8. Riyuichi Kiyonari Dragon


If you don’t know Ryuichi Kiyonari, here’s a quick run-down: he’s an All-Japan Superbike champ, three-time British Superbike Champ, and winner of the Suzuka 8-hour. He also had a brief stint in MotoGP, with the unenviable task of replacing the late Daijiro Kato following his tragic death. Racing resume aside, Kiyo’s lid has long been a favorite of mine. Its bright orange base is distinct and easy to spot, but more to the point, the dragon design on either side just looks mean. Kiyonari has been having a rough few seasons lately, with good results not coming as easily as they used to, but at least his dome still looks like the most intimidating in the field.