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The Arai RX-Q (the round-oval shaped cousin to the Signet-Q) is the product of a racing lineage going back to the late 1970’s. Since Arai’s inception, their RX Line of helmets has set an international standard for rider comfort and safety. The RX-Q is perfection incarnate, blending modern materials and safety features with decades of knowledge and racing heritage. The result are features like an eyeport designed to maximize peripheral vision, an aerodynamically tuned outer shell and a beautifully crafted and ultra comfortable liner. All these features, combined with industry-leading protection, provide riders with an unmatched level of safety and comfort.
Completely new helmet based on Corsair V shell
Same wider eyeport opening as Corsair V
Same face shield as the Corsair V
Intermediate Oval Fit (same head shape as Quantum 2)
Slightly different feel due to new cheek pads.
New cheek pads come down further and cradle the head better.
Made of a different density material which results in an extremely comfortable and quiet helmet
Smaller, More Aerodynamic shell shape
Hyper-Ridge circles lower shell to improve strength and aerodynamics
Retractable chin spoiler
Emergency Cheek Pad Removal system along with removable neck roll
One piece bottom edge trim
Race helmet for the street
5 unique size shells (XS, S, M/L, XL, XXL).
Weight :1597 grams (3 lbs. 8-1/4 oz)
The Arai RX-Q DNA Meets or exceeds SNELL 2010 and DOT specifications
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David Ryan S: My Girlfriend bought this for me on my birthdayNov 3, 2014
eddie: Style, size, Arai owner for years!Oct 29, 2014
Rick H: I have always used shoei and loved them but had the opportunity to try on the rx-q series and found it fit me better with no gap around the crown which I experienced with other manufacturers. Also the helmets are simply beautifulOct 14, 2014
Bryan S: helmet for my brother who just bought a bike.Oct 9, 2014
Mark w: I have only hear great things about Aria and wanted to try it out for myself (its worth every penny) Thanks RevzillaJun 8, 2014
Jeremy F: Arai is the best. Now I adventure tour. No longer tucked in on a track. The perfect helmet.May 12, 2014
Steven B: Best helmet manufacture out there, enough said.May 10, 2014
James H: I needed a new helmet. I have two cheapo helmets already, but I did not want to make that mistake again. I needed an excellent helmet for street use on a liter sport bike. Lightweight, secure fit, air flow, noise levels, safety, and durability were my search criteria. Loads of research led me to the Arai RX-Q.Apr 14, 2014
bhaktivedanta c: this is one of the best of the best helmets in the game safety first!!!!!!Apr 4, 2014
Miguel M: This is my second one. The best helmet by far on the marketMar 21, 2014
William W: I bought this helmet because I liked the graphics and aria is known to be one of the best but it was on the expensive side.I like my shoei qwuest helmets better and they cost less.Just ordered A RF1200 which I like the best so far.Jan 29, 2014
Cesar G: After reviewing every premium helmet in the market, for touring purposes, the RX-Q seems to be the best choice for safety and all around features.Dec 27, 2013
Casey B: had a shoei for several years put pressure on the front of my ear and thought thats just what helmets due found out aria uses a shaved like pad around the ears to stop that irritation of pressureDec 5, 2013
brandon s: trying different helmets. like the design, colors, etc. good Revzilla review well known brandOct 26, 2013
Anthony Y: Looks awesome! Fits my cbr 2012 pearl white.Oct 25, 2013
Aaron R: Its an Arai helmet... need I say more?Oct 3, 2013
Chris C: I found this helmet wonderful and for me Arai is the best helmet in the world, its look, its safety and design is incomparable.Sep 17, 2013
A shopper asked:Hello, I would love a Corsair V but unfortunately, the budget doesn't stretch that far. I was wondering if you would be able to tell me if Arai's RX-Q would be stable at track speeds? Bike is a cbr954
Marco S:I think it would be stable no problem. It's the 3rd helmet of this kind that I purchased, I used to have a Quantum E before and really liked them too.
The only problem I have with this RX-Q is that when riding I think it's a little noisy due to the wind that comes in from the back of my neck or side. When I lower my chin the noise disappears.
I suggest to weat some jacket or protection around the neck that stops the air flow and seals you neck a little more making less noisy. In the winter it would be ok but in the summer may be it's too hot.
Juan Pablo P:Hi, i had this helmet since may2012, i think that the corsair v is designed for the high speeds of a track, when im on my bike at 200km/h it doesnt feels so stable, the wind at that speed is pretty strong, i havent tried the corsair v, but reading about the helmet properties i think is much better at high speeds, maybe you can wait for a sale on corsair v models. CheersSep 5, 2013
Dave D:IMO, yes. The helmet is good about not wavering too much at high speed and head checks don't leave you feeling like your dome is about to rip off. Visibility is great and it's pretty comfortable when in a full tuck. Recommend getting a Pinlock shield if you're riding in anything but nice weather.Sep 6, 2013
FiFTyFooTFoX:I just got the RX-Q DNA Black, and it has a glossy clear coat with lots of metal flake. The video review of the DNA helmet on RevzillaTV YouTube channel shows how nice the finish is on this Arai product. I think giving that a watch will let you see exactly what you'll be getting.Jun 14, 2012
SpeedyTres:they have both gloss (diamond black and pearl black) and a matte version (frost black). I believe the diamond black has metallic flakes and they really come out in the sun (thats the one I own).Jun 8, 2012
Demitrious A:D, Charles, I have two of these helmets, one with a dark visor and the other with a clear visor. I have not had any trouble wearing glasses of any kind with this model of helmet. Glasses worn were both aviator style to Large Oakley Gas models. I also use the ear and mouth pieces of a Senna Bluetooth system on both these helmets as well, and still am comfortable. I've only ever worn Arai helmets over the last 20 years of riding bikes, due to their fit and comfort, RX-Q7's for sport bikes, and these RX-Q's for both sport and more upright fitting street bikes.Aug 15, 2014
RevZilla:The RX-Q is a top of the line street helmet that is designed for a more upright riding position while the RX-7 and the new Corsair V are better suited to track and aggressive street riding. The only thing the Arai RX-Q and the RX-7 have in common is their internal shapes (although the RX-7 is a little rounder), besides that similarity they are totally different. Both the Corsair V and the RX-Q vent very well and have greater outward visibility compared to RX-7.May 2, 2012
A shopper asked:Hi, I am currently using a Scorpion EXO 1000 on my BMW K1200S. At higher speeds (and medium) I find it very noisy. I have been looking at AGV's GP-Tech, Arai's Q and also Schubert. I am wearing fitted earplugs but they start hurting after a few hours of riding. What would you recommend? Thanks, Hans.Jun 8, 2011
Chris L.:Hans, If you ride a K1200S then you ride in a more tucked position, right? Like a sport bike style of riding? The RX-Q is a great helmet and is very quiet when the vents are not open, but there is something you should consider here...the RX-Q is designed for an upright riding position, aka touring position. The vent is located further back on the top of the helmet and won't be of much use to you in a tucked position. The Schubert is the same style...for touring. Look for helmets designed for your type of riding, where the vents are forward.
As for ear plugs. I stopped wearing the expensive fitted plugs for the same reason you site. Instead, I use a an ear plug made of natural fibers and bees wax (yes, bees wax) which easily molds to the shape of my ears, and I can wear them for 10 hours without any problem with discomfort at all.Jun 9, 2011
A shopper asked:Hi really keen to buy the Arai RX-Q DNA Black. When selecting it says you have none in stock. How much longer you guys think it will take to re-stock? COuld you please let me know asap when it arrives as I would definately like to place an order for size-Medium.