PURE RACING TECHNOLOGY
Arai is extremely proud to announce that the RX-7 GP helmet is one of the very first helmets to meet both ECE Regulation 22-05 and the new SNELL M2010 standard. The RX-7 GP is in all respects the new benchmark in Arai’s helmet technology. The RX-7 GP was developed with the SNELL M2010 in sight, one of the most stringent helmet standards for impact-absorption tests, in addition to the mandated ECE Regulation 22-05 standard. There are, however, considerable differences between the ECE 22-05 and SNELL M2010 requirements. SNELL M2010 requires for instance that any location above the test line is tested by two consecutive impacts, while ECE 22-05 requires a single impact only at specific points on the test head form. This makes the total impact energy absorbed by each test location of the SNELL M2010 standard almost twice as high than the ECE 22-05 tests in some consumer size ranges. In addition, SNELL M2010 impact absorption tests are carried out with hemispherical and bar anvils. Both anvils are known as harsh to the outer shell performance.
Furthermore, to insure the helmet shell is strong enough, shell penetration testing is also required by SNELL M2010, but is missing in the ECE 22-05 standards. The impact-absorption capacity of the Arai RX-7 GP exceeds even that of the famous RX-7 Corsair. Together with its conformity to both the ECE Regulation 22-05 and SNELL M2010 it makes the RX-7 GP a true benchmark in helmet technology.