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The Arai XD4 is world renowned for being the one of the best ADV touring helmets on the market and one of the few that achieves a Snell M2010 safety rating. The XD4 incorporates all of the same great qualities found in Arai's other helmets including the comfort liner and cheek pads that feature 5mm peel-away pads that allow riders to tailor the fit. The shell of the XD4 has also been aerodynamically tuned and, in concert with the removable floating peak visor, funnels air into the redesigned vents, improving overall ventilation and mitigating buffeting at speed. 

The XD-4 is the helmet of choice for many hardcore ADV enthusiasts and sets an industry standard for comfort, quality and safety.


  • Comfort headliner, with micro fitting 5mm peel away temple pads
  • Fully removable/replaceable/washable Interior: Comfort head liner, Cheek pads, Chinstrap covers
  • Dry-Cool technology keeps you dry and cool for greater comfort
  • Patent pending, FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design, also with a 5mm peel away micro fit feature
  • Improved shell shape for better aerodynamic stability at higher street speeds
  • Exhaust ports added to the top diffuser vents
  • Chin vent with more intake ports
  • Larger sculpted side cowl vents improve ventilation
  • Snell M2010 approved

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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Arai XD-4 Explore Helmet 4.7 5 260 260
Best Helmet i ever have Best helmet i ever have, Arai is the best, Good shape, good weight November 24, 2015
Great vision and comfort As a hi-end product it fully meets my expectations. As a known strong and safe helmet in combination with great vision and comfort I think this is key points to a good helmet. This helmet gives the kind of comfort which makes it a thrill to wear it for the hole day. It also has good build quality and functionality, As for Scandinavian cold weather trips It also gives no issues really, fogging down the visor is at a minimum. This style of helmet gives some distance between your face and the inside of the visor, could give reflections if you use glasses. On the other hand using glasses in this helmet gives you no gnaw or pain, fits perfect with glasses. The helmet gives some noise in speeds above 110 km/h but less than expected from this style of helmet. If you want to spend the extra buck, this is the way to go! November 23, 2015
First helmet - Arai Perfection! This is my first helmet, the Arai XD-4 Solid Pearl Black, and I was admittedly worried about spending so much for a helmet without any prior experience. Having just purchased a 2015 WR250R I wanted something for the dual-sport nature of my new bike. I also wanted something from a rock solid, proven company backed by years of reliability and safety. With the reputation of Arai and the fact they had the dual-sport XD-4 helmet it was naturally the first helmet I looked into. Everything about the helmet "on paper" I liked. It has style, elegance and a nice sportiness to it I liked. My problem was none of the local shops carried a helmet in stock to try on and at over $500 bucks its a hard swallow. One place had an internal shell from an Arai and the guy said they were incredibly strong and well made. At 190Lbs, I stood up on the shell and jumped roughly 16-18 inches up and landed on the shell without it breaking or deforming. It remained rigid and firm as I landed on it. My head measures 22.5" or 57.5cm and looking at the Arai helmet sizing chart put me right at a medium. The week before taking my BRC course I had some unknown full face helmet in size large that was quire tight. Regardless I took the sizing chart on faith and ordered the Arai XD-4 in Medium. Note here also that I had read the XD-4 has a more general oval shape without removing any of the internal fit pads and i have an oval face/head. On receiving the XD-4 I can say the fit was perfect! It was initially quite snug! I really had to pull it down over my head however after a couple rides and a few hundred miles the pads have shaped to me perfectly and is now extremely comfortable. Really like the emergency cheek pullout pads! These help Emergency responders immensely when helmet removal is needed after an accident and should be in every helmet today. NOTE: I Wear Eye-Glasses and while you need to remove them each time you put the helmet on or take it off, they fit perfectly. Yes there is that word again however its almost like there are