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Arai - XD 4 Helmet review by RMOTO

I have good things to say about the Arai XD 4 helmet, it's very comfortable, has good ventilation and is a respectable weight. However, there are two drawbacks. The visor with the pinlock system only JUST clears one of the vent tubes and at times it will hit it. When it does this is can pull at the pinlock insert and distort it after a number of occurrences. Secondly, the peak is quite flimsy and does not handle wind buffeting from bike screens very well at all. My Shoei and Airoh helmets have far more ridged peaks and are not affected by buffeting from a high screen anywhere near as much as the Arai XD 4. So to fix this, I removed the stock adhesive black reflection blocker from the inside of the peak and applied three layers of 300 gram chop strand fiberglass mat and black dye with the result being a ridged peak that now handles the buffeting without issue. All in all, even with these two issues, I am a fan.

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