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Arai XC Helmet
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Arai XC Helmet

  • Super Fiber Laminate shell-strong, lightweight, comfortable
  • Brow ventilation ducts
  • Washable liner
  • Multiple-foam interiors for comfort
  • Removable/Replaceable cheek pads for custom fit
  • Ventilation system borrowed directly from RX-Q model's TDF-2 and DDL-4 intake and exhaust vents
  • Side cowl exhausts
  • XC shield, holder and base plates
  • Advance flip up faceshield-precurved and super scratch-resistant shield
  • Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards
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Arai XC Helmet 4.8 5 35 35
Great Helmet You get what you pay for! best helmet I have ever owned March 9, 2015
Great Product, Well made I have gone through many helmets over the years and finally came across this helmet. I am extremely pleased with it and expect to get many good years of use from it. November 24, 2014
Great comfort and versatility I bought this helmet for my fiancée. She loves the comfort, fit and the weight. I tried it out for a couple of short rides. It's a bit snug for me, but it is a great 3/4 helmet. I prefer a full face helmet for highway riding, but the 3/4 worked pretty well providing the feel I'm used to. The fit and finish of the helmet is top notch(as it should be for the price). The visibility is outstanding and the airflow is excellent. The helmet feels like a full face, but the open chin realy lets the air flow. It's more comfortable than my full face helmet for city riding with the shield up or down. It's a terrific helmet for a passenger, it offers full face feel and protection with a bit more comfort and airflow and great visibility. September 1, 2014
Safe, comfy, solid. After 3 helmets, I decided to step up a price range to get a better helmet. This fit is great for my oblong oval head, narrower in front and rounder in back. The finish is exceptional, durable and attractive. The face shield has no optical exaggeration, and sets to several positions with two top vents which help with fogging from breath and air flow. Venting otherwise is good, with 2 at the top and one in the rear. My BMW has a full adjustable windshield, which I typically ride with in the highest position, with the face shield open. When the windshield down, and the face shield down, the noise is apparent, however I am getting all of the deflected air there, so it is hard to indicate what the noise would be without a windshield, riding. My only minor gripe is the chin strap, which is just long enough to manipulate when strapping up. I would prefer that have another inch of length to ease it through the rings. August 26, 2014
Comfortable and Protective Open-face Helmet I have heretofore Resisted buying an open-face helmet, but finally bit the bullet with this one. I'm glad I did! The helmet comes forward around the chin area, giving fairly good protection for the lower face. I love the flip-up face shield! Plenty of room for glasses. And Arai helmets always fit my long oval head extremely well. Very comfortable and surprisingly quiet for an open-face helmet. Also quite light. Arai helmets are the Best! July 22, 2014
This helmet changed my outlook on riding. So I am a cheapskate. In fact, I have never bought a real helmet from a store, with the exception of a $50 3/4 from WalMart on the way to a test ride. I have always worn the helmet that came with the bike when I bought it, or an old helmet bought from a buddy. I was getting g kind of sour on riding because my head hurt all time, or my glasses had to be weirdly jacked into the padding to get them to stay on. Finally my wife says,"You spend thousands of dollars on bikes, just spent $500 on the most important part". So I did. I bit the bullet and ordered one of these $500 Arai helmets. When it came in, I took one ride with it, and ordered my wife one. We also got one of the communication systems as well, and she can't even tell when I am on the bike when I am talking on the phone to her. We use these helmets on our Harley, riding our Dual Sports, and even our Four Wheelers. I love this thing! The only thing that irritated me is that for $450 bucks, I thought it should have come with the dark shield as well. Small thing, but whatever. I just ordered it anyway. If you ever think about your helmet while riding, buy one of these. You'll have to find something else that irritates you. June 9, 2014
Premium helmet quality is evident! I purchased this helmet after trying on a number of different helmets and styles. It is light and comfortable, surprisingly quiet, and does not press uncomfortably on my ears like so many others. The weather has been cold but I have managed to use it about 4 times. In addition to the items noted above, I can turn my head from side to side without any noticeable head buffeting. I have had a number of other motorcycle helmets over the years and this is the most I have spent. It is a great investment and I wish I had done it sooner. I wear eyeglasses and they fit easily and comfortably under the helmet. March 10, 2014
Nice to have a snell rating, excellent visibility. I purchased this helmet for my Indian Chieftain. Peripheral visibility and up and down visibility is panoramic A black helmet in South Florida needs more ventilation than this provides. At low speeds, I feel I must flip up the visor to be able to breathe. The upper part of the helmet is open to above my forehead. Great for taking in the sky and clouds, but far more exposed to glare from the sun. The tinted shield helps, but did not eliminate this problem. November 18, 2013
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
ROBERT L: My wife's choice for a hot weather alternative to the RX-Q she has. Mar 15, 2015
llen M: Quality Dec 18, 2014
Frederick B: Best helmet I ever had. Been riding for over 200,000 miles. Heat, cold, doesn't make a difference, great fit and comfort.

