Shoei, the Japanese premium helmet manufacturer, will release the first ever John McGuinness replica on its range-topping X-Spirit II, available in UK dealers from May.
The ‘Morecambe Missile’ has revised his famous design with new colours for the 2011 season. As part of the new Honda TT Legends World Endurance team, McGuinness is looking to build on his tally of North West 200 victories and 15 Isle of Man TT wins with a fresh challenge of clinching the Endurance World championship.
McGuinness, the first man to lap the 37.73-mile TT course at an average speed of 130mph, is instinctively recognisable with his distinctive design on the race-developed X-Spirit II; the SHARP 5-star rated helmet, also used by Shoei’s MotoGP, WSB and British Superbike riders, features the historic Japanese company’s most advanced helmet construction.
The 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.
For your nearest recommended Shoei dealer, visit www.shoeiassured.co.uk or call 01384 410384.