slotted groves in the padding because they slide on/off easily, never catch on anything and there is never any force pressing them against my head. I have 2 sets with straight arms and another with curved arms that wrap around my ears. Both fit with 100% comfort and zero issues. The front shield clicks closed firmly and remains so until opened. There seems to be centered open position where the shield can be adjusted about 1" however it puts the bottom edge at my eye level so useless to me. The shield opens fully and stays open securely and doesn't drop. Also the visibility range is amazingly wide, clear and true. I've yet to see any distortion I've heard of in some other shields. The top visor is easily adjusted with a coin or flat screwdriver and seems to be well built. It is designed to break free so be aware of that if you ride where it may be hooked or commonly bumped. I adjusted mine downwards fully and seems to be perfect for my use. Road noise is not bad and have zero complaints about it. Putting around on side/back roads its fine and when out on the highway pulling 70mph its a bit noisy bit closing the chin and brow vents 1/2 way and pulling the chin deflector down seemed to help. ALL the vents open and close securely with a positive feel. The brow vents have a 1/2 open and full open setting and I really like how it directs air over my forehead and not directly onto me. Top and back vents are easy to use and provide great venting. Being able to adjust the front chin vent to either come directly through to the face or redirect internally along the cheeks is very nice as well. I DO WISH there was a filter of some type inside the chin vent! With it directly open I hit a large swarm of gnats and well.. they don't taste that great! ;) Aside from that I cant say anything bad about the helmet. I am extremely happy with the purchase and can happily join the ranks of many many many Arai supporters! It certainly isn't cheap however the last thing you want an injury to is the head. Money well spent I believe! If you are on the line thinking about this helmet stop thinking and just order it! October 29, 2015
Arai quality, what else needs to be said? this is my 4th Arai, and coming off the back of an XD3, some of the new features appear to be quite nice. I like the larger buttons for the top intakes, and the addition of the brow vents to the line. Fit is the same as the XD3, and the metal flake in the black helps the lid look extra pretty :D It's pretty much everything I've come to expect from Arai, and if it fits your head shape and like the style, I absolutely recommend it. October 20, 2015
comfortable It's very comfortable and the ability to remove 5mm of padding made it even better as it was a little tight on the cheeks. Air flow is great, very stylish. Just a really nice helmet and worth the money. I wish the Arai logos were a little smaller though. October 12, 2015
Best helmet I've ever owned Love it, great helmet. Fit is excellent. Quiet, and well made. Spend the money it is worth it. October 5, 2015
Arai... Enough said ! Aria helmets have a "feel" to them ,that sets them apart from the other high end helmets. I bought this helmet and immediately removed the peak. I have no need for it as I only ride on the street. I love the extra wide vision from it. Vents great and can actually feel the air moving across your head. Had no fogging issues at all what so ever. Liner is very comfortable and my 23 inch head fit great in a large. I ride a R1200gs Lc and an 2006 street glide. Helmet "goes" great with both. September 14, 2015
perfect fit Tried the Shoei in MED but it was too tight in the cheeks. 23"head fit fine, but even after ordering the XL cheekpads, it was still too tight and I realized that it tickeled my regulation moustashe...no way I could stand that and after 50 years, not shaving it either! No problem with the Revzilla return. Ordered the Arai XD-4 Hi-Viz also in MED and......it fit PERFECT! Sure, it's snug, but not painfully so like the Shoei was. More room in front of the stash too. Bottom line is that the Arai MED runs a bit more spacious than the Shoei MED, at least for my head. JD September 12, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
David I: I saw this helmet at the Sacramento International Motorcycle Show and liked the fit and style of it. I have owned Arai helmets since the 90's and I have always liked how comfortable they feel on my head. I'm into dual sport motorcycles and I think this is the nicest helmet on the market for this style riding.

