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Arai XD-4 Helmet - Solid

Item: P209124

At home on or off-road, the versatile, Snell-rated Arai XD-4 Helmet has a removable floating peak and multiple vents for improved ventilation. Read More

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Arai XD-4 Helmet

The Arai XD4 is world renowned for being one of the best ADV touring helmets on the market and one of the few that achieves a Snell safety rating. The XD4 incorporates all of the same great qualities found in Arai's other helmets including the comfort liner and cheek pads that feature 5mm peel-away pads that allow riders to tailor the fit. The shell of the Arai XD4 Helmet has also been aerodynamically tuned and, in concert with the removable floating peak, funnels air into the redesigned vents, improving overall ventilation and mitigating buffeting at speed. 

The XD-4 is the helmet of choice for many hardcore ADV enthusiasts and sets an industry standard for comfort, quality and safety.

Features:

  • 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
  • FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design with a 5mm peel away layer
  • Improved shell shape for better aerodynamic stability at higher street speeds
  • Exhaust ports added to the top diffuser vents
  • Chin vent with more intake ports
  • Larger sculpted side cowl vents improve ventilation
  • Snell M2015 approved
Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.66 lbs.
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Saved my life
First off, I loved this helmet well before my accident. The field of view is fantastic, the fit is incredible. Comfort and build quality are everything you would expect from a premium helmet. But I have had a chance to test out some of its safety features first-hand, and now I love the helmet even more.

About six weeks ago I was hit by a driver who turned left across traffic and into me. I contacted the car at the driver's side headlight and was thrown 80ft. I remember my head bouncing along the pavement until I came to a stop at the side of the road. Another driver (also a rider) stopped and popped the safety cheek pads out, and then helped me (very carefully) take the helmet off.

All told I had compound fractures of the femur, tibia, and fibula in my left leg, and (as I would later learn) more broken bones in my ankle and foot. I spent 3 weeks in the hospital because of the injuries to my leg, but my head is perfectly fine, and that's thanks to Arai. Recovery is going to be a long process, and I don't know when I'll get back on a bike, but I know what helmet I'll be wearing when I do.
June 22, 2016
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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3 / 5
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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
Ride:
2011 BMW R1200RT
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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First helmet - Arai Perfection!
This is my first helmet, the Arai XD-4 Solid Pearl Black, and I was admittedly worried about spending so much for a helmet without any prior experience. Having just purchased a 2015 WR250R I wanted something for the dual-sport nature of my new bike. I also wanted something from a rock solid, proven company backed by years of reliability and safety. With the reputation of Arai and the fact they had the dual-sport XD-4 helmet it was naturally the first helmet I looked into. Everything about the helmet "on paper" I liked. It has style, elegance and a nice sportiness to it I liked. My problem was none of the local shops carried a helmet in stock to try on and at over $500 bucks its a hard swallow. One place had an internal shell from an Arai and the guy said they were incredibly strong and well made. At 190Lbs, I stood up on the shell and jumped roughly 16-18 inches up and landed on the shell without it breaking or deforming. It remained rigid and firm as I landed on it.

My head measures 22.5" or 57.5cm and looking at the Arai helmet sizing chart put me right at a medium. The week before taking my BRC course I had some unknown full face helmet in size large that was quire tight. Regardless I took the sizing chart on faith and ordered the Arai XD-4 in Medium. Note here also that I had read the XD-4 has a more general oval shape without removing any of the internal fit pads and i have an oval face/head.

On receiving the XD-4 I can say the fit was perfect! It was initially quite snug! I really had to pull it down over my head however after a couple rides and a few hundred miles the pads have shaped to me perfectly and is now extremely comfortable. Really like the emergency cheek pullout pads! These help Emergency responders immensely when helmet removal is needed after an accident and should be in every helmet today.

NOTE: I Wear Eye-Glasses and while you need to remove them each time you put the helmet on or take it off, they fit perfectly. Yes there is that word again however its almost like there are slotted groves in the padding because they slide on/off easily, never catch on anything and there is never any force pressing them against my head. I have 2 sets with straight arms and another with curved arms that wrap around my ears. Both fit with 100% comfort and zero issues.

