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post #1 of 10 Old 10-12-2010, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Arai XD3 best price?

I was looking at one today at a dealership and really liked how it fit. They were asking $700.00! I know that I can get one cheaper, but the XL size seems harder to find on the net. I also like the patterned ones better than the solid colors. What and more importantly where is the best price I can hope to find?
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-12-2010, 08:58 PM
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New Enough.com and Motorcycle Superstore.com both show $629 - say you are gonna pay dearly for that helmet. Its nice, but is that nice ......

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...Its nice, but is that nice ......
I'd be inclined to say it is. I've ridden some 50,000 kilometres (30,000 miles) in my XD-3, over the last few years and, without hesitation, I'd say it is the most comfortable and coolest (temperature) helmet I've owned. My only complaint lies in the shield replacement. Not something that's done at the side of the road as the sun sets....too fiddly.


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Same here with my Shoei Hornet DS. Worth every penny imo.
Here is Australia both helmets are prices within $50 of eachother. The Hornet goes for Aus$699 and the XD3 for $749 before any discounts.
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I paid considerably more for mine than the online discounted prices. I went to the Service Pavillion where the guy spent 3 hours custom fitting mine. It was perfect from day #1, and I ended up with a spare liner.

Here is the current 2010 XD3 line-up. 2009 MSRP Pricing ranges from $569.95 thru $699.95
All helmets are priced at 10% off MSRP + shipping. Please contact for details.

http://www.theservicepavilion.com/2010XD3.html

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Its against Arai's advertising policy to list under a certain price. So you won't find much under retail listed. You can get large discounts on them though if you call those that sell them online.

Back when i got mine the best price i got online was off ebay. They list them at retail but have a "make offer". Low ball them and their price they send you back will be thier best usually.

Call the major online dealers that sell them too. Will save you a couple hundred bucks!!

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Paid $390 + MS tax for my XL

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after i bought it i checked on-line to see if i got a good deal. seen many listed for right around the same price. just do a google search.

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I was looking at one today at a dealership and really liked how it fit. They were asking $700.00! I know that I can get one cheaper, but the XL size seems harder to find on the net. I also like the patterned ones better than the solid colors. What and more importantly where is the best price I can hope to find?
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I paid $329 for my XD3 last month from here.

Unfortunately my head really doesn't fit the Arai all that well. I should have bought the Shoei, but I wanted the extended lid of the XD3 for better sun protection. That part works great, but getting the Arai comfortable took a lot of massaging. Took many nights sitting with a helmet on in the living room and constant tweaking with a polished rock to eliminate all the hot spots. I don't like making so many adjustments to the helmet, but didn't have a choice.

The sun protection of this helmet is great. Riding into the rising sun the other day was much easier. I think I have it to a comfortable fit now, but time will tell.


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