Shoei Honors Tomizawa with Limited Edition Helmet

01/04/2011 @ 11:18 am, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

For 2011 Shoei has made available a special helmet that honors fallen Moto2 rider Shoya Tomizawa, who died tragically at the 2010 San Marino GP. The 2011 Shoei X-12 Tomizawa Replica Limited Edition features the same graphics as Tomizawa’s race helmet, and seems to be a fitting tribute to the popular young rider.

Unfortunately for American GP fans, the Tomizawa race replica helmet will only be available in Japan. Cost is expected to be ¥71,400 including taxes ($870.00), with part of the profits going to Tomizawa’s parents and and young riders who want to get into motorcycle racing. Orders must be placed before January 28, 2011, and will be delivered by April 2011.

Source: Racing Helmet Garage via Two Wheels Blog

  • Tom

    Not a bad helmet. I’m partial to Koyama’s helmet from Arai (which resembles a Shoei helmet about 10 years ago).

  • Sean in Oz

    So they are honouring Shoya by releasing a replica then limiting the numbers so most of his fans cant get one?????????

  • Jay

    boo i wonder if it can be shipped to north america :(

  • The Big Know it All

    Just FYI it will be comeing to America , in a very limited number.

    Most Shoei limited edition helmets are very small runs about 1000 world wide ..

    So if you want it get to a store as soon as its announced in the US and order one they will go fast and the numbers I have been told are about 50 for all of North America