The front shield clicks closed firmly and remains so until opened. There seems to be centered open position where the shield can be adjusted about 1" however it puts the bottom edge at my eye level so useless to me. The shield opens fully and stays open securely and doesn't drop. Also the visibility range is amazingly wide, clear and true. I've yet to see any distortion I've heard of in some other shields.

The top visor is easily adjusted with a coin or flat screwdriver and seems to be well built. It is designed to break free so be aware of that if you ride where it may be hooked or commonly bumped. I adjusted mine downwards fully and seems to be perfect for my use.

Road noise is not bad and have zero complaints about it. Putting around on side/back roads its fine and when out on the highway pulling 70mph its a bit noisy bit closing the chin and brow vents 1/2 way and pulling the chin deflector down seemed to help.

ALL the vents open and close securely with a positive feel. The brow vents have a 1/2 open and full open setting and I really like how it directs air over my forehead and not directly onto me. Top and back vents are easy to use and provide great venting. Being able to adjust the front chin vent to either come directly through to the face or redirect internally along the cheeks is very nice as well.

I DO WISH there was a filter of some type inside the chin vent! With it directly open I hit a large swarm of gnats and well.. they don't taste that great! ;)

Aside from that I cant say anything bad about the helmet. I am extremely happy with the purchase and can happily join the ranks of many many many Arai supporters! It certainly isn't cheap however the last thing you want an injury to is the head. Money well spent I believe! If you are on the line thinking about this helmet stop thinking and just order it!
October 29, 2015
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Ride:
2015 Yamaha WR250R
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3 / 5
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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.

Ride Safely!
F800JK
November 2, 2014
Ride:
2013 BMW F800GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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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
Ride:
2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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Spend the extra dough!!
So I initially bought the AGV DS EVO helmet with the touring graphics. I rode 60 miles with it and nearly went deaf and was pretty disappointed with the overall construction,and its made in china. I promptly returned it for the XD 4, and spending an extra 100 bucks was sooooo worth it! These helmets are not close to comparable, though they share a page when displayed. The XD's fit and finish are impecable, venting is great , visor is easy to operate and it's quiet. This helmet is worth the money, I've found my helmet life partner.
April 9, 2013
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Perfect helmet for adventure/general touring
I had the Arai XD-4 helmet in mind after watching the Long Way Round/Long Way Down motorcycle documentaries, because Ewan and Charlie used Arai helmets (an earlier version of the XD-4, maybe an XD-3.) The high price was off-putting at first, but after doing some research and watching Anthony's Revzilla TV review I decided to pop for a new Arai XD-4. It shipped very quick. When I pulled it out of the box it had a premium look and feel. When I first put it on the fit was near perfect. After peeling off the five millimeter adjustable cheek pads, as suggested for a roomier face fit, it was perfect. Positives include excellent venting, wide field of view, comfortable customizable fit, aerodynamic design, useful removable visor, reasonably quiet, looks great. Negatives - could be a bit quieter, but with the huge amount of venting options this is understandable.
Also thanks for the sizing advice on Revzilla TV. I thought I was a large, but I found out I'm really a medium. I had a great buying experience and am completely satisfied with my Arai XD-4.
Thank you, Kris
July 28, 2014
Ride:
2014 BMW R1200GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Nice lid!
Bought this helmet to replace old scorpion street style. Arai has the reputation of first rate quality and protection which should be primary in a helmet choice, and I wanted an ADV style helmet for the new bike, overall I am very happy with it so far. My head measured 23 1/4 and according to fit chart put me in a large, turns out it had too much pressure on the forehead. Ordered XL and additional 10mm comfort liner to replace the 7mm it came with. Fit is very good in this configuration. FYI, the XL helmet tag inside says 7 1/2 - 7 5/8 which is the size ball cap I would usually wear, I would say I have a more oblong or oval head shape. Be aware this helmet is far noisier than a street style helmet, I would suspect due to the peak (visor) etc. Ventilation is exceptional w the various venting options. Visibility is excellent as well, fit and finish are what you would expect in this price range.
June 3, 2013
Ride:
2013 BMW F800GS
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comfy, but a bit noisy.
I bought this helmet for my wife. She loves the comfort, view, venting, and shade from the visor. The wind noise inside is louder than my new shoei Hornet. Also her visor whistles above 50 miles per hour.
August 14, 2015
Ride:
2014 Honda NC700X
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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"Cool" looking ADV helmet that doesn't live up to the hype
This helmet has too many small issues to be worth the money you have to pay. I bought this because several of my friends had this helmet and LOVED it. I don't know, maybe I got a defunct one, but c'mon guys.

