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Arai XD4 Hi-Viz Neon Helmet

The Arai XD4 Helmet replaces the category leading Arai XD-3 Dual Sport Helmet.  

Notable improvements for the XD4 are improved ventilation with redesigned face vents and a venturi vent at the brow, adjustable cheek pads, a new visor system for improved visibility and a new locking shield for aerodynamics. 

  • New 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, New FCS® (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design, also with a 5mm peel away micro fit feature
  • New shell shape for better aerodynamic stability at higher street speeds
  • New exhaust ports added to the top diffuser vents
  • New chin vent with more intake ports
  • Larger sculpted side cowl vents improve ventilation
  • Snell M2010 approved
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Arai XD-4 Hi-Viz Neon Helmet 4.7 5 181 181
The Best So Far I have owned more than my share of helmets over the years, and the Arai XD4 Pro is far and away the best of them. I think it offers more comfort and performance than helmets that are substantially more expensive. It feels snug but comfortable, offers more frontal protection than a standard street helmet, and has much better airflow than other helmets. Since I commute to work on my motorcycle, I also appreciate the high-vis color. Of course, you can buy a helmet for far less than this. However, you won't get the features or the security that this helmet offers. As a motorcycle instructor of mine once said "Never pay more for a helmet than you'd pay to replace your head!" June 30, 2014
Amazing helmet, light, comfy and sharp looking It's all it's worked up to be, is very light, comfortable and looks really good on. It's has great features, removable washable padding, lots of vents, bolts that sheer off the visor in case of a crash, it's also very quiet. It is very expensive! That's my only issue with it, not sure I would fork out that much a second time even though I really love it. June 23, 2014
Well worth the price How much is your head worth? That's the question asked myself when looking for a helmet. I knew I wanted a dual sport helmet and I wanted the best one available. My head means that much to me. I've been extremely happy with this purchase. It fits great and feels great. I don't have regrets with purchasing at all. The bill is removable for extended highway riding, which is nice as it really does act like a sail. I've used it while riding dirt and the bill did a great job of keeping branches out of my face. It fits goggles under the visor too!! I typically take off the visor when only riding off-road, and the process is super quick. Long story short, the best dual sport helmet on the market and well worth the price. June 23, 2014
I like it But! I really like the helmet but from the time it came out of the box the face shield will barely stay open and every time you hit a bump, or I hit a bump it falls down halfway right across my line of sight. I've tried everything I can think of doing to tighten up the friction on the face shield to make it stay open when you put it up and no matter what I do it will still fall down. for that kind of money that you pay for this helmet you would think the face shield would stay open when you put it up. $560 and coming out of Las Vegas Nevada had 107° I had to zip tie the face shield up. June 15, 2014
Still a geat helmet! I finally retired my original Aria XD from 2005. This one has several noticeable improvements. The shield stays up much better and the visor is more solid. The adjustable cheek pads was also a great improvement! July 17, 2014
Vibration Since this is one of those "dual sport" type of helmets with a visor, those riding are at some point going to get on a highway and get up to highway speeds. With that said...when riding down the freeway at 55-60 there is understandable wind noise. So to protect my hearing during sustained freeway riding, I run custom ear plugs. That cuts down the wind noise to almost nothing. What was interesting is that without the wind noise I started noticing a low frequency hum...somewhat a throbbing hum. Could not figure out where that was coming from. I would bend over behind the windscreen and it would go away, get back in the airstream and it would return. Eventually I realized that it was the visor that was vibrating and causing that throbbing hum. Reach up and grab the visor, the noise goes away. Then I started looking and you could actually see the visor vibrating. I then started reaching up and squeezing both sides of the visor with my hand and the vibration went away. So, long story short...I started putting a fat rubber band around the visor to give it a bit of an "arc" and the problem goes away. Weird having a rubber band up there, but it works. Thought about getting a piece of aluminum, bending it in a slight arc and pop riveting that to the visor. Still might go that way. I contacted Arai on their website...never heard a thing. All it would take to fix the problem would be to make the visor a little more beefy in that area and the vibration would stop. Once lost, hearing usually does not return so it's important to protect that hearing at all costs. Constant wind noise will damage your hearing. At the very least wear disposable foam if traveling over an hour. Hey Arai...fix this please. July 9, 2014
Good for round'er' heads with great peripheral view access This is my 2nd Arai helmet. Pay the extra $$ to get a good helmet. My first one was retired 2.5 years ago after a delivery truck made an illegal turn in front of me. I woke up in the ER and spent a few day in the ICU. It was an earlier version of the XD model (don't remember which one) and it was worth it's weight in gold. The XD4 has good room for wider heads, and you can remove/replace some padding for extra space. The visor has the ability to hold in a slightly open position to vent fog (has enough tension to be opened to pretty much any position) and I feel safe in the helmet. We just put in the Sena 20 headset and there is plenty of room for the boomless mic and speakers, although the velcro does not hold well. The helmet also provides great visibility to the sides and you can remove the top shield if you plan on doing tarmac riding. Universal, great fit, great visibility, highly recommend the XD4. July 8, 2014
