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Arai XD-4 Helmet - Solid
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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 Helmet - Solid 4.7 5 260 260
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
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
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
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
Comfy, but a bit noisy. I bought this helmet for my wife. She loves the comfort, view, venting, and shade from the visor. The wind noise inside is louder than my new shoei Hornet. Also her visor whistles above 50 miles per hour. August 14, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
A N: Great helmet. I use goggles with it also sometime, or just good sunglasses on easy rides. Nov 19, 2015
john k: I tried on a bunch of helmets in the Philly store and narrowed it down to two helmets, the Arai XD-4 and the Shoei Hornet X2. I really liked this one, great fit and features. Cheek pads are higher in the XD-4 when compared to the Hornet X2. The X2 pushed my cheeks up and made it less comfortable. Oct 26, 2015
Dustin K: Very comfortable, well made helmet, relatively quiet - I'm answering calls on my Sena at highway speed and the caller couldn't tell I was on a motorcycle. Puig windshield helps too. Of my four helmets this is my favorite. Oct 11, 2015
William K: I have had Arai XD helmets for over 10 years and love them for adventure riding Sep 20, 2015
" ": Quality and comfort Aug 17, 2015
Paul O: best price on the best hlmet Aug 1, 2015
Cyndy K: This is an excellent helmet. I chose this one because I like the visor, and it fits my head. Very comfortable. Jul 31, 2015
Danh B: I trust Arai and wanted a dual sport helmet. Jul 14, 2015
Trish H: The best, most comfortable helmet I have ever worn. Jul 2, 2015
John R: Because a helmet must feel great when it is on your head all day long. Otherwise your just annoyed. Jun 5, 2015
James M: Revzilla top pick for Adventure bike helmet. Anthony's video was great. Arai product line is top notch as well May 26, 2015
Phillip W: Appears to be the best quality dual sport helmet out there, and is highly recommended by the RevZilla experts. May 25, 2015
Robert R: It's the gold standard in ADV helmets! May 24, 2015
Alexandre T: have the XD3 that saved my life. I wanted to get the newer XD4 model Apr 27, 2015
Mike A: It's a versatile helmet which can be used on and off road, and the SNELL rating was important to me. Apr 8, 2015
Drew B: Other riding friends use this helmet and swear by it. Jan 25, 2015
Todd V: style mainly.. Dec 28, 2014
M A: My previous helmet (Arai XD3) saved me from serious head injury in a crash which destroyed the helmet. I have no hesitation in replacing it with an XD4 as I know first hand how dependable they are when it counts! Dec 2, 2014
AJ S: I choose this helmet because I had to learn the hard way that my Shubeth C3 Pro is not meant for the dirt. This helmet is touted as the top of the food chain in it's category. I think the side vision could be better and although I don't have any major complaints with it, I think it's just a good helmet, not a great helmet. Nov 17, 2014
Rami D: Friends recommendations! Nov 15, 2014
Mark V: I owned an XD previously and this version is even better. Nov 9, 2014
Rob S: Excellent reviews Oct 24, 2014
Gary S: Arai is the best and my head shape puts me in Arai, too damned expensive! Oct 22, 2014
Scott S: Great reviews, price, quality, past positive experience with brand. Oct 12, 2014
B G: Seems to be the best rated dual sport helmet out there. Pricey, but so what if it saves your life! If you find yourself undecided on size, go larger. I had to return and get next size up. Perhaps a bit skinny side to side compared to other helmets I have tried on. Oct 4, 2014
John L: Reputable brand name. Beautiful design. Sep 24, 2014
Richard G: I read lots of reviews and talked to several ADV riders and the AraiXD comes highly recommended. Yes it's pricey but over the years I've retired a few helmets due to crashes so IMHO the reputation for quality justifies the price. Sep 23, 2014
Lionel C: The Video reviews and details that you guys make really help in making purchases. Keep up the great work ! Sep 22, 2014
Jeffrey F: Reviews were great! Sep 3, 2014
Kris A: This seems to be the helmet of choice for adventure riding.
Also, it looks great and fits great.
