The brand new Arai MX-V evolved from the much loved VX-3 model. Years of experience can be found in this ultimate off road helmet. The perfect choice for MX, enduro and off road use. Just as found in every Arai helmet, the basic and simple organic shell shape is based on the R75 Shape concept. The absence of exaggerated edges or protrusions on the shell is not a lack of creativity, but a commitment to maintaining the integrity of the shell with real world impact performance. Completely designed from scratch, with all the experience and knowhow gained in decades of title winning racing. That is what makes the brand new Arai MX-V off road/motocross helmet such an outstanding new entry in this highly competitive helmet segment. Arai MX V R75 Shape First of all the new Arai MX-V answers to the unique Arai ‘R75 Shape’ concept. Based on a rounder, smoother and stronger outer shell, the R75 Shape Concept offers real world helmet performance when it really matters. The absence of exaggerated edges or protrusions on the shell is a very deliberate R75 Shape design feature. It maintains the integrity of the shell needed when real impact performance is asked for. Arai MX V Advanced Features Next to the comfort and fit every Arai MX V helmet is famous for, the new Arai MX-V offers and advanced peak design. For every off road rider, the peak is of great importance. It does not only protect against mud and flying stones, it also prevents sunshine glare. At the same time the peak increases ventilation efficiency and decreases wind pressure. The Arai MX-V peak effortlessly performs all these tasks while looking good at the same time! The new side trim at the edges of the aperture show the experience of Arai. They allow the goggle strap to stay firmly in position, even during extreme motocross riding. This attention to detail can also be found in the new mouth vent. Which can be easily removed for cleaning and incorporates a (stainless steel) mesh that not only keeps dirt out but also improves penetration resistance. Arai MX V Ventilation A, very, effective ventilation is critical for an off road/motocross helmet. That is why Arai redesigned the ventilation system: the easy to clean diffusers, centre top vent and dual intake create an increased airflow. The under-peak air intake collects and directs cool air into the helmets crown area. The inner chin vent shitter controls the airflow to the chin area and prevents debris coming into the helmet in dusty riding conditions. The removable three-piece rear exhaust creates a tremendous amount of venturi vacuum at the rear. They can be easily removed for cleaning or replacement. The side vent exhausts produce low pressure behind the rear vent for better hot air extraction. As they are integrated in the small for better aerodynamics, they also reduce wind noise and prevent buffeting at higher speeds. Inside, a small foam dam helps to absorb and diminish excessive noise, without reducing ventilation performance. Arai MX V Interior An important feature for all off road riders is the fully replaceable interior. All parts (interior lining, cheek pads, neck roll and even the chinstrap covers) can easily be taken out for cleaning, assuring a fresh interior for every event.
- Not bad, I like the older style arais thoughReview by Justin Lau