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Arai Defiant Pro Cruise 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 Helmet 4.9 5 8 8
It's the One i had ordered and shipped 7 other helmets and the this the final try was the one and by far better fit and function than all the others. Thanks RevZilla for your great shipping and return policy. July 6, 2015
Worth the money Excellent all-round lid. Great air circulation, comfort and vision. June 9, 2015
Pro cruise I expect nothing less from a premium helmet!! The only downgrades I give this helmet in the sound is there is a whistle when I turn my head and look to change lanes, it comes from the two vents on top. It happens only in a speed range. so if you can deal with that, it's a night and day improvement over my last icon, form, function, fit and finish May 5, 2015
Happy with my Helmet Purchase I was considering this purchase for a few months. I needed a new helmet when I realized that I had bought 2 other helmets, Aria Quantum 2 and a Shoei RF1100, in the wrong size. I bought both in large. I was looking at this helmet for a while as it was closer to my head shape and had the new pinlock and shade system. I have put a few hundred miles on it and It is a great helmet. Very comfortable and plenty of air flow. A bit too much if its a little chilly, sub 40 degrees. Its also a bit noisy at speed so you may want to consider ear plugs. The visor is awesome. I thought i wouldn't like the way the shade works as it covers a bit more than the top half of the shield but it is actually perfect. It blocks that sun and that's what i wanted. At dusk I can lift the shade and I have a clear view when it starts to get dark. I am glad I purchased it. April 28, 2015
You Get What You Pay For! I've owned Arai helmets for over 20 years. When I found Revzilla, I thought I'd try to find a comparable helmet to Arai for less money. Also, I was curious about other brands. This is the 3rd helmet I purchased from Revzilla in 6 months! I bought 1) Shark Speed-R; 2) Bell Bullitt; 3) Arai Defiant Pro-Cruise. I've ridden with all three helmets now what have I learned after spending over $1450 in helmets in just 6 months? I will only buy Arai Helmets for the rest of my life! While the Shark has a nifty drop down sun-visor, and it's shape fit me fine, the interior padding does not feel all encompassing like Arais. The venting also doesn't work very well. I do like the 3mm main visor and that it comes with a pinlock lens. The Shark suit me fine but the cheek pads never did break in and the inside corners would press against my sinus cavities causing discomfort. I tried different cheek pads and it only changed the way the helmet fit on my face. The Bell Bullitt seemed great. Nice retro-styling and the interior is advertised as "super premium". Wrong. It feels crunchy, thin, and cheap inside. The material is abrasive and rough. The helmet is also more of a "long oval" fit, while I'm more of a "round neutral" head. I would've loved to return it but alas I took it for a test ride and Revzilla does not accept helmets that have been ridden with for returns. Sure I could've lied but that would've made me a schmuck! Luckily enough, Revzilla was kind enough to give me a token of appreciation in the form of Zilla dollars and turns out, my wife's head fits in the Bell just fine! Yay! This helmet is everything Arai is. Light, safe, super comfortable, and has a few new gadgets like the external sun-visor. Very superlative used to describe Arai Helmets is TRUE! I've learned the very expensive, time consuming, hard way! If you find a helmet that fits well and you enjoy riding in it, stick to it! For me, Arai Helmets are worth EVERY PENNY and I will never stray again. The interior is actually super plush and feels great. The venting is what I remember with my old helmets, you can really feel the air flowing! My ONLY grip was covered by Anthony in the video. The lower corners of the sun-visor, when down, are cut a little high. It would've been really nice if the sun-visor covered the entire shield or was cut just a 1/4" longer in the corners! With this helmet I also purchased a Sena SMH10R Bluetooth kit. Though easy to install, in theory, it took me a while because I wanted to get everything in just right. Great combo btw! April 3, 2015
Best Helmet I own I have several helmets in my closet: Shoei RF1000, RF1100 and a J-Cruise. I also have a Bell Rogue and an RS-1. Mostly I use the J-Cruise as it is my favorite helmet lately. I've been riding for over a decade and have had many different type of bikes from nakeds to sport bikes and now a Harley. Obviously different bikes lend themselves to different patterns of air flowing over them. What I like most about this helmet is how it works perfectly for bikes without fairings or windscreens. On my Harley I dont have a windscreen. Obviously, when you reach certain speeds the air just wallops you and your helmet goes anywhere it wants. This helmet seems unaffected by any air coming at it. So much so, that on one of my first rides with it, there was a considerable gust of wind coming from my side while on the highway. My bike kept getting pushed over with each gust but my helmet never swayed one bit. I also noticed being able to go faster without feeling like my helmet was getting pushed back. This was a situation where I thought I was going fast but realized I was going about 10-15mph faster than I normally would have at that point but didnt feel like I was. The airflow is just amazing like I just said. I knew this helmet was designed for bikes with more of an upright seating position but never realized how much a difference it could make. The other great thing about this helmet is how much airflow inside the helmet it allows. It really feels like a fan is sitting inside the helmet blowing on your face and over your head. This brings to one caveat though, its either a decent amount of airflow or none at all. I cant recommend this helmet for cold weather riding as it does feel like a freezer inside. If you close all the vents then it gets very stuffy. The other caveat because of all the venting is there is a slight ability to get more wind noise inside the helmet. I wear earplugs so its not much of a concern but its a bit more noticeable than my other full face helmets. For me its a fair tradeoff. The visor on this works great. It closes with a confident click and locks into position. The shaded visor on top really works well when flipped down however there might be some times when you can see the lower part of it. When flipped up though it has no effect on airflow over the helmet and clicks positively out of the way. Ultimately, I really like the design of this helmet, Everything was done with all types of riding in mind. The fit and finish is absolutely top notch. I even accidentally dropped the helmet on my first ride and cracked the rear air vent cover. I got that easily replaced through Arai and installed it in a couple minutes. I really like that features like this are on the helmet. I can only recommend this helmet with full confidence. This is my favorite helmet now and I hope others discover it for themselves. February 9, 2015
