Perhaps the most fabled name in the entire Arai lineup, the Corsair has long been renowned as one of the most advanced, highest quality helmets available anywhere in the world. It represents the culmination of our vast experience in helmet design and unwavering focus on rider protection. And with features like the ingenious VAS shield mechanism, exceptional ventilation and an odor resistant interior lining, the Corsair-X has certainly earned its place as our flagship model. Internal air channel Improved ventilation with an enhanced air extraction system, pulling hot/ moist air from the eye port area through ducted channels behind the cheek pads that exhaust out the side cowl vents. This helps keep the rider cool and helps to reduce fogging. PB-SNC Shell A new resin (Z Resin) developed and blended in house, bonds the many layers and materials of the shell more securely using less resin, improving shell strength as well as reducing weight. The proprietary Super Fiber and special synthetic reinforcing fi bers allow Arai to produce a stronger, yet lighter shell with excellent Glancing Off properties. The addition of the internal Structural net and Peripheral belt further strengthen the shell with minimal increase to weight or thickness. Shield Latch The VAS latch captures and securely holds the shield closed to help resist unexpected opening. In addition to the de-mist function, the larger latch allows for intuitive and seamless shield operation, even with heavy gloves. Even in the de-mist position, the shield has a positive stop to resist unintentional opening, but with a slight pull on the lift tab to clear this stop the shield simply lifts with ease. IC DUCT5 The center IC Duct5 takes in 11% more air and the Type-12 diffuser intakes each take in 19% more air than the previous designs. All use a three-position slide gate to improve sealing for reduced noise and water intrusion. All Arai vents are lightly mounted to remain frangible, so they easily come off in an impact so as not to snag on obstacles or cause excess rotational force.