The Astral-X is a helmet you really have to try on - especially if you’re also considering an Arai Quantum-2. The Astral-X has a slightly more “relaxed” fit than its round oval cousin - a bit more room in the forehead area - mainly because of its non-removable liner, which many riders prefer for overall comfort compared to a removable liner.
Its most striking visual features are the unique model lines running front to back along the lower shell, making the Astral look different than other Arai helmets. The shell itself has Arai’s exclusive clc (Complex laminate construction) that is both strong yet light in weight, and Arai’s “organic” shell shape, designed to be both more natural looking and to enhance the helmet’s ability to cut through the wind more cleanly, thereby reducing buffeting and making it more “still” in turbulence than previous models. The slim, sleek Saj faceshield sidepods are the same ones used on the latest RX-7 Corsair model, as is the Breathguard design that better directs fresh air to the inside surface of the shield while at the same time directing hot breath down and away from the inside surface of the shield.
The Astral-X also uses Arai’s I/C-2 and DDL-2 uper ventilation vents, with the addition of larger 10mm vent holes for improved airflow.
- White, pearl-Black - 393.95$
- Al Silver, Al. Grey, Frosts, Touring - 403.95$
- Multi Color Graphics - 472.95$
- Racer Replicas - 755.95$