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Arai RX-Q Helmet Frost Silver / LG [Blemished - Very Good]
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  • Arai RX-Q Helmet Frost Silver / LG [Blemished - Very Good] - Frost Silver
  • Arai RX-Q Helmet Frost Silver / LG [Blemished - Very Good] - Frost Silver
  • Arai RX-Q Helmet Frost Silver / LG [Blemished - Very Good] - Frost Silver

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Intermediate_oval
Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.59 lbs

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Note: This is a new item that has light cosmetic damage which may include, but is not limited to scuffs, scratches, stains, chips or dings. The damage affects the aesthetics but not the function of the item. The original packaging may or may not be present. There is a scratch on top of the shell between the vents. The SNELL sticker on the back of the shell is ripped.

Arai RX-Q Helmet - Solid Colors

The Arai RX-Q (the round-oval shaped cousin to the Signet-Q) is the product of a racing lineage going back to the late 1970’s. Since Arai’s inception, their RX Line of helmets has set an international standard for rider comfort and safety. The RX-Q is perfection incarnate, blending modern materials and safety features with decades of knowledge and racing heritage. The result are features like an eyeport designed to maximize peripheral vision, an aerodynamically tuned outer shell and a beautifully crafted and ultra comfortable liner. All these features, combined with industry-leading protection, provide riders with an unmatched level of safety and comfort.

Features:

  • Completely new helmet based on Corsair V shell
  • Same wider eyeport opening as Corsair V
  • Same face shield as the Corsair V
  • Intermediate Oval Fit (same head shape  as Quantum 2)
    • Slightly different feel due to new cheek pads.
    • New cheek pads come down further and cradle the head better.
    • Made of a different density material which results in an extremely comfortable and quiet helmet
  • Advanced ventilation
  • Smaller, More Aerodynamic shell shape
  • Hyper-Ridge circles lower shell to improve strength and aerodynamics
  • Retractable chin spoiler
  • Emergency Cheek Pad Removal system along with removable neck roll
  • One piece bottom edge trim
  • Race helmet for the street
  • 5 unique size shells (XS, S, M/L, XL, XXL).
  • Weight :1597 grams (3 lbs. 8-1/4 oz)
  • Meets or exceeds SNELL M2010 and DOT specifications

NOTES: The Pearl Black color listed for this product has a very subtle metallic flake whereas the Diamond Black color has a more pronounced metallic. Also, helmet does not ship with the Pinlock face shield as shown. Pinlock face shield available as an accessory.

Bang For The Buck
4.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4.7 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Air Flow
5 / 5
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Arai Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
2XS 51 - 52
XS 53 - 54
SM 55 - 56
MD 57 - 58
LG 59 - 60
XL 61 - 62
2XL 63 - 64
3XL 65 - 66

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Frost Silver / LG 1138557 Out of Stock

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4.8 / 5.0
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"Corsair for the Street" is right! Amazing helmet.
Corsair V or RX-Q?
This may be a question many of you ask yourselves when trying to select a helmet. Previously I was in a similar position. I ended up buying the Corsair V, partly due to wanting the best helmet I could buy (within reason), especially since I had just purchased my first ever motorcycle.

The Corsair had many things that appealed to me. It was light, protected well, fit my head, and least importantly it also came in green.
It was a great purchase (a bit pricey), but I didn't regret it. I found however, that the visor was a little higher up on the helmet than other helmets I had tried. This wasn't much of an issue, but I noticed it due to the fact that my Ninja 250r doesn't have a full leaning forward position as some other Superbikes may have.

Recently I was offered a new RX-Q for a good price locally, so I jumped on it. Having ridden with it for several weeks, I now feel that I can give a good comparison.

Both helmets are constructed wonderfully. The finish is identical, and the comfort is about the same. Based on what Revzilla explained in their review, and I have read on Arai’s website, safety is the same throughout the Arai line up, features such as vents and other design aspects account for the price difference.

I found that the RX-Q flows air much better than the Corsair. The chin vent appears to have two different open positions, whereas the Corsair only has one (which flows air best when leaning forward, rather than semi-upright.

