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.
Arai have announced the release of two new, and one-off, special replica helmets – they are releasing a new Nori Haga ‘Monza’ helmet that will be made in white, and will also be making a special Mick Doohan TT helmet.
Both helmets will be available from selected dealers with an RRP of £639.99.(we’ll put links up when they are available) in May 2011.
Arai had huge success with a black edition of the Haga Monza helmet, and the Doohan TT helmet is being released to mark the fact the Mick Doohan will be taking part in a lap of the Isla of Man TT circuit this year as part of the Arai sponsored “Arai Lap of honour”.
Here is the official release blurb, more pictures are available below:
News of two very special limited edition Arai RX-7 GP helmets has just been announced; the Doohan/TT and Haga Monza White will be complete one-offs appealing to fans and collectors alike.
Every year a very special guest is invited to the Isle of Man TT to ride the legendary lap of honour and for 2011 Arai has ivinvited no one less than Mick Doohan. Doohan is best known around the world as five times MotoGP World Champion (1994-1998) and during his outstanding career he always wore and trusted Arai. Several MotoGP riders will join Doohan during the ‘Arai Lap of honour’, offering a truly unique spectacle.
His famous red, blue and white striped helmet with Koala bear cartoon on the back has become iconic – and Aldo Drudi has designed a limited edition helmet for this special occasion in white, black and red incorporating the TT logo, plus ‘Three Legs of Man’ details and the essence of Doohan’s original paintwork.
The black, limited edition Haga Monza was a tremendous success in 2009. Noriyuki wore this design at the Italian World Superbike race and interest was immediately overwhelming; all of the original Monzas sold very rapidly and thus inspired the brand new RX-7 GP Haga Monza ‘White’. This stunning version is also designed by Aldo Drudi and draws inspiration from its black predecessor; it features the circuit layout, its latitude and longitude as well as his NKI 41 motif. Haga, racing his PATA Aprilia RSV4 will wear the new design during the Italian World Superbike round at Monza, which takes place on May 8.