Ahhhh, now this is the business – Arai have once again released that classic yellow Colin Edwards MotoGP helmet as a replica in their new Arai Chaser X range. The design is sometimes referred to as the ‘Edwards Legend’ design and it is an exact replica of the helmet that Edwards wore for the 2005 Laguna Seca MotoGP.
The 2005 Laguna Seca MotoGP saw the Factory Yamahas of Rossi and Edwards decked out in classic Yamaha yellow and black Molly racing livery to mark Yamaha’s 50th Anniversary, which took place a few days before the Laguna Seca GP.
The helmet looks amazing, bright yellow with the number ‘5’ stamped on the sides. The front of the helmet has a Stars and Stripes design running from the top of the visor and across the top of the helmet. The base of the helmet features the black and white pattern made famous by American riders like Kenny Roberts.
Did You Know: A documentary was made by Mark Neale for the 2005 Laguna Seca MotoGP called ‘The Doctor, The Tornado and The Kentucky Kid‘ documenting the rivalry between Edwards, Rossi, and Nicky Hayden at the US GP. You should check it out.
Official Description of the Arai Colin Edwards Chaser X helmet:
To celebrate a long and succesful career, the Chaser-X has introduced the Colin Edwards legends replica. Available in 2 colours, the Chaser-X features FCS (Facial Contour System) and a fixed, non-retractable mini chin cover. The chin vent is also new, while the Formula One developed visor lock system is the same as used on the RX-7V. All Chaser-X helmets come with a standard Max Vision visor with a Pinlock inlay lens separately packed in the box.
Chaser-X is the third Arai helmet that makes use of the new VAS (variable Axis System) technology that offers a significant larger and smoother shell area above the SNELL test line greatly improving the important helmet glancing off performance. The Chaser-X makes use of an also completely new ventilation system derived from the RX-7V, instantly recognizable by the large, single intake duct on top of the helmet. This Top Ventilation System is derived from the RX-7V diffuser system. The replaceable interior is lined with an anti-microbial fabric.
- Super fibre construction
- VAS-V Max Vision visor with Pinlock included
- Completely new ventilation system
- 3mm longer chin bar
- F1 style visor lock system
- Fully removable and washable interior
- Communication system speaker pockets
- ECE22-05 and ACU Gold Approved
Check out the Arai Chaser X overview from Bikestop:
The Chaser X is Arai’s replacement to the hugely popular Chaser V helmet, and it is designed as a helmet to appeal to all riders and is usable in all seasons and weather conditions.
The Chaser is unique in the sense that it is flexible for daily road use and commuting, but it can also be taken on to the track where it can hold its own at speed.
Arai have basically lifted a bunch of features from their race model, the RX7-V, such as the ventilation system and the visor locking mechanism, and have ported it across to the mid-range Chaser X model giving it a very impressive spec for a mid-range helmet. The Chaser X is obviously a little heavier than it’s top-range sibling, but to be honest aside from the weight there isn’t too many other differences between the two that an average biker would notice.
The Chaser X is flexible helmet with safety, aerodynamics, and flexibility at the forefront. Riders will be getting real value for money with this mid-range priced helmet, as it will last for years while providing the flexibility needed for all riding conditions and styles.
Price and availability:
This is a helmet squarely aimed at the serious everyday rider and the price will set you back around £499 / $645. Check below for availability.
|Check out the Arai Chaser Colin Edwards helmet at Demon-Tweeks.co.uk. UK based but ship most places.|