Sep 3, 2014
Dave M: Needed a new adventure style helmet. I prefer Arai. Excellent features, good price, free shipping, & cash back. Aug 18, 2014
S U: Excellent adventure helmet with great air flow/comfort. Aug 18, 2014
Ron H: I have owned many Arai Helmets in the past. I am a Loyal Customer, what can I say......... Aug 15, 2014
scott w: "Long Way Round", brand + Revzilla video review Aug 13, 2014
artie t: Protection and Style. Aug 4, 2014
Gary D: Best helmet for dual-sport riding. Had Arai profile for 8 years. Jul 26, 2014
Richard K: Top quality dual sport Jul 22, 2014
Bobby H: The best dual sport helmet out of all the manufacturers. Jul 10, 2014
Glen J: Arai fits my head better than any other helmet I have tried. Had the factory reps at Americade for most of the other majors give up and tell me that I could not use their helmet. The Arai is perfect. Jun 16, 2014
sammidi a: Arai Proven for protection & comfortable shape & fits me perfectly Jun 16, 2014
Talmadge W: Great air flow, visor helps with a low sun and surprisingly little wind buffeting! Jun 5, 2014
Douglas S: Nice choice when I ride my 1200 GS! Jun 1, 2014
Robert H. W: Your product review video is excellent, your spokesman articulate, knowledgeable. All true but real reason is Arai superiority in this line of helmet. Have been an open face Shoei man for decades but this will fit my current preferences for both my 1955 Vincent as well as the F700GS BMW, and the 56 Tri T110. For the DRZ, Penton and Bultaco will stick with motocross HJC. The open face style was making me a little nervous (at age 76) so the DS style gives better vision protection etc May 20, 2014
michael b: Im 61 & my BMW G450X have a love -hate relationship going on ! sometimes it like to Toss me like a Toss Salad. This is the best money can buy for avoiding Blunt Head Trauma May 18, 2014
David F: My current Arai is over 6 years old and it's time for something new. You can't go wrong with Arai and when it comes to helmets, your head is worth the investment. I will say that the Revzilla videos are very helpful in reviewing product options, understanding the latest features and helping make decisions. Well done guys! May 16, 2014
thomas g: oval fit quality & comfort May 15, 2014
Ruth H: Fell on my Bike the other day... this helmet did exactly what it was suppose to do. I'm happy to buy it again May 8, 2014
James M: Good price, good quality, good shipping:) Apr 24, 2014
Mark R: Arai helmets are very high quality and fit me perfectly. My oldest Arai is 17 years old and still going strong. The materials have not degraded. Apr 22, 2014
stephen c: Quality. Apr 1, 2014
Scott F: Fits good and is comfy. I wish the visor was easier to swap out. The duck bill needs stiffening. It can catch wind off my windscreen on the 1200 GS and do some NASTY vibrating. I have seen where people have glued wheel weights to the under side of the leading edge to dampen the vibrations. It literally blurs my vision and gives me a bad headache. Lowering the screen to get more clean air on the helmet helped a LOT. On my screenless KTM 530 EXC, it is not a problem. Mar 27, 2014
carlos g: friend recommendation , Brand reputation Mar 20, 2014
Patrick A: Best fit plus prior experience with an original XD. I very much like the visor. Once you get used to having it, you will really miss it when wearing other helmets, particularly when riding towards the rising or setting sun. Wish they made this one in a modular/face flip-up style, but you can't have everything.

Oh yeah. Arai customer service is outstanding. I broke a ratchet on the face shield when my XD was exactly 5 years old. Arai sent me a new set of ratchets at no charge.
