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Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.59 lbs

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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)
  • Meets or exceeds SNELL 2015 and DOT specifications
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Arai Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
2XS 51 - 52
XS 53 - 54
SM 55 - 56
MD 57 - 58
LG 59 - 60
XL 61 - 62
2XL 63 - 64
3XL 65 - 66

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black / LG 783272 817503/A21314 Out of Stock

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Great helmet, crash performance was excellent!
Bought this helmet for one reason, crash protection. It performed flawlessly!

I slid about 100 feet on concrete pavement and the helmet did exactly what a quality helmet should do. I had no head or neck injuries, even after hitting the curb with my head and shoulder.

Yes the price is in the upper range, but how much is your melon worth? I like to be able to feed myself.

The pin lock face shield never opened and took a beating as well. This helmet literally saved my life.

I'll be replacing this helmet with another!
June 13, 2016
Ride:
2012 Yamaha YZF-R1
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Great Helmet
I have to say that you get what you pay for! This helmet is awesome as far as functionality and features. The venting is the best I've experienced with any helmet thus far. The one complaint I have is the shield fogs up at stop lights. I have the Pinlock shield and insert and once I switch it over, that problem will be eliminated. I also carry extra shields and the dark smoke and mirror shields are the ones that have issues with fogging. Also, when turning your head at freeway speeds, the wind buffeting is noticeable.
November 2, 2015
Ride:
2007 Honda CBR1000RR
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Arai is the best.
This is my third Arai helmet and we have 5 Arai's in family. I was in one accident and the helmet, Quantum-II mfg in 11-03, literally saved my life as it was slammed onto bowling ball sized rocks with my head inside. I didn't even get a headache! Excellent product!
May 26, 2014
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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
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2013 Ducati Diavel
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This helmet is the best i've had. definitely worth buying!
Very stable when riding.
Quitest helmet out there.
Awesome styling.
Very comfortable..
September 23, 2011
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Great Helmet!
Good airflow and features. Light weight. Very Quiet and comfortable. Glad i decided to spend the extra money. Well worth it. Highly recommended!
May 12, 2014
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I love this thing
After not having ridden for 40 years I don't have a lot of helmets with which to make comparisons, but I love this thing. I opted for an Arai RX-Q black DNA to complement the red '12 Triumph Speed Triple I now ride. ...an excellent choice.

Some years ago I when to watch a race at Barber in Alabama and an Arai rep was there and fitted me with the helmet shape that is now the RX-Q. But that was a few years ago. I used a tape measure to measure my head size and then bought the recommended size for my measurement (large). When I got it, it was so difficult to put on that I thought I had made a terrible mistake. It was so tight it was almost painful when I did get it on. However; I did remove the 5mm from the cheek pads in accordance with the instructions and that helped....a little.

I've been wearing it (7,400 miles on the bike since mid March) and this thing fits like a glove right now. It's had time to mold to the exact size and features of my head and it just couldn't fit any better. It's comfortably snug and no amount of wind, no position of my head in the wind, causes it to wobble or shift. There is no buffeting at all...even when I'm looking left and right at the country side.

It does have significantly more wind noise than I thought it would, or should, have....but then, I have nothing to compare it to. I had been advised to wear ear plugs and that turned out to be excellent advice. Wearing the simple, squeezable, earplugs in this helmet makes the bike much more comfortable to ride. I love this helmet. Great style, great protection, no buffeting.

I highly recommend the RX-Q.
August 24, 2014
Ride:
2012 Triumph Speed Triple
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Fabulous helmet!
Getting a good helmet in India (where I live) can get challenging. For one, it's a lot more expensive because of the duties. For another, you might not get the same choice that you get elsewhere since importers only bring in a few limited pieces. So, when a friend who was traveling from the US offered to ferry this helmet for me, I jumped at the chance.
The first thing that struck me about it was how incredibly light it felt, after the Harley 3/4 helmet that I was using. The weight, and the exceptional aerodynamics mean that you forget it's even there, after a few minutes. There was zero wind-buffetting even at high speeds, which was a welcome change from the my current helmet. And it's incredibly quiet, which is a big plus on those long rides, although I do miss the constant rumble of the V&H pipes in my ears sometimes :-). The fit is just perfect - not too tight, but snug enough. All in all, it is worth every penny spent and I would highly recommend it to my friends.
June 3, 2014
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2013 Harley Davidson Street Bob FXDB/I
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The Arai RX-Q is a great helmet, albeit a bit expensive.
After owning a Suomy Spec-1R (size L) since 2004, I decided it was time to get a new helmet. My head measurements came out to 57.75 cm so I figured a size medium would be the right fit. Two days after I ordered the helmet, it showed up on my doorstep. Be advised, the website photos do NOT do this helmet justice. The black DNA graphics are outstanding and are just as good if not better than the graphics found on my Suomy Spec-1R! There is a metallic flake embedded throughout the entire paint scheme that really sets the helmet off.

Moving on the fit...when I first put the helmet on, I thought I might have made a mistake as it felt very tight high on my forehead. Customer service recommended I wear the helmet for a little while so I was "that guy" walking around the house watching TV for an hour or so with a helmet on. The tight feeling on my forehead began to go away and the fit felt great the next day when I tried it on again. I will say the cheek pads felt a little on the rough side when I first put them on...certainly not as "plush" feeling as the liner in the Suomy. However, now that I've been riding with the helmet, the liner feels just fine.

