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Arai Pro Shade System - The first visor system good enough for Arai helmets




At Arai, they won't be rushed in the pursuit of convenience at the expense of protection, because they won't compromise the integrity of Arai helemets or the riders. Now we're proud to introduce the Arai Pro-Shade System accessories. Replacing the shock sheild on any Arai helmet that uses the SAI type of shield, the Pro-Shade System reduces excess ambient light in both the down and up positions. In the up position, it can reduce sudden glare with just subtle dip of your head- so you don't have to take your hands off the bar. Most important, in every way it performs like an Arai.


FEATURES:
  • Complete system mounted on Clear Max Visor (SAI)
  • Enhanced aero dynamics
  • Increased helmet stability
  • Remove peak for easy cleaning
  • No contact with visor: no scratching
  • Fits Corsair V, RXQ, Defiant & Vector 2

ARAI HELMETS - TECHNOLOGY AND PROTECTION

WHAT IS GLANCING OFF?

It is the ability of a helmet to Glance Off objects to avoid sending energy directly into the helmet and instead disperse as much energy as possible without stopping in an actual accident. Arai believes that the ability to glance off energy, without stopping, is one of the most important performance characteristics of a helmet in real world scenarios.

A helmet should not just comply with acknowledged laboratory test standards, it should exceed in circumstances and situations outside the criteria of those acknowledged standards. Arai believes that the R75 shape concept for our shell construction, which mandates a rounder, smoother shell thus enhancing the ability of the helmet to both disperse and distribute impact energy by learning from real scenarios through our long history. Arai has continually improved the “Glancing off” performance by learning from real scenarios.

The new RX-7V ‘’VAS’’ (Variable Axis System) is the latest development in our pursuit of better helmet performance. Compared with the shell of the RX-7 GP, the smoother area around the temple was increased by an average of 24mm because of the shell modification on the VAS model. Having a larger, smoother shell over a wider area increases the ability to divert more energy.


Drop tests required by laboratory test standards are limited to a vertical fall with the helmet having to accept all of the impact energy directly at one point.

However, real scenarios are very different. In actual accident situations, most cases show that helmets hit obstacles at an angle (oblique impact) not vertically. Therefore, during an oblique impact, the point of impact moves as the helmet and obstacle move against each other. This changing impact point increases the helmets ability to better disperse and attentuate impact energy. This is that glancing off. Arai believes that no helmet can manage all potential impact energy, therefore avoiding or diverting potential impact energy with a rounder smoother shape should be a key function of a helmet. This is why R75 is one of the most important in-house standards at Arai.




INTERIOR MATERIALS


DRY COOL

Arai’s Dry-cool material transfers heat and moisture away from the rider quickly and efficiently.

Available on: XD-4, VX-PRO 4,Corsair-V


ANTI-MICROBIAL MATERIAL

New exclusive “anti-microbial” liner material stays fresher between cleanings.

Available on: RX-7V, QV-PRO,RENEGADE-V, CHASER-X, SZ-R



BRUSHED NYLON

Soft, smooth and plush, yet durable offers a balance of all the desirable qualities neces-sary in a helmet lining material.

Available on: Profile-V, Axces-3,DEFIANT, VECTOR 2




SHELL CONSTRUCTION


CFC

Carbon Fiber Composite

Exclusive technology developed internally by Arai for the GP-6RC F-1 helmet utilizes carbon fibre found in the latest generation of commercial airlines, and is bonded with Arai´s proprietary resins and is reinforced with a band of incredibly super fibre belt specifically oriented to disperse energy loads laterally across the shell surface. In the forehead area, this band increases shell strength without adding thickness or weight, and allows the use of a thinner EPS liner which greatly enhances the upward field of view – especially appreciated in a full racing tuck!


PB-SNC2

Peripherally Belted Structural Net Composite

Arai´s proprietary (super fiber belt) Peripheral Belt, borrowed from our F-1 technology, maximizes shell strength and flexibility while maintaining low weight. Positioned across the top of the eyeport, this band allows the use of a thinner EPS liner which greatly enhances the upward field of view – especially appreciated in a full racing tuck! The Structural Net Composite adds a physical bond to the resin bond of the many layers of fibers and reinforcing materials within the shell.


PB-CLC

Peripherally Belted Complex Laminate Construction Arai’s proprietary (super fibre belt) Peripheral Belt, borrowed from our F-1 technology, greatly increases shell strength and flexibility while maintaining low weight and a lower centre of gravity. Positioned across the top of the eye port, this band contributes to the use of a thinner EPS liner which greatly enhances the upward field of view. A specially designed “mechanically expanded fibre mat”, sandwiched between the inner and outer layers of Arai’s proprietary Super Fibre Laminates, is used to reinforce and bond these two Super Fibre layers without adding significant weight to the helmet.

Available on: SZ-RAM X / MX-V / Astro-light / Quantum-ST Pro



SCLC

Super Complex Laminate Construction

The latest aerospace fibers, with 30% more strength in extension & bending resistance than standard fiberglass comprises the majority of the SCLC shell. While considerably more expensive than most fiberglass (and in fact more than many Carbon Fiber materials), this “Super Fiber” provides incredible flexibility and strength, which maximizes shell integrity. A specially designed “mechanically expanded fiber mat,” sandwiched between the inner and outer layers of Arai´s proprietary Super Fiber Laminates, is used to reinforce and bond these two Super Fiber layers without adding significant weight to the helmet.


SFL

Special Fiber Laminate

Strict quality controlled construction using special fiber layers, crowded with fibers right to the shell surfaces and bonded with special resins formulated by Arai, to disperse impact energy over the widest possible area – the shell’s main job – through strength, structural integrity and impact flexibility.