Arai Corsair X Helmet - Solid
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  • Arai Corsair X Helmet - Solid
  • Arai Corsair X Helmet - Solid
  • Arai Corsair X Helmet - Solid

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Arai Corsair X Helmet

In true Arai fashion, the Corsair-X Helmet has taken helmet technology and rider protection one step further by engineering a helmet that not only guards against direct impacts, but is specifically designed to minimize the effect of "glancing off" impacts as well. Arai has created a stronger shell and smoother shape that is more likely to redirect impact energy than absorb it (therefore decreasing the amount of force transferred to the body). To increase this potential to glance off impact energy, the VAS (Variable Axis System) side pod, pivot cover is smaller in size and its position on the shell is lower.

The Arai Corsair X Motorcycle Helmet features a chin curtain that helps to block air intrusion from the turbulent air underneath the helmet, as well as increases negative pressure to enhance the exhaust ventilation performance. The interior lining includes Arai's signature 5mm peel away ear pocket padding and ear pocket recess to accommodate communicator speakers.

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). This allows shield opening and closing even with the 24mm lower shield mount position, compared to the Corsair V.

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.

PB SNC2 Shell:

The Corsair X helmet shell is constructed from Super Fiber and other special synthetic fibers developed for F-1 helmet visor panels, assembled and bonded by Arai experts. A specially-developed resin creates stronger bonds between shell materials with less weight.

Diffuser Type 12:

The Corsair X Type 12 air diffusers are longer than the Corsair V and are straightened for improved aerodynamics, working together with the AirWing to improve stability, and creating a 19% gain in efficiency. The air intake vents are extremely adjustable and have three positions (closed, half open and fully open) and create a tight seal to decrease wind noise and water intrusion.

Eco Pure Liner:

The fully removable interior liner system is made from Eco Pure material, which helps maintain neutral acidity levels close to human skin and antibacterial consumption, as well as a softer liner material and adjustable temple padding to allow for a customized fit.

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.

Additional Features:

  • VAS (Variable Axis System) shield and side pods are exclusive to the Arai Corsair X Helmet
  • Dual function lever releases both the side pod and the face shield for quick and simple face shield removal
  • VAS 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 thanks to the included Pinlock insert
  • Neckroll is removable and has additional exhaust channels to remove interior heat
  • Cheek pads have the Emergency Release Tab feature
  • IC Duct5 forehead vent provides 11% more airflow than the Corsair V, features 3 positions and is overall large and easy to operate with gloves
  • PB SNC2 Shell has superb tensile strength due to a variety of carefully-positioned materials and light weight resin
  • Arai's R75 shell shape creates a rounder, smoother helmet to enhance energy and impact dispersion
  • Includes clear Pinlock insert
  • Snell 2015 and DOT approved
4.7 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
4 / 5
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Arai Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
2XS 51 - 52
XS 53 - 54
SM 55 - 56
MD 57 - 58
LG 59 - 60
XL 61 - 62
2XL 63 - 64
3XL 65 - 66

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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Black / XS 1052773 806430 In Stock: Ships next business day
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White / SM 1052764 806411 Available: Requires 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
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Aluminum Silver / MD 1052770 806422 In Stock: Ships next business day
Aluminum Silver / LG 1052771 806423 In Stock: Ships next business day
Aluminum Silver / XL 1052772 806424 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black Frost / XS 1052757 806400 Only 2 Left: Ships next business day
Black Frost / SM 1052758 806401 Available: Requires 1-2 business days lead time prior to shipment
Black Frost / MD 1052759 806402 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black Frost / LG 1052760 806403 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black Frost / XL 1052761 806404 Only 3 Left: Ships next business day
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4.8 / 5.0
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4.6 / 5
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4.8 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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4.8 / 5
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A worthy successor
NOTE: I picked this up in Japan in August, after seeing the USA delivery dates slide to January. Now that ZLA has them available earlier than projected, don't hesitate to get it here.

Keep this in mind regarding my fit comments, as there are normally some fit differences between markets for Arai. Japan market Arai helmets tend to be more snug for a given size on our 'murikan noggins, because, for example, a L Corsair-V in Japan is one full shell size smaller than a USA market L Corsair-V. Much better race fit for me, but YMMV.

For reference I have two Japan market Corsair-V's and two USA market Corsair-V's (from ZLA) and two previous Corsair-4's (also from ZLA) so I do have some experience here.

One thing I like about the new model is the replaceable chin vent- all my Corsair-V's except the latest one (October '14) have developed cracks in the chin vent frame. Sure, Arai would take care of you, but you would have to ship it off. Now it's a DIY fix if needed.

I've got about 4500 miles in my size L silver metallic RX7-X (which is sold as Corsair-X in the USA) on both a CBR600RR and a '14 Interceptor.

