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Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.59 lbs

What's this?

Arai RX-Q 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, SM, MD/LG, XL, 2XL)
  • Snell M2015 and DOT

NOTES: The Pearl Black color listed for this product has a very subtle metallic flake whereas the Diamond Black color has a more pronounced metallic. Also, helmet does not ship with the Pinlock face shield as shown. Pinlock face shield sold separately.

4.8 / 5
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4.3 / 5
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5 / 5
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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.
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Pearl Black / XS 563452 105011119/A20011 In Stock: Ships next business day
Pearl Black / SM 563453 105011124/A20012 In Stock: Ships next business day
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Pearl Black / 3XL 814521 813106/A20017 Only 2 Left: Ships next business day
Frost Black / XS 563464 105046819/A20101/813120 Out of Stock
Frost Black / SM 563465 105046824/A20102/813121 Out of Stock
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White / XS 563458 105011019/A20001 Out of Stock
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Aluminum Silver / 3XL 814525 813146/A20057 Out of Stock
Frost Silver / XS 563470 105044519/A20111 Out of Stock
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Frost Silver / MD 563472 105044525/A20113 Out of Stock
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Frost Silver / 3XL 814524 813136 Out of Stock
Diamond Black / XS 563488 105021119/A20151 Only 3 Left: Ships next business day
Diamond Black / SM 563489 105021124/A20152 In Stock: Ships next business day
Diamond Black / MD 563490 105021125/A20153 Only 1 Left: Ships next business day
Diamond Black / LG 563491 105021126/A20154 Only 2 Left: Ships next business day
Diamond Black / XL 563492 105021127/A20155 Out of Stock
Diamond Black / 2XL 563493 105021128/A20156 Only 2 Left: Ships next business day
Diamond White / XS 563482 105021019/A20141 Only 3 Left: Ships next business day
Diamond White / SM 563483 105021024/A20142 In Stock: Ships next business day
Diamond White / MD 563484 105021025/A20143 Only 1 Left: Ships next business day
Diamond White / LG 563485 105021026/A20144 Out of Stock
Diamond White / XL 563486 105021027/A20145 In Stock: Ships next business day
Diamond White / 2XL 563487 105021028/A20146 In Stock: Ships next business day
Diamond Grey / XS 563220 105024419/A20171 Out of Stock
Diamond Grey / SM 563221 105024424/A20172 In Stock: Ships next business day
Diamond Grey / MD 563222 105024425/A20173 In Stock: Ships next business day
Diamond Grey / LG 563223 105024426/A20174 In Stock: Ships next business day
Diamond Grey / XL 563224 105024427/A20175 In Stock: Ships next business day
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"Corsair for the Street" is right! Amazing helmet.
Corsair V or RX-Q?
This may be a question many of you ask yourselves when trying to select a helmet. Previously I was in a similar position. I ended up buying the Corsair V, partly due to wanting the best helmet I could buy (within reason), especially since I had just purchased my first ever motorcycle.

The Corsair had many things that appealed to me. It was light, protected well, fit my head, and least importantly it also came in green.
It was a great purchase (a bit pricey), but I didn't regret it. I found however, that the visor was a little higher up on the helmet than other helmets I had tried. This wasn't much of an issue, but I noticed it due to the fact that my Ninja 250r doesn't have a full leaning forward position as some other Superbikes may have.

Recently I was offered a new RX-Q for a good price locally, so I jumped on it. Having ridden with it for several weeks, I now feel that I can give a good comparison.

Both helmets are constructed wonderfully. The finish is identical, and the comfort is about the same. Based on what Revzilla explained in their review, and I have read on Arai’s website, safety is the same throughout the Arai line up, features such as vents and other design aspects account for the price difference.

I found that the RX-Q flows air much better than the Corsair. The chin vent appears to have two different open positions, whereas the Corsair only has one (which flows air best when leaning forward, rather than semi-upright.

If you find yourself in a full tuck 60% or more of the time you are on your bike, then Corsair may be your helmet, the same goes for track day riders.

