October 31 2013.

ARAI Helmets held is world premier launch of its all-new MX-V motocross helmet at the International Dirt Bike Show at Stoneleigh Park today.

The brand new MX-V evolved from the much-loved VX-3 mode and is designed to be the perfect choice for MX, enduro and off road use. The basic shell shape is based on the R75 Shape concept and 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.

ScLc (Super complex Laminate construction) - 40% stronger than standard fibre glass in extension and bending resistance. Two layers of Super Fibre, one middle layer of special fibre. The middle layer consists of a very special material, a very strong and light chemical fibre exclusive to Arai.

Hyper Ridge - The ‘bumper’ is a reinforcement band that circles the bottom of the shell, adding strength and lowering the helmet’s centre of gravity. Designed for easier putting on and taking off.

Chin bar ridges - The chin bar‘s ridges further enhance the structural integrity of the shell.

Easy to clean diffusers - Create a strong venturi vacuum at the rear. Centre top vent for increased airflow. Under-peak air intake collects and directs cool air into the helmet. Inner chin vent shutter prevents debris coming into the helmet in dusty riding conditions. Goggle ventilation and lower side vents.

Removable three-piece rear exhaust - Creates a tremendous amount of venturi vacuum at the rear. Can be easily removed (for cleaning) or replacement.

Inner chin bar vent shutters- Open and close the chin bar vents from the inside to prevent debris coming into the helmet in dusty riding conditions.

Under-peak air intake - Using the peak to collect and direct incoming air into vent ports greatly increased the dirt-helmet ventilation.

Centre top vent - The very-efficient combined inlet/outlet centre top vent on the MX-V effortlessly extracts hot air out of the crown area.

Side vent exhausts - Produce low pressure behind the rear vent for better hot air extraction. Integrated in the shell for better aerodynamics, reduce wind noise en prevent buffeting at speed. Inside, a small foam dam helps to absorb and diminish excessive noise, without reducing ventilation performance.

Goggle ventilation - When wearing goggles, fresh air can still enter the forehead area.

Replaceable cheek pad - Arai's cheek pads are offered in different thickness sizes, to make a more custom fit possible. They follow the jaw line perfectly, offering a better fit that keeps the helmet in position even at higher speeds.

5mm ’’Peel Away’’ - 5mm thick removable foam layer on the ear cups/cheek pads and temple pads. Offering more room if desired without the need to purchase an optional headliner or pads/ear cups.

Dry-Cool liner - The completely removable and washable Dry-Cool interior lining is developed for and tested in MotoGP. It uses micro water cells to improve moisture and heat transfer from the head to the airflow and dries much faster than conventional textiles. Keeps your head cooler and dryer during a long ride.

Replaceable interior - Complete removable interiors that may be cleaned with mild soap and lukewarm water rinse well and let it dry for a day, never in direct sunlight or near a stove. Different size thicknesses are available to fit those in-between sizes for a custom fit for every rider.

Facial Contour System (FCS) - To offer an even better snug fit and enhancing the comfort to the lower jaw, the Facial Contour System (FCS) works with a foam spring support in the cheek pad that compresses and rebounds.

Cheek pads with EPS liner- Arai's cheek pads are fitted with an EPS liner to improve protection against side impacts, while the special shape allows them to follow the contours of the cheekbone perfectly for added comfort.

Washable chinstrap covers - Complete Arai’s total package of washable or interchangeable parts of your helmet interior.

Emergency Release System - Allows easier access to an injured rider. By pulling the orange tabs integrated in the pads, the cheek pads slide out. This offers extra room within the helmet, making helmet removal easier for trained medical personnel and rescuers and minimising the risk of additional injury.

Innovative peak - The Arai peak scavenges and forces air into the forehead vent ports for cooling while at the same time using multiple relief-ports to reduce “lifting” at higher speeds.

Breath guard - Removable/flexible rubber breath guard, a large surface to block as much incoming debris as possible. And with the top of the chin bar tilted forward, the breath guard provides additional “nose” room.

Replaceable Neck roll - Easily removed and re-installed for thorough washing or replacement.

Mouth vent - Mounted from the outside to further improve penetration resistance. The one-piece, stainless steel mesh screen provides a durable barrier against roost while minimizing mud packing. The removable screen is easy to clean.

Goggle band guidance - The eye-opening side trim and ridged vent ducts design allow the goggle band to sit firmly even during hard riding.

Dirt removal - The elongated and rounded peak helps protect the rider from mud or other objects. The going-through vent ducts and removable rear vent also allow you to remove dirt easily.

The ARAI MX-V is on display on the APICO stand at the International Dirt Bike Show at Stoneleigh Park from today until Sunday, November the 3rd. It will be available in the UK from Spring 2014. The price has yet to be finalised, but ARAI say it will be ‘competitive’.

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