RX-7V Ventilation New diffusers are 20mm longer and straightened for improved aerodynamics, working together with the Air Wing to improve stability. Compared to the previous diffusers, the efficiency of the intake scoops of the new diffusers has increased by 19%. The new air intake vents not only have more adjustability with three positions, closed, half open and fully open but also help to improve sealing that decreases wind noise and water intrusion. Shell Construction: PB-SNC2 Peripherally Belted Structural Net Composite AraiÂ´s proprietary (super fibre belt) Peripheral Belt, borrowed from our F-1 technology, maximizes shell strength and flexibility while maintaining low weight. Positioned across the top of the eye port, this band allows the use of a thinner EPS liner which greatly enhances the upward field of view â especially appreciated in a full racing tuck! The Structural Net Composite adds a physical bond to the resin bond of the many layers of fibres and reinforcing materials within the shell. Variable Axis System (VAS) With VAS, the visor mounting position is lowered, yielding an average of an additional 24mm across both temple areas, in pursuit of the ideal smoother shape that increases the ability of glancing off energy. As a result, this has made it possible for more of the shell to be smoother along and above the test line of the Snell standard. Ventilation: Free Flow System (FFS) Creates airflow under the helmet that reduces wind noise and turbulence while increasing the exhaust of hot air. Front Ventilation: Center top vent The new Top Vent provides 11% more airflow than the previous Vent. The new bigger switch makes opening and closing easier. The new Top Vent has three positions, closed, half open and fully open to adjust the airflow and prevent water intrusion when fully closed. Front Ventilation: Diffuser system The new diffusers are 20mm longer and straightened for improved aerodynamics, working together with the Air Wing to improve stability. Compared to the previous diffusers, the efficiency of the intake scoops of the new diffusers has increased by 19%. The new air intake vents not only have more adjustability with three positions, closed, half open and fully open but also help to improve sealing that decreases wind noise and water intrusion. Front Ventilation: Brow vents extended to temple area Fresh air can enter directly to the forehead area without the need for holes in this critical area of the shell and impact absorbing liner. For specific models the ventilation is extended to the temple area. Rear Ventilation: Neck exhaust vent To enhance hot-air extraction from the interior. Increases the ventilation effect at the lower part of the helmet. Rear Ventilation: Side exhausts Produce low pressure behind the rear vent for better hot air extraction. Integrated in the shell for better aerodynamics, reduce wind noise and prevent buffeting at speed. Inside, a small foam dam helps to absorb and diminish excessive noise, without reducing ventilation performance. Aerodynamics: Pull Down Chin Spoiler Helps minimize wind noise and also aids with the extraction of hot air from the face area. Provides additional deflection of road debris away from neck. Depending on the model the Chin Spoiler is retractable. Aerodynamics: Patented Air WingÂ® adjustable MotoGP tested and designed to greatly reduce drag, turbulence and buffeting resulting in more comfort and additional top-speed. It improves stability of the helmet at high speeds or when braking hard and reduces noise. Depending on the model the Air Wing is adjustable in five different angles of attack positions to suit every riding position. Visor: VAS Max Vision Visor with De-Mist option VAS MAX Vision shield is standard to provide better visibility in all seasons and for all types of riding. Comes standard with Clear anti-fog Pinlock insert to be installed as needed. Visor: Pinlock insert lens included Effectively prevents misting and fogging of the visor, even under extreme wet and damp conditions. May be cleaned and changed easily. Interior: Antimicrobial Liner New exclusive liner with antimicrobial stays fresher between cleanings. Interior: Replaceable Interior Depending on the model, cheek pads, ear cups or the complete interior may be easily removed. All parts (replaceable or not) can be cleaned with lukewarm water and mild soap. Rinse well after cleaning and never dry in direct sunlight or near a heat source. Interior parts in different size thickness are available for a custom fit for every rider. Interior: Replaceable Neckroll Depending on the model, cheek pads, ear cups or the complete interior may be easily removed. All parts (replaceable or not) can be cleaned with lukewarm water and mild soap. Rinse well after cleaning and never dry in direct sunlight or near a heat source. Interior parts in different size thickness are available for a custom fit for every rider. Interior: Facial Contour System (FCS) To offer an even better snug fit and enhancing the comfort to the lower jaw, the Facial Contour System (FCS) works with a foam spring support in the cheek pad that compresses and rebounds, providing the necessary support without excessive pressure. Interior: 5mm ââPeel Awayââ Ear cups/Cheek pads Giving even more ability to craft the perfect fit and comfort, the cheek pads now feature a 5 mm peel away layer for added room if needed. Interior: 5mm ââPeel Awayââ Temple pad AraiÂ´s peel-away temple crown pads give the option of 5 mm more interior with* if needed. Comfort: Emergency Release System (ERS) Allows easier access to an injured rider. By pulling the orange tabs integrated in the pads, the cheek pads slide out. Making helmet removal easier for trained medical personnel and rescuers. Minimising the risk of additional injury. Comfort: Breath guard Works in conjunction with the dual-pivotÂ® chin vent to better direct fresh air to the inside surface of the shield while at the same time directing hot breath down and away from the inside surface of the shield. Comfort: Chin Curtain Attached to the bottom of the helmet, the new chin curtain helps to further accentuate the Egg-shape form. The curtain simultaneously blocks air intrusion from turbulent air below and increases negative pressure to enhance the exhaust function of FFS by drawing more air from the mouth area. The improved airflow reduces noise even further. Approval: ECE 22-05 The most common helmet certification internationally, required by over 50 countries worldwide. Approval: SNELL M2010/2015 The American SNELL Memorial Foundation is an independent organisation, SNELL M2010 is their latest new, more shock-absorbent standard. For the M2010 standard a steel ball shaped rather like a tennis ball anvil is used, they also test with flat and âkerbâ shaped anvils). The impact test area of SNELL is larger than that of ECE. Multiple impacts and a penetration test on random spots are used. Five times inspected Each Arai helmet goes through five separate quality-control departÂments: after the shell is made, after painting and graphic completion, after assembly and two in-process inspections. Washable interior The premium quality interior of any Arai helmet can be easily cleaned, in place, with mild soap and lukewarm water. Handmade It can take up to five years for our experts to earn the right to create an Arai shell. Each shell can take up to 27 steps and to build one Arai helmet will take about 18 man-hours. All-day comfort All-day comfort with the Arai interior fit and shape together with the finest liner materials and the extensive ventilation system. And thanks to the perfect balance and weight distribution of the helmet, you hardly notice you are wearing an Arai. Penetration tested All Arai helmets are penetration tested, although not required by European helmet standards. The Arai penetration test is performed with a 3kg test cone that strikes from a height of 3m on the helmet. Double-D ring device The flat and D-shaped rings fit smooth against the chin. No moving parts, no corrosion problems and just pulling the tab is enough to loosen the fastener. Smooth shape, better protection The smooth outer shell of Arai helmets is designed to glide without unnecessary resistance. You donât want to decelerate your helmet more than necessary. Thatâs why all Arai vents and ducts are designed to break off during an impact. 5-year limited warranty All Arai helmets are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship, and are serviceable only for the properly fitted first user for 5 years from date of first use, but no more than 7 years from date of manufacture. Arai In-house test This Arai helmet is designed to meet the stringent Arai In-house standard requirements, in addition to mandatory standards such as ECE 22-05 and voluntary standards such as SNELL M2010.