After eight years of persistent fan pressure, Arai is paying tribute to Nicky Hayden by bringing back the Reset graphic to the RX-7V crash helmet.
Arai and the Hayden family have had a strong relationship for a long time. With the passing of Nicky, the Hayden family wished to keep Nicky’s memory alive for as long as possible and until now we’ve been commemorating Nicky Hayden’s life through his replica’s.
This special design was worn by Nicky when he left Ducati and returned to Honda in MotoGP. To signify the switch, the design features the slogan “Reset, push harder” together with the famous #69 on both sides. Although it was to highlight a turnaround in his career at that time, Arai feel it is also a strong message for everybody currently in these difficult times.
Like all Arai helmets, the flagship racing lid features the brand’s R75 shape, which maintains a continuous curve radius of at least 75mm. This construction not only produces a strong shell, but the smooth shape reduces torsional forces on the head in the event of a crash.
Along with the R75 shell, the RX-7V removable aerodynamic and air duct panels also sheer away during a spill. The latest iteration of the premium lid also includes an improved VAS shield mechanism and shield latch, a new odor-resistant liner, and increased airflow. Similar to other Arai models, the RX-7V also offers an intermediate oval fit due in part to the R75 shell shape.
As the premium race model in the brand’s range, Arai-sponsored riders wear the RX-7V on track. As a result, the flagship lid is the choice platform for current and retro racing replicas.
The Reset graphic prominently features Hayden’s iconic number 69 over a tonal black camouflage background, two elements frequently incorporated into the Kentucky Kid’s designs. The top of the lid resembles a red push button with the “Reset & Push Harder” script providing added motivation for the upcoming season. The helmet’s back panel also showcases Hayden’s sword and shield logo accompanied by his signature “Let’s get it” phrase.
This replica helmet will be available in all sizes (XS-XL) & will retail out at £789.99. If you would like to pre-order or enquire about this helmet please use the contact us page, or pop in and see us.