Improving on the revolutionary XC-Ram, the new CT-Z enhances the riding experience by offering the benefits of a peak/shield combination, with the flexibility of choice.
The new CT-Z: Yet another example of Arai's decades-long tradition of the improving on what works, not simply change for the sake of unproven change. Arai's changes are functional. Our design intent has always been singular and unbroken: a better helmet with better protection and performance for the riders who choose it.
The CT-Z presents a major improvement: nothing short of redefining how open-face helmets can look-and protect. The most telling feature is the extended coverage in the lower jaw/cheek pad area, extending 1 3/16 in. forward compared to its previous and traditional open face 3/4 helmets. The look itself is advanced, and it provides options that allow the helmet to better suit each riders unique requirements. But like everything we do, our primary objective is to build a better helmet.
Technically, that means providing a measure of lower jaw protection that has been missing from previous open face helmets that leave that part of the face exposed.
Intermediate Oval shape
Additional protection provided by extending the jaw piece 1-3/16 inches forward compared to previous traditional open face helmets
Adjustable visor offers protection from the sun
Dual Pivot shield flips up and tucks up under the visor at a low angle for reduced drag
Upper vent system borrows directly from the Corsair V, improving air flow and helmet stability
DF-11 diffusers have larger vent toggles for use with gloves
Fixed AIR-WING (R) reduces lifting while providing additional stability at highway speeds
New FCS (TM) cheekpads offer more support over a wider area for stability and comfort.
FCS pads feature removable covers and 5MM peel away to microfit your helmet.
Fully removable Dry-Cool (R) liner with removable surface pads on both sides of the headliner for custom fitting.
Vented neck roll to maximize air flow around the neck area and remove heat from the interior.