The successor of the respected GP-6 series, the longest running and most successful Arai GP model, the new GP-7 model is now available.
It conforms to the new Snell SA2020 standard as well as the FIA 8859-2015 homologation. A Complex Laminate Construction with Arai’s proprietary Peripheral Belt for additional reinforcement has been used, giving the best characteristics for the shell’s glancing off ability.
The round, smooth and strong outer shell is a feature every Arai possesses. The ability to glance off energy works together in conjunction with the helmet’s absorption ability to maximize gains in protection.Impact energy that does not come into the helmet does not have to be managed. That leaves more of the helmet’s energy absorbing liner to manage what impact energy does make it into the helmet.
The Arai 1-piece multiple density EPS inner liner combined with the PB-cLc outer shell has created an unparalleled helmet design. Different EPS densities are seamlessly formed together into a single liner of uniform thickness matching both the smooth contour of the shell and organic shape of the rider’s head for a comfortable helmet with great visibility and glancing off ability.
Facial Contour System (FCS-2) cheek pads provide an incredibly comfortable, yet firm, fit that cradles your cheeks and wraps gently under your jaw to reduce lift and limit noise intrusion from underneath. Optional cheek pad sizes are available to help customize the fit to your specific requirements.
FHR M6 threaded anchors are fitted inside the helmet for easy installation of optional FHR post mounts if required. The GP-7 also features a removable centre chin piece to easily install a drinking system. The GP-7 (FRP) looks identical to the SRC version, having been made utilizing the same tooling, and comes with 7 holes on the top with white ventilation ducts, two TDF3 ducts on the front, three tear ducts in the middle and one XDB duct on the rear. This optimizes the airflow and keeps your head cool while driving. A new Variable Axis System (VAS) shield pivot mechanism has been incorporated to lower the shield pivot point while still allowing the shield to fully open and clear the shell. New low-profile pivot screws are used, requiring the use of a T20 torx wrench, which is included for your convenience.
Front ventilation scoops
Rear ventilation scoops
F1 visor tear-off’s prep
Visor aperture 60 mm
Visor locking lever
Removable cheek pads
Replaceable centre chin piece
Kevlar chin strap®
To minimize impact energy getting into the helmet, it’s crucial that a helmet can slide over a surface. Arai believes that a Strong, Round & Smooth shell helps to increase a helmets ability to protect the rider during an impact. Shells with sharp edges or vent ducts that don’t break off can reduce the helmet’s ability to slide, sending energy into the helmet, or even enhance rotational energy.
Five times inspected
Each Arai helmet goes through five separate quality-control departments: after the shell is made, after painting and graphic completion, after assembly and two in-process inspections.
The premium quality interior of any Arai helmet can be easily cleaned, in place, with mild soap and lukewarm water.
It can take up to five years for our experts to earn the right to create an Arai shell. Each shell can take up to 27 steps and to build one Arai helmet will take about 18 man-hours.
All-day comfort with the Arai interior fit and shape together with the finest liner materials and the extensive ventilation system. And thanks to the perfect balance and weight distribution of the helmet, you hardly notice you are wearing an Arai.
All Arai helmets are penetration tested, although not required by European helmet standards. The Arai penetration test is performed with a 3kg test cone that strikes from a height of 3m on the helmet.
Double-D ring device
The flat and D-shaped rings fit smooth against the chin. No moving parts, no corrosion problems and just pulling the tab is enough to loosen the fastener.
Smooth shape, better protection
The smooth outer shell of Arai helmets is designed to glide without unnecessary resistance. You don’t want to decelerate your helmet more than necessary. That’s why all Arai vents and ducts are designed to break off during an impact.
Strong outer shell, soft inner shell
Arai uses a very strong outer shell to spread impact forces and a soft inner shell to absorb remaining energy. The multiple-density EPS inner shell is made using a unique technology of combining three to five densities in various areas as a single component.
The organic shape of an Arai outer shell offers a more natural appearance, seals better and conforms more to the head’s natural shape for improved comfort, fit and to help minimize wind turbulence.
5-year limited warranty
All Arai helmets are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship, and are serviceable only for the properly fitted first user for 5 years from date of first use, but no more than 7 years from date of manufacture.
Different outer shells
Unlike many other manufacturers Arai provides one size outer shell for each two-helmet sizes for most models. Together with different shaped outer shells for different models it is almost impossible not to find the fit you are looking for.
Arai In-house test
This Arai helmet is designed to meet the stringent Arai In-house criteria, in addition to the mandatory ECE 22-05 standard.
FIA 8859-2015 & SNELL SA 2020
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