Kabuto’s latest offering, the Aeroblade 5 has arrived in Australia, offering an extremely good value option for those looking for a premium helmet, without the price tag approaching the $1000 mark. Instead the Kabuto Aeroblade 5 is available for $429.95 RRP for the Matt Black, and $479.95 RRP for graphics.
The Aeroblade 5 helmet still features the A.C.T. EVO shell, a combination of high-tensile and high-modulus fibres sandwiched between hyper glass fibre, with the layers and resin combinations designed for each specific helmet, to ensure optimal protection.
Also featured is the Dual Density Impact Absorption Liner, with Kabuto using Finite Element Method design, along with wind tunnel testing, and Computational Fluid Dynamics means optimal aerodynamics on the Aeroblade-5, which in turn helps reduce buffeting, strain and resistance with doing head checks, and is often forgotten when done right, but far more noticeable when issues arise.
One of the big changes for the Aeroblade-5 is moving to four shell sizes, where the Aerbolade 3 only had two, which means a more compact and lighter shell across the range, instead of the more ‘one size fits all’ approach, where internals make up the difference.
There’s still six actual helmet sizes with XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL, however where the XS, S and M shared a shell, as did the L, XL and XXL, there’s now a specific shell for the XS/S, M, L, and XL/XXL groups. The biggest benefit here will no doubt be to those looking for a XS and Small helmet, and those who wear a L. Overall Kabuto say this means a smaller, thinner helmet.
There’s also been revisions to the visor system, which is designed to take a Pinlock (anti-fog screen), with a new two-pivot ratchet system on the super easy to remove and replace visor, as well as a 3D molded shield design. The rubber trim has also been redesigned to offer a better seal, which ties into the new centre-lock system, in the middle of the sheild.
Internals are all removable, washable and replaceable, with detachable ear caps, slits for glasses, and a breath guard and wind shutter (for the chin) which can help keep wind from bouncing up off your chest or the screen into the helmet via under the chin, or your breath from fogging up the visor.
Naturally you’ve also got an effective venting system with forehead and chin vents that can be closed, with a wake stabiliser also incorporated into the design.
The Kabuto Aeroblade 5 is available now in all good motorcycle stores from $429.95 RRP for the Matt Black, and $479.95 RRP for graphics, in sizes XS to XXL. See MotoNational.com.au or Kabuto.com.au for more information.
Kabuto Aeroblade5 features:
- ACT Evo Shell (Advanced Composite Technology)
- Dual Density Impact Absorption Liner
- Wake Stabilizer (Patented)
- Aerodynamic Ventilation System
- Center Locking Self Adjusting Visor
- Glasses Friendly
- Pinlock Ready
- Compact, Four Shell Sizes
- Coolmax Removable Inner Cheek Pads, Strap Cover And Crown Liner
- Detachable Ear Cap Liner
- ECE E9 Approved