Arai RX-7V helmet

RRP: From £599.99

Info: www.whyarai.co.uk / 01773 864420

Advert
Advert

Arai-RX-7V-helmetlores

Arai launches new top-end helmet.

Helmet manufacturer, Arai, has launched a brand new RX-7V – a helmet they say ‘represents the summit of Arai’s knowledge, experience and know-how’ – with a heritage going back to 1967.

Advert
Advert

It features a new PB-SNC² outer shell – a new resin which improves the ‘stick’ between each layer of fibre – which offers a weight saving of around 30g while not sacrificing strength.

Ventilation has been improved, a new top duct gives 11% more airflow and bigger switches make operating easy. The air channel guides air from the eye area to the side ducts – a longer diffuser and larger intake scoops improve stability and a chin cover blocks unwanted air intrusion and draws more air from the mouth area.

The new chin vent offers a dual pivot design, offering options to defog or cool you down. The vent is now also easily removable/replaceable via a single screw accessible from the front.

Advert
Advert

There’s a new shield system too – VAS (Variable Axis System) – which allows the shield to travel in an arc, allowing a lower and more compact visor mechanism. This allows for easier shield changes and improves the ‘glancing off’ ability – something which the outer shape helmet contributes to as well.

Also as a result of the fresh shape, there is 3mm of extra face and chin room too.

 

Arai-RX-7V_VINALES_Plores

The new shield lock system – borrowed from the F1 helmet – can be operated with gloves on with just one finger and makes removing the shield easier – this lever also has an anti-fog position.

There’s a new ‘Eco Pure’ liner on the washable interior sections, it fastens using a double d-ring device, has a five-year limited warranty and there are a number of different outer shell sizes available to get the right fit.

Each Arai helmet goes through five separate quality-control departments – after the shell is made, after painting and graphic completion, after assembly and two in-process inspections.

 

 

 

Tony Carter

Does this get you revved up? Tell us why...


Bikes for sale


Subscribe to MoreBikes Newspaper

Get MoreBikes delivered through your letterbox every month. 12 issues for £15. Click here for more information.


Get MoreBikes.co.uk Updates

Enter your e-mail address below and you will receive biking news straight into your inbox...



You can unsubscribe at any time.