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Arai Defiant Character Helmet
  • Arai Defiant Character Helmet - Black
  • Arai Defiant Character Helmet - Black
  • Arai Defiant Character Helmet - Red
  • Arai Defiant Character Helmet - Red

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Arai Defiant Character Helmet

Designed specifically for the aesthetics and needs of street fighter and naked bike rider in mind, the new Arai Defiant Character is equally aggressive and feature rich, as one would expect from a new Arai helmet. Based on the fit and comfort of the Quantum, the Defiant was built for the upright riding position with its aggressive, integrated chin spoiler, which was designed specifically to guide wind around the neck and to improve the aerodynamic properties of the helmet. The Hyper Ridge Bumper circles the bottom of the shell both adding additional strength and also lowering the helmet's center of gravity, while flaring the helmet opening slightly to increase the ease of putting on, and taking off.

The Arai Defiant utilizes Arai's latest faceshield design, the SAI Max Vision Pinlock Shield with Brow Vents and includes Pinlock insert lens. The SAI Max Vision shield has been widened by 5mm left and right and offers one of the widest eyeports available for excellent peripheral vision.  


  • Aggressive new styling
  • Internals are redesigned with a focus on safety and comfort
  • Organic shell shape for superb energy management
  • New IC-4 Upper Intake vents seal more completely when closed
  • New ACR-4 flow thru exhaust vent allows greater air flow when open and reduces drag when closed
  • FCS R (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design has 5mm peel away micro fit layer for greater personal fit
  • Cheek pads feature contoured shape, multiple density foam layer supported by a patented spring
  • New shell shape is easier to put on and take off
  • New water repellent material along bottom edge
  • Pull down spoiler works with new flared bottom to increase helmet stability
  • SAI Max Vision® Brow Vent Pinlock anti-fog lens insert included
  • DOT and Snell 2010 certified
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Arai Defiant Character Helmet 4.4 5 5 5
Worthy of the Arai name This helmet is mostly what I expected. It can be used for cruising, which is how I ride - in a fairly upright position on a Night Rod - When I am not navigating the canyon roads. The air flows great through and around the helmet, and I don't feel like I have to fight to keep my head up or down at speed. I am not sure how well the venting system works, had it for about a month - as I ride to work and the speeds don't get very high. I don't feel like I am sweating in it like other helmets, so the venting system may work better than I thought. Love the pinlock visor system. Good peripheral vision. Very easy to see in most conditions. Doesn't fog in the morning with the 3 stage front vent. The helmet sits very light on my head and is hard to notice as I move my head back and forth, which I like. When the visor is down, it is very quiet - another plus. I am not sure how useful the extended skirt is. Cold is cold in the morning, and it really doesn't help from keeping the cold air out. I use it mostly to keep the noise out. Good product! Worthy of the Arai name, but pretty pricey!!! June 6, 2015
Arai did it again They did it again this helmet is great not loud at all inside while you're riding around and I suggest you purchase the visor with the sunscreen built into it again great product by arai couldn't be a better helmet out there. I've been running with the right helmets for 10 years now and this one is comfortable inside and the airflow is great!. May 5, 2015
Great product I've had an HJC, a Bell RS, and this helmet is the best one I've worn. Great airflow, super quiet, and very light and comfortable. I got the dark visor with it, and it looks absolutely amazing. Head turns from all over! May 3, 2014
High quality lite helmet Bar none my favorite helmet. Compared to my other Shoei helmets this Arai looks good, is quiet at speed, air-flow is good, very lite and the overall fit and finish is superb. You really get what you pay for with this helmet. The only gripe that I have is when the chin vent is open all the way small insects have a pretty unobstructed direct path to your chin and face. Arai should have put some sort of filter or mesh in the chin vent. March 19, 2014
Great looking helmet! Nice helmet but I wish that it were quieter. Nice features, great air flow, and outstanding visibility. August 5, 2013
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
glen g: awesome helmet very pleased Jul 27, 2015
MICHAEL C: the price and shipping efficiency is the best choice, beats all competition! Apr 20, 2015
Jas G: DOT approved, good reviews, and cheap price. Looks the best of all Arai helemts in my opinion. Apr 20, 2014
Myles H: arai makes good helmets. Aug 22, 2013
A shopper asked: What does the asian script along the bottom of the Arai Defiant Character helmet model mean? Aug 11, 2013
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Jeffrey L: Its the Japanese katakana characters for Arai ?=a ?=ra ?=i Aug 27, 2013
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Robert R asked: Love the red version of this helmet.... BUT... I was wondering, how close to the Ducati red is it match wise? I ride a 2013 Ducati monster 1100 evo in red. thanks Sep 17, 2013
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Robert C: It's a little darker than the Ducati red in my opinion. Mar 22, 2014
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Larry M: its two tone, blends in perfect with my white 899 panigale . beautiful helmet-watch the character video for actual colors. Mar 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: I know Arai makes different helmets for different bikes but I'm still confused on how your head shape is affected by which helmet is the best fit. I have a oval shaped head and have worn an Arai Corsair helmet for 15 years. It puts pressure on my forehead but if I pull it down enough the pain goes away, but I suspect I not only have the wrong helmet type now (I have a Duc Monster instead of my CBR) so I need the best helmet to fit my new bike and head shape. What do you recommend? Aug 30, 2014
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sherif E: Hi the definant is just what u need it fits great breathable nd comfortable , concerning the pressure from the corsair u should try to change the inner liner with a thinner one which is available at Revzilla most probably ull have the same problem with the defiant as it serves the same head size as the corsair if u ever find a problem with arai helmet fits try adjusting ur liner nd cheek pads thickness drive safe keep it on 2 wheels hope I've helped also would like to inform u that the defiant is a master pice for a street bike.
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Arai Helmet Sizing:

Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows. Pull the tape comfortably snug, and read the length.

Size Head (in) Head (cm)
2XS 20 - 20 1/2 51 - 52
XS 20 7/8 - 21 1/4 53 - 54
SM 21 5/8 - 22 55 - 56
MD 22 1/2 - 22 7/8 57 - 58
LG 23 1/4 - 23 5/8 59 - 60
XL 24 - 24 3/8 61 - 62
2XL 24 3/4 - 25 1/8 63 - 64
3XL 25 1/2 - 26 65 - 66

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

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Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / 2XS 886211 818839 Out of Stock
Black / XS 886212 818840 Out of Stock
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Black / MD 886214 818842 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / XL 886215 818844 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 2XL 886216 818845 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 3XL 886217 818845 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Red / 2XS 886218 818849 Out of Stock
Red / XS 886219 818850 Out of Stock
Red / SM 886220 818851 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Red / MD 901103 818852 Out of Stock
Red / LG 886221 818853 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Red / XL 886222 818854 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Red / 2XL 886223 818855 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Red / 3XL 886224 818856 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours