First Arai I have owned. My size large shoei seems a decent amount larger. That helmet does lift up at high speeds though. Do arai’s tend to be on the small side because this sucker is a snug fit. I am wondering if perhaps its too small. I measured my head up before I ordered and i’m right on the money for a size large. 23.5 inches my head measures.
Those who own these sk-6’s whats your thoughts? Do they break in some and fit a little better or think I should just get a larger size? The helmet doesn’t move around much at all which is good and I can feel the inner layer contacting my head at every point like its sculpted to it but the forehead area seems pretty tight. Cheek pads as well. I’m torn because I just dropped $700 on a helmet and I don’t want it to always be a nuisance from too snug of a fit.
I take it off and i’m sittin here moving my jaw around and flexing my forehead muscles cuz it still feels snug after its off my head lol
-update. took the cheek pads out. wearing it for a bit. feels pretty snug in forehead area some pressure on the top of my head in the center and some pressure in the back in the center.
-update number 2. ordered a size xl. no sense always wondering if that would be a better fit. i’ll compare the two and return whichever I don’t like.
still would love to hear other drivers opinions though.
It’ll break in a bit and conform to your head at least mine feels that way after wearing it for a while (also an SK-6 owner). If the helmet is causing you discomfort after wearing it around for a longer period say half an hour then you probably need a bigger size although maybe someone else can chime in especially those that have more experience.
I wear a 7 1/4 baseball hat and I use a Medium GP-5 helmet. They do fit more snug then most helmets, but once they form to your head, you will love it.
I have a friend who wears a medium, but he went with a size up cheek pads, because they are smaller. The helmet was too tight around his cheeks.
I hope this helps.