Arai XC RAM Helmet
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
Excellent cruising helmet
I was searching for a helmet that offered excellent fit, vision and safety. This helmet was the only 3/4 helmet I could find that met all Snell and DOT specs. I'm riding a Yamaha Bolt cruiser. Love this helmet.
November 12, 2013
Great looking and fitting helmet, as advertised.
I am very happy with the ARIA XC helmet. It is as good looking as it is good fitting and I am confident that it will be my safest option on the road.
October 21, 2013
The best open face helmet made!
Great helmet with the perfect fit for long oval head shapes.
The best open face helmet made!
Works great with communication systems.
An expensive helmet but well worth the investment.
October 14, 2013
Wow! What a difference! You get what you pay for!
Up until now I've never spent more than $150 on a helmet and I've had half helmets, full face helmets and open face helmets. I've decided I no longer feel protected enough in a half helmet so I've been riding open face in the warmer summer/fall months and full face in the cooler fall/winter months or when I know I'll be on the highway. My previous open face was a Scorpion that was very nice and had good features, but it was more of a round shape and it gave me annoying headaches and always left my forehead red after even the shorter rides. I searched around and tried on a lot of open face helmets from HJC, Fulmer, Scorpion and the likes. I tried a Nolan N43, but the fit just wasn't right. Then I decided to consider spending the extra money on either a Shoei J-Cruise or the Arai XC after talking to Andrew at Revzilla. Once I realized these open face helmets were more of an intermediate oval, I was willing to pay more for the fit. However I really underestimated the quality differences as well. A helmet's a helmet right? WRONG! As soon as the Arai arrived and I opened the box, I instantly noticed the quality difference. The paint job is fantastic and the build quality of the helmet is second to none. Upon trying it on, my head felt snug in the helmet without feeling tight. I could tell this helmet better fit my head than any I've tried before. I also noticed the cushioning was much nicer and more comfortable. After taking it out for a ride, I was amazed how quiet the helmet is. I rode without the visor and used sunglasses, which generally caused some whistling in my older helmets, but not the Arai. It was very quiet. The field of vision was massive and I could only see the sides of the helmet at the very edges of my vision. I was also impressed with the light weight of the helmet. The fact that The Arai XC has more cheek protection than most open face helmets is a great feature, but the really nice thing is that this helmet fits so well and is so comfortable that it nearly felt like I was wearing even less of a helmet than before. I felt like I was wearing a half helmet, but knew I was being covered much better. I wouldn't say I forgot I was wearing a helmet, but it was as close to having an open air feel without actually not wearing one. I really love this helmet. I guess you could say I'm now an Arai fanboy, and I wish I never would have bothered with the cheaper helmets. I wish I would have realized how nice these more expensive helmets really are. The sticker shock always kept me away, but now that I've worn one, I don't think I could go back. In fact, I'm not jonesing for an Arai full face to replace my Fulmer full face for the cooler rides and added protection.
August 7, 2013
Excellent, Safe 3/4 helmet, Fits narrow head very well
I bought this helmet because I wanted a 3/4 helmet, but could not find one that fit my narrow, but extra large head. This helmet fits me well, and feels extremely safe. Visibility is wide, and exactly what I wanted
May 20, 2013
My XC Ram under Miami weather
I have bean riding for 2 weeks now with my new Arai and can only share good things about it.
the fit is right and comfortable, enough space for me to wear a pair of sun glasses and don't even feel them at all.
A good venting system giving you airflow all around the inside of the helmet. thanks Arai it's was hot today !!
the face shield mechanism works perfectly offering you a comfortable wind protection for your ride.
regarding wind noise I don't feel much of a different considering it's a open face. let's be realistic we all hear the wind as some point !! comfortable helmet to carry around town.
the shape of the helmet really wrap you face and make you feel almost you are wearing a full face.
at the end you get what you pay for and it's a Arai,
Me like it !!!
March 12, 2013
Great helmet , wider view love the openess , yet still feel very safe with it on , great ventalation for those hot days , yet still keeps your head warm and safe on the cold days Washington state weather , just cant go wrong with this hemet
April 22, 2013