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Arai Signet-Q Racer Helmet

The Signet-Q takes all the favorite features of the RX-Q and create a whole new series based on all the successes. On the outside, the Arai Signet-Q Racer Helmet looks very similar to it's namesake, the RX-Q, but on the inside you can see and feel the difference. A longer shell shape on the Arai Signet-Q Racer Helmet gives 5mm more space front to back allowing for a larger number of heads to fit comfortably. The shape of the Arai Signet-Q Racer Helmet releases forehead pressures and eliminate hot spots for a more comfortable fit every time.  This shape works best for riders with a long oval headshape.

Additional Features of the Arai Signet-Q Racer Helmet

  • Both the top vent set and side exhaust cowls are direct carryovers from the RX-Q 
  • Brow vent ducting redirects to flow air across the temples
  • DDL-4 exhaust vent to the 10mm wider eye port (5mm on each side)
  • Long Oval Fit
  • SAI "MAX-Vision Brow Vent" shield
  • Clear Pin Lock Max-Vision Brow Vent pinlock lense included.
  • Elongated shell adds 5mm from front to back
  • Long-Oval shape helps prevent “Hot-Spot”
  • Multi-Density Single piece EPS liner
  • Removable, replaceable, washable interior
  • Dry-Cool Surface material for rapid displacement of heat and moisture away from your head and into the ventilation airflow for added comfort while riding and a quick dry between rides
  • 5mm peel-away temple pads adds another level of customization, giving the helmet interior a little extra width when needed
  • Enhanced for customizable micro fitment interior without the need to purchase extra interior components
  • Arai Signet Q Racer graphic has the New FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design
  • Innovative and exclusive spring support adds just the right amount of pressure when needed while being worn
  • Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards
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Arai Signet-Q Racer Helmet 4.8 5 136 136
Amazing This is my first Arai helmet and now I see why these helmets are priced so high. They are worth it. I am able to see everything and the anti-fog technology is exceptional. I am now a permanent Arai fan. March 16, 2014
Comfortable and quiet I like how easy it is to customize the fit, especially the cheek pads and liner. It is comfortable to wear without significant frontal pressure. Chin strap can be difficult to snap as the buckle is high up on the left side. February 24, 2014
Arai Signet-Q I have not ridden with this helmet yet, however it fits perfect. Revzilla is great at making it easy to measure your head for the perfect fit. It seems like a very high quality product. February 14, 2014
Great Helmet This is a very comfortable helmet. Nice inside padding. Adjustable airflow vents allow you to manage air through the helmet for cool and hot temperatures. January 18, 2014
The air flow and comfort make this helmet a solid purchase I was really impressed with the fit of the signet Q. I have had a hard time finding a helmet that didn't create pressure points on my forehead, but the signet Q is perfect for the long oval head shape. The air flow is really good (has never fogged up on me once) and becomes a difference maker on hot summer days. The price point is obviously higher than entry level helmets but the comfort and features make the signet Q as good or better dollar value than those, imo. All the little details make it a great buy, such as the retractable spoiler on the chin bar (pretty effective for cutting noise) and all the vents for airflow. The one knock is that I think they Arai should have used a longer strap for the buckle part of the chinstrap. The shorter length of the buckle can tend to dig into my jaw a bit (mostly noticeable on longer rides). This is a minor detail but a tangible oversight by Arai, to be sure. December 24, 2013
Fits my giant noggin Getting the shield on and off is a bit of a challenge at first. I wear a size 8+ and this helmet fits comfortably. December 9, 2013
Like a glove for your head My wife and I were looking for new helmets so went to a shop in Dallas that had a huge selection. We spent an hour getting fitted and then trying on every helmet we could find. After trying on the Signet-Q... every other helmet felt lacking... it feels like a glove on my head. I've only taken one ride with it so far, and my other helmet was an open face, so I can't give a very experienced evaluation, but I found the noise level up to 50mph (as fast as I've happened to go with it) to be very comfortable/quiet. I'm looking forward to getting more seat time with this helmet on. I haven't tried the pinlock screen yet. My one ride so far, it was ~50 out and I didn't have any fogging problems even when stopped. November 26, 2013
I'm Very happy with my purchase of this helmet! I did a lot of research on helmets prior to buying the Signet-Q and narrowed down the choices to 3 helmets - the Shoei RF-1100, Schuberth C3P and the Arai RX-Q. I really wanted the ability to try on the helmets at one time to compare fit but couldn't find a local store that had even 2 of them. Luckily, I had the opportunity to visit the Revzilla store on a recent business trip - they had all 3 available to try! After 5 minutes with Bobby, a VERY knowledgeable salesman, I eliminated the Schubert modular because it is modular and the RX-Q because of my head shape (more oval than round). After trying on the Signet-Q and the Shoei I chose the Arai for fit and comfort. It is very light weight, has fantastic venting, an anti-fog Pin-lock shield included and the interior pads can be fine tuned for best fit. So far, I'm Very happy with my purchase of this helmet! November 25, 2013
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Arai Signet-Q Racer Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Miro C: Your helmet is a very important part of your ride. A good, safe, and enjoyable helmet transfers your ride into a better one. And Arai is the brand which knows how to make a really good helmet. The Signet-Q is a perfect choice if the shape of your head is a little longer. Allows some very useful fit customization, too. Apr 20, 2014
matthew l: Reviews by anthony, price, style, and best of all revzilla return policies Apr 14, 2014
Paul M: The Arai Signet-Q, is the only helmet that truly fits me. Apr 5, 2014
brian s: last three helmets have been arai . only ones that fit my long narrow head with out a sore forehead. have rode 12-13 hours in one and never even thought about it being there. love the fit and comfort! Mar 27, 2014
Michael M: past experience with Arai
my head shape
Mar 19, 2014
Jamie C asked: what sort of riding position has this helmet been designed for ? Nov 13, 2013
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Amir Z: sport / sport touring. i myself ride a big cruiser (road star silverado 1700cc) and its a perfect fit. the best helmet your money can buy. and i say that from experience. i bought one in may 2012, and had an accident on april 2013. this helmet literaly saved my life. i went down at 65 mph. road burns all over my body. but my head, intact, the helmet took a beating, but my head was totally fine. bought the same exact one on may 2013 to replace the damage one. would not buy anything else but ARAI. most comfortable, best helmet i ever owned period.( im riding constantly since 1984!!!) buy it. you will be happy. guarantee. Nov 13, 2013
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Vance H: While I don't know exactly what riding position Arai intended for this helmet, I have been wearing it while riding a Harley-Davidson Road King, a H-D XR1200X Sportster, and a BMW R1200GS. All of these bikes have a fairly upright position, no kissing of the gas tank required.
For me, this has been the perfect helmet and I now own two of them. The venting has been very good and there is almost no buffeting on any of the bikes: the Road King has a windshield the size of a front door, the Sportster has none, and the GS has a small-ish one.
As this helmet is designed for narrow heads and has an increased front-to-back dimension, relative to any given head-size width, I was able to step down to a size "small" when I have always had to wear a size "medium" in all other helmets, such as a Shoei X-eleven.
I was a bit daunted by the prospect of changing the face shields, as the Arai helmets are known to be so hard to change that there are actually videos available showing how to do it, including on this Revzilla site. As it turns out, after watching the video and then practicing a few times, it really is pretty easy, not to mention quite fast as well. The shields seal around the eye port well and mine have never admitted any water on those times I've ridden in the rain.
I've heard complaints that the chin strap is way too short, but while mine doesn't have enough extra length to lasso a horse, it certainly has enough to allow for proper cinching. It is shorter than any of the Shoei helmets I've owned, though.
I'm now an Arai guy.
Nov 14, 2013
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Kent B: Jamie,

