July 19 2010.

Shoei has launched a Tommy Hill replica on its XR1100 helmet.

The graphic, as designed and sported by Tommy this season, is a reaction to UK rider demand for a replica and also out of respect to the courage the Kent rider has shown having fought back from horrific injuries to become a main protagonist for the 2010 British Superbike championship for Worx Crescent Suzuki.

Available immediately, the Tommy Hill replica is the first race graphic offered in the UK on the XR1100 and costs £379.99 - adding no further premium on other graphic models in the range. The striking design will also be offered in Red or Grey options later in 2010 and early 2011.

Shoei, together with its UK importer, Feridax, is currently developing more exciting replica models to demonstrate its continued support and reflect the popularity of its British riders.

Having only being released in July 2009 and attaining the maximum 5-Star rating in SHARP tests, the XR1100 is already proving massively popular among discerning riders.

The XR1100 introduced a brand new visor mechanism on a Shoei which is entirely draft-free thanks to the "suction seal" self-adjusting concept. The improved visor system also provides a broader field of vision and features a modified and enlarged Pinlock insert for maximum clarity in all conditions.

With rider comfort firmly in mind, the XR1100's entirely redesigned ventilation system maintains an ideal helmet climate that incorporates a negative pressure system with a special extraction technology to guarantee the effective and continuous discharge of warm air, even at very low speeds.

Sophisticated spoilers are integrated in the shell to optimise air flow; making the helmet extremely stable even at high speeds along with a ventilation duct layout to minimise ventilation noise. Riders on the move are also easily able to adjust inlet vents on the chin (with defroster), on the brow (two vents) and on the back (four outlet vents) for optimum climate control.

All interior features have been redesigned to enhance wearer comfort with a perfect ergonomic fit thanks to a 3D centre pad which comfortably encases the head. The centre pad, cheek pads and chin strap cover are all detachable and washable.

Available in four different outer shell constructions to cover sizes XS to XL, the XR1100 is also available in a large variety of single colours and exciting graphic options, priced from £299.99 to £379.99.

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