New Arai XD4

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Mike.C, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Mike.C

    Mike.C Stelvio Dreamer!

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    FYI

    Just phoned Cassons in Sydney who import Arai helmets and they told me that the new XD4 dual sport helmet is expected to be available at about the end of May.

    I need a new helmet befiore blast off on the APC, so might just make it.
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  2. loxsmith

    loxsmith Good ol days my arse

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    Ordered mine last week
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  3. richo360

    richo360 Been here awhile

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    Am also in the market for a dual sport helmet......
    the XD4 is about $500USD on fleabay, what sort of prices are being quoted here if you dont mind me asking??

    And if its ADR'd here, what is the legalities of buying exactly the same helmet in the US if it doesnt have an ADR sticker on it?

    ...... or I guess i could pull the Aust Standards sticket off my old helment before I bin it..... :)
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  4. neilaction

    neilaction Slightly Less Adventurous

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    Have you tried that?
    From memory the sticker leaves VOID on the Helmet and VOID missing from the sticker.
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  5. Matt

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    I reckon twice as much as every other market is fair, after all they have to make special ones for us............:csm

    Current situation is under review - but don't hold your breath. :dhorse
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  6. Mike.C

    Mike.C Stelvio Dreamer!

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    Richo 360: They were not sure of retail price yet, but for sure it will be dearer than US prices.

    However personally I am going to resist the urge to buy it from Revzilla because if I go tits up somewhere while on the APC rally, the better half won't get any life insurance payout if my helmet isn't legit.
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  8. Cruz

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    What's the differences with the new model?

    I have been looking at the current model to replace my damaged Hornet.

    On a close topic to this, has anyone else who has had to claim damage to a helmet on insurance been told they go by the date of manufacture inside the helmet for depreciation purposes?

    Replacing all my gear at the moment and was told today that it is one for one replacement for two years and then a rate of depreciation per year after that.

    Okay, found this.

    XD4 Graphic Helmet by Arai

    The Arai XD4 Explore is the new model that is replacing the XD3 helmet. The Arai XD series is a favorite amoung Dual Sport and Adventure riders because of the very low weight, extensive safety features and comfort. Now Arai is pushing the envelope by improving the widely popular Arai XD3 with the Arai XD4 Explore Helmet.

    Features:
    The XD4 uses an completely shell shape for better aerodynamic stability at higher street speeds
    Improved fit with New comfort headliner, with micro fitting 5mm peel away temple pads
    The XD-4 Explore has a removable/replaceable/washable Interior. Including the head liner, cheek pads and chin strap covers
    The Arai XD4 Explore uses Dry-Cool technology to keep the rider dry and cooler
    New FCS (facial contour support) cheek pad design with 5mm peel away micro fit feature
    New exhaust ports were added to the top diffuser vents
    New chin vent with more intake ports
    Plus, larger sculpted side cowl vents improve ventilation

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  9. griffo1962

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    Has anybody got any hard data on this ie has it happened to you, not a friend of cousin or mates buddy. actually happened to you! not sure t would stand up to scrutiny given the outdated rules we are currently "following" :wink:
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  10. Cruz

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    The best people to ask this question of is your insurance company before you have an accident.

    As a side note, one of the first things the police did at my accident is inspect my helmet for the necessary labels, and it also had to be sent to my insurance company for their inspection. My solicitor said to me that having an unapproved helmet in an accident could definitely cause some problems in any claim and court action.
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  11. richo360

    richo360 Been here awhile

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    Hmmm, not sure if my battered old head is worth that much :rofl
    Was interested on real world experience with the Shoei Hornet too Cruz, any comments or feedback?

    The other option is the Fly Trekker, although it look a bit 'stormtrooperish' to me.... However, it has all the proper ADR approvals etc. I saw it at the Peter Stevens clearance centre in Ferntree Gully Vic recently for $199, and the web reviews aren't too bad.
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  12. Mike.C

    Mike.C Stelvio Dreamer!

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    This question is old hat.

    More importantly the APC rules state that every participant must use an AU standards compliant helmet - if you want to play you have to play by the rules.
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  13. Cruz

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    The Hornet was a great helmet, no problems of any kind with it. Tested against an XD3 and the Hornet was quieter, fitted goggles better along with the visor, and nothing rattled in the helmet. The vent adjusters in the XD3 I tried rattled around 100kph.

    I am just after a more visible helmet but it looks like the XD4 has gone the way of the Hornet unless you are a KTM rider!:huh
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  14. petie

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    I have nearly settled a claim with NRMA and they just reimbursed me for the purchase price. Admittedly it was a cheapo helmet and my policy only covered up to $500. No mention of manufacture date or depreciation. They have changed their motorcycle PDS recently though and now cover $2000 for all protective gear, they may now want to know about depreciation etc to save themselves cash:rolleyes
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    Petie, mine is for $2000 also, only covers protective gear though.
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  16. petie

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    Hmm well they certainly didn't care about depreciation. I just sent a couple of pics and they sent some cash. Hell it took them 3 weeks to pick the bike up!
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  17. jollyrodger2005

    jollyrodger2005 DIRTY OLD MAN

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    A few years ago a mate had a slide on the highway,the shoei helmet was damaged pretty bad and one of the cops that looked at it stated that he would be hard pressed to get insurance money because the sticker was completly gone. when he contacted the insurance company and told them of the problem they told him that it happens a lot and it is not a problem and he will get a payout on the helmet.
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  18. Cruz

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    Did they give you a delivery date Loxsmith?
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  19. philth

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    anyone using a fly trekker?
    any shops on the sunny coast stock em?
    how much bucks?
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  20. AdventureDave

    AdventureDave MMMMM Bundy!

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    A mate just changed from a Aria XD3 to a hornet and cant believe how much quieter the hornet is then the XD3. He said the hornet without earplugs is about the same as the XD3 with earplugs!

    Cheers

    David
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