Arai RX-Q DNA Helmet
I highly recommend this helmet. I traded up from an ICON Airmada to this and the amount of features alone for airflow in incredible. This thing is so well balanced that your head doesn't feel bogged down. You must ensure you have a proper fit. Go to a dealer and do your due diligence by having them size you up. Then come and order from Revzilla :). Seriously though, I was riding with a helmet too large for me for almost two years before I decided to get measured and getting an Arai that's properly fitted makes all the difference with airflow issues.
January 25, 2015
Nice helmet, hi-viz yellow with black still looks great, not like a bus.
I like the Arai fine, the one real drawback is you can't really wear sunglasses with it as it doesn't have enough room.
December 28, 2014
My Go-To Hot Weather Helmet
This is my second Arai helmet - while they are noisier than my other helmets - the air flow is excellent and I am very comfortable in hot weather. In the fall my face can go numb on colder days so I switch to my other brand helmets. Got a Triumph Daytona this summer and this Union Jack design goes perfectly with it!
December 14, 2014
Shield fogs up on colder days. I need to get a pinlock, but knew that going into it. Other than that, love everything about the helmet. It was tight out of the box, but formed perfectly to my face after a three hour ride. Glad I did not try to adjust the padding at the cheeks. Broke in perfectly.
December 12, 2014
I have always worn an Arai will continue to buy the best
Fit, finish and protection are the best. If I were to voice a complaint it would be the wind noise level which is slightly high. I have landed on my head more than once and have never had a head injury or concussion.
December 8, 2014
Fast ship. Item came nicely packaged as expected from a company of quality. Fit and finish were right on. As far as road noise I did not notice more noise than other helmets I've purchased in the past. Very happy with helmet.
November 17, 2014
Great helmet - some minor issues
I agree with the reviewers here this is really a great helmet. The issues I have had are with the chin vent. It is made from brittle plastic and the housing is very thin in places. One day I went to flip up the shield and my glove snagged on the vent - this happened very easily - and 'pop' the vent housing broke. The plastic housing is incredibly thin, made from very brittle plastic. That's OK I'll just order a new part and pop it in but you can't replace this part on your own the helmet must go to Arai for service. Thats OK too but a couple issues - first I raised an on line ticket. It took a few days to get a response so while waiting I called them and got a return # and sent the helmet in. I was assured the helmet would be in one day and out the next but that is not the case - it has been there for three days without yet being looked at let alone fixed. Turns out Arai USA support is a small operation - they probably get few service calls due to the quality of the helmets.
The chin vent part could be better designed with better materials and could be owner replaceable. If I had not had this issue I would never have known and my score would be across the board 5*. Service could be better and plastic components could be sturdier.
November 16, 2014
There's no reason to go on and on and be really specific. Simply put the workmanship and quality of materials are obvious. The attention to all the little details that were put into crafting the helmet really speaks to the care that Arai takes in their manufacturing. The price is the only negative but you will not be let down by feeling you didn't get your money's worth. Easily recommended with no hesitation.
November 12, 2014