What is glancing off?
It is the ability of a helmet to Glance Off objects to avoid sending energy directly into the helmet and instead disperse as much energy as possible without stopping in an actual accident. Arai believes that the ability to glance off energy, without stopping, is one of the most important performance characteristics of a helmet in real world scenarios.
A helmet should not just comply with acknowledged laboratory test standards, it should exceed in circumstances and situations outside the criteria of those acknowledged standards. Arai believes that the R75 shape concept for our shell construction, which mandates a rounder, smoother shell thus enhancing the ability of the helmet to both disperse and distribute impact energy by learning from real scenarios through our long history. Arai has continually improved the “Glancing off” performance by learning from real scenarios. The new RX-7V ‘’VAS’’ (Variable Axis System) is the latest development in our pursuit of better helmet performance. Compared with the shell of the RX-7 GP, the smoother area around the temple was increased by an average of 24mm because of the shell modification on the VAS model. Having a larger, smoother shell over a wider area increases the ability to divert more energy.
All shell molding is done in house, and each shell starts with the primary fiberglass layer. All shells are inspected at every step of the process.
Arai shells incorporate more than 20 separate materials, each carefully hand laid to create the strongest shell possible. Only a small group of Arai “Shell Experts” create the shells.
All shell molds are designed by Arai, and all shell molding is done in house.
Drop tests required by laboratory test standards are limited to a vertical fall with the helmet having to accept all of the impact energy directly at one point.
However, real scenarios are very different. In actual accident situations, most cases show that helmets hit obstacles at an angle (oblique impact) not vertically. Therefore, during an oblique impact, the point of impact moves as the helmet and obstacle move against each other. This changing impact point increases the helmets ability to better disperse and attentuate impact energy. This is that glancing off. Arai believes that no helmet can manage all potential impact energy, therefore avoiding or diverting potential impact energy with a rounder smoother shape should be a key function of a helmet. This is why R75 is one of the most important in-house standards at Arai.
Emergency Cheekpad Release System
This now-copied, ground breaking Arai innovation was specially developed to allow easier access to an injured rider’s head by making helmet removal easier for trained medical personnel.
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 and minimising the risk of additional injury.
RX-7V RC / RX-7V / RX-7V Racing / QV-Pro / Concept-X / Tour-X4 / MX-V
Arai’s Dry-cool material transfers heat and moisture away from the rider quickly and efficiently.
Tour-X4 / MX-V
New exclusive “anti-microbial” liner material stays fresher between cleanings.
RX-7V RC / RX-7V / RX-7V Racing / QV-Pro / Concept-X / Renegade-V / Chaser-X / SZ-R VAS / Urban-V
Soft, smooth and plush, yet durable offers a balance of all the desirable qualities necessary in a helmet lining material.
THE ARAI STORY
VALUE OF ARAI
THE ARAI STORY
ARAI VIDEO SERIES EPISODE 1
The Arai philosophy
ARAI VIDEO SERIES EPISODE 2
ARAI VIDEO SERIES EPISODE 3
ARAI VIDEO SERIES EPISODE 4
All roads lead to protection
ARAI VIDEO SERIES EPISODE 5
Dedicated to Protection
ARAI MOVIE TEASER
THROUGH THE VISOR – IOM TT 2018
THROUGH THE VISOR – ISLE OF MAN TT 2018 FULL [ENGLISH]
This the full documentary of Through The Visor – Isle of Man TT 2018. Arai and the Isle of Man TT have a special relationship, one that spans decades and hundreds of thousands of competitive kilometres.
EXPERIENCE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
2018 MOROCCO – MADE BY MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
2018 ANDALUSIA – MADE BY MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
2017 ARAI BIARRITZ – MADE BY MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
2017 ARAI ORIGINAL – MADE BY MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
2017 ARAI 24 HOURS – MADE BY MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
2017 ARAI ISLE OF MAN – MADE BY MOTORCYCLE DIARIES
ARAI PERIPHERAL BELT – SEE THE DIFFERENCE
Brief comparison of Arai’s proprietary Peripheral Belt to conventional fiberglass.