Byron (Hardinsburg )
The helmet fits great. The pin lock insert is trash. Mine was scratched when unwrapped from the original packaging. The helmet has numerous ways to customize the fit for your head. By far the most comfortable helmet I've owned.
Scott (Louisville )
It is in most categories but you're going to buy it for that shade visor right? DON'T. It flips down when wind catches it the wrong way and can be alarming if not dangerous depending on the situation. Plus with it being on the outside vs inside like most other manufactures, you have to clean 2 visors and the shade visor is not easy to clean as it gets debris on the underside. It's a shame Arai spent so little time engineering and testing this new feature. It's a fail! I ripped mine off mid ride after the 4th time it flipped down in less that 3 hours.
Don (Sacramento )
I'm a 35 year Arai user. Quality is top-notch as always. Fit is exceptional. It's a great concept they've come up with; 3/4 open face with extra protection. The cheek area protrudes forward for extra protection and the way the shield closes there is great face and chin protection, as the shield is super strong. The peripheral view on this helmet is more than any other I've ever worn and the visor is very useful for my application. A++
Michael (Bad Axe )
I waited a year to post my review. I ride a Victory Hammer without a windshield. This helmet provides amazing air flow in the heat. When vents are closed up it does great in the rain and cold. I gave the fit 4 stars only because the fit chart put me in a small and I needed a medium. I wasn't to sure on the sun visor, I absolutely love it now! I ride when it's pretty cold out and the Pin lock anti fog lens is amazing as well. This was the most I have ever spent on a helmet, and I would do it again!
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 !
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!!