If you find yourself in a full tuck 60% or more of the time you are on your bike, then Corsair may be your helmet, the same goes for track day riders.

If however, you commute a lot, and don't necessarily tuck very often, then save yourself some money and go with the RX-Q. Both are excellent helmets, and I don’t regret owning either. Be honest with yourself with regard to how you ride, your needs, and decide based on this. I hope this may help some of you out.
October 22, 2012
Ride:
2011 Kawasaki EX250F Ninja 250R
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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4 / 5
comfortable with glasses
I had an old Shoei RF 700 from back in the 90's that I never really used & broke it out when I bought a new 2013 Aprilia Shiver since my Bell half helmet from my Harley riding days wasn't quite appropriate to wear on the Aprilia... I knew the Shoei was too old & should be replaced so I drove over to Philly to try on new Shoei's & other brands. The staff are great at the store... I tried on a few Shoei full face helmets but they were uncomfortable with my glasses on. I could always get contacts but that is another hassle... I tried on the Arai & then put my glasses on & it felt fine... no pressure points resulting in killer headache... Sold! Plus I got a $25 credit which I just used to buy a Fly tail bag so I can store a few things while I ride.... I also bought the tinted Arai shield... the salesguy at Revzilla was a pro at installing & removing the shield but it took me a few tries to get the tinted shield on.. but now that it is, I really like it... no need for glasses & sunglasses... Plus the Aria has a détente that keeps the shield locked shut but open slightly to let more air in. Overall, a really good, high quality helmet!
May 4, 2015
Ride:
2013 Aprilia SL 750 Shiver
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Great vision, airflow and quality
I pondered buying the RX-Q for a long time. Its an expensive helmet but I think it is worth it. The helmet is light and has a wide side view. The vents flow plenty of air when open and seal well when closed. The brow vents do a decent job of defogging when opened as I learned on a rainy morning. The RX-Q is a perfect fit in a medium for my 58 cm noggin as measured per Arai's instructions. I had to remove the 5mm strips from the cheek pads to get the perfect fit and at first I thought there would be no way I could wear this helmet because of the uncomfortable cheek pressure. Removing the strips made a huge difference. The helmet fits like a glove now and it almost feels like no helmet at all. My R1150GS has exhibited wind buffeting issues since I have owned it. Changing the windshield helped and the RX-Q has pretty much eliminated the remainder of that problem. I wanted the hi-viz, but I didn't like all the black trim on the yellow. I got the diamond grey and it looks terrific. The fit, finish and interior quality is awesome. I also feel a lot better knowing that I have one of the safest helmets that I can purchase. The folks at Revzilla were helpful with sizing advice and the shipping was lighting fast. I also like buying things like this from a vendor where I know there won't be a hassle if I need to return the item.
I would recommend this helmet to anyone who values safety,quality and comfort.

BMW R1150GS
June 4, 2012
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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4 / 5
You get what you pay for
After researching helmets for a few months, my search was narrowed, thanks to Revzilla's exceptional detailed product breakdown videos, to the Arai RX-Q and the Shoei RF1200. I like the shape and look of the Shoei, and the price is reasonable, as are the safety ratings. However, after watching all the detailed breakdowns of the Arai RX-Q, and watching the Isle of Man YouTube videos and seeing Arai as the primary helmet on the riders, and the price being a bit more steep, which can lend itself to appeal to less of a crowd than the Shoei, I found the Arai to be most desirable helmet.
My father, whom I admire and miss dearly, rode in an Arai Helmet. And I just like the look of the Arai helmets better.

As for the quality of the helmet: the paint/powder coat is fantastic. So much so, in fact, I could put it in a glass case in my foyer and display it as art. The materials have a high-end feel, and we're very carefully crafted. It's a very round helmet shell.

As for fitment: Revzilla has made it almost too easy to find the correct size. I measured my head, and learned that my head measures to require a size Small helmet. (I'd been wearing a size Large Shoei RF-800... Quite a difference) The size Small fits my head perfectly. It is snug on my cheeks, but not too much that I can't chew gum or speak. Trust the size chart!!!

