February 1 2011.

Shoei will release the first ever John McGuinness replica (pictured above) on its range-topping X-Spirit II, available in UK dealers from May.

Shoya Tomizawa, who tragically died as a result of injuries sustained in the Misano Moto2 race on September 5, 2010, will be honoured by Shoei with the release of a strictly limited edition replica helmet.

The X-Spirit II outer shell is composed from six layers of super-strong organic fibreglass and carbon while the inner EPS receives a dual-density shock-absorbing lining. Wind tunnel development on the range-topping helmet created vents that provide maximum ventilation without creating buffeting for the rider in any direction the head is turned.

The X-Spirit II also features Shoei's latest quick-release visor mechanism 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.

The McGuinness replica will have a SRP of £600 and is available in sizes XS-XL.

The Tomizawa replica will be strictly limited to just 250 in the UK and will arrive at Shoei dealers from May 2010, costing £620 in sizes XS-XL.

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