Venting: on the road, the helmet vents well enough to make me close the brow and top vents below 60 degrees. The chin vent is easy to operate with gloves on as are both the top vents and rear exhaust vent. I found the brow vents a bit difficult to operate with gloves on but I'm sure it will get easier with practice.

Comfort at speed: this helmet is louder than my Suomy Spec-1R while riding my Ducati Multistrada 1200 (stock windscreen). I think it just interacts with the airflow coming off the windscreen differently: when I stand up and get the Arai RX-Q into clean air, it becomes quieter than the Suomy. I generally wear earplugs so I'm not too concerned and perhaps an aftermarket screen is in order. Buffeting is negligible and the helmet feels very light on my head. Visibility is excellent (very wide eyeport) and I'd say it's better than the Suomy, which I thought had an excellent field of view.

Overall, I really like this helmet. The styling and comfort are great and I feel very comfortable with the Arai name. I just wish it weren't so expensive but I figure my head must be worth the $638 dollars it costs...or at least that's what I'm going to tell myself.
March 19, 2012
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2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S
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Top of the Line Street Helmet
I switched from a CL-15 HJC, that I purchased while on a limited budget, to the Arai RX-Q. The told myself that the riders buying the $500+ helmets were just paying for the name, but after reading many reviews I decided to go for it anyways.
This helmet is worlds better. The helmet is lighter and much better balanced. The air flow is increased dramatically, and buffeting at high speeds is much lower. It is super aerodynamic allowing for high speed head checks without getting your head jerked around. I feel much safer riding in the Arai, and can't ever see switching.
The only thing to note is that I wore a Large in the HJC helmet (slightly too loose), and ordered a large in the Arai (comfortably snug). I was slightly concerned at first, but I then realized that this was only because I had not had the proper fit with the HJC. The Arai fits perfectly now that I have broken it in and I am more than happy with my purchase.
March 14, 2012
Ride:
2007 Kawasaki ZX600 Ninja ZX-6
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Why did you choose this?
RevZilla Store
Best helmet ever bought, so convertible hardly know you have one on. I should buy one more case they stop making it. Its DNA red I love that.
wayne j on Jul 17, 2016
best protection $ can buy. perfect balance.
Andrzej W on May 10, 2016
Best helmet ever bought, so convertible hardly know you have one on. I should buy one more case they stop making it. Its DNA red I love that.
wayne j on Jul 17, 2016
Only got one head! Always been a Shoei fan cuz of graphics and the aggressive look but Arai RX-Q just have a better fitment for my intermediate round head.
Anthony I on Jun 23, 2016
best protection $ can buy. perfect balance.
Andrzej W on May 10, 2016
I have always used Arai.
Eric R on May 2, 2016
I have owned Arai helmets and really loved the video reviews!
Heagan B on Oct 8, 2015
Arai Rocks
M I on Feb 13, 2015
safety, fit, cool graphics
mark g on Feb 11, 2015
My Girlfriend bought this for me on my birthday
David Ryan S on Nov 3, 2014
Style, size, Arai owner for years!
eddie on Oct 29, 2014
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
Rick H on Oct 14, 2014
helmet for my brother who just bought a bike.
BSwizzle on Oct 9, 2014
I have only hear great things about Aria and wanted to try it out for myself (its worth every penny) Thanks Revzilla
Mark w on Jun 8, 2014
Arai is the best. Now I adventure tour. No longer tucked in on a track. The perfect helmet.
Jeremy F on May 12, 2014
Best helmet manufacture out there, enough said.
Steven B on May 10, 2014
Shiny Black Red White Arai
Brian B on May 3, 2014
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.
James H on Apr 14, 2014
this is one of the best of the best helmets in the game safety first!!!!!!
bhaktivedanta c on Apr 4, 2014
This is my second one. The best helmet by far on the market
Miguel M on Mar 21, 2014
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.
William W on Jan 29, 2014
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.
Cesar G on Dec 27, 2013
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
Casey B on Dec 5, 2013
trying different helmets.
like the design, colors, etc.
good Revzilla review
well known brand
brandon s on Oct 26, 2013
Looks awesome! Fits my cbr 2012 pearl white.
Anthony Y on Oct 25, 2013
Its an Arai helmet... need I say more?
Aaron R on Oct 3, 2013
I found this helmet wonderful and for me Arai is the best helmet in the world, its look, its safety and design is incomparable.
Chris C on Sep 17, 2013
Only got one head! Always been a Shoei fan cuz of graphics and the aggressive look but Arai RX-Q just have a better fitment for my intermediate round head.
Anthony I on Jun 23, 2016
I have always used Arai.
Eric R on May 2, 2016
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
A shopper on Sep 5, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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
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!
A shopper on Oct 5, 2011
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Can I wear prescription eyeglasses with the RX-Q? Does the RX-Q have specific adjustments for eyeglasses?
Easternkayaker on Aug 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
Differend Spec
A shopper on Feb 23, 2012
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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.
A shopper on Jun 8, 2011
BEST ANSWER: 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.
How is this helmet in terms of wind noise and for commuting ? Tried one on at the store and SM was a perfect fit . Looking for something less noisy at highway speeds than my current helmet
NinjaFrank on Mar 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am very happy with my RX-Q. It is comfortable so I think it would make for happy commuting and the noise level is relatively low in my experience. I ride a ZX 10R and my Arai works great for me. Hope this helps.
How is the venting on this helmet?
A shopper on Mar 20, 2013
BEST ANSWER: 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).
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!!
A shopper on Oct 26, 2011
BEST ANSWER: We will send you a notification when these are back in stock in your size.