Arai Japan Releases Astro GX Helmet In New Backbone Graphic

Arai not too long ago debuted its new Contour-X helmet within the U.S. market. Whereas the Snell-approved lid attracts riders with each fashion and substance, the mannequin has been accessible because the Quantic in Europe and because the Astro GX in Japan for a while now. As such, Arai already presents an assortment of coloration choices and graphics in worldwide markets, and the brand new Backbone livery brings much more race-inspired design to the versatile lid.

Arai employs its signature Peripherally Belted Advanced Laminate Development (PB-cLc2) composed of layered sheets of Tremendous Fiber and laterally-oriented belt fibers, however the Backbone graphic enhances the helmet’s sporty facet with fake carbon fiber panels. Twin racing stripes solely complement these inserts, beginning on the chin and terminating on the rear.

All coloration variants characteristic a black base, however the white/gold, crimson, and inexperienced choices distinguish every rendition. In consequence, all three variations characteristic a darkish smoke rear spoiler and silver on black 3D emblem duct.

Beneath that changing into design, the Astro GX boasts the identical F1-style XGF prime vents, air scoop chin vent, and rear extractors that maximize the mannequin’s airflow. The odor-resistant brushed nylon liner, 5mm flared opening, and chin curtain present much more consolation.

This mix of sport-oriented styling and touring-friendly consolation makes the Astro GX the best helmet for the whole lot from long-distance journeys to the occasional observe day. The Backbone graphic solely accentuates that versatility.

In Japan, the Astro GX Backbone retails for ¥68,200 and is available in sizes 54cm, 55-56cm, 57-58cm, 59-60cm, and 61-62cm. The mannequin touts Snell and JIS approval and Arai matches the helmet with a transparent VAS-V MV as customary tools.

Within the U.S., the Contour-X isn’t accessible within the Backbone graphic simply but. Nevertheless, Arai beforehand launched its Quantum-X mannequin in the identical livery and items ought to nonetheless be accessible at on-line retailers.