The Signet Q is designed for the same riding position as Arai's RXQ helmet and that is the upright cruising and sport touring positions. I ride a Honda GoldWing and was going to purchase the RXQ but wanted a little more room around my chin. I am very happy with the Signet Q and can wear it while riding my other bike which is a BMW K1200 R Sport (sport touring riding position) with no ill effects.
Nov 13, 2013
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Robert P: I use my Signet-Q for long distance touring on my Ducati Multistrada 1200 ST as well as for riding on my Ducati Diavel which is a fairly naked sport cruiser. It works well for both upright riding as well as leaned over the bars sport bike riding. I have done track days with it also. The pull down chin protector gives added wind protection when in an upright riding position. Nov 13, 2013
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dennis e: I don't know the design but I am using it on a standard (upright) sport bike. If you have a long,long oval like I have this is the helmet. Tried many before I bit the bullet and purchased this expensive but fitting helmet. If you have ever had a hot spot you will understand. Nov 14, 2013
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Robert S: I'm not certain of the riding position for which the Signet-Q was designed. However, I can tell you that the ventilation is incredible for the riding position associated with my BMW K1300S, which is moderately forward-leaning. Nov 13, 2013
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A s: I ride a sport bike. I don't know if the helmet was 'designed' for that position, but it is very comfortable for me. Excellent visibility and ventilation. Nov 14, 2013
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A s: I current use my Signet Q in the upright riding position on my Tiger and the race tuck on my track bike with no negative effects on either bike. Nov 13, 2013
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A s: I ride a GS which is upright. Visibility is good and wind noise is minimal from this position. Nov 13, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have been wearing Shoei large size helmets for the last few years. The Multitec feels too big and the standard full face Large Shoei feels just right. What size Signet would fit? Large or Meduim? Feb 27, 2012
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RogerWilco: I have a Shoei X-11 in a size Medium, which fits nicely, or so I thought. Because of the long oval shape of the Arai Signet Q, I was able to go down to a size Small. It fits snugly and seems to make full contact around my head, but it is very comfortable. More comfortable than the Shoei.
When my head was measured it was found to be just a little large for the Small and at the very bottom of the Medium range. I opted for the Small and feel I made the right choice: zero hot-spots, no headaches. I never realized the Shoei does indeed have a little bit of "flop around" when doing a shoulder-check, until I discovered that the Arai is rock solid. I believe this is because the sides of the Arai are in contact with my head, whereas with the Shoei in a size Small I got forehead hot-spots; with the size Medium there is extra space on the sides.
I just wish the helmet strap was a little longer. I would have gladly paid the extra nickel!
Dec 7, 2012
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KeithK: I was wearing XL Shoei and had excessive forehead pressure. Sides had room, though. Based on Arai helmet sizing, my size was on upper end of Large, but not quite XL. I ordered Signet Q in Large. It felt snug but more comfortable than the Shoei. (The difference between long oval and round oval.) I am pleased with the Large size Signet, though I ended up removing the 5mm peel offs from temple and sides. I suggest going down a size IF your sizing is between one size and another. I measured my head per Arai instructions several times. Do not order until you have done this. Mar 6, 2012
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Wilberforce: I have both brands, Arai Signet Q medium and a Shoei Qwest in the large size. The Arai fits me great the Shoei is too large. So If you like a Shoei large I would recommend the Arai large size in the Signet Q. Nov 12, 2012
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Adult Helmets

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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