The XC-W is yet another example of Arai's decades-long tradition of improving on what works, redefining how open-face helmets can look - and protect. The most telling feature is the extended coverage in the lower jaw-cheek pad area - extending 1 3/16" forward compared to the previous model (and traditional open-face ¾ helmets). While the look may be reminiscent of an ancient Greek warrior's helmet, the performance is as modern as it comes. The XC-W provides a measure of lower-jaw protection that's been missing from previous open-face helmets, which leave that part of the face exposed. The XC-W is color matched to the 2018 Honda Goldwing Red and Silver motorcycles and comes standard with a peak.
Arai is the only company offering multiple interior-fit shapes to better address the infinite variety of riders' head shapes and sizes. No one pays more attention to the subtle variations and infinite possibilities of the human head shape than Arai. Why? Because it's the secret to getting the best comfort and fit.
ADJUSTABLE PEAK: The peak shields your eyes from the harsh sun glare during those long rides into the sun. And because Arai sweats even the tiniest details to make your ride better, there's also a matte-black band under the peak's leading edge to further reduce glare.
DUAL-PIVOT SHIELD: The Dual-Pivot shield mechanism allows the shield to rotate up and back so it tucks neatly under the peak. This allows for a very low-peak profile, reducing drag or bucketing at higher street-legal speeds.
TDF-3 FRONT VENT: Working with the DDL-4 exhaust vents, the TDF-3 front vent is designed to further improve intake airflow to the XC's interior.
SIDE COWL EXHAUSTS: Completing the XC's advanced ventilation package, these exhaust vents further help in quick removal of stale interior air.
LOW-PROFILE SHIELD ARMS: The low-profile shield arms on the XC give the helmets a sleeker, more aerodynamic shape that integrates better with the XC's shell design for less air resistance.
UNIQUE CHEEK PAD DESIGN: Adding to its distinctive look, the XC's cheek pad design is similar to that of a full-face helmet, with its full-coverage EPS base and removable covers.
VENTED NECK ROLL: Arai's vented neck roll uses the prevailing airflow under the rider's neck to further enhance ventilation by extracting more interior heat and stale air.
ORGANIC SHELL SHAPE: Follows the smooth, linear, naturally reinforcing shape of the egg - one of nature's strongest shapes. The shape "flows" better in the wind, conforming more to the head's natural shape - smaller and less bulbous - and seals better to further reduce wind noise.
DDL-4 VENTILATION: Directly from Arai's RX-Q model - the Ultimate Street Helmet - the XC's DDL-4 exhaust vents are designed to maximize airflow at real-world street speeds.
Note: Fluorescent and/or bright finishes used in certain Arai helmets are not covered by warranty and may fade with the passage of time and exposure to the elements.
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