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Diamond Black

Frost Black

Touring

Street

Urban

Size XS-XXXL

CT-f Aluminum Silver

Commuting

Urban

Touring

Street

x-tend Frost Black

Pearl Black

Pearl Black

White

White

Frost Black

Cube (X-tend shell)

Touring

Commuting

Lane (X-tend shell)

Urban

Touring

Cube

Size XS-XXL

SZ-urban Pearl Black

Aluminum Silver

Lane

Penta

Size XS-XXL

Urban

Diamond White

Black

White

Frost Black

Commuting

Urban

Street

White

Urban

Commuting

Racing

Cafe Racer

Size XS-XXL

Freeway 2 Frost Black

Black

Urban

Street

Touring

Black

Size XS-XXL

VX-Pro Junior

SZ-Light

Astro-light

VX-3

Tour-X 4

Freeway-2

Penta

SZ-Urban

CT-F

X-tend

CT-Ram

X-tend Ram

Axces II

Chaser-V

Rebel

Quantum ST

Outer shell In-house test Standard** • • • • • • • • • • • • Construction RC PB-SNC ScLc SFL SFL SFL ScLc ScLc SFL SFL STD SFL SFL SFL SFL ScLc SFL Extended sides • • • • Hyper Ridge • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Chin bar ridges • • Ventilation Free Flow System (FFS) • • • • • Front ventilation Dual intake • • • • • • • • Center top duct • • • • • • Removable Diffusers • • Diffuser System • • • • Standard brow vents** • • • • • • • • • Brow vents extended to temple area** • • • • • Three position chin vent • • • • • Closable chin vent • • Inner chin (bar) vent shutter • • Low positioned ducts • Under-peak air intake • • Rear ventilation Neck exhaust vent • • • • • • • • • Centre top vent • Replaceable vented neck roll • • • One-piece rear exhaust • • • • • Air Conductor (front&rear) • Air Conductor (rear) • Rear exhaust vents • • • Side exhausts • • • • • • • • • • • • • Aerodynamics Pull Down Chin Spoiler • • • • • Patented Air Wing® adjustable** • • Patented Air Wing® non-adjustable** • • Aerodynamic front duct • Visor Optically correct, 3D shaped visor • • • • • • • • • • • • • • SAI Visor • • • • • Max Vision SAI Visor • SAL Visor • Lever Release system (LRS) • • • • • • • • • • • SuperAdsis • • • • • • • • • • • • • De-Mist Lock • • • • • • • • Pinlock insert lens included • • • • • • Interior Replaceable Cheek Pads • • • • • • • • • Replaceable Ear cups • • • • • • • • 5mm ’’Peel Away’’ Ear cups/Cheek pads/Temple pad • • • • • • • • Dry-Cool® Liner** • • • • • Replaceable interior • • • • • • • • • • • Non-replaceable interior • • • • • • Facial Contour System (FCS) • • • • • • • • • • Cheek pads/Ear cups with EPS liner • • • • • • • • • • • • • Washable chinstrap covers • • • • • • • • • Leather interior parts (only design models) • Comfort Large operating buttons • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Emergency Release System (ERS) • • • • • ECE 22-05 and SNELL M2010 approved • • • Smoke holders • Multiple configurations • • • Innovative peak • • • • • Extra (chin bar) space • • Breath guard • • • • Shell recess for goggles • Goggle strap band (only design models) • * Innovated by Arai ** Innovated and exclusively offered by Arai

Tour-X 4

Frost Black

SFL •

White

Touring

Adventure

Street

Mission Black

Mission Neon

Tech

V

Arai Services 5-Year Limited Warranty In 1993 Arai is the first helmet manufacturer to introduce a full 5-Year Limited Warranty. To date we are one of the few helmet manufacturers in the world that can substantiate quality statements by warranting our products for five years. Arai Service Teams Arai Service Teams visit events throughout the world to provide service to our customers, not only at racetracks, but at exhibitions and touring events as well. Arai spares and repairs We stock parts to service any helmet in our range, including special editions. Up to 7 years after the production date we are able to take care of your Arai. Arai Paint Service The Arai Paint Service is responsible for an almost endless list of beautiful hand painted helmets. Many Grand Prix racers and nonprofessional riders wear helmets that were painted by our Paint Service.

VX-3 White

Adventure

Brisk

Racing

Street

Profile Black

Size XS-XXL

Diamond White

FEATURES

RX-7 GP

Frost Black

RX-7 RC

x-tend Ram

Size XS-XXL

Diamond Black

Size XS-XXXL

Size XS-XXL

CT-Ram

Why ARAI? Why buy at an authorized Arai dealer? Because only the authorised dealer is trained by Arai and is able to offer good after sales service and parts. Together with sound advice of your Arai dealer about the right model and size for you. Please try (on) a helmet first to be sure of the right size and model. Please also note “The right size” caption in this brochure. Some dealers offer the “Ride before you buy” service, offering Arai helmets for test rides. Why does an Arai feel better? You can't always see the reasons why an Arai feels better, but they're there: lower weight from advanced superfiber-based construction; a lower centre of gravity for better balance and less strain; softer single-piece multiple-density liners. Ventilation systems that work in the real world. And the result is ultimate comfort: you just feel good. You want to keep on riding. An Arai isn't made to feel good for just an hour or two. It's made to feel good all day, every day - and to keep feeling good for years, long after most helmets have become loose and shabby.

