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TABLE OF CONTENTS The Arai Difference


















Freeway Classic




Tour-X 4




Car Helmets


Additional sizes




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To My Fellow Riders, My father was an inventor of various headgear, as well as a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast since the days before motorcycle helmets. There was no such thing as safety standards either. But his nature drove him to design and create a helmet for the protection of his own head. This creation of his was the first motorcycle helmet in Japan, which served to plant the first seed of the helmet industry in Japan. I too am a lifelong rider and in the mid 70’s I inherited ownership of Arai Helmet from my father. Over the decades, I have learned that accidents are inevitable. For a rider like me, this is a harsh reality. To stand against such a reality, I led Arai towards further gains in  protection, not just accepting limitations and simply meeting official safety standards as my goal. What I learned early on was that there is no magic wand, no one solution that could deal with the unpredictable severities of the real world. But, I also noted there is always some room for improvement when all aspects of helmet protection are reviewed. In fact, working on each aspect one by one has been what I have done with Arai ever since I took over ownership of it. Each singular improvement may not do very much by itself. But, when many improvements are accumulated, the synergy between them h  as surprised us with supreme performances. Thus, I have come to believe this is the way for Arai to go after gains in protection. However, to realize such improvements demands the dedication and focus of many highly skilled craftsmen, utilizing high-grade materials. Unfortunately, most of these improvements

Michio Arai

Owner and CEO of ARAI HELMET, LTD.

Hirotake Arai

Founder, Arai Helmet, LTD

are not visible from the outside, which is not the best way for quick returns in business. But even so, I continue going after such improvements, as I believed that it was and still is the best way for Arai. On top of that, I never allow any fashionable features or shapes that would negatively influence the protective capacity of a helmet. Today, we at Arai come to hear many riders around the world say, “There is a difference in the protection of Arai.” The unique path Arai took must have done something right for riders around the world. Those who make helmets at Arai are also proud of this path they have walked, and the helmets they make reflect the pride and dedication they put into each one. I do believe the protection born from this background of Arai will serve to protect all riders.


RX-7V to the new ducts, improved diffuser and the integrated Air Channels, every part shows the attention to detail that is so typical for Arai. Arai has continually improved the “glancing off” performance by learning from real scenarios. Thanks to the new stronger and smoother shell and VAS, the RX-7V is closer to the ideal helmet shape than ever.

Photo: Henk Keulemans

The RX-7V represents the summit of Arai’s knowledge, experience and know-how in helmet technology. With a completely new PB-SNC² outer shell, the revolutionary VAS (“Variable Axis System”) visor system and a significantly increased smoother area around the temples, the RX-7V offers the new benchmark in the premium helmet segment. From the also new Antimicrobial liner with an even slimmer frame,


PB SNC2 Shell 4

VAS V MV Visor

Chin curtain

Antimicrobial liner material

Full support interior

Without doubt the Arai RX-7V RC is the pinnacle of helmet technology. Painstakingly hand build by master craftsman to create a superb helmet in which all the Arai know-how, experience and years of development has been brought together. From the VAS (Variable Axis System) technology that offers a significant larger and smoother shell area above the SNELL test line greatly improving the important helmet glancing off performance, to the meticulously applied layers of precious carbon fibre, it all adds up to a truly superb helmet.

RX-7V RC Carbon


Diamond Black

Diamond White

Frost Black

Doohan Jubilee

Crutchlow Yellow



Pedrosa Samurai



Planet Blue

Planet Black Planet Red

Ghost Blue

Ghost Red Ghost Green


Hayden WSBK

Doohan TT

Haslam (matt)

Mamola Edge White

Kenny Roberts Yellow

Mamola Edge Red



Schwantz Design



Maverick (matt)

Scope Grey (matt) Nakagami

Scope White

Honda RC30 Spencer 30th

Honda CB Black-Silver

Honda CB Grey-Frost Silver (matt) Honda CB Red-Silver


QV-PRO The new QV-PRO is nothing less than an ultimate sports-touring helmet. It features the advanced VAS technology of the also new RX-7V and even shares the same outer shell, but with different ventilation. This rounder, smoother and stronger shell with an intermediate oval fit offers the important ‘’glancing off’’ properties needed for superior helmet performance at real world impacts. The QV-PRO features as the second model in line, the

VAS (Variable Axis System) visor pivot system that offers a larger smoother and stronger outer shell area. From the very early start, the QV-PRO has been designed as the ultimate all-round helmet with the advanced technology of the RX-7V, but also answering to the demands of the very large segment of sportstouring riders. The QV-PRO comes standard with the PSS visor, the all-weather solution against fogging, misting and sun-glare.

