GP-Jet This new helmet features a new type "E" shell. It has an updated and improved shell shape and construction. It has lower shell molding details to add strength. The cheek pads are removable and replaceable with optional pads of various thicknesses for a more custom fit. It also has a three-snap peak with a fixed light-tint antiglare lens. Arai concentrates on balance and center of gravity, even in an open-faced helmet. Again, a properly fitted helmet will distribute the weight of the helmet more evenly over and around your head, making the helmet seem lighter than it actually is and causing less fatigue.
The GP-Jet benefits from Arai's pursuit of a comprehensive package, providing comfort and function in an attractive package while masking the hidden energy management system within all models produced. GP-5k The Arai GP-5k helmet is the newest helmet design from Arai and is the helmet of choice of numerous top professionals, including Jeff Gordon, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Dario Franchitti.
GP-5k helmets have one air duct in front, one fixed air vent in the rear, and the eyeport is 20 mm taller than the GP-5 helmet's eyeport. The GP-5k is largely based on its big brother, the GP-5 (PED), while offering a more affordable alternative for drivers not wanting all the features of the more expensive GP-5 (PED). The GP-5k is heavily favored by sedan or rally drivers who do not require all of the upper ventilation found on the GP-5 (PED), but appreciate the slightly larger eyeport opening (approximately 10 mm: 5 mm up, and 5 mm down). The GP-5k is constructed with CLC (Complex Laminate Construction) shell technology. This construction is less costly and slightly heavier than the lightest SCLC material, allowing for a lower retail cost while still providing the same level of impact energy management. In addition, this helmet is pre-drilled for the installation of the HANS(r) Device. The upper ventilation is comprised of a single intake and single exhaust duct.
Air Chamber Technology
Bell Racing's '06 Vortex forced air and M2 forced air helmets feature an air chamber system designed to increase pressure and accelerate airflow into a sealed chamber in the front of the helmet, maximizing ventilation and cooling. The sealed air chamber allows the maximum airflow of an external forced air system to be fully directed into the front of the helmet.
Air Bladder Technology
Bell's '06 Top Vortex forced air helmet features an air bladder top pad with microventilation holes that not only accelerate airflow, but also disperse it evenly around the driver's head for improved comfort and cooling. The air bladder system directs airflow into a sealed chamber and around the head without relying on existing ventilation holes in the helmet liner. This allows the airflow from an external system to be forced directly around the driver's head for maximum cooling.
The BR-1 is an aggressively styled, multi-use helmet featuring a venturi air-flow system. This new Racer Series helmet features a light Fiber-Tech shell, an extra-large eyeport with increased upward visibility, and a Carbon X interior. The BR-1 has a full venturi ventilation system, including chin bar, forehead, and channeled top vents with a rear exhaust. As air flows over the helmet, the venturi effect increases cooling inside the helmet and prevents shield fogging by creating a vacuum to pull airflow through the helmet. The helmet's recessed forehead vents and rear-facing side chin bar vents provide ventilation while not allowing dirt to enter the helmet. In addition, the BR-1 features their new SRV friction shield system.