Mar 19, 2014
bradley r: my white one doesn't mach my new bike Feb 24, 2014
Trev R: After A LOT of research on different DS helmets, found this one had the most features. And you can't beat an Arai helmet! Feb 19, 2014
Jon B: Based on reviews and talking with other riders. One thing stood out in my research and that is you have only one body, protect it! Feb 19, 2014
Rob R: DOT and Snell approved, not much in my skull so wanted to protect what I have! Dec 24, 2013
William K L: Looks, reputation. Great pricing too! Dec 24, 2013
Glen C: It was time to get a new helmet, last one was a Shoei DS Hornet. Great helmet but this one is more comfortable. Dec 18, 2013
karl t: strong meat bees Dec 11, 2013
mike b: I have an XD3 and wanted to upgrade. Great helmets.. Dec 7, 2013
Mark B: They say you have a shoei head or an aria head I used to have a shoei and it used to give me headaches got this and it is the best fit and most comfortable helmet I have ever owned. Dec 2, 2013
Houck c/o M: Upgrading from the original. Nov 17, 2013
Richard D: After watching the videos on your site there was no other choice. Oct 23, 2013
MARCO H: My XD (2 or 3, forget which) will be 5 years old next month. Time for an new helmet. I've been happy with the XD helmets for many years and see no reason to change to a different style/brand. Oct 17, 2013
Dave C: Been riding in the XD 3 for 5 years....awesome! Time for another Oct 7, 2013
Jerrad J: It got great reviews and Anthony's video review made it look awesome. And it looks badass Sep 13, 2013
A shopper asked: My head is exactly 23 inches, which accrding to the size chart, is right between the M and L. Which size should I buy? Aug 24, 2014
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Mathew D: I was in the same position and purchased a medium, I had to return it for a large. It fit my head but so tightly that it gave me a headache after 5 minutes of wearing it in my living room. The large fits great for me. Aug 26, 2014
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Luc S: I have a 22 3/4 inches head and I selected M which fit me comfortably snug. I suspect M would be too tight for a 23 inches head, go for L to be on the safe side. Aug 24, 2014
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Paul A: I would recommend you buy a large @ 23"....my head is 22 and 3/4" and I bought a medium which fits quite snug... I even peeled a couple layers off the cheek pads so my face wouldn't feel so squished up Aug 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: I am looking at getting the XD4 but I have one major concern the ability to clean bug guts from the vents. On most of the videos it shows the rear vent removal but nothing about the front which is where most of the bugs hit. My current helmet is a Schuberth C3 and I have found some quarter sized bugs in the top vent which is easy to clean out. Thanks in advance!

Fine here you go revzilla computer "???????"
May 28, 2014
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Jeff S: Wish I could help, never gave bugs much thought. May 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: I have to wear eyeglasses when riding, day or night. Does this helmet have eyeglass channels built in to the liner to allow for easy eye glass placement? With my current helmet, I had to remove the cheek pieces and basically "restuff" the material to allow for my glasses to slide in easily. Aug 25, 2013
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Chris C: I don't ride with glasses but I just put the helmet on and then slipped on both a pair of wire frame then a pair of horn rimmed reading glasses and both felt fine. There is a channel between the pads that allows for comfortable movement of the frames with no pressure. There is also plenty of clearance when the shield is down. Aug 26, 2013
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Richard G: I wear sunglasses all the time and they fit with no problem at all. They have straight arms so I am not sure if arms that go behind your ear will work. I didn't have to remove any padding to make them fit. In fact I also have the scala ear "phones" in place too with no problem. Aug 26, 2013
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John C S: I wear sun glasses with my XD-4. One can mount and dismount the glasses without removing the XD-4 so long as the glasses have straight " temples". There are channels within the helmet which allow the straight " temples " to slide within. Aug 26, 2013
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Michael N: XD-4 is comfortable in all temperatures and my corrective glasses for nite and day fit easily with or with goggles.
Life's an Adventure...
Find Your Joy in the Ride!.