The main differences- Much quieter with the chin curtain. Much more room for nose and chin. Slightly taller viewport. Much more robust switches with notably more air flow. More positive action on the visor lock and deployment. Looser in the cheek pads. Maybe a tiny bit more buffeting in certain positions than the C-V- possibly due to the chin curtain effect on the aeros.

The new visor system is pretty good once you get used to it. I was able to change visors in just seconds on the old system, and this one actually takes longer, but you don't feel like you're scratching the heck out of your nice helmet paint doing it.

I've got two MAX vision visors in clear and dark smoke, and the flat tearoff-post equipped visor in dark smoke. The flat visor has perfect optics.

Naturally, you do have a border in the MAX vision versions for the Pinlock insert frame. The Pinlock insert is effective against fogging at well below zero F. The insert does produce some easy to ignore optical artifacts, especially when you have headlights coming your way. If you want the ultimate in clarity, and don't need anti-fogging as much, get yourself a flat visor. But the MAX vision visor is great for 95% of use.

The interior fabric is actually a bit more rough feeling than the predecessor. (I actually scratched my cheekbone taking it off while being fitted.) What I found is, the cheek pad has a "point" that you need to push out of the way with your thumb when removing the lid.

The new model is supposedly heavier. I don't know about that- it feels better balanced to me.

In conclusion, all the new features, such as the improved visor lock and switches, the more generous nose and chin space, and the overall fit and finish, make this a worthy successor to the Corsair-V.

And one more thing- I'm typing this thanks to my very first (08 Japan model) Corsair-V which most certainly saved me from serious injury/death in May 2014 when a cager decided to suddenly merge into me on a freeway ramp. I can't imagine riding with anything less.
December 5, 2015
Ride:
2007 Honda CBR600RR
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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Another Great Hemet
I've have several Arai helmets in rotation and have been wearing them for close to twenty years. This Corsair X replaces my old Corsair V. Great fit, light weight, durable - what more can you ask. The venting controls are much better on this iteration. It's a bit quieter than the V, but still fairly loud. That's generally the trade off - good ventilation and noise go hand in hand.
December 7, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
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5 / 5
A great helmet
This is easily the best helmet I have ever owned. I was torn between buying this and waiting for the release of the new bell race star, but I am glad I pulled the trigger and bought this one. I got the black, and the black frost to compare and ended up keeping the black frost. The finish is absolutely perfect. They really paid attention to every detail when making this helmet. The shield mechanism and side pods are extremely easy to remove and replace, the vents are easy to find with a gloved hand, and the adjustable rear wing is actually much much more useful than I thought it was going to be.

Per my head measurement I should have been in between a medium and a large. I went with a medium, which fits perfectly without having to tweak any of the adjustable interior padding. The air flow is absolutely wonderful on this helmet, and it is surprisingly quiet with most of the vents closed. It is an extremely comfortable helmet that I use for commuting and more aggressive riding.

I drive a 1290 Superduke with a seating position that can range from mostly upright, to a full tuck. I was worried about buffeting based on the race design of this helmet, but like I stated earlier, the adjustable rear wing takes care of most of that. The helmet is definitely best suited for the 3/4 or tuck, but does very well with a mostly upright position with the wing down. It also stays steady during head checks because of the shape of the helmet; unlike other helmets that are only aerodynamic when looking straight forward.

