The 2022 motorcycle racing season has many riders whose helmets are sponsored by Arai and are now bringing a new helmet graphic to the Japanese market.
autos.id – In the 2022 Superbike World Championship (WSBK) which was won by Toprak Razgatlıoğlu after previously winning six titles by Jonathan Rea. Meanwhile, there is Maverick Vinales who moved from Yamaha to the Aprilia Grand Prix last year. The company Arai has presented a new helmet design for individual riders in 2022.
Not only the Rea livery and the new Top Gun, the RX-7X helmet will also feature a new matte print inspired by British Superbike Championship racer Takumi Takahashi and a design from deceased GP racer Nicky Hayden.
There is Astro GX Arai which gets a new spine graphic, namely white/black/gold, green/black, and red/black. The Astro GX (Quantic), whose design was Rock inspired by the 80’s, has received a fluorescent color that pays homage to the racing heritage of the know. The white/blue/red color combination takes a more conservative path, while the green/yellow/red/pink/blue design is definitely the attraction.
Arai also doesn’t forget about retro connoisseurs, whose Rapide Neo helmet serves as a commemorative replica of Wes Cooley, but adds more variants to the helmet repertoire that looks fashionable. For graphics UMA pokes fun liveries racing sponsored by cartoon designed energy drinks.
The Lowers graphic celebrates the urban jungle with an illustrated skyline in black and white. Designed by Nobuki Kato, React’s graphics take on blue and black color graphics.
Lastly, Arai is presenting the Takaaki Nakagami racing replica as a new option for the VZ-Ram to match its scooters. Much like the helmet’s RX-7X rendition of the Nakagami GP design, the VZ-Ram will feature the rider’s signature stained glass and cherry blossom art for full display throughout the helmet.
However, unfortunately Arai hasn’t announced whether the new color chart will reach Europe or North America for the next few months, but we can certainly be hopeful in the near future.
Source : Autos.ID