The DT-X (DownTown-X) might be considered an entry level model due to it's price point, but with more of the details and features normally reserved for the upper models, it can easily hold it's own against the Signet-X and Quantum-X. Sharing the same Intermediate Oval (I/O) interior shape as the Corsair-X, the DT-X also boasts features like the PB-cLc (Peripheral Belt - complex Laminate construction) shell, VAS shield system, anti-microbial interior liner material and 10 ventilation ports (comparable to both the Signet-X and Quantum-X) with the new top Dual-Flow vent design for improved intake and exhaust effectiveness regardless of head position.
The DT-X is another example of Arai's commitment to deliver more value to their customers, value that delivers performance year after year.
The DT-X has Arai's Intermediate Oval (IO) interior fit shape.
PB-CLC Shell: The DT-X features the PB-cLc (Peripheral Belt - complex Laminate construction) shell born from Arai's exclusive F-1 helmet technology, made from the layering of various proprietary materials, bonded with specially-developed adhesives. The upper edge of the eye port is reinforced with the Peripheral Belt, which is custom woven in-house using proprietary Super Fibers, to increase strength and help redirect impact energy laterally. This makes for a more compact shell. In shell creation, resin serves to bind material to material. Arai has long developed exclusive resins to create stronger and lighter shells, and has recently developed a new 'Z Mixture' resin. It increases the adhesion ability and strengthens the shell with less resin used, allowing for further weight reduction of the helmet.
Antimicrobial Interior with 5 mm Peel-Away Cheek Pads and Temple Pads: The DT-X interior is made with an odor-reducing and dirt-resisting antimicrobial material. The new neck roll, which wraps comfortably around the rider's neck, reduces wind noise while also improving ease of ingress and egress. The addition of the FCS cheek pad makes putting on and removing the helmet easier while maintaining comfort around the lower jaw. Both the comfort headliner and cheek pads have 5 mm peel-away layers for microfitting. The ear pockets have molded recesses for easier intercom speaker installation.
Dual Flow Ventilation System: The upper front vent is Arai's newest design, incorporating both an intake and exhaust port, creating a "dual flow" effect and is therefore aptly named the Dual Flow Duct. Air enters the front intake of the duct and draws out hot exhaust air from the rear. Toward the back, the newly styled rear Duct Flow Spoiler also incorporates a dual flow system for great airflow. The center duct hole takes in air and uses the low pressure from the left and right duct slots to draw out hot air. This new ventilation system works well in many riding positions, allowing the front and rear vents to let cool air enter from the front regardless of the rider's head angle.
VAS Shield System: The shield-mounting mechanism features a new Variable Axis System (VAS) pivot operation feature. The VAS pivot cover is now smaller and lower than the previous design, yielding an average 24 mm more area above the cover. As a result the shell is now smoother along the Snell test line in the temple area, thus increasing the helmet's ability to glance off objects during an impact.
Compact Performance: Keeping with the Round and Smooth egg-shaped form, the Hyper Ridge, along the lower edge of the shell increases shell strength and protection around the bottom opening - managing energy migration laterally. And the new side exhaust vents, sculpted into the Hyper Ridge design, result in a more efficient and smoother airflow. The DT-X utilizes Arai's proprietary multi-density one-piece EPS liner, specifically tuned to each area of the helmet, to maximize performance. Shell shape and strength, combined with the tuned EPS liner, minimizes helmet size and weight - improving rider comfort.
Upgrade Options (all sold separately):
VAS Pro Shade System shield: With three positions: down, mid and up. While down the Pro Shade blocks the majority of sunlight. In the Mid and Up position the Pro Shade acts like a peak or brim of a hat.
Pinlock anti-fog lens: For all weather touring.
ES Chin Curtain: Redirects airflow under the cheek pads creating negative air pressure, reducing the buildup of breath inside the helmet. It also decreases wind noise by reducing air turbulence under the chin.
Certifications: Snell 2015 and DOT approved.
Notes: Ships with a Clear shield, all other tints sold separately. Fluorescent and/or bright finishes fade over time and exposure to sunlight. This is normal and is not covered by warranty.