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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
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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
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
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 perfectlyJun 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 etcMay 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 TraumaMay 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
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 reputationMar 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 bikeFeb 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
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 anotherOct 7, 2013
Jerrad J: It got great reviews and Anthony's video review made it look awesome. And it looks badassSep 13, 2013
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
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
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 upAug 24, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. Cateye77Feb 11, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
MarioMay 23, 2014
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
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
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