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Arai RX-Q DNA Helmet

Designed for the street without giving up the benefits of a racing helmet.

  • 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
  • Advanced ventilation
  • 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)
  • Meets or exceeds SNELL 2010 and DOT specifications
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Arai RX-Q DNA Helmet 4.8 5 253 253
As Advertised Fits a little more snug then my Vector but should break in about right. Little tight around the top. Really appreciate the time and energy Revzilla/Anthony puts into video information. Almost as good as being in the store. Often times better info then you get from some brick and mortar stores in person. Thanks for all your research. April 14, 2014
Arai RXQ DNA This is an Arai RXQ helmet. There are many like it, but this is mine. Seriously, Arai is the best helmet for the money. All of the hype is true. The noise level, protection, widest peripheral, everything they say it is. Buy one, you won't be disappointed. February 17, 2014
Arai RX-Q Excelent fit and finish! RX-Q Medium fit me perfect, very very quiet, features are excellent. Can't wait to wear it on extended ride! April 2, 2014
Great Quality and Customer Service. I seriously love this helmet. Before owning this helmet I had a Scorpion, which I HATED. It gave me headaches all the time and it would make my ride shorter because I'd find myself going home to take it off. So, that's when I decided to invest into a good helmet. Not only does this helmet fit wonderfully, the design is awesome and its super light weight. I got mine at the Revzilla store in Philadelphia. Not only are the employees knowledge about the products, their customer service is awesome and I will definitely being going back there again. March 30, 2014
Product is tight to head compared to others of same size Product is tight to head compared to others of same size March 24, 2014
Great helmet I never knew what I was missing until I tried this helmet on. It really makes a huge difference to wear something that's light, comfortable, has great air flow, and with the assurance that you're paying for the protection of your head. I didn't mind paying a little more money for these features at all. I have a slightly round head, generally I would consider it small to medium and the medium size fits perfect. It's also very quiet compared to other helmets I've had (all cheap sub $200). I usually still use earplugs or in-ear headphones and they fit much better than other helmets I've had. There is a space around your ears which I find very comfortable. Surprising amount of air flow, and the vented lens keeps it from fogging up at all. Overall I'm very happy with this helmet, I would buy it again. March 18, 2014
For a big guy/fits great! Had a tone of helmets, i am a big guy with a 8 1/4 ball cap head, very round head. I am short and stocky not much neck, this helot is the best fitting, comfortable, and best view(because i can't turn my neck as much due to big body and stomach) it gives more view than any other helmet i have had. Plus i live on the coast, were fogging up is a big problem, not so with this helmet. February 24, 2014
Arai makes the best helmets at good value for the money I have ridden about 10k miles with the Arai RX-Q. I have ridden through torrential down pours, 100 degree plus heat, and near freezing all with great results. My only negative would be the air flow isn't always enough in very hot weather. This is a minor complaint. I can ride for hours and hours and be perfectly comfortable, the fit is near perfect. I considered the Schuberth, but couldn't justify the extra $$$'s. Great helmet and I love hi-viz! February 15, 2014
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Arai RX-Q DNA Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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 market Mar 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 pressure Dec 5, 2013
brandon s: trying different helmets.
like the design, colors, etc.
good Revzilla review
well known brand
Oct 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

Cheers
Sep 5, 2013
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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.

The Helmet overall is great.

Marco
Sep 6, 2013
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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. Cheers Sep 5, 2013
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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
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John C: I have a Daytona 675R . My RXQ has been stable at speeds over 100mph. Great helmet.

Sep 5, 2013
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A shopper asked: I'm looking at getting the black version of this helmet. Do you have one on hand that you can look at and let me know if the paint is a matte finish or gloss? Thanks! Oct 5, 2011
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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
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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
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AtomAnt: Hi Kahlil,

The finish on the RX-Q is gloss and the finish is flawless. The colors have a micro metallic fleck in them, which is very subtle and is perfectly done.
Apr 2, 2012
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AliB: The finish of the Arai RX-Q DNA helmet is gloss black. The finish is more akin to the Arai "diamond" finish you find on the RX-Q Solid helmet in Diamond Black. Oct 5, 2011
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A shopper asked: Differend Spec Feb 23, 2012
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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
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AtomAnt: Different application, ie: riding style. Apr 2, 2012
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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
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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
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GilOliveira: Completely... it is a beatiful helmet and very security. Jun 15, 2011
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A shopper asked: How is the venting on this helmet? Mar 20, 2013
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RevZilla: While they are both awesome helmets that will perform very well in the tuck position, the RX-Q is a bit more round than the X-11 (and the new X12). Mar 22, 2013
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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.

Cheers!!
Oct 26, 2011
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Chris K: We will send you a notification when these are back in stock in your size. Oct 28, 2011
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Adult Helmets

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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Black / LG 783272 A21314 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
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Black / 2XL 783274 A21316 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
White / XS 783275 A21321 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
White / SM 783276 A21322 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
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White / LG 783278 A21324 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / XL 783279 A21325 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
White / 2XL 783280 A21326 Available: Usually ships in 1-2 business days