Everything you want, nothing you don't. Introducing the Vector-2, the latest version of Arais hugely popular less-is-more Vector model. Specifically crafted for the rider who doesn't need all the bells and whistles of our other models. But who can't imagine not getting the Arai familys unmatched three generations of handmade magic with care and craftsmanship, rider protection, performance, comfort, and fit. The kind that's earned Arai 12 straight J.D. Power and Associates number one rankings for customer satisfaction-while no other brand has earned even one! (The fact that the new Vector-2 costs a little less doesn't hurt either.) What becomes immediately obvious is that, while still adhering to its less-is-more design intent, the new Vector-2s impressive array of features, benefits, updates and upgrades results in an Arai helmet in which more costs less.
New Chinvent Design
The placement of the new chinvent design within the Vector-2s chinbar gives it a distinctive look all its own-while flowing a lot of air into the interior! A rubber breathguard also comes as standard equipment.
The design encircles the bottom of the shell, enhancing shell strength (in an area where some manufacturers actually reduce shell matrerial). The Hyper-Ridge also provides a larger opening in the bottom of the helmet, making it easier to get the helmet on and off-without either adding weight or increasing the shell size.
Tuned rear vent/wing: New ACR-2 rear exhaust vent-wing combo features wind-tunnel tuned air inlets that accelerate the airflow over the large exhaust-vent holes, greatly improving ventilation performance by markedly increasing the efficiency of interior stale air and heat removal. A single large slider easily operates all three vents simultaneously.
Organic Shell Shape
The Vector-2 is another example of Arais organic shell design philosophy. An Arai helmet shape is created to conform more closely to the human head shape, making it look better, and "flow" better in the wind. And Arai believes this shaping is best done by human hands and experience-not computers. "Computers solve things mathematically. Hands build for humans."
New Fully Removable Liner
An upgrade from the previous Vectors fixed liner, the Vector-2 gives you a fully removable liner. Further, it is designed with a full perimeter crown pad with minimal frame support for increased comfort. The removable/replaceable cheekpads also have removable washable covers for easier, thorough cleaning.
New ACF-2 front intake vent has an oversized intake opening for better airflow, and a sliding-door mechanism to more completely close it.
The Vector-2 features larger side exhaust ports at the bottom rear to increase airflow while at the same time working to reduce noise levels.
The new Vector-2s faceshield eyeport features the same extremely wide peripheral view of Arais top-of-the-line Corsair-V racing helmet and RX-Q-5mm on each side-providing better side-to-side visibility and awareness of the world around you.
Arais multi-density EPS liner is like no other, comprised of up to five different densities in some models-and molded into a single piece. Arai pioneered this technology more than 20 years ago and is still, to our knowledge, the only helmet offering a single-piece hybrid liner and it's unique benefit: the direct-fused contact area that each EPS cell shares with its neighboring cells create a mutual support-as one is crushed under impact, the surrounding cells assist with the energy absorption. (Liner pieces that are simply fitted or glued together cannot rely on such a high-level support bond).
The incredible feature of the 5mm peel away cheekpad layer, first introduced on the RX-Q and now available on the Corsair-V, is standard on the Vector-2. This feature gives you the option of a thinner cheekpad set, for a custom micro-fit, without having to purchase an optional cheekpad set. Expanding on the benefits of the 5mm peel away cheekpad design, the Vector-2 is the first model to incorporate 5mm peel away temple pads. Adding to the benefits of multiple interior shapes, this feature now takes micro-fitting within an interior shape to a higher level, giving you advantages offered only by Arai.
The Vector-2s clc (Complex Laminate Construction) shell utilizes Arais proprietary aerospace fiberglass technology to achieve a strong, flexible shell in a lightweight package.
The Vector-2 has Arais intermediate oval shell shape. This shape is designed for the rider whose head has a front-to-back dimension that is longer than the side-to-side dimension.
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Arai Vector-2 Contest Red Helmet
Produced by Arai of Japan