XD-3 to XD-4 Upgrade I love this helmet. I was sized and fitted with a small XD-3 from a store that didn't except returns. After an hour of riding it felt like a vice on my head. I looked up Arai's size chart and I should have been a medium. I also read reviews that you have to have a certain head shape for the XD-3 and that the XD-4's were shaped less narrow. The XD-4 fit is great and is very comfortable. I just rode for two full days without any discomfort. The only downside for the XD-4, which has been pointed out in other reviews is the low frequency vibration from the visor. It's disappointing coming from such a pricey helmet. I haven't done any research into how to fix this issue yet but taping a quarter underneath it seemed to help a little so maybe some more weight in the corners would do the trick. July 7, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Manuel J A: Arai helmets are very well made and this particular head gear is a very versatile product. both on and off road. In the rain, that beak serves as a rain gutter, so to speak and will not blur vision while riding. Jul 8, 2014
DARYL B: I love this helmet. Jun 24, 2014
colin m: best dual sport helmet out there. Jun 10, 2014
Dunn A: recently read an article regarding benefits of being visible on a bike. currently only have dark colors for gear. maturing. May 7, 2014
Virginia L: hi viz, looks cool. best protection out there Apr 25, 2014
Jon R: Because I'm an Apex Predator and I want my prey to see me coming. Apr 16, 2014
M C: Based on video review and other reviews, appears to be best DS helmet Apr 8, 2014
Scott T: New Dual Sport rider and wanted to own a Hi-Viz helment to help others see me better in traffic. Apr 1, 2014
Greg N: Quality, fit and want to be seen Mar 18, 2014
Morgan H: Love the features, great color, overall the best helmet money can buy Mar 13, 2014
Greg W: Several reasons: visibility over coolness. Love the light weight, the view box gives excellent peripheral visibility. Improved air flow. I like the Klim X4, but I wanted a visor and goggle choices for the long highway rides. I did the WABDR this Fall, and the choice was confirmed with the performance. It is surprisingly quiet as well. Dec 14, 2013
David W: Purchased for my adventure motorcycle. I have purchased lesser expensive helmets for road riding but wanted a quality unit for riding my GS. This is a great helmet, excellent ventilation and highly visible. Nov 30, 2013
doug r: quality, features, fit, available in hi viz, Oct 22, 2013
PABLO R: Tried it and liked it. Great shopping experience at Revzilla Oct 10, 2013
Janet L: Top rated, Hi Vis, love the looks. Sep 28, 2013
Paul M: good reviews, high vis. Sep 14, 2013
bill n: Arai suit my head shape and are market leaders in manufacturing excellent helmets . Got an XD-4 for an upcoming ADV ride Sep 11, 2013
A shopper asked: How quickly can someone switch out the clear face shield with a tinted face shield? Is it easy? Are tools required? Aug 30, 2013
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deborah M: I haven't changed out the face shield on this helmet yet I have owned many Arai helmets and they have all had the Arai click in click out (simple when you know how but always worth watching a demo on You Tube first). I love this helmet because it is so comfy even with headphones and microphone installed for intercoms, wireless and phone. It stands out too and that's good for safety. Hope this helps. Aug 30, 2013
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heather t: The helmet is very easy to work with. If you have a nickel you can switch out lenses, or visor in 2 minutes if you move slowly and deliberately. I have this model and a model from 4 years ago. This one is slightly better ventilated, and better interior padding... Aug 30, 2013
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Cooper L: There are 4 plastic screws to be removed with a coin or similar flat tool. It may take a couple minutes to change, but is not difficult. Having a visor with a tinted shield makes this helmet perfect for early morning and evening commutes when the sun is low. Aug 30, 2013
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John B: Switching the shield is a bit of a PITA, there are four nylon screws that can be removed with a coin, but it's kind of tricky to line them up when reassembling. Overall is a great helmet, but this is my only real gripe about it. Aug 30, 2013
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jose b: You need to remove the four screws (two on ecah side) with a coin or screwdriver. Is easy but not fast.
Still I recommend this helmet, it feels premium and the beak is really useful.
Aug 30, 2013
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michael p: It takes a coin to remove the two screws in either side panel. I shouldn't take more than three minutes your first time. You'll get faster the more you do it. Aug 30, 2013
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Philip H: If you have a nickel in your pocket, that's about the only tool you need. Just four plastic screws. Off and on in around 5 minutes I'd say. Aug 30, 2013
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Wendell R: Quick and easy, I used a dime as a screwdriver. Once you see it, the necessary steps are obvious; no directions needed for me. Aug 30, 2013
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Scott B: There are four plastic bolts that can be unscrewed with a coin. It's easy, not as easy as some helmets, but easy. Aug 30, 2013
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Howard K: There are 4 plastic screws that you can remove with a coin. It will take you somewhere between 2 and 5 minutes. Aug 30, 2013
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Donald P asked: Can you recommend a goggle that fits the XD4 well? I wear glasses, would like to maintain good peripheral vision, and want a dark tint/mirrored lens. Jun 20, 2014
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Torry P: Hi there Donald. Sorry I only where sunglasses with this helmet and the drop down visor when needed...love the helmet though.

