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Arai Defiant Pro-Cruise Bold Helmet
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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.  


  • 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 2010 certified

Arai Helmet Sizing:

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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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Arai Defiant Pro-Cruise Bold Helmet 4.7 5 123 123
solid Nice as any Arai. The extended chin bar works as advertised. I think it's the best looking helmet in the Arai line. I have no idea why they don't put padding over the chinstrap like on every other helmet I've had. It becomes irritating unless I set it on the loose side. The eye port curves upward at the periphery and makes head-checking harder but I'm coming from a dual sport helmet with crazy visibility. It's not loud or quiet. There's a breezy noise all the time - not bad. Vents like a champion. Overall a good buy, mean looking helmet, high quality with some typical Arai design gimmicks: funky face shield, harsh chinstrap, dopey retractable chin spoiler, etc. It's a keeper. November 25, 2015
Great Helmet Best fit of any helmet I have owned! Fantastic quality. Great airflow. November 9, 2015
Great Helmet I love this helmet, from the ventilation, visibility, weight, style, comfort and protection. If you can afford it buy it. October 22, 2015
Excellent Choice, but a little too much airflow After riding about 1000+ miles with the Defiant, I am very pleased with my purchase. Previously I had a Snell rated helmet but the feel, comfort, and weight of the Defiant is light years ahead of the other helmet, which was a great helmet too. I live in Colorado so the weather varies. Currently fall is upon us which makes for cool mornings and hot afternoons. The Defiant works in the varying conditions well and the Pro-Cruise shield helps me transition from early morning to the day with no problems too. The Pinlock shield is works beautifully as the shield has not fogged up once sitting at stop lights. The only issue I have, and it's likely just a personal preference, but the airflow is almost too much in the cool mornings, even with all vents closed and the shield locked. I have found a work around though, by wearing a thermal head liner. Overall this is a great helmet and would recommend it to anyone. October 21, 2015
expensive but good This is my first high end helmet. I like the style, vision out the visor. I first bought the Shoei RF-1200 but exchanged it for this one because the head padding in the Shoei was not fixed and it would move in such a way that it would block the air intake vent holes. The Arai has much better venting and living in the Houston area it is really hot during the day. Couple of things that I don't like: The visor is hard to flip back up once locked down. I usually don't lock it down and just ride with it cracked. The padding around the cheeks is pretty tight. I peeled away the 5mm layers that are designed to come off and they are still tight. We'll see if they break in more over time. I like the chin strap. It doesn't rub or irritate my neck. Then venting is nice, especially the temple vents. Noise level is okay but I've really determined a lot of noise comes from turbulence around you. I ride a suzuki m50 with a screen and if I stand up on my pegs on the highway and put my head in clear air it's amazing how quiet everything gets. The pull down chin thing feature is a joke and does nothing. Arai would have been better off adding a good wind curtain like the rf-1200. Overall its a good helmet. The price is high though. October 19, 2015
You get what you pay for. This helmet is comfortable, if you are going to be wearing a helmet for any extended period of time, most helmets start to have pressure points that will start to bother you, even when properly fitted. This isn't the case here. It is also surprisingly cool due to fantastic venting. If you are more interested in protecting your head than saving a buck I would recommend this helmet to anyone. October 5, 2015
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
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 10, 2015
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B U: 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. Aug 29, 2015
david f: went with KTM super duke, didn't get good fit Jul 17, 2015
Damien B: Style and reputation of manufacturer. Previous two helmets are Arai products. May 12, 2015
Tim W: The style and comfort of Aria... Second to no one... Mar 25, 2015
Keith B B: Type motorcycle coupled with Arai Quality and Arai Name behind the product... Mar 12, 2015
Jimmy O asked: The Aria Signet Q helmet. Will the attachable Aria Sun shield work on this helmet as well? Mar 19, 2015
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Keith B B: 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... Mar 19, 2015
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Jimmy O: Well than my quest is over. Now for my credit card. Appreciate the help Keith.
Mar 19, 2015
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