Nov 3, 2014
Michael J: Quality, great look for 3/4 helmet. Sep 1, 2014
Lynette P: My husband has a long oval head shape and wants an open faced helmet. I called
and this one was recommended.
Jul 3, 2014
salvatore f: My friends have it and recommended it to me Jun 18, 2014
Dmitriy G: I have one and now I ordered for my wife.
This is the BEST helmet I had.
May 7, 2014
Luciano C: I'm a Vespa rider so I was looking for a quality 3/4 helmet . Arai's reputation, and the Revzilla description helped me decide. I am very happy with this helmet. The fit was just as described, comfort and ventilation are superior , and I like the look so I am happy with the helmet. Mar 25, 2014
Simon F: I looked at this, and the CT-Z, as well as the Shoie J-Cruise. The additional venting wasn't worth it to me, and I did not like the peak on the CTZ.
The JCruise did not fit me well (I tried one on at a local dealer)
Mar 10, 2014
Zachary W: Watched many Revzilla helmet videos and decided this was the best product for me. Feb 8, 2014
Jason D asked: which fits a narrow head better, the aria xc or the shoei j-cruise? Aug 8, 2013
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John C: I tried both the shoei j cruise and Aria XC in Medium. My head is narrow with a circumference of 23 cm. the Aria fit much better. Had it about two months now and love it. I do have other Shoei models. Aug 9, 2013
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DARREN R: I liked the ARai the best. This helmet keeps your head cool during the summer months. I have a oval head and no ache head during long ride. Aug 13, 2013
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kenny v: Get the arai for sure , best helmet you get for comfort and safety any other is a waste of your cash ,you wont reget it Aug 9, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hi, I'm right on the edge of buying an XC. My question is about the standard 20mm cheek pads. I know some Arai cheek pads allow you to take off a 5mm width. Is this the case in the XC? If no, can you give me an idea of how tight these fit?