So glad I went with the Defiant I had a difficult time deciding between the Signet and Defiant. I was just at the end of the 5-7 year life with my Quantum 2. RevZilla Staff: A+++ I'm impressed with their passion and product knowledge. They pushed me in the Defiant direction after chatting about my riding style. Helmet: Noise is about the same as all my Arai's. I always wear earplugs so not really an issue with me. P.S. Earplugs safe your hearing later in life. I work in and around helicopters all day and ride a motorcycle daily. I need my hearing. The pin-lock system is outstanding. Pro-Shield- Have to get use to it, as it' s a little awkward at first since you have light below. That said it's nice to have a that shade on the outside. I have found the inside helmet shades to be poor quality. I hope the transition pin-lock comes out soon as i want to pare the both of them together as I ride into the sun on my morning commute. Venting- Best I have ever had. I kept the vents closed for about an hour in 60 degree weather. Opened them up and WOW... had to close them because my head was getting cold. I attached a Sena communicator on it in about 6 minutes. Pockets work perfect for the speakers. Now I have only put about 200 miles on this helmet so I will make an update if needed in a few thousand miles..... January 30, 2015
This product is very comfortable So far the 2 times I used it this helmet meets all my expectation. It's comfortable, light weight and it looks good compare to my Hjc-16. This helmet is perfect for a upright position motorcycle. I ride the 2015 Yamaha FZ-07. November 17, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
rob c: great look and reputation. Mar 19, 2015
N O: Built in speaker pockets, tinted visor, pin lock capability, Arai helmet quality and performance. I have been wearing Arai helmets for 20 years, there is no equal. Feb 21, 2015
jeffrey p: because I have 2015 Yamaha fz 07. its a naked bike the helmet I have now is not very good for this bike. Oct 30, 2014
A shopper asked: Was wondering if the shield from the Arai Defiant would also fit the Arai Defiant Pro? I like the features of the Pro, and I know it has the flip down sun shade, but would like the option of a darker or even mirrored shield. Thanks Mike, NC Mar 29, 2015
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Chris H asked: Is the Pro-Cruise helmet going to be available in any other colors (i.e. white) anytime soon? Also, could the cheek pads from a regular Defiant be replaced with those from the Pro-Cruise to accommodate a speaker system? Dec 27, 2014
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satya a: I'm also interested to find out if this comes in solid white or silver. Jun 4, 2015
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A shopper asked: Can the ProShade System be removed if one doesn't like it? To make it look like a regular Defiant. Jul 6, 2015
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Dan D: I haven't removed or wanted too. I am guessing you could but, if you don't like it I would suggest selling it and getting a regular shield. I found this article that explains cleaning the shield www webbikeworld com/r5/arai-pro-shade-review/. Jul 6, 2015
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Robert J: Yes, But why would you want to? Buy a regular Defiant instead.
The pro shade works great! Easy to flip us and down give just enough shade
Jul 6, 2015
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chuck t: yes it is a great helmet i tired 7 others, this one is best Jul 6, 2015
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Kwame F asked: Hey guys, does the face shield LOCK? Jan 27, 2015
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alexander d: Are you asking about the clear shield or the shade part above? Are you asking if it(either one) locks in the closed or open position? Jan 27, 2015
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Kwame F: Thanks for the response, I really meant the clear shield locking in the down position. Jan 27, 2015
alexander d: Technically, it does lock with a little click by a little plastic teardrop on the left side bottom of the clear piece. To lift the shield you have to kind of pop and pull out this little piece. Additionally, you can slide this little piece forward to be able to lock the shield in a slightly cracked position in order to get a little more air inside(not that you need it since it vents better than any helmet I've ever had). Jan 27, 2015
Kwame F: Thanks again, yeah my current helmet's shield doesn't lock and at faster speeds it tends to crack open and let in a gust of air into your eyes. Im looking for something that locks down so this sounds like a candidate. Jan 27, 2015
Chris H: Locks in the upright position Jan 28, 2015
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A shopper asked: Is this helmet also ECE R22-05 certified? May 7, 2015
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Robert J: It is Shell and DOT not sure of ECE certification, sorry May 7, 2015
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Paul C asked: What's the difference between the
Signet Q and the Defiant?
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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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