November 3 2010.

UK Arai importer 2724UK will be unveiling three brand new helmets - the Chaser-V, X-tend and
X-tend RAM - at the Carole Nash Motorcycle Live Event at the NEC Birmingham, which runs from 27th November - 5th December. The rest of the UK Arai range will also be on display, including the recently launched carbon fibre Arai RX-7 RC and the entry level Arai Axces.

The Chaser-V is an evolution of one of Arai's most popular and universally praised helmets, the Chaser, which stays in the range. Updated in almost every way, the Chaser-V - constructed with a SFL (Super Fibre Laminate) shell - uses a wider aperture and SAI visor giving improved vision, while interior comfort is increased by the modified ventilation system; the large rear vent now creates a 50% higher vacuum, and in combination with the larger side vents greatly improve air circulation. A host of detail changes - including deleting some interior parts and repositioning attachment buttons - greatly add to the Chaser-V's comfort and wearability. Even the shape of the interior itself has been fine-tuned to prevent pressure points while offering the necessary snug fit.

The Arai Chaser-V is available in sizes XS to XL with an RRP of £349.99 in plain colours. Also available are a variety of design options, starting with an RRP of £409.99.

The Arai SZ range has created its very own class, and firmly defined what a premium open-face should be. Joining the SZ line up in 2011 is the X-tend; featuring a brand new outer shell with sides that extend 3cm for extra protection, and the addition of a 'bumper' reinforcement at the bottom, the X-tend's shell is stiffer, stronger and safer without - crucially - losing any of the sense of freedom that the Arai SZ wearer has become used to, and is very fond of. The cheekpads are fitted with their own EPS liner for protection against side impacts, and their unique shape allows them to follow the contours of the cheekbone perfectly, aiding comfort and a secure fit. New visor holders are more recessed into the outer shell for better aerodynamics while the shielded rear exhaust vents reduce wind noise. A more rounded visor completes the integrated look.

The Arai X-tend is available in sizes XS to XL with an RRP of £319.99 for plain colours.

Using experience and technology gained from the race-specification RX-7 GP, the X-tend RAM has all the features of the X-Tend but adds a 'diffuser' ventilation system and integrated Air Wing to its outer shell, making it without doubt the ultimate open face helmet.

The Arai X-tend RAM is available in sizes XS to XL with an RRP of £379.99 for plain colours.

For more information on the Arai range call 2427UK on 01782 569800, or visit  

Carole Nash Motorcycle Live runs from 27th November - 5th December 2010. Tickets are £15 in advance for adults, £10 for Seniors, £5 for children aged 11-16 - kids under 10 go free. Go to for details.