First huge issue: if the temperature drops at all, say goodbye to seeing out of the face shield. No matter how you adjust the ventilation there's going to be a spot of fog that grows and grows until the only thing left to do is hold your breath. Or, you can shell out more money for something that SHOULD be included since this seems like a common problem - the breath shield.

In order to help mitigate this, I purchased the optional pinlock face shield and pinlock insert. The first pinlocks were so tight in their recesses that they couldn't be adjusted and actually broke. I had to get replacement pins and then I ran into the second issue.

The second glaring issue and somewhat related to the first: no matter how many vents you close, or how you adjust them, I somehow alway wind up with water inside my helmet. It either leaks in from the top of the shield, or it will suck in from underneath, even with the chin guard down. It seems that my replacement pinlock shield doesn't quite completely seal. So now I can see with no fogging, but water drips down across my field of vision, and there's no way I can tell of to tighten up the shield to the gasket!

I live in the Pacific North WET and it rains all winter. I ride every day, so this is pretty lame, especially for a helmet marketed towards the ADV/Dual Sport crowd. Maybe it should be marketed towards fair-weather riders instead.

I had a Nolan N90 that was amazing and about a third of the price. It never leaked and it was far quieter. The only thing it didn't have was all the fancy ventilation or styling. I wish I had just gone with another Nolan, but now I'm broke and can't afford a new helmet, or justify one, for the next few years.