If however, you commute a lot, and don't necessarily tuck very often, then save yourself some money and go with the RX-Q. Both are excellent helmets, and I don’t regret owning either. Be honest with yourself with regard to how you ride, your needs, and decide based on this. I hope this may help some of you out.
October 22, 2012
Ride:
2011 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Great vision, airflow and quality
I pondered buying the RX-Q for a long time. Its an expensive helmet but I think it is worth it. The helmet is light and has a wide side view. The vents flow plenty of air when open and seal well when closed. The brow vents do a decent job of defogging when opened as I learned on a rainy morning. The RX-Q is a perfect fit in a medium for my 58 cm noggin as measured per Arai's instructions. I had to remove the 5mm strips from the cheek pads to get the perfect fit and at first I thought there would be no way I could wear this helmet because of the uncomfortable cheek pressure. Removing the strips made a huge difference. The helmet fits like a glove now and it almost feels like no helmet at all. My R1150GS has exhibited wind buffeting issues since I have owned it. Changing the windshield helped and the RX-Q has pretty much eliminated the remainder of that problem. I wanted the hi-viz, but I didn't like all the black trim on the yellow. I got the diamond grey and it looks terrific. The fit, finish and interior quality is awesome. I also feel a lot better knowing that I have one of the safest helmets that I can purchase. The folks at Revzilla were helpful with sizing advice and the shipping was lighting fast. I also like buying things like this from a vendor where I know there won't be a hassle if I need to return the item.
I would recommend this helmet to anyone who values safety,quality and comfort.

BMW R1150GS
June 4, 2012
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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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 8, 2015
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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4 / 5
comfortable with glasses
I had an old Shoei RF 700 from back in the 90's that I never really used & broke it out when I bought a new 2013 Aprilia Shiver since my Bell half helmet from my Harley riding days wasn't quite appropriate to wear on the Aprilia... I knew the Shoei was too old & should be replaced so I drove over to Philly to try on new Shoei's & other brands. The staff are great at the store... I tried on a few Shoei full face helmets but they were uncomfortable with my glasses on. I could always get contacts but that is another hassle... I tried on the Arai & then put my glasses on & it felt fine... no pressure points resulting in killer headache... Sold! Plus I got a $25 credit which I just used to buy a Fly tail bag so I can store a few things while I ride.... I also bought the tinted Arai shield... the salesguy at Revzilla was a pro at installing & removing the shield but it took me a few tries to get the tinted shield on.. but now that it is, I really like it... no need for glasses & sunglasses... Plus the Aria has a détente that keeps the shield locked shut but open slightly to let more air in. Overall, a really good, high quality helmet!
May 4, 2015
Ride:
2013 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Perfect fit
Arai was not my first choice in a helmet. I really would have preferred a modular because I get a little claustrophobic at times. The only helmet that fit my head shape without crushing my temples is the Arai. Until that changes they will be my go to brand, but I just wish that my head didn't have such expensive tastes!
I'll be the first to admit that I'm not entirely sold on the idea that a "premium" brand offers more crash protection than any other DOT certified helmet. Features and quality materials yes, but actual meaningful structural superiority? Not so sure.

