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The New Norton Replica Arai RX-7 GP

By Rob Hull -

Helmets

 15 June 2009 10:59

Arai has just released the official news of the release of the new Norton replica RX-7 GP helmet.

The helmet can only be bought through Norton themselves and orders for the Norton Replica are being taken immediately with delivery expected in December.

The design is similar to that which adorns the firm’s rotary NRV588 racer.

Building on its now trademark black for the background, the iconic Norton logo appears on both the front and back with a waved Union flag present on both visor side pods.

A chequered band – a nod to the historic firm’s racing pedigree – runs around the bottom.

The twin air-diffusers - synonymous with the range-topping Arai – are brought to further prominence with a silver finish complete with red pin striping.

This new design was debuted on the Isle of Man when the Works Norton team returned to the world famous TT races for the first time since 1993.

Michael Dunlop, 21, son of the late Robert Dunlop and nephew of Joey Dunlop, was due to try and emulate his father’s success on the unconventional, rotary-engined NRV588 racer around the notorious 37¾ mile course in the Senior race, but a lack of practice time ended that dream.

The Norton Replica Arai RX-7 GP will cost £589.99 and will be available in sizes XS-XXL.

Contact Norton on 01332 811988 or visit www.nortonracing.com

For more information on Arai products, contact 01782 569 800 or visit www.whyarai.co.uk