Why are “FCS” and “Peel Away pads” such an important improvement? FCS is the abbreviation of “Facial Contour System”. The FCS cheek pads offer an integrated “spring” action. This makes putting the helmet on easier with less effort needed. With FCS the cheek pad wraps under the jawbone and on the cheekbones instead of mostly on the soft cheek area. Although the fit feels looser FCS actually offers secure support over a larger area providing superior stability and comfort with minimal pressure. The new “Peel Away” pads offer thin surface pads that can be removed from the head liner as well as the top surface of both cheek pads to achieve the best possible, personal fit and minimize the need to purchase additional padding,

Freerider

Starz

Tricolore

SuperAdSis LRS (Lever Release System)

Why does Arai uses visor holders? Simple, it is the best visor fixing system without compromising on the configuration of the outer shell and EPS liner. With a deep recess in the outer shell either the interior EPS liner must be thinner and harder, or the outer shell must be larger to accommodate a softer, thicker liner. It also offers room for the SuperAdSis visor system that makes visor changes possible in seconds without tools.

Why is ventilation so important? Effective ventilation is very important for several reasons: it will help to reduce fogging of the inner surface of the visor, providing fresh air to the rider and will remove transpiration and damp/warm air from the helmet’s interior. Comfort and therefore passive performance will increase with the superior Arai ventilation systems. Effective ventilation of the

• •

Cult

Profile Blue

CAR HELMET RANGE

Arai Visors Formula 1 drivers Sebastian Vettel Mark Webber Jenson Button Lewis Hamilton Kamui Kobayashi Kimi Raikkonen

5mm ’’Peel Away’’

interior of the helmet is created by a combination of inlet and outlet vents plus the “FFS’’ (Free Flow System) construction at the underside of the helmet.

FACIAL CONTOUR SYSTEM (FCS) Multi

Daniel Ricciardo

Profile Orange

Jean Eric Bernue Arai has been at the forefront of car racing for many years and to date many of the world’s top drivers competing in all kart- and car-racing disciplines. Drivers from Formula 1 to WTCC wear our helmets. New for 2013 is the open face GP-J3 model.

Paul di Resta Heikki Kovalainen Timo Glock Charles Pic GP-6 RC

Pedro de la Rosa

We offer a wide variety of coloured visors*, as well as tear-offs for racing or track riding. Clear Blue Amber Light-smoke Dark-smoke Mirrorized blue Mirrorized purple Mirrorized gold Mirrorized silver *Please check with your dealer the visor type you need.

Pinlock Visor fogging is a common and annoying problem that can develop into a dangerous situation when vision is impaired. Pinlock insert lenses are an effective remedy against fogging and are available for all our full-face helmets. SAI Max Vision Visier* The extra wide SAI Max Vision visor with brow vents makes it possible to increase the size of the Pinlock insert lens to the maximum. * Standard on the Quantum ST

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Carbon

Street

Demands

ECE 22-05

Arai In-house Standard

EU minimum legal approval demands

EU minimum legal approval demands

Kinetic energy

Yes

Points Fixed

a helmet at the time of impact during tests is less than 28 km/h! This is true for even the most stringent standard in the world. Kinetic energy goes up in proportion to the square of velocity. Therefore the head of a rider at 100 km/h is carrying more than 10 times (!) the amount of energy than the head-form during a standard impact test. This kind of energy is far more than the impact absorption capacity of any helmet. Yet, in the real world there are helmets that have proven to pro-

at 100km/h speed velocity at 100 km/h speed = 27.78

mass

30.03

(7.75) 2 mass

The difference

Acceleration

Up to 275G

(Velocity) 2

velocity at 28 km/h speed = 7.75

=

Anvil

mass

shock absorbing test 1 2

Random Anywhere above test line, specified by the standard.

= 1 2

1 2

=

tect riders’ heads in actual accidents at even higher speeds. This fact alone shows that there is a certain difference in the nature of impacts under real world and test lab conditions. In the real world, it is seldom that an impact is aligned straight towards the centre of the head, as is the case during impact tests. Instead, the impact can originate from any location, from any direction, at any speed, any angle and by any object. The following three basic principles are key in this respect:

mass

1 Shell configuration When a helmet is caught by an obstacle, this may cause harmful rotational and acceleration forces. When the helmet slides, energy is diverted. A round, smooth surface of the outer shell offers the best possible chance to slide during or after impacts from any direction.

max. speed

28 km/h

B

A

crown region B

shock absorbing test

A=B

occipital region sliding in horizontal direction

A>B

Frost Black

sliding in horizontal direction

Size XS-XXL

Black

generate rotational energy from horizontal traveling

3 Shock absorption In real world conditions the inner shell should act as an impact suspension and divert the energy. Good suspension eases the transmission of the impact to the rider's head. NOTE: Extensive Arai technical information, facts and figures are offered in the “Arai Tech” brochure.

