommend Scorpion as an alternative to the usual brands.

Ranking:

  1. Arai
  2. Shoei
  3. Icon
  4. Scorpion
  5. Harley-Davidson
  6. Nolan
  7. KBC
  8. Bell
  9. Fulmer

Link: Clutch&Chrome

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!

6 Comments

  1. Doesn’t Arai mean “ouch” in philipino? hahahaha.. however, investing in safety is never expensive money and ill-spent!

  2. JoJo

    Also an added information is that Arai Helmets purchased through official dealers carry a US$ 5,000,000 isurance cover should an injury occurs due to the helmet in case of an accident

  3. jewaira

    Informative post.

  4. N: Japanese is the only relavence! And its the best helmet!

    Jacqui: I agree, I really like the design!

    JoJo: I wonder where we would be able to cash that!

    jewaira: Thanks! I like getting this type of information out!

  5. Andrea Kimura

    I am dying to buy this very helmet! Does anyone here know how I can find where it is sold??
    Thanks in advance for your info.

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