The Arai XD4 helmet (also known as Arai Tour-X4) is widely known as one of the best ADV touring helmets available on the market. The Arai XD4 is also one of the few that attain the SNELL M2015 safety ratings. The XD4’s configuration and functionality are hard to beat by most of the other off-road helmets or full-face helmets on the market. This is the reason why we have included this fantastic dual-sport helmet in our list of the Best Motorcycle Helmets of 2020.
We all know that off-road motorcycle riding is very much different from street riding. Keeping that in mind, Arai designed this perfectly shaped and one of the safest helmets that became the first choice for young motorcyclists. If you are in an extreme motorsport competition or any off-road racing tournament, this functional helmet will protect you in the case of a crash and provides an exceptional comfort level like nothing that came before it.
So, let’s take a good look at the latest Arai XD4 Helmet Review and learn more details about its shell design, ventilation system, and noise level.
Arai XD4 Adventure Helmet Review
Aerodynamic Stability & Ventilation
Arai always pays considerable attention to fit, finish, and comfort. The Arai XD4 helmet fits on an intermediate oval-shaped head perfectly. The truth is, the Arai XD4 helmet fits most head shapes. Since it is specifically designed for multi-sport and off-road competition, the Arai XD4 provides the ultimate level of protection for riders to minimize severe head injuries in a crash.
The Arai XD4 is the helmet of choice for many hardcore ADV enthusiasts. Its shell design provides much better aerodynamic stability for riders at high speeds due to its top two diffusers, vent ports, and sculpted side cowl vents. The top diffuser-vent ports nearly double the airflow. The ventilation system of the Arai XD4 helmet features two main upper vent ports to direct the intake of air inside the helmet, which makes the ventilation outstanding; however, these two top vents generate an increased noise level.
But not to worry because even if you close the top vents, you can get enough airflow through the chin vents. The Arai XD4 chin vent has several intake ports for airflow inside the helmet. It has an effective air management system to provide efficient airflow. You can control the airflow in two ways.
First, if you push the internal slider down, air will flow directly to the mouth area and the lower part of your head area.
Second, if you push the slider up, the air will flow directly along the interior of the face shield to prevent fogging.
I am sure you have started to like the Arai XD4 helmet and its chin vent feature. But, that’s not all because the XD4 also features Brow Vents that are totally adjustable and provide airflow to the temple area of the head.
Interior & Face Shield
The FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pads of the XD4 helmet is one of the greatest attributes offered by Arai. The 5 MM Peel-Away Side-Temple Pad is the next level of customization of cheek pads for the best fit and comfort. This feature allows the rider to tailor the fit of the cheek pads. So, if you wear eyeglasses in a helmet, you can manage the interior fit accordingly. Moreover, this new FCS design of cheek pads will also reduce the noise level inside the helmet.
You can enjoy a long ride without any moisture or humidity problems because Arai’s Dry-Cool technology will keep you cool for a long period of time. The XD4 interior is totally removable, washable, and replaceable too.
Arai XD4 Vision Review
“Vision” is the most popular version of the Arai’s XD4 helmet. It comes in 4 different colors (Frost Black, Frost White, Frost Red and Frost Orange) and a matte finish. The Arai XD4 Vision motorcycle helmet has all those great features of the regular model and you can enjoy this beautiful graphics design that the Arai company is known for.
What We Learned
Notable Features: Protection, Design
Best Suited For: Everyday Use
Arai XD4 Video Review
Safety Airflow Comfort Noise Value
The Arai XD4 helmet is one that performs well in all conditions. No matter if you are going on a long trip or a short ride, it will give you 100 percent protection from all kinds of injuries. Arai has designed this helmet to protect the head of the rider. Its design is top-notch and the protection is the best a helmet can offer. The Arai XD4 is the safest helmet that a biker can have in racing tournament environments. In fact, it is specifically designed for racing competitions. The helmet’s shell design has impressive aerodynamic stability as well.
The ventilation system of the Arai XD4 helmet is fantastic as well. The helmet has a top vent that provides regular airflow but it increases the noise level. Although you can close the top vents without sacrificing airflow, as the chin vents of the Arai XD4 helmet have more intake ports to provide sufficient airflow for the helmet. It can be used on long rides without giving the biker any moisture or humidity problems. To summarize, the Arai XD4 helmet is the complete package for the motorcycle enthusiast.
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Arai XD4 Helmet
Pros: Aerodynamic Stability, Additional Vents on face shield, Removable and Washable Interior, FCS Cheek Pads with 5mm custom-fit feature, Design and Paint
Cons: Difficult to maintain