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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
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Arai Defiant Pro-Cruise Bold Helmet 4.6 5 118 118
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
This a great helmet!!!! No need to carry 2 visors. The shade feature is excellent and has great visibility. Helmet is very comfortable and fits great. The only concern I have is when using my Sena 20s, the speakers do not sit far enough in without bothering my ears. I had to modify the depth to make them fit better. I called Arai to see if the 15mm cheek pads have a thinner base, but they said that the only difference is the thickness of the removable pads. Other than this, this is an excellent product. September 22, 2015
Insane Air Flow. I have this helmet for 2 months now and it is very different from anything I ever had. Air flow was mindblowing first time I got up to 50 mph. Air blows from every angle and and sometimes straight into your eyes. You cannot completely seal this helmet. Even with all vents closed there is more airflow than my Shoei RF1100. This is great helmet in the summer at moderate speed but I can't imagine wearing this helmet on a long trip. Dark visor screen works good when it's down but makes noise at higher speed if you have it lifted. I don't ride without earplugs. Styling is superb. If it matters, I get a lot of compliments. Interior is very luxurious and has by far best feel from any helmet I use. There is only one pressure point on my forehead that feels uncomfortable after about an hour. Other than that very good fit. If you like lots of Air in your face this is your helmet. If you ride in cold days like I do, make a pass or use this as a second helmet. September 17, 2015
Fits a great niche So...I researched & tried on all sorts of helmets when it came time to pick up a new bucket to replace an old Shoei. At some point, the options become almost overwhelming. I eventually narrowed my choice down to a handful of manufacturers, all of whom had great reputations for safety. My key criteria, after safety, was flow-through/coolness, wind aerodynamics, & overall comfort. The Defiant ended up making the final cut because it vents so well & because it's terrific at highway speeds. It's also super comfortable. Here are the possible downsides: the styling may not be for everyone. It's a little aggressive and un-Arai-looking, but to each his own. It's also not the quietest helmet out there, but it's not bad. If you're looking for a helmet to keep your melon cool when riding upright-ish & exposed to the wind, aren't willing to compromise on safety & aren't super budget restricted, make sure to try a Defiant. September 13, 2015
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
I am happy! This helmet has everything I wanted. Safety, looks, features. I ride daily to work and am enjoying a more quiter ride with almost zero head shake. Some of that can also be attributed to the PUIG windscreen I also installed. I let my wife wear it once and she likes it too. August 16, 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.
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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

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