Nov 27, 2015
Aaron S: I recently hit a deer at 58mph. Landed on the left side of my head and with no doubt saved my life. Nov 20, 2015
Patrick R: legendary dual sport helmet. nuff said. Sep 8, 2015
Glenn C: Long time Arai user. Aug 26, 2015
Robert P: Good venting, quality look and it's one of the helmets Anthony uses and I figure he's been able to try out more helmets than I'll ever see so his choice is bound to be a good one. Jul 24, 2015
George B: I have heard great things about Revzilla and the Arai XD-4. I am new rider with a 2012 Ducati Hypermotard and the XD-4 seems to be what people are going with for the riding position and style of this bike. Jun 9, 2015
James S: You ONLY HAVE ONE NOGGIN! Mar 22, 2015
Brandon D: Needed to upgrade to a better quality dual sport helmet. This looked great and was highly rated. Feb 22, 2015
Michael M: awesome helmet, fits great. Top of the food chain when it comes to protection for the brain housing group! Jan 14, 2015
Erick P: I previously owned the original XD and loved it. Great fit and quality. Sep 12, 2014
David H: Great reputation for comfort and quality. Sep 10, 2014
Steve M: Comfort, quality, subtle graphics Sep 9, 2014
steven s: Quality and fit. Nothing fits my head better than the Arai shape. Sep 1, 2014
H K: Already own an Arai Dual Sport helmet. This is for family member. These helmets are great! Aug 26, 2014
Bruce G: Living in tropical Queensland, Australia, having a helmet that breathes is a necessity. From all the research I have done, the Arai XD-4 comes up the best, and when I tried it on it fitted like a dream. Happy days! Aug 21, 2014
Richard D: I love my XD-4 helmet. It does get pretty foggy in humid rainy conditions and is very hard to see. I pretty much need to pull over after 20 minutes of riding in the rain. Aug 4, 2014
Bret B: quality of helmet at a great price Jul 22, 2014
T E: Looks cool and fits good Jul 17, 2014
Gregg G: I have worn Arai for decades and like the fit and performance. Jun 23, 2014
Philip C: Arai helmets just fit my head shape and are the most comfortable for me. This XD-4 is the Industry leader IMO for ADV riding.... Jun 21, 2014
Kevin N: No better adventure helmet... NONE! This helmet is amazing in everyway, HIGHLY recommend Jun 17, 2014
ARVIND D: Great venting Jun 5, 2014
Benjamin M: High quality. Great design. Jun 1, 2014
darell f: positive reviews May 28, 2014
alejandro s: because of your excellent review in your videos, so I follow your recommendation! Apr 10, 2014
Lee Vivian D: Comfort, quiet and legendary Arai quality..top notch lid. Mar 9, 2014
JONG HWA L: Arai is simply the most reliable helmet in the world. Have only used Arai helmet in my life. Jan 19, 2014
R E: This is my third XD. I've worn the other two out. Fit great and wear like iron. Good for about 100,000 mles. Nov 9, 2013
Ignacio D: The best available Nov 1, 2013
Jeffrey J: This is the best ADV helmet. I am a dirt biker and an ADV rider, and I this is the best helmet I have ever had. Oct 22, 2013
Leonard C: Its the best. I wore out my XD3 Sep 23, 2013
LAURA AIKEN B: Exactly what I was looking for. Sep 6, 2013
Kevin B: Because it's the most comfortable helmet I've ever owned. Aug 19, 2013
Adam C asked: Can this helmet be used in conjunction with goggles? I really think that 85% of the time the shield will suffice...but on those really dusty dirt roads goggles could come in handy. Anyone have experience with this situation? Aug 17, 2013
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John P: Yes, you can use it nicely with goggles. I have two different types of goggles, Thor and Scott. The Thor Ally ones don't fit very well. The Scott ones are perfect. Both have nose guards fitted onto them. That causes a little trouble fitting them into the helmet.

