Product Comparison: Arai GP-5W vs Arai GP-6S

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General Specifications
About the Product
The favorite of stock car, Sedan, and Rally drivers: the gp-5w is favored by stock car, Sedan, and Rally drivers because of its wider, 90mm (approx. 3.5") eye port. With the larger eye port opening, the gp-5w uses an exclusive shield. Now Snell Sa2015 certified, with the new M6 washer/nut installed at the factory. With the 6mm washer/nut installed, anyone can now easily install a variety of head and neck Restraint systems that use a 6mm bolt to their helmet. This helmet also comes with the fia-8859-2015 certification Sticker applied to the interior liner of the helmet.
Arai Helmet GP-6S SAH 2015 is designed for the sport driver and uses the sames shell shape as the Formula 1 GP-6RC and GP-6 PED. (factory installed threaded insert for hans Posts and FIA sticker certification). Arai GP-6S Helmet Features: -Large10mm intake and exhaust hole for increased airflow (front vent is closeable). -New shield pivot hardware with redesigned track slider for improved aerodynamics. -Wider eye port for increased peripheral vision. -New positive shield locking mechanism provides solid shield latching while allowing normal operation. -Arai 6 series 3mm thick visor (not interchangeable with GP-5). -Newly sculpted chin bar and ridge along lower edge to give extra clearance above shoulders and lower the center of gravity.
Key Specs
Full Face
Full Face
Intermediate Oval
Intermediate Oval
Safety Rank
Shell Material
Super Complex Laminate Construction
Complex Laminate
Interior Material
Removable/washable anti-bacterial
Removable/washable anti-bacterial
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Arai GP-5W Mens Full-Face Helmet
  • The cheek pads were very snug on my cheeks but this is normal from what I hear.
  • A cool thing about this helmet are the custom fit cheekpads, you can remove an extra 5mm of padding in the cheeks and temples.
  • This helmet is outstanding for the price! It fits snug without feeling tight.
  • I rode for 3 hours with stops for fuel & snacks and didn't feel the need to remove it at all.
  • The finish is very delicate, I find scratches from it sitting in it's bag.
Arai GP-6S Black Frost Large
  • I have owned a number of helmets, Shoei, Suomy, Scorpion, HJC, the list goes on. This is my first Arai, I am definitely pleased with the quality and fitment. No complaints here, may be my next one will be Carbon.
  • I have a hard time finding comfortable helmets that fit my tiny odd shaped head .then I discovered arai beautifully constructed love the shape of the shell and the visor opening most helmets look huge on me this one couldn't fit better there is a reason arai is the best find this out for yourself.
  • This is my second Aria helmet and the quality and materials used by Aria are 1st rate.
  • Great helmet! The pinlock is amazing and does a great job but the sun visor is not fog proof at all.
Size & Weight
5 lbs.
3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Arai GP-5W Mens Full-Face Helmet
  • This helmet fits well and is worth the price. It is quieter than the one I already own.
  • Great product and lightweight enough.
  • The fit and finish are all I would expect in an Arai.
  • I really like the way you can adjust the padding by removing the tear-off layers of foam.
  • It's a very comfortable helmet. It is reasonably light.
Arai GP-6S Black Frost Large
  • Extremely comfortable fit, great helmet
  • It really impresses when you put it on for the first time and actually ride with it.
  • It totally fits like a golve. It was a bit tight on my cheeks but that hardly detracts anything from the helmet itself.
  • Very light, comfortable, and a wide range of vision.
Standard shields in Clear, Light Tint, Dark Smoke, Anti- Fog Shields in Clear, Light Tint, Dark Smoke
New positive shield locking mechanism
Upper ventilation system
Larger 10mm rear vent hole further increases airflow
Removable/replaceable cheekpads, M6 anchor type, Larger 90mm eyeport, Arai's exclusive, very-lightweight ScLc shell technology
M6 anchor type, Wider eyeport
What customers say about "Features"
Arai GP-5W Mens Full-Face Helmet
  • Very little wind noise when travelling at high speed.
  • The vents keep your head cooler then most helmets in the summer heat.
  • The helmet fits well and is very comfortable. There are lots of vents in it for warm weather riding.
  • Wind noise is minimal compared to the Vector-2.
  • This helmet vents great. But the down side to that is, it is very loud.
Arai GP-6S Black Frost Large
  • The airflow is another nice feature. It makes a huge difference when you open and close the vents.
  • The ventilation is great and the internal sunshield is very useful.
  • My only complaint and its a big one is non removable cheek pads so its hard to find tune your fit
  • It easily fogs up, then gets dirty when the foggy visor is retracted and gets lint/dust on it.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year(s)
5 year(s)
Other Information
809.95 $
869.95 $

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