New Nicky Hayden Lid by Arai

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
(Daytona, FL) Arai is set to introduce a new replica design thatroadracing fans have been asking for, waiting for, and closely followingthe development of, literally, for months! Since the beginning of the2002 season, Nicky Hayden has been navigating the country's racecircuits in several versions of a new Arai helmet design.

Since he'sbeen out in front for most of those races, it's been easy for fans toget great views of the new lid's design evolution as various colors anddesign elements came and went. Now, everybody's happy, everything'sready, and the wait is over. Arai's new "Nicky Hayden Wired Replica" is set to begin appearing in stores in July...

The new helmet comes in two versions -- the Wired in Red (pictured),and Wired Black - the only difference being the helmet's base color.

The back of the helmet shows Hayden's signature cartoon Leopardcharacter. Available in Arai's RX-7RR4 model, it features such Arairace-inspired features as the company's ground-breaking diffuserventilation system, fully-removable 'space frame' interior liner, LRSshield-removal mechanism, and the advanced FFS FreeFlow System whosecheekpad design, neck roll, and extended pull-down chinbar spoiler allcombine to further reduce wind turbulence while increasing the exhaust ofhot air from the face area. And, like all Arai Helmets, the new Hayden'Wired' Replica benefits from Arai's handmade quality, exhaustiveattention to detail, and the multiple-density foam interiors that arestill hand-fit into place for a level of comfort so special that it hashelped Arai just earn its fourth consecutive J.D. Power and AssociatesCustomer Satisfaction Award as the highest-ranking motorcycle helmet!

Arai's Nicky Hayden 'Wired' Replica is available in sizes XSthrough XXL, at a suggest retail price (as of May 31, 2002) of $676.95.

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