Josh Brookes Suzuka 8 Hour helmet

Josh Brookes Suzuka 8 Hour helmet

Josh Brookes Suzuka 8 Hour helmet

Josh Brookes gave a quick sneak look at the new helmet design that he will be using for this year’s Suzuka 8 hour endurance race.

Brookes will be racing for the Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE Racing Team.

Here is the official press release:

Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE Racing Team has announced the rider line-up of Takuya Tsuda, Josh Brookes and Noriyuki Haga as its riders for the 2016 Suzuka 8 Hour race.

Tsuda has been the regular Yoshimura Suzuki rider in the All Japan Championship and Suzuka 8 Hour since 2013. He has continued to post solid results this year and improved both his riding and mental approach and remains the nucleus of the Yoshimura Suzuki team.

Brookes worked with the Yoshimura Suzuki team at the 2013 Suzuka 8 Hour event, finishing second despite an unfortunate crash when he was recovering from a pit lane speed limit penalty by his team mate. The Yoshimura team were impressed by his fighting spirit at that event. Brookes went on to win the hotly contested British Superbike Championship in 2015.

Haga is well known throughout the world of motorcycle racing and the addition of his vast experience and riding skill are certain to boost the team’s chances in this year’s epic 8 hour event. Haga is currently competing in the ARRC Supersport 600 series aboard the Team Kagayama Suzuki Asia GSX-R600.

All three riders are highly motivated and aiming for the podium in the event.

In the past few years, the official factory teams have returned to the Suzuka 8 Hour race and it is more competitive than ever, so the Yoshimura Suzuki Shell ADVANCE Racing Team know that they must be ultra-competitive to take the victory.

The Yoshimura tuned Suzuki GSX-R1000 has been improving throughout the year and the team firmly believes in its chances for victory in the 39th Suzuka 8 Hour event that takes place at Suzuka in Japan on the 31st of July 2016.

New offer: 33% OFF on select Arai Vector Helmets

Save up to 33% on select Arai Vector 2 Graphic helmets.

Revzilla.com are running a special pricing offer until 31st August that gives you huge discounts on select Arai Vector helmets – and there are a few race replica designs in the selection up for grabs, including the Kevin Schwantz and Broc Parkes.

You’ll need to hurry to take advantage of this sale since supplies are limited. And as a bonus, take advantage of Free Shipping on all orders over $39.99. This deal requires no voucher code and is good until August 31, 2012. Just select the helmet and add it to your basket. See the range here

Save up to 33% OFF on select Arai Vector Helmets

Arai release new Colin Edwards helmet – the Indianapolis ‘Patriot’

Arai have just release a brand new Colin Edwards helmet design in their Corsair V range and RX-7 GP range (the Corsair is called the RX-7 GP outside of the US).

The design is really striking – it is a replica of the helmet that Edwards first raced with in the 2011 Indianapolis MotoGP. The design was a tribute to the the US Navy SEALs and features their crest and the Stars and Stripes.

If you want to know where to buy the Colin Edwards Indianapolis Patriot helmet then we have aggregated the best online vendors currently stocking it. Check them out HERE.

Check out the image below:

Arai Edwards Indianapolis Helmet

Dani Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow attending MOTORCYCLE LIVE

Dani Pedrosa
Dani Pedrosa and Cal Crutchlow will be appearing live at the Motorcycle Live show that is taking place at the Birmingham NEC from the 19th – 27th November, 2011.

Pedrosa will be signing autographs and giving interviews on Arai’s stand B320, which can be found in Hall 2. Cal Crutchlow will be opening the show by starting up and revving his Yamaha M1 live on the main stage.

Joining Pedrosa on the Arai stand will be Crutchlow, Johnny Rea, and Leon Haslam.

Arai will also be takin the opportunity to showcase their new and forthcoming helmet range that includes two new models.

1) The Arai Axces II features a completely new shell and interior with a wider aperture and visor, giving better peripheral vision and provides a fantastic entry point into the Arai brand.