As for while I ride: Road noise can be loud at times, no question. It's not a very sound-deadening helmet, but it's considerably quieter than the helmet I was used to (see above)
At highway speeds it sounds windy, because it is windy. You'll really feel in tune with the weather, which in many ways is a gift.
Head checks: when looking behind you the helmet doesn't feel like it's parachute has deployed, it is so round and uniform that it's almost no different from looking straight on! What a blessing!

Visibility: is very good. Only limitations are my natural periphery, the helmet exceeds my periphery.

Style: you're gonna look cool. You will likely be the minority, wearing such an expensive helmet, so that's cool. People who are in the know will see you wearing an Arai helmet and think, "whoa that's a sick helmet, they must really be into riding." That's pretty cool.

Safety: it's got the highest ratings possible. Another feature that is cool. If you take a tumble, your head is going to be as safe as possible in this helmet.

I trust this helmet and recommend it.
I have the diamond black color with a gold mirror visor. And I've really come to enjoy both.
June 18, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2009 Honda CBR600RR
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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5 / 5
ARAI RX-Q is really impressive/ worth every penny....
Took it out of the box and the first thing I noticed was the weight.
Lighter than I expected. There was no mistaking the quality feel however, and the liner is beautiful. Wow, felt really tight ( size large, 59.5 cm according to the noggin chart - yep, you can trust it ) the videos prepared me for this, watch them! I have several hundred miles on this helmet, and after removing the 5mm layer of cheekpiece foams to fine tune the fit , it is the most comfortable helmet yet by far. I feel safer (and can hear my tunes at any speed - even with louder pipes). Quiet, perfect fit and finish , comfy washable liner, paint is amazing, venting is very good ( I can feel the cool air as it travels through my thinning hair toward the exhaust vents). Get you a pin visor to control fogging on cooler nights/mornings. I would recommend you buy THIS helmet - you can't afford not to - your head, and the people that care about you deserve the ARAI quality, and the extra degree of peace of mind. Plus it looks great too! Keep the shined side up!
June 27, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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If you need a somewhat round head shape helmet and live in North America, get this now.
I bought this helmet (in the Hi Viz Fluorescent Yellow) because of the company's reputation and because the RX-Q is one of the few remaining North American market helmets for my head shape. I have an ICON Airmada and Schuberth S2, yet this has already become my favorite helmet. It is the closest fit for my round head, has very good build quality, and it flows air very well.

Background: the Airmada is famous for being one of the best bang-for-your-buck helmets as well providing tremendous air flow. The S2 is famous for being very quiet and having top-notch build quality. Unfortunately, neither of those helmets fit my round head shape. I developed hot spots after 90 minutes of riding in them - which was fine for most trips. Still, I needed a helmet for all-day riding.

My head shape is round as is common in Asia. However, in North America and Europe, long oval and intermediate oval are more common thus Arai, Shoei, and others specifically distribute helmets for head shapes according to each region. The Arai Quantum II was perfect for my head shape (I tried on my friend's). Sadly, it was discontinued and its indirect replacement is the RX-Q which is in between a Round and Intermediate Oval. I had a choice: see if the RX-Q was round enough for my head, or buying an Arai from Japan which has several Round-shape models for her market. I chose the former option because I love Revzilla.

How it feels: The fit of the helmet was slightly less comfortable than the Quantum II, but much better than the S2 and Airmada which are intermediate oval. No hot spots after several hours. The quality and vibrant Hi Viz paint-job on this is easily apparent, and motorists kept glancing at me. I appreciated that it came with silicone to lubricate the visor. Finally, the high airflow made riding on a warm day glorious given the numerous vents.

At this price, some things bothered me like: a rough and scratchy chin strap, flimsy helmet bag, changing visors took too long, 3 massive logos which can't be removed, no retro-reflective materials anywhere, matte black vents and accents detract from the helmet's lines instead of being all solid Hi Viz like the other RX-Qs, and average quietness. The Schuberth addressed all of the above. Were it not for accommodating my round head shape, the S2 would be my favorite helmet, and I would have returned this one. With the Schuberth, I didn't need to wear ear plugs. With the Arai and Icon, I have to spend another minute or two dealing with them which is a hassle.
February 9, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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Second To None
This is the second RX-Q I have owned. I purchased the first one in 2011, and I liked it so much there was no question that I'd replace it with the same model. The primary reasons I buy Arai are comfort and safety.

