The XC-W is yet another example of Arais decades-long tradition of improving on what works, redefining how open-face helmets can lookand protect. The most telling feature is the extended coverage in the lower jaw-cheek pad are'xtending 1-3/16in. forward compared to the previous model (and traditional open-facehelmets). While the look may be reminiscent of an ancient Greek warriors helmet, the performance is as modern as it comes. The XC-W provides a measure of lower-jaw protection thats been missing from previous open-face helmets, which leave that part of the face exposed.
The XC has Arais INTERMEDIATE OVAL (IO) interior fit shape.
The peak shields your eyes from the harsh sun glare during those long rides into the sun. And because Arai sweats even the tiniest details to make your ride better, theres also a matte-black band under the peaks leading edge to further reduce glare.
The Dual-Pivot shield mechanism allows the shield to rotate up and back so it tucks neatly under the peak. This allows for a very low-peak profile, reducing drag or bucketing at higher street-legal speeds.
Working with the DDL-4 exhaust vents, the TDF-3 front vent is designed to further improve intake airflow to the XCs interior.
Completing the XCs advanced ventilation package, these exhaust vents further help in quick removal of stale interior air.
The low-profile shield arms on the XC give the helmets a sleeker, more 'rodynamic shape that integrates better with the XCs shell design for less air resistance.
Adding to its distinctive look, the XCs cheek pad design is similar to that of a full-face helmet, with its full-coverage EPS base and removable covers.
Arais vented neck roll uses the prevailing airflow under the riders neck to further enhance ventilation by extracting more interior heat and stale air.
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