Again, it isn't a cheap helmet, but there are definitely more expensive helmets out there. The design looks simple and even a little boring compared to other stuff out there, but it is actually quite perfect. There is no feature of this helmet that is not put to use every time I put it on. I did a lot of research before buying this helmet and I have to say that everything I have read about this company seems to be true. Their attention to detail, and commitment to a quality product is obvious. I am fortunate enough to never have had the opportunity to test the safety of any of my street helmets (dirt is a different story), but wearing this helmet makes me feel confident that I am protecting my head the best that I possibly can.
March 25, 2016
Ride:
2013 BMW S1000RR
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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The top dog
This helmet is lightyears beyond the previous model and all other helmets in general. The sizing is spot on with other Arai helmets - so stick with your normal size. The shield locking mechanism is way better than the previous max vision and the chin curtain is amazing; two of my favorite additions to this helmet! Worth every penny for a gigantic improvement upon the V.
February 19, 2016
Ride:
2014 Triumph Bonneville
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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Arai Corsair-X
My son and I both upgraded helmets from the older Arai Corsair-V to the new Corsair-X. What an improvement in comfort level and quietness. No wind buffeting when turning your head at riding speed. We love the Arai overall fit.
September 13, 2016
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Nice helmet, expensive
Perfect fit, great finish, only complaint besides high price is that no matter what, the shield fogs if you don't crack it at a stop and the opening lever is too fiddly, liked the old style without the lever better.
January 19, 2016
Ride:
2015 KTM 690 Duke
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
Almost forgot I had a helmet on.
Bought to use for track days. Minimum deflection when turning head at speed. Didn't bother with pin locks due to great venting.
April 5, 2016
Ride:
2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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Love it!
Very comfortable, good looking, great air flow. Love the included PinLock feature. I've owned six or seven high-end helmets over the years, and this is by far my favorite. Not cheap, but my head is worth it!
April 19, 2016
Ride:
2014 Kawasaki Z1000 ABS
Pinlock unavailable - ETA unknown
Helmet itself is good. Worth 8 bills? Probably not. But it is an Arai, and top of the line always has a premium. Helmet is quiet for the most part. The big issue? No correct Pinlock inserts available! The correct insert is the '120' version. Better anti fog than the '70' version. The helmet ships with the 120 but there is a snafu where here in the states we cannot buy them separately. Look here on Revzilla - no replacements listed! Stop gap measure is, apparently, to get the 70 version that I'm told fits the Corsair V (old version Corsair). Good luck!
April 27, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Love it
Great Helmet, I like the airflow and the aerodynamics. Comfortable after break in period, pre molded space for speakers that fit with my Sena 20s.
June 28, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Revzilla video review. Best protection. Dealer said it was the best. Ventilation.
Pete K on Jun 5, 2017
Have used Arai since 1998 and waited too long to replace my RED RX7.
I wanted RED but had to settle for white.
You would think with all the racing colors and 2 different blacks a solid red would not be that hard to make.
As always I am sure the quality will be the best.
Steve H on Mar 19, 2017
Revzilla video review. Best protection. Dealer said it was the best. Ventilation.
Pete K on Jun 5, 2017
best helmet out there.
James C on May 26, 2017
Have used Arai since 1998 and waited too long to replace my RED RX7.
I wanted RED but had to settle for white.
You would think with all the racing colors and 2 different blacks a solid red would not be that hard to make.
As always I am sure the quality will be the best.
Steve H on Mar 19, 2017
Safety, quality, style. I researched helmets. This company has a reputation for making outstanding helmets.
Nicholas R on Jan 2, 2017
Arai. There is no substitute! Nuff said.
James K on Nov 20, 2016
great video review
sval on Jun 3, 2016
This is the best helmet I've had. Worth the money!
Omar I on May 19, 2016
Always used Arai.
Jose B on Apr 25, 2016
quality and safety and looks and color
james b on Feb 10, 2016
Four Arai helmets and I've never been disappointed. This one is no exception.
MontereyBS on Jan 1, 2016
best helmet out there.
James C on May 26, 2017
Safety, quality, style. I researched helmets. This company has a reputation for making outstanding helmets.
Nicholas R on Jan 2, 2017
I'm considering this helmet over the Signet Q, but I like the other features of the Corsair X. I have a relatively upright sport touring bike and I do not ride on a track. With that said, how does this "race" helmet perform in an upright position? Concerns could be less ventilation, more noise, and buffeting. (a prior question referred to this as an everyday helmet, but doesn't account for one's regular position on different types of bikes). Thanks for any assistance.
Adam B on Apr 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have the 2014 corsairV TT ride with it on my hayabusa and bmw 1000r no probelm at all.
If my head size about 56.5cm what size should i take for the arai corsair x?
A shopper on Jan 12, 2017
I have a new corsair v medium but it is just to small I bought extra shields. If I buy the x in a large can I use the shields from the v?
mike s on Jan 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, they are not. Arai changed the shield mounting system.
Are the shields between the x and v interchangeable?
mike s on Jan 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Definitely not. I have one of each (V and X). The X has a different shield attachment and release mechanism.
Is there any shell size difference between MD and LG?
Wonseok H on Jan 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, different size has different shell size too
The only issue I had with the Corsair V was my lips would touch the front of the helmet when leaning off and looking through the corner. Is the change in the Corsair X significant enough to alleviate that, or not that much?
Anthony U on May 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It still seems like the clearence between your face and the helmet is tight, however I think there is more room than the V
Can the Corsair X be worn comfortably as an everyday helmet?
Bryce M on Oct 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is the most comfortable helmet I've owned!
Is it made in the US?
A shopper on Feb 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Its made in Japan.
Hi, Corsair V small size fits me great. I wonder if Corsair X has same sizing and shape as Corsair V?
Sanser O on May 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have the early version RX7 small fit great snug but not uncomfortable, add the IOM 2014 collection medium its a hair too big but overall still fit fine and is very comfortable, not the Corsair X I order the IOM small and it hurt to put it on and hurt even more to take it off.
May be is my head right between small and medium. but it seems to be narrower the side of the helmet was pinching my head, and the opening at the bottom is lot smaller.
I roll a Harley. I am usually in the standard upright position. Will this helmet work well in that function. Or is there another Arai suited for this application?
David O on May 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS which provides an upright riding position for my aging back, and the Corsair X works just fine for me.