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New from Arai this year is the Chopper graphic on their Defiant model. The Arai Defiant Chopper features a symmetrical graphic of hand drawn choppers in silver metallic pinstriping on both sides of the lid.





Available to purchase from our website, the Arai Defiant Chopper helmet is an intermediate oval head shape but also has layers of 5mm foam in the temples and cheek pads that allow you to customize the fit to your liking. If you have any questions regarding the Arai Defiant helmet or would like to place an order give MIKE a call at 866.931.6644 ext. 804. Is email more convenient? Send us a message through this forum or write to us at FORUM at RIDERSDISCOUNT dot COM, and we'll get back to you right away!

The Arai Defiant has a construction that is loosely based on the RX-Q, meaning that it has all the build-quality and safety features one would expect from Arai. The outer shell is made from hand-laid fiberglass that has been shaped into a smooth, spherical shape that has been engineered to transfer stress evenly across its surface in the event of an impact. The shell also features peripheral belting in across the forehead and the patented Arai Hyper-Ridge around the base for increased strength with a low center of gravity. Underneath this shell is a multi-density EPS liner that is specifically designed to absorb impact energy in a way that is similar to the crumple zones of a modern car or truck.

One area that the Defiant differs from other helmets in Arai’s line-up is the way that it manages airflow. This is because Arai’s inspiration for the Defiant was actually the latest crop of high-performance naked bikes with a slightly more upright riding position and less wind protection. Both of factors lead to a higher volume of air hitting the helmet at any given time, and Arai used its MotoGP program to develop a new type of flared chin spoiler in order to combat the issues this can cause. This addition reduces lateral movement, lift, buffeting and wind noise. A more familiar rear spoiler and pair of stabilizers at the back round out the aerodynamic feature-set at the back.



Ventilation also received a significant amount of attention for the same reasons as the aforementioned aerodynamic features, and the resulting ventilation system is one of the best we have encountered. All of the vents are brand new for the Defiant and not only flow tons of air when you need it, but also create an amazingly quiet seal when closed. At first glance, the most noticeable of these is the chin vent. It has a 3-stage switch that you can use to toggle between directing air to the face, the shield, and to close it completely. Intakes on top of the head are a slick new style that close very tightly and are easy to operate with a gloved hand. Two that are easily overlooked are the vents in the shield. They look like those found on other Arai’s, but instead of venting to the forehead, the air is channeled around to the temples and ears. According to Arai, this cools the blood flowing to the brain through the temporal artery. We lacked the medical equipment to test this claim, but we can say that it does feel great to have airflow in this normally stuffy area.



A Pinlock ready shield and clear insert are included with every Defiant helmet from Arai.



Now available from Riders Discount, give our expert sales staff a call for any questions or if you'd like to place an order!

 
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