The new for 2011 Arai Vector 2 Helmet is a complete redesign of the classic Arai Vector Helmet. New features for the Arai Vector 2 are focused on safety and convenience. These features include a wider face shield for better view of the road using an SAI visor similar to the shield used in the Corsair V and RX-Q Helmets.
The Vector 2 has an enlarged front duct and switch, a larger rear duct that creates 50% more vacuum (increased air flow), larger side vents, a replaceable interior liner and a modified ventilation system. The interior has also been improved to allow better air flow around the head, offering a more comfortable fit with a focus on alleviating pressure points. Arai Vector 2 helmets have a neutral "intermediate oval" shape and should fit very similarly to the original Arai Vector helmet (it should fit most head shapes well).
The new Arai Vector 2 continues the hugely popular "less-is-more" Vector model, one that quickly became a major seller. Like its predecessor, the Arai Vector 2 is specifically created for riders who don’t need all the bells and whistles. But who can imagine not getting the Arai family’s three generations of handmade magic in craftsmanship, protection, performance, comfort and fit?
Arai Vector 2 Helmet Features:
Exclusive 5mm Peel-away Temple Pad Layer: The Arai Vector 2 also adds the new 5mm peel-away layer to the removable interior comfort liner’s temple pad, giving you another level of customization no other helmet brand offers.
Exclusive 5mm Peel-away Cheekpad Layer: Giving you even more ability to craft the perfect fit and comfort for your face, the cheekpads now feature a 5mm peel-away layer for added room if needed.
Extreme Peripheral View: Same wider field of side-to-side view as the Corsair V racing helmet and Arai RX-Q.
Improved Ventilation: The new ACF-2 front intake vent has an oversize intake opening for better airflow, and a sliding-door mechanism to more completely close it. The placement of the new chin vent design within the Vector 2's chin bar gives it a distinctive look all its own, while flowing a lot of air into the interior
Tuned Rear Vent/Wing: New ACR-2 rear exhaust vent-wing combo; wind-tunnel tuned air inlets markedly improve interior ventilation and heat removal.
Removable, Washable Liner: An upgrade to the old Arai Vector's fixed liner, the fully removable, washable, and replaceable interior comfort liner also comes in optional sizes to micro-fit your helmet to your head. Furthermore, it is designed with a full-perimeter crown pad with minimal frame support for increased comfort The removable/ replaceable cheekpads also have removable washable covers for easier, thorough cleaning
Hyper-Ridge Band: This newly sculpted lower reinforcement band provides stability and a lower center of gravity for a very lightweight feeling. The larger side exhaust ports increase airflow while minimizing noise levels and the larger bottom opening makes for easier on/off.
Be sure to check out our video Arai Vector 2 review linked above or see Vector 2 reviews from past customers on the individual product pages below.