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Arai Contour-X Helmet

Arai Contour-X Helmet

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Arai Contour-X Helmet

PB e-cLc Outer Shell:

  • The PB e-cLc outer shell design outlines a stylish, organic shape and uses a Peripherally Belted e-Complex Laminate Construction for lightweight strength. The shell is designed to glance off and spread impact forces. New, proprietary materials replace the former AR-mat middle layer, resulting in a substantial weight reduction while maintaining the same strength as the PB-cLc construction.


  • Comprehensive and controllable ventilation is based around 13 ventilation ports: 7 intake, 6 exhaust. The 3D Arai logo feeds cooling air into two central intake points and works well at low speed, alongside dual F1-derived tear duct top intakes, twin brow vents and 2-position sliding air-scoop filtered chin vent. Hot air is efficiently extracted via the 3-way one-piece rear exhaust/spoiler, twin flush-fit side exhausts (with foam dams to reduce noise) and neck exhaust.

Arai's Proprietary Liner:

  • The fully removable interior liner system is made from odor resistant material, which helps maintain neutral acidity levels close to human skin, as well as a softer liner material and adjustable temple padding to allow for a customized fit. All parts (replaceable or not) can be cleaned with lukewarm water and mild soap. Rinse well after cleaning and never dry in direct sunlight or near a heat source. Interior parts in different size thickness are available for a custom fit for every rider.

VAS Shield System:

  • Normally the shield mounting position must remain relatively high, because a lower shield pivot will not allow the shield to open or close. The VAS (Variable Axis System) has a variable axis (moving pivot point), allowing the shield to open and close even with the lower shield position.

VAS V MV Shield:

  • The VAS MAX Vision shield is standard to provide better visibility in all seasons and for all types of riding and comes standard with a clear anti-fog Pinlock insert.

VAS Shield Latch System:

  • VAS shield latch system captures and holds the shield closed more securely to help prevent unexpected opening. In addition to a de-mist position, the larger latch design allows for an intuitive and seamless operation of the shield.

Additional Features:

  • 3-position sliding air-scoop chin vent flows a larger intake volume of air and has a replaceable filter
  • One-piece rear exhaust/spoiler draws air and smooths airflow, improving stability
  • 13 total ventilation ports
  • VAS (Variable Axis System) shield latch system captures and holds the face shield closed and provides a de-mist position to slightly crack the shield open
  • VAS MAX Vision face shield provides excellent visibility in all seasons 
  • Clear Pinlock insert included
  • Neckroll designed with integrated wire pocket
  • Emergency Release System (ERS)
  • Snell 2020 and DOT approved

Arai pairs Japanese hand-craftsmanship with industry-leading technology. Each helmet is a balance of tradition with a constant push to drive performance and safety ever further. Each Arai helmet goes through five separate quality-control departments: two in-process inspections, shell inspection, paint and graphic inspection, and final assembly approval. A peerless helmet is the result.


The Contour-X Helmet is its own special balance of race-bred technology with a street-ready focus. Ventilation, weight-savings and comfort are packed into a helmet that is aimed for riders who never let the odometer rest. For easy access on and off, the Contour-X features a 5mm flare around the base and the wide VAS MAX Vision shield includes a Pinlock insert. The premium brushed nylon interior is removable and features Arai's Facial Contour System (FCS) and neck roll wire pocket for easier Bluetooth installation.


The PB e-cLc outer shell design outlines a stylish, organic shape. Peripherally Belted e-Complex Laminate Construction allows strength without the penalty of weight. The shell shape is engineered to glance off and disperse impact forces. New materials and formulations replace the former AR-mat middle layer. Overall, the PB e-cLC shell exceeds cuts weight and exceeds the performance of the PB-cLc design that it supersedes.

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