I'm kind of the same as you. I do only a little off road, but I do like using the goggles for slow rides as well. Nice on hot days.
Aug 24, 2013
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Jon L: I have not used the helmet with goggles. I believe that you can remove the face screen and use goggles if you so choose. I dont know if you can use goggles with the screen in place. I am away from my helmet right now or I would try it out for you. Probably the Revzilla guys could do that. I do ride long distances in dirt and the face screen has always worked very well at keeping the dust out Aug 19, 2013
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Albert G: I gave it a try and they did fit. Not much of a gap around the goggles. If its just dust control you want then it would be better than the shield but I think you will sacrifice ventilation and make it a lot hotter to wear. My Klim F4 seems to have much more room in this area, as in it was designed for goggles where the XD was not. Aug 19, 2013
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TODD B: Goggles will easily fit under the closed visor. I usually ride with goggles on and the clear visor up on dirt/gravel roads to get some air. If there is too much wind noise on paved roads, I flip the normal visor down over the goggles. I use Oakley goggles if you're looking for a goggle size reference. Aug 20, 2013
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Stuart H: Haven't used goggles per se, but a slightly cracked visor and sunglasses has done me well on most dusty stuff. On 990 Adv, I'm not THAT close to mi amigos- not like 450's. 990 SE maybe!! Great helmet thus far. Aug 19, 2013
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Jesse E: I alternate between goggles and shield. Primarily because I like the wind in my face, but like my eyeballs protected. So goggles work perfect. Shield can be removed in about 3 minutes or less. Aug 20, 2013
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Dylan J: Yes, goggles will work with this helmet. I've gotten moto specific goggles to make sure the frame isn't so large that it pushes down on the nose. Aug 19, 2013
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Alan P: Yes, my son wears goggles while on the track, and the faceshield on the street. Aug 20, 2013
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Alec M: Sure. It's designed to work with goggles when you remove the shield. Aug 19, 2013
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mark w: yes, if you get the right set. Aug 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hi, I intend to get this awesome Arai XD4 Explore. My head measures 58.5cm as per your video guide. My face shape is a bit squarish. Should I go for the Medium or Large size? Will place an order once advised. Thanks in advance! Jan 5, 2014
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Rob S: First let me say that if you purchase this helmet you will not be disappointed. 45 years of riding and this is the best built, most comfortable and most versatile helmet that I have owned. The shape of your face I believe should be fine. The sizing is a little more difficult to answer because your right there between med. and large. I have the previous model (XD3) that I was between sizes and bought large because the salesman (NOT Revzilla) told me these helmet will soften up and break-in and would be loose. That did not happen and resulted in discomfort and headaches. The pad layers can be removed as needed to achieve the perfect fit. With the XD4 I was between large an XL, went with the XL and took 1 layer out of the cheek pads and had a perfect fit. I would start with the large (you want snug not loose) Revzilla is great on their return policy if it not used or worn. I hope this helps. Rob S. Jan 7, 2014
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Ken P: Hello! I have this Arai XD4 and wanted to let you know that the fit is great! I measure to exactly 58 cm and I wear a MEDIUM. I would definitely recommend getting the MEDIUM. It should be a perfect fit for you, as you want it to be slightly snug. That being said, I have been told that you would order a MEDIUM in any helmet regardless of the MFR.

Good Luck and enjoy the XD4!
Jan 7, 2014
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Peter B: What I did was bought both sizes and returned the medium . The large fits me perfect. With the return policy of revzilla it makes perfect sense to do this method. Try on each helmet and wear for a least an hour or two. Remember the helmet will get bigger after break in. Try on sunglasses also very important. You'll know what size to choose !

