Arai RX-Q Hi-Viz Neon Helmet
Comfortable helmet but very noisy
Extremely comfortable helmet but for the price you should not have the loud wind noise. My cheaper HJC is much quieter and $350.00 cheaper. I would have given it 5 stars but it is way to noisy for a $500.00 helmet.
June 13, 2015
Fit nicely. Felt tight for first hour then great. As soon as a move at all the air movement is great. Pretty light for a full face helmet too
June 7, 2015
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
This is my second Arai helment. They are in a league of their own. The Best!
June 15, 2015
Love the design on this helmet. Fairly light, good noise reduction however wind noise is average. Helmet is extremely round. Faceshield easy to install/remove once get use to, however aftermarket Faceshields are very difficult to install, would suggest OEM sheilds only. Great helmet.
June 8, 2015
Sweet looking helmet, noisier than expected
Love the look of this helmet! I have gotten so many great comments on this helmet. The paint is amazing and looks great with my bike! Very comfortable as expected with a premium price point helmet, it is however noisier than I would have hoped for, but I wear hearing protection for long hwy rides. I requested fitment help via email from Revzilla and their advice was spot on! My head measurement was smack dab in the middle of size M & L, they recommended the M and I was glad I went that direction as I would not want it to fit any looser than it does. Thanks for the superb advice Brandon W.
June 2, 2015
Beautiful, Comfortable Helmet
Love this helmet! I purchased with the SAI purple mirror face sheild. The helmet looks fantastic. The helmet is light, comfortable and provides a reasonable amound of airflow and noise reduction. My only trouble is that at high speeds/or windy/windy days the helmet pushes back abit into my nose. (its not too big, its just the way it fits my head/face). I also own a ARAI Cosair and this doesn't happen.
May 25, 2015
Arai is top of the world
Look.... It's an Arai and it's just great ...... Period
If you are Asian like me.... Buy this !
RxQ oriental matte graphic
My head measures 58cm.... I went with size M... I always downsize and they will break in and be perfect
Every rider should have an Arai helmet , this is my third
May 6, 2015