Arai Launches New RAM-X Open-Face Helmet

2019-05-02 14:36
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The all-new RAM-X is the most advanced open-face helmet Arai has ever
created.
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Incorporating the latest Arai technology—including
the Variable Axis System Type-Z (VAS-Z) Pro Shade System Shield, upper ventilation
system shared by the top-line Corsair-X, and shell construction of the
Quantum-X & Signet-X—the RAM-X gives customers who want an open-face helmet
many of the same benefits, comfort, quality and protection expected of an Arai
helmet.Â


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VAS-Z System



The RAM-X features the newly developed VAS-Z
shield system with a lower pivot point that allows a more smooth shell in the
temple area. This system also allows the helmet to slide more smoothly should
it contact the ground or obstacles, contributing to gains in protection. The
lower pivot position is possible due to the dual-pivot design, which allows the
shield to function where a single pivot could not. The lower pivot point also
improves the helmet’s aerodynamics for a smoother ride.


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Pro Shade



Arai developed the external Pro Shade System
to avoid interfering with the protection performance of the helmet. The side
benefits of this design are many. When raised, the external lens works like a
peak, minimizing glare when the sun is higher in the sky or from street lights
at night. Lowering the lens reduces the amount of light entering the helmet,
which is particularly beneficial when the sun is lower in the sky.



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The Pro Shade provides reduction of ambient
light, while still allowing the rider to see the gauges through the lower part
of the clear shield. With a quick dip of the rider’s head, sudden bursts of
light or glare can be handled without the rider taking their hands off the bars.



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Lightweight



When it
comes to shell design, all-day comfort starts with creating a helmet that’s lightweight,
but also balanced with a low center of gravity. Less weight and a low center of
gravity decreases rider fatigue and helps riders focus on what’s important:
riding! For the RAM-X, as with all Arai shells, weight reduction without
compromising protection was achieved in part by employing the newly developed
Z-Compound resin.
In shell construction, resin serves to bind
material to material. Arai has long developed proprietary resins to create
stronger and lighter shells properly bonded for maximum performance, and recently
developed the exclusive
Z-Compound resin. This resin achieves
higher adhesion with less resin, which strengthens the shell while reducing
weight.Â





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Compact



Continuing to advance Arai’s protection
capability, the compact design has been refined, which helps decrease wind
resistance and reduce rider fatigue. There are four shells covering the RAM-X’s
six available sizes (XS-XXL), each with its own finely tuned one-piece
multi-density EPS liner and comfort padding, giving you a complete compact
package!



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Shell
Balance



A new lightweight shell and liner combination
lowers the center of gravity, reducing rider fatigue and making longer rides
more enjoyable.



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Fit



An updated ear-cup shape cradles the rider’s
face to provide stability and insulation from wind noise without discomfort –
further enhancing the ride.



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Visibility



The new shield curvature minimizes distortion
and reduces strain on the eyes, while still protecting the rider from wind and
debris. The RAM-X has exceptional peripheral vision because of its uniformly
thick one-piece multi-density EPS liner, which does not have to be thicker in
the brow area, thus pushing the rider’s face further back from the shield.



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Pinlock



The new Pinlock ready anti-fog shield provides
all weather riding enjoyment and the Pinlock anti-fog lens is included with the
RAM-X.



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Ventilation



The RAM-X utilizes the same diffusers as
Arai’s flagship Corsair-X model, with a revised stationary aero stabilizer wing
to improve helmet stability and further reduce rider fatigue. The diffusers
each take in 19 percent more air than the previous generation, and the center
duct takes in 11 percent more air than the previous generation as well.




RAM-X Specifications

Certification: DOT, SNELL in all sizes.

Shell: PB-cLc2
(peripherally belted complex laminate
construction square).

Interior: Exceptional-fitting
adjustable & removable interior with micro fit peel away temple and cheek
pad layers as well as optional thicker head and cheek pads for personal adjustability.
Uses Arai’s odor resistant, anti-microbial, dirt resistant liner material.

Shield: Pro Shade System Pinlock Ready with clear
Pinlock lens included.

Sizes:Â XS,
SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL.


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