2) Arai Tour X-4. The Tour-X has long been the benchmark helmet for adventure sports riding and the Tour X-4 is a superb evolution, featuring a re-designed, new shape shell with reinforced hyper ridge around the base. The revised, bigger chin vent gives better airflow and there are now brow vents added to the visor; the rear exhaust vents are also a sharper, more aggressive design.

And if that wasn’t enough, there will also be new and fresh designs being launched that includes a new Jonathan Rea RX-7 GP replica helmet (photos when we have them).

Motorcycle Live runs from 19th-27th November 2011. Tickets are £16 in advance for adults, £10 for Senior and £6 for children aged 6-16

Don’t forget to check out the existing Dani Pedrosa Helmet and the Cal Crutchlow helmet available in the Arai range

Save up to 30% off Arai Helmets

We’ve got another motorcycle aving opportunity for you all. This is going to appeal tio anyone looking to update or replace their existing helmet to a new Arai one.

Revzilla.com are currently running an offer where you can save up to 30% off Arai Helmets.

All the helmets in the offer are all brand new, top-of-the-line helmets available at unbeatable prices, with many race replicas on offer, including replica helmets Colin Edwards, Shinya Nakano, Dani Pedrosa and more.

Head on over to Revzilla and have a browse: Shop Revzilla.com for Up to 30% Off Arai Helmets!

Huge Sale – up to 26% off Shoei Helmets and up to 31% off Arai Helmets

Revzilla

The biggest motorcycle helmet blowout of the year is happening now!!

Revzilla.com are currently running a huge helmet discount sale that includes savings of up to 26% off Shoei Helmets and up to 31% off Arai Helmets. These brands don’t go on sale often and will sell out quickly!!

There are some great race replicas featured in the sale too, and highlights include:

  • Shoei X-12 Kagayama 3 Helmet – only $649.99 (saving of $190.00 or 22%)
  • Shoei X-12 Vermeulen Helmet – only $619.99 (saving of $220.00 or 26%)
  • Arai Corsair V Aoyama Helmet – only $649.99 (saving of $250.00 or 27%)
  • Arai Corsair V Randy Mamola Helmet – only $649.99 (saving of $250.00 or 27%)
  • Arai Corsair V Colin Edwards Helmet Snell 2005 – only $649.99 (saving of $250.00 or 27%)
  • Arai Corsair V Shinya Nakano Sakura Helmet – only $649.99 (saving of $250.00 or 27%)
  • Arai Corsair V Freddie Spencer LE Helmet – only $669.99 (saving of $230.00 or 25%)

SHOP NOW

Arai Helmet Holdall

Arai Helmet Holdall
Looking for a no frills, inexpensive, and reliable helmet holdall for your Arai lid? – then check out the Arai Helmet Holdall.

This helmet bag is hard-wearing, comes with adjustable straps, and an array of pockets and compartments that allows you to store extra-accessories like visors, or cleaning equipment.

Product Description:
The best way to protect your arai in transport or even just while it’s not on your head. This stylish arai branded holdall features handy carry handle, shoulder sling, Full fleece lining and zip fastening for safety and security. It even has a pocket for your cleaners.

  • Fleece lining
  • Carry handle
  • Shoulder sling
  • Small pocket
  • Arai Branded

Arai RX-7 GP Norton Replica Helmet

Arai RX-7 GP Norton helmet Legendary British racing bran, Norton, have teamed up with Arai once again to bring a special ‘Norton’ replica helmet to the market. This design has been released in limited numbers in past, but it is now available again from Sportsbikeshop.co.uk for only £585.99 with free UK delivery and a free helmet bag, cleaning kit, and visor (and they also deliver worldwide). FIND OUT MORE

Don’t actually think we could like this design anymore than we already do – it is pretty much a perfect blend of classic and iconic motorcycle imagery, coupled with modern shape and design.

