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Arai themselves pitch their long awaited entry into the retro helmet market as 'old school cool, without the compromises' and it is fair to say they have nailed their own brief. 

For their debut “modern classic” lid Arai have channelled 80s looks with a nod to the aggressive naked and streetfighter style. The Rapide has a clean, minimalist shape with handsome contours in place to hide clever, multi-stage air channels that run both over and around the shell. This stringently tested shell is formed using a smooth PB e-cLc (Arai’s often lauded Peripherally Belted Laminate shell) to give it impressive strength while shedding precious weight at the same time. The helmet has obviously passed ECE approval.

As standard this lid comes with Arai's VAS-V Max Vision clear visor combined a pin-lock insert to achieve a crisp field of vision and eliminate fogging. The visor mechanism itself is situated lower to give additional length across the temple regions in a bid to smooth the overall profile, increasing 'glancing off' energy and optimising slide performance. Also in place is a 3D moving latch system borrowed from Arai's F1 helmet, which is their most intuitive, one finger operated system to date.

You don't have to be a longstanding Arai fan to love this lid, but those who find themselves dipping their toes in the retro full-face market will find it a smooth transition from their more technical race helmets.

  • Gloss Yellow
  • PB e-cLc shell for lightness and strength
  • Free flow system (FFS) with multi-air channel
  • Brow vents
  • Inner chin bar vent shutter
  • Neck exhaust vent
  • Side exhausts
  • Fixed chin spoiler to improve aerodynamics
  • Comes with VAS-V Max Vision visor with de-mist
  • Comes with Pin-Lock insert
  • Fully removable and replaceable antimicrobial liner
  • Speaker insert pockets
  • Facial Contour system (FCS)
  • 5mm peel away ear cups, cheek pads and temple
  • Double-D ring fastening
  • New shield latch system
  • Emergency release system (ERS)
  • 5 Year limited warranty
  • Fully ECE 22-05 safety approved

You might see the Arai Rapide under alternative names such as the Concept-X or Rapide Neo.

More Information
Helmet TypeFull Face
MaterialCarbon, Kevlar® & Fibreglass
Helmet CertificationECE
Removable InteriorFully
Internal Sun VisorNo
Fastener TypeDouble-D
Speaker PocketYes

Sizing for Arai Rapide Helmets as verified by the Urban Rider team.

If in doubt or between sizes, please size up.

Measurement in cm 53-54 55-56 57-58 59-60 61-62 63-64

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