Bicycle Helmets & Riding Gear

Mar, 06, 2020


"In order to stand at the top of all."

Kabuto announces new release of the flagship model "IZANAGI"

which realizes "excellent feeling by integrating high performance."



Kabuto's unique development operation "Kabuto Concept" * 1 that specializes in specific performance in bicycle races under various conditions and exhibits the best performance depending on the application. IZANAGI combines the three major elements; "cool feeling", "light weight" and "aerodynamics" ; to achieve the "excellent" feeling. A combat helmet that commits to stands at the top in a harsh environment.


A flagship model that combines high performance with an "excellent" feeling


Functions & Technology                    


●[Technology that maximizes "highest air cooling efficiency" and "fit"]

In order to demonstrate the best performance in hot and humid Japanese summer, IZANAGI is adopted with a lot of technology that brings out the "best air-cooling efficiency" and the "fit" that gives you the feeling of wrapped in palms.

● Floating structure interior design that maximizes the two elements, air cooling and fit

By connecting the front pad and adjuster, IZANAGI is given the floating structure, lifted from the entire head enables holding on a wide surface without obstructing airflow. Achieving the "excellent" fit that gives you a feeling as if your palms holding and evenly tightens your head .


Floating Structure


● Large air inlets, and Reinforcement bridge are adopted for efficient air introduction and strength

This "reinforcement bridge" amplify the strength of the helmet itself, even with securing a large air inlet area. A large amount of air can be introduced by securing a high level of rigidity.


Reinforcement Bridge


● Air route design considered the hot and humid Japanese summer

In consideration of the hot and humid summer in Japan, which is becoming more severe year by year, we thoroughly researched the air inlet / outlet so that hot air does not stay inside the helmet. By adopting an air inlet position, shape, and opening size that efficiently takes in cool air, the air route is secured, providing an excellent cooling effect comparable to Kabuto's previous air-cooled models.


Intake and exhaust images based on CFD (3D Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis results


● Adopts KBF-2 adjuster with Boa® fit system

Equipped with "Boa® Fit System * 2" that enables fine adjustment and uniform tightening of the fitting. A large adjustment dial with a good finger grip allows for instantaneous one-handed adjustment according to the situation.

KBF-2 Adjuster


● New mechanism that allows two-level adjustment to both sides ・ Headrest & "eight-level up and down" adjustment function

A new concept support system (patent pending) that allows the width of the headrest to be adjusted in two levels, and enables fitting according to the shape ofthe occipital region, which have individual differences.

In addition, the adjuster arm from the top of the head to the back of the head is availaable to adjust in eight levels up and down. Combined with the new headrest width adjustment function and the flexible adjuster arm, it provides a fine and yet "distinguished" fit.

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New mechanism・Headrest (patent pending) Adjuster arm (adjustable up and down in 8 levels)


Other Functions                  

[Materials and support items that assist "air cooling efficiency" and "comfort"]

● Strap with water repellency added to deodorant fiber MOFF®

A water repellent function is added to the chinstrap material deodorant fiber "MOFF® * 3", to lessen the weight increase by sweat and to keep it refreshing.


Chinstrap with water repellency added to deodorant fiber MOFF®


● Three kinds of highly practical interiors are available to be selected according to the application

Three types of interiors are available for IZANAGI, depending on the application and season. "Normal inner pad" that emphasizes breathability. "A.I. Net *4" (MOFF® adopted at the mesh part) that suppresses insect invasion, and "WINTER inner pad" for winter that suppresses invasion of wind.

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Normal Inner Pad A.I.Net
WINTER Inner Pad


In addition to the original air-cooling performance of the helmet, the inner pad material "COOLMAX® *5", which evaporates sweat quickly and keeps the surface smooth and comfortable, lowers surface temperature and demonstrates excellent moisture control.



● "Ultra Sweat Pad-03" to prevent sweat from entering the eyes from the forehead

IZANAGI is packaged with "Ultra Sweat Pad-03", a floating structure that can be used in place of a front pad. This efficiently guides sweat to the left and right of the forehead, preventing intrusion into the eyes.


Ultra Sweat Pad-03


● Eyewear hold function and non-slip rubber

By attaching an air hole that easily holds the eyewear and with the included "non-slip rubber", it holds eyewear good. Non-slip rubbers are included in 3mm and 4mm thickness, available to select them according to your eyewear shape. (Excluding specially shaped eyewear)

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Eyewear Holding Function Non-Slip Rubbers(3mm, and4mm thickness)


● Color and Size variations

Total 6 colorways. : White and Matte Black, with a traditional Japanese pattern (hemp leaves) often used for kimonos and family crests. Metallic Red, and Metallic Blue in gradation. Glitter Green that changes color depending on the angle. Gray and Yellow in solid color.

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White Matte Black
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Metallic Red Metallic Blue
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Glitter Green Gray Yellow

※ About IZANAGI pattern
White and Matte Black are decorated with traditional Japanese patterns (hemp leaves). For the further look of the design, please check at your local dealers before purchasing. ※Below is an image.

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White Matte Black


Sizes : 3 sizes XS/S, S/M, L




* 1 Kabuto CONCEPT

Kabuto's proposal, for high-end models to select a helmet specialized for specific performance.

High performance model specialized for specific performance ↓

ULTRA COOL: ZENARD-EX with extreme cooling sensation

ULTRA LIGHT: FLAIR that is extremely light

ULTRA AERO: AERO-R1 with extreme aerodynamic performance



* 2 Boa® Fit System

The "Boa® Fit System" is customized to suit the characteristics and application of each product. The three elements: a fine-tuning dial, a lightweight and super-strong lace, and a guide to reduce frictional resistance are integrated, and provides you accurate and optimal perfect fit. "Boa®" is a registered trademark of Boa Technology.




* 3 MOFF®

"MOFF®" neutralizes and eliminates odor sources by using a new deodorizing method (nanotechnology) that is completely different from the conventional method. Compared to activated carbon, the effect is "10 times more of odor absorption rate" and "100 times more of adsorption degree". "MOFF®" is a registered trademark of ASICS Corporation.

* 4 A.I.Net

A.I. Net = Anti-Insect net is an inner pad that wraps the entire head with a hybrid structure of mesh net and cushion pad, mainly for the purpose of preventing insects from entering through the air intake.


When sweating from the body, "COOLMAX®" drains water to the outside, air enters from the outside, has the effect of cooling and drying, lowers body surface temperature, and exhibits an excellent moisture control function. "COOLMAX®" is a registered trademark of INVISTA.



*Start sales at registered stores from 2020 Spring

Color: White, Matte Black, Metallic Red, Metallic Blue, Glitter Green, Gray Yellow

Size: XS/S、S/M、L

Stabdard : JCF '(Japan Cycling Federation)


・The flagship model that combines "high performance" with an "excellent" feeling.
・ The interior design of the "floating structure" that maximizes the two elements, air cooling and fit.
・ Adopted large air inlet. Employs a reinforcement bridge that achieves both efficient air introduction and strength.
・ Air route design considered for the hot and humid Japanese summer.
・ Adopted "KBF-2" adjuster equipped with Boa® fit system.
・New mechanism that allows two-step wideth adjustment, Headrest & "8-step up and down" adjustment function.
・A chin strap with water repellency added to the deodorant fiber MOFF®.
・Three highly practical interiors that can be selected according to the application.
・Includes "Ultra Sweat Pad-03" that prevents sweat from entering the eyes from the forehead.
・Includes non-slip rubber to keep eyewear firm.


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