Arai is probably the oldest helmet manufacturing company in the world. The company started its operation in 1926 in Japan and hasn’t looked back since. Arai was founded in 1926 by Hirotake Arai who was a hatmaker. Arai helmets have received the top rank in many customer satisfaction awards, including being ranked in first place ten years in a row in the J. D. Power and Associates Motorcycle Helmet Satisfaction Studies. Even more amazing is that it ranked in first place in three of four voting areas: Overall Satisfaction, Ventilation, and Styling. A wonderful place to start when looking to buy a quality helmet.