Arai’s new Quantum is the Japanese firm’s brand new top-of-the-range sports-touring helmet. It’s available in December and costs £399.99 for plain colours and £469.99 for some very cool designs.
The flagship RX-7 GP racing helmet is still up there as Arai’s absolute range-topper, but the Quantum is aimed more at road riders who cover lots of road miles.
Named after the successful Quantum of the 90s, this new helmet is the latest step in Arai’s evolution. Like all Arai helmets the Quantum is hand-made, carries a five-year warrantee, has a first-class service and fitting back-up, and features many of the new technologies developed for the RX-7GP.
Designed to be stiff, strong, light, quiet and comfortable on long journeys, the Arai Quantum has a completely new and unique-shaped shell design and has the following features:
• Super CLC (Complex Laminate Construction)
• 10mm wider aperture for a greater field of vision (the same as the RX-7GP) and new SAI visor.
• New vents and ducts for scooping up cool air and exhausting hot. Larger operating tabs for easier operation with gloves.
• ‘Hyper Ridge’ reinforcement around bottom edge of outer shell.
• Flush, three-position chin vent now screwed into place, not clipped as before.
• Single-piece, multiple- density EPS foam internal liner.
• New dry cool lining, fully removable, washable and replaceable.
• ‘Arai Emergency Release’ system allows check pads to be removed while still wearing the helmet, allowing it to be removed easily with less risk of injury.
We tried the new Arai Quantum at the Ron Haslam Race School at Donington yesterday, check out MCN Wednesday 23 September to find out our verdict.