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Arai RX-Q DNA Helmet

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.

Features:

  • 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)
  • The Arai RX-Q DNA Meets or exceeds SNELL 2010 and DOT specifications
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Arai RX-Q DNA Helmet 4.9 5 313 313
Great field of vision, very comfortable been a long time arai fan, very happy with the field of view and fit. suprised by how quiet it is too - great buy! April 13, 2015
Nice Italian Helmet I've had two Shoei helmets in the past and needing a new helmet I wanted to try an Arai. The Arai RX-Q fits a whole lot better than my other Shoei helmets. Because of Arai's fitment guide I was able to go down one size and that made for a perfect fit on my head and it feels a lot lighter also . The Arai is not noisy, peripheral vision is good and I can wear my glasses when I have it on. And hey, I had to get an Italian helmet when I'm on my Vespa. Molto Bene Arai! March 30, 2015
Nice I ride a triumph street triple (fairly upright position). This helmet cuts through the wind nicely. It's been fairly cold, so I hope it lives up to its reviews of having nice ventilation. The visor is pretty easy to swap. The black looks great with gold visor March 2, 2015
Great airflow Extremely comfortable and light weight and it flows a ton of air. Only negative would be the D ring strap is not lined and it rubs on the jaw bone, but not a huge problem. Overall a great product. February 23, 2015
Excellent choice! Extremely satisfied! This helmet fits excellently and is well worth the cost. It is extremely comfortable and has plenty of airflow to keep you from fogging up the face shield. February 16, 2015
Replaced an Arai Quantum II The Arai Quantum II was the only helmet that really fit my head shape, so I was very sad when it was discontinued. I also have the Shuberth C3, which is ok for a couple of hours but has several problems. The Arai was the go-to helmet for extended travel. I called the Revzilla rep asking which helmet most closely resembled the fit of the Q2. He gave me two models, an HJC and this one. I checked both online and ordered the RX-Q. I'm so happy I called! The RX-Q fits just like my old Q2. I got the black pearl which is the sweet spot between matte and shiny. February 10, 2015
If you need a somewhat round head shape helmet and live in North America, get this now. I bought this helmet (in the Hi Viz Fluorescent Yellow) because of the company's reputation and because the RX-Q is one of the few remaining North American market helmets for my head shape. I have an ICON Airmada and Schuberth S2, yet this has already become my favorite helmet. It is the closest fit for my round head, has very good build quality, and it flows air very well. Background: the Airmada is famous for being one of the best bang-for-your-buck helmets as well providing tremendous air flow. The S2 is famous for being very quiet and having top-notch build quality. Unfortunately, neither of those helmets fit my round head shape. I developed hot spots after 90 minutes of riding in them - which was fine for most trips. Still, I needed a helmet for all-day riding. My head shape is round as is common in Asia. However, in North America and Europe, long oval and intermediate oval are more common thus Arai, Shoei, and others specifically distribute helmets for head shapes according to each region. The Arai Quantum II was perfect for my head shape (I tried on my friend's). Sadly, it was discontinued and its indirect replacement is the RX-Q which is in between a Round and Intermediate Oval. I had a choice: see if the RX-Q was round enough for my head, or buying an Arai from Japan which has several Round-shape models for her market. I chose the former option because I love Revzilla. How it feels: The fit of the helmet was slightly less comfortable than the Quantum II, but much better than the S2 and Airmada which are intermediate oval. No hot spots after several hours. The quality and vibrant Hi Viz paint-job on this is easily apparent, and motorists kept glancing at me. I appreciated that it came with silicone to lubricate the visor. Finally, the high airflow made riding on a warm day glorious given the numerous vents. At this price, some things bothered me like: a rough and scratchy chin strap, flimsy helmet bag, changing visors took too long, 3 massive logos which can't be removed, no retro-reflective materials anywhere, matte black vents and accents detract from the helmet's lines instead of being all solid Hi Viz like the other RX-Qs, and average quietness. The Schuberth addressed all of the above. Were it not for accommodating my round head shape, the S2 would be my favorite helmet, and I would have returned this one. With the Schuberth, I didn't need to wear ear plugs. With the Arai and Icon, I have to spend another minute or two dealing with them which is a hassle. February 9, 2015
Helmet all that I expected and more A firm fit but extremely comfortable. While a little noisy a much better fit for me than my old Shoei. Service delivery from Revzilla outstanding with regard to speed to New Zealand and quality of packaging - outstanding. January 30, 2015
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Arai RX-Q DNA Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
M I: Arai Rocks Feb 13, 2015
mark g: safety, fit, cool graphics Feb 11, 2015
David Ryan S: My Girlfriend bought this for me on my birthday Nov 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 beautiful Oct 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 Revzilla Jun 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
Brian B: Shiny Black Red White Arai May 3, 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 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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Chuck D asked: Can I wear prescription eyeglasses with the RX-Q? Does the RX-Q have specific adjustments for eyeglasses? Aug 15, 2014
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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
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JASON B: I routinely wear sunglasses with mine and have no problem, so I would expect eyeglasses would fit fine as well. Aug 15, 2014
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Syed Idham Fariz S: No issue. I wear prescription glasses. Oct 7, 2014
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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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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