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Arai Defiant Pro-Cruise Bold Helmet

Designed specifically for the aesthetics and needs of street fighter and naked bike riders but with the added functionality of a built-in sun shade, the Arai Defiant Pro-Cruise Helmet is aggressive and feature rich as one would expect from any Arai helmet. The Defiant Pro-Cruise Helmet expands the functionality of the first generation Arai Defiant Helmets by adding the Arai Pro Shade system, which operates as both a peak and as a sun shade. The Pro Shade System is a small peak that is locked in position. Unlocking is easy; just pull the Pro Shade System forward, then it can be flipped down with a flick of the hand to act as an effective sun-visor. 

Based on the fit and comfort of the Quantum, the Arai Defiant Pro-Cruise 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 Pro-Cruise Helmet 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.  

Features:

  • Pro Shade System for dual sun-blocking capabilities
  • Eco-Pure Liner is anti-microbial
  • Ear pockets have been redesigned to better accept communication speakers for a more comfortable fit
  • Internals are redesigned with a focus on safety and comfort
  • Organic shell shape for superb energy management
  • IC-4 Upper Intake vents seal more completely when closed
  • 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
  • Shell shape is easier to put on and take off than previous helmets
  • 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 2015 certified
4.6 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Arai Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
2XS 51 - 52
XS 53 - 54
SM 55 - 56
MD 57 - 58
LG 59 - 60
XL 61 - 62
2XL 63 - 64
3XL 65 - 66

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

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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5 / 5
Great helmet
I bought the helmet based on Arai's reputation for safety and their design of this helmet for naked/minimally faired bikes. Watch the video to see just how much technology is in this helmet. It is well worth the price.
August 19, 2015
Ride:
2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
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Excellent product!
I don't usually review purchases, but this helmet is remarkable. I just got back into riding after a 3 year hiatus, starting out with my 11 year-old Shoei RF-1000 (oops - to old I know). I thought that was a great helmet, but on my new bike (Triumph Street Triple R) it was bobbing all over the place and I had trouble keeping my chin down. I used the videos on Revzilla and went for this helmet since it was designed for naked bike riding. On the first ride, the difference was remarkable. Super stable at speed with no chin lift at all. It was a hot day, vents were open and I thought the airflow wasn't bad - and then I stopped and started pouring sweat. Clearly the airflow was much better than I realized. It is very light and fits my average shape head well. I went on a 150 mile 80-90 degree ride last weekend and I almost forgot I had it on until a giant bug hit me right in front of the right eye. I like the proshade system as well. From the outside it is a bit weird that it doesn't provide complete coverage but from the inside I didn't really notice. Obviously a pricey helmet, but for me the features are worth it. It also looks good and matches my matte graphite bike perfectly. Revzilla also did a price match for me when I found it cheaper somewhere else, which was awesome. Highly Recommended.
June 8, 2015
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Glad I upgraded
I was hesitant to spend the premium price on a helmet. After having ridden in it for 600 miles I am glad I did. The quality and comfort of this helmet is by far the best I have ever had. The peripheral vision is excellent and I really like the pro-cruise shade, it also gives me cutouts for my speakers! The ventillation is spectacular. Best money I have spent yet!
July 19, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2013 Suzuki C90T Boulevard
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
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5 / 5
simply, i love it
everything as expected, slightly large, great material, good locks, and really light and comfy
I highly recommend it
April 19, 2016
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Great Style, Great Protection
Having owned other Arai helmets, I liked the styling and pro-shade features of the Defiant so I decided to purchase and I was not disappointed. This helmet fits very similar to the Signet Q and is very quiet on the road. The looks are killer. As Anthony mentions in his video, although the helmet is finished in mat colors, there is a hint of metallic in the finish to add more pop to the overall look. The Pro-shade works great but isn't a very dark tint and I like to wear my sunglasses under the shade on bright sunny days. The shade coverage is adequate but could drop a bit further down the mask.
Overall, this is a high end, high quality helmet that is very comfortable and quiet.
August 9, 2015
Ride:
2012 BMW S1000RR
Bang For The Buck
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Good but not great
Helmet is noisy and doesn't cover the entire chin. Comfort is good and protection I can't say as I haven't had to use that. But from what i read its great protection. It also leaves a slight mark on my right chin not sure if the padding is un-even.
This is a good helmet but for the price I think one can do better. I will certainly look for something quieter, and lighter in future.
The quality of materials is good and construction is solid.
June 28, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
Bang For The Buck
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like all Arai good helmet
je trouve que les ouvertures dans la visière, en haut des yeux ne son pas assez hermétique ça fait un courant d air dans le casque.
fabien quiles
May 25, 2015
Ride:
2015 KTM 1290 Super Duke R
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This is a good helmet, good fit. But not sure about the noise. Too noisy for me.
cfusionusa on Jul 1, 2016
Arai name and reputation for quality. Nice features with the flip down sun visor. Great looking helmet and color (Bold Orange Frost)!
Timothy S on Feb 16, 2016
This is a good helmet, good fit. But not sure about the noise. Too noisy for me.
cfusionusa on Jul 1, 2016
Reviews and the look is what i was going for. Also, the featured external visor
Evan C on Apr 29, 2016
Arai name and reputation for quality. Nice features with the flip down sun visor. Great looking helmet and color (Bold Orange Frost)!
Timothy S on Feb 16, 2016
I have a co-worker that rides also. He recommended the Arai helmets. After doing research I concurred and ordered one. I am very pleased with my purchase. It fits well, very comfortable. I hope I never need the protection, but am glad I have it if needed.
BC048 on Aug 29, 2015
went with KTM super duke, didn't get good fit
david f on Jul 17, 2015
Style and reputation of manufacturer. Previous two helmets are Arai products.
Damien B on May 12, 2015
The style and comfort of Aria... Second to no one...
Tim W on Mar 25, 2015
Type motorcycle coupled with Arai Quality and Arai Name behind the product...
Keith B B on Mar 12, 2015
Reviews and the look is what i was going for. Also, the featured external visor
Evan C on Apr 29, 2016
I have a co-worker that rides also. He recommended the Arai helmets. After doing research I concurred and ordered one. I am very pleased with my purchase. It fits well, very comfortable. I hope I never need the protection, but am glad I have it if needed.
BC048 on Aug 29, 2015
The Aria Signet Q helmet. Will the attachable Aria Sun shield work on this helmet as well?
JimmyO on Mar 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have the Defiant model, if Arai says sun shield will fit the SQ I would wager it will... For what it's worth I love the sun shield, very useful up and down - bought my wife exact same helmet with sun shield...
What is the particular blemish to this helmet?
Very interested. Thanks, Bruce
Bruce D on May 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I try in english....but i m not good......
For the model Defiant....not Blemish.....is t not de model...is Arais.....for look the shield....to small...delicat...Simpson helmet this systeme are better.....Arai are the best helmet for me...i have 6 Arai helmet since i m young....but the look systeme for the shield i never like this but the helmet are so good....i never buy and other than Arai......
I hope you can anderstand my english.
And about Revzilla...you r the top.??