Arai RX-Q UK Flag Helmet 2013 (Size SM Only)
Pay For Quality, Get Quality
The first Arai helmet I bought was an Agostini replica R7 back in 1998, and the helmet was fantastic. I replaced the interior pads once, and the helmet has worked without fail since day one. But like all good things, they must eventually come to an end. The helmet was starting to show its age, was wearing out and needed replacing. So I went ahead and replaced it with a new Arai. I have had other helmet along the way like a Shoei and a few others, and frankly none of them lived up to the Arai. Granted they were purchased for backups or spares for riding with my friends, but they didn't have the build quality or the comfort level of the Arai. I decided to go with the Arai RX-Q to replace my R7 and its everything I expected from an Arai helmet. Its light, feels sturdy, fits well, is easy to take apart in regards to removing the shield, the vents are easy to adjust while wearing and overall is the sort of quality and style I've come to expect from Arai. They make the best helmets hands down of any I've worn. You spend a little more on the helmet, but the functionality of it makes it well worth it. Replaceable interior, easy change out shield, air venting that you really notice doing its job, the helmet is a dream and worth every penny.
May 27, 2016
Really high quality and looks amazing
I was so impressed of its quality and i fits me well . Also , it's so comfortable and the air flow is really good.
May 24, 2016
Less is More
I've been wearing a Corsair V for the last five years and I like this helmet WAY better. It feels lighter than the Corsair, and it seems to slip wind better. Those two things add up to much easier to ride with, seemingly quieter, experience. I didn't expect the difference to be as pronounced as it is. I've been wearing Arai helmets for 15 years and this is by far the best one yet.
May 19, 2016
Great helmet. Worth every penny.
I bought this helmet a couple months and ridden plenty of miles with it. The first time I rode with it, I couldn't get over how smooth the air flow was. I have ridden this on various bikes such as a GS 1200, KTM 690, and a 899 Panigale. The helmet performs beautifully on all of them. I bought the helmet in a large, and when it got here it was just slightly too big for me. I knew I couldn't fit into a medium comfortably so I bought a replacement cheek pad set, which made the helmet fit perfectly. The other extreme pro of this helmet is the ear fitment. In some helmets I have tried on(Schuberth) there is a solid padding right where your ear sits, which over time causes extreme pain in my ear. In this helmet, there is a noticeable fitment around your ear where there is minimal pressure on your ear. iThe only downside that I have come across on this helmet is the odd airflow inside of the helmet when on the Panigale. Not all the time(which is odd), but some times, I get an odd "jet stream" of air into my right eye. Which gets slightly annoying. I have tried the chin curtain on the helmet, which helped slightly, but I still get some air in my eye.
Other than that odd thing, the helmet is GREAT!
May 17, 2016
I bought the rx-q on sale and I'm glad I did. The fit is perfect, me having more of a round head. The helmet is extremely light. The only complaint I have is that the visor fogs up a little bit when riding in colder weather, but other than that, an awesome helmet.
May 17, 2016
Not very durable.
I bought this helmet because I was told that Arais are "the best helmet" and I don't mind spending extra money for something that's protecting both my money maker and my dome piece. After not even having the helmet for six months, both of the top vent switches are broken and the cloth around the back of the neck started to unravel weeks before that. The helmet fits me well and is very light weight. Considering the price of the helmet and Arai's reputation--I expected a lot more. For a little more money, you can buy a Schuberth full-face, which was my first helmet (C3 Pro--not full-face), but having the chin part able to flip up unnerved me. Hope this helps! Ride safe!
May 15, 2016
Second Arai Helmet ... Superb Quality ...
I had an Arai Corsair (2007) and just replaced it with the RX-Q based on the video review. Yes, it is a more street version of the Corsair ... so this change was a great decision. It has slightly less wind noise and better peripheral vision, and the vent controls are simplified without compromising the excellent air flow thru the helmet.
What's worth noting is that my 2007 Corsair was an XXL ... and was very snug to the point of having very tight but comfortable fitment (with the standard liners). The RX-Q in XXL (with standard liners) was very loose ... so I exchanged for an XL which is now very tight to the point where I may need to go with the next thinner liner to match the 2007 Corsair XXL level of snugness. Not sure if Arai changed their sizing given both of these models are the same "intermediate oval" shape.
Superb quality ... no question that this helmet is worth every penny spent.
May 9, 2016
So good I bought another one!
I bought my first RX-Q back in 2011, and it has been the quietest, most comfortable helmet I've worn. I briefly considered an RF-1200 (I used to be a Shoei guy) or a Schuberth. Schuberth has come a long way since the days of the C1, but I don't see any value that goes along with the higher cost. If you can get a fantastic helmet for a hundred (or more) less, why not? The Shoei is also very nice, but the plush interior of the Arai just outshines it. I feel like I could ride all day in this helmet. I stuck with Diamond Grey because it looks so elegant. Here's to another 5 years of comfort, safety and style!
May 7, 2016