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 3/4 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.
The Classic-V has Arai's INTERMEDIATE OVAL (IO) interior fit shape.
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 helmet 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
DOT and SNELL certified.
Note: Fluorescent and/or bright finishes fade over time and exposure to sunlight. This is normal and is not covered by warranty.
1. Measure your head size. To do this, pass a tape measure horizontally around your head at a height of about one inch above your eye brows. When done properly, you will have measured the largest part of your head.
2. Check your measurement with the helmet sizing chart and select the closest size. As the helmet may not always meet your head size exactly, and your head measurement may fall between two sizes, first try the smaller size.
WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR HELMET
1. Expand the helmet opening by pulling outwards on each chinstrap, and slide your head into the helmet. If you are unfamiliar with helmets you may be reluctant to pull the helmet down, as it may feel too tight. Even if the helmet is difficult to put on, please use the smallest helmet possible. The helmet should feel snug. If the helmet is not tight, it is too big for you. New helmets will break in and loosen slightly over time.
2. Once the helmet is on:
Check that the helmet inner lining fits snugly all around your head.
Check that the top pad presses on the top of your head.
Check that the cheek pads press up against your cheeks. When you open and close your mouth, you should drag your teeth along the inside of your cheeks.
Check to make sure that you cannot easily slide your finger into the helmet along the side of your temple.
Hold the helmet with one hand on each side. Without moving your head, try to move the helmet up and down, and side to side. You should feel the skin of your head and face being pulled as you try to move the helmet. If you can move the helmet around easily, it is too big. Try a smaller size. Please note that during this check, the chinstraps should be properly fastened.