Arai XD-4 Hi-Viz Neon Helmet
visor makes some whistle when head is looking up
love the color and the fit .feels safe and cool at the same time looking at the helmet makes me want to ride
October 14, 2014
Would buy again, no doubt!
I simply love this helmet, excellent airflow and balance. Just removed 0.5cm cheek pads and fits perfectly.
Loads of vents all around. Vent right in front of the mouth, when inside on the up position and outside open pushes air straight up un the inside of the face shield to prevent fogging, works much better than chemical coatings than eventually wear out; and you don't have to worry about not touching the face shield.
Been caught in some heavy rain and hasn't leaked at all.
A bit noisy but use earplugs anyway.
After using this helmet I won't go back to helmets without a visor, and still you can remove the visor if you wish.
November 17, 2014
Adjustable and comfortable!
I have owned many Helmets over the years. This helmet is comfortable, has many adjustments for air flow and fitment. I have used it for both off road and highway travel and thought it was great for both. Well worth the money!
September 29, 2014
expensive, but works.
Unfortunately tested 1 week after purchase.
Crashed off-road. Knocked out, concussion, cracked helmet.
But alive and still kicking today.
immediately purchased identical replacement helmet.
November 10, 2014
Love it! Great visability & the visor pays off on every ride.
The XD-4 is my second helmet. I began riding just over a year ago and had been using a friends Bell racing helmet until I purchased the Arai. I've gone about 14,000 miles in the XD-4 and it's great!
Viability is great, airflow is good and has multiple settings, the liner is comfortable and can be removed for washing, and the visor will be your best friend when you're riding into the sun or in the rain. On that note, I have been caught in the rain a few times and I've never had any issues with water getting into the helmet.
Now lets talk about the visor: Some reviewers claim that they can't feel the visor at all. Of course you can. The real question is; is it a problem? and the answer is no. At 40 mph or less you won't really feel anything. I've taking tons of highway rides at 70+ mph and you can hardly feel it. The only time you'll feel it is when you look to the side to check for traffic, and some of the pressure you feel may actually be associated with the longer, lower extending chin which is a common design feature on most dual-sport helmets. I don't feel the pressure on the top of my head, I feel it on my chin. But again, it's so slight that I don't think it's an issue. I've never suffered any discomfort after wearing the helmet for up to 10 hours at a time.
VISOR pluses: Regardless of how well you plan, you'll be riding into the sun at some point. The visor works just like a baseball cap. The visor also helps to deflect road dirt and the many small things that fall from overhanging trees or structures. Perhaps my favorite; when you see that swarm of gnats in front of you, just dip your head and your face shield stays clean, works the same with flying mud when you're off-road. In addition, when the shield is up, the visor gives it some protection. The visor also helps to keep rain off the face shield at slower speeds. I love it!
At this point, I can't see getting a helmet without a visor, but, the nice thing about the XD-4 is that the visor comes off easily and can be stored in your bag.
November 2, 2014
the most important piece of gear
great product, fits snug. had to adjust cheek foam.
want the best fit when it comes to helmet,this one gives you that , plus ventilation options open or closed what ever you desire..nice bright "don't hit me neon".
why go cheap when it comes to you head., worth the money.
September 16, 2014
Best in Category
This is my 5th XD helmet, I've owned them since they first came out. All-day comfort when properly fit, famous Arai quality, and excellent vision / airflow. The visor works well when riding into the sunrise/sunset. The trick for fitment on Arai helmets is to remove the cheekpads first, and see if the helmet fits around the top of your head. Often the cheekpads are too tight and make you think you need a larger size when in fact you need thinner cheekpads, which are available in many thicknesses or you can just cut down the stock ones with a single edge razor blade such as I do. Like in most things, you get what you pay for - Arai lids have never been inexpensive, but they are one of the top brands. Revzilla makes it easy to buy, with a generous return policy if you don't like it once you try it. They are my favorite after-market vendor.
September 29, 2014
Just got my new Arai and I love it ! I'm very impressed at the quality and air flow of the helmet . There are cheaper helmets out there but nothing compares to the XD-4 ! Thanks revzilla for the great service and fast delivery !
September 27, 2014