Good luck,

Jun 20, 2014
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William S. G: I never use goggles because I wear glasses. I just use the shield. If you want dark, use dark glasses. Bill Jun 20, 2014
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David S: I have. Not used goggles. Glasses fit well with this helmet. Jun 20, 2014
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A shopper asked: I like to ride when it gets down to 40 degrees. Does it do a decent job at blocking the cold wind? Dec 6, 2012
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RevZilla: The Arai XD-4, along with all other Dual Sport helmets, aren't the best option for colder weather. Their extended chinbars aid airflow, which for warm weather are great, but are not helpful at all in the cold. Wearing a balaclava can help to block the cold air from your skin, but the better option would be a full-face or modular helmet with balaclava if needed. Dec 6, 2012
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AdrianoTransalp: Looking forward to some nice cold weather. Winter in Brazil is in July. What I can tell is that my old XD was good enough with a balaclava underneath so the new one will do just as good with the vents closed. Mar 18, 2013
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DAYDREAMER: I ride to work untill first snow every year.Some mornings are 30 degrees. With sheild down and vents closed, the helmet is very comfortable! Mar 25, 2013
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A shopper asked: I have been looking all over for a dealer in Minnesota that has yet to carry the XD4. All I can find to try on are XD3 helmets. How is the fitment of the 3 in comparison to the 4? A close enough match in size to make an online purchase without trying it on first? Feb 4, 2012
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Greyfox: I have not tried an Arai XD-3, but found the XD-4 to be quite narrow. I would not recommend it unless you have a narrow, long-oval shaped head. My Arai Vector - size XL - fits very well. But the XD-4 in the same size does not. I would refer you to my review. Oct 31, 2012
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RevZilla: We have found the fit of the XD4 to be very close to the XD3. The XD3 has a slightly narrow fit, while the XD4 is a little closer to having an intermediate oval fit. May 3, 2012
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Ride2Adventure: I've had a chance to ride with the XD4 having ridden with the XD3 for over 3 years. The head fitment is approximately the same. If anything there is a bit more adjustability with the XD4 than with the XD3. I wear a Arai size M helment and in the original XD3 the included cheek pads were 20 MM. With the new XD4, the cheek pads were 25 MM and the helmet was a bit snug. But don't fear, the cheek pads are easily removable and Arai thoughtfully has included a 5 MM tear off layer on the cheek pad. A couple of careful quick pulls and I had 2 brand new 20 MM cheek pads. As far as other sizes go, I don't know what size cheek pads are included so if you are worried about this, best to ask first and make sure the 5 MM adjustment, if necessary will work for you. Enjoy! Apr 8, 2012
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A shopper asked: What does this helmet weight? Mar 19, 2013
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RevZilla: This Arai XD4 in size large weighs 1642 grams (3 lbs, 10 oz). Mar 20, 2013
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Cobra13: Your answer is here

May 16, 2013
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A shopper asked: Does this come with a clear, light smoked, or dark smoked visor? Jun 7, 2012
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RevZilla: It comes with a clear visor, but light and dark smoke visors are available separately. Jun 8, 2012
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RangerGSX: Mine came with a clear faceshield. Oct 29, 2012
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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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Fluorescent Yellow / XS 814487 6.85311E+11 Out of Stock
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