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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)
  • The Arai RX-Q DNA Meets or exceeds SNELL 2010 and DOT specifications
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Arai RX-Q DNA Helmet 4.9 5 287 287
Great Quality This is my first helmet purchase and I don't think I would go with any other helmet for future purchases. The style and comfort is second to none. I've been using this helmet to commute everyday for 3 months and it still looks like the day it came out of the box. When it comes to protecting your head, there is no reason to go with something cheap. I can wear this helmet for hours with no issues. Had to have an Arai helmet once I tried on my brothers. Everything else I tried on just didn't feel for fit the same. The comfort of the helmet is enough for me to justify the cost. You can't go wrong with an Arai. August 18, 2014
Arai Saved my Head!! I was leaving on the first day of a ten day ride from Houston, Texas to Colorado. I made it about forty miles from home when I was hit from the side buy a Truck. I landed on the back of my head and right shoulder! I remember the helmet did not bounce? I have broken ribs and a hole in my lung but no injury to my head or neck! I have inserted some pictures that do not show the soft spot that I feel saved my head! I hate that this cost me my new Oriental 2010! I am hoping he has insurance to cover it! August 6, 2014
Money well spent. This is my first *real* helmet. After reading all the reviews on this site, I pulled the trigger and did not regret my decision. The ventilation and comfort are definitely the main reasons the RX-Q is perfection in a physical form. However, although quiet in its intended riding position, the wind noise increases sharply any time I lower my head even a little. While not nearly as loud as my old modular helmet, I was expecting a bit more wind noise reduction in the 3/4 riding position. I purchased matte black finish version of the helmet and decided it needed a little more color :) July 27, 2014
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 4, 2014
Very comforatable Love the airflow. Wish it came with the Pin-lock visor like the Signet-Q July 14, 2014
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
ARAI RX-Q is really impressive/ worth every penny.... Took it out of the box and the first thing I noticed was the weight. Lighter than I expected. There was no mistaking the quality feel however, and the liner is beautiful. Wow, felt really tight ( size large, 59.5 cm according to the noggin chart - yep, you can trust it ) the videos prepared me for this, watch them! I have several hundred miles on this helmet, and after removing the 5mm layer of cheekpiece foams to fine tune the fit , it is the most comfortable helmet yet by far. I feel safer (and can hear my tunes at any speed - even with louder pipes). Quiet, perfect fit and finish , comfy washable liner, paint is amazing, venting is very good ( I can feel the cool air as it travels through my thinning hair toward the exhaust vents). Get you a pin visor to control fogging on cooler nights/mornings. I would recommend you buy THIS helmet - you can't afford not to - your head, and the people that care about you deserve the ARAI quality, and the extra degree of peace of mind. Plus it looks great too! Keep the shined side up! June 27, 2014
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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Arai RX-Q DNA Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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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Charles 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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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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Black / XS 783269 817500/A21311 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / SM 783270 817501/A21312 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / MD 783271 817502/A21313 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / LG 783272 817503/A21314 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Black / XL 783273 817504/A21315 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black / 2XL 783274 817505/A21316 Out of Stock
White / XS 783275 817490/A21321 Out of Stock
White / SM 783276 817491/A21322 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
White / MD 783277 817492/A21323 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / LG 783278 817493/A21324 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / XL 783279 817494/A21325 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
White / 2XL 783280 817495/A21326 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days