Arai XD-4 Hi-Viz Neon Helmet
Ok, so I have not had this out on the road yet but first impressions are fantastic. Bought the XD4 and the Shoei Hornet DS. The XD fit much better and it has a narrower shell to avoid the mushroom head effect. Quality is second to none and to be fair the Shoei quality was great as well. Very excited to get out with this and my Buell Ulysses!
May 16, 2013
Beautifully Made Helmet. Great styling, very well designed. Well worth the money
Purchased the helmet in yellow. Love the fit. Very impressive construction. Great air flow. Down side: The quick dry fabric is somewhat abrasive on the cheek pads. Going to add something just a bit softer there. Accepted intercom/bluetooth headset very nicely.
April 15, 2013
This helmet is awesome.
Me and my wife ride two up. I lent her my helmet for an hour. She made me buy one for her! They are pricey but well worth it!
March 25, 2013
Just received my Hi-Vis xd4, Originaly I wanted the XD-4 Diamonte in RED/White, but arai had a delay in manufacturing so I changed my mind and got the HI-Vis version.
Fit and finish is very nice. The cheek pad has an extra layer of foam that is removable, for my face (round) I removed it. Fit is very good. Very comfy inner lining. I wear glasses and it was no problem inserting them in. Revzilla is FAST. Customer service is excellent. I really like shopping on there web site. Very informative with ANTHONY giving us video on the items.
March 24, 2013
Great helmet, upgrade/replacement for rx7
Going from a 5 y.o. Arai rx-7 corsair to the xd4 both size large. when the box came the wife called and told me Revzilla sent an empty box. The box was super light. Actually feels like the helmet is heavier now then the whole box felt. however its not really that heavy and the box was actually well packed. On to the helmet. vision is great wider and taller then my rx7, shell is smaller and feels lighter and padding feels more robust, with the wider and taller vision and the lighter helmet over the shoulder traffic verification are quick and easy. (less inertia physic stuff). Noice is down compared to my rx7, and that’s with my Sena SMH10 installed. (I mention that because Bluetooth comm units normally cause some extra wind noise). Another cool thing I like about the size is even with the elongated chin and visor it fits in my right side or top case on my 2013 F800gs aluminum panniers. In summary: quiet, light, great vision, easy vent controls, and purdy. Only negative, in cold weather I gt cold air on the right side of my chin from under the chin guard. Might have some thing to do with the boom mic being on the left.
March 22, 2013
You get what you paid for.
Moved from an old XD (first gen) to this XD4 on hi-viz. Ventilation was already very good and it is now improved. Fit and finish is impecable, although at this price point I was expecting to get an included pinlock ready faceshield.
It fits great even if you use glasses (I do all the time). Snug, but comfy. It is always possible to purchase different sizes of cheakpads to make this helmet fit just perfect.
Very good around town and motorways. No buffering up to 140 kph. It is my weapon of choice for all day riding. It is a little too heavy and not so quiet, but theses drawbacks are not so important to me because I ride it with a cardo comm and ear plugs on longer trips.
I like the color scheme very much. The pictures can´t capture the glossy finish and craftermanship. I recommend it. Thanks to the guys at revzilla on the job well done in the handling and shipping side of things.
March 18, 2013
Flows significantly more air than the XD3. Nice upgrade!
If you liked the XD3, you will love this helmet! Light, quiet, great visibility, and now pretty good air flow!
November 15, 2012
Arai is the best.
I love this helmet. I rode around yesterday afternoon with the sun low on the horizon, and the peak was very handy for keeping the sun out of my eyes. I've also added a dark smoke visor which adds to the sun protection, while still allowing full field of vision. One thing to note, the shield and peak are held on by 4 screws, so there is not a quick change for face shields. Air moves very well through this helmet. I ride a GSA and I have not really noticed much turbulence at all from the peak while riding at highway speeds. If there is a strong cross wind, you will definitely feel a pull on the helmet, but once you are aware of it, it's not really an issue. This helmet is the best of the best for dual sport helmets, plus it beats most any cheap road helmet.
November 5, 2012