For Spring 2011, the Arai Vector-2 Helmet and the Arai XC Helmet are the big new additions to the lineup. The Arai Vector 2 Helmet takes the place of the wildly successful Vector model making significant improvements along the way, while the Arai XC Helmet represents one of the most protective open face helmets we've seen that maintains the traditional feel of open-face riding. You can see the full Arai Vector 2 Helmet Review here.
|Arai Vector 2 Hi-Viz Helmet|
|Arai Vector 2 ID Helmet|
Onto the performance feature upgrades, the Vector 2 Helmet now features the SAI shield, which is the same as those used in the RX-Q and Corsair V helmets, and offers an extreme level of peripheral view, 10mm more total side-to-side vision than previously. Arai has also upgraded the ventilation and stability of the Vector 2. The ACR-2 rear exhaust vent-wing combo improves stability and the wind-tunnel testing of the inlets improve ventilation and heat removal. This works in conjunction with the new Hyper-Ridge band, also borrowed from the RX-Q, that lowers the center of gravity to lighten the feel of the helmet, while providing an added level of stability. The side exhaust ports have been expanded to maintain the vacuum effect and suck air out, while also minimizing noise levels in the helmet. Finally, they've expanded the opening of the helmet for easier on/off more comparable to the Corsair V.
|Arai XC Helmet|
|Arai XC-RAM Helmet|
We can't wait to get our hands on these helmets to give them full test runs and reviews. This should be happening in the next couple of weeks so please stay tuned for more information. New Arai Helmets always means the entire motorcycle world will be buzzing. This trend should be no different with this brand new run of lids.
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