In 2019 Jonathan Rea clinched his fifth consecutive FIM Superbike World Championship title at round 11 of the series in Magny Cours, France. As part of the celebration his long-time helmet supplier Arai made a special gold edition in honour of his achievement. For 2020 the renowned helmet designer Aldo Drudi, who designed Jonathan's current helmet, has prepared a golden edition of his iconic design. Claiming five consecutive titles is no small feat, and to emphasize this achievement, there is a “5 in a row” star in the style of the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame featuring a big number 5 on the back of the helmet.
This is a unique occassion for both Jonathan and Arai as it is the first time a replica of a champions helmet has been made available to the public.
Jonathan will retain his regular helmet design for the 2020 WorldSBK campaign but will use the gold design on several occassions throughout the year, such as testing and other special events, starting with the recent test at Jerez in Januray 2020.
Jonathan Rea: "I have been with Arai for so many years and I have had some major crashes in my racing career but my Arai helmet always kept me safe. I’m so happy how it turned out and it’s looks great on the bike. Thanks to Arai for making it happen and I hope my fans will love it.”
The RX-7V represents the summit of Arai’s knowledge, experience and know-how in helmet technology. With a completely new PB-SNC2 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.
Whats New in the RX-7V Design
Genuine UK Arai helmet
Five year Arai warranty
Strongest PB-SNC2 R75 shell construction
VAS (Variable Axis System) V-MV Pinlock ready visor
Pinlock insert included
Smaller side pods, more shell surface area
Increased field of vision, taller and wider visor
Improved high speed aerodynamics
Adjustable skull cap, forward, backwards and removable padding
Fully removable and washable Eco Pure interior and cheekpads
5mm peel away layer for added room if needed
Removable neck roll
Double-D retention system
Speaker pocket in cheek pads
Quiet and comfortable with new vent ducts and chin curtain
Larger space in mouth area for a more open feeling
Emergency release tab on cheek pads
Chin cover blocks turbulent air and increases negative pressure
Longer and straighter diffusers for improved aerodynamics
Silicone lubricant and Arai branded soft helmet bag included
ECE22-05 Certified & Snell Approved.