Arai reveals 2020 IoM TT Limited Edition RX-7V Lid
While the sound of racing motorcycles will not now echo down Bray Hill this summer due to the coronavirus threat, one part of the annual festival will be available – the 2020 Isle of Man TT Limited Edition Arai RX-7V is to be released as planned.
The decision was made by Arai in order to honour the spirit of the TT in its absence and satisfy the legions of TT aficionados that look forward to the new design each year.
Ingmar Stroeven, Arai Helmet (Europe) B.V. Managing Director:
“These are challenging times and sometimes sport must take a back seat to life. We were really looking forward to revealing our 2020 Isle of Man TT Limited Edition RX-7V on Friday the 27th of March on the Isle of Man, alongside Michael Dunlop and Steve Plater. But it’s not to be. For all of us at Arai the TT is such a special event and one we engage with completely, in terms of riders and fans alike.
“And it is for this reason we have decided to go ahead with this year’s Isle of Man TT Limited Edition RX-7V – which we feel is absolutely stunning – and do our part to keep the irrepressible feeling of the TT alive.”
Arai’s Isle of Man TT Limited Edition RX-7s have proved extremely collectable since the very first one broke cover back in 2007. Every year the challenge is to draft something new using the same key elements and the 2020 design (with input from the legendary Drudi Performance) is breath taking.
Using classic lines and a bold Black/Red/Gold colour combination to great effect it also subtly holds the familiar TT-specific details, like Ellan Vannin (the Manx name for the Isle of Man) in Celtic-style lowercase script mirroring ISLE OF MAN either side of the central Arai logo, as well as the three legs of man – the famous triskelion – highlighted in Gold (against an outline of the 37.73mile/60.725km TT course) on the sides and chinbar. A stylised outline of the Senior Trophy, flanked by LIMITED EDITION tags are the finishing touches.
The helmet will be available from August for a cost of $1,399.95 RRP.