The 1980’s were all about riding naked motorcycles. Riding one created an attitude that made the rider feel different from everybody else. Now Arai are introducing the new Concept-X. Recalling the simple yet aggressive style of that era, this is a helmet that comes from the heart of Arai R&D. The team loved the looks of the retro helmets, but they want that old school cool with modern Arai performance. Concept-X’s brute simplicity is the product of imagination, but make no mistake, while the retro style may grab attention it absolutely had to pass Arai’s stringent in-house testing. And it does.
So underneath the aggressive look we find a strong, lightweight shell, with a smooth and round shape. This is reinforced with Arai’s proprietary peripheral belt, to slide across surfaces and glance-off obstacles. The visor system, with its retro mechanical look, further enhances glancing off performance by lowering its pivot point to maximize a smooth upper shell. Although certainly a nod to the past, the Concept-X is very much a helmet for the present. This helmet is ready for a generation of modern riders that demand old style, but with the performance and comfort only an up-to-date Arai can provide.