Aug 26, 2013
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John H: Yes it does have eyeglass channels. I wear eyeglasses myself and am able to put them on with ease. The frames of my glasses are straight and don't wrap around the ear though. Aug 26, 2013
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Lynn Y: I am not sure about eyeglasses because i dont wear them but i do wear sunglasses regularly and they fit well. I have no issues on all day rides. Aug 26, 2013
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Jonathan J: I wear sunglasses with my Xd-4 with no problems whatsoever !! Hope this helps ...... Best helmet I ever had !!!! Aug 26, 2013
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Brian D: I wear eye glasses. I have no problem putting my wire frame glasses on after putting the helmet on Aug 27, 2013
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Waylon W: I wear sunglasses with mine everyday and don't have a problem at all. Aug 27, 2013
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Brad B: There is not a "slot" to allow glasses ear pieces to slide through as with some Shoei road helmets, but as a rider who wears glasses, and shades in this helmet, I can say it is not a problem. Now, the width of the glasses may have something to do with fit. Ear pieces that stick out past your head may hit the head liner and wider frames may hit the ear pads but I don't have a problem with either. Hope this helps. Aug 26, 2013
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James C: I wear glasses each time I ride with this helmet. My glasses have thin wire frames and I always wear them with clip on sunglass shields. The glasses are what I'd call a medium sized frame. I've never had a problem wearing them under this helmet. Though I purchased my XD-4 to fit snuggly it is still extremely comfortable with my glasses on. Aug 28, 2013
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Bob C: I always wear glasses, some with very thick frames. There's a sweet spot that let's me slide mine on no problem. Aug 1, 2014
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A shopper asked: Are the visor and face shiel included with the XD4 helmet or do I need to purchase one or both of these separately? Oct 7, 2013
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Stephen B: Both visor and face shield are included, in fact they are attached on delivery. Oct 8, 2013
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David B: They are both included. This is an excellent helmet Oct 7, 2013
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Kevin B: Hello, helmet came with visor and face shield. Oct 7, 2013
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David G: Yes, both are included with the helmet Oct 7, 2013
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Arthur G: Yes, both are included Oct 7, 2013
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Robert S: Included Oct 7, 2013
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A shopper asked: is xd4 pin lock ready or do I have to drop more money on a new shield? Sep 30, 2012
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Colin S: It is NOT pinlock ready, however, the airflow is so great in this helmet that I have found it to be less of an issue than my Signet-Q. I immediately purchased a pinlock ready visor and insert, but now that I think of it have never needed to use it. Jun 11, 2014
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Saigo: The XD4 is not Pinlock ready..Yes you will have to drop more money for the shield as well as the pinlock visor as they are sold seperately Mar 20, 2013
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RevZilla: The Arai XD-4 Helmet does not come with a pinlock faceshield; they are sold separately and can be found at the link below. Oct 1, 2012
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Libx: the shield that comes with the helmet is not pin lock ready. You have to buy the pin lock ready shield seperate May 13, 2013
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Rigby: You have to purchase an additional shield and pin lock insert. Jan 7, 2013
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German D: The 2014 model comes pin lock ready out of the box Aug 2, 2014
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A shopper asked: Do you recommend this helmet for naked bike like Kawasaki Z800? Please advise, thanks Apr 1, 2014
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Sebastian C: I ride BMW G650GS, which has minimal wind protection.
You "feel" the visor at higher speeds, but I rode for and hour at 80MPH no problem. I got used to it.
That being said, I realized that I couldn't live without the visor.
There is a lot of sunshine here and the beak helps to see better in traffic.
You stop on intersection, sun blinds you - no problem. Little move of your head and you can see again.
I will gladly pay the "penalty" of some extra air resistance.
Heck, my neck muscles will probably grow. ;)
Apr 11, 2014
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Brad B: I'm afraid I cannot help you. I have not worn it on anything faster than a KTM 500EXC, so nothing approaching extended road touring/riding. You can remove the bill though very easily and just go with the shield alone. In that setup it should be no different than a regular street helmet. I love mine though for dual sport touring. 60 mph is no problem with bill on. Apr 1, 2014
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A S: Thanks Brad, I will go without the peak :) Apr 2, 2014
Bob C: I ride a Multistrada with windscreen. My helmet whistles a lot. With the visor on it really whistles. Turning my head a 70-80 can be problematic. I'd be careful. Aug 1, 2014
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Stephen B: Personally I wouldn’t want a helmet with a peak on a naked bike. The wind would want to snap your neck at almost any speed. Apr 2, 2014
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A S: thanks Stephen, what about without the peak, mainly use it with the shield/visor only? Apr 2, 2014
Glen J: I use one with a naked Honda 250 -- not spending a time above 60/70 mph but to that limit its fine. Use earplugs as any helmet is noisy at speed. Apr 14, 2014
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A shopper asked: What makes this better than the Shoei DS Hornet? Feb 11, 2014
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Anders B: I have a long oval head and the Arai fit my head better. Even the Arai is not perfect. I spoke to the Arai rep at the Progressive motorcycle show and told him they need to make a long oval XD-4 and a modular helmet. He said that he hears that question everywhere he goes. The xd-4 is a very good helmet however. It is louder than my Arai Profile and my Shoei Multitec. Feb 11, 2014
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Scott C: I have owned both Shoei and Arai helmets.
The XD-4 fit better for me. I absolutely love the helmet.
Quality is unbelievable. I had to add the shield that prevents fogging.
In wet weather is very hard to have the shield closed and not fog up.
You won't be disappointed.