The fit and finish is excellent. I love the frost finish on the black, and I've grown to like the cat ear vents! My eyes line up perfectly center in the eye port, but the chin seems a little close. Lots of breath condensation occurs there. It's been cold, so I haven't opened the top vents much. I have just for testing, and they seem to really channel air well. However; there is a price to pay, and that comes with significantly increased wind noise. I wear ear plugs so it doesn't really bother me much though. The chin curtain is kind of a gimmick. You will still get a lot of wind coming up under your chin an into your face. Probably will be grateful in the summer, but absolutely not in the winter. Scarf or balaclava is a must in the 30's. Wind buffeting seems to be at a minimum. Hard for me to really be a judge because I do ride with a windscreen though.
At this price I wish it came with pinlock visor, and a ratchet style chin strap. It sucks that you have to spend more money to have to purchase a face shield to get the same features of pinlock and drop down visor at this price. If you have a rounder head like I do, then this is hands down the most comfortable helmet you will ever wear. I do 5 hours in the saddle on weekends as my commute. My Schuberth (which I desperately wanted to love) gives me migraines, and excruciating pain behind the ears at around the hour mark. Bell crushes my temples Immediately, and can be tolerated for about 30 minutes. Shoei, pretty much the same. I have an extensive collection of unworn helmets thanks to Arai. I just think it's over priced, but I've been called a cheap SOB more than once. I'm slightly bitter because I feel like I don't have a choice, but I'm grateful that my head's helmet of choice is a fantastic all around lid.
February 9, 2016
Ride:
2016 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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You get what you pay for
After researching helmets for a few months, my search was narrowed, thanks to Revzilla's exceptional detailed product breakdown videos, to the Arai RX-Q and the Shoei RF1200. I like the shape and look of the Shoei, and the price is reasonable, as are the safety ratings. However, after watching all the detailed breakdowns of the Arai RX-Q, and watching the Isle of Man YouTube videos and seeing Arai as the primary helmet on the riders, and the price being a bit more steep, which can lend itself to appeal to less of a crowd than the Shoei, I found the Arai to be most desirable helmet.
My father, whom I admire and miss dearly, rode in an Arai Helmet. And I just like the look of the Arai helmets better.

As for the quality of the helmet: the paint/powder coat is fantastic. So much so, in fact, I could put it in a glass case in my foyer and display it as art. The materials have a high-end feel, and we're very carefully crafted. It's a very round helmet shell.

As for fitment: Revzilla has made it almost too easy to find the correct size. I measured my head, and learned that my head measures to require a size Small helmet. (I'd been wearing a size Large Shoei RF-800... Quite a difference) The size Small fits my head perfectly. It is snug on my cheeks, but not too much that I can't chew gum or speak. Trust the size chart!!!

As for while I ride: Road noise can be loud at times, no question. It's not a very sound-deadening helmet, but it's considerably quieter than the helmet I was used to (see above)
At highway speeds it sounds windy, because it is windy. You'll really feel in tune with the weather, which in many ways is a gift.
Head checks: when looking behind you the helmet doesn't feel like it's parachute has deployed, it is so round and uniform that it's almost no different from looking straight on! What a blessing!

Visibility: is very good. Only limitations are my natural periphery, the helmet exceeds my periphery.

Style: you're gonna look cool. You will likely be the minority, wearing such an expensive helmet, so that's cool. People who are in the know will see you wearing an Arai helmet and think, "whoa that's a sick helmet, they must really be into riding." That's pretty cool.

Safety: it's got the highest ratings possible. Another feature that is cool. If you take a tumble, your head is going to be as safe as possible in this helmet.

