March 15 2010.

Nicky Hayden starts his second year racing for the Ducati MotoGP team with high hopes for the 2010 season... and a brand new paintjob on his Arai RX-7 GP. The popular 29 year-old American from Owensboro Kentucky, who won the MotoGP Championship in 2006 riding for Repsol Honda, has been a career-long Arai devotee and his replica a firm favourite around the world.

Underneath the sleek new paintwork, designed by Italian Roberto Marchionni of Starline Graphics is Arai's RX-7 GP, a racing helmet considered by many as the benchmark against which all others are measured. Featuring a peripherally belted Structural Net Composite (SNC) shell, with hyper ridge strengthening in its lower section and wider aperture (plus larger visor) for better vision the RX-7 GP is the most technologically advanced motorcycle helmet Arai has ever produced.

A triple density inner shell adds to the RX-7 GP's security, while the fully removable/washable Dry Cool interior gives real comfort - even under the stress of MotoGP conditions. Arai has long been known for its helmet venting technology and a combination of the RX-7 GP's Air Intake Stabiliser Diffuser, which increases airflow through the helmet, Airflow Spoiler and visor brow ventilation ducts ensure suitable climate control for any situation. The five-position Air Wing reduces drag, turbulence and buffeting.

Launched in late 2008 the RX-7 GP exceeds ECE Regulation 22-05 and the new SNELL M2010 standard. ECE 22-05 represents the legal minimums for helmets in road use throughout the European Union while Snell M2010, introduced in October 2009, demands protective standards well beyond these legal minimums. The RX-7 GP easily surpasses ECE 22-05 and is the first (and only) helmet to meet Snell M2010, offering far superior head protection for motorcyclists.

The Arai RX-7 GP Hayden replica is available in sizes XS-XXL and has an RRP of £589.99.
For more information on the RX-7 GP Nicky Hayden replica and the whole Arai Range, contact 01782 569800 or visit