Featuring Arai’s Intermediate Oval interior fit shape, the shell of the Corsair-X is created from PB-SNC² (super fiber and special synthetic fibers), providing both superb tensile strength and flexibility characteristics. Like the metal bands used to hold a wooden barrel together, a variety of carefully placed materials – combined with newly developed resins – result in strong shells with less weight.
The VAS pivot cover is now smaller and lower than the previous design, yielding an average of 24mm more area above the cover. And, the shell is now smoother along the Snell test line in the temple area, increasing the helmet’s ability to glance off objects during an impact.
The smooth area around the temple is increased by an average of 24mm on the new VAS model compared with the shell of the Corsair-V. Comparatively, the Corsair-X has the new VAS mechanism with a variable axis incorporating a moving pivot point. By combining the pin trajectory — which is based on an imaginary axis, with the two trajectories of the double pivot point slot — the shield opens and closes smoothly even with the much lower shield mount position.
A dual-function lever releases both the side cover/pod and shield pin for quick and simple shield removal. Being able to see the shield mechanism allows for easier shield changes. The VAS latch captures and securely holds the shield closed to help prevent unexpected opening. In addition to the de-mist function, the larger latch allows for intuitive and seamless shield operation. The standard VAS Max Vision shield with a clear Pinlock insert provides better visibility year round and for all types of riding.