Arai Rebel Helmet Promises Zero Lift

Arai introduces the Rebel helmet, claimed to be a lid especially developed for those who ride naked bikes. While the Rebel is very similar to their previous RX-Q model, Arai also add that the revised aerodynamics will eliminate most of the lift effect even when riding at high speed.
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The biggest update brought in by the Rebel helmet is the prominent chin spoiler touted to make a truly big difference. Given the upright riding position on the naked bikes and the lack of protection from wind, traditional helmets come with various lift effect intensities: while in some cases the lift is sensible and altogether bearable, some lids tend to rip the head right off the rider's shoulders and cause fatigue.

Arai also emphasizes on the large top vents and the increased ventilation capability of the bigger chin vent. Created with the urban riders in mind, the Arai Rebel seems to provide better venting at lower speed.

On the comfort side, the Rebel also brings in cheek pads which extend under the jaw, for a snug fit. We can't say it's love at first sight, and also think about the noise all the protuberances will cause when riding really fast on the highway. The Arai Rebel is expected to set one back with some $560 or so (€412), as Hell for Leather hints.
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