My Best
Jan 8, 2014
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Stuart H: I am right about at 59cm and fit the "intermediate oval" shape pretty perfectly. I have a medium XD-4 and it fits like a glove. If you don't like a snug fit, maybe order up the thin cheek pads with it. Love the helmet. Light years better than my old XD. I didn't check out the video guide, though I have high cheek bones and "germanic" features. Jan 6, 2014
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Benoit F: I just measured my head and it's 59cm and I took large but if my hear would of been 59.5cm it would be to tight. The helmet is great I would buy it again. Jan 6, 2014
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HSU S: To the Medium..but suitable...very good. Jan 9, 2014
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Steve Y asked: I am thinking of getting the shoei hornet or the aria xd, I have only had less exspensive helmets in the past in which I take a size xl, the stores close to me only carry these other brands which some of the xl seem so tight I think they would give me a head ache. I measured my head per your video and it is 231/4" or 59 cm. I have a round shape head. I see these measurement fall into the large ,but not sure wheather to stick with the xl. the helmet I wear now is a Fulmer xl 3/4 helmet & seems to fit well. But I tried a full face Spy helmet locally & had to get an xxl ? Between the Arai & the Shoei, does one fit a more rounder head shape better than the other?
Sep 6, 2013
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George B: I measure 59,5 cm. I bought the large (L) one. When I first tried it on, I said what the heck did i just do. It was almost impossible to put on, and the pain and squeeze was unberable..
1. I pressed the EPS (the protection foam past the padings in the area where it hurt me - a little above the temples and towards the forehead - carefully with a rounded object. I'm talking about something in the region of less than 1mm, noothing tat would compromise the helmet's integrity.
2. I took out the humongous cheek pads, and depressed the EPS section of thoose a lot... Note: I'm a little big with a lot of cheeks!
3. I wore the helmet...

The hellmet is now fitted to my head like a glove. It's just perfect, as snug as it needs to be, and comfortable for a lot of miles. (As i write this, I'm in Germany at almost 2/3 of my european tour of 11.000 km)

So my suggestion would be to buy the L instead of the XL. As far as the cheekpads and the liner, you can always buy thinner ones than the ones it's sold with (there are many options), instead of customizing them as I did!

As far as the Shoei vs Arai is concerned, I can't tell. I previously had a very expensive road Shoei, and it fitted me perfectly.

Hope i helped,
Sep 11, 2013
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Robert C: I have a Shoei X11 (size L) which I've used for years and love. I had to resize the pads to optimize the fit. I also have the Arai XD-4 which is also an excellent helmet. The Shoei is rounder shape, but I find that if you remove the layers of pad on the side of the Arai (per their instructions) it is also comfortable for all-day riding.

If rounder head shape is the key factor, I'd try on the Shoei Hornet to test the fit, but I think you'd find you can remove the thin layers of the Arai padding to make the fit work fine.

Hope that helps.
Sep 6, 2013
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LAURA AIKEN B: If you measured the size of your head and matched it to the Arai sizing chart, you should be good to go. I personally prefer a snug fit knowing that the helmet will loosen up over use/time. The XD-4 also has the layers in the cheekpads you can tear-out for a better fit.

I really like mine, it's perfect for what I was looking for. If for some reason you ordered the wrong size - send it back. Just open the box very carefully and try the helmet on BEFORE you remove any labels. If it's sooo totally wrong it should be evident immediately. Good luck!
Sep 6, 2013
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Steve Y: Thank-you for your reply, still undecided but will try one soon Sep 10, 2013
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Steve Y: Thanks for the reply Sep 10, 2013
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Daniel P asked: Does this face shield protect against UVA/UVB radiation? It breaks my heart that there are no DS helmet options out there with a transition shield. Sep 1, 2015
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R. Brian S: Hmmm. I'd be surprised if the tinted ones didn't at least. I'm replying though to tell you that this is the best helmet out there and would be superb if an anti fog transitions lens was available. I will say that I cannot recommend the pinlock visor though. Believe the Revzilla review on it. It is difficult to say the least and does not work well and despite lots of messing around I have never been able to get it to seal all the way around. It also catches on the top brow vent ducts when opening and closing. If the helmet is the best money I've ever spent then the pinlock shield and insert may be the worst. It will fog up on you also if you ride in much cold damp weather. I like it enough that I live with it. It is the best vented helmet I've ever worn and works great with my Sena SMH10R. Sep 2, 2015
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Frank F: No UV with stock Visor but for everything else this helmet has going for it you can't go wrong, best helmet I've owned and the most comfortable.
Just order the smoked lens with it they look better tinted anyway.
Rubber side down!