If I could go back and save myself a headache and money I would.
January 24, 2018
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I have this helmet from Revzilla and Im getting one for my wife to compare to agv ax-8 evo. I love the xd4 for myself.
Tom C on Sep 23, 2017
Awesome helmet, super comfortable and great protection.
J A on Sep 1, 2017
I have this helmet from Revzilla and Im getting one for my wife to compare to agv ax-8 evo. I love the xd4 for myself.
Tom C on Sep 23, 2017
Snell Rating, Emergency Release Pads, Excellent Ventilation, Previous Experience with Arai Quality and Fit.
R H V on Sep 22, 2017
Awesome helmet, super comfortable and great protection.
J A on Sep 1, 2017
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DION I on Aug 27, 2017
I have a Corsair-Silver, and XD-3-Silver, and an XD4-Flare. I have considered purchasing other Adventure Helmet brand however Arai continually has the highest ratings in comfort and air circulations. I"ve ridden thousands of miles with multiple brands of helmets and my Arai is the most comfortable helmet I've ever worn. I like the solid black satin because it goes with everything.
Richard A on Aug 26, 2017
Your excellent gear guide reviews
I N on Aug 14, 2017
I consider my helmet the most important piece of equipment I have. I love the XD! Very comfortable and rich with safety features. It is pricey but it is truly a step above in quality and safety and comfort. I also bought one for my husband and he loves his as well.
Linda T on Aug 10, 2017
The best dual sport helmet..period. You've tried the rest now buy the best! I've owned two over the years and they are amazing. Eye port could be a little bigger for goggle use but its not a deal breaker.
Matt R on Aug 10, 2017
price, features, and, are you kidding? It's an Arai!!!
floyd t on Jul 28, 2017
Safety and quality.
john stephen o on Jun 29, 2017
Quality/style
Mike R on May 29, 2017
reviews on helmet
Matt R on May 19, 2017
good reviews
Mark W W on May 13, 2017
Arai....Known quality. Have two others
Richard C on May 3, 2017
I can customize it as I deaire
Fred A on Apr 15, 2017
Like the styling and Arai helmets for their fit.
C M on Apr 14, 2017
Great all around helmet! It's really nice having a visor when the sun is low.
Paul H on Apr 13, 2017
Best Adventure Helment ever!!! My Previous ARAI XD-4 saved my life in a trip in Atacama, Chile! I replaced for a new one, immediately
Anibal S on Apr 11, 2017
Fantastic comfort!
Geoff S on Mar 15, 2017
SAFETY !!!
Barbara P on Mar 4, 2017
Snell approved
Jacob F on Mar 3, 2017
I love adventure helmets and this is the daddy. Tried another brand and was let down, so I went back to Arai.
Jesse D on Feb 16, 2017
wide field of vision and locking shield.
William D on Dec 27, 2016
Great helmet that includes a visor.
Georg S on Dec 20, 2016
I bought this to use with my '16 CRF250L, great helmet for dual sport.
BJ C on Dec 10, 2016
ADV riding. Arai is comfy and excellent quality.
LaVite on Dec 10, 2016
It's a legendary ADV helmet.
Connor J on Nov 28, 2016
My head is important to me and its the best
DUANE B on Nov 25, 2016
Time for a new one.
Tim O on Nov 25, 2016
Looks cool and has great reviews.
J D on Nov 17, 2016
love the visor and wide field of vision. comfortable, good air flow glad i got this helmet! definitely recommend....got this instead of schuberth adventure helmet and glad i did.
lowell T on Nov 15, 2016
Based on good reviews and I like the way it looks.
Ken C on Oct 19, 2016
i crashed in this helmet once already, leaving it really rashed. need a new one.
Erick F on Oct 15, 2016
Best helmet out there. I did Africa for 33 days and wouldn't buy any other product.
Christopher M on Sep 28, 2016
If you have a $100 head, buy a $100 helmet. Arai doesn't make any of those, and for good reason. Quality products cost a little more.
Jason H on Sep 19, 2016
Style, performance, and safety... this helmet packs all three into a reasonably priced package. Great on road, even better for mixed adventure situations. Only downside is a bit of excessive noise at freeway speeds.
Troy B on Sep 9, 2016
Love Arai helmets fit and comfort, 4th one I've owned
N Bruce R on Aug 20, 2016
So worth the money!
Jonathan B on Aug 8, 2016
I am replacing Arai XD-3 Helment I have worn eight years with almost 100000 miles.This will be my first XD4 I have had two XD3.
Raymond B on Jul 30, 2016
I have an XD-3 that fit really good and protected my head when I needed it. Why change that? I look forward to trying an XD-4.
Brian Paul R on Jul 12, 2016
Best all around helmet with good air flow
Dirk H on Jul 7, 2016
Because this helmet, besides providing top notch safety is also airy, comfortable and your eyeglasses slide in smoothly and stay in place with pressure points.
ICON 2 on Jun 12, 2016
Arai? Because it's the highest rated on oh... only EVERY WEBSITE!!! White? Because it's highly visible and matches every bike so I can buy like eight(teen) more!
WR25000R on Jun 11, 2016
Best Dual Sport Helmet...PERIOD!!
Scott B on May 30, 2016
Time for a new helmet, I like the sun visor from my motocross helmet without the visual constraints of a motorcross goggle.
Seth S on May 26, 2016
Time for a new helmet and I had an Arai XD-3.
Philip C on May 20, 2016
needed a white Arai dual sport helmet
Arlen R on May 18, 2016
Extensive research lead to this purchase
Kelly H on May 6, 2016
Features,ratings,recommendation. Experience confirms it was a good choice.
Ed W on May 4, 2016
Looking for a better fit and lighter helmet. This is perfect. Plus, the visor helps even during those commuting-hours rides.
Kirby C on Apr 21, 2016
Snell Rating, Emergency Release Pads, Excellent Ventilation, Previous Experience with Arai Quality and Fit.
R H V on Sep 22, 2017
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DION I on Aug 27, 2017
Can you install a SENA 20S using the clamp bracket or do you need to use velcro?
A C on Jun 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The clamp works fine. I've had 2 XD4's with the Sena 20S and no probe installing with the clamp on either one.
My head is exactly 23 inches, which accrding to the size chart, is right between the M and L. Which size should I buy?
A shopper on Aug 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I was in the same position and purchased a medium, I had to return it for a large. It fit my head but so tightly that it gave me a headache after 5 minutes of wearing it in my living room. The large fits great for me.
I am looking at getting the XD4 but I have one major concern the ability to clean bug guts from the vents. On most of the videos it shows the rear vent removal but nothing about the front which is where most of the bugs hit. My current helmet is a Schuberth C3 and I have found some quarter sized bugs in the top vent which is easy to clean out. Thanks in advance!

