Arai invite us into their time-machine as they transport us back to 1993 with this replica helmet which is a nod to Kevin Schwantz and the year when he won his one and only Grand Prix 500cc World Championship.
Arai release Kevin Schwantz helmets on a pretty regular basis, but this one is especially welcome.
The design is his classic red, white, and blue design – simple and effective and free from some of the more crazy colour schemes that have been seen on Schwantz helmets.
This beautiful replica and slice of racing history is available to buy in the Arai Corsair X range.
In true Arai fashion, the Corsair-X Helmet has taken helmet technology and rider protection one step further by engineering a helmet that not only guards against direct impacts, but is specifically designed to minimize the effect of “glancing off” impacts as well. Arai has created a stronger shell and smoother shape that is more likely to redirect impact energy than absorb it (therefore decreasing the amount of force transferred to the body). To increase this potential to glance off impact energy, the VAS (Variable Axis System) side pod, pivot cover is smaller in size and its position on the shell is lower.
The Arai Corsair X Motorcycle Helmet features a chin curtain that helps to block air intrusion from the turbulent air underneath the helmet, as well as increases negative pressure to enhance the exhaust ventilation performance. The interior lining includes Arai’s signature 5mm peel away ear pocket padding and ear pocket recess to accommodate communicator speakers.
The Corsair X helmet shell is constructed from Super Fiber and other special synthetic fibers developed for F-1 helmet visor panels, assembled and bonded by Arai experts. A specially-developed resin creates stronger bonds between shell materials with less weight.
The fully removable interior liner system is made from Eco Pure material, which helps maintain neutral acidity levels close to human skin and antibacterial consumption, as well as a softer liner material and adjustable temple padding to allow for a customized fit.
The VAS MAX Vision shield is standard to provide better visibility in all seasons and for all types of riding and comes standard with a clear anti-fog Pinlock insert.
- Quick-release lever for side pod and faceshield.
- Clear anti-fog Pinlock® insert for all-season visibility.
- De-mist latch position slightly cracks the shield open.
- Removable neck roll with exhaust channels.
- Chin curtain blocks air intrusion.
- Fully removable anti-bacterial Eco-Pure liner.
- Removable temple and crown padding.
- Cheek pads feature emergency release tabs.
- Peel-away ear pocket for speakers.
- Lightweight PB SNC2 shell for superb tensile strength.
- Snell 2015 and D.O.T. approved.
Watch the Revzilla video overview of the Kevin Schwantz helmet:
WHERE TO BUY IT:
Stock of this Kevin Schwantz replica is getting a bit low now, so you may need to do some digging if you want to secure one, but on the plus side, you should be able to find some discounts and close-out pricing. Check the links below for where you can still pick up stock:
|Check out the Kevin Schwantz Arai 1993 helmet at Revzilla.com who are based in USA. Ship globally. Recommended.|
|Check out the Kevin Schwantz helmet at Chaparral-Motorsports.com. Based in USA but ship everywhere.|
|Check out the Kevin Schwantz helmet at MotorcycleHouse.com. Based in USA with closeout pricing.|
|Check out the Kevin Schwantz helmet at eBay.com. Stock and bargains available.|