Feb 11, 2014
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Lynn Y: For me it is all about the fit. So i got the Arai because it fits me better than the Shoei. I think they a very compareable otherwise. Feb 11, 2014
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Mark S: It's all in the fit and finish Comfort and wind noise are my concerns as well............. Feb 11, 2014
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Edward B: I do not have any experience with the Shoei DS. but I do have four years of wearing the Aria XD-4. I have been to several different brands helmet, try while riding events and have not found a helmet that for me is as comfortable and works as well as the XD-4. The excellent air flow is very controllable, and and the visor ( which is the main reason I bought the helmet) works very well with out much buffeting. With or with out a faring. I find the quieter helmets give me a sense of disconnect from the motorcycle I don't feel comfortable with. I do wear hearing protection so the noise that comes with the great air flow doesn't bother me. The field of vision on the Aria is excellent also. I hope this information is helpful. Feb 11, 2014
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A shopper asked: I like to ride at highway speed at times with sunglasses on and face shield up. The current scorpion helmet I wear shakes my head when doing that.... Is the xd4 are designed for that option?
Sep 20, 2015
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Trev R: I'm not sure if it was designed for it, but I can tell you my experience.
I ride with my visor up most of the time, and have at very high speed. The helmet is awesome. Not sure what you ride, but I have ridden a few different bikes, all with different windscreen options, and that plays a huge part in the amount of air coming in the helmet. I also know, that the visor is removable for wearing goggles. The only time the helmet shakes for me is in very high cross wind (and that is probably due to the visor). I haven't noticed any difference between my last helmet (street) and this one as far as it shaking. The Arai is a AWESOME helmet, and I would recommend it to anyone! I have about 24,000 miles with mine, and love it EVERY time I put it on. Hope this helps...
Sep 21, 2015
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Robert K: I find that I can ride with the XD-4 with the face shield up, down, partially cracked etc. with no issue. I do find that when I ride a bike with no wind protection, I get a bit of lift on visor when I am going above 65 mph, but it isn't too dramatic. This is the best helmet I have owned. It is comfortable, flexible, and the wide visor makes visibility fantastic. I highly recommend it. Sep 22, 2015
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Glen J: I ride off-road with the helmet, so speeds in the 20 - 50 MPH range. Have not had any problem but this is not how you are intending to use the helmet. The face shield rises under the bill, so it should not provided extra wind resistance.

Sorry not to be more help.
Sep 23, 2015
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AJ S: Depends on the type of bike your riding, windshield type/height, head angle. Sep 29, 2015
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A shopper asked: How well of a seal does the XD-4 have around the lens? I am thinking of getting one but i will be using it pretty much every day, year round. I want to make sure that water wont pour in through gaps like my current helmet and it has a complete seal all the way around the lens to cut down on piercing cold wind. I was wondering if someone could comment on the buffeting that this helmet experiences, how badly is the sail effect on this helmet at 75+ MPH. Insight is greatly appreciated. Mar 9, 2015
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Glen J: I own both the XD-4 (primarily off road) and the Signet Q (primarily on-road and on-track). At typical highway speeds (say up to 80 mph) the XD-4 catches more air than the Signet Q. I particularly notice it when passing trucks (buffeting) and in cross-wind situations. For an on-road daily commute I would probably choose the Signet Q or similarly shaped helmet. The water seal on both is excellent. I have ridden both through several-hour heavy rainstorms with no infiltration. Apr 15, 2015
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Michael W: It's an Arai, so the seal is as good as you can get and mine has never allowed a drop in.

As for aerodynamics; the peak is only really needed for off-road use. And while anything with a peak is going to catch a little air at highway speeds, I find that it can usually be adjusted to minimize this. Or completely removed in a couple of minutes for long slab sessions. Buffeting is pretty much always down to the bike (screen, hand guards, mirrors etc).
Apr 13, 2015
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Ross E: I've been in several downpours in my Xd4 and never had any issues with water or wind getting through.

My neck is stronger after many fast miles with this helmet, and it is much larger/less aerodynamic than regular street helmets. I've taken the peak of for long long highway stretches of more than a few hundred miles in a day, but otherwise I can put up with it just fine.