The helmet features a solid black base, with a checkered flag print that runs around the base. The iconoc ‘Norton’ logo is positioned in gold text at the front of the helmet, with a ‘union jack’ flag on the sides.

Product Description:
Launched in December 2008 after a full season’s testing by Arai’s MotoGP and Grand Prix riders, the RX-7 GP replaces the Corsair as its range-topping helmet and is completely new from construction right through to the visor. The structural net composite (SNC) shell with peripheral belting and enhanced hyper ridge strengthening in the lower section represents Arai’s most advance design to date. Other benefits from the new construction include a larger opening to make the helmet more comfortable when putting it on and off and with the centre of gravity moved lower, the helmet sits more naturally to help reduce fatigue. Changes to the quick release visor have increased peripheral vision while the switches on the vents are now bigger, making them easier to operate wearing gloves. Between the trademark twin diffusers is now a five-position air wing, designed to reduce drag, turbulence and buffeting.

* Peripherally belted SNC (Structural Net Composite) shell
* Enhanced hyper ridge strengthening in lower section
* Larger opening for increased ease when taking helmet on or off
* Anatomically shaped helmet – gives clean and aerodynamic appearance
* Five density one piece inner shell
* Air intake stabiliser diffuser – increases airflow through the helmet
* Five position air wing – reduces drag, turbulence and buffeting
* Airflow spoiler – directs the airflow around the bottom edge
* Power intake shutter chin vent
* Free Flow System (FFS) – reduces draft and wind noise
* Wider aperture/larger visor – for better peripheral vision
* New shaped side exhaust vents and new neck exhaust vent
* Improved breath deflector
* Aeroflap – reduces wind noise and turbulence
* Emergency release cheek pads
* Fully washable and removable Dry Cool® interior
* Removable skull cap and cheek pads available in 6 sizes
* Removable neck roll
* Lever release visor removal system (LRS)
* Aerodynamic recessed visor holder system
* Patented visor brow ventilation ducts
* Aerodynamic 3D Pinlock ready visor with de-mist visor lock
* Double ‘D’ ring fastening system ensures correct strap tension at all times
* Pinlock visor insert included

Randy Mamola on the RX-7

Image Gallery (click to enlarge)

WHERE TO BUY IT:

Get it from Sportsbikeshop.co.uk for only £585.99 with free UK delivery and a free helmet bag, cleaning kit, and visor (and they also deliver worldwide). FIND OUT MORE

Arai RX-7 GP Mick Doohan TT Limited Edition Helmet – Now available for Pre-order

Arai RX-7 GP Mick Doohan TT Limited Edition Helmet

Must control our excitement……..the Arai RX-7 Mick Doohan TT Limited Edition helmet is now popping up in a few places for pre-order (like FC-Moto).

Mick Doohan is doing a lap of honour at this year’s Isle of Man TT, and is being joined by various MotoGP riders for the parade around the circuit. This helmet, designed by Aldo Drudi, is being released to celebrate it.

The helmet is loosly based on Doohan’s previous racing helmet designs, and features the Isle of Man logo and the ‘TT’ logo on either side. Simple but stunning looking design.

The helmet is not being released until July/Aug, but like we said, if you want to secure one then you can place pre-orders now.

FC-Moto are taking orders at 899.00 EUROS. FIND OUT MORE

Or see more product info on the product page here: Arai RX-7 GP Mick Doohan TT Limited Edition Helmet

History of Arai Helmets (video)

Interesting video history of Arai helmets.

The video covers the creation and evolution of the Arai helmets brand, as well as insights into the research and development centers hat they run.

Plenty of interviews, insights, and shots of a whole range of Arai helmets – and an interesting ‘out of content’ soundtrack that alternates between sleezy jazz-funk to Gladiator (Hanz Zimmer) style epic orchestration.

Watch it below:

A History of Arai helmets:

See all the Arai Race Replica Helmets