The RX-Q is extremely light and the interior is very plush and comfortable. I sold motorcycle helmets for six years, and I had the opportunity to wear many brands and styles. Very few helmet manufacturers put as much thought into their products as Arai (Schuberth comes to mind). I have seen photos of an Arai after a 140 mph impact; I almost never ride that fast, but it's nice to know my helmet is up to the task. The overall quality of the build is another plus. Every piece fits together with no rattling. In the five years I wore the first helmet, I had one upper intake vent replaced under warranty, and that was handled quickly and professionally by Arai's customer service.

I don't know if the RX-Q will still be available when the time comes to replace my helmet, but you can be sure I'll be looking at Arai offerings first.
August 3, 2016
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Perfect fit
Arai was not my first choice in a helmet. I really would have preferred a modular because I get a little claustrophobic at times. The only helmet that fit my head shape without crushing my temples is the Arai. Until that changes they will be my go to brand, but I just wish that my head didn't have such expensive tastes!
I'll be the first to admit that I'm not entirely sold on the idea that a "premium" brand offers more crash protection than any other DOT certified helmet. Features and quality materials yes, but actual meaningful structural superiority? Not so sure.

The fit and finish is excellent. I love the frost finish on the black, and I've grown to like the cat ear vents! My eyes line up perfectly center in the eye port, but the chin seems a little close. Lots of breath condensation occurs there. It's been cold, so I haven't opened the top vents much. I have just for testing, and they seem to really channel air well. However; there is a price to pay, and that comes with significantly increased wind noise. I wear ear plugs so it doesn't really bother me much though. The chin curtain is kind of a gimmick. You will still get a lot of wind coming up under your chin an into your face. Probably will be grateful in the summer, but absolutely not in the winter. Scarf or balaclava is a must in the 30's. Wind buffeting seems to be at a minimum. Hard for me to really be a judge because I do ride with a windscreen though.
At this price I wish it came with pinlock visor, and a ratchet style chin strap. It sucks that you have to spend more money to have to purchase a face shield to get the same features of pinlock and drop down visor at this price. If you have a rounder head like I do, then this is hands down the most comfortable helmet you will ever wear. I do 5 hours in the saddle on weekends as my commute. My Schuberth (which I desperately wanted to love) gives me migraines, and excruciating pain behind the ears at around the hour mark. Bell crushes my temples Immediately, and can be tolerated for about 30 minutes. Shoei, pretty much the same. I have an extensive collection of unworn helmets thanks to Arai. I just think it's over priced, but I've been called a cheap SOB more than once. I'm slightly bitter because I feel like I don't have a choice, but I'm grateful that my head's helmet of choice is a fantastic all around lid.
February 9, 2016
Ride:
2016 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
3 / 5
Features
3 / 5
Comfort
2 / 5
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4 / 5
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Good, but some problems
I had two previous Arai helmets, both Quantum II models, and I was very happy with Arai. They quit building the Quantum II so I got this helmet 5yrs ago, and my wife also got one. These are definate downgrade of the Quantum II in both quality and comfort. The interior is not near as plush as the older helmet, I thought I would get used to it. I always had a hot spot on my forehead which I never had with the older helmet. The biggest disappointment though is the vents in the top front of the helmet, they break regularly. Arai offers a 5yr warranty, and they are a nice company to deal with, they sent me new vents every time one broke. It's not like we are 9yr old kids, we are 55yr old and don't flip the vents open and closed more than a few times a month, and they still broke constantly. I finally just taped them shut. I tried my old Quantum II temporarilly while washing the interior of this helmet, and decided to retire this one and use the old one. More reliable and more comfortable. New helmet will come soon, but not another RX-Q.
August 4, 2016
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Great airflow
Extremely comfortable and light weight and it flows a ton of air. Only negative would be the D ring strap is not lined and it rubs on the jaw bone, but not a huge problem. Overall a great product.
February 23, 2015
Ride:
2014 Ducati Monster 1200
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