Mar 11, 2015
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Lee S: Buffeting depends on the bikes wind protection. A poorly designed and placed fairing/windshield can cause more buffeting and wind noise than a standard with no wind protection. l have experenced severe buffeting and no buffeting on the same bike due only to a change in windscreens. I attribute it to the windscreen and not the helmet. Mar 29, 2015
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A shopper asked: Does this helmet come with a chin curtain? I have the XD3 and noticed in cooler weather that a chin curtain would be beneficial. Nov 25, 2013
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Richard G: Yes it does and it is beneficial in colder temps. Nov 25, 2013
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Sean M: The helmet does have a chin curtain that pulls down about an inch. I generally wear a balaclava. I've tried a neoprene mask as well but it is overkill. Nov 25, 2013
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Christopher Y: Yes, the XD-4 has a chin spoiler that pushes up into the chin bar when not needed. Nov 26, 2013
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Chad S: yes, it does. Nov 25, 2013
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Joshua K asked: I'm becoming more and more interested in helmets with the visor, or the dual sport style. my concern is i ride a speed triple with little wind protection and speed is my friend. Will the visor on the top create an uncomfortable amount of resistance? Nov 29, 2015
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Bob P: The helmet works really well when I ride off road, and up to 60 mph or so. I would not ride this over 60 mph and expect it to be comfortable. It's not neck snapping, but not like my street helmets. Nov 29, 2015
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Timothy M: It's fine up to around 130mph great helmet overall Nov 29, 2015
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Randy E: Yes, it will. Nov 29, 2015
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Benjamin and Stephenie S asked: Does the Arai XD-4 have a dedicated location inside the helmet for communication speakers (e.g. SENA speakers)? Aug 2, 2014
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michael b: There is ample room for speakers , I currently don't utilize my Scala's in this helmet but a Shuberth c3 Aug 3, 2014
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mario a: Has an auricular cavity
Great helmet
Fits tight
Aug 3, 2014
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Stephen S: There is room for speakers behind the cheek pads... Aug 3, 2014
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A shopper asked: I wear a Large Shoei RF 1000 Helmet "fits perfect". Not sure what size in the Arai XD 4 Large or Extra Large?
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Jul 2, 2014
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Brad B: I went from the Shoei Hornet DS to the Arai XD 4 because the Shoei was to narrow or long oval, I tend to fit the round oval better and the Arai was just that. I wore a Med in both. Also the pads have 5 mil removable in the cheak pads that could help if you choose the large over xl. Jul 19, 2014
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Gail M: Sorry that I cant tell you how it compares to a Shoei,but compared to other Arai's I have, it is a little larger. Jul 3, 2014
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sammidi a: My advice is You need to try out Jul 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: Measured my knoggin this morning at 24.5 inches. According to the sizing chart, the XL will be 1/4 inch small & the 2XL will be 1/4 inch large. Used to ride with an Arai Signet GTR that seemed small (a.k.a probably an XL). Anyone else have an in-between sized head? Did you go up or down on the size? FWIW, as a guess, I'd go up. For the price, I'd like some feedback. Thanks. Mar 11, 2014
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James S: I was in the middle as well. I went up to XL. It's still snug enough after break in. I had to remove a little foam from the liner around the bottom of my ears. It was pressing there and got uncomfortable after 3 or 4 hours. Fine now, one of my favorite helmets. I love the visor and there are no issues with it at normal highway speeds. Above 80 you become aware of the visor but it doesn't take your head off. Mar 21, 2014
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Anders B: I have a long oval head. I also have an Arai Profile helmet that is an XL. I went up to the 2XL because it fit better. It isn't as good a fit as the profile but it still fits me pretty well. It is a louder helmet than the Profile and also that small amount of extra room lets me fit a mask when I ride in the cold. Great helmet overall. Mar 14, 2014
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Kirby D: I had a in between size head and went small--to tight to put my fat head in so I had to return and go bigger. You can always shim a big helmet to fit but it is hard to be a head shrinker. Head shape also matters so pay close attention to those recomendations also. Apr 2, 2014
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Camille M asked: how easy does the XD-4 take a communication system like the Scala Rider? Do you need to do any adjustments to the padding, like cutting off some foam or something? Nov 17, 2013
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Glen C: I have the Senna SMH-10 and it was very easy. The ear pads actually have a pocket for speakers. Arai thinks of everything! Nov 25, 2013
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Richard G: I have the scala and there are no problems attaching it. Nothing needs to be cut or removed. Nov 25, 2013
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Arthur G: Sorry I can not answer that.