I trust this helmet and recommend it.
I have the diamond black color with a gold mirror visor. And I've really come to enjoy both.
June 17, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2009 Honda CBR600RR
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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 26, 2014
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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
Ride:
2014 Ducati Monster 1200
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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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
Ride:
2013 Honda CBR500R
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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4 / 5
My Favorite Helmet
This helmet is my first choice. Although I have others they are much louder and heavier. This helmet has so many features as far as wind direction inside and outside of the helmet. Did not take me long to understand these features of this helmet neither.
I wear the flat black helmet with the darkened shield. And the Dainese leather jacket. Perfect wicked combination of colors, recommended to me by a phone call by RevZilla staff.
October 26, 2013
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Why did you choose this?
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The shape of the helmet fits me the best out of all the helmets I have owned
Lauro D on Sep 1, 2016
I tried an Arai helmet about 20 years ago and have been using them since. Once you determine your head shape and try the appropriate model on you'll find out why so many people are in love with their Arais.
Francisco H on Aug 21, 2016
The shape of the helmet fits me the best out of all the helmets I have owned
Lauro D on Sep 1, 2016
Best fitting helmet I have ever owned. Very quiet, very comfortable.
Shawn5170 on Aug 28, 2016
I tried an Arai helmet about 20 years ago and have been using them since. Once you determine your head shape and try the appropriate model on you'll find out why so many people are in love with their Arais.
Francisco H on Aug 21, 2016
Arai's reputation precedes it. I've heard nothing but great things.
Bo T on Aug 17, 2016
Quality and fit. Company history of excellence.
michael p on Aug 16, 2016
Trusted name and is the best fitting/feeling helmet for my head.
Matthew G on Aug 8, 2016
Best helmet I have ever owned. I've been riding over 45 years.
ronnie r on Jul 13, 2016
Quality, quietness, snell rating.
Christopher S on Jul 10, 2016
It is what I purchased five years ago, fits the crown of my head perfectly and the color matches my bike. Plus, Arai helmets are the safest on the market.
Gregory L on Jul 8, 2016
Protection when doing some serious riding out of the city especially on highways
Akil N on Jul 4, 2016
Friends
steve B on Jul 3, 2016
Recommended by family tat have used this helmet
John C on Jul 1, 2016
Safety. Visibility. Comfort.
Ashley H on Jun 28, 2016
This is a replacement for my wife. She has tried many helmets and the RX-Q is her go-to. And since it appears they are being replaced, and there is a little price relief, it was time to get her a second one.
STLWING66 on Jun 17, 2016
I need a rounder helmet. I would love to have found an old Arai Quantum II, but no luck. I am "trying" the RX-Q in the hope that it is similar enough in shape to accommodate my round head.
Richard B on Jun 17, 2016
Arai is considered one of the best (if not THE best) helmet manufacturers in the world. User safety is their primary concern. I figured since I only have the one head I should protect it as best as I can.
Aaron T on Jun 16, 2016
Was fit to my head perfectly in the store.
Poppabac on May 31, 2016
Found this on sale and is a perfect fit to my head.
Jose Luis on May 18, 2016
Quality, safety, and fit.
Kyle R on May 1, 2016
fits a round oval...
Nancy H on Apr 15, 2016
Previously owned 2 others, fits great,well made and excellent quality,
walter b on Apr 4, 2016
XD-4 is a little loud for commuting and long distance on the road.
Blake T on Mar 25, 2016
Love Arai quality so ordered this to replace my Quantum 2. Not quite as good a fit for my roundish head but trying to make it work with the thinner liner.
Ralph M on Mar 18, 2016
replacing a older unit
George P on Jan 29, 2016
EXCELLENT HELMENT ARIA SAYS IT ALL.
Jimmy G on Dec 10, 2015
Reputation of Arai. Recommendation by friend who has Arai helmet.
Michael L B on Dec 3, 2015
Quality and reputation.
Scott R on Oct 18, 2015
Fit and quality
jeffrey b on Sep 25, 2015
Great fit with glasses, wanted to get a white helmet to increase visibility.
Edward H on Sep 17, 2015
I don't really trust my Schuberth C3 Pro if I take one on the chin. I have to protect my money maker!