Diamond Black

PB-CLC shell

VAS V MV PRO Shade system

5mm ”Peel Away”

Antimicrobial liner material

Speaker pockets 9


Diamond White

Fluor Yellow Frost Black

Place Black

Place White Place Red

Stint Red

Oriental (matt) Stint Yellow


Charged Yellow (matt) Charged Blue

Charged White

Triple Black (matt)

Gold Wing Red-Black

Triple White

Gold Wing Grey-Black (matt)


CHASER-X Chaser-X is the third Arai helmet that makes use of the new VAS (variable Axis System) technology that offers a significant larger and smoother shell area above the SNELL test line greatly improving the important helmet glancing off performance. The Chaser-X makes use of an also completely new ventilation system derived from the RX-7V, instantly recognizable by the large, single intake duct on top of the helmet. This Top Ventilation System is derived from the RX-7V

diffuser system. The replaceable interior is lined with an antimicrobial fabric. The Chaser-X features FCS (Facial Contour System) and a fixed, non-retractable mini chin cover. The chin vent is also new, while the Formula One developed visor lock system is the same as used on the RX-7V. All Chaser-X helmets come with a standard Max Vision visor with a Pinlock inlay lens separately packed in the box.

Diamond Black

Shield system 12

New form

Antimicrobial liner material

Schield Latch System

FCS (Facial Contour System)

Tough White

Diamond White Frost Black

Tough Yellow

Tough Red Tough Blue

Shaped Blue

Shaped Black Shaped Red



Schwantz ‘95

Maverick GP (matt) Doohan TT

Navy White (matt)

League Italy Navy Black (matt)

Nova Black (matt)

League UK Nova White


Finish White

Edwards Legend Yellow Edwards Legend White

Style Pink

Finish Red

Style Black

Fence Green

Fence Silver (matt) Fence Red



Competition Black

Competition Blue

Competition Red


RENEGADE-V One of the distinctive features of the Renegade-V is the characteristic frontal view of the helmet. The chin area is designed and shaped to resemble the look of a rugby player or a martial artist. But the chin bar’s aggressive design is not only for looks, it also increases the shell strength in this area. There are four slots to be found on the front of the helmet, and another total of four slots on the sides and back. All contributing to a highly effective ventilation and therefore great comfort. The side ducts remove hot air from the interior, through integrated air channels behind the cheek pads. For added comfort the four ventilation slots in the front may be opened and closed with a slide shutter on the inside.

The surface of the EPS cheek pad material is treated with a noise reducing foam. This keeps the helmet quiet when the inside air passes through the air channels. The chin curtain reduces the amount of air entering the helmet. If a rider wants an even quieter ride, the optional replaceable chin cover can be mounted. The top ducts have been designed for an upright riding position, as is usual for cruiser and naked style bikes. A super fiber belt is integrated into the shell, for increased strength in the area above the eye port. An important feature for riders who demand increased protection.  The Renegade-V was designed and made for riders who insist on Arai protection while enjoying their cruiser or naked motorcycles.


Inner air channel (Two-Piece)

Outer shell SFL

Variable Axis System (VAS)

Antimicrobial liner material

Speaker pockets 17


Outline Blue

Outline Black (matt)

Outline Red

Outline Cherry-Red


Outline Black-Purple

Diablo Yellow (matt)

Diablo Red (matt)

Frost Black



AXCES-3 The new Axces-3 offers the comfort and fit Arai is famous for, in a very affordable package. And the Axces-3 is just like any other Arai a premium helmet, with the performance and features fitting to the brand. The Axces-3 is based on the renowned Chaser-V outer shell, including the reinforced PB belt.

Also the effective ventilation system is taken from the Chaser-V and the Axces-3 comes standard with the Pinlock-ready Max Vision shield. Together with an attractive range of colours and designs, these features make the Axces-3 the perfect start into the Arai experience.

Pearl Black White

Three-position chin vent 20

Outer shell SFL

SAI Max Vision Visor

Different sizes cheek pads

FCS (Facial Contour System)

Frost Black

Matrix Black

Matrix Red

Sense Red (matt)

Sense Fluor (matt)

Sense Blue (matt)

Line Black (matt)

Line Red (matt)

Line Blue 21

SZ-RAM X even better ventilation. Together with 9-holes top ventilation and the new Antimicrobial inner liner material the SZ-RAM X must be the summit of open face helmet technology.

