The Profile-V is a brand-new helmet from Arai. It has a fresh, aggressive style unique in the range and is designed to welcome riders to the Arai family with the plush comfort, protection and features expected of the brand but also something else – easy access on and off.
Like every Arai the Profile-V uses a strong outer shell designed to glance off impact forces, while maintaining integrity, working with a softer one-piece multi-density EPS inner liner to absorb and spread impact energy. It’s designed around the Variable Axis System (VAS) for a smoother shape plus reinforcing Hyper Ridge that lowers the centre of gravity and flares out 5mm to make putting it on or off easier.
It’s equipped with dual intake vents, brow vents and a 3-way chin vent plus five exhausts. The VAS-V MAX vision visor is Pinlock ready and uses our F1-derived latch mechanism; the semi-removable interior features Facial Contour System (FCS) and speaker pockets. The optional Pro Shade System (PSS) can be equipped. The Arai experience starts here.
Priced at £459.99
Available on 0% Finance
Outer shell: PB e-cLc (Peripherally Belted e-Complex Laminate Construction)
Peripherally Belted e-Complex Laminate Construction (PB e-cLc). The Profile-V’s outer shell uses a Peripherally Belted e-Complex Laminate Construction (PB e-cLc) for lightweight strength; it’s designed to glance off and spread impact forces. New materials have been used to substitute the AR-mat as middle layer, resulting in a substantial weight reduction while maintaining the same strength as the PB-cLc construction.
Variable Axis System (VAS)
With VAS, the visor mounting position is lowered, yielding an average of an additional 24mm across both temple areas, in pursuit of the ideal smoother shape that increases the ability of glancing off energy. As a result, this has made it possible for more of the shell to be smoother along and above the test line of the Snell standard.
Full ventilation is based around 11 ventilation points: 5-intake and 6-exhaust. Dual intake vents, dual brow vents and a 3-way chin vent flowing cool air into the Profile-V’s interior. A total of 5 holes in the shell feed hot air out – twin side exhausts create low pressure that ‘sucks’ air through; foam dams minimise noise without affecting performance. The neck exhaust and one-piece rear exhaust increase ventilation and enhance extraction of hot air for improved rider comfort.
Produce low pressure behind the rear vent for better hot air extraction. Integrated in the shell for better aerodynamics, reduce wind noise and prevent buffeting at speed. Inside, a small foam dam helps to absorb and diminish excessive noise, without reducing ventilation performance.
VAS Max Vision Visor with De-Mist option
VAS MAX Vision shield is standard to provide better visibility in all seasons and for all types of riding.
New shield latch system
Borrowed from our F1 helmet, completely modified 3D moving new shield latch mechanism secures the shield like never before, but operates smoothly with an intuitive fluid – one finger operation – even with gloves.
Replaceable Cheek pads/Ear cups
Cheek pads/ear cups may be easily removed. 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.
Build in communication systems are popular, but the problem is often that the room for a speaker is limited or just not present, causing unpleasant pressure points. The speaker pockets, offering room for mounting speakers without effecting comfort or fit. (Speaker not included).
5mm wider base
The exclusive shell flares 5mm around the base, making it easier to get the helmet on and off (for newcomers to Arai the initial ‘snugness’ when putting the helmet on or taking it off can be challenging).
The most common helmet certification internationally, required by over 50 countries worldwide.