Warren (scottsville )
Although a bit pricey The Arai Vector 2 is the best helmet I've ever owned. After 2 years it still fits and works like new with only minor cleaning and maintenance. Vision Excellent !Air flow Excellent. Finish Excellent ! well worth the money !
Terry (Stephenville )
I'm a long-time Arai user, and prefer the Silver Mirror shield to the dark smoke. The look is great, while not being too dark from the inside looking out. While a tad pricey, it holds up well and is optically perfect.
Wayne (Richmond )
I wear a large in Schuberth helmets (C3Pro) and a large fits similarly with the Arai as well. I am most impressed with the visibility of this helmet, specifically the peripheral visibility. The peak offers enough coverage to protect from the sun and roost from the rider in front of you without compromising visibility. I do not have a problem with buffeting even at highway speed. I do not consider it noisy either - pretty quiet even with a peak. I came through a valley this past weekend and a strong side wind caught me and it did lift up on the helmet significantly, but this was a rare occurrence and was only due to the freaky side wind. I also like the incremental adjustments of the visor. It's easy to crack it just a small amount for venting which is often necessary because the helmet does not include a pin-lock ready visor. A helmet this expensive should - why supply it with a non-pinlock ready visor at all? It would cost Arai nothing to do so and not doing so costs their customers another $60+. Schuberth includes a pin lock ready visor with the pin lock shield. Arai should do the same. I wish it had a drop down sun visor, but understand Arai does not want to compromise the safety of the helmet by offering one. Fair trade for me as my sunglasses fit well. In fact, I feel no pressure on my ears as I have with other helmets. The venting is excellent as well. Other than the pin lock issue - no complaints. I love the XD-4 helmet!!
mark (bristow )
This helmet does everything it advertises. The fit is perfect. I wear glasses and the shade works well enough that I don't have to change to sunglasses. The vents work very well and its not to noisy. The pin lock ant-fog visor is amazing, I was surprised to see how well it work. Absolutely zero fog.
Bill (Highlands Ranch )
If your head shape is long oval this fits the bill better than most others. Its a good idea to measure your head shape with some calipers or something like that, you can make them out of cardboard or wood. The tip off to needing this helmet shape is that your forehead is squashed and branded by the pressure of an ill fitting too round helmet. This helmet also seems to have better airflow than previous Arai's I have had, I can feel a cool breeze across my barren scalp. Otherwise top shelf all around for materials, fit and finish.
Bernardo (San Jose )
I am very pleased with this helmet! I have used on the trails and roadways in Yosemite and the helmet did great. Helmet fit according to spec. Even on the freeway the helmet does well with air and noise.