Jun 19, 2014
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Robert S: Get off the edge. Buy it. Best helmet I have ever owned. I bought one for my wife as well. I got my helmet out and pulled the cover off of the cheeckpad, and the foam underneath is in layers. You might could pull off a layer and stick it back in there if necessary. Out of the box it was just a little snug, but not uncomfortably so. After a few hundred miles, it formed to my head nicely. I am glad I didn't modify it, because it would be too loose now. I have always enjoyed riding, but this stupid helmet changed my whole enjoyment level. Definitely worth the money. Jun 20, 2014
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David A: I think the XC cheek pads are "adjustable" by removing 5mm at a time for a custom fit. I ended up returning my XC and going with a Arai Signet Q due to my head shape. Arai quality is second to none. Revzilla gear geeks are also a huge resource...use them. Jun 20, 2014
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Stephen R: The cheek pads on the XC are all one piece - there is no 5mm portion that you can remove. However, you can buy thinner pads and replace the stockers. I found the stock 20mm pads too thick (i.e. too tight a fit) and ordered thinner replacement pads. Jun 20, 2014
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Mark A: The cheeks pads must be swapped out if you wish to change them. The large , stock helmet, fit me perfectly. I would ride with the helmet for a while before considering going to different cheek pads. Jun 20, 2014
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Nathan S: I am wearing an extra large and it is very comfortable. I have a large head and a large in any style is too tight for me. As far as I can see the cheek pads are not replaceable....... Nate Jun 22, 2014
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David A asked: Any problem when wearing the XC if I ride with the visor up? At what speed do they recommend it be down? Aug 12, 2013
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Ron L: I frequently ride with the visor up just a little to get more air on my face at highway speeds with no issues and fully up at times at less than highway speeds again with no issues. From my personal experience, I do not think you would have an issue riding with the visor in the up position. I've owned several helmets, this one, is one of the best I've owned. Hope this helps Aug 12, 2013
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Tanju C: No problem at all. During hot days I ride with open visor in the city up to around 35mph. On the highway when you speed around 50mph it just feels better with the visor down. But as with most 3/4 helmets changing the visor from up to down and vice versa is no problem and can be done at any speed. Aug 12, 2013
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Barry D M: The problem is a bug flying into your eye at 50mph. If you wear some sort of eye protection you can wear it up. If you aren't wearing eye protection I would have it down at anything over parking lot speeds. Aug 12, 2013
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Juan E: Why would you ride with the visor up? I have driven about 10-15 miles for a short time and no problems. Always use the visor! Aug 12, 2013
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A s: I've ridden up to 50mph with it up and had no problems, but I usually ride with it down Aug 12, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does this have a fully removable and washable liner? Mar 22, 2015
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Stephen R: No - lining not fully removable. Cheek pads can be switched out though for a better fit. Mar 23, 2015
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kenny v: yes It does great helmet love mine Mar 23, 2015
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Tim K asked: I see that the Arai XC RAM is no longer available. Have the upgraded the XC to provide similar features, such as removable/washable cheek pads and liner, and multiple sizes of cheek pads? Dec 20, 2014
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kenny v: Great helmet , none better , comfort is amazing Dec 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Curious about fit -- the Signet-Q fits me perfectly but the RXQ does not -- thinking about getting something 3/4 like this but would like to know if the XC fits more like the RXQ or the Signet (I suspect the X is shared from the RXQ and therefore it won't be the helmet for me)? Nov 22, 2013
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Steven P: Unfortunately, I have never tried any other helmet except for the XC and the CT-Z. I apologize that I can not be of any help. Nov 24, 2013
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A shopper asked: can the Arai XC RAM Helmet be ordered with thin cheekpads? or can they be exchanged if upon receipt they are too thick? May 13, 2012
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RevZilla: If you would like cheekpads that are different than stock, you would need to order the different size separately. May 17, 2012
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A shopper asked: Looking for a helmet for my wife who has a narrow head and insists on a 3/4 helmet. will the XC work? Aug 12, 2011
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Joel P: Generally speaking, 3/4 helmets tend to be very round. However, we find that the Arai XC Helmet is narrower than typical 3/4 helmets. Aug 16, 2011
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A shopper asked: I own an Arai SZ/a that is obviously more than a few years old. It is a size Medium. Over the weekend the top of the liner disintegrated. Yeah, it has been brutally hot in TX this summer. I am considering buying the new Arai XC. Does the Medium size between this newest version and the older version of this open face correlate? Incidentally, in a full face helmet, I feel more comfortable in a Large size, whether it is Arai Quantum or Shoei RF1100. I have both. Sep 19, 2011
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AliB: Typically, open face helmets have a round or neutral round shape. We would suggest ordering the same size of the Arai XC as your previous Arai SZ/A. Oct 7, 2011
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Jeffrey M asked: What's this helmet's wt in pounds? Please :) Aug 3, 2014
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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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Aluminum Silver / XL 753736 819034 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Aluminum Silver / 2XL 753737 819035 Out of Stock
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