3

headform

headform shock absorbing liner

Shell

shock absorption by liner squash

quantum st Diamond White

Rebel

Frost Black

Black

chaser-v Union Jack

Diamond White

White

Street

White

Frost Black

Touring

Tour/Sport

Commuting

Commuting

Street

Dani 26 (also in Red)

Doohan TT

Character Black

Diamond Black

Base White (Quantum shell)

Edwards Indy

Nicky Hayden Green

Character Red

Fluor Yellow

Checker (Quantum shell)

Haslam WSBK 2012

Randy Red

Checker

Transit

Urban

Urban

Classic Star

Haga Monza White (RX-7 shell)

Asteroid Green

Doom

Haga Monza Black (RX-7 shell)

Asteroid Red

Loop

Stage

shock absorbing liner

Shell

shock absorption by shell destruction

Frost Black

Commuting

Patriot (Quantum shell)

THE RIGHT SIZE Your Arai helmet will only perform optimally when you wear the right size. Therefore, Arai strongly urges you to try on the actual Arai model and size helmet that you are considering buying at your authorized Arai dealer. Why? Because things like the evolution of design technology, the revision of legal ECE regulation, and Arai’s own changes and advancements over the years can result in a different feeling of the current version of the model and size you’ve always worn.

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Commuting

Diamond Black

Frost Black

Super Sport/Racing

White

No more than 275G

RX-7 GP

Tour/Sport

generate rotational energy at the point of damage

Street

frontal region

in the real world

2 Shell laminate To divert the energy of an impact, a shell needs to act as a "sled” to slide over or to dodge around obstacles hitting it. The strong laminate material of the outer shell needs to be able to sustain the impact load in order to perform this role.

2

1

sliding in horizontal direction keep traveling in horizontal direction

mass

12.85 times

7.75m/s

No one knows where it hits!

A

(27.78) 2

385.80

Impact velocity

Urban

Giugliano

Shinya

Superstar Red

Honor

Speedracer Black

Phil Read White

Nation

Special sizes Arai offers both very small and very large helmets to suit all riders.

Touring

Stripe

Track Blue

A RICH FAMILY HISTORY Since 1937, Arai is and always has been a familyowned company, driven by the same family, with the same mission, through three generations. Three generations of riders who have committed themselves to that same goal: making the best helmet possible. This fact tends to make you look at things differently than the anonymous management executives do. Good to know: the owner of Arai is himself a motorcyclist as well as being a company stockholder. As a highly principled man he will not sell what doesn’t satisfy him as a motorcyclist even though he knows lesser products can be sold. He wears his own products when riding and strictly evaluates them as a user.

The Arai difference Arai is leading in innovative helmet technology. If you’re looking for a new helmet, you might be asking yourself: can there really be that much difference between one brand and another these days? And if so, haven’t any differences that do exist become pretty slim? The simple truth is, while there are indeed a lot of helmets out there, there is still only one Arai. Our technology, but also our philosophy and our passion is what makes us truly different.

100% Handmade An Arai helmet isn’t manufactured on a fast rolling, computer and robot operated production belt. Every Arai helmet is virtually 100% handmade. It can take up to 5 years for our experts to earn the right to create an Arai shell. Each shell can take over 20 steps and each step must be our best, whether it is being made for a MotoGP rider, Formula 1 driver or a touring/commuter rider. To build one Arai helmet will take about 18 man-hours. Just pick up any Arai helmet and you can immediately feel the love and craftsmanship it was made with.

BooQi products are produced under license and are subject to design registrations and trademarks. © Booqi Media Solutions BV www.booqi.com NO call +31 (0)20 7163151 NO14933/31 16210/31

No

Impact absorption capacity is measured by dropping a helmet with a head form inside it on to a rigid anvil. The impact energy transmitted to the head form should stay below a specified level. When the helmet meets this requirement, consumers and the industry as well may assume that the helmet is therefore capable of protecting the wearer's head at real life impacts. But there is a significant difference between test speeds and real life speeds. The velocity of

Size XS-XXL

Penetration test

Pearl Black

Size XS-XXL

Super Sport/Racing

axces II

Size XS-XXXL

Tour/Sport

THE THREE ARAI BASIC PRINCIPLES

Size XS-XL

Size XS-XL

RX-7 RC

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Arai Helmet Europe 2013 collection brochure