Fake Arai alert

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Fake Arai alert

Postby T.C. » 14 Aug 2018, 14:28

Some of you may not be aware that Ebay have been advertising fake Arai helmets.

I have spoken to Terry Birtles the MD at Moto-Direct who are the UK importers of Arai who said

“We’ve reported to eBay and contacted the sellers but they are based in Asia and seemingly don’t give a monkey’s!”

It’s obviously way too cheap… Arai are handmade in Japan and take days to make so the real price reflects that.

The visor is wrap round – Arai have never done a wrap round visor always favouring side pods to meet their smoother rounder shape for sliding.

Box and trims are all just cheap and not consistent.

There is no ECE marking obvious.

I have said many times that a helmet should only be purchased from a dealer, but if you if you are considering or know someone who is considering buying a new Arai, then mabe point them in the direction of this post.

Terry Birtles, the MD at the Arai importers will be happy to provide further information if required.
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Re: Fake Arai alert

Postby D6Nutz » 14 Aug 2018, 18:40

Cheers T.C.

I'm with you on only purchasing from a dealer, but I can see how this would look attractive to someone on a budget.
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Re: Fake Arai alert

Postby duke63 » 14 Aug 2018, 19:12

There is a lot of fake motorcycle gear sold on ebay.

I wouldn't personally buy anything Alpinestars on there without knowing who the seller was. There are lots of cheap copies of their gloves out there.

Ditto there is a business selling fake Ducati/Dainese jackets using photos of the genuine stuff to promote what they sell.
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Re: Fake Arai alert

Postby Kwacky » 14 Aug 2018, 20:28

I only buy from recognised stores, even on eBay.
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Re: Fake Arai alert

Postby Rossgo » 23 Sep 2018, 08:45

Cheers for the heads up T.C. I personally wouldnt buy sometjing lile this off eBay. I would prefer to go too the shop and know what im buying, also if I get issues (lile i did with my HJC) I simply go back hand it in to them and they send it straight back to manufacturer, at least you know it cant be fake then.

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