Photo: Honda Motor Europe

The SZ-RAM X is an icon among serious touring riders, daily commuters and motorcycle professionals alike because of its unsurpassed comfort and fit. The new X version now offers the very same diffuser as used on our RX-7V top model for

Diamond Black

Diamond White

Diffuser system 22

Replaceable interior

Frost Black

Center Top vent

Frost White

Antimicrobial liner material

Multiple ventilation



The SZ-F is the perfect choice for commuters and touring riders alike. The large visors offers ample weather protection while the comfort and fit make even long hours in the saddle effortless. The SZ-F offers an efficient ventilation system with multiple air intake and exhaust ducts. Replaceable cheek pads make a custom fit possible. Properties that have made the SZ-F a long-time favourite among riders looking for all-day long comfort.

More protection, more comfort and a better fit thanks to extended lower sides. But all this without affecting that feeling of freedom and the excellent view only an open face helmet can offer. First thing you notice on the CT-F is the revolutionary new adjustable peak. The challenge was to design a peak with excellent aerodynamic properties, yet offering efficient protection against sunlight and offering a stunning look. The Arai engineers succeeded to combine these requirements brilliantly.

CT-F Gold Wing Red-Black

SZ-F Diamond Black

CT-F Gold Wing Grey-Black SZ-F Diamond White

Eye brow ventilation

Effective ventilation

SZ-F Frost Black

Replaceable ear cups

Aerodynamic peak

Extended sides 23


Photo: Wunderlich

The Freeway Classic fulfils the fundamental functions of a motorcycle helmet for those who like to take it easy and experience the world around them to the fullest.


Frost Black


Leatherette interior 24

Replaceable ear cups

Goggle strap band

Bandage Black (matt)

Bandage Green (matt)

Bandage Bronze

Ride Orange (matt)

Ride Red (matt)

Ride Yellow (matt)

Halo Black (matt)

Halo Orange (matt)

Halo Grey (matt)


PENTA PRO strong, durable polycarbonate, adding protection against impacts that may be caused for instance by the handlebars. The FIM strongly recommends additional chin protection for trial riders, and made it compulsory by 2018 for Junior riders up to 16 years. The FIM also ruled that guards from other brands or third parties like accessory brands are not allowed.

Photo: Albert Cabestany

Thanks to its light weight, comfortable fit and ventilation system the Penta has been a long time favorite of professional and dedicated riders. The new PRO version will add additional safety performance to this popular model. The new Penta PRO trial helmet offers a clear, lightweight rock guard for additional protection. Due to its clever design, this chin bar minimizes obstruction of the line of sight. It is made of very

White + rock guard



Clear, detachable rock guard

Replaceable interior


Innovative peak

Black + rock guard

Larger ducts

TOUR-X 4 The Tour-X 4 must be one of the most versatile helmets ever: adventure, grand touring or off road, and without the peak looks pretty good on a naked bike too! No matter the riding

conditions, the Tour-X 4 is ready for it. Can be used without visor with goggles, without peak but with visor, any way that suits you.


Innovative peak

5mm �Peel Away�

Outer shell SFL

Replaceable interior

FCS (Facial Contour System)




Honda Africa Twin 2018

Frost Black

Honda Africa Twin Black (matt)

Honda Africa Twin White

Honda Africa Twin Red

Vision White (matt)

Vision Grey (matt) Vision Red (matt)


Catch Blue

Catch Yellow

Catch Red

Break Orange (matt) Break Red (matt)

Break Blue 29

MX-V shape is based on the R75 Shape concept. The absence of exaggerated edges or protrusions on the shell is not a lack of creativity, but a commitment to maintaining the integrity of the shell with real world impact performance.

Photo: Ray Archer

The MX-V evolved from the much loved VX-3 model. Years of experience can be found in this ultimate off road helmet. The perfect choice for MX, Enduro and Off-road use. Just as found in every Arai helmet, the basic and simple organic shell


Innovative peak 30

Mouth vent

Outer shell ScLc

Dry-CoolÂŽ liner

Goggle band guidance

White Navy Blue (matt)

Bogle Blue (matt)

Bogle Orange (matt) Bogle Red (matt)

Bogle Yellow (matt) 31


Day Red

Hayden WSBK

Day Blue

Slash Black

Slash Blue

Slash Red


CAR HELMETS Arai has been at the forefront of car racing for many decades and to date, many of the world’s top drivers competing in all 4-wheel racing disciplines from Formula 1 to WTCC wear our helmets.

