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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 5 206 206
Very comfortable Live in Louisiana with high humidity and winter temps are cold one morning and 70 the next. Shield fogs too easy for my liking for the type of weather we hav but this is the only complaint about the helmet. Riding with this product for about 2 weeks December 1, 2014
Fits Great This is my first Arai helmet, I went with it to have a safer/better built helmet and hi-viz option. The first hour with it I was getting a raw headache for the tight fit...but after that hour of sweating and breaking it in nice, the rest of the 2 day trip it was perfect. It fit fine, no headaches, amazing vision, ventilation is ok. The yellow is still growing on me, I prefer orange when it comes to hi viz stuff. If you are wearing headphones/earplugs, it is a bit tight and getting the helmet off hurts a bit. But I am hoping overtime as the helmet interior breaks in more, this wont be such an issue. And yeah, the snap on the chin strap is a pain to snap, gotta take off your glove most the time to get that snapped. But the fit on this, after that first 1-2 hours, was great. It feels much safer than most the stuff I was wearing, which were always sort of loose and or heavy. November 30, 2014
Very nice helmet. I have put a couple thousand miles in this helmet and an very happy with it. I find even on hot days enough air flows through it to keep your head cool. The visor works well blocking the sun and yet is not affected by the wind. It is a little high priced but worth the money. November 26, 2014
The Best Helmet I've ever owned I've worn Arai since the mid nineties. They've always had excellent quality, features and performance. I recently tried a different helmet brand, but after just a few months came back to Arai. All my past Arais have been road race versions, so noise is relative, but the XD4 is about average. Either way, I always wear ear plugs as NO helmet is quiet enough to keep from damaging your hearing. I wanted a helmet that would compliment my 2014 R1200 GSA. It had to be light, have good venting, accept goggles for off-road adventures, have provisions for headphones for communications, and have that aggresive ADV look. The XD4 checks all those boxes. The peak/visor is an awesome attribute. Aimed right, it doesn't catch stream air unless I purposefully look up, then, yeah, it's an air brake, but what did you expect? The windscreen on my GSA negates most of this issue anyway. It's great to have the visor when riding into the sun. While my buddies are being blinded, holding up their arms to block the sun, I don't have to do a thing - the visor is doing its job. The helmet accepts my Scala Rider G9x easily, the recesses in the cheek pad have ample room to fit the speakers behind the soft covering. The paint is excellent. I got the matte black and am stoked. With the dark visor it looks badass - Lord Vader would approve. The vents are very good. I can't comment too much on the mouth vent, since the windscreen on the GSA blocks that, but the top vents and brow vents all work very well. I recently moved from SoCal to NYC, and in the SoCal summer, the vents kept my head from exploding, and here on the east coast, they kept my head cool during the humid summer days. Now, in the fall/winter (down to 25F) with the vents shut, I feel NO cold seeping in. My head stays warm. The one issue the XD4 suffers from, is fogging. It doesn't benefit from Arai's usual de mist lock (WHY???) so once the tems drop much below 60, it fogs. You can ride with the visor cracked, and that keeps it from fogging, but that gets really cold when you're in the 30's. The good thing is, the available pinlock lens/visor cures the problem. The question is why didn't Arai include this in the box, considering the purchase price? Regardless, it's still worth the extra investment. I bought the yellow lens for high contrast/cloudy days, and it's awesome. Now, my XD4 is complete. I love it. November 28, 2014
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
Superb This is a striking helmet. Not only did it draw compliments the first time I wore it, it is simply beautiful with or without other's input. I was happy to find out the visor didn't catch wind the way other dual sport helmets do. I also like the quality and fit. Highly recommended! November 24, 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
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Arai XD-4 Hi-Viz Neon Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Frank M: tried one on and really liked it. I want the best Nov 20, 2014
Walter C: high visibility, Aria is a great quality helmet, Sep 26, 2014
Alan O: quality of product, product info supplied by revzilla. the more information on alternatives helps in comparison.
reputation of revzilla.
Aug 26, 2014
Hunter R: quality
price
color
Aug 18, 2014
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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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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Bob C: I use my house keys upper "handle" to unscrew and rescrew visor. Very simple and quick. Be sure to take a solid look at the outer plates to replace them as before. There is two possible ways to reattach. I did it wrong the first time. 3 minutes? Aug 1, 2014
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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.
Regards.
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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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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Jim R asked: Does a bluetooth kit, like the Sena SMH5 fit in this helmet? Aug 31, 2014
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Jason D: I don't know as I didn't try this. But I know that a jay bird Bluetooth ear phones were too big to use with the helmet , and I went back to the simple apple headphones and they got and worked well while still having a safe and secure fit with the helmet. Look up the jay bird and compare its size to what your wanting to use and you will have an answer. Aug 31, 2014
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ADRIANO C: I use a Scala Rider and it works fine. The helmet is very roomy, specially in the front where the mic boom sits. No problem. Sep 1, 2014
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Ron A: Yes, no problem. Fairly easy installation. This is a GREAT helmet - best I've ever used.

Ron Ayres
Aug 31, 2014
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michael p: Yes it does. I have one in mine and I use it every day. Aug 31, 2014
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Janet L: I installed the Sena smh10r in my xd4 helmet. Aug 31, 2014
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John K: Yes, I have that set-up. Works great. Sep 7, 2014
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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,

Torry
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

http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/motorcycle-helmet-weights.htm
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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A shopper asked: which visor should i by for this helmet (Arai XD-4) ? Nov 26, 2014
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ADRIANO C: Arai XD 4 visor. There's a pinlock version of it, which is nice, but the XD 3 also fits. Nov 26, 2014
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Embed Video 165 / Arai Fit Guide

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/A72201 Out of Stock
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Fluorescent Yellow / XL 814491 6.85311E+11/A72205 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days
Fluorescent Yellow / 2XL 814493 6.85311E+11/A72206 In Stock: Usually ships in 1-2 business days