New! Arai's Kevin Schwantz Replica Helmet Named Official Student Helmet of the Schwantz School.

New Replica will be available on the Vector Model!

(Daytona, FL) Arai Helmets has announced a new Kevin Schwantz “Restyle” Replica retro-graphic helmet as a mid-season addition to its 2009 Helmet Line.  Not surprisingly, the most immediate reaction came from the former World 500GP champion’s school. The Kevin Schwantz School, which now operates out of Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL, said the new Arai will now be the official student helmet at the school.

Available on Arai’s popular Vector model, the new Schwantz replica is scheduled to reach North American retail dealers in the July-August timeframe. The helmet’s design reprises Schwantz’s most famous replica graphics and includes the large “34” on the back, his competition number for most of his career. “Drudi did a great job incorporating all my helmet designs into one,” Schwantz said. “The new design has elements of every helmet I ever raced, with the exception of the Camo helmet I wore at the USGP in 1991. “

The new Schwantz Replica will be available in sizes XS to XXL, at a suggested retail of $634.95.

The Arai Vector was introduced in 2007. It was created specifically as a less-is-more design for the rider “who doesn’t want or need all the bells and whistles, but who still wants that extra level of handmade comfort and fit that only an Arai can deliver,” said Brian M. Weston, Arai Americas’ Director of Operations.

 The Vector’s shape follows Arai’s latest generation, hand-formed “organic” shell design philosophy. The helmet is shaped to conform more closely to the human head shape, thereby making it both look and feel more natural, and “flow” through the air with less turbulence. Arai’s distinctive Hyper-Ridge reinforcement band along the bottom of the Vector’s shell adds reinforcement and shell strength. The company says its experience also shows that strengthening the bottom also helps to significantly lower the helmet’s center of gravity, contributing to a better overall balance and making the helmet rest easier on the rider’s head.