GP-6RC (Hans)







Photos: Lukas Gorys


Sebastiaan Vettel (Ferrari) GER

Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) AUS

Pierre Gasly (Toro Rosso) FRA

Max Verstappen (Red Bull) NL


additional sizes AVA I L A B L E IN P LA IN C O LOURS Arai provides one size outer shell for each two helmet sizes for most models, adding up to five outer shell sizes within limited models, as compared to others who may struggle to reach only three shell sizes. The advantage of using many outer shell sizes is that the inner liner and exterior shell can maintain a closer proportion to the head size inside, rather than padding out an outer shell that is too large for its actual size, avoiding the need to “over-pad” a large shell for a small head or “thin-out” the inner liner of a smaller shell for a large head. In both cases the result is a helmet that is not in proportion

SZ-Light (XXS)

with the rider, offering a curious sight. Arai also offers extreme sizes as small as XXXS (Astro- Light) to as large as XXXL (Quantum-ST PRO) offering a perfect fitting helmet for almost any head size, in addition to the many adjustable interior parts. And when even these different sizes are not sufficient, Arai is able to have the helmet individually modified to special requests by our craftsmen for a complete custom fit. The models in our additional size range are available in plain colours.

Astro-Light (XXXS-XXS)

VX-Pro Junior (XXS)

X-Tend (XS-XXXL)

Quantum-ST Pro (XS-XXXL)


H E A D S HAP ES All helmets

Quantum-ST Pro

(Except Quantum-ST Pro)


Intermediate Oval Slightly longer front-to-back than Round Oval, like an Asian head.

Long Oval Longer front-to-back and a little thinner side-to-side than Intermediate Oval.

VX-Pro Junior




Tour-X 4

Penta PRO

Freeway Classic





Renegade-V NEW




Overview helmets FEATURES



1 Outer shell construction RC PB-SNC2 PB-CLC SFL SFL SFL ScLc SFL SFL SFL SFL SFL ScLc ScLc SFL SFL 2 Variable Axis System (VAS) • • • • • Ventilation 3 Free Flow System (FFS) • • • • • • Eyeport air channel • • 4 Inner Air Channel (Two-Piece) • Front ventilation Center top vent - intake • • • • • 5 Center top vent - intake and exhaust • 6 Dual intake • • • • • • • 7 Diffuser system • • • Standard brow vents** • • • • • • • • • 8 Brow vents extended to temple area** • • • 9 Three position chin vent • • • • • • • 10 Inner chin (bar) vent shutter • • • Rear ventilation 11 Neck exhaust vent • • • • • • • • 12 One-piece rear exhaust • • • • • • • Removable three-piece rear exhaust • 13 Removable diffusers • 14 Rear exhausts • • • 15 Side exhausts • • • • • • • • • • • • Aerodynamics Pull Down Chin Spoiler • • • • 16 Fixed Chin Spoiler • • • • Patented Air Wing® adjustable** 18 Patented Air Wing® non-adjustable** • Visor 19 VAS Max Vision Visor with De-Mist option • • • • • 20 New Schield Latch System • • • • • 21 SAI Max Vision Visor • 22 PRO Shade System** • 23 Pinlock insert lens included • • • • • • • Interior 24 Antimicrobial Liner material • • • • • • 25 Dry-Cool® Liner** • • Replaceable Cheek Pads/Ear cups • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Replaceable Interior • • • • • • • • • • • • 26 Replaceable Chinstrap covers • • • • • • • Replaceable Neckroll • • • • 27 Speaker pockets • • • • • 28 Facial Contour System (FCS) • • • • • • • • • 29 5mm ’’Peel Away’’ Ear cups/Cheek pads • • • • • • • • • 30 5mm ’’Peel Away’’ Temple pad • • • • • 31 Thin centre pad for more room in front area • • • • • Comfort 32 Emergency Release System (ERS) • • • • • 33 Breath guard • • • • 34 Chin Curtain • • • • 35 Dirt removal • Approval 36 ECE 22-05 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 37 SNELL M2010/2015 • • Sizing Size XXXS-XXS • XXS XXS Size XS-XXL • • • • • • • • • • • Size XS-XXXL • Size XS-XL • ** Innovated and exclusively offered by Arai


All rights reserved. The photographs and information contained herein are protected by copyright. Not all models might be available in all markets. Some helmets in this brochure are shown with tinted visors. Tinted visors are used instead of the standard clear visors for display purposes only and are available at Arai dealers. For the latest overview visit Copyright Š 2018 Arai Helmet (Europe) BV

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