Ian C on Sep 4, 2015
aria quality
matthew s on Aug 31, 2015
Rounder fit for my colossal cranium. Safety first!
J U on Aug 20, 2015
Have had Arai helmets before and have never been disappointed.
John M on Jul 16, 2015
I prefer the feature of the Shoei RF but the Arai fit my head perfectly.
Also Diamond black color loooook sooooo goooood! it was impossible to find here in Canada.
David C on Jul 14, 2015
Quality & reputation of this product.
David R on Jul 9, 2015
because Arai's Crystal White helmet matches my bike :-) And Arai helmets are very well made.
Thomas K on Jul 1, 2015
Arai, so you know it is the very best quality. I love the fit and finish of this helmet, I have one and my wife has one as well. The RX-Q is comfortable to wear and you don't even feel it as it is so well balanced. Arai is the very best in Helmets.
VictoryMotorcyclesUSA on Jun 14, 2015
Because it is a world class safety rated helmet to protect my life!
John H on May 27, 2015
quality
tak hon c on May 11, 2015
Purchased to replace an aging Arai RX7RR4 which has served me well. No other helmet I looked at fit me more comfortably or well. Also, Arai's reputation for producing an excellent and elegant product is well deserved. It will be great to start a new riding season with a new bucket.
John M on Apr 21, 2015
My daughter is going to be riding her new Honda CB500F with us on both day to day rides, and family day trips. We wanted to get her a solid comfortable helmet suitable for the upright riding position of the Honda.
William G on Apr 19, 2015
recommended by a friend
David L on Mar 31, 2015
Replacing my Arai Quantum/F. Great videos you post too!
James E on Feb 13, 2015
Arai has excellent research and development with focus on rider's comfort and needs without sacrificing safety. The finish is flawless and the comfort liner and cheek pads are the most comfortable of any helmet I've tried on.
2013BMW on Feb 2, 2015
I've worn only Arai for the past four years because of the overall quality and fit. I dropped my Vector 2 in my garage and busted it, and decided to move up to the RX-Q as a replacement.
RockBottom on Jan 4, 2015
Arai has a good name in the market and the RX-Q is designed for the type of riding I do.
Richard V on Dec 29, 2014
Quality, safety rating, riding style. I ride a Caponar, fairly upright, commuting and long distance riding in all kinds of weather.
David D on Dec 24, 2014
We own two of these helmets, very comfortable with a very accurate fit.
R U on Dec 6, 2014
I liked the style of the Bell Bullitt, but at $400 it was all looks and no substance; plus it gave my forehead hot spots. Similar to the Bullitt, the RX-Q has clean lines and simple design - but the fit and finish and safety of the RX-Q is far superior for the added $$. This helmet fits my melon like a glove.
Jeff M on Nov 29, 2014
Perfect fit to my long oval head shape or perhaps medium long oval. I tried the Signet Q but it was just a tad long. Kudo's to ARAI for designing the RXQ and Signet Q for the more long oval medium oval heads out there. Snug but not to tight padding. I have enjoyed the helmet for over two years now.
Howard B on Oct 13, 2014
Best fitting helmet I have ever owned. Very quiet, very comfortable.
Shawn5170 on Aug 28, 2016
Arai's reputation precedes it. I've heard nothing but great things.
Bo T on Aug 17, 2016
Hi, what is the difference between the RX-Q and the Defiant helmet? And which one would you recommend someone who rides a ninja 300. Thanks
Ricky C on May 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Really doesn't matter what you ride. How much do you value your "squash"! Get a helmet that fits correctly with the most protection.
I've had this helmet for about 3 months or so and I've noticed a major wind noise that completely blocks me from hearing my bike or any other noise from that matter at a mere 20mph+. How can I eliminate this noise or at least cut it down?
Donald A on May 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: For me the comfort of the RX-Q outweighs the wind noise on the highway, so I grabbed a pack of the orange "squishable" earplugs and pop a pair in my ears loosely before a ride. That way, it cuts out the noise without the underwater effect of completely blocking out all sound, and they are also very comfortable. Just a thought...
I only have one question guys. Does it whistle in high speeds? I am not referring to wind or engine noise..
Thank you so much :)
Faisal A. on May 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't notice any whistling. It's a really great helmet, and probably the safest one you can buy. It's comfortable, super quiet, and the field of Vision is excellent.

