Another solid Dani Pedrosa replica from Arai – this is the helmet that Pedrosa raced in during the 2015 MotoGP season and it is released in the premium Arai RX7-V range.
The design was created by YF Design, a Japanese design studio, and it is a silver, blue, and red design with floral patterns flowing from the front and down the sides of the helmet.
Pedrosa’s race number ’26’ is positioned on the upper sides. The original helmet had the Red Bull sponsor logos on the sides also, but this replica does not include the official Red Bull sponsor logos as I assume Arai didn’t get the license to include those.
A beautiful MotoGP helmet replica with a classy and understated design.
Be aware that this helmet is now getting pretty difficult to find and there is a newer Dani Pedrosa helmet design out based on his current ‘Samurai‘ helmet.
Arai’s description of the Dani Pedrosa MotoGP helmet:
The RX-7V helmet represents the summit of Arai’s knowledge, experience and know-how in helmet technology. With a completely new PB-SNC outer shell, the revolutionary VAS (Variable Axis System) visor system and a significant increased smoother area around the temples, the RX-7V offers the new benchmark in the premium helmet segment. From the also new Eco Pure liner with an even slimmer frame, to the new ducts, improved diffuser and the integrated Air Channels, every part shows the attention to detail that is so typical for Arai. Arai has continually improved the ‘glancing off’ performance by learning from real scenarios. Thanks to the new stronger and smoother shell and VAS, the RX-7V is closer to the ideal helmet shape than ever.
Technical Information for the RX-7V:
Arai uses a net structure core, assembled and bonded within Super Fiber and other special synthetic fibers. These special fibers are also used for the visor panel of F-1 helmets and have superb characteristics in tensile strength and flexibility. Our shells are carefully molded with multiple material layers including a Super Fiber belt across the helmet, just above the visor opening for extra strength. We have also developed a new resin in pursuit of a lightweight but very strong shell.
VAS (Variable Axis System)
In any helmet, regardless of brand, the amount of energy that can be absorbed is limited. Therefore, avoiding potential impact energy by glancing off should also be a key function of a helmet. So we have been pursuing a sleek shape that is more likely to glance off energy. Most shield mounting systems require indents with a high pivot point in the shell, even Arai, so as to open and close the shield. On the new ‘VAS’, the mounting position was lowered 24mm in pursuit of the ideal smoother shape that increases the ability of glancing off energy. As a result, this has made it possible for the shell to be completely smooth above the test line of the Snell standard.
Made of PB SNC2, a combination of Super Fibre and special synthetic fibres of great resistance and flexibility put together by Arai’s experts. The use of this new resin affords greater resistance to the shell reducing its weight.
The new diffusers in the upper area (Type 12) are now stiffer and 20mm longer. These work together with the rear Air Wing to improve stability. Compared with the diffusers of the RX-7 GP, these are now 19% more efficient. The ventilation mechanism now offers the possibility of regulating it in 3 positions; open, ajar and closed, improving the seal, thus reducing the noise inside the helmet. The air inlet is on the central upper part and provides 11% more ventilation compared to the previous model and a new, larger open/close mechanism facilitates its operation. The internal ducts ensure a cool environment inside the helmet and the side and rear air outlets permit the removal of hot air from inside the helmet. The incorporation of a new chin guard avoids turbulence inside the helmet.
The inner padding is fully removable and washable. Made of new Eco Pure fabric, they afford optimum fell and antibacterial properties. The new interior allows for a custom fit thanks to the ‘peel away’ system and has a space specific for installing intercom speakers. It also has the emergency release system of the cheek pads, which allows removal of the helmet without harming the rider in the case of an accident.
The new Arai RX-7V has the new VAS visor with a completely new mechanism that facilitates installing/removal of the visor. Copyright motocard.com. There is also a new visor closure system that prevents it from accidently opening. Comes with Pinlock MaxVision anti-fog laminate as standard for clear vision in any weather condition.
The RX-7V closure system is of double buckle. • Pinlock Insert supplied with helmet. Standard Pinlock inner visor prevents misting and fogging of the visor very efficiently.
360 degree video view of the Dani Pedrosa Arai RX7-V helmet:
Image gallery of the Dani Pedrosa Arai RX7-V helmet:
Where to buy it:
Be aware that this design is now getting harder to find as Arai have launched a more recent Dani Pedrosa ‘Samurai‘ helmet (which is also very cool), but you can still find stock of this classic design if you hunt around online. Check out the links below to see online shops that we know still have some stock left:
|Check out the Dani Pedrosa Arai helmet at Revzilla.com who are US based but ship globally and have closeout pricing discounts. Free shipping available.|
|Check out the Dani Pedrosa Arai helmet at Chaparral-Motosports.com. Based in the US.|
|Check out the Dani Pedrosa Arai helmet at MotorcycleHouse.com. US based but ship everywhere.|
|Check out the Dani Pedrosa Arai helmet at SoloMotoParts.com. US based with price discounts.|
|Check out the Dani Pedrosa Arai helmet at FC-Moto.com. German based but ship most places. They have dedicated UK and US sites also, recommended.|
|Check out the Dani Pedrosa Arai helmet at MotoIn.de (Based in Europe, ship most places).|
|Check out the Dani Pedrosa Arai helmet at . Stock and bargains available.|