Sep 2, 2015
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Douglas W: Hi Dan,

I'm really not sure if the face shield has UVA/UVB protection or not... I didn't check when I bought it. I do know that I use Maui Jim polarized sunglasses when I'm not riding and when I put the Arai XD4 on with the Dark Tint Shield I got with the Helmet and no glasses, it's pretty good at reducing glare and such. I want to say it's probably NOT polarized and has very little UV protection... but I don't remember squinting or being uncomfortable on bright sunny days. The Araqi is AWESOME! Best Helmet I've ever had. I bought another one for use in the Islands (Hawaiin) as I ride over there a lot and it's really good with the glare even in that Tropical Sun... which is CRAZY bright and intense from Dawn 'til Dusk. It's been really comfortable there too... even in that heat and humidity. Impressive! I really hope that helps!
Sep 1, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet cater for a coms system? Mar 24, 2013
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RevZilla: This helmet is not designed for use with a specific system, but you can use a universal kit such as a Sena SMH-10 or Scala Rider G9. There should be enough room in the ear pockets to fit the speakers for both systems. Mar 26, 2013
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Paul M: I swapped from the Shoie Hornet to the XD4 because my coms speakers hurt on extended rides. Much more room in the XD4 for speakers.
My first xd4 (crashed in 1st one) was noisier than the hornet. Not sure why but my newest purchased last week is much quieter. Is the latest & is different color on bottom lining. Feels snugger not just new helmet snug maybe they improved the snugness fit not sure. But is quiter similar to the Shoie this one maybe a little noisier but not much.
Nov 4, 2013
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Dylan J: The SMH-10 went into my helmet easily and I don't notice that the speakers are tucked into the ear cavity Aug 19, 2013
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David R asked: Will the Sena 20s work well with this helmet?? Aug 12, 2015
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Brandon D: I put a SMH10R in mine. If the speakers and button mike are the same size, it's just a matter of tucking the cords under the pads and you're good. Aug 31, 2015
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Gregg G: I don't know at all. Aug 12, 2015
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Randall M asked: Looking at the Arai XD-4 Explore helmet in orange. Can anyone tell me if the color is Deer Hunter, High-Vis orange or if the color is more of a KTM color match? Can't quite tell from the pictures. Thanks! Mar 26, 2014
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Stuart H: Definitely not your standard hi-viz. It's quite close to KTM- close enough but with more depth to it. Perhaps a tad darker but not by much. KTM orange is kind of flat. This has a metallic flake that gives it depth and is subtle, so the black has a little pop as well. I absolutely love mine. Get lots of nice comments on it. The price tag hurt a bit, but haven't looked back. And I'm guessing it's pretty easy to see on top of that.

Good luck!!
Mar 26, 2014
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Randall M: Thanks Stuart. That's exactly what I was trying to find out. I think it will match up ok. The helmet is pretty cool looking match or no match. Thanks for the help! -Randy Apr 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: On the ARAI XD-4 Explore Silver helmet, is the outine around the black graphic another shade of silver or does it not exist? Aug 13, 2012
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RevZilla: The outline on the Silver version of the Arai XD-4 Explore Helmet is a dark Grey. Aug 15, 2012
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socpig: Grey metalic. Dec 28, 2012
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A shopper asked: What is the difference between this Arai and the Arai XD 4 Solid - large price differential? Aug 8, 2013
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Chris KStaff: Just the graphics. Arai uses high quality paints and methods for adding graphics to their helmets, so the solid color ones are cheaper to produce. Aug 8, 2013
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A shopper asked: DOT is standard in the US, EN is mandatory in Europe. I'm asking in case we want to take the helmet back to Europe one day. Jan 1, 2013
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RevZilla: The Arai XD-4 that we carry is DOT and Snell approved, but It is not ECE approved. Jan 3, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have a Fly Trekker helmet in XL, fits okay. Is the XD fit similar? Should I get the XL in the XD? Apr 20, 2014
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