That being said, in brutal honesty, if I had the opportunity to spend that much on a helmet again I probably would buy a really nice modular. I'm a big guy and probably take up more than my fair share of oxygen. I have a huge problem with my visor fogging up. In cold weather, it fogs then freezes. Full face gets so warm and smothering too that I never wear mine anymore. I always wear my skid lid (half helmet).

This is probably the safest helmet you can buy, but it ended up dangerous for me as I never wear it. Before I had the skid lid, I would just go helmet-less. Not good!

If you're used to wearing full face and you don't fog up too bad, this is THE BEST of the BEST!!! Great ventilation too with no whistling. Only full face helmet I could find that when all vents are open, you can actually feel the wind in your hair.

Greetings from Colorado. I currently have the Arai Vector in XL would this helmet fit similarly?

Thanks in dance for your help.

Damon
A shopper on Mar 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am not familar with the Vector helmet in that I have not tried one on. The Arai line uses the same head demensions for determining the size for each of their modles. The Difference comes in the different modles fit different head shapes. I went from a Quantum 2E to the RX-Q and its a great repalcement as both helmets are for a round/oval head shape. The Vector is more intermediat oval and though the circumference of the XL Vector and RX-Q may be the same, the fit won't be the same. I tried on lots of helmets on multiple occassions and though the Arai Defiant is supposed to fit the same head shape as the RX-Q I found it to be more oval in shape and not as good a Fit for my Quantum 2/RX-Q head. If you ride a in a 3/4 to uparight riding position the Defiant might be a better choice for you. I loved my Quantum and the RX-Q is even better.
Can I purchase the RX-Q with the thinner cheek pads or do I have to buy the helmet with the thicker ones and purchase the thinner ones seperate?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2012
BEST ANSWER: To directly answer your question, I don't know. I know they can be ordered as an accessory.

Mine came with the standard cheek pads. However, the stock pads are easily made thinner by removing different thicknesses of foam from them. The cheed pads are made so that this is an easy adjustment. The first thing I did was disassemble the helmet. I believe the first section of foam that can be removed is 5 mm thick.

For what it's worth, I initially thought my pads might be too tight. I left them as delivered. Don't know if I just got use to them or what, but almost 2000 miles later, they are still stock.

Great helmet, but I will be buying pinlock shield with insert to handle fogging in this cold weather riding.
I noticed that "TommyHolly" reveiwed the Arai RX-Q Helmet and mentioned that he uses the Sena but not how he has it attached. Thanks.
A shopper on Aug 1, 2011
BEST ANSWER: I have a Arai RQ-Q helmet (and an older Shoei RX-700)... I also recently bought a pair of Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headsets and they fit great!

The clamp on the side easily will fit the Arai helmet and pretty much any other helmet you can think of. There is a slight 1-2mm gap at the top of the headset where the helmet starts to curve in but that doesn't affect wind resistance, noise, or anything else. Attaching the earbuds inside of the Arai helmet required the supplied sticky velcro pads that came with the Sena because the material the helmet is made from doesn't work that good with velcro. The Shoei material worked fine with velco and I could attach the headphones anywhere without a stickypad.
What's the difference between white and diamond white? On picture, diamond looks whiter.
Benny C on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I bought my RXQ over a year ago. As I remember the White and Daimond white are both very pure white in color. The difference is the Daimond White is very metallic where as the plain White is not. To me the white is the same except the metallic of the Daimond White makes the helmet stand out in the right light.
Does the RX-Q have molded speaker pockets? Other reviews on the web seem to point to the removal of the cheek pad and then they "appear"? I have taken one apart (from 2015) if it makes a difference and see no molded pockets? The Sena 20S has bigger speakers so this could be a problem. I hope I am just missing something.
A shopper on Feb 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Remove the cheek pad. then remove the cloth covering of the cheek pad. The pocket is in the removable cheek pad and hidden by the cloth covering.
It seems the white helmets are mixed between diamond white and white. I do not want a glaring white helmet, so which white, the diamond white or white, is the off-white?? (Color on this rx-q page may be reversed because it seems the white is really off-white.)

Please advise.
Thank you.
A shopper on Jan 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: hello...the "white" helmet I purchased is gloss white...definitely not off-white.

I don't reckon it to be "glaring"...but it is a pure white

hope that's of some help..cheers
Can the retractable chin spoiler be used effectively as a chin curtain? I'm looking for a relatively quiet helmet that will prevent dust and debris from coming up into my helmet on the road.
Rey I on Sep 23, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Not really. I have used the chin spoiler to keep my chin warm on chilly days, but from my experience the chin spoiler is there to settle an aerodynamic instability in the helmet. At some head angles, you can get some minor buffeting and lowering the chin spoiler settles this out. It won't keep dust out of the helmet. This helmet needs to flow air to keep the visor from fogging, and to keep you breathign; so there is no way to keep dust out. In terms of wind noise, I wouldn't call this a particularly quiet helmet, nor would I call it a noisy one. Pretty much average in that regard. Always wear ear plugs.