Nov 17, 2013
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Bob C asked: Has anyone tried using communications with this helmet? I have issues even keeping my earbuds in. Aug 20, 2014
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Scott M: Hey Bob,
I'm using a Sena smh10 set up - button mic with full speakers from the Sena kit that came with the bluetooth units. The speakers are velcro'ed to the backs that came with them to get the speakers close to my ears. They fit in a space in back of the cheek pad. The wiring is tucked up in the lining and in no way whatsoever do I feel as though I messed with the structural integrity of the helmet. I don't have a wide skull profile and the size large fits my 7.1/4 hat size head just fine. When I put the helmet on, I have to reach into the helmet to position the tops of my ears a bit but at speeds below 60 mph the sound quality is decent - phone calls work both in and outbound if I keep the speed down - am on an 8GS with stock windshield and am 6'5" so wind noise is certainly an issue. All in all, a solid set up involving minimal effort to set up.
Aug 21, 2014
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carlos g: Scala Ride G9 X works perfect. you have to use t external mounting ("glue-on" ) Aug 27, 2014
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Dana S asked: I have an Arai Signet Q in size large. My head is longer than average front-back. Will it fit the same as the Signet Q? May 20, 2014
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mario a: I think you will fit on it. I also have a large head
This helmet fits tight probably you need to removed extra foam chick pads for more room
Very light and comfortable to wear on long rides
Good choice
May 23, 2014
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mario a: Hi
I also have a big head wear an XL
It fits tight laterally but well in the AP axe
Light helmet excellent choice
I removed extra foam for better fit
May 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: Will the Pinlock visors fit the new XD-4 and do you stock them? Dec 12, 2011
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Chris K: So far, it looks like they haven't changed the shields from the XD-3, but we won't know for sure until a bit closer to the release date. Dec 22, 2011
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755raptor: it will be a new shield but the pinlocks themselves should fit. The new shield has brow vents in it Dec 27, 2011
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A shopper asked: I was told by a local dealer and a couple online reviews that this helmet, the Arai-XD-4, is ECE AND British BSI certified. The only info on your site says it is Snell M2010 approved. Can you clear this up for me please? Thanks, Rob. Sep 3, 2015
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mario a: I have mine fir 3 years now any problem yet fits tight, about all those certificarion dont know
But must GP pklots use it
I fell well protected
Sep 5, 2015
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D. Scott B asked: I have an XD3 currently. Will the face shields from the XD3 work with the XD4? Apr 16, 2015
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Christopher Y: The XD4 have a vent built into the shield, the XD3 doesn't.
It would probably fit though.
Jun 10, 2015
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Lucian M asked: Hello, are there several types of shell sizes depending on the size? For example, is the shell size for the small size smaller than the shell size for the extra large size? Or is the shell size the same, for any size the helmet comes in? Apr 17, 2014
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Gail B: The shell sizes are different for each size. Apr 17, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is it possible to get the eye protection tinted dark instead of clear? May 14, 2013
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RevZilla: Yes, the Arai XD-4 Faceshield is available in a darker tint. May 24, 2013
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A shopper asked: What is the weight of the XD4? Db rating? How do these specs compare to the XD4 Diamonte? Mar 18, 2013
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RevZilla: The XD4 Diamante is the same as a standard XD4, the only difference is the exterior graphic design on the helmet (which accounts for the price increase). Additionally, Arai doesn't offer any DB ratings for their helmets, but we do know that a large weighs right around 1650 grams or 3 lbs. 10 oz (smaller or larges sizes will be about +/-50 grams per size). Mar 19, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have been wearing "long oval" Profiles- anyone gone from a Profile to an XD4? Is there enough adjustability to make it work? Jan 31, 2013
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RevZilla: The Arai XD4 has an internal shape that is along the intermediate to slightly round side. This makes the possibility of switching from a profile to an XD4 unlikely, especially if you find that the longer oval shape of the profile (or the newer Signet-Q) is a great fit for you. Jan 31, 2013
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Rodney W asked: Does the visor adjust, can it be lowered or raised any?

Why does the webpage have the SAI face shield video when it does not appear to apply to the XD-4 shield, or does it?
Jun 24, 2015
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