Fine here you go revzilla computer "???????"
A shopper on May 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Take the liner out and rinse the whole helmet.
I have to wear eyeglasses when riding, day or night. Does this helmet have eyeglass channels built in to the liner to allow for easy eye glass placement? With my current helmet, I had to remove the cheek pieces and basically "restuff" the material to allow for my glasses to slide in easily.
A shopper on Aug 25, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I don't ride with glasses but I just put the helmet on and then slipped on both a pair of wire frame then a pair of horn rimmed reading glasses and both felt fine. There is a channel between the pads that allows for comfortable movement of the frames with no pressure. There is also plenty of clearance when the shield is down.
Are the visor and face shiel included with the XD4 helmet or do I need to purchase one or both of these separately?
A shopper on Oct 7, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Included
RE: Arai xd4. My monitor shows little difference between the "Pearl Black" and the "Frost Black." Can I assume pearl means 'gloss' and frost means 'matte?'
mike c on Feb 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Im no expert but I do own both color variations in different array helmets. Yes the "frost black" has more of a 'matte' style finish with little depth to the color, while the pearl black could be considered 'gloss', it has lot more depth to the black. Bold and shiny, flat and low luster... Ive got the flat and low luster "frost black" and love it. Hope that helps.
is xd4 pin lock ready or do I have to drop more money on a new shield?
A shopper on Sep 30, 2012
BEST ANSWER: It is NOT pinlock ready, however, the airflow is so great in this helmet that I have found it to be less of an issue than my Signet-Q. I immediately purchased a pinlock ready visor and insert, but now that I think of it have never needed to use it.
Do you recommend this helmet for naked bike like Kawasaki Z800? Please advise, thanks
A shopper on Apr 1, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I ride BMW G650GS, which has minimal wind protection.
You "feel" the visor at higher speeds, but I rode for and hour at 80MPH no problem. I got used to it.
That being said, I realized that I couldn't live without the visor.
There is a lot of sunshine here and the beak helps to see better in traffic.
You stop on intersection, sun blinds you - no problem. Little move of your head and you can see again.
I will gladly pay the "penalty" of some extra air resistance.
Heck, my neck muscles will probably grow. ;)
What makes this better than the Shoei DS Hornet?
A shopper on Feb 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I do not have any experience with the Shoei DS. but I do have four years of wearing the Aria XD-4. I have been to several different brands helmet, try while riding events and have not found a helmet that for me is as comfortable and works as well as the XD-4. The excellent air flow is very controllable, and and the visor ( which is the main reason I bought the helmet) works very well with out much buffeting. With or with out a faring. I find the quieter helmets give me a sense of disconnect from the motorcycle I don't feel comfortable with. I do wear hearing protection so the noise that comes with the great air flow doesn't bother me. The field of vision on the Aria is excellent also. I hope this information is helpful.
I'm becoming more and more interested in helmets with the visor, or the dual sport style. my concern is i ride a speed triple with little wind protection and speed is my friend. Will the visor on the top create an uncomfortable amount of resistance?
kimerer25 on Nov 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have a Super Tenere and had my XD-4 up to 135 MPH on it. The visor can be positioned up or down to a nutral position so that it doesn't catch the wind very much.
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